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ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Issue58 (December 2017)

Pasadena rapper KStone talks Childhood, Incarceration, and Music (Exclusive Interview)

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Mistah Wilson: Yo KStone, what's good wit it! Thanks for coming thru for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock Magazine! Before we get further into it, what was it like growing up in Pasadena, CA and what does it mean to be from tha City of Roses?
KStone: I'm a 80's baby so around that time it was turnt meaning the gang life. You seen the rising of the crack era. Pops a gang member so I remember hearing gunshots. 46 E. Montana St yea is where it all began. Mama got us in the kitchen clutching down I remember all of that. My childhood was nasty. To be from here City of the Rose it's a wonderful feeling blessed it's no other city like it.

Mistah Wilson: When did you know you wanted to pursue music?
KStone: I wanted to purse music at a young age. I remember pops got his beats playing on his stereo he had back n the day telling me to catch the beat read in his rhyme book at like 9. Since then it waz a go. But I didn't really start taking it serious til' like I hit the county jail at 18 shit got real for ya' boy. Just took my life and put it on paper.

"Life's A Gamble" music video by KStone featuring Major James


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Bing Bing explains how Foster Care & Heart Break has Affected him as an Artist


November 10th, 2017 is a big day for Pasadena, CA rapper Bing Bing and his alter ego, Mistah Wilson. Tha Bingster has officially informed tha block that his next musical project will be called Beautiful Struggle 2: Open Wounds and tha 2nd single is due out on Thanksgiving Day 2017. Marking the 3rd time that Bing Bing has changed the title of his forthcoming compilation, he's decided to make "Beautiful Struggle" a mixtape series as he did with Tha West Kept Secret from 2007-2011.
Bing Bing with Friends of Foster Children after wrapping
Christmas Gifts for Group Home Kids







"The songs I'm writing still have that pain in them that coincides with what I call tha Beautiful Struggle. It makes sense to continue with this theme," explains Bing Bing.

With all that being said, November 10th is a huge day for Bing Bing and ThaWilsonBlock. Tha Pasadena native will be making his debut performance at Legacy Fridays going down at the Historical Landmark Washington Hall on 14th & Fir St. We don't know if Bing Bing is going to hit em with some new songs or take em back with tracks off of Music & Me mixtape or Tha Hater's Favorite EP. What we do know is that Mistah Wilson is dropping ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Issue57 on tha same day...and it's being released for FREE DOWNLOAD again!

In 2016, Bing Bing released Beautiful Struggle mixtape subtitled "Welcome to tha Beautiful Struggle". It was a mixtape about tha obstacles he faces on his mission to make a difference. Bing Bing claims that it was an incomplete mixtape...he just didn't want to push it back any further. Well, we're moving fast into 2018 and Bing Bing still believes that Music is precursor to tha best that's yet to come. He is titling his upcoming project Beautiful Struggle 2: Open Wounds. Inspiration from tha "Open Wounds" subtitle stems from growing up in foster care and not knowing tha truth (or tha whole truth...if you will) about who his dad is or tha circumstances that explains why he had to grow up tha way he did.

"Growing up in foster care for majority of my life, I have slowly learned as an adult that there were and still are a lot of what feels like "secrets" being kept from me about my own life. Meaning there are people out there that know more about tha particulars of my childhood than I do," Bing Bing shares with us. "Considering all that in addition to recent relationships ending in heartbreak, I carry a lot of 'open wounds'. A lot of things have happened to me that I just never got any closure for. After awhile, those pains build and I am tested. And so, I've come to tha conclusion that music is how I'll be able to tell my truths. Music will allow me to share my testimony in hopes of reaching someone and sparking that inspiration in them. Music is tha tool that will enable me to turn these negative situations into positive outcomes."

You can catch Bing Bing PERFORMING LIVE in Seattle, WA on November, 10th, 2017!!!

Who: Bing Bing
What: PERFORMING LIVE (DEBUT PERFORMANCE) at Legacy Fridays Showcase
When: Friday November 10th, 2017 from 6:00p - 12:00a
Where: Washington Hall (14th Ave. & Fir St. Seattle, WA)

Beautiful Struggle 2: Open Wounds
First Single: "Regardless" ft. Suntonio Bandanaz
Second Single: TBR 11/23/17 (Thanksgiving Day)
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Los Angeles Rapper 2Mex explains what Underground Hip Hop means to him


Who was Betty Shabazz?

Betty Shabazz (May 28, 1934 – June 23, 1997), born Betty Dean Sanders and also known as Betty X, was an American educator and civil rights advocate. She was the wife of Malcolm X.

