Archive for July, 2008

I am hip hop

July 30, 2008

Joe Budden is letting the world know who killed hip hop.
this is great since i was just having this discussion recently with another person.

Joe Budden – Who Part 1 & 2

i miss hip hop in my city. it used to be inspiring. now 10 years later i feel like an outcast because i dont wear tight pants or bright neon colours.
what happened?

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only built for cuban linx…

July 29, 2008

D-Rec and Skillnuts are my wutang comrades. always holding it down when it comes to the W.
this one i had to POSt for D-Rec. we were talking madd jokes about the sample in the background with the guy singing “ahhhh, ahhhh”
how rza puts that in a beat and makes it sound good blows my mind

NY, NY big city of dreams

July 28, 2008

i love NY. definitely my favorite city ive ever been to besides Everett, washington. Being that im an 80’s baby i have the opportunity to look back at the 70’s and think of how cool it wouldve been to be born 10-15 years earlier in NY. well here’s a little clip of some ish that was going on back then

A Brief Clip Of The NY Street Gang “The Savage Skulls” On Their Home Turf In The Bronx,NY 1972

Africans in Beijing harassed as Olympics approach

July 25, 2008

Police forcing bar owners to pledge not to admit blacks, Hong Kong paper reports

BEIJING — Chinese police officials have forced some Beijing bar owners to sign secret pledges promising to prohibit blacks from entering their bars during the Olympics next month, a Hong Kong newspaper says.

The police denied the report yesterday, and most bars denied any knowledge of the pledges. But many African residents of Beijing say they are facing harassment from police and discrimination from bars as the Olympics approach.

“Bar owners near the Workers Stadium in central Beijing say they have been forced by Public Security Bureau officials to sign pledges agreeing not to let black people enter their premises,” the South China Morning Post reported yesterday.

It quoted the co-owner of a bar who said that a group of police had recently visited his establishment to order it “not to serve black people or Mongolians.”

In the famed Sanlitun bar district of Beijing, some bar owners have been required to sign pledges agreeing to ban a variety of activities, including dancing and serving black customers, the newspaper said.

Africans and Mongolians are often perceived as criminals in Beijing. Until this year, a number of young African men were openly selling drugs in the Sanlitun district, and many Mongolian women were working as prostitutes in the city.

Both groups are among the targets of China’s security crackdown in the lead-up to the Olympics, along with thousands of Tibetans, Uyghurs, migrant workers, petitioners and social activists who are seen as potential troublemakers or protesters.

In a notorious incident last September, dozens of black people were detained by police in a raid on bars in the Sanlitun district.

Witnesses said the police rounded up all the black people they could find, up to three dozen in total, and beat some of them with rubber truncheons.

Grenada’s ambassador to China filed a complaint to the Foreign Ministry, saying that his son suffered a concussion and needed hospital treatment after he was clubbed on the head by police during the raid.

Africans have been coming to Beijing for decades as university students or traders. But many were forced to leave China this year because of new visa restrictions that made it difficult to renew their paperwork.

In interviews yesterday, a number of Africans said they are facing discriminatory rules from Beijing’s bars and nightclubs as the Olympics approach.

A woman from Liberia, who is co-owner of a hair salon in Beijing, said she was outraged when she visited a popular Beijing nightclub and found that the entrance fee for black people was twice as high as for other foreigners.

Even if they managed to enter the club, the black patrons were prohibited from sitting at the tables, she said.

In another incident, she said, an African-owned bar was raided this week by police with dogs, and the customers were required to provide urine samples for drug tests.

“When the police come, you have to run,” she said. “I’ve lived in Holland and the United States and it was never like this. There’s no human rights here. It’s racist and it makes me feel very bad.”

If the police are now ordering bars to prohibit black people from entering, it is highly unfair, she said. “Every race has good people and bad people. You can’t blame all blacks for drugs. If a person is not causing a problem, you shouldn’t bother them.”

Two Nigerian businessmen said they were required to show their passports before being allowed to enter a Beijing nightclub last weekend. Black people who could not produce their passports were barred from entering the club, but other foreigners were not required to show their passports, they said.

“This had never happened before to me,” one of the Nigerians said. “I was very angry. This is racism.”

