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The New Year 2011 is upon us and today it's only fitting that my guest today is an individual who has empowered and continues to empower the minds of many of our youth moving forward. Professor Griff is an internationally renowned educator, writer, producer, musician, platinum recording/spoken word artist, lecturer and founding member of the pioneering and revolutionary hip hop group Public Enemy. He is one of those who laid the foundation for hip hop and a positive message about black culture to the youth. I recall first hearing PE as a young man and pulling my car over to listen to something that growing up on the West Coast we just didn't hear back in the mid-late 80's. It was powerful and edgy, political yet funky, but the message was definitely a serious one. There was a militant message no doubt but there was also an education system and progressive, positive self image instruction in 'culture conscious' hiphop back then as well. That message was deliberately and systematically removed from the vehicle expression called hiphop until today what remains is anything but what the originators put forth. Professor Griff has been on the frontline commentary section from day one and he still maintains an integrity as well as the truth in reality just as he did back then, when he was known as The Minister of Information for PE. He is 'your brother' to a lot of people and an example of what it means when you say 'keeping it real' which he obviously has. A living resource and supporter without apology of all that is good in potential with the youth and a candid brother with a variety of educated well thought out perspectives which is the driving force behind his book 'Analytixz' which we will discuss among other things. Kick off the 2K11 with my special guest Professor Griff on this segment of my Kwanzaa offering on the Imagination at Work.
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Professor Griff (Min. Of Information) is an internationally renowned educator, writer, producer, musician, platinum recording/spoken word artist, lecturer and founding member of the pioneering and revolutionary hip hop group Public Enemy. Author of the popular music business guide: Musick Bizness R.I.P. (Resource Information Publication), Griff stands as a highly acclaimed, seasoned entertainment industry veteran and sought-after resource on all aspects of the music business. An activist within both the conscious and hip hop communities. Author of The Psychological Covert War on Hip Hop The Psychological Covert War on Hip Hop, The Illuminati take over, control, and brainwashing of our culture.
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Brought up in Long Island, New York along with 13 brothers and sisters, Professor Griff began his study of Martial Arts early in life. With thirteen years training in Japanese Ketsugen Karate (2nd Degree Black Belt), three years Wu-Shu training, two years Korean Style Tae Kwon Do (Green Belt), two years Hung Gar Kung Fu training, and one year Aikido training, Professor Griff has utilized the sk...ills and discipline instilled in martial arts throughout his career.
As a youth, Professor Griff formed The Universal Revolutionary Freedom Fighters Society (TUFFS) in Long Island, NY, providing study groups and martial arts training for young people. While offering security services in New York, Professor Griff and childhood friend Chuck D collaborated to form the Revolutionary rap group Public Enemy, in which he held the position of Minister of Information, and leader of "Security Of The First World" aka S1W’s, the group’s security force known for disciplined drill style defense techniques rooted in martial arts. Professor Griff has also provided security services to business establishments.
Professor Griff from the Legendary Hip-Hop Group Public Enemy will discuss his new book ANALYTIXZ. Join us for a enlightening evening. You can call in your question or comments 646-381-4162, the chat room will be open. You can order Prof. Griff's New Book at http://astore.amazon.com/continuedstru-20