Just Another Day...."Black Organs For Sale (NOT the Musical Kind Either!!!)"
by Renee Batson (Miss Afrosoul)
Just Another Day
Today is December 14th (Note: the date this entry was written) and not much has changed in the world. December 13th was the march in Washington DC and all over the world they are holding marches in protest of police brutality against people of color.
I have spoken many times about racism and its effects on society but let's be real here, there is a reason as to why this has continued.
It is a known fact that if the black folks from around the globe band together as one we would be the most powerful race in the world! However, there are many things put in place for us to remain suppressed. Instead of us investing in our own businesses and developing our own corporate sponsors, we are forced to spend our finances on businesses and companies that don't respect the contributions that we make, which in turn create their success and our downfall. Now I could go on and on about this issue but there are a few other things I need to address.
It has been a topic of discussion among many groups that harvesting is becoming more prevalent in today's society. People are able to do research on which people are organ donors (requests for organs are often included when getting your drivers license and in Canada it is indicated on your health card as well as your drivers license). People are paying top dollar for human organs, in particular those who are of negro descent. Men and women are getting murdered or committing suicide daily. Whose to say that hasn't been arranged!
Lets now take it a step further.
When you are arrested police swab your mouth and take your prints. Whose to say they don't have an ulterior motive for gathering your DNA and genetic information. When you die your family doesn't get your body right away. Your body is transferred to the coroners office. While there they slice up your body. Some may think they do that for investigative purposes, but, is it possible that the organs are removed without anyone knowing? It's been said that black organs are considered genetically superior.
Look at the case of Kendrick Jackson from Georgia. This 17 year old was found dead in his school. They had an autopsy conducted before handing the body over to the family. The family was not satisfied with the results and requested the body be exhumed, only to find his organs were missing and he was stuffed with newspaper. In California another black man was found in death valley with all his Organs
missing...this is going on all over the globe and no ones talking about it.
Understand one thing, in terms of purchase of organs, it is the one thing you can't buy at store. When people are eager to save a family member they will do anything they can to try and save them. People that are on waiting lists for organs are often on them for months, sometimes years, and when their condition gets worse they are then taken off the list and left to die.
There are a lot of reasons as to why we have seen an increase in black deaths over the last little while. What we have to ask ourselves is, how much are we going to tolerate the genocide and destruction of our people?
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South East Hip Hop Magazine: How did YawaBears all begin?
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South East Hip Hop Magazine:For those that may not know, what does "Yawa" mean? Educate the readers.
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South East Hip Hop Magazine:How would you describe your products for those who haven't seen the designs yet?
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South East Hip Hop Magazine: How can people look at the designs and buy the products?
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South East Hip Hop Magazine: Do you make custom designs?
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South East Hip Hop Magazine: What do you have coming for 2015?
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South East Hip Hop Magazine:Is there anything else you would like to plug or mention about YawaBears?
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South East Hip Hop Magazine recently got in touch with veteran Chicago based DJ, DJ Nero Maserati to talk about his new mixtape CW3 Reloaded that drops Dec. 20th (right along with this interview), his previous mixtapes and just chopping game in general with the Grandmaster Turntablist himself! Read all about what he has to say! Shout out to Chi Ann Management for the hook up!
South East Hip Hop Magazine:How are you doing DJ Nero Maserati? DJ Nero Maserati: I'm good. Life is great. Blessed
South East Hip Hop Magazine: How long have you been spinning? DJ Nero Maserati: I been spinning since I was 13. So for a very long time.
South East Hip Hop Magazine: What inspired you to want to DJ?
DJ Nero Maserati: Actually I want to learn to play an instrument but the lessons was to expensive. So my mother got me some mixing equipment. If I can remember some Techniques Sp1's and a Gemini mixer, and she told me my grandfather was a DJ so it's in your blood. I guess it was cause it feels so natural to me.
South East Hip Hop Magazine: Who or what are some of the things or people that influenced you? DJ Nero Maserati: I been influenced my whole life by music. I seen the greatest play in concerts. Marvin Gaye, George Clinton, Cameo, Run Dmc, LL Cool J, Kool Moe D, NWA just to name a few, and I always told myself I want to do that. Music....
