1. Joseph Mpa Recalls His Days as the First Manager of the Cold Crush Brothers (VIDEO).

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    Bronx-bred Joseph Mpa - a former member of the Black Panther Party, and the first manager of the legendary Cold Crush Brothers - is the subject of the latest installment of filmmaker Andreas Vingaard's fine "8 Million Stories" video portrait series. Interviewed in and around Crotona Park in the BX, Mpa recalls the revolutionary spirit that inspired him to join the Panthers right out of high school. He also remembers how Cold Crush actually once rejected a deal offer from Russell Simmons, and the time the crew battled a young rap duo known as Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh when they were still unknowns. Peep some essential history...





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