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User Image datwon Posted: Nov 16, 2017 5:53 PM (UTC)

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datwon 3M ago
Got to love and respect @therealswizzz movement on this...thanks for showcasing your journey for higher learning and elevating the people with inspiration at the same time. #SuperSalute #FromTheBronxToHarvard #ShowtimeScholar

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User Image datwon Posted: Mar 18, 2018 12:01 AM (UTC)

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Happy Birthday to the Great @seandabarbarian today!! His new album with @illaghee2k is so dope. Get to listening folks, they both get busy. Shout to @bernadettealwayshumble for another well put together album...shout to @rimdavillin for the feature and Happy Birthday to Sean's daughter as his and mine share 3/18. #MetalDetectors #WhoDidThisArtwork?! #SeanPriceIsTheBest #RuckDown #DuckDown #ri🅿!
User Image datwon Posted: Mar 17, 2018 9:42 PM (UTC)

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@chuckstrangers finally out here shining like he's supposed to be. The #ProEra strong arm rapper/producer takes me back to that drag ya Timbs, blow ya smoke and rough rap on rhythms, on his debut project which dropped yesterday.

Now, I met the fellow Brooklynite in 2016 out in L.A. at a studio session for someone else (can't remember who), and we clicked immediately on our BK roots. He played me some crazy beats, ones that more than half the industry would love to rip up. I hope with this album the masses get to hear your dirty yet melodic tracks that have taken some of your #ProEra partners to the heights they currently enjoy (what up @joeybadass). I know I recorded some of our convo and have it somewhere and once I find it I'm posting it...cus it was dope like the bars you spitting on #ConsumersPark. Salute.

#BeastCoast #ProgressiveEra #RIPCapSteez #BKAllDay #EvenThoWeChillInLA haha
User Image datwon Posted: Mar 17, 2018 3:04 AM (UTC)

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datwon 23h ago
My 'Mia (who has a Bday this weekend😉) and I with the "We Just Had Fun At The #DemiLovato show" stance. Can't front, Demi can sing and her fans love her like crazy! #DadAndDaughterDateNight #HonorRollMoo! #SheReallyGrowing😮 #QueensGirlInBK
User Image datwon Posted: Mar 16, 2018 6:16 PM (UTC)

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datwon 1d ago
@kaliflower1 came by to visit and she brought me gifts!! Books!! Love my Sis...from #KING to #RIDES to #RESPECT to tearing up various cities with her masterful Photo Direction...she's made a lot of your favorite celebs look amazing. (Hey @kosilove! Where ya at?😂)
User Image datwon Posted: Mar 16, 2018 12:35 PM (UTC)

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datwon 1d ago
There is rap music, then there is Hip-Hop...what @djpremier and @royceda59 have presented in #PRhyme2 is the latter. That meaning, it's music not made to hit a chart, for videos, for shows but for the mental souls that need these sounds to function through everyday life. For some, we power past the bullshit around us with this music of ours filled with curses, indecipherable slang, violent rage, misogynistic terms, mixed in with a fuck you attitude. Yet, it's loving to the ear for everything else it represents for us that bleed this thing of ours.
I swear when I saw Royce at Kino and Kim Osorio's wedding years ago I said, "This dude has HIP-HOP tatted on his throat...he loves this shit...for real, for real." There was a time when no one would fuck with him, cus he wasn't in pocket with Eminem. I remember him rapping through that shit til they came back in sync. Real friends do that type shit. I often say, if I were a rapper I'd rap like Q-Tip and Royce. This project just solidified Nickle 9 as one of my all-time faves. Not just a dope MC. His perspective on life situations fit my 40 plus year old life to a T. From creative molds, personal relationship themes, friendship shit, industry wins and losses, random wild thoughts, images of your former self, dealing with vices and fighting yourself for a better you to the euphoria of being a have to give Royce the crown for rapping the everyday dude's blues and triumphs.
I could quote all the ill lines from this new project, but it will pale in comparison to the full punch (got a boxing reference in Royce😂) of the album.
Oh, and Preem is his usual master of the music self he has been since I've been listening to him from '89 to now... #Salute #GottaLoveIt has me zoning, especially when the beat drops....super hero music.
User Image datwon Posted: Mar 16, 2018 12:02 AM (UTC)

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datwon 2d ago
Man... @stic of #DeadPrez always sends these messages to the masses right on time. Thank you brother. For real.
User Image datwon Posted: Mar 15, 2018 2:50 PM (UTC)

