California NAACP Wants to Get Rid of the National Anthem

California NAACP Wants to Get Rid of the National Anthem
(FreshAsFrankie) When former NFL player Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem, it sparked much support as well as backlash.

Today, NFL players and other professional athletes have joined in on protesting during the national anthem. Even owners and coaches have shown support. Because of the protests, other organizations like the California branch of the NAACP have gone on to question the national anthem — asking for the anthem’s usage to end.

California branch President Alice Huffman spoke to CBS Sacramento, saying “It’s racist. It doesn’t represent our community. It’s anti-black. This song is wrong. It shouldn’t have been there. We didn’t have it ’til 1931, so it won’t kill us if it goes away.”

Huffman spoke on Kaepernick’s protest message, and how it got lost when different parties started to debate about the flag. “This not about the flag. We love the flag. This about a song that should never have been the national anthem,” she said. Huffman went on to say “This country is a country that has shared values, and the more we respect each other, the better off we’ll be as a country.”

Source: cnsnews.com

6IX9INE Brings Together Bloods and Crips for “Kooda” Video Shoot

6IX9INE Brings Together Bloods and Crips for "Kooda" Video Shoot
(FreshAsFrankie) A number of notable acts have bubbled out of Brooklyn over the past several years, including Joey Badass, Troy Ave, Desiigner and Young MA to name a few, who’ve exhibited an array of styles representative of the borough’s musical diversity. Many fans will say that the streets haven’t truly gotten behind a movement from the birthplace of Biggie Smalls since Bobby Shmurda and his GS9 crew were bringing the gritty sounds and raw visuals reflective of their free and rebellious youth. That is until now.

Over the past several weeks the hardcore intensity of Tekashi 6ix9ine’s vocals, coupled with the infectious hook off of his single “Gummo” has begun to recapture that 2013-2014 energy. And radio is taking notice.

Tekashi recently set up a live stream for his fans, during which he notified followers that Hot 97 was about to play the song for the first time. As Funk Flex ran the record back repeatedly it appeared that he was floating between two worlds, with his feet firmly planted on the block and his mind in the clouds as the possibilities came to surface in the surreal moment. Then came Flex’s bombs, and the legendary DJ name-dropping the hot young rapper while shouting one time for Brooklyn.

“To be honest with you, I don’t even know how to feel. Like, n****s playing me on the radio. Like… I know some n****s be paying for that s**t, some n****s be just paying the DJ and s**t but I never thought I was gonna have a hot record to actually spin on the radio,” said 6ix9ine. “You know what I’m saying? That s**t just bugged out to me because I don’t make radio music. I don’t make club music, so that s**t real crazy.”

The visual for “Gummo” certifies the song with the kind of life that’s going to continue to generate from the Blood rapper’s Scum Gang clique when they officially roll out the video for Tekashi’s next single, “Kooda.” Snippets from the “Kooda” video have been floating around the net and show Bloods and Crips flooding the Utica Avenue and Fulton Street stop along the A/C subway line, together.

The degree to which they are evidently united in the visual serves as a glaring sign of the potential Tekashi bears to call rap music’s attention back to the city at a street level. At one point during the video’s teaser, an affiliate of the rapper’s entourage lifts up his shirt to reveal a graphic of Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel. All of the dots seem to be connecting for a similar kind of Brooklyn resurgence.

Source: boxden.com

Snoop Dogg – Dis Finna Be A Breeze! 

Snoop Dogg - Dis Finna Be A Breeze! 

(FreshAsFrankie) Snoop Dogg dropped his Make America Crip Again EP last week and is back today deliver the official video for the song ‘Dis Finna Be A Breeze!’ featuring Ha Ha Davis

Watch it below.

 

Get M.A.C.A EP on iTunes.

Colin Kaepernick Invited to Next Meeting with NFL Owners

Colin Kaepernick Invited to Next Meeting with NFL Owners
(FreshAsFrankie) Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is expected to receive an invite to the next meeting between NFL players and team owners, according to league sources.

“We look forward to him joining the conversation,” NFL vice president of communications Joe Lockhart said in a conference call on Wednesday. According to Lockhart, Kaepernick’s invitation would likely come from the players.

“My understanding is Colin Kaepernick has been invited to these last two meetings. He has been in the discussion with the players’ coalition. Lockhart said. “I expect that he will be invited to this meeting. We look forward to him joining the conversation with the (NFL Players Association), but I don’t have any confirmation that he’s planning to attend.”

Last week, the NFL and NFLPA held a meeting to discuss the ongoing protests during the national anthem. According to Kap’s former teammate Eric Reid, the quarterback did not attend because he was not officially invited by the league.

Kaepernick, who filed a collusion claim against the NFL, remains unemployed. Recently, Kap’s former NFC West rival, Richard Sherman said he believes the league is making an example out of the quarterback. “I think they had a point to make, and they made it.’’

Source: usatoday.com

NBA YoungBoy Says He’s Going Back to School for High School Diploma

NBA YoungBoy Says He's Going Back to School for High School Diploma

(FreshAsFrankie) NBA YoungBoy says he’s going back to school to receive his high school diploma in a video posted to Instagram on Wednesday. The teenage Louisiana rapper is off to a promising rap career but he dropped out of school in 9th grade to pursue it. After a stint in jail following an alleged armed robbery, YoungBoy Never Broke Again is ready to return to school and get his diploma.

In the video, he announced, “Ahhaaa, I’m going to public school. They accepted me in public school,” later revealing that he will be attending Scotlandville Magnet High School in his hometown of Baton Rouge.

Check out the video above.

Source: hotnewhiphop.com