Pink Sweat$ announces Pink Moon tour with special guests!
An extinction level event happened at the @rockhall yesterday. The legendary @bustarhymes graced the City for the unveiling of his exhibit in the museum. The MC sat down for a 1on 1 interview with Nwaka Onwusa, Chief Curator and Rock Hall VP, on the outdoor PNC stage.
This BREAKING NEWS event was FREE to the public. You never know what might happen in CLE!
📸 Captured by @clevelandovereverything @dwntowncle & @gs3photographer
@rockhall & @bustarhymes Instagram
#WhenYouthRise is an Ohio Rising program to uplift and center the voices of Black students and students of color in the greater Columbus area. The When Youth Rise summer program, compromises in 2 parts, A youth showcase on June 29th, 2020, and a 2-day summer camp on July 31st-August 1st. The youth showcase will be created and performed by local youth. The summer camp will consist of power-building workshops that will transcend into tangible, sustainable change for the future generations of Ohio.
#OhioRisingYouthShowcase will help create education and outreach for the youth power building summer program. The Showcase will center the art expression of youth, their vision for a more inclusive community, and uplift their talents. Additionally, the Youth Showcase will consist of a fashion/talent show to empower youth. The more we support and create space and opportunity for youth to be their true authentic self, the more we don’t have to speak for our children and the more they can speak for themselves.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Programming starts at 6:00
Beyond the Brix, 970 Parsons Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43207
Ohio Rising Camp
Day 1 Saturday June 31st 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Day 2 Sunday August 1st 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Ohio Rising camp inspires young people’s leadership in civic engagement and social justice through a comprehensive foundational introduction of various social justice movements, concepts, and definitions such as critical race theory and intersectionality. Youth will not only learn the history and influential cultures of America, but the Ohio Rising program will teach and encourage students to dream and imagine new, innovative methodologies and structures for community & self-care.
Do you know or have youth between the ages of 8 and 15 years in central Ohio? If so, Ohio Rising is a program designed to build relationships, health, and wellness and shift knowledge and agency to make healthy decisions.
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Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York announced Wednesday that it is sending three objects back to the country.Two of the works, a pair of 16th-century Benin Court brass plaques of a “Warrior Chief” and “Junior Court Official,” were donated to the museum in 1991 by the art dealer Klaus Perls and his wife Dolly, while the third, a 14th-century “Ife Head,” was recently offered to the museum for purchase by another collector.The museum decided to return the works after conducting research in collaboration with the British Museum, with input from the Nigerian National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM). The two plaques had been part of a 153-piece collection of African royal treasures given to the museum by the Perlses 30 years ago that included brass figures, carved elephant ivory, masks, jewelry and musical instruments.
Explaining his interest in this work to the New York Times in 1991, Klaus Perls said: “I started buying African art simply because I liked to see it together with the works of the Picasso generation of artists in which I specialized as a dealer. Soon, however, my predilection for Benin art asserted itself, and it became the only kind of African art I continued to buy, until, quite unnoticed, it developed into a collection.”According to the museum, the plaques were taken in 1897 from the Benin Royal Palace, in present-day Nigeria, by British military forces and then entered the British Museum’s collection. Around 1950 or 1951, the London institution transferred them with 24 other items to the National Museum in Lagos.The works were somehow removed from that museum “at an unknown date and under unclear circumstances,” the Met said in a press release, and were sold on the international art market, where they were acquired by Perls. Both plaques have now been deaccessioned by the Met.
The brass “Ife Head,” meanwhile, was offered to the museum for purchase by a collector whom the Met did not identify. The 14th-century work originally came from the Wunmonije Compound near the royal palace in Ife. In 1938, a cache of realistically carved portrait heads created by the Yoruba people were discovered in a construction project at the site, and while most went to the National Museum of Ife, several were taken out of the country, leading the Nigerian government to more tightly control the export of antiquities.
According to the Met, the individual who offered the head “had been under the misapprehension that legal title to the work had been granted by the NCMM.” Inquiries made by the museum proved otherwise, it added, and the Met “arranged with the seller and their agent for the ‘Ife Head’ to return to its rightful home.”The Met said it will hold onto the works until the NCMM’s director general, Abba Isa Tijani, can travel to New York to retrieve them.
