Monday, February 27, 2006
Black and White
Also, but most definitely most important the newest edition to the Fam... Peace.
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Funny Story #2
Okay here goes....
The vice president of the United States... Shot a dude in the FACE with a shotgun! And the funniest part of it all was that the Cops didn't even consider arresting him. Now if that's not funny i don't know what is.
man i was "LOL'n" and "LMAO" all over the place. I almost pee'd on myself after that one.
I don't think i could write a better script than the one that's being played out in this country right now.
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Back in 1999, on May 29th a me and female that I had met on collegeclub decided we'd go out. Since my birthday was the next day, and my prospects were looking kinda slim for getting my annual "Birthday Sex", i figured, why not. Now, me and this chic spoke had spoken on the phone a few times prior than this meeting, and she always was talking freaky, and how cute she was, and all the things she would do to and for me. So i knew she'd be 'bout it. So we made our plan and she was to come by the crib, and we go to the movies. Mind you, I never saw a picture of this chic, since this was before digital camera's were big, and u had to actually go scan you photos in for them to be seen. So I never saw her picture, and I really never gave the idea of her looks much thought. I believe my horniness was guiding my actions back then.
So she finally comes by, and I look through the peep hole... and i notice that i can't see all of her in the peep hole... that's wasn't good. After standing there cursing myself for a minute, I opened the door. Now she was cute in the face, for a man of about 145 lbs. she was little too much women for me.
She came in saw the spot, and chilled for a minute. In my head I'm thinking of ways not to go to this movie, but she seemed to really want to make a date out of this. So we eventually left for the movie. I asked her to drive cause i didn't want to be spotted by any of my peoples. I even choose to go to see a bad movie at the $1 theatre.
We went to the show, and came back to the crib afterwards. We chilled on the couch for a bit, and it was funny cause she was trying to see if i was 'bout it. She was talking about the stuff she had promised to give me for my birthday, but I couldn't get my mind or body to go along with the dirty talk. I eventually had to use the "i don't have any protection" lie to shut down the conversation. She then decided to leave, and I... went to sleep.
What i learned from this event... is that when somebody's profile name contains the word "thickness" it's usually not this! Peace.
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Maybe the Revolution is being Televised...
I have, for a while viewed the future for Black people as a bleak one. One in which we never completely regrasp our Crowns and return to our original position on the world stage. I thought the quote "the meek shall inherit the earth" was a bit dated, and would not hold water against the legions of people who wish to destroy us.
But something my bro said to me is finally starting to make sense. I'm not able to directly quote him, but the gist of it was this, "...Look at T.V. Look at how we dominate sports, how so many young white kids idolize these athletes. See how Michael and Tiger have kids wanting to be them. Look at the music channels. When was the last time you even heard or saw a white group a singer get as much love as Beyonce' or Jay-Z or 50 cent? It's as if white people hardly have a music genre anymore. Rap music is becoming world music.
And because of this, future generations of white kids are gonna see the world through different eyes. They will more likely have listened to, and enjoyed some rap show or have Black friends simply based on "popular culture." So they will more readily empathize with our struggle, rather than with the disdain past generation have viewed us. "
Now, two months or so later, I get it. I can see that vision now, and some other things are making all the sense in the world now. Like Bill O'Reilly's constant bashing of Rap music. He's just trying to appeal to his white audiences' need to put the kibosh on this trend. I could even see the lack of Black programming and the poor production of shows geared towards us on the major networks as further evidence of this theory.
I know some people would say that there is no white conspiracy to undermine the Black population, or white america's acceptance of it. But I tend to disagree, not because I think they are holding weekly meetings on it, but because of nature, and psychology. I learned once that self-preservation is the driving force for people's actions. So with that in mind, it is natural for someone, especially in a position of power, to do what ever is necessary to preserve their way of life.
So to quote the old "Scorpion and the Frog" fable by Aesop, "I could not help myself. It is my nature."
Let me know what ya'll think. Peace.
Thursday, February 02, 2006
Our societies terrible attempt at trying to seamlessly blend in African-centered programming for 28 days, is so see-thru that I almost want to laugh.
Whats just as bad is BET has followed the same path as other channels.
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Beef – Mos Def
with lines like, “beef is not was Jay said to Nas/ Beef is when the workin’ folks can’t find jobs…”
2) One of those tracks that make you dance on the dancefloor no matter what.
Peanut Butter Jelly Time – Buckwheat Boys
yeah i’m a Floridian… What?
3) The song you’d use to tell someone you love them.
Nothing Even Matters – Lauryn Hill ft. D’angelo
this song describes how love should feel. “These buildings could drift out to sea/ Some natural catastrophe/Still there’s no place I’d rather be/cause nothing even matters to me”.
4) A song that has made you sit down and analyze it’s lyrics.
Welcome to Jamrock – Damien Marley
The whole song is worth analyzing, but these lines are some of my favorites. “Come on let's face it, a ghetto education's basic/ A most a the youths them waste it/ And when they waste it/ that's when they take the guns and replace it”
5) A song that you like, that a two year old would like as well.
Just to get by – Talib Kweli
I caught my son singing this at 2, so I guess it works.
6) A song that gives you an energy boost.
Kryptonite (I be on it) – Purple Ribbon Allstars
I could be in REM sleep at 2 a.m., and if this came on I’d jump and do my head nod.
7) A song that you and your grandparents (would probably) like.
Anything from B.B. King
I’m a Mississippi boy at heart.
8) A song that you really liked when you were 14-16, and still really like now.
It ain’t hard to tell – Nas
9) A sad song that would be in the soundtrack of the movie about your life.
Never can say goodbye – Jackson 5
couple of years in there during some relationships. For some reasons my sad times are always came during relationships.
10) A peppy song that would start the opening credits of the movie about your life.
Umi Says – Mos Def
”my umi says shine your light on the world/ shine your light for the world to see.”
11) A good song from a genre of music that no one would guess that you liked.
The man in black – Jonny Cash
my favorite lines in the song are “I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down/ Livin' in the hopeless, hungry side of town/ I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime/ But is there because he's a victim of the times.” And the last line “'Til things are brighter, I'm the Man In Black”
12) A song that you think should have been playing when you were born.
Step into a world – KRS-One
"Step into a world, where hip-hop is me..."
13) A favorite artist duo collaboration.
14) A favorite song that you completely disagree with (politically, morally,
commonsenically, religiously etc.)
give me that p---y – Lil Webbie
first of all… how does this song get on the radio?? And what is up with lines like… damn, I can’t even isolate a line. Song Lyrics . They are all borderline “rape” lines. Definitely not a Dirty South song I can feel.
15) The song that you like despite the fact your IQ level drops several points
every time you listen to it.
”if it's too stupid, i ain't listening to it”- Nikki. I agree with that.
16) Your smooth song, for relaxing.
This is a Mans World- James Brown
this song has been sucessful lately at mellowing me out.
17) A song you would send to someone you hate or are mad at.
Threats – Jay Z
”Put that knife in ya/ take a little bit of life from ya”. That’s whats up.
18) A favorite track from an outfit considered a “super-group.”
Vocab - Fugees
The beginning of my love for Lauryn's rhyme skills.
19) A song that makes you reminsce about good times with a family member.
Don’t remember the songs names, but when my brother I could first club together, we had a dance to it.
20) Your favorite song at this moment in time.
I put a spell on you – Nina Simone
It just puts me to sleep.