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Wild Daze

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , on March 31, 2009 by kinganyi

Who remembers KYLD San Francisco when it was Wild 107.7. Even though they’re now Wild 94.9 I remember them playin these here groovelles that you just don’t hear so often!

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

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Town Sick

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2009 by kinganyi

I moved to Los Angeles from Oakland seven months ago, and ever since I left, my home city has been experiencing one tragedy after the next.
First, the economy crashed and while our nation was coming to terms with being in a recession, my thoughts were with those in Oakland who have always been struggling.
Then on New Year’s Day, 22-year-old Oscar Grant III was shot in the back…lying face down by a BART Transit policeman, in front of a crowd of people. Bystander videos of the murder inspired rioting and protests against police brutality, unhealing a wound within the community that’s been oozing for decades. Then, last weekend before the city could catch its breath, a wanted parolee, killed four Oakland Police officers. The city is having worse luck than
Growing up as a black man in Oakland, I always felt vulnerable to thugs like police killer Lovelle Mixon, and to police officers like former transit cop Johannes Mehserle. Mixon preyed on Oakland residents before he killed four officers sworn to protect and defend, and Mehserle was one of those protect and defend guys who unprovoked, shot an unarmed black man. For me the tension of being caught between such forces, always caused uneasiness in my stomach, even just walking down the street.
As new information comes out about the gunman, like him being a child rapist, I cannot sympathize with this character or feel sorry for his fate. I’m really upset because he is an example of how the heinous actions of one are applied to a whole group of people. This cop-killer has made things much worse for the common black man walking the streets, and it was already pretty hard.
I was walking down the street after work one night and was greeted by an officer this way: “Are you on parole or probation or carrying any concealed weapons?” I told him about my grocery store standard issue box cutter and he laughed at me and granted me permission to go home. That was my introduction to someone hired to serve and protect my community and enforce the law. It made me feel less than human, and definitely less than American.
Even in my short time spent in LA, I’ve been pulled over on foot for “fitting the description” of a suspect.
Just Like Police are suspicious to see if the common black man is thugging, thugs are paranoid that the common black man might be the undercover police, or a “snitch.” Snitch means someone who is a paid informant or a criminal who testifies against another criminal for less time. The word, however, has been interpreted in several communities to mean anyone who dials 911 for any reason. Anyone whose dialed 911 and called police over to anywhere would be considered a snitch to a lot of people. Who wants to face that castration within their own community? Especially when calling police over usually results in you being scrutinized and searched.

My mother told me that even though she misses me, she’s glad I’m away, because she feels it isn’t safe. I’ll be alright, I just won’t pack that hoodie.

808’s and Jail Breaks

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on March 18, 2009 by kinganyi

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Rap star Kanye West was charged on Wednesday with battery, theft and vandalism in connection with a September 11, 2008 scuffle with paparazzi at Los Angeles International Airport.

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This is Kanye busting a camera open… I’d have beaten the breaks off Kanye.. this is MY camera!

The L.A. District Attorney’s Office has accused West, 31, of smashing camera equipment in the encounter. He faces up to two and a half years in prison if convicted on all the misdemeanor charges… If convicted, he’ll an album called “808’s and Jailbreaks.”

feeling XXS at LRG party

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on March 10, 2009 by kinganyi

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Since I didn’t get any of that free ish they were talking about.. I say the party was craptastic. Oh AND it ended in violence.. But I did meet a little sweetie pie as chaos ensued.. (listen to the gal all concerned for the other gal. U.N.I.T.Y.)

Later that night… Some girls were going DUMB in the streets of Hollywood.. I thought they might have been from the Bay Area the way they were Gigging on the pavement..

btw.. I would have hollered at those Feemales, but they were about to get pulled over.. If you happen to be one of these females.. holler and tell me if the officer let you off the hook!

Even though the club was a bust- the night was an Overall Thrill!

Biggie!

Posted in Music, Observations, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2009 by kinganyi

I heard this playing at a restaurant I was at and it reminded me- Biggie got killed on this day.

Reminded me of this of curse:

I got to post my favorite Notorious BIG joint..
[YouTube=http://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=YXoK29LBKtQ]
RIP

Chris Brown Beatdown: Diddy’s Love Shack?

Posted in Music, news with tags , , , , , , on February 27, 2009 by kinganyi

After more than two weeks of Super Drama, Chris Brown and Rihanna are “On again”. After reportedly getting into a huge scuffle that left Rihanna lumped up, and Chris Brown handcuffed up, the couple rekindled their love for eachother… At Diddy’s house?? Even though I smell something fishy, I’ll give the obligatory awwwwwwwwwwww… Tender

So, between the two, whose doing what dope? (I say-Chris Brown drinks, and Rihanna totes that girl.. You know “That Girl!”.. Put me down for $20)

The Art That Goes Boom

Posted in Fiesta, Music with tags , , , , , , on February 27, 2009 by kinganyi

Last Night I was in SF for a Scion event: Beatbox.
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An art exhibit and concert, the event is focused on artistically crafted homemade stereo systems. These fully functioning boom-box sculptures will come to life with sight, sound and motion by utilizing the latest automotive audio/visual equipment: speakers, head units, flat screens, and LED lights. Some of the installations will resemble various art sculptures and the exhibit will also feature throwback boom boxes made from original materials ust like the old days, with speakers built in and a car head unit.


Toon One came with THE BOP GUN, the gun-modeled boombox inspired by George Clinton and Ice Cube’s “Bop Gun (One Nation)

Skyy Vodka was giving out the bar, promoting their pineapple and citrus vodkas. I took full advantage, yet somehow my head isn’t pounding like one of the displays.