Category Archives: Hip Hop

Activists discuss social injustice at World Premier screening of film in Phoenix!

  We had such a great night at the world premier screening of our film #Bars4Justice! There were community activists, leaders, organizers, artists, and hip hop heads all there to discuss as a whole what we can do as a community to make a difference. WestCoast Kam was there and he talked about his role […]

Filmmakers bring Ferguson to Phoenix’s Hip Hop community… Sheriff Arpaio not invited.

On October 1st, community leaders along with local and national Hip Hop artist will meet in Phoenix to discuss racial profiling, police brutality, SB1070 laws, and Sheriff Joe Arpaio. This will take place at a premier screening of a short film “#Bars4Justice” (view or download media kit) Presented by Nation19 and Directed by award winning filmmakers Hakeem Khaaliq […]

You waited long enough! #Bars4Justice

You have waited long enough, and although we were to announce winners Sep 1st, we had a great lyrical hiphop debate on who the winner should be over the past 2 days lol.. On top of the prizes the winners will also be featured on an upcoming #Bars4Justice track for YOU to enjoy for FREE!! APDTA! […]

We Need Your Help! #Bars4Justice

So yesterday we were going to pick our last finalist…buuuut, we need your help! These MC’s went sooooo hard that they got equal votes from all our judges! This is where we need you! Listen to each of the runner ups in the videos below: @Offendum, @Sefam, @ConsciousFlo. Post the name of your fav MC in […]

#Bars4Justice Week 2 Finalist MC Friction!

This week was a tough one! We got some dope entries from all across the US, and even overseas in Africa! So lets get to this weeks pick! And the 2nd finalist iiiiiiiiiiiisssss……. MC Friction!! (@ceilobrown) This dude is super sick!! Check out his #Bars4Justice ! “Reaganomics dropped atomically destroying our communities, crack sales, built jails […]

#Bars4Justice Week 1 Finalist Quadir Lateef !

It took allot of arguments, fights, texts, skype, FaceTime, and phone calls to determine this weeks finalist from all the dope entries aaaaaaaaand…….. Quadir Lateef’s #Bars4justice video definitely had everybody buggin! Lyrics: What if Michael Jordan got shot like Mike Brown? What if Sean Combs got shot like Sean Bell? WE ARE THE NEW SIM […]

Free 2 night stay at a 4 star hotel in Washington DC with Nation19 and Jasiri X!!

So you Think you got Skillz? Nation19 teamed up with Jasiri X to kick off #Bars4Justice! #BARS4JUSTICE IS A WEEKLY INSTAGRAM BASED FREESTYLE COMPETITION STARTING AUGUST 4th 2015. YOU GIVE US YOUR BEST BARS IN 15 SECONDS OR LESS, AND WE’LL HAND PICK AND FEATURE THE BEST VIDEO EVERY FRIDAY. WE’LL THEN CHOOSE THE BEST OF […]

NWA Tour with Eminem is coming straight outta somewhere in Europe?

Universal chief Donna Langley is trying to reunite N.W.A for a European tour to promote the group’s biopic with Eminem filling in as Eazy E, and sitting in as an honorary member according to the Langley. “We don’t have anything settled yet with everyone’s schedules,” she says. “But we think it can create a lot of buzz.” After hearing […]

Your favorite rappers soda out. The commercialization of Hip Hop continues with Sprite.

Sprite, a Coke a Cola company launched an interesting soda campaign featuring some of your favorite rappers. The campaign is promoting 16 limited Sprite cans with lyric quotes from Drake, Nas, Rakim Allah and Notorious B. I. G. on the cans. So Lets break it down. Drake: Although he is the most current rapper in […]

Why every Rapper should observe Ramadan

A celebrity customer called us and wanted to buy the new Pillars Tee but was kinda worried about rocking it because he wasn’t a Muslim. We explained that although the shirt is made for people observing Ramadan, the significance can be practiced by anyone with a little discipline. Here is how everyone, even Rappers can observe Ramadan, still stay fresh, and […]

Da Lench Mob X Nation19 = APDTA!

For our 5th year anniversary Nation19 teamed up with Da Lench Mob for a limited collaboration. The collaboration tee symbolizes the climate of America especially as it relates to police brutality and how it is being countered by the public by fighting back and documenting for the world to see. About Da Lench Mob: Da […]

They lie, they spy, they scare…and most likely they are watching you read this article? (NSA)

Although today marks the day that the US government (NSA) will supposedly stop collecting telephone metadata on millions of Americans, we think its all a big trick.  Most US citizens didn’t know the government was illegally spying on them by and using fear to take your rights until former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked classified documents and fled […]