Jim Brown Ain’t Playin

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Even though I never actually saw him play, I’m still of the opinion that Jim Brown is the singular greatest running back of all time. Bearing that in mind, when he offers his opinion on some football-related matter, I hafta pay attention. To wit, here’s his take on touchdown celebrations and the people who perform [...]

Just…wow

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Al Sharpton’s ancestors were owned by Strom Thurmond’s ancestors. By AUSTIN FENNER DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER The Rev. Al Sharpton, a descendant of slaves, stands in front of papers documenting his ancestors were owned by the family of Sen. Strom Thurmond. In a revelation that will stun the nation, the Rev. Al Sharpton, one of [...]

Raising Hell Appreciation Post

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In some ways, I think I’ve phased out of hip-hop. Not to say that I don’t ever listen to it, but it is to say that as I’ve frequently said, one of the key elements of hip-hop is its insistence on freshness. It’s always about the newest thing. Which was cool when I was younger. [...]

Wha’chu Gon’ Play Now?

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I Got A Seecret – Redman All Day Sucker – Stevie Wonder That’s When Ya Lost – Souls of Mischief Dance Floor – Zapp Transformers – Leaders of the New School Making Whoopee – Ray Charles Speculation – Oscar Pettiford N.Y. State of Mind – Nas Thinking of You – Tony Toni Tone Jack The [...]

Hate Lite

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I’m still trippin’ off Tim Hardaway’s statements. Not so much the substance, and not so much the retraction, which was…weak. If he meant what he said, and I’m pretty sure he did, because the radio host actually gave Hardaway the opportunity to take back what he was saying, then Hardaway took it even further, then [...]

The Package

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Talking with a friend of mine the other day, we started trying to formulate a list of singers who, today, have some celebrity mainly because of their package. That is, they can sing a little, but their renown comes mostly courtesy of the way they look, their videos, and the production on their records. So [...]

Comin’ Up Soon

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My classes are about to start reading Romeo and Juliet. Anybody know of any good re-tellings of that story? I’m especially looking for more contemporary books.

At Last!

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I finally got my USB turntable last night. Converted some songs I hadn’t heard in at least 13 years. Hopelessly geeked. Runnin the turntable into the computer and then the computer out through the stereo? What? Right now, Jimmy Smith is cuttin’ it up on the organ and I’m wishin’ I had more records right [...]

Wha’chu Gon’ Play Now?

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Don’t Cha Hear Me – Junior Mance I Remember You/A Child Is Born/Tenderly – Oscar Peterson Freddy Freeloader – Miles Davis I Can’t Get Next To You – Al Green. Jackin’ For Beats – Ice Cube Since I Had You – Marvin Gaye Murder Was The Case – Snoop Dogg Halftime – Nas Space – [...]

Links and Whatnot

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Bernard Hopkins is back at it again. He’ll be fighting Winky Wright on July 21st at a modified weight class of 170. He’s from Philly, so of course I’ll be rooting for him, but I really haven’t seen enough of Hopkins to evaluate his place in the middleweight pantheon. Off the top of my head, [...]

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