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The Sanford Strangler: A Shocking Florida Tale!

August 19, 2014

Once upon a time, in the infamous Florida city called Sanford, there lived a young man named Harrison. A time existed when Harrison loved gangsta rap, especially 90’s gangsta rap. He requested the music all the time.

Harry

Many people already know about George Zimmerman, a white Hispanic who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager. For awhile, Zimmerman wasn’t arrested. During the time civil rights leaders marched peacefully through Sanford, Harrison changed. He turned anti-rap.

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If you look at the second quote, you’ll see something about hip hop based around violence, drugs and sexual abuse. The irony of this? Before his anti-rap stance, Harrison was arrested for domestic violence by strangulation.

As you can see in the next photo, Harrison wasn’t too fond of Travyon Martin, either.

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After all this, guess what happened? The same guy who badmouthed Trayvon Martin and hip hop was arrested for strangulation AGAIN! Yes, according to arrest records, The Sanford Strangler may have struck again!

Has he gone to prison? Has the charges been dropped? This blog doesn’t know. Still, it definitely will give updates about…The Sanford Strangler.

Macklemore (Rap Haters’ Hero) Accused of Anti-Semitism

May 19, 2014

Just like I suspected, rapper Macklemore’s tolerance image was a fraud.  When it comes to anti-homophobia songs like “Same Love”, I remember pretentious dudes reciting poetry like that  at open-mics.  Back then, I suspected it was all a play for some pussy. because silly-assed, young ladies that didn’t know any better fell for it. I suspected almost the same thing about “Same Love”, gullible people falling for bullshit.

Recently, he performed “Thrift Shop” dressed as a stereotypical Jew.

Macklemore anti-semite jewsih costume

I’m African-American, but I definitely know what’s wrong this scenario.  “Thrift Shop” is about being cheap. Jews are stereotyped as being cheap and greedy bastards.

Next photo shows why Macklemore’s image was so wrong.  Germans used to show this image of Jews, the same thing Macklemore dressed as.

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I’m not surprised. In a previous blog, I mentioned concerns about Macklemore wearing gold teeth and a gold necklace on the cover of Source magazine.

Macklemore on Source Cover

I thought this reminiscent of the black face days, when white actors painted their faces black as they portrayed African-Americans.

After this fraud received so many Grammys, I am so glad this happened.  No, I’m not anti-Semitic.  Yet, I’ve told many unfunny jokes in the past.  Still, this goes beyond just bad jokes.  The image Macklemore used was created by people who owned a serious hatred against Jews, an image they used as they killed Jews.

Before this incident happened, rap haters praised Macklemore as God!  The best rapper out there!  Because Eminem is past forty, I suspected some folks were searching for another white rapper to over-hype.  Observe a Facebook conservation I witnessed.

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Macklemore may not talk about bitches and drank, but he definitely is going down as an anti-Semite.

 

50 Cent Releases Slamming New Song “The Funeral”

February 22, 2014

50 Cent the funeral

On February 21, 50 Cent uploaded on YouTube his latest jam The Funeral.   Folks who love storytelling rhymes will definitely enjoy this.  The story even includes women pulling weaves during the funeral.  I hadn’t heard funny shit like since the 90’s.

According to Source magazine, 50 Cent left Shady/Interscope Records and headed to independent label Caroline.  His upcoming album Animal Ambition is set to released June 3.

Digital Music Sales Dropped: 5 Reasons Black People Shouldn’t Give A Shit

February 2, 2014

If you hadn’t heard, digital music sales dropped in 2013.  Here’s five reasons why black people and  black artists shouldn’t give a shit.

Borrowed from Sodahead.com

1.Sales for r&b/hip-hop didn’t go down.   As everyone else is crying the blues, “black” music still sells. EDM was the only other music which made money.

2.Not one black artist had a number one pop single in 2013.  Black artists reached Billboard’s Number One as guest stars on a white artist’s song.  Seeing that black artists couldn’t reach number one on the pop charts, why should black people feel sorry for “white” music?  Especially when “black” music still sold.

3. YouTube is rigged. Billboard now counts YouTube views as means for chart rankings.  Yet, some folks have been caught rigging views on YouTube.  Sure, you’ll hear about black artists.  Yet, as you can see, they still didn’t gain Number One on the Singles Pop Chart.  So, guess who else might have been cheating too. Not to say rigging is right.  Still, if the rig wasn’t in the black artist’s favor, why should black people care about “white” music?

4.The media makes a big deal out of white artists.  You see it all the time on the cover of music magazines.  Always some music magazine tells you about so-called, important, white musicians you should pay attention to.  Plus teen magazines are always spotlighting cute white teens over black ones.  After all that hype, people still aren’t buying “white” music. So, whose fault is that?  Black music lovers?

5.As a white rapper took home most of the 2014 Grammy rap awards, black artists still either won or were nominated in other genres.  The group Alabama Shakes was nominated for Best Rock Performance.   The group’s lead singer, Brittany Howard, is biracial. Her mom is white and her dad is black.  Gary Clark Jr. was nominated for Best Rock Song.  Darius Rucker won Best Country Solo Performance.   As you can see, black artists still gain recognition, even in genres traditionally seen as white.

Something worth knowing about illegal downloads: Instead of blaming shitty music for sales dropping, music labels are blaming illegal downloads and streaming music. If illegal downloads and streaming music was such a problem, why didn’t sales go down for r&b/hip-hop?  Some racists might want to say that crowd don’t know how to steal music.  Well, if rock and pop fans want to pat themselves on the back for thieving knowledge, more power to them.

Another thing,it has been found AGAIN illegal downloading don’t hurt music sales. Actually, the ones who steal music also buy music. So, I guess hip-hop and EDM fans know more about music piracy than anyone else.