South East Hip Hop Magazine: You've dropped several mixtapes throughout the years, what are some of those mixtapes? DJ Nero Maserati: First mixtape I was ever apart of was with my bro Potency. We had a promotion company called 312T, and we put together a mixtape of course with the same name 312T. The T was for Takeover. Then I did my second mixtape with Dawreck (Triple Darkness). It was called Living Legend. These mixtapes was long before now and what I'm doing. Now my catalog is extensive like I dropped 21 mixtapes this year. From BUMP J, BO DEAL, DO OR DIE AND TWISTA. To MASERATI CHRONICLES, CHICAGO'S WAY 1 & 2, GLOBAL NEWS, AND DOIN #'S VOL 1~4. Just to name a few. And the all can be found on SPINRILLA.
South East Hip Hop Magazine: How would you describe a DJ Nero Maserati mixtape? DJ Nero Maserati: They describe themselves. Each one is different. Have they own lanes. You have to listen for yourself and come up with an description. Outside of that I'm CHICAGO'S HOTTEST DJ. Best description ever. They represent who I am.
South East Hip Hop Magazine: You have a new mixtape set to drop on Dec. 20th, could you tell the readers a little about that? DJ Nero Maserati: Yeah CW3 RELOADED. CHICAGO'S WAY 3. The saga continues. I'm putting together a classic. Chicago underground with a few out of town guest. All original music. All I can say it's #DOPE. I know I didn't say much cause I don't want to give anything away. Just be prepared when it drops. I'm ending the year with an incredible Mixtape. I know everybody that listens to it will enjoy it.
South East Hip Hop Magazine: What can listeners expect on this upcoming mixtape? DJ Nero Maserati: Super #DOPE underground rap/hip~hip. Some legends. Some independent artists. Some mainstream artist. Something for everybody. Very well rounded. I got some California love, New Orleans love, and a lot of Chicago love on this project. A Classic Mixtape.
South East Hip Hop Magazine: What sets DJ Nero Maserati aside from all the other DJ's in the game? DJ Nero Maserati: I'm an artist driven DJ. I support the underground and independent artist. I'm like they A&R. I break the music. I don't follow trends I set them. By introducing new sounds and artist to game. Rather it be from Chicago or not. If its dope I will play no matter where I am at a club doing a party or at an event hosting an open mic. I play it. I give it to the people. Most DJ'S only follow whats trending. You don't stand out that way. So if one of these artist break I did my job, and can say I was apart of that.
South East Hip Hop Magazine: What has been two milestones in your career as a DJ right now? DJ Nero Maserati: One milestone is I threw some incredible concerts. Waka Flocka, Project Pat, Travis Porter, Maino, Zed Zilla, Scarface. Just to name a few. But my biggest milestone was my club the Rap Factory. Deemed CHICAGO'S Mecca for hip~hop by the Legendary Psyh(Psychodrama). We gave Chicago a great platform, and had some of CHICAGO'S HOTTEST UNDERGROUND ARTISTS there. BO DEAL, CRUCIAL CONFLICT, PSYCHODRAMA, PARIS BUELLER(BAND KAMP) KATIE GOT BANDZ, CO STILL, DAWRECK. Just to name a few. We set a mark on Chicago with it.
South East Hip Hop Magazine: What was one of your worst experiences as a DJ and how did you learn or bounce back from it? DJ Nero Maserati: Can't recall a bad experience in being a DJ. I guess losing the Rap Factory cause of the city officials, and Dj Nero Maserati was born from it. Wasn't a real bounce back cause to this day it never seemed like a fall to bounce back from. Just created another lane and started doing Mixtapes. 180,000 views and over 40,000 downloads collectively I say I'm doing great.
South East Hip Hop Magazine: Who are some of the DJ's that you respect in the game right now? DJ Nero Maserati: CHICAGO'S HOTTEST DJ NERO MASERATI
South East Hip Hop Magazine:Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years? DJ Nero Maserati: Shining even harder. Still grinding for my underground and independent artist. A few rap awards. Making history. RICH God willing.
South East Hip Hop Magazine:What are your plans for 2015? DJ Nero Maserati: Actually more Mixtapes. Internet Radio (no Blog Talk). Dropping a few singles. Doing more events. Getting back into concert Promotion. Fashion, and making Money.
South East Hip Hop Magazine: Any last minute plugs or shout outs?
