Louis Garden Rest in Power

Luis Garden Acosta, a prominent environmental justice advocate and founder of the Brooklyn-based human rights group El Puente, died Tuesday night. He was 73.Image result for el puente founder

Born in Fort Greene in 1945 to a Puerto Rican mother and Dominican father, Garden Acosta rose to prominence in the ‘80s after founding El Puente to curb gang violence in Williamsburg.

The group went on to help found the Latino Commission on AIDS, the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance and successfully pushed to end the bombing in Vieques, Puerto Rico.



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Celebrate Kwanzaa with Lovely Hoffman

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Put respect on their names!

Hip hop legends Biggie and the Wu-Tang Clan are getting their own street names! Considering the legacy they’ve left in hip hop, this is WELL OVERDUE!

Biggie’s street, named Christopher Wallace Way, will be in Brooklyn of course. The Wu-Tang Clan District will be in Staten Island.

There’s just one more step in making this complete. Mayor Bill de Blasio has to sign off on it. Allowing hip hop to be stapled into the culture with a street name is a major accomplishment.

Loyal and longtime NYC resident LeRoy McCarthy is responsible for trying to get legends in hip hop their own street names. Reported on NPR, “he also led the naming of Sylvia Robinson Place in New Jersey, which is dedicated to the founder of Sugar Hill Records, as well as Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor Way in New York, which recognizes the late member of a Tribe Called Quest.”

This is a MAJOR move! Will you be visting the street names?



In the mid-1990s he was a member of The 3B’s, with Bross Townsend and Bob Cunningham.
Purdie is known as a groove drummer with immaculate timing and makes use of precision half note, backbeats, and grooves. Purdie’s signature sixteenth note hi-hat lick pish-ship, pish-ship, pish-ship is distinct.He often employs a straight eight groove sometimes fusing several influences such as swing, blues and funk. He created the now well-known drum pattern Purdie Half-Time Shuffle that is a blues shuffle variation with the addition of syncopated ghost notes on the snare drum. Variations on this shuffle can be heard on songs such as Led Zeppelin’s “Fool in the Rain”, The Police’s “Walking on the Moon”, and Toto’s “Rosanna” (Rosanna shuffle). Purdie’s shuffle can be heard on Steely Dan’s “Babylon Sisters” and “Home At Last”.

Phat Tuesday:Hip Hop Cubano

dantayDanay Suárez 

Life in Havana isn’t always easy for Cuban rapper and singer Danay Suarez, but there’s nowhere in the world she’d rather be. Here, Danay shares all that there is to love about her home

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Knots Landing Brings back Real Hip Hop


 Knots & Headstrong  Drop’s their latest  Music Video for the Real Hip Hop heads: Now Playing on: Ill Brew TV



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