ChevonMedia.com x Rockness.net Video on Police Brutality at the Pete Rock / Smif-n-Wessun album release party.
Click play below to see Rock’s reaction to watching his fans get beaten and arrested outside the show at Tammany Hall.
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Sean Penn’s JPHRO foundation Thanks Cormega for Haiti Benefit Song
Queens emcee Cormega has gone from traveling to Haiti with Styes P and Immortal Technique in a hands-on effort to help the country, to pulling together a supergroup comprised of artists Redman, Maya Azucena, General Steele of Smif-n-Wessun, Jazimoto, Stic.Man of Dead Prez, and Fame of M.O.P. It has been an honor and a pleasure to work with him to pull this together.
The supergroup teamed with a roster of advocates to craft “I Made A Difference,” a benefit song for Haiti. The song was released on iTunes Myspace and SONY/Red with proceeds being administered by Sean Penn’s JPHRO foundation.
In a fitting follow up to all of his hard work in the fight to keep the attention on rebuilding Haiti, the Sean Penn/JPHRO foundation offered their public gratitude to Cormega via their official Twitter page.
To support the rebuilding effort in Haiti:
You can purchase “I Made A Difference (‘The Haiti Benefit Song’) Feat.General Steele, Sticman, Redman, Lil Fame, Maya Azucena, Jazimoto, The Revelations” on
// Cormega Teams with Steele, Redman, Stic Man, Fame and Maya Azucena for Haitian Relief
// Proceeds from “I MADE A DIFFERENCE” song to benefit Haiti via JPHRO.org
// Cormega x Sony/Red Press Event Recap [Video] via @Antisellout dot com
Detroit Hip Hop aficionado Hex Murda delivers his views on the police brutality seen round the world in only the way Hex can..
A little humor and a lot of serious reflection on what Hip Hop really represents in the eyes of the established powers in the U.S.A.
Thank you for agreeing to share your views on the situation concerning the police brutality perpetrated against the Monumental 5 at the Pete Rock / Smif n Wessun show at Tammany Hall, NYC. I’ve rounded up some interesting questions from the fine folks on my Twitter timeline. Let’s get started.
Question 1 (via Brittney @Long_LeggedLife )
Have you ever had any clashes with police officers before?
“A lot. I was actually bitten by a police horse & involved in a melee w/ police where I went to Jail & the precinct was stormed by angry onlookers.”
Question 2 (via @SacredStitch )
With the tension that can build between police and patrons of any venue, what do you think can be done to ensure more safety of the artists as well as the fans at shows?
“I have no idea. The police can pretty much do what they. Unfortunately fans & artists alike just have to follow their commands unless their ready to get busy.”
Question 3 (via Lamar of Sony/RED @Whatevaok )
After watching the patrons clashing with police outside Tammany Hall, do you feel that the black Hip Hop community’s reactions to the police that night should have been different than what you saw on the videos?
“I didn’t see anybody doing anything wrong. I think the police wanted to impose their will.”
Question 4 (via @RobertaHood )
Steele makes a reference at the end of the police brutality recording (filmed by Jay Diamond) that the “hip hoppers….the current revolutionaries of this time”, are simply being mashed up by the NYPD because the police have nothing else better to do.
In your opinion are “hip hoppers” the current revolutionaries of the time, at least in the perception of the powers that be?
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“Police & the aforementioned powers that be can’t control HipHop, so yes they’re afraid of it. I don’t know if these guys are ready for Revolution. I’m not even sure cats are ready to get pepper-sprayed, but the police know that eventually a powder-keg is gonna erupt. Its gonna have a short fuze, & ironically, the same people trying to stop it are probably gonna ignite it.”
Thanks Hex for sharing your views on this ongoing case.
“Eat baboon meat.”
(yeah.. that is how the Q&A ended. LMAO.)
-EVIL DEE ON POLICE BRUTALITY AT THE PETE ROCK “MONUMENTAL” SHOW
-PETE ROCK TO STAND AGAINST NYPF POLICE BRUTALITY @ CITY HALL
–LORD FINESSE SPEAKS ON POLICE BRUTALITY @ SMIF N WESSUN SHOW
-DROP THECHARGES AGAINST THE :: #MONUMENTAL5 ::
Join Pete Rock at his Hip-Hop Against Police Brutality Rally
Click here for VIDEO of the police beating Pete Rock’s fans bloody.
Click here for a PHOTO of a Smif n Wessun Fan who was taken to the hospital.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THAT NIGHT ON: MTV, THE VILLAGE VOICE, OR WPIX 11.
JOIN THE ARTISTS AS THEY STAND FOR THEIR FANS. THE RALLY WILL INCLUDE: PETE ROCK, GENERAL STEELE, CYNICAL SMITH, KEVIN POWELL, LUMUMBA BANDELE (BLACK AUGUST), CHARLES BARRON (NYC CITY COUNCIL MEMBER), KENNETH MONTGOMERY (ATTORNEY/ACTIVIST) AND MANY MORE.
To support their stand against police brutality, you should arrive at 260 Broadway (which is city hall) at 12pm on Tuesday, July 5, 2011.
Pete Rock and Smif-n-Wessun’s fans were brutally beaten by the NYPD last night.
Pete [+ Tek and Steele ] had their “Monumental” album release event at Tammay Hall Last night. The same Tammany Hall NYC where I held a peaceful coat drive event with Cormega and Large Professor in February.
But now it’s June.
The cops are out every night scouring parties. Toward the end of the night, the police entered and maced the people in the club, deciding that it was time for event to end. We’re talking about the event for an artist who just did a benefit song for Haiti. These are peaceful artists/activists releasing their music but-
The cops proceeded to do what you see in the video. Beat people. If you were there, follow Suebee’s advice and report your complaint.
According to Cynical, her friend’s wife was beaten so badly she ended up in the hospital.
Should any of you be ready to Do Something Different please let me know by emailing me with the subject line “I’m Ready.” For example.. I bet Kraff is Ready after the cops did this to him. This will be a long summer. Perhaps we can Do Something Different.
I’m ready. Cynical is ready. Lamar is ready.
Are you ready?
ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of Proceeds from “I MADE A DIFFERENCE” benefit Haiti via JPHRO.org. The song features Redman, Cormega,
General Steele, Fame, Stic.man and Maya Azucena.
Learn more. Check out:
*Cormega’s motivation and written statement
*Details on the Sony Red Distribution deal
*Maya Azucena’s reasons for doing the song
*This preview of the song, “I Made A Difference”
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE “I MADE A DIFFERENCE”
Click below for the video of the press event.
Peace & love from the whole team!