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C-Bo Video Shooting Victim, Lavish D Locked Up Again, Sacramento Law Responds

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Jimmy Blog Of The Fahrenheit Record

The C-Bo video shooting victim has been identified as Ernie Jesse Cardena. He was 49, a Sacramento native, and leaves behind a daughter and one on the way. Ernie was a friend of many in the South Sacramento rap game. first heard about the victim from Brotha Lynch Hung. “My homie Ernie dead” Lynch texted after the shooting.

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C-Bo snaps a photo with shooting victim Ernie Cardena before his murder

Ernie, known to many in the area, is described as “solid and a good friend”. On his GoFundMe page, he is characterized as a man that has “always been there for everyone with a helping hand, even if you didn’t know them you had the biggest heart ever”. You can donate to Ernie Jesse Cardena’s family here.

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Lavish D locked up again

And just like that, he’s gone. Sacramento Police arrested Sac rapper Lavish D again. got ahold of the official Sacramento Rap Lavish D Police Report. Currently, Lavish is inmate 10035196 at the Sacramento County Jail. He was booked 8/29/2017 at 2:54 PM. Lavish, or CML, is being held with no bail for violation of parole, and an old warrant for driving when privilege suspended/revoked for D.U.I./drugs in Solano County.

Although it has not been made public by the Sacramento Police Department, Lavish D’s arrest appears to be a direct response to Lavish D’s participation in the deadly C-Bo video shoot. Lavish’s arrest was one of many responses Sacramento law enforcement had to the Ernie Cardena’s August Meadowview Park murder. A day before his arrest, Lavish took to social media to explain himself.

“All I did was showed up to a video shoot, tryin to support my rappin patna, you know what I’m sayin?” Lavish D points out, “on some unity s*@%. Wasn’t no diss records being recorded, but yall all up on the internet, got my name all up in this s@*&.”

Lavish D was just released from prison about four months ago, after serving a three year stint. While out, he made several videos, including hit “3 Years Later“, made several “bands” (thousands of dollars), and was rapidly gaining fame.

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Lavish D hits social media to explain his lack of involvment in the shooting a day before his arrest

“Lavish was hot!” First Degree The D.E. tells The Fahrenheit Record Blog. “I was just talkin about this the other day. Sac’s next generation of rappers are much more skilled lyrically than the average of their generation. Mix the old school vets wit the new school heatas, Sac is on fire! I’m just hopin engergies can be channeled a more productive way.”

First Degree goes on to explain how Sac is changing the game. He discloses the fact that Brotha Lynch is reaching massive, nation-wide audiences with his recent touring, Mozzy brought gangsta rap back and climbing the charts now, Lavish D is Sac’s new underground sensation, C-Bo is brand new, and Phonk Beta’s “Symplex 3” is a game changer on the horizon.

Sacramento’s recent violence has been loud, due to the stars involved, the fans, and the media. As a result, the deadly C-Bo video shooting pushed the Sacramento City Council to immediately approve a controversial gun-violence prevention program that targets the handful of young men suspected of being behind most of the violence.

Advance  For Peace is a gun violence intervention program, founded by Devone Boggan. The  program includes mentoring and cash stipends to participants for reaching goals, which is controversial to some. The Sacramento City Council voted 9-0 to adopt a three-year, $1.5 million contract with the Richmond, CA-based program.

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Advance For Peace’s founder Devone Boggan

The Sacramento version of Advance Peace would focus on 50 young men who are thought by authorities to be responsible for most of the local gun violence. Based on the premise that many gang-related crimes that are personal and/or retaliatory, the program aims at what they see as the root of the problem.

In the program, mentors help recruit “fellows”. The program lasts 18 months and utilizes life coaching and one-on-one cognitive behavioral therapy. In addition, participates can earn a stipend of up to $1,000 a month for nine months.

“With these programs, why don’t you remove the system that has impoverish and oppressed so many.” says First Degree The D.E. “Bank business loans for Blacks, a Black hospital, a school so our children won’t continue to be miseducated and targeted, especially by America’s Special Ed system, the school-to-prison pipeline. Real action, no more symbols of action.”

Although controversial, the program has had past success. KCRA reports that from 2010-2016, firearm assaults and deaths dropped by 60 percent in Richmond. Despite this success, many oppose Sacramento taking on this program. This list includes former “dabbing” mayorial candidate Angelique Ashby, citing ambiguities in the contract.

Whether the program deems successful or not, doing something about this excalating war is a must. However, First Degree The D.E. hopes that “something” isn’t the incaceration of more Blacks.

“Mass incarceration”, First Degree The D.E. clarifies, “big business in America. They are hunting you Black man to fill slots. You are so powerful, so feared. I’m hoping that  the C-Bo video shooting doesn’t lead to more lives “lost”. Let Ernie rest in peace.


Learn more about the latest Mozzy vs C-Bo beef HERE.


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Phonk Beta changes the game with “Symplex 3” comin soon!


C-Bo Video Shooting, Sacramento Rap Beef To Blame?

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C-Bo Video Shooting, Sacramento Rap Beef Turns Deadly

Jimmy Blog of The Fahrenheit Record Blog  |  8-27-2017

One dead, four injured at a C-Bo video shoot at a Meadowview park. Is this the end, or just the beginning?

The shooting happened around 2:30 p.m. at South Sacramento’s Meadowview Park. The melee left one dead, Ernie Cadena, and four additional victims wounded. The gun shot victims were driven to the hospital by citizens. At the time this article was written, all four were in stable condition.

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C-Bo posses with shooting victim Ernie Cadena before his kiilling

At the scene, witnesses describe chaos and confusion. “We was just out here filmin, havin fun, then a car went by shootin! We were all just tried not to get dead” an unidentified man explains. Unfortunatly, one man didn’t make it.

While ABC10 states, “there is no information on the suspect’s, or the motive of the shooting”, many in the area believe this shooting is connected to recent Mozzy C-Bo beef that has materialized as of late.

To recap, in an interview with VladTV, Brotha Lynch Hung said he “used to be proud” of Mozzy.  Mozzy then said he was “funkin” with C-Bo, Brotha Lynch, and X-Raided, and name called the two Sac legends. Then C-Bo made threats to Mozzy on his Instagram.

Since then, diss records have been made. Mozzy struck first with “New King, New Era”. Then C-Bo struck next with “Body 4 Body”. Although the Mozzy video included many Oak Park heads, C-Bo’s took it up a notch.

In his “Body 4 Body” video, C-Bo displayes several guns, caskets, and identifies himself as a “Mozzy/Zilla-killa” and warns that no one is safe in Mozzy’s crew. Did this powerful imagery contribute to the Aug. 27th shooting? It can be argued that the violent imagery didn’t help ease tensions.

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C-Bo disses Mozzy in “Body 4 Body”

C-Bo’s Aug 27th video shoot was for two songs for his upcoming album “The Problem”, in stores Sept. 1st. The day before, he advertised the event on social media, promoting “fun, eating, and drinking”. After arriving at Meadowview Park, the video shoot location, C-Bo went live on social media.

During the broadcast, C-Bo made a point to include several of his old school homies, including middle school friends, and Mozzy’s long-time rival Lavish D, aka CML. Although just reminiscing, talking about unity, and having a good time, prior threats and song lyrics were looming in the air. Everyone there had to know that there was a chance for trouble at the public event.

Moments after finishing his live social media broadcast, while the things were beginning to get underway, C-Bo’s video shoot was shot up by unknown males driving by in a car. Although this may not have been what C-Bo and Mozzy had in mind with their diss records, this apparently, is a result.


