Knowledge of Self

On May 1, 2018, in Red Hot Radio, by Wide View Publishing

BY YAKIRA LEVI | Knowledge of self is to know yourself. To know who you are, what you are, and to be conscious of your capabilities. Being aware allows for creatively achieving your full potential. Knowledge starts with the mind. What you put into your mind is important, because what you receive mentally is what […]

The Difference Between an MC and a Rapper

On April 1, 2018, in Red Hot Radio, by Wide View Publishing

BY YAKIRA LEVI | Hip-Hop is music and artistic expression built upon the elements of a DJ, the MC, B-Boys, and Graffiti Art. DJ Kool Herc created hip-hop music in 1973, and his presence contributes to the Jamaican-African-American style of the musical toasting of today. DJ Kool Herc’s music created a culture that includes a […]

What Is Hip-Hop?

On March 1, 2018, in Red Hot Radio, by Wide View Publishing

BY YAKIRA LEVI | Hip-hop is a culture of creative expression built upon rhythmic break beats, scratches, and loops presented by the DJ, poetic storytelling chanted by the MC, intricate break dance moves of B-Boys defying gravity, the beauty of aerosol created Graffiti Art painted with visual appeal and the cultural influence or self-awareness exhibited […]

Shavakeyah, The High Priestess of Soul

On June 19, 2016, in Red Hot Radio, by Wide View Publishing

Interview BY YAKIRA LEVI | Her voice is rich and strong, as she commands the audience to absorb her message of peace. Her stature is strong and sturdy, yet feminine. Her lyrics are infused with heavenly thoughts, dignity, and encouragement. Her source is the Most High, the G-d of Israel. She has a sultry alto […]

Murder to Excellence: Growth and Development for the Millennial Generation The autobiography of Wallace “Gator” Bradley

On April 18, 2016, in Red Hot Radio, by Wide View Publishing

Book Review BY YAKIRA LEVI | The best-selling book Murder to Excellence: Growth and Development for the Millennial Generation is an autobiography of Wallace “Gator” Bradley, Urban Translator; the well known gang mediator, politician and ambassador of Peace for United In Peace, Inc; but this book reveals so much more than your typical autobiographical story. […]