August 27, 2014
The lil bros puttin in that work! #SouthwestDetroit #Squad #music #arts #culture #amodhdc #RAIZup #Detroit

The lil bros puttin in that work! #SouthwestDetroit #Squad #music #arts #culture #amodhdc #RAIZup #Detroit

August 25, 2014
catch #TheTreesWillGrowAgain at www.sKnoxx.bandcamp.com 

- honorary download or donate any amount to help fund #AYO! with their #youth #leadership development in the #community. #SanFrancisco #California #Detroit #Michigan

catch #TheTreesWillGrowAgain at www.sKnoxx.bandcamp.com

- honorary download or donate any amount to help fund #AYO! with their #youth #leadership development in the #community. #SanFrancisco #California #Detroit #Michigan

August 23, 2014

#DanceLife #MidtownThrowdown3 #CassCorridor @5egallery #MCRz #MotorCityRockerz

August 23, 2014
If you’re in #Detroit, catch me at 830pm at #MidtownThrowdown3 rockin a a brand new beat set! Bring your USB so you can downland this rare set of beats you’ll only catch at @5egallery tonite! #ShoutOutToMySet #MCRz #MotorCityRockerz #RAIZup #DeathStarKlic .#southwestdetroit

If you’re in #Detroit, catch me at 830pm at #MidtownThrowdown3 rockin a a brand new beat set! Bring your USB so you can downland this rare set of beats you’ll only catch at @5egallery tonite! #ShoutOutToMySet #MCRz #MotorCityRockerz #RAIZup #DeathStarKlic .#southwestdetroit

August 22, 2014
With the homies up in #southwestdetroit @Corner_Pocket_01 for @alicashjr24 #MusicVideo directed by @_dcruz! #rapLife

With the homies up in #southwestdetroit @Corner_Pocket_01 for @alicashjr24 #MusicVideo directed by @_dcruz! #rapLife

August 20, 2014
#WestVernor #SouthwestDetroit

#WestVernor #SouthwestDetroit

August 20, 2014
"Beefed Out" by Sacramento Knoxx

via @bonuscut :

If you follow this publication at all, you’re more than likely familiar with the work of producer/MC Sacramento Knoxx. Born and raised in Detroit, Knoxx incorporates hip-hop into his work as a community organizer and activist. For the last three months Knoxx spent time in Oakland and San Francisco, California as an artist in residence at the School of Unity and Liberation and the Arab Organizing & Resource Center. As violence between Israel and Palestine intensified this summer, Knoxx’s work to address anti-arab racism, speaking out about the injustices of the Israeli Apartheid and teaching youth from a social justice lens became even more crucial .

Today we feature “Beefed Out,” from the recently released The Trees Will Grow Again, the culmination of Knoxx’s summer in California. As he explains:

“Beefed Out” speaks to the increased militarization of U.S. police in our communities. We call on our communities to continue fighting back and resisting state violence and repression. Understanding prisons, borders, surveillance and policing as tools of global repression is critical to building and maintaining powerful movements for liberation.”

Behind the heavy and frantic war drums of DeathStar Kic’s Dustin Haffner, Knoxx successfully sums up the plight of the hood at home and abroad. He does this with lines such as, “Feeling like I’m facing King Koopa/ They quick to shoot ya/ That violence, repression, that new old message” and “De-fund activities with the police/ War on terror, war on drugs, border security/ R U phvckin kiddin me?/ This is the land of the free.”

The entire The Trees Will Grow Again project is another reminder of how hip-hop can be to unite people and raise consciousness when used to speak on the social, political and economic platform. As events continue to unfold in the United States, the Middle East and around the globe, our hearts and minds are with those continuing to do battle against oppression.

More information, the link to the song and instrumentals, are here: http://sknoxx.bandcamp.com/track/beefed-out

This was produced along side fellow DeathStar Klic producer, Dustin Haffner. www.soundcloud.com/dhaffner

August 17, 2014
Boutta drop these beats at the 32nd Annual African World Festival in #Detroit. #Maschine #NativeInstruments #Indigenous #Beats #Handdrum #medicine #CharlesHWrigjtMuseum

Boutta drop these beats at the 32nd Annual African World Festival in #Detroit. #Maschine #NativeInstruments #Indigenous #Beats #Handdrum #medicine #CharlesHWrigjtMuseum

August 14, 2014

#Detroit #NoJusticeNoPeace #OpportunityDetroit

August 11, 2014

#TheTreesWillGrowAgain - yall ready?!?! #TurtleIsland2Palestine #oakland #SanFrancisco #southwestdetroit #RAIZup -

#BDS #Boycott #Divestment #Sanction

August 10, 2014

#California sunshine! #BayArea #SanFrancisco #Oakland #BayBridge

August 10, 2014

#DABKE #Move #DanceLife #bdsMoveMent #BDS

August 10, 2014
@cgazaleh www.GazalehArt.com #Oakland #Palestine #Solidarity #Mural

@cgazaleh www.GazalehArt.com #Oakland #Palestine #Solidarity #Mural

August 10, 2014

#Indigenous #DanzaAzteca opening up the space. #Oakland #Palestine #Solidarity #FreePalestine

-Contributing artists include Native American, IROT; African American and former Black Panther, Emory Douglas; Japanese American, Erin Yoshi; Chicano-Pacific Islander American, Miguel Bounce Perez; Palestinian-American, Chris Gazaleh; Asian American, SPIE; Latino American, Fred Alvarado; and African American, Deadeyes.

August 8, 2014

Love yall, #SchoolOfUnityandLiberation 2014
#Oakland #SanFrancisco #BayArea