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Mozzy disses C-Bo and Brotha Lynch in “New Era, New King”

Since his interview with No Jumper, Mozzy has somewhat backtracked on his beef with  C-Bo and Brotha Lynch. In a recent interview with L.A.’s 92.3, Mozzy clarified, “I aint really got no issues with them, I was just really holdin my ground, that’s it.” Mozzy goes on to explain, “first and foremost off the dribble, its a line of miscommunication.” He includes that his No Jumper comments were taken wrongly and they (C-Bo and Lynch) “bit down on it”. He appears to have moved on.

To further his point, Mozzy tells XXL Magazine, “When I said ‘funkin’ on No Jumper, I was talking about funking with their legacy.” He includes, “I wasn’t talking about funking with them as a people. Them ain’t who I’m funking with as a people.”

Mozzy justifies, “But when a n$%#@ get on the internet and say he gon’ pull a n%^# dreads out, he gon’ slap a n@#*. Bruh, you playing with my ism, you playing with my gangsta. F@*& the rap s*#@, I ain’t even worried about that. You playing with my gangster as a man. You up there, you talking tough. I’ma see if you can purchase that ticket you want.”

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After 68 cities, Brotha Lynch heads back on tour next month

Although Brotha Lynch initially took Mozzy’s No Jumper interview words to heart, a cooler head has prevailed. In an exchange to texts with, Lynch has expressed a desire to distance himself from drama. Only months after completing his 68 city Strange Music tour, Brotha Lynch is preparing to hit the road in September once again. After decades of bumpin his music, fans nation-wide are hungry for a glimpse of the Sactown legend.

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From prison, X-Raided has been advising Brotha Lynch

It has been made public that once the situation with Mozzy got his attention,  Brotha Lynch spoke with X-Raided. After hearing the original interview, in which Mozzy mentions Lynch and C-Bo, X-Raided advised Lynch to “fall back because it was all just a misunderstanding.” Lynch tells that he heeded his “big homie’s” advice.

Stuck in the middle of all of this, is another Sacramento rap vet, T-Nutty. The “Last of the Floheakinz” and C-Bo have been partners in rhyme for decades. However, in “New King, New Era”, Mozzy mentions that he’s cool with T-Nutty, but “his big homie a b#@%*!”

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T-Nutty is stuck in the middle, with love from both sides of the conflict

In an interview with High End Radio, T-Nutty expressed disappointment in C-Bo for overreacting to the Mozzy misunderstanding. He expresses a desire to move on as a city. While giving his perspective on C-Bo’s diss track, T-Nutty mentions that Mozzy and C-Bo don’t actually live in Sacramento. He points out that it’s every day Sacramentans that will feel the effect of this conflict.

T-Nutty discloses, “We gone keep it gangsta on the streets, we gone keep it real out here. N#@%@ gettin popped up out here, and we out here. We out here on this Sac s#@$. We out here going to the stores, getting the blunts, bumpin into n%^&$ every 10 minutes and n%^$@ gotta decide if they’re clickin or not.” T-Nutty is in a unique, powerful position in all of this.

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As a teacher in the affected area, First Degree The D.E. promotes change, one student a time

As a teacher, working at a high school smack dab in the middle of the conflict, First Degree The D.E. sees this Sacramento beef/explosion a different way, much like T-Nutty does.

“The first day I met Be Gee, he was just returning from a 1992 C-Bo video shoot” First Degree The D.E. reflects. “He was telling us about the gang war that had just erupted at it. He was telling us about the shootout, and that Lynch’s cousin Q-Ball was killed. It was a dramatic time. I hope 2017 aint a repeat, but its starting to look that way.”

“Like I told you guys before,” First Degree The D.E. reminds The Fahrenheit Record, “I’ve seen, first hand, how this uptick in rap beef has affected our communities. On the outside, everyone’s entertained. On the inside, its a war.”

After a deep breath, First Degree The D.E. sheds light on his more recent, personal experiences with the Oak Park/Mack Road/C-Bo conflict.

“Earlier this year, some ‘Zilla Oak Park’ folks came to the Mack Road area and was shot at and run out by Starz affiliates. The Zilla vehicle ended up on its side in the shootout, but all parties excaped uninjured. The next day, Zilla came back looking for revenge. At around 2 p.m., I hear ‘POP, POP, POP, POP, POP!’ Its was definitely from a big gun. It turns out that one of my 19-year-old ex-students had walked to the local 7-11. The Zillas, blasting Mozzy, were waiting in the parking lot. One of them walked up to my the student and asked where he was from, then pulled out an A.K.47 and started shooting. My student was hit twice, but survived.”

While going further, First Degree clarified that he was happy for the city’s newfound success, yet is haunted by the real lives impacted as a result of the type of activities that is blowing Sac up. “We as leaders need to steer this into a productive direction” The D.E. advises.

“Images are powerful. As the original man in a distant land, the world is watching us. What image do we want to give our people, and those watching from the outside?” First Degree wonders out loud.

First Degree includes, “The same power that got this started, can end this, steer this energy into the right direction. To turn this around, we as a people need to look at the bigger picture.” First Degree referrs to one of his song lyrics, ‘If the bloods and the crips, knew the man stacked the chips, they might flip the scripts’. He concludes, “If we were bangin on the white supremacy system that has us out here doin bad, instead of each other, we’d get somewhere. Life isn’t a game.”

Let’s hope cooler heads prevail in Sacramento.

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Sacramento Rap History (Part Four, Mozzy & Lavish D)

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Sacramento Rap History (Part Four, Mozzy & Lavish D)

Jimmy Blog For The Fahrenheit Record

July 31, 2017

Lavish D is out. Mozzy has blown up major. Brotha Lynch Hung just completed a 68 city tour. C-Bo earning hundreds of thousands of Youtube hits. The battle for “King Of Sacramento” is hotter than ever, which is good for Sacramento, right?

