Tag: free speech

Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” Set to Cinematic Video

Director Colin Tilley Makes Epic-like Video Worthy of Award DEC 28, 2015 – Rapper Kendrick Lamar has teamed up with director Colin Tilley for a music video of his song, “Alright“, and it is a great production you must watch, and in JTMP’s opinion worthy of nominations and awards, specifically for any activist or social […]

Rap and Free Speech Case Appeal Filed at US Supreme Court

Case Centers Around Teen Punished for Exercising His Free Speech Right Through a Rap Song DEC 24, 2015 – In an outrageous move to stifle free speech, a school board in Mississippi suspended Itawamba agricultural high school student Taylor Bell, or “T-Bizzle” back in 2011 for writing a a rap song “P.S. Coaches The Truth Need To Be […]

Natalie Maines Speaks Out in LubbockOnline Interview

Musical-Activist From Dixie Chicks Speaks Out on Justice and Lack of Support From Her Hometown SEP 19, 2015 – Natalie Maines, outspoken musical-activist and singer for Dixie Chicks, gives a candid interview about her hometown of Lubbock, Texas to a media outlet in Lubbock about the lack of support from the place she grew up. Folks […]

Tim McGraw Raises Awareness of Diabetes

Musician-Activist Comments On Sandy Hook Benefit Concert: “I’m going to lead with my heart every time.” April 25, 2015 – Country music activist Tim McGraw, whom JTMP just blogged about his upcoming Sandy Hook Promise benefit concert, went on MSNBC’s Morning Joe recently to discuss and raise awareness on one of the biggest health epidemics raging […]

James McMurtry: “I’m much more of a socialist than some of my characters are”

Activist-Musician’s Song “Can’t Make It Here” Became Accidental Occupy Anthem MARCH 23, 2015 – A friend of mine turned me on to the new album “Complicated Game” by James McMurtry this weekend, and it is great. Straight, raw songwriting weaving stories about America and life, and telling it like it is. The sweet, natural acoustic […]