The Rebel Beat Podcast #001 – M1, Emrical, Jahsun, #BlackLivesMatter

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Here it is! The very first podcast of The Rebel Beat. We’ll be coming at you live every Wednesday from 10pm-12am on CKUT radio! You can stream it live from anywhere in the world at http://www.ckut.ca, or tune in on the FM at 90.3 in Montreal. And be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes (rate it! leave a review!), or click here for our RSS feed.

We were very blessed to be joined live in studio by Emrical and Jahsun of the mighty Kalmunity Vibes Collective. We talked about their work as artists, the Kalmunity Black History Month event series in Montreal, and the reverberations of the #BlackLivesMatter movement north of the colonial border.

We also heard a short address by the legendary M-1 of Dead Prez, who was supposed to perform in Montreal on January 31st, but was unjustly denied entry into Canada. Continue reading

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M-1 of Dead Prez and Emrical launch The Rebel Beat – February 4

M-1 of the legendary hip-hop group Dead Prez

M-1 of the legendary hip-hop group Dead Prez

The Rebel Beat is blasting into this world on February 4th, with the hopes of bringing down borders, bosses, and banks through revolutionary beats, bass, and everything in between. It is class war on the dance floor, nothing less.

Be sure to tune in live on February 4th from 10pm-12am on CKUT (streaming online), or 90.3 FM in Montreal. To subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, CLICK HERE!

We begin The Rebel Beat with some sad news. M-1, the legendary revolutionary MC who comprises one half of Dead Prez, was set to give a talk and performance in Montreal for the opening of the Fro Foundation’s Black History Month festival on January 31st. But before even making it to Montreal, he was refused entry into Canada by the pigs that guard the imaginary colonial line that we call “the border”. M-1 says he was a victim of racial profiling. I suppose when you rap about real shit like destroying the Prison Industrial Complex, or fighting back against racist police, it’s gonna get you on some watch lists. Continue reading