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Lavish D keeps it going in “All Time High”
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In November of 2013, Sacramento rapper Donald “Lavish D” Oliver and fellow members of the Starz Mack Road street gang, were detained in South Sacramento’s Evergreen parking lot. After a chase and gun discovery, Lavish D was arrested. Upon waiting for trial, Lavish D was released. However, four months later, he was back in the drama. In March of 2014, Lavish D and his crew jumped a member of the Oak Park “Zilla” Bloods in the Arden Mall. In addition, the Stars gang members filmed it and posted it on Lavish D’s Youtube account. The video of the event was also posted by The Siccness. This was all during the peak of the Mack Road Stars/Oak Park Zilla gang rivalry. During this time, diss track retaliations, and gang shooting injuries and killings fueled the rivalry to its breaking point. The tension was well documented in newspapers, gaining world-wide attention.
As a result of the heat from the Arden Mall beat down, Oliver fled the state. In May of 2014, he was apprehended in Alabama and brought back to Sacramento to face charges.
In June of 2015, Lavish D Oliver, also known as CML (Cash Money Lavish), pleaded no contest to gun and assault charges. The case was a consolidation of Lavish D’s gun possession case from November 2013, and the participation, filming, and posting of the assault in the mall. Similar to Sacramento’s X-Raided case many years prior, Oliver’s music was used against him in court. The song “My N$#@#s Do” was used by prosecution to justify their case against Lavish D. CML was then sentenced to six years, but ended up serving three. In July of 2017, Lavish D was released from prison.
Upon his release, Lavish D made it clear that he wasn’t interested in gang drama, just business. In one of his first post-prison Instagram posts, he proclaims, “I’m gettin’ the bag! That’s my only focus, that’s my only priority”. As he goes on, he gets more specific to his situation. “Getting this money, taking care of my m*@#$# f#$@#@* responsibilities. I’m not going back to jail, I’m not sacrificing myself for this bu@@*@# going’ on.”
CML’s post-prison life has been fire. “It seems that Lavish harnessed his craft behind bars and has a longer, more lyrical, more poetic flow” Fahrenheit Radio’s First Degree The D.E. observes. “His journey is must see T.V.” In his meticulous lyrics, he has been reflecting on his time in prison, looking towards the future, and his son. His latest hit, CML “All Time High”, received 52,000 views its first day online. Other CML post-prison stand out hits include “Speak My Mind” and “Three Years Later”.  His new found stardom upon prison release reminds one of Tupac. One could argue that Lavish D, aka CML, has the hardest music coming out of Sacramento right now.
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Mozzy is the worlds hottest underground artist
For the last three years, the hottest underground rapper on the planet has been Sacramento’s Timothy “Mozzy” Patterson. Mozzy is affiliated with the Oak Park Zilla gang, rivals of Lavish D’s Starz. His rap style is gangsta, genuine, shocking, deadly, and occasionally comical. “(Mozzy’s) lyrics embrace and mourn the do or die ethos of the neighborhood’s gang life,” Chris Macias detailed for the Sacramento Bee.
Mozzy is known for rapping about real violent events that took place in Sacramento and are still sore subjects to many. For example, one of his most popular videos, “Messy Murder Scenes”, has received three million hits online. In the song Mozzy raps, “Bethee the only real shooter came from the Zone.” Bethee was a Mack Road area man murdered at an Oak Park/Mack Road shootout in Sacramento. Although Mozzy didn’t diss him, mentioning a murdered man is a song has upset some Mack Road area residents. In an interview with No Jumper, Mozzy explains that he incoperated real life events in his music because he was “desperate”.
Mozzy’s stardom has expanded exponentially. His album, “Bladadah” was listed by Rolling Stone Magazine as a Top 40 album of 2015. He has appeared in many entertaining interviews, both on T.V. news and print, and has a new generation going crazy over his new style of music. His newest hit, “Afraid” takes a real life look at the culture that surrounds him, his involvement, and its effect on those around him. In a month, “Afraid” has been viewed by 1.5 million unique viewers on Vevo. In his videos, Mozzy delivers the visual of the gang life. Mozzy, his label mate E-Mozzy, and the Oak Park crew give unique insight to one of California’s most intimidating gangs.
Although known for his gang culture, Mozzy discloses a softer side from time to time. Mozzy has acknowledged in the past that his music past started in the church. On a recent social media post, Mozzy records himself withdrawing money at an ATM. While leaving, he runs into two 8-year-old or so Black girls selling candy bars. Mozzy not only buys all of the bars, he then purchases the mother’s entire supply.
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Brotha Lynch Hung is reborn, bigger than ever!
Fresh off tour, it can be argued that Sacramento rap vet Brotha Lynch Hung is bigger than ever. Not only does Lynch enjoy his cult following from his platinum-selling music from the 90’s, he also has been exposed to a next generation, world-wide Tech N9ne audience with his affiliation with Strange Music Inc. Like Mozzy and Lavish D, his beginnings include the Sacramento gang life, real life events, and news, but from a different time.
Brotha Lynch steers clear of gang drama these days. As is well known, Brotha Lynch was a part of the “Garden Block Crip” gang in his early start in music. With all due respect to Homicide’s (R.I.P.) early Oak Park recognition, the Garden Block was Sacramento’s first famous rap neighborhood. It is located between Florin Road and Meadowview. “Meadowview is originally part of the Garden Block,” Sac vet Be Gee informs.
In a recent interview with Vlad TV, done in Time’s Square New York, Brotha Lynch tells personal stories about his early days in the Garden Block. It is remarkable that after 30 years in rap, Lynch still has that fire. Sacramento rapper AdonisAliasSoupbone reveals that Lynch has still got it it in an interview with However, in the interview, he wonders outloud if Lynch is still alive, inside.
During the summer of 2017, Brotha Lynch and company embarked on a 68 city, 75 day, cross-country tour. It was called The Strictly Strange 2017 Tour, featuring Tech N9ne, Lynch and other Strange Music artists. Although Strange Music’s audience lacks diversity, the crowds Tech N9ne and Brotha Lynch were performing in front of were massive, topping 5,000 some nights. Even in smaller towns, audiences flocked from afar to get a glimpse of the duo. With the people reached, Brotha Lynch’s Strictly Strange 2017 Tour may have been the biggest Sacramento outreach event in Sacramento rap history.
Upon arriving back to Sacramento, asked Brotha Lynch what’s next. “Another trilogy,” he responds. After being asked if he would release this next trilogy under Strange Music, Lynch concedes, “I haven’t thought about it yet, after being around them for so long. I do have some thinking to do.” Currently, Brotha Lynch is in Los Angeles, preparing for another tour. It never stops.
More Sacramento Notables
 .sacramento rap c-bo 4C-Bo’s legacy has stood the test of time
One of Sacramento’s original “Kings of the City” is C-Bo. Since, the early 90’s, C-Bo, aka “The Cowboy”, has represented Sacramento and his Garden Block Crips world-wide. His hardcore, creative raps has lasted the test of time. After originally releasing his music under AWOL Records, C-Bo has since taken full control of his destiny with ownership and direction of his catalog. Since gaining control of his music, although peppered with jail stints, C-Bo has released music consistently and enjoys his own cult following.
C-Bo’s latest video, “Bang On Um”, has 684,000 Youtube hits to date. Its a throw back to a time of harder raps. In addition, his label West Coast Mafia, is composing an album including songs C-Bo was featured on. If you’ve done a song with C-Bo, The Bald Head Nut, he is requesting that you contact him through social media.
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Black Market Records’ Noni Blanco speaks for a new generation
Vying for new “Queen Of The City” is Black Market Records’ Noni Blanco. Her single, “Catch Me Outside” ‘aint for kids. In an interview with Rap Shack, Noni Blanco provides insight into her upbringing, and a few stories about who she is. She is young, and appeals to a sometimes voiceless audience, Black girls. As revealed in interviews, Noni has her own perspective on recent Sacramento events.
With Sacramento’s longest running label, Black Market Records, behind her, Noni Blanco’s future is limitless. Since the early 90’s Black Market’s massive catalog has expanded beyond rap music, with recent ventures with Jamaican reggae music. After 30 years, Cedric Singleton’s Black Market Records is still Sacramento’s finest oiled music machine.
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First Degree The D.E. has released more
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Parallel to the longevity of Black Market Records, is Sac’s second longest running label, Fahrenheit Records. Their front runner, First Degree The D.E., has released more albums than any other Sacramento rap artist. As of late, the main story out of the Fahrenheit camp is their summer 102.5 KSFM show, and their online radio station, Fahrenheit Radio. Fahrenheit Radio has listeners in over 75 countries. Also, the world is just catching on to the fact that First Degree The D.E. is an educator, like a certified one.
In First Degree The D.E.’s other life, he is a Mack Road high school math teacher. In 2016, he was awarded National University’s “Teacher Of The Year” honors, and earned his Master’s Degree. First Degree’s experience as a teacher, in one of the affected areas of Sac’s recent gang tension, gives him a very unique perspective on the matter. His work for peace, including the six month gang truce he initiated, has been well documented in The Sacramento Bee, and in Sacramento News and Review by Raheem Hosseini.
In an interview with, First Degree The D.E. gives his side of Sac’s ongoing gang tension and rebirth. “One of my students was a random victim in all this, shot two times with an AK47. I heard the shots from my classroom.” First Degree reveals. “I’m split on all this. I’m happy for the town for attracting the world’s attention with our stories, but at the same time, I’m so tired of the real life violence.” He goes on to conclude, “Lavish D and Mozzy have a real life opportunity to direct the ship, and turn all of this into unity and opportunity for our people. They are both smart and I see it happening! However, its up to al of us to unite and remember who we are, kings and queens.”
First Degree The D.E.’s most recent video, “Time’s Begun” is a comical, controversial attempt at race relations. Its is funny and a must see.
Ongoing Sacramento Tension
With all that’s good in Sac right now, there is also a tension building.  Although things appears to have simmered between Mozzy and Lavish D, a battle of generataional conflict is brewwing.
During Brotha Lynch’s VladTV interview, Lynch was asked what he thought about Mozzy. He responded by saying, “He doesn’t.” Lynch Hung went on to indicate that Mozzy hasn’t acknowledgfed who came before him by Mozzy refering to himself as King Of The City. This rubbed Mozzy the wrong way.
“He’s a Pokeman”, Mozzy calls Lynch during a No Jumper interview. “F$@# that n#$@@” Mozzy concludes, describing him as bitter. In addition to calling out Lynch, Mozzy had comments on C-Bo that can be interpreted different ways. C-Bo didn’t appreciate the comments and has promised to “cut (Mozzy’s) braids off” and has banned him from returning to Sacramento in an Instagram post.
Sacramento is on the verse of explosion, or implosion.
What comes first, the social environment, or gangsta rap? That is up for debate. “The gang’s purpose is to provide opportunity to its members” school psychologist and Pan-Afrikanist Dr. Umar Johnson explains.
Money comes and goes. What is at stake is much greater than currency. What’s at stake is respect, admiration, and recognition. Lebron James rapping old school Lynch. Mozzy’s “Bladadah” listed as Rolling Stones 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2015. Lavish’s prison release being one of the most anticipated events of the underground.
Has the town finally found peace with each other for the purpose of a world-wide come up move, or will misunderstanding send us to another rut?
All men want power. What else is there to do? Who do you think is Sacramento’s “King Of The City”?


