dangerousNEGRO was in the building at KRS-One’s Stop The Violence Tour in Houston this past weekend. Hosted by M1 from dead prez, we knew we were in for an exciting show. As the anticipation built up for The Blastmaster KRS-One to rip the stage, an act surprisingly stole the show!
Sounding like a Slim Shady/Andre 3000 hybrid, Zeale (pronounced Zilly) took the stage in front of a restless crowd. As usual, spectators were a bit skeptical of hearing brand new material. Zeale gripped the mic and rocked the spot like very few emcees can! Listening to Zeale was like hearing Hip Hop in the the 23rd century. As he performed “Haterz and Robotz,” I found myself checking my phone to make sure I was still in the year 2009. Just when I was assured that I was indeed only 9 years into the new millenium, Zeale’s hypeman started taking words from the audience, which Zeale in turn threw into a freestyle. Everyone’s jaw dropped as Zeale figured out a way to spontaneously rhyme “revolutionary,” “apathy,” “combustion,” and several other words on the spot. I came to see arguably the greatest rapper of all time in KRS-One, and left grinning about the birth of the new legend – ZEALE.
After his show, I knew I had to reach out to the cat. He is the epitome of Young. Gifted. Black. Peep the exclusive interview he granted dangerousNEGRO:
1. What makes you a dangerous emcee?
My arsenal. I have mastered an acclaimed ability to freestyle with and as one of the best in the world. (World Rap Championship Finalist, NY) I have also proven to have one of the most dangerously hype live shows and a ridiculous ability to capture “swagger” in my recording and song writing capabilities.
2. Who are some of your influences (musical and otherwise)?
Obama, MLK, Talib Kweli, BIG, Jay-Z, Outkast, Radiohead, Pink Floyd
3. What is your goal in this whole Hip Hop thing?
To become one of the greatest performers and lyricist to date. And I will.
4. Spit your dopest bar to date!
“I’m here to stay, and I won’t go away…So I’m like racism in the U.S.A.”
5. Who are your top 5 dead or alive?
Jay-Z, BIG, Andre 3000, Nas, Eminem (Young Eminem)
6. What can we expect from you in the next year?
International notoriety, national movie appearance, more releases, bigger tours, more “dangerousness”
-Check my myspace at http://www.zeale32.com
Be on the lookout for this brother…. The future is now!
by Tre B
Equality in a society based on one group dominating all others is a revolutionary concept. MLK was a revolutionary.
Don’t get it twisted, despite the watered-down, docile version of the man they show you on TV and in tributes around this time of year MLK was really a revolutionary. The reason he’s not with us today is because those revolutionary tendencies were showing through with more force with regard to the war in Vietnam and the economic empowerment of poor people in this nation. He was truly a dangerous Negro, a Black man that defied that status quo and couldn’t be controlled like some of his contemporaries that are still with us today. Continue reading
The whole situation around Oscar Grant is ridiculous and for every one of these incidents that hits the news, you gotta believe that there’s countless others. It’s ok to get mad and vent that frustration via protests and whatnot, but we also need results. When things like this happen we need to at least try to work within the system to get justice if for no other reason than to say that we tried, so if/when it fails they’ll know why they suddenly see ish burning to the ground. One organization that efficiently works within the system is colorofchange.org. Please visit, sign up, and support.
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