Florida State Senator, Spoken Word Artist and Songwriter Randolph Bracy pka Pres (@Pres47th) covers the latest Digital Issue of The Hype Magazine after his historic appointment as the Florida State Senate Criminal Justice Chairman during this last election. The cover story delves into the makings of the politician as well as exploring his experience in the entertainment industry.As an artist, Bracy as Pres, released his debut single “You Can Do It” which impacts national radio April 26, 2017.  The song is already available via digital retailers and streaming services and premiered via The Hype MagazineSenator Bracy made Florida Senate history when the freshman Democrat was appointed by the Senate President, a Republican, to the Chairmanship of the Criminal Justice Committee (https://www.flsenate.gov/Committees/Show/CJ). Bracy is the first Black to hold the post and perhaps the youngest in the history of the body. It’s also in the air that he may run for US Senate in Florida. He has put his decision on hold until after the current Senate session ends in May.

Source: Florida State Senator Randolph Bracy covers The Hype Magazine April Digital Issue — The Hype Magazine | PRLog

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The decision by Orlando-area prosecutor Aramis D. Ayala to no longer seek the death penalty in murder cases has injected a racial discussion about death row into the Florida legislative session.Ayala, a Democrat elected as state attorney in 2016, announced her decision while handling the case of Markeith Loyd, who is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and an Orlando police officer. Scott removed Ayala from the Loyd case as well as 21 additional first-degree murder cases and reassigned them to Brad King, a Republican state attorney.Sen. Randolph Bracy, an Orange County Democrat and chairman of the Florida Senate Criminal Justice Committee, defended Ayala’s right to make that call and criticized Gov. Rick Scott’s reaction in an op-ed in the New York Times.”As a black man, I see the death penalty as a powerful symbol of injustice in which race often determines who lives and who dies, especially in Florida,” Bracy wrote. “The state has the second-largest number of death row inmates in the country, after California, and African-Americans are grossly overrepresented on Florida’s death row.”Related: Did the U.S. Supreme Court ban all state laws that make executions mandatory for murderers?

Source: Florida lawmaker says ‘African-Americans are grossly overrepresented on Florida’s death row’ | PolitiFact Florida

 

There is no doubt who the reigning champs in music are right now, Migos (@Migos) have raised the bar in music as full-scope entertainers. When Andre 3000 uttered these famous words after being good in 1995 during the Source Awards, ‘I’m gon’ tell ya’ll something, the South got something to say,‘  the gauntlet was dropped and the music world put on notice. Afterwards the southern region changed the face of the music game in short but long lasting order.New global superstar trio Migos, is a shining manifestation of those eternal words by Dre, and their feature story with GQ magazine is proof that not only do they make great music, their sense of style is respected!

Source: Global megastars Migos featured in GQ fashion spread – TheHypeMagazine

Read the full interview on GQ.com

 

Of all the hidden places throughout Hip-Hop’s motherland, the state of Utah has been keeping a precious jewel all to its self. James The Mormon, a sonically empowered artist has been dominating the 4 corners of the United States (Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona) while sneaking onto the Hip-Hop scene like a thief in the night

Accomplishing something most Billboard Top 40 artists dream of but, very rarely ever achieve, James debuted his freshman album ‘I’m Not A Rapper’ at #1 according to the iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap charts, where he remained for 3 days until Drake released Views From The 6 on April 29th of 2016. I know it sounds like a miracle for an artist the industry is not talking about, but for James, it’s all a part of the plan. Stealthily, he has taken over an entire untapped market of Hip-Hop consumers in United States.

Premiering his 1st national single ‘Holiday’ featuring XXL 2017 Freshman Class prospect Taylor Bennett, (also famously known as Chance The Rapper’s younger brother) on Complex Hustle the new comer has composed a beautiful ballad accompanied by moving visuals made to inspire. Holiday was shot on location in Chicago, paying homage to Taylor’s home town as an act of gratitude for the dope collaboration.

Hot new joint from singer/songwriter/rapper Daja Marie entitled ‘Raindrops’ that’s on path to burn up the airwaves as she puts on the full court press for her upcoming “Go Hard or Go Home” tour beginning January 26 in NYC.

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Music: Joe Smith ‘Cynicism’ @ArtistJoeSmith

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New Music: Joe Smith ‘Cynicism’ – Words from “My inspiration behind Cynicism was a result of my journey, up to this point in my life, both as an artist and a business man. I unconsciously  put my trust in many individuals with regards to my career, my best interest, and the support of my grind. I was always taught that real situations reveal true colors. Alot of people I thought had my best interest at heart had other secret motives and aspirations.  These situations showed me that I am the master of my own fate and taught me to trust in my lyricism and sound.”

Das EFX come together Thursday April 6, 2017 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill (@BBKingBluesNYC), NY; near Port Authority, Grand Central, & Penn Stations. The happening is to celebrate the 25th anniversary of  their platinum album “Dead Serious” from which their single “They Want EFX,” reached top ten on Billboard’s R&B chart and #1 on it’s Hot Rap Tracks chart. Tickets available now, click here.

Source: One night only! Das EFX together for 25th Anniversary of ‘Dead Serious’ – TheHypeMagazine

Aside from being the Fashion Editor for The Hype Magazine, Daja Marie (@RealDajaMarie) has this amazingly pure voice which she lends to the magnificent production of Ali Savage Bandcamp Music. Raindrops is the penultimate in “Let’s Get it On” songs to hit the speakers this year thus far! Stay tuned for more from this songstress as she lends her voice and pen to some of the hottest joints yet to come from names you know and love.

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This is a smash hit headed straight to #1 with a bullet!!!

Something new from Marcus Allen. If you don’t know of Marcus today we give you the visual to his new single “No Lie” presented by JG Entertainment which is receiving major radio play throughout the states.Enjoy

One of a kind all black orchestra, Orchestra Noir, is hosting a black-tie concert called “Night at the Symphony” at Center Stage Atlanta on March 31, 2017. Orchestra Noir has recently been prominently featured as the trendsetting orchestra in the new music video for “Deadz”, the new banger from hip-hop mega stars Migos and 2 Chainz.

Source: Dope All Black Orchestra Featured In New Migos And 2 Chainz Video “Deadz” To Perform At Center Stage Atlanta