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Brotha Lynch entertained masses every night on tour


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Sacramento’s “Rappin Teacher” Promotes Unity and Stirs Up Controversy With New Song

First Degree The D.E. Times Begun Sacramento’s “Rappin Teacher” Promotes Unity And Stirs Up Controversy With New Song
Jimmy Blog of the Fahrenheit Record
Michael Colen is living two lives. In one life, he is a Master’s level high school math teacher, receiving National University’s Teacher Of The Year Award in 2016. In his other life, he is underground rap legend First Degree The D.E.. “The D.E.” is known around the world for his unique music and his Fahrenheit Record label and radio station, airing in 75 counties. First Degree has released over 25 albums, dating back to 1992. He has said that he “delivers the same messages in different ways, in both the streets and the classroom”. His latest single, First Degree The D.E. “Time’s Begun”, tests that theory.
“I see a day when people see each other. Fighting over what we see isn’t seeing each other!” First Degree The D.E. predicts in Time’s Begun. When asked about the purpose of his new single, The D.E. explains the song is “for us to see each other, so we can move forward”. He continues, “If we see and appreciate each other for what we bring to the table, we will be one”.
“I’m advocating racial harmony, rooted by a fair system. We’re talking about opportunity. We’re in this for the future” First Degree informs. In Time’s Begun, he promotes Pan-Afrikanism, compares himself to renown strategic masters Sun Bin and Marcus Garvey, and addresses race relations.
First Degree The D.E. uses a controversial way to address race relations on Time’s Begun. In addition to messages like, “While I’ve got your attention, I will not waste it, will not fail to mention, will not act complacent,” First Degree’s new song also includes racial slurs that he explains are “terms of endearment”. Time’s Begun’s epithets include Japs, Jews, nips, flips, and crackas, which we has used before. These references have expectedly rubbed some the wrong way.
First Degree The D.E. has acknowledged the controversy. “Did they listen to the song?! Did they take the time to feel what the cut is getting at? Some folks is sleep at the wheel. The great machine has pulled the wool over their eyes and made them into a cog in the system! Sometimes I have to give you a jolt! This record is about coming together” First Degree The D.E. reasons.
First Degree tells The Fahrenheit Record that “Time’s Begun” was three to four years in the making. The lyrical flow is comical, and the beat is guitar and bass smooth. “Fahrenheit’s Oji El shot me the beat about 3 or 4 years. It took me to a new place, a new truth, I spits on nat. After, Beta touched it up and mastered it. Here we are 3 years later, and all of the sudden the image of the video just comes to me. I spent a couple weeks filming and editing in Fahrenheit’s video production facility, and here we are.”
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The video starts in Tokyo, with a major label looking to own First Degree The D.E.’s music catalog. “You can’t have my mus(ic) Mr. So-Ni!” Like First Degree The D.E. or not, you have to agree that he puts himself way out there for his videos, dressing in several Japanese garbs in this video. The Time’s Begun video is a must see.
Sacramento’s Rappin Teacher is no stranger to the news. He has appeared many times in the Sacramento Bee, NPR, CBS 13 News, Sacramento’s News and Review and other news outlets. His appearances have been entertaining and all centered around being the best person you can be.
Most notably, in 2005, First Degree The D.E. was credited in the Sacramento Bee for starting a 6 month gang truce between local gangs after an escalation in violence. The truce coincided with the release of Fahrenheit Records’ “Sacramento’s Bloods and Crips”. More recently, First Degree The D.E. initiated The Sacramento Bee’s Mozzy interview and was quoted in the article as well.
As noted in First Degree’s documentary, “Street Monster, The Rise And Fall Of First Degree The D.E.”, the “Rapping Teacher” has given himself to community service since high school. Now, with First Degree The D.E. “Time’s Begun”, he has taken his quest to make the world a better place a step further, by tackling race relations, including taking it to the airwaves.
During the summer of 2017, First Degree The D.E. hosted a nightly show on Sacramento’s 102.5 KSFM called “Fahrenheit Minute”. Fahrenheit Minute was widely talked about and brought unique flavor to the radio waves every night. “We gone make Fahrenheit Minute a summer tradition on 102.5!” The D.E. commits. 102.5’s Fahrenheit Minute was the first to break First Degree The D.E.’s “Time’s Begun”.
To close out, we asked First Degree The D.E. something he’s never answered publicly. We asked him who he thought the best M.C. was, who was his favorite, and who was his top favorites. He gave us this list.
Best M.C.
 Favorite M.C.
Professor X The Overseer
Top M.C.s
Professor X
PM Dawn
First Degree The D.E.
Roxanne Shante
Brotha Lynch Hung
Be Gee
AK The Teflon Don
Ice Cube
Bigg Ocean Mob 415
Unc Imo
Josh Rizeberg
When we asked what was next, The D.E. told us he was concentrating on the upcoming school year and writing a math curriculum for the district. However, First Degree The D.E. turned with a smile and assured, “I’ve got a secret video I’ve started, too.” Oh my!
First Degree The D.E. “Time’s Begun” is OUT NOW in digital stores. The video can be seen HERE. Time’s Begun is featured on First Degree The D.E.’s upcoming “Black Bane 2” album. Also check out First Degree The D.E. “Story Of A Lonely D.J.” produced by Oji, video by Jae Synth, out now.
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First Degree The D.E. “Time’s Begun” Out Now



Trump Sacramento Rally, “Yea I Was There, But I Don’t Support Him For President”

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Trump Sacramento Rally “Yea I Was There, But I Don’t Support Him For President”

First Degree The D.E. explains his attendance at the Trump Sacramento rally and more

By Jimmy Frinks of The Fahrenheit Record

July 29, 2016

In the face of surrounding rumors and pressure about his alleged support of Donald Trump, First Degree The D.E. clears the air about his confirmed presence at the Trump Sacramento rally, his upcoming video, and the ‘Summer Of Fahrenheit’.

