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HORRIFIC PHOTOS: “Animal Murder for Sport” Maroi Conservancy in hot water again


The folks at the Maroi Conservancy are in hot water AGAIN. You may remember them as the hunting spot where whackjob Melissa Bachman posed with her kill, a male African lion which is on the endangered list and NOT part of the animals you can murder at Maroi, supposedly.

Now, in response to a Facebook post, Maroi has proved that once again, they are clueless and insensitive. When a Facebook user posted “BOYCOTT THESE MURDERES!” on the Maroi Facebook page, Maroi replied:
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In case you are one of the few people that don’t know about them, here are some facts about the Maroi:

  • You can cull hunt or trophy hunt for a variety of expensively priced packages
  • Their Murder for Sport list includes zebras and giraffes (and apparently lions even though they are not listed in the murder package)
  • Children are allowed to hunt on ‘Murder for Sport’ packages
  • You can get a commemorative photo taken with your murdered animal

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Hey, Gaming Companies & Console Makers: What About the Disabled? Yeah, you: @SEGA @bioware @EASPORTS @RockstarGames @THQ @PlayStation


isaacMy wonderful inspiring friend Isaac Harvey (TheTrue619 on Twitter) needs help to get gaming companies and console makers to create new consoles for the disabled.

Isaac, who is disabled and can only use game consoles with his feet, needs our help to convince these companies to create a new product for gamers who need a little extra help.

Please share and spread the word about Isaac’s quest. He has tried unsuccessfully to get a revised console in the works, but he needs our help. Please visit his petition site and sign the petition!  Please share this post and Isaac’s message to as many people as possible! Thank you!

Or contact some of the gaming companies:

A graphic of Isaac’s idea is below:

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Southern Kool & Charity with @Simpset


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Southern Kool & Charity with @Simpset

It’s not often  you come across talented rap artists who can not only lay down a track, write the lyrics, sing them AND has a heart for those less fortunate.

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Talented Georgia rapper Mista Kool donates 50% of all money he receives from his music to Oxfam.  Around the globe, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive.

Kool can throw down hard though, don’t be fooled by his desire to help those in poverty. He has the kind of tough guy rap that you only find in the true South, the dirty South. Mista Kool has a truly smooth Southern style backed by professional tracks. There’s a quiet yet forceful tone to all his songs and my favorite is “Atlanta.” What I like the most about Kool’s music is that his music has a very hypnotic quality which allows you to get caught up in the music then get punched with his hardcore, heartfelt lyrics. He is rapping from the heart, baring his soul, and letting all of us in.

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Offical Bio:
Mista Kool, a.k.a. Keyo G a.k.a. Keyo Usher of Atlanta Georgia is an artist under the InnerCircle Ent. brand. Locally he’s been involved in muzik for roughly 13 years, writing, producing, and composing beats. Bred off of hip-hop and southerns “crunk” style of music Keyo has grown to become a versatile artist whose creations could be listened to by any member of the general public. Keyo G has been showcased throughout metro Atlanta and most of Georgia, and has the hopes of one day working with a major label. Highly commited to his work and humble in his accomplishments Keyo looks to succeed where others have failed with sheer persistence. Skills range from mixing and producing to writing and composing. Currently working on his latest mixtape “Simpset Effect” Keyo hopes to reach everyone that will listen.

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5 Worst Mistakes Aspiring Rappers Make on Twitter


social-media-mistakes-608Twitter is one of the best vehicles around for getting exposure, fans and engagement via social media. Big artists are (mostly) accessible via Twitter, and many (like Waka Flocka Flame) use Twitter and other social media channels to broaden their exposure and interact with fans.

I see a lot of young, upcoming artists on Twitter and I immediately can tell you who’s using Twitter correctly by viewing their Twitter profile. The five biggest mistakes I see are:

1. A Twitter bio that tells nothing about what kind of music you make

Hopefully, you are trying to reach a lot of people via Twitter, so using indie terms or obscure hashtag lingo will go over the heads of most people. Keep your bio simple: state what you do and what kind of music you perform.


2. Tweeting without linking

Tweet out links to your YouTube videos, SoundCloud site or ReverbNation account. I see a million rap hopefuls who tweet things like, “2014 gonna be MY year” or “Taking it to the next level” which doesn’t really mean anything without links to back it up.


3. Having a booty shot as your profile photo

This makes you look like an amateur. Shots of women with big booties (or similar sexual photos) as your Twitter profile photo make you look like you’re 12.


4. Less music, more drugs

If the majority of what you tweet are photos of yourself exhaling or inhaling smoke, or if you mainly post photos of plastic baggies with illegal substances, I will pass you by rather than follow you because I can tell you’re not serious about your music. Photos like that might work as something funny between your high school friends, but only the biggest stars can (and usually don’t) tweet photos of drugs.

And the WORST mistake you can make on Twitter:


1. No link to your music

Not linking to your music in your Twitter bio totally defeats the purpose of your Twitter account. If you’re an artist without a site for hosting your music, don’t get a Twitter account until your music site is in place.

Vote for Lady Jazz to Win “Honey of the Year”!


BFCU2H0CUAEE2osVisit the Honey Academy to vote for our girl and everyone’s favorite model to win the Honey of the Year award!

Visit this page (http://honeyacademy.com/page/honey-of-the-year-voting) and scroll down towards the bottom to vote for Lady Jazz, she’s the fourth choice from the top of the list.