DJ Nero Maserati: Shout to Chicago. All my people out here grinding to make a difference and keeping a culture alive. Love all of you. Cause without the music and the artist I would have no purpose. Also shout to all my people across the states and globe. Appreciate the opportunity to be allowed to get your music heard. Shout to my Management ChiAnn Management. She's doing a great job keeping me focused and on point. And shout out to SOUTHEAST HIP HOP MAGAZINE. APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT.
South East Hip Hop Magazine featured artist Rhyme Scheme announces his deal with Indie Music Factory which is being distributed through N Grooves / Universal! Check out the official video for yourself here.
South East Hip Hop for Better Health: St. Louis Missouri woman Karen Royal-Barnes shares a wonderful experience with us.... she recently completed a 9.3 Mile run! Read all about her experience below.
Good Morning South East Hip Hop Magazine!!! So yesterday I ran my very 1st official 15k (9.3miles) in the StL 15k/5k Hot Chocolate Run!!!! I was so excited to Finish it!!! I ran the entire course which was about 85% Hills!!!! Yikes!!! 2.5 years ago I would have never imagined I would be a Runner....I have worked hard on my Fitness which has resulted in me shedding 84 lbs!!! (26 more to go)....Well now begins my training to run my very 1st 1/2 Marathon (13.1 miles) in April 2015!!!! Thanks for sharing that wonderful news with us! Looking forward to hearing more about your journey to your first 1/2 Marathon in April 2015! _________________________________
Just Another Day...."Killing Black Men Is Now Legal"
by Renee Batson (Miss Afrosoul)
Just another day.
Wow! It's been a while hasn't it? A lot has been happening in the world of hip hop but that isn't the topic for today.
Last night, December 3, 2014, I caught wind that the officer who had put a choke hold on Eric Garner was not indicted by the grand jury. A few weeks prior Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Mike Brown, was also not indicted. Do you see a pattern here? It has become very clear that the black man has become the new target and it's now hunting season.
In 2013, 5000 African American and Latinos have been killed by police. That's in 2013!!! The stats since then have jumped at an alarming rate. Now, I have to make one thing very clear, Caucasians have also been a target of police brutality as well, however, African Americans make up for the majority.
In America there is an estimated 1.4 million gangs that are throughout the United States alone. The question I would ask is are the police, CIA, FBI, Military, and other government jurisdictions included in that 1.4 mill? If you look at what gangs are said to commonly do you would then see similarities. The reason why I bring this up is because with every gang they have a target, with every gang they have an agenda or mission, with every gang there is some who tries to get rid of evidence or has someone to take the fall... In these cases these officers are being protected by their top dog, they hide behind their colours and are protected because they wear them. They are devoted to the badge, they will not do anything to dishonor it even if it means not holding each other accountable.
As I sit here right now I feel empty. Knowing my black brothers continue to go through this fight makes me angry. I feel a sense of loss for every life that has been taken.
I believe that there are other methods to using excessive force. We are NOT animals we are human beings. We were once kings and queens and even then people worked hard at robbing us of that.
My fear, right now, is that this genocide will continue until the black race is wiped out COMPLETELY! It's bad enough that our people kill and hurt one another but now we have this to add to the struggle. It's like that double edged sword no matter what side your on your gonna get sliced. Our anger, our frustrations, at this time stems from a lack of leadership. We have lost our voice and those who used to speak for us. Not even hip hop speaks up for what is unjust anymore!!! Because of this we have no hope, no one to turn to, no one to tell us everything's gonna be ok. We are alone in this fight. Tupac said that when people feel a sense of hopelessness, and that their voices aren't heard, they will react.
I pray that things change IMMEDIATELY. We are running out of time! I have said this many times and will say it once again, What is the best way to create a NEW WORLD ORDER? Wipe out those who will stand up against it!!!
This is only the beginning of what could be the end!!!
Think about it and feel free to add your responses! Dialogue and conversation needs to be had about this topic. Make sure you check out JOYNER LUCAS DEAR AMERICA (DON'T SHOOT) on you tube and iTunes. This man is the voice that will put all this into perspective. He is what this generation needs....peace love and prayers to all of you. Be safe!
Check out WE BUILD HITS this Saturday. The focus will be on these current events. Show will be on www.ckuw.ca 6-8 central standard time.