The Africans spoke on condition of anonymity, fearing more harassment from the police if they are identified. The Nigerians, interviewed at a bar, asked that the bar not be identified because they were worried that it could be raided if the police learned that Africans congregate there.

method man stage dive gone wrong

July 23, 2008

Method Man commits ‘stage dive suicide’ at Day 2 of the Wu Tang’s 8 Diagrams Tour! It was packed out but that cluster of crowd just all moved out the way! (Shepards Bush Empire, London UK)

discussion on hip hop

July 23, 2008

if you got a minute or five follow this link to read this discussion on hip hop. leave some feedback, thoughts…
here’s a preview…

oh well.
that’s what rap is
tell me one person you know that bought nas’ new album.

me

now tell me how many people you know that bought lil waynes album

oh fuck
everyone i can call a friend out here, maybe cept two
i get the game
i just don’t agree wit it

you don’t agree with what?
people making good music?

you may have good beats
quality music
but they lyrics
yeah they can rhyme
but u gotta be sayin sumthin
not just lies

to read the rest follow this link

Trouble the Water

July 23, 2008

Trouble the Water

The theatrical trailer for the Sundance Grand Prize-winning documentary TROUBLE THE WATER. Directed and produced by Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine producers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal and featuring Kimberly Rivers Roberts and Scott Roberts. Opens in New York and L.A. on August 22 with a nationwide release to follow. For more information visit http://www.troublethewaterfilm.com

two times

July 22, 2008

took a pic of this guy walking down the street.
ladies, any takers?

guy

if you can’t read it, it says “ive got a masters in oral persuasion”

so right after i saw this guy some cat stepped on my sneakers. he didnt say excuse me or sorry but he decided to start insulting me. we exchanged some words and it lead to “ill see you when i see you”
personally im over fighting and all that jazz.
definitely reminded me of this clip from Do the Right Thing
yall know the clip

these sneakers are dedicated to my boy Lee “avers” matasi RIP. they are put out by eS skate company courtesy of Rick McCrank. you can buy them at antisocial

lee

sneaks

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (Japan)

July 22, 2008

found @ http://www.cracked.com

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (Japan)

In 1946, Japan authored a new constitution. One of its provisions was that all fictional characters must be able to turn into robots, which in turn can combine into a larger, more powerful super-robot. Of all the provisions of historic legal documents, this has been deemed the most awesome.

M-I-C-K-E-Y K-I-L-L T-H-E …

July 22, 2008

i always knew mickey mouse and the disney corporation were evil!!

A Mickey Mouse Character on Hamas TV Teaches Children about Islamic Rule of the World, the annilation of Israel, and the spilling of blood for the cause.
Al-Aqsa TV (Palestinian Authority) – 4/13/2007 MEMRI More Hamas Child Abuse.

UPDATE:
Hamas TV refuses to axe contested kids cartoon
May 10, 2007
RAMALLAH, West Bank — A Hamas-run television channel has defied a Palestinian government request to axe a controversial children’s cartoon in which a Mickey Mouse look-alike urges resistance against Israel.

A senior official working for Al Aqsa (Jerusalem) television in the Gaza Strip said that the program – “Tomorrow’s Pioneers” – would air as normal this Friday in defiance of information minister Mustafa Barghouti.
“The program will continue and it will be broadcast tomorrow at 4.00 pm [1300 GMT]. Mustafa Barghouti misunderstood the issue,” said the official on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the press. Earlier, the information ministry in the West Bank city of Ramallah said: “A politically-oriented children’s television program was withdrawn by the Al Aqsa TV station today following a request by the ministry of information.”

Barghouti said that the program adopted a “mistaken approach” to the Palestinian struggle against Israeli occupation and that it was wrong to use children’s programs to convey political messages. In the program, the Mickey Mouse look-alike named Farfur and a little girl urge resistance against Israel and the United States – along with stressing the importance of daily prayers and drinking milk.

The program drew strong protests from Israeli and Jewish groups, with the Anti-Defamation League slamming the station for promoting a message of radical Islam, anti-Semitism and hatred of the West.

“When you take a Mickey Mouse-like character and deliberately use it to promote an ideology of hatred, obviously it’s going to have an impact on children and their thinking,” said Abraham Foxman, ADL national director. “For all of their attempts to appear more moderate, Hamas is still willing to indoctrinate children into their culture of hate,” added Foxman. Hamas is the senior partner in the Palestinian national unity government and blacklisted as a terrorist organization in the West. The Islamist movement controls a television and radio network both called Al Aqsa and has just launched a newspaper.