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Strong Hip-Hop Week

Posted in Fiesta, Music, Observations with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2009 by kinganyi

This past week was Strong, in terms of Hip Hop, and what I saw out there in the world… It all Started Thursday (Feb 26th) in SF at Mighty, for Scion’s “Beatbox” special event, featuring working boombox sculptures!.. Peep!
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I was super juiced to see this, If you couldn’t tell!
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Then I bounced back to LA and caught the Dead Prez show @ the Key Club (Friday 27th). Them Bruvvas was ill.. they brought out they Fam, Essential MC, who dropped some Spoken Science.. peep!

Then of course Dead Prez hittem in the head with “Hip-Hop!” M1’s opening line is stuck in my head: “MothaF****n Fake, fake records, records!” (bwahahaha).. *Caution: Bass Heavy!*

Then Sunday (March 1) I went to a club LAX, where fools were breakdancing to Daft Punk.. It was impeding on my club grindery, so I wasn’t feelin it… until I peeped the footage.. then it was just aight.. I still hate when dancers effin take up the floor and inhibit the grindery.. wamp wamp!

Then Tuesday I was out and about and saw Snoop Dogg’s, Uncle Junebug outside of a Snoop performance, where I asked him about the economy, wall street, and Chrihanna. his replies were so high-larious, I had to bouce out on him just to watch the tape and LMMFBAO!

Then I went to Dim Mak Tuesdays (March 3rd) @ Cinespace, where there was a masked DJ, who I believed was Will.I.Am (yea I heard he’s like a phantom DJ too!) I asked Apl.De.Ap, also of Black Eyed Peas, about this, to which he couldn’t confirm nor deny (which to me is enough to say yes ;-p).. but I also ask him about Taboo being cast as VEGA in the new Street Fighter movie “The Legend of Chun-Li”
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Damn.. Im hip hopped out.. I better listen to some Weezer, or Weezy!
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I did wish I caught the Game Brothas in San Diego tho this past week.. THIS looked crackin!.. these cats are major-league slept on right now!

Enjoy! And ya don’t stop!

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Vegetative State of the Black Union?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2009 by kinganyi

Tavis Smiley’s 10th annual “State of the Black Union” in Los Angeles took place today and there were a number of speakers who had a lot to say about Barack Obama and the state of Black people as a whole.
#sobu2009 was the number seven most searched trend on Twitter today, meaning folks were tuned in and interested in the state of black people in America.
I tweeted on the stream #sotbu09 , so I could keep track of MY tweets. You can check that at http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23sotbu09

Among my favorite quotes:
Danny Bakewell, Sr.
“We shouldn’t raise Obama to a sanctified position, we elected a leader, not a savior”
“It’s not that he’s doing a lot that’s different, he’s just taking it up a notch. For example, normally, a black leader before he speaks will emphasize the importance of the Black Woman. Barack didn’t do this, he SHOWED you his affection for his wife, Michelle, [solidifying the Black woman as the greatest global treasure].”
Rev.Al Sharpton
“We don’t have Dem or Rep in our DNA, we support those parties that support us”
Deregulation of business and media… Reps rally support around denouncing a cartoon, but supports the ‘media mafia’ that makes an [ignorant] cartoon expendible
Dr. Cornel West
“For us the condition of truth is to let the suffering voices emerge”
Age of Obama is magnificent, but we have to talk about the Age of Reagan, it was the Backdrop… I know [Reps} have changed since then, but we have to talk about it
Michael Steele
My first outreach was to welcome [Obama].. because we had one thing in common: we are Black men in influential positions
Dr. Julianne Malveaux
How did we get here? Its called greed, Tavis. You had peole trying 2nd mortgages, 3rd mortgages. But we believed the hype!
“The Unemployment rate was 7.6% in Jan [2009]. For Americans that have work, but part-time[, and are “stuck”]7.6, turns to 15.9%, for African Americans, that turns to 20%
“The first thing we looked at wasn’t a stimulus, but a bailout!”
“Why did we ever have affirmative action?- because there was exclusion”
“If it’s not about Affirmative Action Adequately fund higher education so students don’t come out with thousands of dollars of debt, and no opportunities”
“If you can finance a car for 0% interest, why no a college education”
“Couldn’t Bank of America shave off $1 bil. To save the food stamp program [which is almost bankrupt]”
Randal Robinson
“When you watch American news You get controlled news, when you watch outside news, you learn what we aren’t doing”

“Bush, with the help of Rice and Powell went into Haiti to send forces to kidnap the president of Haiti and his wife”
“I played basketball in college; I ran up and down a court and thought it was important”
“We cant go around the world overthrowing democracies we don’t like, just because they don’t like us”
“Lincoln didn’t start the movement [to free slaves], Toussaint L’Overture did. And Haiti has been paying for it since the 1800’s”
Write your congressperson and two Senators about cocaine sentencing reform

I spoke with a lot of folks, but here’s my interview with GOP chairman, brother Michael Steele

Black Republican heads GOP

Posted in news, Observations, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2009 by kinganyi

Republicans elected Michael Steele chairman of the GOP. Steele, 50, is the first black man to hold this position. Republicans are hoping the skilled speaker will bring life to the crippled party. SEGWAY!

[YouTube=http://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=nMbXAU43Tn4]

Day late and a dollar short!?

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Dubya: “Shoe in” for ‘World’s Most Hated’

Posted in Fashion, Movies, Music, Observations, Politics, Summary with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2008 by kinganyi

The brother of an Iraqi reporter has become a local folk hero for his ‘courageous’ attempt to beam soon-to-be former US President George W. Bush. Peep the video if u haven’t seen it a zillion times
[Youtube=http://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=Km3cfoZ3dmw]
He should have known he wouldn’t be able to tag the president. Dodgeball was the only subject Dubya excelled in.!

Oliver Stone probably wishes this happened while he was writing his biopic, “W.,” based on Bush’s life.

We at the Bliznog find the shoe hurler’s actions disrespectful and inexcusable! We also believe he should apologize immediately… To his shoes!

I pulled this toon off of http://www.caglecartoons.com hilarious! Add them on twitter @dcagle

It’s no secret that Bush doesn’t care about black people, as made clear by Kanye West during the height of Hurricane Katrina. It’s no suprise that black people don’t like Georgy Porgy either. We doubt, However, that you could find a brotha or sista who would throw some shoes at the dude… ESPECIALLY not some Air Jordan’s!

That would be silly!

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