Filed in Music, Playlists

Check The Technique – Gang Starr Givin’ Up Food For Funk – The JB’s Good Thing We’re Rappin’ – Digital Underground You Gots To Chill EPMD Do You Remember When – Crusaders Hollywood – Rufus, f. Chaka Khan House of Beauty – Isaac Hayes We The People – The Soul Searchers Fate – Chaka Khan [...]

Still Is What It Is and Ain’t What It’s Not

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Paul Scott wonders if hip-hop can save Black America. I can answer that real succintly. No. Hip-hop couldn’t save Black America, even if it wanted to, number one. And even if it could, the reasons he describes probably would have nothing to do with it. In some ways, hip-hop seems to be like the miracle [...]

The Mothership Is Here

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The Mothership is in Prince George’s County. Probably within walking distance from were I live. But I’m not gonna find it, though. Not even gonna try. Reputed funk scholar, Thomas Stanley supposedly knows where it is, but won’t tell. He says, “It is very important, I think, that we not seek truth at expense of [...]

Think That Movie’s New

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I bet it’s in here.

My confederate History Month Salute

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Really? confederate History Month? Seriously? Followed by a second-day mention of slavery? Say word. Well, just to show that I’m really back doing this blogging thing again, and to prove that I’m ready for any eventuality, I’m celebratin’ too. I’ve heard jokers who claim confederate allegiance/alliance talk some talk about reasonable people being able to [...]

Favorite Hip-Hop Verses 19: Common – Respiration

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Yo…on The Amen, Corner I stood lookin at my former hood Felt the spirit in the wind, knew my friend was gone for good Threw dirt on the casket, the hurt, I couldn’t mask it Mixin down emotions, struggle I hadn’t mastered I choreograph seven steps to heaven And hell, waiting to exhale and make [...]

New League Order?

Filed in Sports

With a couple days’ perspective, I can look at the McNabb trade more rationally. It’s hard, because McNabb was probably my favorite player in the League. Probably second behind Dawkins, but they were neck-and-neck, at worst. Deep in my heart of hearts, I wanted him to win a chip with the Eagles. That dream is [...]

Whachu Gon Play Now?

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Summer Soft – Stevie Wonder Spasmodic Movements – Earth, Wind, and Fire Superman Lover – Johnny “Guitar” Watson Sign O’ The Times – Prince Shut the Eff Up (Hoe)! – MC Lyte Slow Down – Brand Nubian Solid – Mandrill Soon As I Get Home – Faith Evans Slam Pit – Beatnuts, f. Common Sometimes [...]

McNabb to Redskins ?!

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I don’t even know how to approach this. My original intent was to add whatever team Donovan got traded to into the rooting matrix. But with Donovan being traded within the division, I just don’t know what to do. Am I supposed to start rooting for the Redskins? Ugh. And I’m not particularly thrilled with [...]

Real America?

Filed in Everwhatever

I spent a little time driving through “fly-over” country last week. Made more than a few passes down IL Route 59, between Joliet and Aurora. I almost didn’t recognize it. Back when I lived there in the early 90′s and before, most of that was farmland. Once you got past Plainfield and the glass factory, [...]

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