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Morning Music “Work”

In Morning Music on October 17, 2013 at 7:49 am

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The Government Shutdown is over and who gets to go back to work?

This Guy

Oh yeah, fuck the Tea Party as representatives , a political entity and band of racists.

But enough about the scumbags, enjoy the work of the legends below.

 

 

 

MORNING MUSIC BONUS:

Man there was a time were I really thought that Inspectah Deck was one of the illest…….

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I DON’T BELIEVE IN YOUR RAP GOD

In Hip Hop on October 16, 2013 at 4:38 pm

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Whether you’re Lorde talking consumerism via the Black People audible delivery system or Lord Jamal applying antiquated ideals to what he believes is Hip Hop’s current open sore, race is always tangible topic within Hip Hop.

Nobody has caused more keys to be pushed on the subject of race and rap than Mr. Marshall Mathers himself. Prolific talent combined with cultural mores being applied to one’s skin pigmentation, will cause such events..

No, this isn’t another think piece broaching White’s in Rap, instead the thoughts above were the proverbial things that came to mind as soon as I heard the first chord of the instrumental (to the songs detriment) behind “Rap God”, right after I mused for the gazillionth time that no other (read: Black rappers) could get away with such a beat.

He get’s away with such audible landscapes for the same reasons that he’s been praised as the greatest rapper on the planet even though he’s been slightly better than average at best for, a year shy of a decade.

It’s indicative of the cu….

Wait, did this mutha****er just say “Rap Bot” ?

Sadly, it doesn’t get much better than that.

Even if I turn off my brain and ignore the repeated usage of “boy” throughout the song, ignoring painfully substandard lines like “Rappers are having a rough period/ Here’s a maxipad”, spoken by the rap deity in question. is a difficult task.

Know that I’m not lying, when I say listening to “Rap God”  twice, was chore and U.S psyops may have another hit/torture technique on their hands.

Em slows things down to begin the 3rd verse and you actually start to think “Hey this might end up being good.”, but alas at the 3:21 mark you get more speedy flow, dated Fabulous/Ray J references and JJFad reincarnated in 2013 via Marshall Mathers’s vocal chords.

“Bu Bu Bu wait it gets worse”  © Sticky

For some reason the song then breaks into a snap rap state and  displays a “Laffy Taffy” quality. Now, I would love to invoke the exiled @trelittle and blame Eminem for this album filler monstrosity, but no,this audible abomination happened to be contracted out to DVLP, whom I hope was swayed by Eminem’s statue into making the “Rap God” beat, not displaying regular skill set.

“Rap God” does have it’s moments, Em stating that if he ever walked into church, he would burst into a ball of flames is amusing, but the song overall is another example of why persons who elevate  (present) Eminem alongside the preeminent rap talents of the day, sound like idiotic acolytes .

A assuredly as the world will keep turning, people will still proclaim Eminem one if not the best in the game and somehow inexplicably ignore and support the shitty music he creates. They will also continue to let Em’s often impeccable delivery absolve his lyrical ills and ignore (admittedly good) lines like “If I can’t batter the women, how else am I’m supposed to bake and cake them” after spending much of 2013 digitally crucifying Rick “The Reebok Wearing Rapist” Ross and the passion of Chris Brown.

“Rap God” is not a club banger, nor a radio song, its “Sit down and listen rap” that doesn’t say sh*t over a wack beat, which makes it pretty much unsustainable.

 

Kenan Thompson on SNL’s lack of diversity: We can’t find black females who are ‘ready’

In Negro Ignorance, Random ILL on October 15, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Maybe NBC would just prefer to have Black dudes dress up as chicks?

TLC SUPER TRAILER

In Random ILL, Rant Dame on October 15, 2013 at 1:01 pm

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So I’m watching the TLC super trailer (because a trailer doesn’t need to be 2 mins long to be super”) and my first thought is “The real life members of TLC, look way better than the people they have playing them.”

This is kind of crazy considering the the ladies portraying Left Eye, Chilli and T-Boz are playing roles covering periods in the latter’s life over 20 years ago. Maybe my inclination has something to do with the fact “Chilli” along with Tatyana Ali embodied my standard of beauty at the time, but I digress from my superficial musings.

No matter how much a strong contingent of us would like to believe they occurred just last week, the 90’s occurred before the internet, when you knew who Tom Brady was and Miley Cyrus treated every phallic symbol imaginable like a pacifier. Unlike the cringe worthy “United 93”, the proper time for their documentation is now.

 Nobody could’ve predicted, VH-1 would become the new and arguably far worse BET, over the past decade. Given that, I quite interested to see how out sized the stereotypes of the former 90’s staples are covered. Here’s looking at you fictitious Andre Rison played by Rico Ball.

Then again, who am I kidding, I’ll be far too busy watching zombies, the machinations of 1920’s bootlegging kingpin and Chalky White and Dr. Narcisse prove  that Black folk have never gotten along to watch “CrazySexyCool” when it appears on the 21st of this month.

If you want to see bright clothes, condoms on eyes and witness the story of 3 talented ladies who at their peak sold more records than any other women in the history of humankind, only to ironically end up on the passenger side of their best friends ride, make sure to tune in,

Ejected Red Sox fan says ‘Bye Trayvon’ to black Tigers supporter

In Fans, Post Racial America on October 15, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Boston race relations stay losing.

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