More hate for Obama this time coming from Tavis Smiley, Cornell West and some lady. Apparently they are upset that he didn't talk enough about Black History during his acceptance speech. But these bamas need to realize that he's running for President of the United States and not King of the Black Folks. And beyond that, a person would sound foolish trying to talk about his own place in history that's for other people to do. Its pretty obvious that these old school Civil Rights characters don't really like the dude so they eat their Crabby Patties and drink their Haterade.
Take off that crown. You've been robbed....
Well that's me in a nutshell!
P.S. READ JENESIS MAGAZINE AT JENESISMAGAZINE.COM, you won't be sorry!
It's a new day yall.
Old music, new meanings.
From The Appetizer Mixtape (free download to your right).
This is the full version most of you don't have.
The Sole Vibe - Different Mornings ft. J Fish, Slo-Mo, AV & Mario Dones (prod by Zaire)
Thanks to the homies for holdin' down the blog over the past couple of days. I was caught up in DNC land. Back to the blog...
Here's some new music from The Sole Vibe's own Keelay & Zaire's upcoming album, Ridin High.
To be played only at high volumes...
I'm On Swerve ft. Tash, Da Evangillest and E. Jenks
Cali 2 NY ft. Hassaan Mackey, Planet Asia, Rosco and Slo-Mo
Moreno and the Bulldogs are rated number 1 but they have a tough schedule. Let's see if this season plays out well again. Oh and Ohio State sucks. Go "U". (If your a fan of college ball you know who that is) We 1-0.
number of starbusts consumed at the start of this blog: Roughly13.
I stole some ginger ale and drank it while talking to the homie Gabe about moving to Portland.
I have just been called arrogant and impossible to work with by the same his people who just after asked me to act as a moderator for event.
I actually WANT to hear Solonge Knowles' album ... I have never wanted to peep any of Beyonce's.
I professor here and I spent a 20 minutes telling each other personal stories. She told other peoples business. I told her 2 or 3 personally embarrassing tales. I may or may not have lied. Someone might be trying to holler....
The Facts of Life, Welcome Back Kotter and the Golden Girls are the best shows with none black casts as far as theme music goes... CLASSIC Material.
During one of my 4-5 daily walks during work I ran into a man with an oversized suit with dollar bills printed all over it. There was gold trim and a matching hat, also with gold trim. I did nothing to hide the fact i was taking a blurry blackberry pic of this character. That will be added shortly
I need my medicine.
number of starbursts eaten since the start of this blog 9... not a good look
teeth all gritty and shit.
Pointless posts during work..... you're welcome
Just to remind everyone...don't forget that Barack will be speaking tonight. Please believ that this speech will be amazing and motivating. If you haven't already, check barackobama.com for a Obama DNC speech watching party in your area. I'll be at the one at David Lawrence Hall on Pitt's campus.
Now that I've relocated I'm living the unemployed life. Yall should have seen me today. Laptop open on the coffee table with the live stream of the convention running. Me on the couch, remote in hand switching between MSNBC, CNN & TVOne. With most of the channels speaking over the bulk of the speeches (until later) I was alternating mute buttons on my computer and the remote, catching all that I could.
From the roll call to Obama's surprise appearance at the end of Joe "No Hair, Don't Care" Biden's speech, it was an amazing, inspiring day.
- Harry Reid gave a great speech focused on our energy crisis.
- Evan Bayh held it down, basically making room for himself to be in the 2016 talks.
- Tom Daschle is my dude. Would have been a dope speech if he wasn't just so damn nice, lol.
- ILL BILL CLINTON KNOCKED IT OUT THE PARK. PERIOD. As much as he and Hillary annoyed me during the primary, I must say that as a team they did what they needed to do during the DNC. I hope their support and "do the right thing" mentality carries forth over the next 75 days and into Obama's presidency.
- John Kerry gave the speech of his lifetime. I hate that CNN didn't pick it up until halfway through but I was watching the live stream so I caught it from the beginning. Great attacks on McCain and the Bush adminstration.
- Bill Richardson...I must have missed him somehow, I'll go back and watch tomorrow.
- Beau Biden gave a moving introduction to his father, Joe Biden. He is VP material - one of the hardest working and most likeable politicans I've ever seen. Watch his speech. Watch his son's intro! Joe Biden is that dude.
Go HERE for a live stream of the convention and to see all of the speeches over the past few days. Tonight's speeches aren't all up yet but I'm sure they will be by the morning. In the meantime, you can catch most of the coverage on Cnn.com, Msnbc.com, YouTube, or some combination of the three.
Obama '08. Vote.
Wish I was making an appearance...working on it actually.
You should know the rest of us by now...but here's some extra clownage for good measure.
My cake. Eatin' it too.
This one runs the gamut, @ the ?uestlove show.
At your show, booing.
Look at J and Agnew tho! Hahahahaha
?uest touched her hand. Not special.
I have no explanation for this.
Booksmart 1 & 2.
Aight that's it for now, cut it out.
Allow Me to Introduce Myself
Born Jahmaiah Lewis to beautiful Trinidadian parents - Jams seems to be the new movement though. I hail from the dopest city of them all Brooklyn, New York. Got something to say about it? Let’s get at it.
I currently reside in Pittsburgh, PA. You may ask why did I leave Brooklyn – I left for school. I’m enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh which is where I met all of these awesome contributors on this blog. We have become a family. And I’m proud to be the baby of the family. I’m lucky enough to have dynamic and fervent people to look up to. We are beautiful, honest and I must say a dope family. As M.I.A. says “No one on the corner got swagger like us.”
