Archive | January, 2011

The Rise of the Independent Artist : Dirt Platoon

31 Jan

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Guests: Dirt Platoon

With Special Appearance By: Celsius 911


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Ogun: The Story of A Baltimore Hero by Jasmine Henderson

30 Jan


 Picture walking down Greenmount Avenue toward Downtown Baltimore; on your left is Old Town Mall which today looks like a ghost town.  On the right is central booking/city jail a towering brown structure that represents the alternative for not staying out of trouble.  In 2011, Baltimore being known for “The Wire” has dissolved; a new identity has emerged: a city that is rebuilding for better.  The downtown area currently going through major construction changes to vacant lots and stores that have gone out of business.  The music scene is similar to Baltimore, going through changes for the better.  One individual who is well known within the DMV (DC/Maryland/Virginia) music scene, has not only made a difference in music but also in the Baltimore community.

   OGUN (pronounced O Goon) when you say his name it commands attention; you can  always find Ogun performing with his Gritty Gang family throughout the city.  Outside of the music scene Ogun is also known as Kevin Beasley; who works within  the local jails to mentor those individuals who want to lead a regular life after being incarcerated.  Beasley is apart of the Goodwill S.E.E.T.S Readiness Program; it stands for Supporting Ex-Offenders in Employment, Training and Transitional Services.  This program was established ten years ago; the following services are offered to the participants: job readiness, training, life skills, conflict resolution, cultural tolerance, anger and also case management.  Has the program had any positive effect on those that take the class? India James, a MCIW inmate, says “After completing Kevin’s workshops I was able to put my life in better perspective and eliminate a lot of personal doubt”.  Is Kevin a motivational speaker? He considers to a be a motivational speaker “not by choice but circumstance”

  A major advocate for Baltimore Hip-hop you can always catch OGUN on the music scene.  With the Internet being used as an outlet to promote and market music OGUN is co-owner of the popular website  The website features music from artists such as LOS, Si-Notes, and 100 Grand  to name a few of the many artists on the website.  Users of the website can download newly released music from their favorite artists and watch music videos.  OGUN’s peers within the music community have also noticed his achievements in the city.  In 2010 at the fourth annual Baltimore Crown Awards, OGUN was awarded the Special Recognition Award for his community work within the prison system.

 Webster’s dictionary defines a hero as: a mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability.  The second part of the definition states: a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities.  The accomplishments Ogun has made in music and Kevin’s accomplishments in the prison system fulfill both definitions.  That is why he is a true Baltimore Hero.

Breaking World News “Raw Video: Man Shot in Egypt Protest”

30 Jan

Haiti : 1 Year Later

27 Jan







Farajii Muhammad, President of New Light Leadership Coalition

Bear Witnez, Hip Hop Aritst

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Politic With Permiss

7 Jan

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