Posts Tagged ‘Powerful’

Meek Mill’s Powerful ‘Stay Woke’ Performance Doubled As A Tribute To Two Fallen Rappers

Since his release, Meek Mill has been on a quest to fight for criminal justice reform. Last night (June 24), the Philadelphia rapper took the battle one step further with the moving debut of his new song “Stay Woke” featuring Miguel at the 2018 BET Awards.

Mill began the performance rapping in a Philadelphia street as chaos unfolds around him. Over the course of the four-minute song, police officers arrest a group of black men in the street, a stray bullet kills a young girl, and Meek is surrounded by incarcerated men of color.

One of the most striking features of Mill’s performance was his wardrobe. The “1942 Flows” rapper was clad in a hoodie that paid tribute to XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo, two rappers that were both killed on last week (June 18). The lyrics of the song also shed light on Mill’s thoughts about hip-hop’s current generation. Meek starts the second verse off rapping, “Picture me ten years younger with some tats on my face / Taking a bunch of Xannys with the strap on my waist / Pointing at the camera like mama ain’t teach me manners.” He goes on to state that he “can’t judge” rappers like X and Wopo, but is merely trying to “understand them.”

Ever since Meek was released from prison, he’s been vocal about the injustice and inequities that first put him in the system and the decade-plus fight to get him out. In an interview with Lester Holt of Dateline NBC, Mill was direct about his current predicament.

“I don’t feel free, Mill said. “I ain’t feel free since I caught this case at the age of 19. I’m 30 now.”

Unfortunately, Judge Genece Brinkley did not immediately grant Meek and his attorneys a new trial after they presented evidence questioning the credibility of one of the officer’s involved in his original arrest, reports Billboard. The judge stated that she would rule in “due time.”

Listen to “Stay Woke” below.

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Meek Mill Gets A Taste Of Freedom In Powerful ‘1942 Flows’ Video

While Meek Mill remains locked up, his team continues the “Free Meek” campaign with the release of his new video for “1942 Flows,” a reflective track from last year’s Wins and Losses.

The poignant clip begins with a fictional scene of Meek leaving prison and confronting a horde of reporters. He speaks candidly about his so-called freedom, saying, “I feel like a free slave, you know? I feel like I’ve been targeted by certain people. Just being out on the streets and knowing somebody can take your freedom at any time.”

“My freedom on the line,” he adds at one point. “Unfortunately, I made mistakes when I was younger. It’s trailing me for the rest of my life.”

The rest of the video is largely comprised of footage of scenes from Free Meek Mill rallies — featuring a cameo from Rick Ross — and it ends with the chants of protesters demanding his freedom. It’s an emotional watch, given Meek’s current situation, but it’s also a powerful plea for justice that demands to be seen.

Meek is currently serving two to four years in prison for probation violations. Last week, Judge Genece Brinkley denied the rapper’s bail request, but the Philadelphia District Attorney has since filed a motion saying he wouldn’t oppose Meek’s release on bail. The decision now rests on the Supreme Court.

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Everyone Should Watch Lin Manuel-Miranda’s Powerful Speech About…

Everyone Should Watch Lin Manuel-Miranda’s Powerful Speech About Orlando at the Tony Awards

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The Most Powerful People in the World at Every Age

Power knows no age limit or minimum apparently. From royal heirs to tech innovators, activists, politicians, Hollywood actors and professional athletes, the world’s most powerful, most influential, stretches across ages, races, industries and time zones, whether it have been gained by personal achievements or birthright privilege. Business Insider has released a list detailing the most powerful person in the world at every age between 1 and 100. The extensive list’s rankings were determined by four core pillars: “Command,” or the degree to which a person formally controls a group of people, “Past influence,” or how much a person has changed the world, “Future influence,” or how likely a person is going to change the world from here onwards, and ”Net worth.” Do you agree with the list?

*HYPEBEAST’s very honorable mention goes to Ms. Jeralean Talley, who passed away just a few short weeks ago, ending her run as the oldest person alive at the age of 116.