I’m majoring in Communication and Africana Studies with high hopes for graduate school. I’m passionate about a lot of things – mainly Barack Obama, the welfare of Black people, social change, and fashion. I list those three because that’s what I’ll most likely be discussing on this here blog.
So stay tuned. I’m excited to see what this turns into.
Real spiel. The year was 1991 I was entering the 2nd Grade but I already had a sharp ear for talent. Other kids was still thinking Sharon Lois and Bram's Elephant Show was the truth. NOPE. I heard the young man at the end of this song and I said to myself: this guys got "it". A year later he was a star. 5 years later somebody shot him. Grand opening, grand closing.
I'm J. Guevara and I approve this message.
Terry Jones-My Struggle NBC Auditions(I Slept in My Car)
And for a lil bonus footage, the best 50 Cent impression you'll ever see:
50 cent admits causing house fire
Blackout Agnew, my brethren from JENESIS Magazine.
Speaking of JENESIS, the full staff:
L to R: Brandon Westbrook (Miami Vice), Donezilla, Blackout Ag, Jordan Beckham, Brian Tolbert (the creator)
Lankston Hughes, Lank Sinatra, Built Like a Lank. Mr Unexpected.
M. "The Academic" ROC. "College4Life"
And you'll be hearing from these ladies shortly.
Along with many others. More introductions coming as I get all of my contributors together.
Too cool to party.
Okay maybe not.
The bol is nice...check out his album.
It's my job to introduce myself to the good people of the interweb. I am Lank. George and Gretel named me Brian. I am a poet and philosopher and loudmouth. I am here basically to fill up space and hopefully entertain. Maybe make some people cry with my special brand of soft-ass-poem.
From my blogging or whatever, you can expect very little and very much all at once. Seizures, medications, and a lack of being beaten enough in my upbringing have allowed me the ability to ramble a lot with no need to a clear point. But whatever
I'll end this, my first blog in internet history with this...
Brian Francis - Septembers Harvest coming soon!!!!
Directed by DJ Roddy Rod!
This is from DMV producer Nick tha 1da's mysteriously un-findable album, The 1da Years.
Also from The 1da Years -
Mario Dones - Write Against Me (produced by Nick tha 1da)
Click the cover to download. From the email:
"peace sole vibe brethren and da shit fam members...i wanted to send yall my first official mixtape. finally, right ? lol a little summer mix dedicated to love and love lost with ya boy anthony coleman II on a couple horn solos...i hope ya'll enjoy, please feel free to forward this email and share the mixtape with your friends and friends of friends......the link is below, please download and listen!!also, if you have a blog or some sort of internet outlet..would you mind putting it up thurr ? i would appreciate the support.big love to you all, hope summer 08 is peaceful and going well...get at me!DOWNLOAD THE MIX HERE FOR FREEEEE.....http://www.megaupload.com/?d=
I don't care if you don't know who MidaZ is, download this RIGHT NOW.
Pete Rock VS. MidaZ the BEAST - Ozone's Finest - FREE DOWNLOAD
With each subsequent release, casual listeners and hip hop heads alike are learning more and more just why Orlando’s most ferocious emcee has earned himself the title of MidaZ the BEAST. Continuing in the vein of his prior release,’Grandmasters Remix Lp’, which paired the UJ Empire word warrior with an album’s worth f DJ Muggs production, MidaZ’s newest project finds him teamed up with another legendary hip hop producer.
‘Ozone’s Finest’ features MidaZ rocking over beats by none other than hip hop’s #1 Soul Brother, Pete Rock. “This album is me showcasing multiple styles,” says MidaZ. “I tried to show with this project that my mic game is tight…no matter what the drums do. I chose Pete Rock as my adversary because I believe he’s one of the greatest ever. I wanted to test my pen against greatness.”
Featuring guest appearances by Roc C of Stones Throw fame, Sabac Red (NonPhixion), Beretta 9 (Killarmy), TzariZM, IMAKEMADBEATS, and more, ‘Ozone’s Finest’ showcases the continuing evolution of a rapper whose vivid wordplay and razor-like agility on the microphone has earned him the praise of Wu-Tang’s Killarmy and Shyheim, Babygrande production duo Blue Sky Black Death, and anyone else who’s been blessed to witness the kid spit – all over the trademark Pete Rock sound that most consider to be the pinnacle of hip hop production. While the claim as ‘Ozone’s Finest’ currently sits under his belt, it’s only a matter of time before MidaZ expands his title to greater arenas.
I'd like to introduce myself. I'm Blackout Agnew. If you don't know me you will. I don't sing, rap, preach to congregations, and I'm to much of a n-word (to keep it funky) to be elected mayor. Somehow the internet messed up and let me own a magazine, JENESIS Magazine that is. Donezilla invited me to speak on some things so here I am.
There's your introductory. Now read all the good things in this blog. Another plug, Donezilla writes the "Dirty Mic" column in the magazine too. Check it out www.jenesismagazine.com.
And my favorite joint out right now:
TiRon - Throwing My Money
If you're not up on Kyte and what it is, check out two of my new favorite acts in hip hop and their Kyte channels.
Pacific Division (the.best.group.out) :
Wiped the blog clean. This is a season of new beginnings.
I'm back in Memphis for now. Blog is back in FULL effect. Well, how about NOW in full effect. It was in super neglect mode previously. Expect a bunch of that new...
Also, I'm going to have a few people from my circle butt their heads in[pause] around the blog, giving their insight on this world, music, and my clownin' self. I'll have each of them introduce themselves as they begin to post. In the meantime, yall know what it is. Posts covering whatever I want.
"The Audacity of Dope" EP coming quite soon.
"The New Black" album in the works.
Still need management.
Raise the roof. We back.