While traveling California, making his case to the American people, presidential hopeful Donald Trump held a rally in Sacramento on June 1st, 2016. The rally was held at The Sacramento Metro Airport with an intense police presence. This rally was preceded by a turbulent Chicago cancelation, and was followed by a bloody San
Jose Trump protest brawl. The Sacramento hangar in which this event was held, was secure, with the occational protests.

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Supporters and protesters occasionally clashed in the two hour line

The Trump Sacramento rally line was two hours long, consisted of mostly white males, and bared a few protestors and conflicts. The media was deep, there was 10,000+ rally goers in attendance, and both tension and fun were in the air. Although a few flirted with the imagery, there were no confederate symbols seen. Republicans had come from the surrounding regions to hear the official nominee fire up the crowd, trash the media, and explain that America was going to be great again under his presidential leadership.

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Trump arrives in Sacramento in dramatic fashion

On time, Donald Trump dramatically landed in his name-incrusted plane within eyeshot of the rally, to a frenzied crowd. The plane pulled up to the hangar, and ‘The Donald’ made his entrance. He literally began where he had left off the rally before, explaining how the media mistreated him during the veteran donation scandal, and trashing local Sacramento media as a result. The next 40 minutes was just what the supporters relished for, Trump’s random ideas on building a wall on the border, Hillary Clinton, China, our military, the economy; the full array of ‘Trump’. Once over, the rally goers appeared content with the performance, and left the hangar energized for a Trump presidency.

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Trump asks the crowd, “Who’s gunna pay for the wall?!”

Days after the rally, rumors spread in the Sacramento streets that one of the few African-Americans that attended the Trump was none other that local rapper First Degree The D.E.

A YouTube video of the full rally, posted by Right Side Broadcasting, clearly shows an African American man in the front, near Trump, during a post-rally meet and greet. His arms appear on the right of screen at the 50:30 mark of the video. At one point, it appears verbal and/or nonverbal communication is made between the presidential hopeful and the Black man. Once word spread that the Black man was wearing First Degree The D.E.’s signature red, black, and green wristbands, the video went semi viral and First Degree The D.E. says he felt the heat from fans and friends alike for “supporting a demagogue racist”. The Fahrenheit Record spoke to the Sacramento vet to set the record straight.


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“Yea I was there, but I don’t support him for president” First Degree clarifies. “He’s funny to me, he’s a simple, privileged man that speaks off the cuff, is addicted to power, an isolationist, a bully, a sexist, and knows how to stir fear. Its great!”  First Degree continues, pointing out that Trump doesn’t have the temperament to be president, and feels Trump is too vindictive for the Oval Office. “Can you imagine Donald Trump with the nuclear codes? We’d be on the verge of war because of a Twitter feud! Trump would be great as a new and improved Rush Limbaugh, on the air everyday ranting, but not a Commander-In-Chief. He doesn’t have enough empathy.” First Degree The D.E. also notes that living to serve the people, “isn’t something you can turn on like a light switch, its a passion that burns one’s whole life.” The Sacramento rap legend also affirms that he and the presidential hopeful did communicate briefly.



Post rally, First Degree The D.E. and The Fahrenheit Record was allowed clearance to Donald Trump

When asked if he thought Donald Trump was a racist, First Degree The D.E. goes on to explain that he agrees with Seattle area activist and artist Thunderchief, with his view that Trump is an ethnocentric. According to Merrian-Webster, you are an ethnocentric if you have ‘the idea that your own group or culture is better or more important than others’. “As a Marcus Garvey Black Nationalism learner, its hard for me to hate on that,” First Degree admits.

While addressing Trump followers, First Degree The D.E. has observed that many of the them are White people that feel the benefits of white supremacy slowly seeping away. “A white person doesn’t have to be a racist to appreciate American white supremacy. To some whites, the thought of an equally diverse nation is exciting and stimulating. To others, the thought of true racial equality is threatening. To the latter whites, America was ‘theirs’, they are losing it, and it’s time to to ‘take it back’. Code words like ‘silent majority’ and ‘great again’, the quoting of negative minority statistics, are calls to white supremacy,” First Degree discloses. “The strong minded whites have an obligation to lift their small minded, white supremacy-clinging brothers out of the bounds of their fear”


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The Fahrenheit Record Video

In time, First Degree The D.E. leaked the true reason he was at the Trump Sacramento rally, it was to film a video. “For the last three months, I’ve been takin’ on the persona of a reporter. My next video, ‘The Fahrenheit Record’ is dedicated to the hottest, upcoming urban news site in the region by the same name. It’s a funny parady on the news and what goin’ on in the world.” The song is featured on First Degree’s latest album, ‘Black Bane, Misunderstood Hero, Part 1’. ‘The Fahrenheit Record’ song questions the motives of mainstream media and does something about it by creating its own news publication.

The Fahrenheit Record song was first leaked by Sacramento News & Review. It is produced by Sacramento legend Phonk Beta and the upcoming video is being directed by Fahrenheit genius, Sic Ill.

In addition to the Trump Sacramento rally, The D.E.’s three months as a reporter included exclusive stories and footage from many news makers. The list includes Bernie Sanders, The Sacramento Black Lives Matter Movement, Steph Curry, Justin Timberlake, Aaron Rodgers, Carson Palmer, Patrick Peterson, Jerome Bettis, Jerry Rice, Marshall Faulk, Blake Bortles, Andre Iguodala, Wes Welker, Tim Brown, Marcus Allen, The Fahrenheit Crew, the list goes on. When asked if all of these celebrities were in the upcoming ‘The Fahrenheit Record’ video, First Degree The D.E. confirmed by saying, “Like Mac Dre told me, they all in my moooovie!”

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Sacramento Black Lives Matter activists take to the state capitol

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Jerry Rice takes time off golf to give attention to The Fahrenheit Record

First Degree The D.E.’s ‘The Fahrenheit Record’ music video will air in August 2016.


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Summer Of Fahrenheit

The ‘Summer Of Fahrenheit’ is a term that has been floating around the internet as of late. For the record, we asked First Degree The D.E. what is was all about.

“The Summer Of Fahrenheit gave birth to the new talent we have for the Fahrenheit family and our worldwide fanbase,” First Degree informs, “providing shlappage for your speakers. First off, the Bay Area’s Oji & The Ascension Team came wit that ‘Technoetics’. Pure African instrumental, soulful vibe for you to meditate to. Greg Double came next, that Norf Wes party music happin’ wit that ‘From Tacoma With Love’. Den that AWALL aka 2Piece, the Tacoma O.G. came with that ‘Rock It Like This’, makin’ the game pop! Be on the lookout for the #RecognizeTacoma movement tho. The Summer Of Fahrenheit is taking Fahrenheit’s West Coast world-wide! Soupbone and Josh Rizeberg up next too, Fahrenheit’s on fire right now!”

In addition, First Degree The D.E. proudly boasts of the upcoming upgrades to their websites, including,,,, and The Summer Of Fahrenheit also included a First Degree video appearance on French rapper GhostDEST’s video, ‘Parania’.


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First Degree explains he’s voting for Hillary Clinton in November. He explains that he voted for Bernie Sanders in the primary knowing Hillary would win it in this TFR article about the Bernie Sacramento rally. He conceds that his vote was more of a “point vote” supporting Bernie and his ideas, and that Senator Sanders’ intentions are “pure”. First Degree informs us that he admires Hillary Clinton and her service record, as well.

