I love videos like this one. Getting out there and filming real life, instead of just rapping in front of a camera and using some cheap breaks and fades. Gleams takes us to the frontier of #OWS and shows us the movement is real. Much respect goes to Gleams and this movement. Make sure you download his mixtape The Expection here. Song download below.
An audio breakdown of what society has made me, and since i been spreading awareness about the movement with the cause i been adamant about since i was old enough to see the world for what it is, i decided to film it around zuccotti park and wall street and let people see how real the movement is. Salute to everybody occupying, protesting and supporting!
Hip-Hop or not, here is a story the world is watching.
In an unexpected move, the New York City Police Department descended on Zuccotti Park around 1 a.m. Tuesday morning, proceeding to evict protesters, clear the park and arrest those that stood in their way.
Police told demonstrators that the 2-month-old camp must be temporarily emptied for cleaning, citing “health and fire safety” hazards, and that protesters could either leave on their own volition or stay and be arrested and stripped of their belongings. By 4 a.m., the park was cleared and hundreds of protesters, uncertain of their next move and blocked by police barricades, wandered the financial district.
According to The Associated Press and Huffington Post, 70 arrests had already been made.
While police say protesters will be allowed back in the park in the morning, their tents will not, according to an eviction notice handed to occupiers.
“You are required to immediately remove all property, including tents, sleeping bags and tarps from Zuccotti Park. That means you must remove the property now,” the notice read. “You will be allowed to return to the park in several hours, when this work is complete. If you decide to return, you will not be permitted to bring your tents, sleeping bags, tarps and similar materials with you.”
Although the park was cleared, some protesters did not appear ready to give in to the eviction notice’s demands.
Video Courtesy Of: Al Jazeera English
On Saturday 10/22/2011 Atlanta Hip Hop Day was scheduled to take place in Woodruff Park. After some commotion and misunderstandings, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and hometown favorite Killer Mike had a behind closed doors meeting in the mobile command center set up at the backend of the park. Killer Mike emerged from the trailer, and hit the stage and said a few words to the people to calm the energy and restore peace. Killer Mike is in the RIGHT profession, because every time he speaks he lights fires within people. He moves spirits. We salute you Killer Mike! Salute, Salute, Salute! Hit the jump to see the gallery of images from the day. Shouts out to our photographer and videographer Jason McCullough on twitter and Facebook.