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Land of The G’s

Big ups to the young guru Vince Ash as he blesses our page with his latest single “Land of the G’s”. This single reminds you of the golden era of hip hop with sampled boom bap instrumentals accompanied with metaphorical lyrics and a militant cadence. Showing the reality and living conditions of most poverty stricken neighborhoods, using his visuals and words to serve as a reflection of the struggle. Capturing everyday life while questioning why so many neighborhoods suffer from the same problems. Invoking thought by showing the desolation and abandonees of the streets as well as lack of nutrition with limited options of fast food and liquor stores, but Ash gives a solution as well. He encourages listeners to keep their head up and remain focused amidst the bullshit, search for knowledge and practice self-love to make it in the “Land of the G’s”. Make sure you stream below and as always…

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Ghetto Walkin’

Robert Glasper an outstanding jazz pianist pays tribute to Miles Davis 90th birthday with the release of “Everything’s Beautiful”, an 11-track album that is energized by samples from the late-extraordinar’s inventory.Glasper creates a visual for Miles original composition “The Ghetto Walk” featuring Bilal. The spirited video sculpts the faces on the album’s cover overcoming the dark and menacing streets. Using contrasting imagery of dark environments accompanied with the radiance and hum of street lights and police sirens, representing road block or obstacles a young black man in 2016 must face. Everything’s Beautiful features additional cameos from Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder, Illa J, Phonte, and Georgia Anne Muldrow just to name a few. The release date is set for May 27th be on the lookout in the meantime check out the video to “Ghetto Walk” below and as always

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From The Streets To The Stove

Chef Jeff Henderson has gone from drug dealer to celebrity chef/TV personality.  An amazing story about the power of food and atonement. Jeff Henderson grew up in a neighborhood stricken with  poverty, abandoned homes, people sleeping in cars and drug dealers on every corner, needless to say it’s been a long road for the South Central LA chef. During his teenage years Henderson began selling drugs in his community making thousands a week, more than the average teenager or adult for that matter. By 24 he was arrested and would spend the next decade in federal prison. While serving time Henderson began to read books and worked in the kitchen where he discovered a passion for food. Henderson began honing his craft in cooking, writing, speaking and business while incarcerated in order to apply it when released. When discharged Jeff started washing dishes for one of the top casinos in Las Vegas, eventually earning a position as a chef. Later becoming the first African American chef at the Bellagio. Not satisfied Jeff took his cooking a step further and began hosting TV shows like “Flip My Food’ and “Celebrity Chef” which can be found on the food network channel. Following up with three cookbooks teaching recipes for cooking as well as success in life. Henderson, a shining example of how hard work and dedication can overcome your obstacles despite how great they are. For the latest news on Chef Henderson stay checking in to the Da Bassment as we keep a close eye on this culinary master.

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