Lecrae and Kendrick Lamar aren't the only rappers in this generation of emcess making a more constructive brand of hip-hop. Andy Mineo out of New York City is another member of the Reach Records roster serving listeners music with a message, music with a purpose. Andy Mineo is currently prepping for the release of his sophomore release, Uncomfortable, which is scheduled to be released this September.
There are very few rappers to come out in the past 10 years that lyrically hold a candle to the verbal prowess of Lupe Fiasco. The Chi-town representative, released a new experimental mixtape over the weekend, Pharaoh Height, which many believed to be a sequel to his Fahrenheit 1/15 mixtape that was released back in 2008. Rap-up.com reports:
Hollywood and music industry vet, Will Smith has built up a catalog of classic films and songs over the past few decades. Later this year, Big Will may be taking on one of his most challenging roles in a movie, Concussion. Based on a true story, Concussion, is probably a movie the NFL doesn't want you to see.
For the past couple of years, The Urban Advocate has been following and supporting up-and-coming rapper, Dee-1. From the time he first dropped his video "Jay, 50 and Weezy", to the time we bumped into him at the Texas Summer Music Conference and he told us he'd be working with Mannie Fresh, to now. Dee-1 is one of the shinning stars of this new generation of rappers with more positive themes in their music.
Dee-1 is now making a bold statement with his new video "I'm Not Perfect (I'm A Christian)". The song a video shows Dee-1 struggling to maintain a righteous lifestyle while navigating his way through the music industry and the world. Check out the video below.
Queensbridge veteran, Nas, has been making a lot of big moves over the past couple of years. He has always been one of the most prolific emcees on the microphone, but it seems as of late he's been setting his eye on being a good business man and philanthropist. Google, Microsoft, Hirepurpose and Nas have signed up to become the financial backers for the General Assembly's "Opportunity Fund" that will provide tech scholarships to women, African Americans and Latinos, according to Vibe.com.
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