The Most Powerful People in the World Aged 1-100:

AGE 1 – Prince George of Cambridge
Third heir to the British throne

AGE 2 – Macallister Bogue
Son of Yahoo! CEO and president Marissa Mayer and lawyer Zach Bogue

AGE 3 – Blue Ivy Carter
Daughter of Jay Z and Beyoncé

AGE 4 – Ryker Wixom (@ministylehacker)
Instagram celebrity

AGE 5 – Miles Hideo Williams (@miles)
Son of Twitter founder Evan Williams and his wife Sara Morishige

AGE 6 – Vivienne Jolie-Pitt
Daughter of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

AGE 7 – Aubrey Anderson-Emmons
Modern Family actress

AGE 8 – Rosie McClelland
Singer who went viral after singing “Super Bass” by Nicki Minaj with cousin Sophia Grace

AGE 9 – Evan of EvanTubeHD
Host of YouTube toy review channel EvanTubeHD

AGE 10 – Kelly Xu
Golfer and the 2014 Augusta National champion for the girls’ nine-and-under division.

AGE 11 - Quvenzhané Wallis
Actress, as seen in Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) and Annie (2014)

AGE 12 – Romeo Beckham
Son of David and Victoria Beckham

AGE 13 – Sasha Obama
Daughter of President of the United States Barack Obama and First Lady of the U.S. Michelle Obama

AGE 14 – Jazz Jennings
Transgender activist, who at age six was one of the youngest transgender cases in the world.

AGE 15 – Kiernan Shipka
Mad Men actress

AGE 16 – Rico Rodriguez
Modern Family actor

AGE 17 – Malala Yousafzai
Education activist for girls and women, and the world’s youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate in history

AGE 18 - Chloë Grace Moretz
Actress, as seen in Kick-Ass (2010), Kick-Ass 2 (2013), Carrie (2013) and Hugo (2011)

AGE 19 – Kendall Jenner
Reality TV star and model

AGE 20 – Andrew Wiggins
Canadian basketball player

AGE 21 – Justin Bieber
Singer

AGE 22 – Palmer Luckey
Founder of American virtual reality technology company Oculus VR

AGE 23 – Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior
Brazilian soccer player/footballer

AGE 24 – Evan Spiegel
Founder and CEO of Snapchat

AGE 25 – Taylor Swift
Singer

AGE 26 – Kevin Durant
American basketball player

AGE 27 – Lionel Messi
Argentinian soccer player/footballer

AGE 28 – Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
Fashion designers and actresses

AGE 29 – Megan Ellison
Film producer, owner of Annapurna Pictures, and daughter of former Oracle CEO Larry Ellison

AGE 30 – LeBron James
American basketball player

AGE 31 – Mark Zuckerberg
Founder and CEO of Facebook

AGE 32 – Kim Jong Un
Supreme leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)

AGE 33 – Beyoncé
Singer

AGE 34 – Kim Kardashian West
Reality TV star

AGE 35 – Sean Parker
Founder of Napster, Founder of theAudience, and early Facebook investor

AGE 36 – Jeremy Stoppelman
CEO of Yelp

AGE 37: Kanye West
Musician, producer, songwriter and fashion designer

AGE 38 – Jack Dorsey
CEO of Square and co-founder and former CEO of Twitter

AGE 39 – Marissa Mayer
CEO and president of Yahoo!

AGE 40 – Leonardo DiCaprio
Actor

AGE 41 – Sergey Brin
Co-founder of Google

AGE 42 – Larry Page
CEO and co-founder of Google

AGE 43 – Elon Musk
Inventor and CEO of Tesla Motors, Inc. and SpaceX

AGE 44 – Ted Cruz
U.S. Senator, presidential candidate for 2016

AGE 45 – Sheryl Sandberg
COO of Facebook, one of the world’s first self-made billionaire women

AGE 46 – Robin Li
CEO of Baidu, #62 on Forbes’ worldwide billionaires list

AGE 47 – Reid Hoffman
Co-founder of LinkedIn

AGE 48 – Roman Abramovich
Russian businessman, owner of the Chelsea Football Club

AGE 49 – J.K. Rowling
Author

AGE 50 – Jack Ma
Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group

AGE 51 – Jeff Bezos
CEO of Amazon, founder of Blue Origin, and owner of The Washington Post

