Take No Prisoners Radio is a monthly podcast about Hip Hop culture and social justice. Recorded at the Home Grown Radio studios in Inglewood, CA, and hosted by Camille H and Seb, TNP Radio doesn’t hold back when it comes to tackling the music industry, Hip Hop, current events, racism, corrupt politics, wack rappers, and everything in between. If it’s hot in the news or social media, TNP Radio is probably talking about it! And in the midst of it all, TNP Radio plays the best in new Hip Hop. Past guests include Paul Porter, founder of RapRehab and former BET program director, legendary Hip Hop artist Masta Ace, and Ferguson community activist B-Gyrl.


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In this exclusive episode, B-Gyrl, Hip Hop activist and founder of HandsUpDontShoot.com reveals how the movement for social justice, from Ferguson to Baltimore, was exploited and co-opted by outside forces. During the first part of the show, she describes the tension in the streets of Ferguson the first few hours following Mike Brown’s murder. B-Gyrl then shares insight into how this grassroots movement against police abuse is being hijacked and funded by wealthy donors and special interest groups in order to shift the movement’s original goals. This is a revealing discussion that explores who the key players are and what they aim to gain from destabilizing the movement. Think mainstream media’s been telling you the truth? Think again! This show is so jam-packed with information we didn’t play any music this time around. So find a quiet place to yourself and tune in for almost 90 minutes of eye-opening information.
Feel free to share your thoughts with the hosts via Twitter at @SebIsHipHop and @_CamilleH.

Episode # 5 is on fire as Camille and Seb discuss Baltimore, civil unrest, institutionalized racism, and Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. Iconic Hip Hop artist Masta Ace also joins Take No Prisoners Radio to talk about his journey in the rap game, his classic verse on the Symphony, his impact on the culture, and his latest album with EMC. Also, check out new music by Smoothe Da Hustler, Rapsody, Oddisee, Bad Lucc and EMC. Special shout out to sponsors: RapRehab, Makena Electric, Platformz and Maseed Productions. Feel free to share your thoughts with the hosts via Twitter at @SebIsHipHop and @_CamilleH. Don’t forget to share this episode! Peace.


Let’s be real. Most Americans have never given two shits about Baltimore’s decaying housing, dilapidated schools, corrupt police force, rising unemployment, lack of proper health care, access to healthy food and overall deteriorating social conditions. When Freddie Gray’s death sparked days of peaceful protest, most Americans, media included, still didn’t give the country’s 26th most populated city, half a thought. It wasn’t until the protest morphed into an explosive uprising, likely triggered by outside forces, that so-called well-meaning citizens around the nation began pretending to be concerned about “rioters and looters destroying their own communities”. Before these events, the only time the general populace even thought about Baltimore’s residents and its crumbling infrastructure was as a form of voyeuristic entertainment on The Wire. Damn hypocrites.

In typical fashion, mainstream media has brushed aside the human element and deeply troubling cause of the unrest, choosing to sensationalize looting and property damage instead. CNN and Fox have written a simplified, more palatable version of the story, giving Americans a diverse cast of characters to distract themselves with. Celebrated and paraded as role models by Conservatives and Democrats alike, white America’s new heroes (at least for the next 15 minutes) include:

* Toya Graham who beat her son live on TV to prevent him from risking his life protesting and became white America’s “Mother of the Year” for doing what they’d secretly like to do to every Black protester. Never mind the fact that CPS is now launching a child abuse investigation.

* Robert Valentine, a 72 year old Vietnam veteran who stood in front of a row of police officers on live TV and told young rioters to “take their butts home”. When interviewed by a CNN reporter, Mr. Valentine said, “I’m not black, white, red or yellow — nothing. I am an American”, a statement sure to warm the spirit of any white person who’s ever pretended to not see color. Anderson Cooper called Valentine a hero.

* An unidentified young boy photographed handing out water bottles to a line of officers in full riot gear. The touching picture quickly went viral, helping “white people who don’t have a single racist bone in their body” realize that “not all Black youth are thugs after all”. Heartwarming, isn’t it?