“We sincerely appreciate the transparency exhibited by the Metropolitan Museum of Art regarding issues leading to the return of these objects,” Tijani said in a statement.
He added that Nigeria is open to opportunities “for collaborations of all sorts, including traveling exhibitions with many of these exquisite objects,” and that it plans to work “with as many willing partners as possible” on initiatives such as the Digital Benin project, an online archive of items originating from the historical Kingdom of Benin. Max Hollein, the Met’s director, said in a statement that “the retention of these works within Nigeria’s national collections is critical to the well-being of the museum community and to fostering ongoing cooperation and dialogue between the Met and our Nigerian counterparts.”
Among the projects that the Met would like to work on with Nigeria, he added, is the planned Edo Museum of West African Art in Benin City.”We welcome the rapprochement developing in the museum world, and appreciate the sense of justice displayed by the Metropolitan Museum of Art,” said Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s minister of information and culture, in a statement. “Nigeria enjoins other museums to take a cue from this. The art world can be a better place if every possessor of cultural artifacts considers the rights and feelings of the dispossessed.
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Nicki Minaj’s much anticipated comeback was everything her fans needed and more.
Nicki released her ‘Beam Me Up Scotty’ Mixtape on all streaming platforms which included fan faves us 3 new tracks. The Pink Friday rapper also sent her fans a personal letter updating them everything that’s been going on in her life, including dealing with her Step-father’s death.
Northeast Ohio Rock with DJ Terry
GET TO KNOW DJ TERRY
Why did you want to work as a DJ? I have always loved music and growing up in Cleveland so when i was in College I worked as an intern at WMMS and loved the connection the DJs had with both the artist and the fans.
What skills do you think DJs need to be successful? A success DJ needs to be technically savvy, well spoken and a understand music theory. Most of all I believe a successful DJ must be stay in touch with their listeners and the music industry
How do you stay up to date with the latest music trends? I enjoy seeing live local music in our area venues , reading local newspapers and magazines and using social media to discover new music.
What techniques do you use to engage listeners? I engage my listeners through social media and at local shows
What would you say is the most rewarding part of being a DJ? The must rewarding part is introducing my listeners to artist they have not heard of before.
Cleveland’s own Spazz Plot stops by the studio virtually to chat it up with the #HitOrMissSundaysCrew about his new single & video for GUAPANESE
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On Thursday (April 22), the hip hop community was hit with yet another hard blow while it’s still mourning the deaths of Ruff Ryders legend DMX and Bad Boy recording artist Black Rob. On his Instagram, producer and Digital Underground co-founder Chopmaster J revealed that his crew member and fellow co-founder Shock G has passed away.
Posting a throwback black-and-white photo of the two, J captioned it: “34 years ago almost to the day we had a wild idea we can be a hip hop band and take on the world through it all the dream became a reality and the reality became a nightmare for some.”
He continued: “And now he’s awaken from the fame long live shock G Aka Humpty Hump and Rest In Peace my Brotha Greg Jacobs!!!”
In 1987, Shock G founded Digital Underground with Chopmaster J, real name Jimi Dright; and Kenny-K, real name Kenneth Waters in The Bay. Big fans of junk bands from the 1970s, the crew’s music would be heavily influence by that era.
One person that the crew is widely known for — and the most successful star to come out from them — is Tupac. The group is actually credited by many for launching the famed rapper’s career. One of Digital Underground’s most popular singles is 1990’s “The Humpty Dance,” which was featured on their debut album titled Sex Packets.
We aren’t aware of G’s cause of his death as of yet. He was reportedly 57 years old.
Take a look at Chopmaster’s IG post revealing his passing below. Rest in peace.
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Swizz Beatz posted the Memorial arrangements for the late Great DMX.
Long Island native John Jigg$ is now taking over the ATL music scene. Jiggs stopped by #HitOrMissSundays virtually and chopped it with the #HitOrMissSundaysCrew He discussed his new EP ‘The Madness’ produced by BP.
John talked about the 3 day studio session in NYC that produced this lyrically heavy project as well as the meaning behind the name. Check the interview below.