AGE 52 – Chris Christie
Governor of New Jersey

AGE 53 – Barack Obama
President of the United States

AGE 54 – Reed Hastings
CEO of Netflix

AGE 55 – Brian Moynihan
CEO of Bank of America

AGE 56 – Mark Cuban
Entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks

AGE 57 – Tony Abbott
Prime Minister of Australia

AGE 58 – Mukesh Ambani
The richest man in India and Chairman of Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries Limited

AGE 59 – Bill Gates
Co-founder of Microsoft and Co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

AGE 60 – Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany

AGE 61 – Xi Jinping
President of China

AGE 62 – Vladimir Putin
President of Russia

AGE 63 – Geun-Hye Park
President of South Korea and daughter of former South Korean president Chung-Hee Park

AGE 64 – Narendra Modi
Prime minister of India

AGE 65 – Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel

AGE 66 – Tadashi Yanai
Founder and president of Japanese retail holding company Fast Retailing and Uniqlo

AGE 67 – Hillary Clinton
Presidential candidate for 2016 and former secretary of state

AGE 68 – Janet Yellen
U.S. Federal Reserve board chair

AGE 69 – Alan Mulally
CEO of Ford

AGE 70 – Larry Ellison
Founder and former CEO of Oracle

AGE 71 – Robert De Niro
Actor and co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival

AGE 72 – Joe Biden
Vice President of the United States

AGE 73 – Michael Bloomberg
Founder and CEO of Bloomberg L.P., former mayor of New York, and the richest man in New York

AGE 74 – David Koch
Co-owner of American multinational corporation Koch Industries

AGE 75 – Carlos Slim Helú
Mexican businessman

AGE 76 – Ted Turner
Founder of CNN, Turner Broadcasting Systems, Turner Network Television, Cartoon Network and Turner Classic Movies

AGE 77 – Phil Knight
Co-founder and former chairman of Nike

AGE 78 – Pope Francis
Leader of the Catholic church

AGE 79 – Amancio Ortega
Founder of Inditex Group and brands like Zara, Massimo Dutti, Bershka and Pull&Bear, and the second richest person in the world as #2 on Forbes’ billionaires list

AGE 80 – Ali Al-Naimi
Saudi Arabian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources and the chair of Saudi Aramco, the biggest oil company in the world

AGE 81 – Sheldon Adelson
Chairman and CEO of American casino and resort company Las Vegas Sands Corporation

AGE 82 – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
U.S. Supreme Court Justice

AGE 83 – Raúl Castro
President of Cuba, brother of former Cuban president Fidel Castro

AGE 84 – Warren Buffett
Chairman and CEO of American multinational conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway

AGE 85 – Barbara Walters
TV host, journalist, and former host of The View

AGE 86 – Li Ka-Shing
Chairman of Hong Kong-based investment holding company Hutchinson Whampoa and early Facebook investor

AGE 87 – Bhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand

AGE 88 – Fidel Castro
Former prime minister and president of Cuba

AGE 89 – Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Queen and Head of State of the UK and 15 more states of the Commonwealth of Nations, Supreme Governor of the Church of England, and the world’s oldest reigning monarch

AGE 90 – Jimmy Carter
Former president of the United States and Nobel peace prize winner in 2002

AGE 91 – Robert Mugabe
President of Zimbabwe

AGE 92 – Normal Lear
Television writer

AGE 93 – Betty White
Actress and Guinness Book of World Records female entertainer with the longest TV career of 74 years

AGE 94 – Carol Channing
Broadway actress and singer

AGE 95 – Anne Cox Chambers
Owner of Cox Enterprises, former ambassador to Belgium, and fourth-richest woman in the world

AGE 96 – Henry Hillman
Founding investor of venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and #737 on Forbes’ 2015 billionaires list

AGE 97 – Justice Carlos Fayt
Argentinian Supreme Court justice

AGE 98 – Kirk Douglas
Actor and father of actor Michael Douglas

AGE 99 – David Rockefeller Sr.
Former chairman and CEO of Chase National Bank, and the only living grandchild of Standard Oil founder John D. Rockefeller

AGE 100 – Herman Wouk
Pulitzer prize-winning author and New York Times bestseller novelist

 


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Fashion Girl of Today:SILENCE IS THE MOST POWERFUL SCREAM

SILENCE IS THE MOST POWERFUL SCREAM
by borntobotheryou

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