“My dad’s family is from Arkansas. My uncle, Eddie D. Colen, had a personal relationship with the Clintons, and that’s good enough for me. She has the ‘service bug’. I’ve moved forward on my thoughts.” First Degree reveals.



*Note The Fahrenheit Record attended the Hillary Clinton Sacramento rally, but it was closed early to the public.

Visit The Fahrenheit Record at Listen to The Fahrenheit Record on Sacramento News & Review’s Soundcloud HERE.

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Bernie In Sacramento, Who Was There And Why

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Who Was There And Why

By The Fahrenheit Record’s Jimmy Blog

Sacramento, Ca, May 9th, 2016 –  Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders came to Sacramento and was greeted by an unprecedented, diverse crowd of 20,000+.  The Fahrenheit Record was at Bonnie Field to find out who was at the rally and why.

In a unique presidential season, there has been one voice that has resonated across party lines. That is the voice of Bernie Sanders. Politicians on both sides of the aisle have taken note of Senator Sanders’ message of income inequality, social justice, the plight of the poor, and corruption in the American campaign system. Both presidential front runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have praised Senator Sanders and have utilized Sanders’ perspectives in their rhetoric. Bernie Sanders’ purpose had lead to a massive grassroots following. On Monday May 9th, Sanders brought “the Bern” to Sacramento, and the crowd was one of Sacramento’s largest, most diverse, ever to attend a Sacramento event.

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Some showed up in the morning to head the line of the 5:00pm event

“The crowd’s diversity reminded my of an E-40 show on steroids!” Sacramento activist First Degree The D.E. observed. First Degree The D.E. is a local musician, teacher, recent Master’s degree graduate, and has brokered a truce between Sacramento Bloods and Crips gangs. He has recently pledged his support for Bernie Sanders in a Fahrenheit Record article about the Chicago Trump rally protest. He goes on to include that people from all walks of life attended the rally. “It (the diversity and crowd size) reflects Bernie’s passion for the people.”

While sifting through the quarter mile long line, one could not only find a wide range of people waiting up to three hours to get into the event, but also see them interacting with each other. Groups ranging from students, to retired professionals, and all in between, gathered to hear Bernie Sanders’ call for a political revolution. Although the Sacramento Bee states that the crowd was made up of “mostly white millennials” The Fahrenheit Record took time observing the whole event from start to finish and saw a different picture.

Blacks, Whites, Asians, Latinos, Native Americans, Middle Easterners, straights, gays, women, men, young, middle aged, old, all exchanging ideas with strangers that became friends. “I spent a couple minutes eavesdropping on a hard core vato talking politics and ideas with a group of hippies and some goth girls. Where else you gunna find that than a Bernie rally?!” First Degree The D.E. ponders.

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Crowds continued to converge onto Bonnie Field well after 9:00pm for the 5:00pm Bernie In Sacramento event

With only four days public notice of this event, the reason these people attended this “political revolution” was just as important as the message itself. The Fahrenheit Record spoke to about 100 attendees, asking them one simple question, “Why are you here?”

While many attended to support Bernie the candidate, just as many were there to support his ideas. Many had appreciated Mr. Sanders’ unveiling of our political system’s secrets and corporate influence. They credit his empathy towards all and his collective nature for their support. Those surveyed stated they were at the Bernie in Sacramento rally because it just, “felt right” and they “wouldn’t miss it for the world” as a couple of attendees put it. Many appreciated his concern for future generations and selflessness as well.

A significant amount of people said they somewhat liked Hillary Clinton, and some said they would have a hard time voting for Hillary, but would. A vast majority of the Bernie Sanders rally mass thought that if Hillary Clinton won the Democratic nomination, she would be wise to put Senator Sanders on the ticket as vice president.

The most common answer given on why event goers supported Sanders was that they trusted his judgment. Answers praising his moral compass, clear purpose, past opposition to American political mistakes, and past support of civil rights, were sighted.

While being interviewed by The World Socialist Web Site, First Degree The D.E. was asked why he attended the Sanders event. He agreed with others, explaining, “The one thing everyone can agree about Bernie Sanders is that his intentions are pure.” He went on to explain that presidents get a lot of information and it is our job, as the voting public, to put a person in office that will, nine times out of ten, make the best choice for the country.

Comradery was high at this Cal Expo affair. Friends were made, connections were connected, and bonds were bonded. Amogst the crowd, people from all walks of life were getting involved in the political process, being a part of change, and being heard. Musicians played and people spoke, ramping up the massive, patient crowd for the Senator.

Although poll after poll shows Bernie Sanders beating Donald Trump by a bigger margin than his opponent Hillary Clinton, Sanders is trailing Clinton in the Democratic primary. Mr. Sanders would need 85% of the remaining delegates to catch her. The candidate’s underdog status makes the Bernie in Sacramento crowd that much more fascinating.

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Bernie Sanders takes the stage with progressive ideas, collective thinking, and calls for unity

Once most of the crowd made their way inside the venue, Bernie Sanders took to the stage. He hit on his progressive message of unity, responsibility, and idealism. Sanders’ take on American empathy touched the people. “When your family hurts, mine is there to help. When my family hurts, you’re there to help,” Bernie Sanders declares to a roaring crowd. Bernie Sanders’ points about college tuition debt, gender equality, and Donald Trump not being the next president resonated with the audience, too.

As well as hitting his common points, Bernie Sanders personalized his message to Sacramentans and Californians. Being at a Bernie Sanders rally, as opposed to watching clips of them on CNN, was a much more comprehensive, enriching experience. Not only did the people that attended get to hear a full version of Bernie Sanders’ vision for the future from the man himself, they got to be among people like themselves, people ready for a political revolution.

When Bernie’s speech was over, The Fahrenheit Record followed First Degree The D.E. to a gated off area on the right side of the stage. After given Secret Service clearance, First Degree The D.E. was seen in a designated area with approximately 75 other rally attendees and press. While in this area, Bernie Sanders and First Degree The D.E. was observed shanking hands and exchanged words.

When later asked what he and the presidential candidate talked about during their brief encounter, First Degree replied, “That’s a conversation between two activists.” He did include that some of it was caught on tape and will be featured in his upcoming ‘Say Serra’ music video, from his most recent album, ‘Black Bane, The MIsunderstood Hero’. “Like Mac Dre would say, ‘Bernie, you in my mooovie.'” The D.E. included.

Bernie in Sacramento was a 20.000+ diverse congregation of political dreamers. It was inspirational and good for Sacramento.

Tech N9ne and Brotha Lynch

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By Jimmy Blog Of The Fahrenheit Record

During First Degree The D.E.’s visit on UGS Radio, Brotha Lynch claims Tech N9ne is after his wife.

On April 14th, 2016, First Degree The D.E. was on The Murder Master Music Show and delivered many surprises, including bringing Brotha Lynch into fray. During the hour and a half long interview, First Degree The D.E. discussed his new album “Black Bane, The Misunderstood Hero”, it’s purpose, it’s musical production, the racial epithets he occasionally uses in songs, being banned from Strange Music, his recently earned Master’s Degree, and much more.

It was near the end of the episode when things took a turn.

About twenty minutes into the episode, First Degree The D.E. surprised hosts Prez B, Mac, and the MMMS audience by having the one and only Brotha Lynch Hung call in. They talked about the two’s relationship, which seems to be mended now, Lynch’s new EP “Bullet Maker”, and to everyone’s surprise, the accusation that Tech N9ne is trying to steal Brotha Lynch’s wife. Lynch asserts on the show, “He won’t stop ’til he gets my wife!” He didn’t go into detail, instead went on detailing his appreciation for Strange Music.