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datwon 2d ago
For those that know. #Hookt dot com. Some crazy times during the internet boom era of the late '90s - early '00s, when everybody had a Hip-Hop website geared to take over the world. Got a chance to work with all my friends that I came up in the game with. Was such a wild experience. How we survived those times are beyond me. Truly was "industry school" for many of us. Found this print ad we did back then promoting the brand, while researching some old VIBE pieces. I remember the talks for the creative too. #WATTBA #Hookt #NoOneCouldPronounceIt #ChazAndPeter #WallStToWashingtonSt #WeMadeMusicVideosToSongsWeLikedThatWerentSinglesWithTheArtists #OurMCBattleShowcasesWereLegendary #TBT
User Image datwon Posted: Mar 14, 2018 9:42 PM (UTC)

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datwon 3d ago
Dope shot with @myaplanet9 right? Swipe to see how we got to that point😂😂 But on the real, Mya put my #KINGMagazine on another level when she shot with us back in 2003. The shoot and interview (by good brother @khalid_salaam!) was so legendary that #TheGame rapped about it in his "Dreams" song. Thank you Mya... A triple threat, Mya is back with new tv projects and music for ya. Glad she's still here rockin' and having a great time doing so. And @johngotty she made a video for ya bro, that's the good news. Bad news...i'm in it, 😂😂 Her @vibemagazine interview coming soon.
User Image datwon Posted: Mar 13, 2018 12:01 PM (UTC)

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datwon 4d ago
#RIPCraigMack A dope MC is a dope MC...and Craig was just that. In this screengrab from a video clip @themeaningofdope IG page (go check it), you get a witty, cool as a fan Mack telling the story of how Puff/ @Diddy found him and offered him a record deal. With the tragic death of Biggie taking over the Bad Boy label, Mack is often an after thought when it comes to his status with the brand. Let's not forget, the campaign to launch the label was B.I.G Mack...both MCs coming through crushing the game.
The thing I admired about Mack was his dues paid in the industry before getting his shine as a star. He worked his way up the ranks as a roadie for EPMD and more specifically setting up and breaking down @djscratch turntables while on tour. Once he got on, he did his duty and made an impact in the music game.

Now the industry can take the most level headed individual and twist them up emotionally, mentally and physically. Somewhere along his travels, his focus changed. We didn't hear much from him. The occasional rumor here or there popped up and most dismissed him as an old school rapper past his that we wouldn't hear from again. I was probably one of the few people upset about him not being on the Bad Boy Reunion tour. Like a quick NY set would have really tore the stage down, but ya know, things don't happen for a reason as well...but reading that he was working on new music recently from other dope industry heads means his heart was still in the game when he passed. I hope we get to hear the offerings of his latest work, cus Craig was a dope MC..."Bwoooye". #RestEasyCMack #FlavorInYaEar #ThatVoiceIsLegendary #BadBoyEnt #BestBlowoutHairCutEver #LoveToHisFamily
User Image datwon Posted: Mar 12, 2018 1:36 PM (UTC)

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datwon 5d ago
This post by my brother @adellhenderson101 is the truth... #Repost @adellhenderson101 This weekend was NEVER about Ryan versus Ava like THEY are making it out to be. These two are great friends that not only made history as black directors owning the top two box office spots for blockbuster movies with budgets of over $100 million, but NEVER forget how these two great friends led a movement on the night of the Oscars two years ago to bring awareness to my hometown of Flint, Michigan being poisoned with contaminated water by our state government BEFORE it was the popular thing to do. THIS is why we support Ryan and Ava at whatever they do without allowing the mainstream media to put them against one another. Take a look at the headlines. Understand that Ava was offered "Black Panther" first, and decided it was more important to make a groundbreaking film about a young black girl with an amazing story that needed to be made. Fortunately Disney allowed her to do that, and Ryan to come in and create another film the world needed to see. Go out and see "A Wrinkle in Time" AND "Black Panther" over and over and over again. This is bigger than Disney or Hollywood. Support those who support you. #NeverForget #Flint #Oakland #Compton#WakandaForever #Culture #BlackPanther#aWrinkleInTime #Disney #BoxOffice#Entertainment #the80way"
User Image datwon Posted: Mar 11, 2018 7:24 PM (UTC)

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datwon 6d ago
Heavy wit da '56 Chevy. My daughter caught me good. Thanks Nay.
#BlockBoyDay #OldSchoolCool #TheStoryBehindThisTruckIsDope #RidesMagazine
User Image datwon Posted: Mar 10, 2018 3:51 PM (UTC)

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datwon 1w ago
Been having this scene on my mind since I saw it in the movie...a lot of my boys saw some of Killmonger's anger in themselves. I saw some in me as well. I guess it's normal for some of us to walk around with that type of rage that's associated with black men since forever. When Killmonger tries to explain his ways and mentions he's just a kid from Oakland, I felt like that could be any of the guys I know from Detroit, Houston, Compton, St. Louis, Baltimore...just taking in all these war like conditions and feeling left to figure life out among so many obstacles that eat away at common sense and leaving anarchy where emotional balance should be.
Black Panther on the other hand is the stable minded, love yearning, knowledge seeking individual that recognizes the faults of the past yet can easily be swept into the throws of what is associated with the power of being a King...a enviable position, but one of supreme solitude in connection. His venerable heart seems to be his main weakness.

