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“Yes There Are Black People In Portland”

Aminé’s new billboard points to a bigger problem in his hometown of Portland, Oregon.

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“put this billboard right in the middle of my city and i couldn’t be more proud. this is for all my friends incarcerated and affected by gentrification.”

In a recent Twitter post, Aminé showed fans the billboard he purchased in his hometown of Portland, Oregon. The billboard bears a striking message, similar to Pittsburgh artist Alisha Wormsley’s “There Are Black People In The Future” billboard display that made headlines earlier this year. Wormsleys landlord, We Do Property, forced Alisha to take her text down over complaints.

In 2016, Oregon ranked seventh in the nation in the disproportionate number of incarcerated African Americans.

Oregon arrests African Americans at a higher rate than most other states, specifically when it comes to African American youth. A 2018 report from the Oregon Council Of Civil Rights states that young African Americans in Multnomah County are 13 times more likely to be indicted than whites.

Also, because of ballot Measure 11, which passed in 1994, mandatory minimum sentences for 15, 16, & 17-Year old’s charged with these crimes to be tried as adults.

Because of the influx of youth incarcerated from these policies, youth bare lifetime consequences such as being denied employment, lack of access to education, and lack of access to housing.

Measure 11 essentially ignores recent science research that shows human brains don’t fully develop until someone’s 20s.

The costs of incarcerating teens in Oregon is nearly $100,000 a year per child.

Shoutout to Aminé for helping spread the message of a problem facing his community.

Stream Aminé’s new project ONEPOINTFIVE here:

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Issa Rae Announces New Record Label, Raedio

Writer, director, producer, and now music executive.

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Issa Rae has launched a new business venture, “Raedio”, a record label in partnership with Atlantic Records.

“Music has always been an essential part of every project I do and working with emerging talent is a personal passion,” — Variety

The writer, director, producer, and now music executive took to Instagram to announce the first artist signed to Raedio, Teamarrr

Atlantic Records Chairman & COO Julie Greenwald said in a statement, “Issa Rae is a next-level, future-thinking creative force who’s been breaking down cultural barriers and conquering one field after another. She’s made music a central character in her artistic evolution, and now she’s brought all that amazing passion, inspiration, and taste to the formation of Raedio. We’re thrilled to be partnering with Issa and her team on this exciting new venture, and TeaMarrr is the perfect artist to launch with.” 

Issa Rae plans to service emerging artists and creators at the highest level. Raedio will provide music supervision for Issa Rae’s HBO show, ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ as well as other upcoming studio projects.

“Raedio allows me to continue that work within the music industry and audio entertainment space. The Atlantic Records team are innovators in terms of shifting and shaping culture. I’m excited to join forces with them to discover new artists.”⁣

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Growth With Gucci: A Conversation With Gucci Mane And Charlamagne Tha God

“I’ma confront him about what he and Angela did, and if he come at me wrong, I’ma slap the shit out him — It ain’t gonna be his first time getting slapped.”

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On 10/17 Charlamagne Tha God sat down with Gucci Mane to discuss his evolution, how his wife made him a better man, staying drug free, losing friends, some of his regrets and so much more!!!

Gucci himself said this might be the realest interview EVER!

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Jadakiss Releases New Music And Short Film “ME”

A 10-min video from Jadakiss. The full video drops 10/25.

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Listen to Jadakiss’s new single ME out now! https://Jadakiss.lnk.to/MEshortfilm

Official video out 10/25!

ME: Short Film directed by Kid Art, featuring Peter Greene & Hassan Johnson.

Follow Jadakiss everywhere:

https://www.instagram.com/therealkiss/

https://twitter.com/Therealkiss

https://www.facebook.com/Jadakiss/

#Jadakiss #ME #KidArt

Music video by Jadakiss performing ME: Short Film. © 2019 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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