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morehouse college

from killer mike, big boi, guru posted in music by pete_nice

The alma matter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and several other African American leaders, Morehouse College is a private, all-male, liberal arts, historically black college located in Atlanta.

In 1995, Killer Mike briefly attended Morehouse College, where he met producers The Beat Bullies and eventually Big Boi of OutKast. Gang Starr rapper Guru also attended Morehouse, as well as actor Samuel L. Jackson and director Spike Lee.

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sabathani community center

from prince posted in music by pete_nice

Now a community center, Prince went to junior high and used to shoot hoops at this building. The center is planning an outdoor party for 5,000-7,000 Prince fans on April 30, 2016.

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country grammar block party

from nelly posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

Although Nelly was raised in the University City suburb of St. Louis, the muscle car-filled street party in the video for his debut single "Country Grammar" was filmed in North St. Louis near the intersection of Labadie Ave and Marcus Ave looking east.

Watch the video for "Country Grammar"

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trench town culture yard

from bob marley posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

I remember when we used to sit
In the government yard in Trenchtown

No Woman No Cry, Bob Marley & the Wailers

Bob Marley moved to the government-owned Trench Town housing projects in the late 1950s and lived there through his teenage years.

Officially, a man named Vincent Ford, who ran a soup kitchen in Trench Town, wrote No Woman No Cry along with several other Bob Marley songs during this time. It is widely assumed though that Bob Marley did in fact write these songs but listed Ford as the songwriter in order to avoid a contract with Cayman Music and also so that the ongoing royalty checks could support Ford's soup kitchen.

Today Trench Town hosts a museum dedicated to those musicians and notable figures (Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, etc.) who once lived in the neighborhood known as the Hollywood of Jamaica.

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el compadre

from nightcrawler (2014) posted in music by pete_nice

Self-help/assertiveness enthusiast Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) enjoys margaritas and flesh bargaining with Nina (Rene Russo) at El Compadre in Nightcrawler.

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