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DJ Perly: First Women To Win DMC National Championship

The glass ceiling continuing to shatter!!!

Women have been making strides in abundance in a male dominate world.  From sports, medicine, and many more, women have proved time and time again that they are as good or even better than man.

Now we can add DJ Perly to the growing list of women that are breaking the ceiling and doors or our society.

A New York native and Puerto Rican-Russian American, Perly became the first woman to win the DMC USA National Finals, taking home the title August 5th in New York while beasting fellow regional DMC champs such as Dwells and Schmeeze. Also a 2016 NYC DMC regional winner, becoming the first woman turntablist DJ to win a DMC US Regional DJ Championship in the process, she reached second place in the DMC USA National DJ Final that same year.

“That night, I instantaneously felt the high energy of excitement,” Perly said to HipHopDX. “I knew it was going to be a really good battle. Not sure how the night would end, but it was going to be a good night. When I heard my name as the USA champ, I was surprised and just overwhelmed with joy. I was so overwhelmed I kinda lost feeling in my legs and dropped to the floor [laughs]. That moment truly felt magical and gratifying that hard work was paying off.”

Now she has the opportunity to compete in and win the 2017 DMC World Championship, representing the United States.

“From what I know and experienced in the past is that some people just don’t think that women can do what the guys can do,” she says. “Some people just don’t want to see a woman kick ass and prove that women can do anything in this world. They’re just afraid.

“Women are so underrepresented in not just Hip hop, but other genres of music,” Perly continues. “Some men — not all — see women as weak and frail, but in fact, [we] are truly the strongest. Women go through a nine-month pregnancy, and give birth to the future and next generations of game changers. And think about it, child birth hurts like hell and we still kick ass. I applaud all those women who fight day in and day out to show and prove that this world is not a man’s world, and women can succeed in male-dominated fields. Women have the power and strength to move the world in a positive direction. We all have that power.”

Congratulations to DJ Perly!!!!!

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Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. best was a baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement.  Known for his advancement of civil rights using no violence and his famous I Have A Dream speech.  He led the Montgomery bus boycott and helped organize the March on Washington, where he delivered his famous speech.

I can remember as a child growing up in my parents house on this day.  This day was a big deal in the brown family home.  My dad used to make me watch the I Have A Dream speech every year each time it would be played on tv.  He used to say, sit down and get you some history.  Dr. King was very important, not just in African-American history in history in general.  He believed that everyone was created equal and the color of your skin shouldn’t mean that your less of a person.

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808 (Documentary Trailer)

Some time next month, a documentary about the Roland TR-808 drum machine will be featured on Apple Music. Will feature tons of artists who used the machine when it first arrived in the ’80s.  Also will feature those influenced by its sound.  Check out the trailer below.

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A Tribe Called Quest – “We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service”

This album is a return of the groups trademark electric jazzy sounds, with guest like Kendrick Lamar, Jack White, André 3000, Busta Rhymes, Anderson .Paak just to name a few.  Also Elton John joins them on this 16-track album.

The tracklist:

1. The Space Program
2. We The People…
3. Whateva Will Be f. Consequence
4. Solid Wall Of Sound f. Busta Rhymes & Elton John
5. Dis Generation . Busta Rhymes
6. Kids… f. André 3000
7. Melatonin f. Jack White
8. Enough

1. Mobius f. Consequence & Busta Rhymes
2. Black Spasmodic f. Consequence
3. The Killing Season f. Talib Kweli, Consequence & Kanye West
4. Lost Somebody
5. Movin’ Backwards f. Anderson .Paak
6. Conrad Tokyo f. Kendrick Lamar
7. Ego f. Jack White
8. The Donald f. Busta Rhymes

Be on the look out for ATCQ on Saturday Night Live with special guest host Dave Chappelle.

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Magnum Opus: Black Sheep “The Choice is Yours”

You know your getting old when “The Choice is Yours” turns 25.  The classic hip hop record turned 25 on October 29th this year.  So kids the song playing in the Kia commercial is old.   This mini-documentary  Black Sheep’s Dres and Mista Lawnge, DJ Red Alert, Posdnuos of De La Soul, Chi-Ali and others  speak  about the song’s history, Black Sheep’s origins, and how the remix came after they initially disliked the original version. Dres and Lawnge also speak on the group’s break up, reuniting, and how the song comes to life again with each passing generation.

Memory Refresher a.k.a. Memory Lane…

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Steph Curry Breaks NBA Record For Three Pointers

With just one game after breaking his streak of consecutive games with a made three, to my Lakers (lol).   Steph Curry set a new NBA record with 13 three-pointers in a single game. This all happen with the Golden State Warriors’ 116-106 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. The reigning MVP finished with a amazing stat line going 15-26 from the field and 13-17 in three pointers for 46 points in just 36 minutes. Making the win more impressive is that he drained a triple on three consecutive possessions to seal  the fourth quarter. Check out the historic shot below.

P.S. He passed up my guy Kobe Bryant.  It’s ok records are made to be broken.

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President Obama’s Summer 2016 Playlist

We will never ever have another president like this again.  Obama has little over a 160 more days left on his term, he takes out time to do this.  He makes a playlist to enjoy for the summer.  While the rest of the country waits for the new soon to be President, Obama takes time out of his busy day for a collection of music ranging from the likes of JAY Z, Wale, D’angelo, and even prince.  Check out the playlist below.  obama-summer-playlist

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Black History Month (cont.)

   
Carter G. Woodson was the founder of Black History Month. He was a historian, author , Rebupilcan , journalist, and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.  Also in 1912 he became the second Black to earn a Ph.D at Harvard University. 

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