Tribute to DMX and Black Rob

Mickey and Dave ponder the recent loss of rappers DMX and Black Rob, the calls for a union for hip-hop musicians and for record labels to contribute to healthcare and addiction treatment for their artists. 
Featured audio clips:
"Prayer (Skit)" by DMX

"Life Story" (Featuring Cheryl, Pepsi Riley & Racquel) by Black Rob


David Shanks, aka Traum Diggs, is an MC/writer/journalist from Brooklyn, NY. He began writing articles in 2005, contributing correspondent features for print and online publications and has participated in conferences and panels at several colleges and universities including Rider University and SUNY- Rockland. He has also contributed chapters in Hip Hop in America: A Regional Guide; Expressive Writing: Classroom and Community; and St. James Encyclopedia of Hip-Hop Culture. His independent album releases include Jazz Hop, Major Journalism, and Jazz Hop II.   A more complete discography is available at .

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