During the interview, Brotha Lynch reflected on his time at Strange Music. Lynch’s latest release, “Bullet Maker”, was released on Lynch’s own label, Madesicc Music. It is unclear if Brotha Lynch’s next full album, “Kevlar”, will be released by Strange Music. Observers of Brotha Lynch and Tech N9ne have noted a unique bond between the two, filled with deep admiration and power riffs.

“During Brotha Lynch’s time with Strange Music, he and Tech N9ne had an interesting relationship. Tech grew up on Lynch, yet Tech owns the label Lynch is now on and has a vast audience of his own now. On the flip side, Lynch is a proud MC with a vast, devoted following, and past label troubles that haunt him to this day” First Degree explains to The Fahrenheit Record. First Degree served as Brotha Lynch’s manager during the Brotha Lynch/Strange Music merger. He includes, “there’s definitely a weird element between Lynch, his wife Lauren, and Tech goin on.” Could Tech N9ne be trying to steal Brotha Lynch’s wife for sport?

In one of Tech N9ne’s singles, “Mental Giant”, Tech N9ne raps that he’s, “narcissistic, dark and wicked”. Was the result of the mix of an MC with an ego, and a proud MC bringing it back, toxic, or historical? The debate will be waged for years, yet only time will tell.

In addition to Tech N9ne Brotha Lynch controversy, First Degree and Lynch gave the audience an inside look into the album making process.

When it came to defining the Black Bane concept, First Degree The D.E. explained that the Black Bane character is a hero for the people. He aimed to inspire and inform, with the type of music that changes the game. He has just completed his Master’s degree in global teaching strategies and was ready to get back into the studio. First Degree’s baritone rap and singing style is unique, truthful and remains cutting edge. He explains that for the music, he relied on Phonk Beta, with guest production by Oji El, Eric Otis, Sultan Mir. “Live piano, live guitar, and inspiration” The D.E. reveals. On the album’s first single, the title track “Black Bane”, First Degree challenges the listener to stand up and fight for somebody. Black Bane is very well put together and has a new, fresh vibe that spews of talent, musical innovation, and time. Prez B of UGS calls Black Bane First Degree’s best album to date. His review can be read HERE.

First Degree went on to address some of the controversy surrounding lyrics on his new “Black Bane” album. Some have taken offense to racial epithets used in his songs. For example, during the interview, host Scott Bejda played “Say Serra” from Black Bane. It included the lines, “(I) gots, the kind of Jews, you can’t refuse. The kind of Japs thats peel ‘yo caps. The kind of spooks, thats put up dukes. The kind of crackas, thats serious backas. The kind of Messicans, thats spill ‘yo ‘intesskins’. The kind of Mooslims, thats make ‘ya dooslims,. The kind of Flips thats flips they whips.” On The Murder Master Music Show, and later with The Fahrenheit Record, The D.E. provides insight into the use of these n9ne is trying to steal brotha lynchs wife first degree

First Degree The D.E. uses words like “crackas” and “Moooslims” to bring attention to his message about race

“Ironically, the same people that are sensitive to my use of these words, are the same people that need to hear it,” First Degree The D.E. explains. He also discloses that he represents the underground people, he uses the racial epithets to get peoples attention on the topic, inform, and is sometimes joking. “I get tired on the N-word in songs, and folks repeatin it when they shouldn’t be,” includes The D.E.

The 20 year rap veteran also justifies his lyric, “Can’t give a white bum money, shoulda cashed in on ya privlege, ya dummy!”. This line appears on his latest video, “I Wear Black Cuz Its Just My Style”. First Degree points out that he has in fact given white homeless people money, and hints that the line’s purpose was shed light on white privilege. In the past, First Degree has stirred up racial controversy for his single, “Listen Up, Ya Honkey” from his Super Black album.

“I couldn’t believe he did that,” reveals Brotha Lynch during the interview.

Brotha Lynch Hung was very open during this rare interview he participated in as well. The 27 year rap veteran also updated us on rumors in the Sacramento rap game, including his health, legal troubles, and X Raided’s release. Lynch explained that he was in the hospital last year, and had recovered. He stated that he had gotten so sick that, “my wife said I was walking around with my pants down”. He also talked about recently getting off of probation for nine months and going sober during that time. Now off probation, on the show he proclaimed that he was “real high”. In regards to the rumors that X Raided had been released in prison, Lynch explained the X Raided did not get released, yet has a parole hearing in 120 days. Popular rap news website is normally the first to have the scoop on these type issues. Brotha Lynch also frequently talked about his wife Lauren from her “beatin up every bitch in Sac”, to her cooking.

Brotha Lynch and First Degree had real good things to say about each other. They talked about stimulating each other, their friendship outside the studio, and finding it important to have each other’s input on projects. The two have been making music together for over 20 years, most famously on Lynch’s “Loaded” and First Degree’s “Planet Zero”. In addition, Brotha Lynch hinted at the making of a group album with First Degree, and Phonk Beta, and himself. “Im hopin’ that me and D.E. can put an album together. It’ll be epic because all the classic stuff we’ve done. Fans on my Instagram all day like ‘when you gunna work with D.E. again?'”

A key factor in First Degree and Brotha Lynch working again is his current ban from Strange Music. As a result of juggalo backlash, First Degree The D.E. had been banned from Strange Music’s website and location. On the MMMS, The D.E. stated that he and Strange Music are peers and they should go back to working together. “Strange Music, un-ban me from ya facilities!” proposes First Degree The D.E.

From the “historic” 258th episde of UGS’s Murder Master Music Show, it is obvious that good things are here and to come from Brotha Lynch Hung, First Degree The D.E., and Sacramento rap’s future.

To hear insight into the Brotha Lynch and First Degree, Fahrenheit Radio, and an open discussion on Tech N9ne and Strange Music, click the link for Episode 258 of the Murder Master Music Show HERE.

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Brotha Lynch Hung “Bullet Maker, and First Degree The D.E. “Black Bane” are available digitally and in retail stores now.

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Trump Chicago Protest, The 2016 Race, and Black Perspective

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Trump Chicago Protest

The 2016 Race, and Urban Perspective

By The Fahrenheit Record’s Jimmy Blog and First Degree The D.E.

On March 11th, 2016, the people of Chicago, Illinois took the Republican Primary Race into their own hands. While the Republican establishment failed to stop The Demagogue, the citizens of The Windy City infiltrated a Donald Trump rally at The UIC Pavilion and “showed how to deal with a bully” one protester declared on CNN. As a result, the 2016 Republican Race, and history, has taken a dramatic turn.

By showing up in numbers at this rally, these activists have reminded the nation, and the world, that the power is with the people.

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The Trump Chicago protest send the world a message rejecting hate

Trump has no chance of winning an American presidential election. After Mitt Romney’s 2012 loss to President Barack Obama, the Grand ‘Ol Party finally concluded that without a considerable amount of the Latino and African American vote, they will never win a general election. According to The Washington Post, 8 out of 10 Latinos nationwide have a highly-unfavorable view of Donald J Trump. It doesn’t get any simpler than that.

WIthout respect and empathy, ideas are hollow. The Republican head honchos and major donors know this, yet the voters the Republicans have targeted over the years, are more focused on the message of Donald Trump. Bigotry, reaction to fear, and loss of economic opportunity rooted from the George Bush era and outsourcing, has “trumped” policies, substance, history, or chances of winning, in this race.

America is more divided than ever, blah, blah, blah. The reality is diversity is enriching and in order to move forward, those that resist will rise for a last, unsuccessful whohaa. That whohaa is The Donald Trump “Movement”. The victim are American morality, and the Republican Party.

