Drayton's Gazette discusses social and political issues happening around the globe through the eyes of the African American, minority and disaffected communities.

Rap/Hip Hop


The Fight for Change Continues from Slavery thru Today



John F. Kennedy said “Those who make peaceful
revolution impossible will make violent
revolution inevitable.”


The Sounds of Africa

The sounds of Africa


Late Night Love by V. Lyn


Ok my beautiful sisters imagine you are dancing with your man and his arms are wrapped around you,  your bodies are meshed together swaying to the beat, and you  feel alive,  sexy and hot, hips moving side to side, your mans warm breathe on the back of your neck, everything and everyone seems to vanish for just a moment, nothing else exist but the two of you. The music, Glen Scott’s -Luck Day- is pumping in the background and all you can think about is how you feel in his arms how your hips are  swaying against him. His lips ever so softly kiss the back of your neck with a promise of what the two of you will share later that night.

Now imagine it’s later that night, a light rain is coming down, and your man is stretched out besides you, your body pressed snug against his and his skin warm and brown and your breathe quickens as his hands touch you in all the right places, and in the background more Glen Scotts or maybe a little Mike Phillips sultry funk music is playing.

Hidden Beach Player by hiddenbeach

Vain -Featuring Red Cafe All Ghetto ***** Rated Mature*****

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Vain Feat. Red Cafe – All Ghetto (dirty) by St. Laz

Bounce-Timbaland Feat.Dr.Dre,Missy Elliott,Justin Timberlake

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Video: On The Set of Dr. Dre’s “Kush” Music Video

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Lloyd Banks H.F.M.2

V.A.I.N Hot Rapper from NYC

This is a hot rapper from Queens New York by the name of V.A.I.N.  His rap is often hard  and gritty and definitely not G rated. He says when asked about perfecting his music ” I master my craft by listening to diverse records and pushing the envelope as an innovative writer. I feel I have mastered the lyrical balance of lethally fierce word play, witty social commentary, and poetic story telling.”†As he recollects, “eventually, I got nice and my first record touched radio in 2005.† It was a joint called, ‘Toss Da Paper’.”
When you ask this young intelligent man about his music and his educational background, (V.A.I.N. is a college graduate), he says “I believe I come from an educated yet street point of view, where I’m giving people insight into life. What I desire to accomplish through my music is to educate, inspire as well as entertain. I think I write from the heart first and then the mind. There is nothing in the entire world quite like performing and I simply can’t get enough of the euphoric musical high! Music is an audio vibration of a person’s soul. ”
V.A.I.N comes from a musical background, his mother is a beautiful singer he states and his father was a drummer in a band. When asked he say’s he recalls seeing and listening to his mother and father during their band rehearsal and being bitten with the love of music then.
He has opened for Hip-Hop artists including DMX, Fabolous, Foxy Brown, Corrupt and the Clips. He has worked with some of Hip-Hop’s most sought after producers including Teflon, P.F. Cuttin, Terrence Dudley, Jelly Roll and Fingers. To date, he has 2,000 commercial radio spins including the recent track “Good Lovin” by Slim featuring Fabolous and Ryan Leslie. V.A.I.N. has just released his new single “Showin Off”

I am hoping for big things for this intelligent young man, and I support him in his endeavors, as a community that is something we should do more of.