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[LIVE] #Ignite2012 Milwaukee is on NOW!

Grab your pen, pad, and charger because #Ignite2012 is starting right now in Milwaukee! You can expect to hear some thought-provoking insights from some of the nation’s most influential hip-hop writers, artists, and community activists.

Check out the special guests and follow their conversation here on twitter.

  • David Banner, Hip-hop artist and philanthropist
  • Chuck Creekmur, Founder of AllHipHop.com
  • Dee-1, hip-hop artist
  • Biko Baker, Executive Director of the League of Young Voters
  • Janee Bolden, Senior Editor at Bossip
  • Andreas Hale, Founder of The Well Versed
  • Malik Rhasaan, Founder of #OccupytheHood
  • Kim Osorio, Editor-in-Chief of The Source Magazine
  • Paradise Gray, Co-founder of One Hood Media
  • Bakari Kitwana, Founder of Rap Sessions

Join the conversation right here:

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The Countdown Begins for #Ignite2012

Get ready, because in less than 24 hours there will be an open mic show like Milwaukee has never seen! David Banner, Chuck Creekmur, Biko Baker, Janee Bolden, Andreas Hale, Malik Rhasaan, Paradise Gray, Dee-1 and many more are hitting the center stage at Milwaukee Area Technical College for the kick-off of #Ignite2012!

The League of Young Voters is bringing together national recording artists, dynamic bloggers and local leaders to discuss re-igniting young Hip-Hop enthusiasts. The national #Ignite2012  tour is using hip-hop culture as a vehicle to educate young people about the changing social and political landscapes that will have a direct impact on their lives. This is definitely going to be an intense cypher that you should witness in person, BUT if you can’t make it to the center stage, you still can experience it live.

Join us on September 18, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EST for this livestreaming discussion and Q&A session on YoungVoterLive.com.

If you have questions that you would like to address to the featured panelists, then here is your chance. They are glad to answer your questions during the Q&A session of the live broadcast. Feel free to tweet your questions to @TheLeague99 before and during the live stream using the hashtag #Ignite2012.  Due to time constraints, the emcee will ask the most interesting questions tweeted from our followers.

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#NewMusic: Dee-1 x Mannie Fresh x Yasiin Bey “The Very Best”

September 7, 2012 Featured Artist, Music No Comments


Thanks to Mannie Fresh, Dee-1 has another soulful remake to add to the impressive list of songs that he’s already produced in his short hip hop career. The artist formerly known as Mos Def, even makes an unexpected appearance. The Focus Tape on the way, Oct 9th..If there’s a line, get in it!

[LISTEN] HERE

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[WATCH] Dee-1 “Master P” *Official Video*

August 15, 2012 Featured Artist, Music No Comments

How many heroes did you have coming up? For me, not many. The Huxtables weren’t realistic enough for me to buy into and the Obama’s weren’t on the main stage. When it came down to black success in hip-hop, Master P was the poster child for it. Before there was Jay-Z, Master P was face of black entrepreneurship. Talk about coming from nothing. Master P came out of the notorious Caliope projects in what was once the murder capitol, New Orleans.

Dee-1, who was more like fam than a fan considering the geographical relationship between the two, has created and produced a song paying homage to the mogul. We featured his “Master P” song a few weeks back and now we’re providing you with the visual which was shot in the infamous Havenwoods neighborhood in Milwaukee, WI. Shouts out to Snapback Roni!

[WATCH] HERE

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[WATCH] Dee-1 “S.U.A.G.” (Shut Up And Grind)

July 24, 2012 Music 1 Comment

About a week ago, Dee-1 released this new record off of his upcoming project, “The Focus Tape” hosted by DJ Drama. I hear a lot of talking but my mans Dee backs it up every time. At the same time if you’re talking but aren’t producing outcomes Shut Up And Grind!

The Focus Tape drops on 9.11.12.

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