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Trump Chicago protest activists took to the streets by the thousands

According to The New York Times, more “Americans” are killed and tormented by White supremacists that radical Muslim groups. The word American is in quotes because the experiences of these vicims, people of color, don’t count. While Muslim jihadist terrorism brings out passion in the American people, White supremacy is not considered. Chicago has shown, its time for the strong-minded Whites to check the small percentage of their people that stifles American progress due to unwarranted fear. By “check” I mean put them in their place, educate, inspire.

The “Silent Majority’s” Great White Hope will not stop at any costs. His people are fearful on the direction of this country, you know, Whites “losing control” of America. America is changing, the population is becoming more diverse, and there is a small portion of the White community, most with limited experiences, that is scared to death by this. While it can be said that Trump is single handedly leading the Republican party into destruction, it is also fair to say that years of extreme, fearful Republican propaganda has lead to this Trump movement.

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Chicago reminded the world the power is with the people

While members of the right have tried to categorize the protesters, they came in all shapes and sizes. The power is truly with the people.

As a result of the Trump Chicago protest, Donald Trump events have had more and more protesting incidents occurring. The following day after the Trump Chicago protest, a rally in Ohio had a protester rush the stage, causing a panicked Donald Trump to turn around and secret service to rush the stage. A later rally in Kansas City was constantly inturrupted by what Mr. Trump called “Bernie’s people“, another attempt to categorize.

On a recent episode of Fahrenheit Radio’s “Fahrenheit Hour 25”, Fahrenheit Historian Big J includes, “The people that are supporting Trump are too damn dumb to know that he doesn’t give a f*&% about them!”. The historian and native Chicagonian also goes on to connect Chicago with other acts of revolutionary protests and politics. The episode in its entirety can be heard HERE. Although critics of Trump’s momentum down play the intelligence of the people involved, it reminds that Trump’s rise isn’t about substance, its about making a point.

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Trump Republicans won’t vote Latino. Cruz, Rubio should drop out

Look at the people supporting Trump. Do you think the vast majority of Republicans are going to vote to put a Latino in office? They are trying to get of yall! Rubio and Cruz drop out now.

The only chance of the Republican Party saving face is to elect Governor John Kasich in a brokered convention. The Trump crowd will not vote for a Latino in a general election, and they have the numbers and excitement at the moment. They would stay at home on election day, or even worse for the GOP, vote Trump on a third or written in ticket. However, the “silent majority” would chose Kasich over Hillary.

When I lived alone in the mid 2000’s, I remember watching an infomercial including a Donald Trump interview peddling something. It featured a 40ish blonde woman asking Trump questions and blushing over him at the same time. I don’t remember what the infomercial was peddling, but because it came on practically every night for a period of time, and I didn’t have cable, I watched it a few times. It was interesting, and dare I say, inspiring. It’s hard to believe the Donald Trump of the 2000’s turned into the fear-exploiting demagogue before us today.

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Trump’s temperment makes him unfit for the United States Presidency

Some will say that Trump has a handle on the country’s foreign trade deficit needs. Fine, give him a role providing input on that. However, the message from the Trump Chicago protest activists is don’t vote to give him the role of president.

History will show that the activists from the Trump Chicago protest changed the direct of the 2016 Presidential Race and perhaps saved the country.


The Fahrenheit Record’s 2016 Presidential Endorsements Are As Follows…

Jimmy Blog  |  Bernie Sanders

First Degree The D.E.  |  Bernie Sanders

Big J  |  Hillary Clinton

A 40 minute interview with Fahrenheit Record’s First Degree The D.E. and Historian Big J can be heard on Fahrenheit Radio HERE when scheduled, and on demand on Youtube HERE!

Trump & Chicago | A City’s History Of Protest


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Insight from Big J, Fahrenheit Record Historian

    I received a text message Friday evening from an old friend and classmate from college Michael Colen many of you know him as First Degree hip hop artist from Sacramento. The text simply read “God Bless Chitown.” I had just gotten home and had cracked a beer and had the tv locked in to the Bulls and the Heat. I’d heard about what was going on in my hometown the protests over a scheduled rally and appearance by Republican candidate for President Donald Trump. I turned from the game to CNN I watched what unfolded on the tv with great interest. I listened to the reporters commentary, the clashes between those that objected to Trump’s appearance and his “politics” and those that support his candidacy. As the evening continued to unfold I was struck with a feeling of great pride.

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Trump & Chicago can be explained by non-profits like “I Grow Chicago”

    Nationally the narrative about Chicago has been mostly negative, the gun violence in the black community, the deaths of unarmed African American citizens Laquan McDonald a 17 year old who was shot and killed by a police officer, a shooting that was captured on video. Recently another video was released depicting the shooting of Cedrick Chatman a teenager that was shot on January 7, 2013 after running from a stolen vehicle, the city had been trying to suppress the release of this video. A separate shooting in December 2015 in which Bettie Jones age 55 was shot “accidentally” by police. The mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel has been under fire due to the police shootings and many have called for him to step down as mayor.

Many Chicagoans were excited when filmmaker Spike Lee announced that he would be filming Chiraq and hoped that this movie would shed light on, engage conversation and hopefully change regarding the increasing gun violence in Chicago, which in my opinion is genocide. Unfortunately this wasn’t the case, the premise of the film was that a gang leader’s girlfriend encouraged other women to withhold sex until the violence stops. This was not a film that many took seriously and we felt that an opportunity had been missed. Chicago is not new to protest or police violence, see the 1968 Democratic Convention and the murder of Black Panther Fred Hampton in 1969 after having been drugged as he lay in bed with his pregnant girlfriend.

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Trump & Chicago is not he first time the city protested a political event

    I think Trump’s popularity is due to Obama’s two terms as president a presidency which many have never accepted. Trump says that he wants to make America great again but has not laid out his plan in which to do so. His comments are often inflammatory he talks of building a wall to keep foreigners out of the country and protecting our borders. The increasing incidents at his rallies in which many African Americans that have been threatened and harmed physically. What has Trump done to condemn these actions? He says nothing which is basically encouraging his supporters to continue this behavior. This is only going to escalate…his supporters feel emboldened and I predict this is going to have dire consequences eventually.


Let’s remember premise of this country was for those from other countries to come to these shores to find acceptance and opportunity. The true native Americans are Indians and we see what happened to them. My ancestors built this country after having been kidnapped from Africa and brought here to work as slaves toiling in massa’s cotton fields. Not viewed as a human more along the lines of an animal to work and breed until you work yourself to death. You were subject to being sold away from your family at any moment but that’s a topic many don’t want to revisit.

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America is just getting over the eight year fiasco that was the Bush administration. If Trump is elected as the next leader of the free world long will it take for him to ostracize himself and us from the international community? How long will it take for him to refer to German Chancellor Angela Merkel as a dumb bimbo or refer to another world leader’s penis size?

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The rise of Trump has been compared to Hitler

We can’t afford to elect Donald Trump to be the 45th President of the United States, the people in my hometown of Chicago showed Friday night. I’m proud of the statement that was made that evening, I’m proud that Trump was forced to cancel his rally, I hope that he never comes back to the city. I encourage everyone to stand up and be heard at this time in protest and also on election day. The stakes are too high and we have too much at steak as a country to still be divided by racism, bigotry and fear.

Quoting the late great Bob Marley from his song Revolution, “Never make a politician grant you a favor, they will always want to control you forever.” I typically don’t trust politicians but I engage in the process because of the sacrifices many before me have given to allow my voice to be heard and so I vote. Unfortunately oftentimes the process is like selecting between the lesser of two evils. In this case the evil wears a bad toupee, has orange hued skin and is loudmouth with no political experience, are we really seriously considering placing our collective fortunes in his hands for the next four years?

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Trump & Chicago protesters came in all shapes and sizes

Peace…Big J.

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