While I don’t doubt the pure intentions of these individuals for a second, their blatant exploitation is disgusting. The propaganda machine used their likeness to craft a new, more digestible public narrative, strategically pushing the average person to forget the root of the unrest and remember only those “lawless looters and the heroes who helped put an end to the chaos”. Two days later, with relative calm having returned to Baltimore, the Washington Post had the balls to report that Freddie Gray might have severed his own spinal cord. In the meantime, Rand Paul blamed Baltimore’s unrest on “lack of fathers” and Texas GOP Rep. Bill Flores linked Baltimore protests to gay marriage. Thankfully, amidst the distraction tactics, the six police officers who had Mr. Gray in their custody while he suffered fatal injuries have been charged with manslaughter and second degree murder. Maybe breaking windows does work after all.

Will the charges stick? Time will tell but America’s had a poor track record holding law enforcement accountable for their crimes. For now, the media machine is back to business as usual and by next week, Baltimore’s protests will be just another page in mainstream America’s scrapbook. What were those annoying protestors rioting about again? Who cares? The Mayweather vs. Pacquiao event is around the corner. That’s the kind of feel-good fight all Americans can comfortably get behind, right?

This article can also be found at http://raprehab.com/baltimore-media-propaganda-and-how-to-make-white-people-feel-comfortable/

On the 4th episode of Take No Prisoners Radio, Seb and Camille H are on fire (especially Camille!) as they discuss Kendrick Lamar’s new album and how media is now jumping on the “conscious” rap bandwagon, This leads into a discussion about Hip Hop education as well as an EXTREMELY fiery conversation about the “New Black” and recent controversial comments made by Common, Raven-Symone, Pharrell and Lee Daniels. In this episode, Seb and Camille just ain’t really giving a fuck! Tune in and you’ll see why. This might just be their most heated show yet!! Also, check out music by Rapsody, Ras Kass, Ghostface Killah and Wise Intelligent. Feel free to share your thoughts with the hosts via Twitter at @SebIsHipHop and @_CamilleH

On the 3rd episode of Take No Prisoners Radio, hosts Seb and Camille H discuss the rise of socially conscious mainstream rap, “ratchet rap” and cultural misappropriation. For the second half, Paul Porter, entertainment industry veteran & founder of RapRehab joins the show to reveal the music industry’s dirty secrets. Also, check out new music by Open Mike Eagle, De La Soul ft. Chuck D, RA the Rugged Man and Sa-Roc.


Are you a street savvy “bad boy” who loves rap and dreams of becoming a hip hop legend like Tupac Shakur?

If so, a major record company is looking for you.

Physical requirements:

  • White/Caucasian
  • Early 20’s (no older than 25)
  • Between 5′ 8 and 6′ 1
  • Model-type, athletic
  • Well-tanned
  • Short hair (ex: Channing Tatum)
  • Body tattoos (no face tattoos)

Looking for someone with natural swag, street smarts, and good looks who feels comfortable rapping about street life while appealing to a 12-17 year old white female demographic. Must know street slang and speak with “flavor”. Rapping experience a plus but not required. Must be a team player as you will be working closely with a group of songwriters, vocal coaches, and image consultants.

If this sounds like you, please submit the following:

  • A short video explaining why you think you should be selected
  • 2 to 3 pictures (including headshot and full-body shot)
  • Links to music and/or videos (if available)

Email your material to TheNextTupac@gmail.com.

Deadline is March 15, 2015.

Good luck!

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ATTENTION: This is satire. However, given the state of the music business, give it a few more months and this may become a reality.

The email address listed above is real. I initially wanted to use “TheWhiteTupac@gmail.com” as an address but it was already taken. The irony!  Of course, if someone actually submits their material, I may just be sharing it in a forthcoming article.  Stay tuned. This could get ugly.

This article can also be found at http://raprehab.com/major-label-launches-search-white-tupac/