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FREE DOWNLOAD: The S.O.G. Crew - "No More War" (Political Hip-Hop)Written by James Zahn
It's not every day that I get an email about a FREE DOWNLOAD being offered by a Candidate for Governor of the State of California. Those odds are even slimmer when we're talking about a hip-hop artist, but that's exactly what happened today. Dr. Robert ‘Battle Ax’ Ornelas of the S.O.G. Crew made headlines last year as the first Latin American to make a run for Vice President, and he's already announced a 2014 run for the top spot in Cali. But first, there's some music, and today the S.O.G. Crew is serving up an unmastered version of "No More War," produced by T-Nut, of The Pricks Nuthouse Studios (Eastsiders, Snoop Dogg) and mixed by Jeff Gibbs (Bone Thugs, 3-6-Mafia, The Game). Check it out...
James Zahn is not a journalist, nor a blogger, though he may be credited as such by others, or even accept the title... depending on the circumstance. Instead, he considers himself largely to be an "entertainment and lifestyle writer," bringing 25+ years of experience in the entertainment and publishing industries into the family realm as THE ROCK FATHER™.
As a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur, James now finds himself raising a pair young girls - The Rock Daughters™ - along with his wife from their Illinois home.
He is a member of The Toy Insider Parent Advisory Board, has contributed to The Toy Book and writes a regular Star Wars column - Transmissions from a Galaxy Far, Far Away for The Pop Insider. He also regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers.
Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global.
James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, WGN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, BusinessWire, Babble, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.
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