Balance of a 360 person has both Killmonger and T'Challa attributes. I feel it's just the make up of people. Yet, growing into your true righteous self may mean throwing your Killmonger side off a cliff...for good. Now that's some heavy lifting for us all...
User Image datwon Posted: Mar 10, 2018 7:04 AM (UTC)

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datwon 1w ago
Nothing but dopeness... the young bro @arinraycamp got that heat with Platinum Fire! The album gets better as it goes. Shout to everyone involved in his project. Yall made some great new music. Needed this vibe for my flight. I'm gonna be rocking this one for a long time. #YoungKing #ArinRay #WeAintHomiesStayedOnRepeat #NowTheWholeAlbumDoes
User Image datwon Posted: Mar 10, 2018 2:58 AM (UTC)

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User Image datwon Posted: Mar 5, 2018 1:33 AM (UTC)

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datwon 1w ago
Black tie optional...will wear it when I win an Oscar with my squad... Haaann! #MercedesBenzOscarsViewingParty😉 #GottaPutTheVisionOutThere #LotsOfBlackExcellenceInTheRoom
User Image datwon Posted: Mar 4, 2018 7:23 PM (UTC)

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datwon 1w ago
Just cus...traveling music. @DaRealSauceMoney #Jay and Jaz...maaannn, they all flipped that @djpremier classic...those strings are lovely and the rhymes are rugged to juxtapose them. In the time I typed this, "Regrets" has come on...what a track. Shout to #PeterPanic on the boards. @theroc96 @duskopoppington #ReasonableDoubt
User Image datwon Posted: Mar 2, 2018 2:18 PM (UTC)

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datwon 2w ago
@phontigallo new album "No News Is Good News" is only 10 tracks deep...I'm on track 4 and it's already one of the best lyrical albums of the year...already (*Hov's voice). Now track 4 in particular speaks to the health issues us 40-plus year old hip-hop heads deal with. What a miraculous display of word wizardy by Tigallo...his thought patterns are the ones you usually keep to yourself, like the inner most critical ones...yet time and again, he pulls them from the sub conscious to the surface and lets you deal with you, through him. Mastery of mind manipulation and music. He's one of our great ones...protect him at all costs. #NoNewsIsGoodNews #LilBrother #NC

Update: "Cry No More" smh...the realest words of life.
User Image datwon Posted: Mar 1, 2018 7:51 PM (UTC)

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datwon 2w ago
@therulernyc & @officialbigdaddykane Maaann...growing up it was hard not to rhyme with them when they rocked the mic. Would be crazy to hear them on a remix to Kane's "That's How I Did 'Em"....same beat though. #AnRDay #SlickRick #BigDaddyKane #GOATs #RealHipHopPose
User Image datwon Posted: Mar 1, 2018 6:06 PM (UTC)

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datwon 2w ago
#TBT @stevestoute and I linked for our #KingMagazine 5th Anniversary issue in 2006 in that first pic. He was in the midst of a mega run with Hov and applying the choke hold on Madison Ave advertising. So many plans were discussed in that sit down. A lot of them have been smashed and conquered. Yet, in this week's @billboard issue (swipe for 2nd pic) Stoute is on another trek, but this time back in his wheelhouse of music, getting @unitedmasters on track for the masses.
It's one thing to operate in the industry taking knocks, making mistakes, pissing people off and it's another to fight against the tradewinds of an industry that tries to lock up opportunity...regardless of how you feel about him, he continues to fight. Hope he wins and opens the door for others to follow and fill the room. #Salute.
User Image datwon Posted: Mar 1, 2018 1:41 AM (UTC)

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datwon 2w ago
I turned it into the illboard Lounge the other night 😂 #BKAllDay #PushThrough #HustleMan

BTW...whoever was the DJ in the Lounge during the Nets v. Bulls game, your Jay-Z set was insane!! Had me thinking I was Hov for a sec!😂🎤💰