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Salem Psalms teams up with The Beatz & Lyrics show with Jayforce to release the 3rd in their A3C mixtape series, Beatz & Lyrics 2 Go Vol 2. The mixtape was recorded entirely during the A3C Hip Hop Festival in Atlanta, GA on site at the venue in the Unique Squared Mobile Studio and also at Salem Psalms Library, an earshot away from the festival grounds. The project is once again executive produced by production duo The Bros Dynamite and features some of the most talented and notable independent hip hop artists around.

The 22 track mixtape is a mash-up of new collaborations between artists and producers that previously may not have worked together. The project features notables MC: J-Live, Reks, Termanology, Sha Stimuli, Focus…, Boog Brown, Stanza, Ultra Beast (Senor Kaos & 4ize), Laws, and many more. There is also a stellar line-up of producers featured on the project. Beats from Focus…, Illastrate, King I Divine, D.R.U.G.S., Shade Cobain, Nefarious!, and many more!

((FREE DOWNLOAD)) ALBUM VERSION + RADIO VERSION + (22) MAXI-SINGLES (Dirty, Radio, Instrumental, Acapella)

That’s right!!! All 22 tracks have free (Dirty, Radio, Instrumental, Acapella) versions available.

                 

BEAT BASHERS COMPETITION: A3C Edition

Listen. Download. Vote & Win.

When you are checking out the mixtape this year pay close attention to which verse, beat, and album artwork you like the best. Your vote in our Beat Bashers competition could win you Spark Microphone courtesy of Blue Microphones and our prize pack filled with gear and albums.
In the Beat Bashers Competition you get to chose which artist had best verse, which producer had the best beat, and which one of the 22 song covers was the best. The winning artist and producer both get a Spark Microphone courtesy of Blue Microphones and a Mudguard from Auralex, the industry leader in studio acoustic treatment products. In addition the producer voted best will receive a copy of Ozone 5‘Mastering System’ by iZotope. The best cover art wins the artist a pair of BEATS™ by Dre “Tours”.

Beatz & Lyrics 2 Go: (Offical) Interactive Photo Journal – A3C 2011

Mannnnnn! What ever happened to the thumbing through photos inside my favorite jewel case? Well… we felt the same way.

This interactive, 74 page full-color photo flipbook by Lens of Life Photography and Salem Psalms was captured entirely during the A3C Hip Hop Festival in Atlanta, GA, on Oct. 6-8, 2011. Lens of Life followed the B&L2GOV2 Team to Salem Psalms Library and the Unique Squared Mobile Studio to document all the behind-the-scenes action of the recording process for all three days. In addition, the includes exclusive “live on stage” photos of Elzhi, M.O.P., Dead Prez, 4IZE, and more.

You can scroll over the icons to find out more about the people in the photo. We have included links to Twitter, Music Pages and songs from Beatz & Lyrics 2 Go Vol. 2. All photos by: Lens of Life Photography, “Capturing the beauty I see within you”

C.Flux.Sing + Goldi Gold + Mister Soul: Connect with 10 visual artists to create the artwork for the album

C.Flux.Sing, Goldi Gold, and Mister Soul combined to form our team of art directors. They gathered an additional ten of the dopest visual artists around to create 22 separate pieces of amazing cover art. They went a step further in coordinating the teams efforts to sculpt the themes of both SalemPsalmsLibrary.com and the Salem Psalms Bandcamp sites to make the project an unforgettable experience. The team was good enough to bless us with a wallpaper version of each of the 22 singles. They are included in your free download of every maxi-single. – 1024 x 768, 1280 x 1024, 1600 x 1200

Sha Stimuli – The Calling (prod Focus) Official Music Video [Beatz & Lyrics 2 Go Vol. 2]

Directed, Filmed & Edited by W. Feagins, Jr. of High Impact Multimedia. Artwork by: Dan The Man of Denominator Graphics. (CLICK HERE)

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Lyric Jones – Jones St. 

 

– Illustration and Design by C.Flux.Sing –

Atlanta, GA:  Atlanta emcee, Lyric Jones releases her highly anticipated, first full-length album, Jones St. Featuring the likes of the Grammy Award winning Esperanza Spalding and other established artists such as Phife Dawg (A Tribe Called Quest), Playboy Tre, Aleon Craft and more, this project is packed with good music!

