Author Vida Starr

Vida Starr is a radio producer and personality as well as a community activist and advocate from South Central Los Angeles. Vida can be heard on KPFK 90.7FM in Southern California as well as KJLH 102.3FM in the Los Angeles area.

Interviews P.O.S. Kidney
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Exclusive P.O.S. Story on Hip Hop DX

Thanks to a good friend with great taste in Hip Hop, I became a fan of P.O.S. and as well as other Doomtree  members fairly recently. Welp, better late than never, right? Well anyway, I peeped this recent DX article by Andres Tardio and it saddens me to hear about P.O.S. kidney troubles but I'm very inspired by…

Music Mobb Deep - All a Dram ft The Lox
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Mobb Deep – All A Dream f. The LOX (Video)

  "It was all a dream!" Or was it? Mobb Deep released their new video for "All a Dream" featuring The Lox from their album The Infamous Mobb Deep available on iTunes. Think of it as a gift to the children 90s Hip Hop.

Music Dessa - Fighting fish
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Dessa – Fighting Fish (Video)

Dessa drops a new video for her song Fighting Fish from her album Parts of Speech. She also has a tour coming up in September. Unfortunately (for me), L.A. isn't on the list so I hope you cities that are on the list come out and appreciate the opportunity to see dopeness personified on stage.

Real News MHP Show
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Melissa Harris-Perry Show Panel Discusses Policing Tactics and Black Fatherhood

Yesterday on the Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC, Melissa Harris-Perry and her team of guests tackle two issues that are definitely in high discussion in the Black community: policing and fatherhood. We recently shared the article from the New York Times regarding the "Broken Windows" policy implemented by the NYPD that was discussed on the…

Music planet-asia-via-satellite
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Planet Asia – Via Satellite f. MidaZ the Beast & Casual (prod. TzariZM)

Planet Asia and TzariZM have teamed up for a joint project entitled Via Satelite set to be released July 29th on iTunes. This track of the same name includes MidaZ the Beast and Casual and if this song is any indicator of how good the album is, I think we can expect to nodding our…

Music coss-cashius-king
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Co$$ – Co$$ Is Cashus King (Mixtape)

  The Leimert Park emcee known as Co$$ changes his name to Cashus King and drops a mixtape with his best tracks mixed by DJ Nex Millen. New album, Church Of The Good Thief, drops with his new name via Public Axis this fall. Until then, peep the mixtape below.  Co$$ ...is CashUs King [mxtp by…

Real News Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington
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Is U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder one of the Dopest Appointed Officials in the White House?

When it comes to addressing issues that face low-income people of color such as the school-to-prison pipeline and felons not having the right to vote, I've always commended Attorney General Eric Holder for not only speaking out but stategizing and implementing ways to address these issues and others. TheRoot.com made a list that does nothing…

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