Shabazz grew up in Detroit, Michigan, where her foster parents largely sheltered her from racism. She attended the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, where she had her first encounters with racism. Unhappy with the situation in Alabama, she moved to New York City, where she became a nurse. It was there that she met Malcolm X and, in 1956, joined the Nation of Islam. The couple married in 1958.

Along with her husband, Shabazz left the Nation of Islam in 1964. She witnessed his assassination the following year. Left with the responsibility of raising six daughters as a single mother, Shabazz pursued a higher education, and went to work at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York.

Following the arrest of her daughter Qubilah for allegedly conspiring to murder Louis Farrakhan, Shabazz took in her young grandson Malcolm. He set a fire in her apartment that caused severe burns to Shabazz. Shabazz died three weeks later as a result of her injuries.



ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Issue56 (October 2017) featuring CrystalTears

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CrystalTears explains how he used Music as an alternative to Suicide + How Federal Policy Designed the American Suburb + thawilsonMAG's $1M Issue + Coretta Scott King + Medgar Evers + Harry Tyson Moore + Beautiful Women + Street Art & Photography + much much more!

Bing Bing Changes Title of Upcoming 2017-2018 Album


Pasadena rapper Bing Bing announced that effective immediately he is changing the title of his upcoming mixtape "UhBuDuya" to "Open Wounds". Reasons for the change have a lot to do with rejection and the burden he carries from a broken household. Bing Bing had this to say 
"At 27 it hurts to walk around with all this pain .. I have memories that make me smile. Laugh. Then there are memories that convict my heart. Stop me in my tracks. I just can't go on like this. As much as I desire to help others I don't owe anyone but myself. And it seems tha only way to patch these wounds is to tell my truth."The theme of the UhBuDuya mixtape was to come off as little more chill and relaxed than his previous project Beautiful Struggle. It was meant to be more of a compilation of catchy hooks and creative concepts. But, the way Bing's latest single "Regardless" ft.
Suntonio Bandanaz sounds, we may be in for another sad and emotional project. 

"Being under so much pressure lately, "UhBuDuya" just didn't fit where I'm at in life right now. When I thought about all the fall outs in my life, broken relationships, the closure I never got to have, untold truths others know about my own life, Open Wounds was a great fit for the theme of my next project," explains Bing Bing.

Bing Bing also tells us to expect a 2nd single for the Open Wounds project between now and Thanksgiving. And he's writing some of his best stuff yet...

Exclusive Interview with Marcellis, Chicago’s Hottest New Hip Hop Artist



UGHHB: Hey Marcellis! We appreciate and love your new cutting edge Hip Hop sound coming out of Chicago. Please tell us how many years have you been making music? What part of Chicago are you from?
Marcellis: I started writing music my junior year of high school. So I’d have to be sixteen. And I was born in Chicago and raised there til about 6th grade then I moved back and forth from the suburbs. My mom wanted me and my siblings in better school which was perfect timing because our school in Chicago, Parkman Elementary School, closed down along with several other CPS schools that next year.

Who was Harry Tyson Moore?

Harry Tyson Moore (November 18, 1905 – December 25, 1951) was an African-American educator,
a pioneer leader of the Civil Rights Movement, and founder of the first branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Brevard County, Florida.

Harry T. Moore and his wife, Harriette Vyda Simms Moore, also an educator, were the victims of a bombing of their home in Mims, Florida on Christmas night 1951. He died in an ambulance on the way to a hospital in Seminole County while she died January 3, 1952, at the hospital in Sanford, Florida. Forensic work in 2005-6 resulted in the naming of the probable perpetrators as four Ku Klux Klan members, all long dead by the time of the investigation. The Moores were the first NAACP members to be murdered for civil rights activism; Moore has been called the first martyr of the early stage of the Civil Rights Movement.

In the early 1930s, Moore had become state secretary for the Florida chapter of the NAACP. Through his registration activities, he greatly increased the number of members, and he worked on issues of housing and education. He investigated lynchings, filed lawsuits against voter registration barriers and white primaries, and worked for equal pay for black teachers in public schools.

Moore also led the Progressive Voters League. Following a 1944 US Supreme Court ruling against white primaries, between 1944 and 1950, he succeeded in increasing the registration of black voters in Florida to 31 percent of those eligible to vote, markedly higher than in any other Southern state. In 1946, he and his wife were fired from the public school system because of his activism, and he then worked full-time for the NAACP.



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