When you think about a street, it can be filled with a variety of different things. It could be different types of people, buildings, cars, different stores, animals, smells, food…etc. Jones St. will take you for a stroll down a one of a kind street, with fundamentals that make up the complex, Lyric Jones. The album displays a day in the life Lyric Jones, both her personal life and the grind of being an independent artist. You will hear her different experiences, feelings, growth, soulful elements and her hip-hop core. Track listing and download links below.

Jones St. is available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon. You can also grab it from Lyric Jones’ Bandcamp page here. Support independent music!

Track listing:

  1. Appetizer Menu
  2. Trapped In The City Lights
  3. Gotta Go (feat Aleon Craft & Playboy Tre)
  4. 23rd St.
  5. Where’s The Rent (Interlude)
  6. Fearless (feat Young Scolla)
  7. Loss On Repeat (feat Esperanza Spalding)
  8. Tin Can
  9. Sunshine (Remix)
  10. Where You At!? – Lil John Roberts (Interlude)
  11. Downtime (feat J-Live)
  12. Mr. DC
  13. Middle of The World
  14. Sha Dop (feat StaHHr & Methuzulah)
  15. Yousa ILL Emcee – Phife Dawg of ATCQ (Interlude)
  16. 20 Mins

Get Jones St. – http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jones-st.-lp/id499959238

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The Grassroots International Rally to Stop the Execution of Troy Davis!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 6pm-8:30pm

Come take a stand and help save the life of Troy Davis!

Woodruff Park
91 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

(1 Block North of the 5 Points Marta Train Station)

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We are calling on All Activists, Artists, Grassroots, Secular, Non-secular and Every Day People to Organize and Take to Streets in Solidarity to Stop the scheduled execution of Troy Anthony Davis AN INNOCENT MAN who is scheduled to die on September 21st at 7pm in the State of Georgia!

STOP THE EXECUTION! FREE TROY DAVIS!

On March 28, 2011, the US Supreme Court failed to take up the appeal of Troy Anthony Davis, the Savannah, Ga. man whose scheduled execution has been halted three times in the past because of the growing evidence and public belief in his innocence.

Chatham County Superior Court Judge Penny Freesemann signed the death warrant for Davis on Tuesday Sept. 6th, marking the fourth time since 2007 that the state has a scheduled an execution for Davis. The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for the execution in March by rejecting an appeal by Davis.

Department of Corrections Commissioner Brian Owens has set 7 p.m. at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson to carry out the sentence.

Meanwhile, the state Board of Pardons and Paroles has scheduled a 9 a.m. Sept. 19 clemency hearing to allow Davis’ attorneys one final attempt to delay or commute the sentence, board spokesman Steven Hayes said Wednesday.

Troy Davis is an African American on death row in Georgia. Davis was convicted in the 1989 killing of a police officer despite what Amnesty International calls “overwhelming doubts about his guilt.” No physical forensic evidence was presented at Davis’ trial, and 7 of the 9 non-police witnesses have recanted their testimony, with at least two saying they were pressured by police to finger Davis as the killer.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

1. Organize Rallies in you area

2. Set up teach-ins

3. Sign the Amnesty USA petition, asking the GA Board of Pardons & Parole to grant Troy clemency, and forward it to others :

http://takeaction.amnestyusa.org/siteapps/advocacy/ActionItem.aspx?c=6oJCLQPAJiJUG&b=6645049&aid=12970

4. Set up vigils
5. Call Georgia Governor Nathan Deal’s office and ask him to grant Troy Clemency (404)656-1776

6. Call Georgia Board of Pardon and Paroles ask them to grant Troy Clemency (404) 656-5651

Who are some of the supporters:

Well known individual such as Jimmy Carter, Archbishop Desmond
Tutu, singer Harry Belafonte, actress Susan Sarandon, Congressman John Lewis, and author and activist Angela Davis, to name a few—have voiced support for Troy.

For more info on the case of Troy Anthony Davis go tohttp://troyanthonydavis.org/

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HOUSTON- Video has been released of Houston Police brutally beating a Houston teenager who surrendered after being chased by authorities. In the video, police kick and punch then 15-year-old Chad Holley, who does not fight back, multiple times. Holley laid motionless on the ground while a group of cops descended upon him. Holley was a burglary suspect who was later convicted in July 2010.

The teenager has now filed a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging HPD officers beat him during his March 23 arrest.

