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Tupac Shakur: June 16 1971-September 13 1996

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2017 by jaguargold

08vQ37[1]Tupac Amaru Shakur, born June 16th 1971 to the parents of Alice Faye Williams and Billy Garland both Black Panther Members,  was an American rapper and actor. As of 2007, Shakur has sold over 75 million records worldwide. His double disc albums All Eyez on Me and his Greatest Hits are among the best-selling albums in the United States. He has been listed and ranked as one of the greatest artists of all time.

Tupac began life as Lesane Parish Crooks in Harlem, New York, on June 16, 1971. His mother, Alice Faye Williams, (Tupac Mother) changed her name to Afeni Shakur after becoming actively involved with the Black Panther Party; she also renamed young Lesane Parish as Tupac Amaru, after an 18th-century Peruvian revolutionary who was killed by the Spanish. She had become pregnant with her son in 1970 while on bail after being charged with conspiring to set off a race war — Afeni was acquitted the following year after successfully defending herself in court, displaying a gift for oration that her son would inherit. Tupac’s father, Billy Garland, was also a Panther.

PRINCE

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2017 by jaguargold

PRINCE: MUSICIAN, June 7th, 1958 – Apr 21, 2016 (age 57)

Prince Rogers Nelson aka Prince, an American singer-songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, philanthropist, dancer and record producer. A musical innovator known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup, and wide vocal range.

His music integrates a wide variety of styles, funk, rock, R&B, new wave, soul, psychedelia, and pop. He sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He won seven Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award for the film Purple Rain. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, his first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone ranked Prince at number 27 on its list of 100 Greatest Artists, “the most influential artists of the rock & roll era”

A musical genius whose music will live on in our hearts, memories, mind and soul.  34DE496C00000578-3629776-image-a-55_1465318001024[1]

 

KWANZZA

Posted in Black History Month, Current Events, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 26, 2016 by jaguargold

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Kwanzaa: is observed from December 26th through January 1st. its focus is to pay tribute to the rich cultural roots of People of the African Diaspora.

Though first inspired by African-Americans, many of African descent celebrate this occasion today. Its reach has grown to include all whose roots are in the Motherland. Its’ concept is neither religious nor political, but is rooted strongly in a cultural awareness. This is not a substitute for Christmas; however, gifts may be exchanged with the principles of Nguzo Saba always in mind. Gifts are given to reinforce personal growth and achievement which benefits the collective community.

 

June is Black Music Month

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 3, 2016 by jaguargold

 

African-American Music Appreciation Month is celebrated throughout the month of June.  It was originally started as Black Music Month by President Jimmy Carter, who on June 7th, 1979, decreed that June would be the month of Black Music.  since then, presidents have announced to Americans to celebrate Black Music Month.  For each year of His term, President Barack Obama has announced the observance under a new title, African-American Music Appreciation Month.  Call it what you may, June is Black Music appreciation Month so Lets Celebrate.

Remembering Tupac Shakur June 16th, 1971-September 13th, 1996

Posted in 2-Pac with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2014 by jaguargold

 

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On September 13, 1996, Tupac Shakur tragically passed away after being shot in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas.

During his brief life, Tupac Shakur has become a legend in hip-hop and rap circles for his talent. The son of  a Black Panther activists.  In 1991, Shakur emerged as a solo artist—using the name 2Pac—with his debut album 2Pacalypse Now. His second album, Strictly 4 My N. I. G. G. A. Z., crossed over to the pop charts, with singles “I Get Around” and “Keep Ya Head Up.” The album went platinum, selling more than a million copies. Tupac Shakur made his film debut in the 1992 urban crime drama Juice  He showed his softer side in Poetic Justice (1993), which was billed as “A Street Romance.” Tupac Shakur starred opposite Janet Jackson in the film. The following year, he played a drug dealer in the basketball drama Above the Rim.

His third solo album, Me Against the World (1995), started out in the number one spot on the album charts. Many critics praised the work, noting that tracks like “Dear Mama” showed a more genuine, reflective side to the rapper. The possibility of an early death runs through several songs on this recordings – something that many have seen as a chilling moment of foretelling.

After serving eight months in prison, Tupac Shakur returned to music with the album All Eyez on Me (1996).  In his latest project, Tupac Shakur as the defiant street thug was back in full force on this recording. The song “California Love” featured a guest appearance by famed rapper-producer Dr. Dre and made a strong showing on the pop charts. “How Do You Want It” also was another smash success for Shakur.

With all the accolades behind is name at such a young age, It appeared to be a golden time for Shakur .Tupac Shakur’s  untimely death left all those in the entertainment business as well as fans globally, felt the lost of one of the greatest in the music Industry

SPEAK TO ALL SLALUTES YOU TUPAC SHAKUR.

D.J. E-Z Rock Passes Away

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2014 by jaguargold

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When you think of the early years of HIP-HOP, Rob Base & D.J E-Z Rock is one of the many names that come to mine. Unfortunately this dynamitic duo has lost one of their members D.J. E-Z Rock.  So at this time The Speak To All Blog sends out their prayers and condolences to the family and friends of D.J. E-Z Rock, AKA Rodney “Skip” Bryce.  More to follow.

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