Submit a comment to let us know you voted and to send Lady Jazz a message of support!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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R.I.P. Kayo Redd: A Personal Message to Anyone Contemplating Suicide


kayoredddcIt’s with great sadness and heaviness of heart that I share that the rumors of Kayo Redd’s death seem to be true. The rapper and younger brother of Waka Flocka Flame, Kayo reportedly committed suicide either Saturday or Sunday. Pray for his family and friends, who have already suffered so much. I believe that God has welcomed him to the afterlife and that whatever suffering he may have been going through is over. I wish for him eternal peace and the joy of the universe.

This has made me want to reach out and do something to help people. So here goes.

You are not alone
Many many people, including me, have at times thought life was so difficult, it would be better to end it rather than continue.

Feeling suicidal is not weakness
If you are thinking about committing suicide, you are not weak. You are just worn out. I know how you feel.

Depression can cause suicide
Depression may be causing your feelings. You may just need a little bit of therapy and some medication to feel better.

You are valuable
No matter what you’ve done, or what’s been done to you, you are a valuable, awesome person. No person or event can ever take that away from you.

You are loved
I love you, no matter what’s happened or what you’ve done. I want you to be happy. Please reach out to someone for help. We need you here on earth.

If you are thinking about killing yourself, please don’t. I love you and will help you if I can. Reach out to me on Twitter and I”ll try to put you in touch with people who can help.

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10 Compelling Quotes About Racism


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Martin Luther King, Jr

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.


Eminem

Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism.


Rosa Parks

Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome.


Coretta Scott King

Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood.


Abraham Joshua Heschel

Racism is man’s gravest threat to man – the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.


Pierre Berton

Racism is a refuge for the ignorant. It seeks to divide and to destroy. It is the enemy of freedom, and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out.


Miriam Makeba

I look at an ant and I see myself: a native South African, endowed by nature with a strength much greater than my size so I might cope with the weight of a racism that crushes my spirit.


Samuel L. Jackson

People know about the Klan and the overt racism, but the killing of one’s soul little by little, day after day, is a lot worse than someone coming in your house and lynching you.


Oprah Winfrey

I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that’s how I operate my life.


Richard Powers

We will live with racism for ever. But senses of self, senses of belonging, senses of us and of others? Those are up for grabs.

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Rap Artist Gotcha Ganja – Texas, Trap & Life After Suicide


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There’s an interesting young artist out of Dallas who is creating an in innovative rap sound. Gotcha Ganja creates albums with an odd mix of background tracks combined with quirky, cool lyrics. He also addresses topical issues to make you think and re-examine your own beliefs. He confronts issues like homophobia and pushes the envelope of tolerance. Kind of a mix of philosopher and rapper, musician and muse.

In an exclusive interview with Deep Commotion, Gotcha Ganja answered a few questions about his life and career:

Can you introduce yourself to us?
gotchagangstaMy name is Gotcha Ganja, I’m 18 years old, and I live in Dallas, Texas.

What made you decide to go into rap?
When I was in elementary school some kids were bustin raps on the bus. I joined in and said ‘I got the bling bling cuz ima yao ming” and I thought damn that was actually pretty hot for 7 year old me. I kinda put the idea on hold and then at about 13 I started rapping full songs.

How long have you been creating rap?
Around 5-6 years now total. I started off just making songs for fun but around a year ago I started to focus on the craft and get my sound together.

Who are your musical influences?
I’m a really big Pusha T fan. A lot of what I do I think comes from Pusha T. I also bring in a lot from Lil Ugly Mane, MF Doom, Kanye West, and Two Chains. I like a lot of what all of those guys do with their music.

Why did you call the album “Life After Suicide”?
Well, I ran a social/musical experiment earlier this year. I was trying to make a statement about homophobes in an ironic way and I rapped under the name “Faggot”, a dead 13 year old rapper who committed suicide and his tapes were being released after his death. Obviously none of this is true, but it was fun to get reactions from everyone who listened to the stuff. It caused a pretty decent amount of controversy over the name. Rappers say faggot all the time but a rapper can’t be named faggot? Anyways, since the story goes that faggot committed suicide, this tape was the beginning of life after faggots suicide. A.K.A. Gotcha Ganja’s career.

420You have a lot of interesting background tracks in your music, what made you decide to use kind of non-standard tracks like those?
Growing up in Texas I took from my roots and used to rap over very southern, very old school 3 6 Mafia inspired beats and the occasional Lex Luther trap instrumental when I was a young Ganja in training but as life threatening drug usage became a more prominent aspect of my life I like to think that it mutated my taste in music into a trippier, much edgier version of what it once was feel me.

Who do you think is the best rap artist today, besides yourself, and why?
That’s a really tough one. There are a lot of rappers I like and all of them have cool things about them. If I had to narrow it down to one it would probably be Lil Ugly Mane. His entire image and idea is so cool to me and I love that he produces all of his own stuff. Guy is lowkey best experimental trap producer of all time in my opinion.

Who is the worst rap artist and why?
Haha I don’t like to start beef with no one but I don’t like Hopsin very much. Dude has some technical skill but he has absolutely no sense in his beat selection and hook game. Did you listen to Knock Madness? Shit was terrible. And all he does is preach now. Oh my god there was literally a song about getting friend zoned it was hilarious.

What other kinds of music do you like, who do you listen to?
I am into EDM, I go to raves a pretty decent amount. I like trap and house mostly. That and ambient electronic music. When I get stoned and I’m tryna chill I throw on XXYYXX a lot.

What do you want to tell people about yourself, your music and where you are going?
I just want people to know that I’m doin me out here and I think that they would enjoy watching me do myself. My music is only getting better from here and everyday I’m thinking of great new ideas. Other than that my next mixtape is most likely going to be a group tape with the other two members of Finnigan’s Baked (my rap group).

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