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Lavoisier Cornerstone is the founder and CEO of GrowTheHeckUp and AllChristianEverything.com. He's a hip-hop artist, public speaker and teacher from Houston, TX via Brooklyn, NYC. He's also a radio personality on 91.7 FM NGEN Radio.

How Bobby Hundreds Turned a T-Shirt into a Streetwear Empire

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Complex’s YouTube series called Blueprint is one of my favorite shows to watch these days. In a recent episode that I watched, Bobby Hundreds explains how he channeled his love for music and culture into one of the world’s most iconic streetwear brands. Both of his parents were immigrants from …

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Interview: Jay-Z and New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet in Conversation

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Rapper and mogul Jay-Z sat down with Dean Baquet, Executive Director of the New York Times, for an intimate conversation about rap, therapy, marriage, politics and being a black man in Trump’s America. This is probably Jay-Z’s most introspective, transparent and mature interview yet and he hasn’t done many but …

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Why Hip-hop Hates Will Smith: The Darth Vader Theory

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Will Smith (AKA The Fresh Prince) has definitely left his mark on hip-hop, but he seems to be constantly and unjustly overlooked whenever the greats are mentioned. Even after all he’s done for the culture, why does hip-hop hate Will Smith? West Coast Rapper Murs breaks it down! *Warning: one …

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Watch: Bishop T.D. Jakes Talks Entrepreneurship and Politics on The Breakfast Club

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Bishop Jakes has been a huge influence on my Christian life, and in recent years, has become an incredible inspiration for me as entrepreneur and community leader. We post clips and blurbs from interviews on Instagram pretty often and this interview by far, has had the most nuggets in it. …

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Watch Van Jones Discuss Why We Need to Unify Regardless of Political Parties

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Van Jones is Dope! And that’s not even because he gave me a shout-out a couple of years ago on USAToday.com for my work in the startup community and teaching kids how to code (non-humble brag). This was a great interview. I particularly love Van Jones’ solution-based approach to discussing …

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Adam Ruins Everything: How the Suburbs Got So White

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Adam ruins everything, even where many people live. In this case, it’s the suburbs. Suburbia was created based on racist Jim Crow era laws and practices. Many people outside of the black community are confused as to why so many black neighborhoods and families are in the condition they are in. The …

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Rapper Mims Ditches Rap to Become Successful Tech Entrepreneur

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Ten years after Mims’ No. 1 single “This is Why I’m Hot,” the rapper talks to “Complex Live” about his new app, RecordGram, which he hopes will help with new artist discovery. Back in May, TechCrunch held their annual Startup Battlefield competition in New York. 19 companies did their best …

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New Banger: “You Got My Heart” by Palace feat. Bizzle

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I love it when God Over Money and I’m Doin Jesus collaborate. IDJ rapper Palace linked up with GOM Capo Bizzle for a banger! This joint is fire. It definitely has me excited to hear Palace’s upcoming project. “I want people to hear my passion for Christ through my music,” …

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“Go In” by HOPP ft. Taylor Hill (Video)

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As much I can appreciate whatever is popping at the moment, I love when artists deviate from the status quo to do something fresh and unique. That said, this song by HOPP is a banger that you can easily throw on repeat and let rock. For those not familiar, at …

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Eminem Rips Trump in BET Hip-Hop Awards Freestyle

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This is interesting. In addition to touching on race, politics, the NFL and gun control, Marshall Mathers, in a pre-recorded video aired at the 2017 BET Awards, aimed his bars straight at President Trump. This is an important piece of cultural and artistic political commentary. GrowTheHeckUp is a Christian platform …

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