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Already a Spoken Word phenom in the Southern region of the United States, Tommy Bottoms hit the national scene with his controversial themed spoken word on HBO's Def Poetry Jam. As part of the foundation performance crew, we watched as this production brought the art of Poetry/Spoken Word to the forefront of entertainment and education.
Now adding actor and producer to his many talents, Tommy has written and produced the hot new stage production "Educated Gangster". Featuring fellow award winning artists Malik Salaam, Tamika "GA Me" Harper, Abyss, Cola Rum, and songstress Theresa "Tha Songbird", this production has caught the attention of the mainstream art appreciators and is set to hit the major theater Center Stage on Friday, May 3. Join me as I talk with Tommy about his vision, as well as the opportunity to win 2 tickets to this historic event!
IMMEDIATELY AFTER: Stay on the line for 8x HBO Def Poet, Peabody Award recipient, Actress, Business owner Tamika "GA Me" Harper as we discuss her role in Educated Gangster as well as her business ventures!
THERE IS A IDEAL THAT IS COSSING AMERICA THEY PEOPLE WANT TO BE GANGSTERS. DO YOU KNOW THE COST OF WHAT IT TAKES TO BE THAT?
DOES CRIME REALLY PAY FOR THE SMALL TIMER WHO THINKS THEY CAN CAN RICH BY PREYING UPON OTHERS?
SHOULD GANGS CHANGE THIER WAY OF THINKING A TRY TO BECOME REAL PEOPLE IN A GREED FILLED WORLD?
THIS SHOW IS NOT TO PROMOTE BEING A GANGSTER BE TO INFORM YOU ON THE MYTH THAT THE LIFESTYLE IS ONE WE NEED TO PURSUE.
OUR YOUTH ARE FALLING TO A FALSE BELIEVE THAT BEING A GANSTER IS A GREAT LIFESTYLE WHEN IN THE REAL IT'S A NIGHTMARE. WHEN WE LOOK AT THE OG'S WE FIND THAT IT WAS NOT THE VIOLENCE THAT WAS THEIR MOTIVATION IT WAS THE INJUSTICE OF A SYSTEM IN WHICH THEY WERE BEING ROBBED A MONEY AND ESTABLISHING THEMSELVES AS A GROUP OF PEOPLE.
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Dying twice on the way to the hospital after being blown up by a bomb thought to have been planted by the mafia, BOMBED IN HIS BED: Confessions of Jewish Gangster Myer Rush, is a true about larger-than-life character that lived his days on his own terms and achieved his goals-through whatever means necessary. My guest today is not only the author of this Fascinating book, but the nephew of this infamous Jewish Gangster. His name is Bruce Farrell Rosen and he shares with us some excit
Wrapping up National Poetry Month...I give to you all the amazing cast of The Educated Gangster!!!!!! Ya do NOT wanna miss the episode...
Tamika 'GA Me' Harper - Tony Award Winner, 7xHBO Def Poet, Peabody Award Winner, creator of the annual Tamika Festival (6 years running), and owner operator of Lady Girl Productions
Derrick 'Abyss' Graham - Peabody Award Winner, 3xHBO Def Poet and creator of the Acoustic Garden Music Series
Malik Salaam - Award winning filmmaker, documentarian and author, 2xHBO Def Poet and co-writer of Educated Gangster 101
Theresa Tha SONGBIRD - Touring member of internationally renown Punany Poets, featured artists on TV One's Verses & Flow, and creator of the The Bird is the Word Music and Poetry Series (3 years running)
Cola Rum - Award winning poet, novelist and playwright and featured artist on BET's Lyric Cafe
Tommy Bottoms - Writer and Producer of Educated Gangster 101
Next UP: Tommy Bottoms. We're gonna converse about his new project down in ATL "Educated Gangster, which features Tamika 'Georgia Me' Harper, Teresa 'Da Songbird' Wilson, Malik Salaam, Derrick 'Ayss' Graham, and Cola Rum. THis is gonna be #EPIC. #NoChaserRadio About Tommy: Tommy Bottoms is proving himself to be one of the most prolific spoken word artists of our time. His brilliant word play, powerful voice and witty socio- political commentary has
Don't Miss Another "Educated Gangster" Exclusive In "The Candy Shop" When @KenyaTST Talks One On One With "Tommy Bottoms" To Discuss The True Meaning Of "Educated Gangster" & The Encore Presentation In Atlanta At Center Stage May 3rd.
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STRANGE VOICES will be the topic from the Mean Streets of
Washington,DC comes Film Director & Actor Sean "AP" Lorenzo whom
will shine some light on the Rayful Edmond documentary and difference
between the Ronald Regan Hustle and Todays twisted perception of Grind.
The Second Half of the Broadcast will be announced with Random Shoutouts and Sniper Lyrics. Welcome To #WarStarrHipHop where
(((( The Battle Has Begun )))) Anything Can Happen !!!
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This program is about gangster rap and the effect that it has on the African community. This program will identify the problem, address it and inform the community about how we are going to resolve this matter. In addition the members of the Anti Gangster Rap Commitee will discuss the mass demonstration and rally that they will be hosting in the Philadelphia Area.
ON THIS EPISODE OF WESTSIDE WEDNESDAYS WE PAY HOMAGE TO THE WESTCOAST AND THE INTRODUCTION OF GANGSTER RAP AND THE SIGNIFICANCE IT HAD ON HIP HOP AND THE WORLD. WE WILL GIVE YOU THE HISTORY ON ARTIST SUCH AS ICE-T, TODDY T, KING T, N.W.A, COMPTONS MOST WANTED, DJ QUIK , KID FROST AND MORE.