After my five reasons, why should black people and black artists worry about digital sales dropping?  As you can see, “black” music still benefits.   The music industry didn’t care about black consumers and black music.  They kept focusing on white entertainers and lost money big time. As Justin Timberlake is considered r&b, even he didn’t sell as many albums as he used to. In seventeen days, Beyonce’s album reached 1.3 million. In seventeen days, she already made it half-way near Timberlake’s 2.3 million albums.   So, why the fuck should “black”  music lovers and black people worry about other genres and white artists not selling?  If anything, some folks in the music industry need to be fired.

2013: A Shitty Year for Black Music and Black People

January 16, 2014

When I visited a local Books-A-Million, two magazines proved how shitty 2013 was for black music and black people. White guy Macklemore was on the cover of hip-hop magazine The Source.  With Janelle Monae, white guy Robin Thicke was on the cover of Vibe magazine.

I placed the two magazines side by side and photographed them with my cell phone.

Macklemore on Source Cover and Robin Thicke on Vibe Cover

With both magazines centering around black culture, white dudes are on the cover. First, I got beef with Robin Thicke. His recent hit “Blurred Lines” sounds just like Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up”. Anyone who doesn’t think so should schedule a visit to the ear doctor.


Because he produced “Blurred Lines”, all thanks goes to black man Pharrell Williams for helping white people steal from the legendary Marvin Gaye.

Yet, my anger towards Thicke does not compare towards my anger against Macklemore. On the cover of Source magazine, a magazine many would consider the most important hip-hop mag ever, Macklemore possessed the audacity to pose sporting gold teeth and a pimp hat. Not only that, he sports gold chains.

I photographed The Source separately and Instagramed the photo.

Macklemore on Source Cover

Is Macklemore trying to make fun of hip-hop? As mainstream media continually licks his ass, this shit isn’t funny. I am reminded of the days white people painted their faces black and sung their interpretations of black music.

During these days, many white people hated black people so damned bad, they were willing to pay money to see imitation black people. Looking at the success of Robin Thicke and Macklemore, I guess that still rings true.

The Source increases my rage even more. This magazine spent most of it’s lifetime critiquing black artists. Yet, here they are naming a modern-day minstrel Man of The Year.

That did it with The Source and me. I’ll never buy that fuckin’ magazine ever again.

2013 was the surrealistic black experience. A white girl with no booty was crowned the Queen of Twerking, a booty shake dance that existed in the hood for more than a decade. Also, in my Florida hometown, an idiot was found not guilty for killing an unarmed black teenager. Then, a black guy helped a white guy steal from Marvin Gaye. Oh yea, on the Billboard Pop Charts,not one black person had a number one single in 2013. To top it off, The Source named an imitation black man Man of the Year. Here’s hoping 2014 would be a better year for black people.

J Cole’s “Crooked Smile” is What Hip-Hop Needed

December 4, 2013

Music purists (pretentious fuckers) are always downing Top 40. After hearing ignorant shit all summer, I can understand the complaint. I love the song “UEONO”.  Heard it all summer in the nightclub I used to photograph for.  Yet, Rick Ross fucked it up with his rhyme about putting Molly in a woman’s drink and having his way with her.

Personally, my track record with women is awful. Looking back at my past behavior towards women, I now understand why things always go wrong with me in the romantic department.  Yet, no way in hell would I write a poem or a rhyme romanticizing DATE RAPE! That’s the kind of shit you let white rappers rhyme about.

Speaking of white rappers, someone in the hip-hop community finally rhymed what I had been feeling for years. First , let me get this out of the way. What pisses me off about current hip-hop and some African-Americans in general is this; it’s easy to make money going off on your own people. Just ask Chris Rock and Tommy Sotomayor. For too long, black rappers littered their songs with the n-word, aiming their anger at other African-Americans. Plus, still constantly calling women bitches. With them being black, has it ever occurred to these rappers folks automatically assume they’re talking about black women? Also, do they realize the way they talk about black women makes non-black people think that’s how black women really are? For years, black rappers chose to aim their anger at other African-Americans and black women. I’m not telling people what to say in their music. I’m just putting this out for thought.

Now, after all these years, rapper J Cole finally said what I had been stressing for a long time. In his song “Crooked Smile”, he says these lyrics. “I aksed if my skin pale/would I then sell like Eminem or Adele?” Finally, someone in hip-hop brought up the benefits white artist receive over black artists, especially when they perform music created by black people. It isn’t as if I never thought the artists weren’t talented. Yet, the bullshit is obvious; everytime a white artist performs like a “nigger”, they receive more praise than the niggers themselves. Bring this up and folks want say you’re the one being racist.

Hip-hop used to be more outspoken. I think what killed “dropping science” was too many people dropping science. Too much of one thing kills the market for it.

Still, right along with the crunk music in the past decade, I still kept buying Public Enemy, one of the forefathers of dropping hip-hop science.

J Cole’s lyrics is a breath of fresh air. Finally, someone in hip-hop decided to challenge the still racist mainstream media. For those who badmouth Top 40, they’re just not listening to the right music.

Penguin Gangsta Rap

April 21, 2013

Last Tuesday, I performed another DJ gig at The Peacock Room, an Orlando bar.  During my gig, a guy named The Shinobi MC was scheduled to perform.  Truth be known, I was expecting another MC with the name Shinobi.  Yet, this Shinobi’s performance did not disappoint.

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The highlight of the evening was his performance with MC Shammers, an MC whose performance I witnessed before at a nerdcore event.

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As the instrumental of Notorious B.I.G.’s “Ten Crack Commandments” played, the two rhymed about being gangsta penguins.