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Hip Hop Heroes - Feb. '07

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As the month of February rolls around, I can't help but think of all the crazy things that have happened during the overly optimistic January. Late nights and early mornings, cheap concerts, and drinking all New Year's Resolutions away with a bottle of Jack, ah, everything 2007 is meant be. So I welcome February, the month of love and Black history, to devote oh-so-much fun and laughs to a few more amusing hip hop heroes. May February make January hail its praise!

Beautiful hero - Kami Jones
Kami Jones is starting a campaign entitled "pretty me/beautiful me" based on the short film, A Girl Like Me, created by a 17 year old black girl who is concerned about the insecurities that African American females face in America. To learn more and to join the cause, email Kami at prettyme@kamijones.com.

Ever-so-wonderful affordable music hero - Madlib
Madlib, one of the greatest beat makers to ever come out of LA and former partner with the late J Dilla, is offering a free download of Chrome Children Vol. 2 on StonesThrow.com. Just a month after the limited Talib Kweli/Madlib collaboration free download, Madlib is kicking the year off right!

Scandal surviving hero - Sol-T
After coming up "missing" and thought to be kidnapped or dead, Sol-T, an Orange County rapper, cleared the air over a phony newspaper article thought up by some guy name "Russ." Let's just say, Russ is creative with maybe a bit too much time on his hands.

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Spinning hero - DJ Jedi
What can I say, DJ Jedi is a turntable genius. Always spinning great shows, you have to love this guy! With over 10 events in the LA area this month alone, there is no excuse to miss this master in action.