Four Houston officers were indicted on official oppression charges and fired after a surveillance videotape surfaced reportedly showing them officers beating and kicking Holley while he was sprawled handcuffed on the ground. He was 15 at the time.

 

 

This is wild! Peep!

Black Mother Jailed For Sending Kids To White School District

by Dr. Boyce Watkins

– Courtesy of newsone.com

Is her punishment for giving her child a better life justice?

Ohio – An Ohio mother of two was sentenced to 10 days in jail and placed on three years probation after sending her kids to a school district in which they did not live. Kelly Williams-Bolar was sentenced by Judge Patricia Cosgrove on Tuesday and will begin serving her sentence immediately.

The jury deliberated for seven hours and the courtroom was packed as the sentence was handed down. She was convicted on two counts of tampering with court records after registering her two girls as living with Williams Bolar’s father when they actually lived with her. The family lived in the housing projects in Akron, Ohio, and the father’s address was in nearby Copley Township.

Additionally, Williams-Bolar’s father, Edward L. Williams, was charged with a fourth-degree felony of grand theft, in which he and his daughter are charged with defrauding the school system for two years of educational services for their girls. The court determined that sending their children to the wrong school was worth $30,500 in tuition.

When I read about this case, a few thoughts went through my mind. First, it’s clear that the court is trying to make Kelly Williams-Bolar into an example. Even the judge in the case, Patricia Cosgrove, said that her sentence was appropriate ”so that others who think they might defraud the school system perhaps will think twice.”

Secondly, it’s interesting how courts find it convenient to make someone into an example when they happen to be poor and black. I’d love to see how they prosecute wealthy white women who commit the same offense. Oh, I forgot: Most wealthy white women don’t have to send their kids to the schools located near the projects.

Third, I’m not sure why the court is treating this law-abiding mom like a thug who ran into a building with a shotgun and robbed the district of $30,000. Instead, they could simply subtract the amount it costs for her kids to go to the second school from the amount that would be spent for them to attend the first one. I’m sure the difference would still be substantial, since American educational apartheid dictates that schools in poorer neighborhoods are of significantly less quality than other schools. The racial divisions within American schools are nothing less than a blatant and consistent human rights violation and should certainly be treated as such.

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Courtesy of Aolnews.com(Mara Grey-Contributer):

(April 13) — Without the video, this might have been a classic case of “he said, she said.”

But there is a video. And so the case against two University of Maryland students accused of attacking police after a basketball game last month was dropped after the footage showed county police beating one of those students repeatedly with a baton. Now a new kind of accusation is being leveled, this one against the officers: police brutality.

“The video shows the charging documents were nothing more than a cover, a fairy tale they made up to cover for the officers’ misconduct,” Christopher Griffiths, one of the students’ lawyers, told The Washington Post. “The video shows gratuitous violence against a defenseless individual.”

On April 9, a Prince George’s County prosecutor dropped charges against 21-year-old John McKenna and 19-year-old Ben Donat. But for the Maryland police, the story doesn’t end there. Prosecutors are launching a criminal investigation into the officers’ actions, and the county police said it would conduct an internal review. Two officers have been suspended.

“I’m outraged and disappointed after viewing the video,” Prince George’s County Police Chief Roberto Hylton told the Post. “That’s not the type of professional conduct we promote. Any employee who uses excessive force will be held accountable.”

On Monday, lawyers for the students made sure the video, which was filmed by another student, went public.

Officers in black riot gear can be seen swarming in the streets, and one of them clearly strikes one of the students with a baton, seemingly without cause. He hits the ground almost immediately but is struck at least five more times before the police move on.

University of Maryland basketball games can be rowdy affairs. In 2001, a disappointing loss compelled a mob of angry students to maraud through the streets, causing more than $500,000 in damage.

And on March 3 this year, after Maryland beat archrival Duke, the big win sent hundreds of celebrating students into the streets near the College Park campus. Police made 28 arrests as they tried to clear the streets of nearly 1,000 students.

Last month, Hylton said the March 3 riot was “large, unruly and destructive” and noted that students were setting things on fire and removing street signs. In a sworn statement, county police officer Sean McAleavey said McKenna and Donat “struck” other officers and their horses, “causing minor injuries.”

In a statement last month, university spokesman Millree Williams said “the post-game behavior of some students is inconsistent with the high standards — in academics, attitudes and in behaviors — that we have set at the University of Maryland College Park.”

But students painted a different picture.

Read the rest of the story here

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