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ESPN anchor makes reference to Donald Sterling ‘owning’ Doc Rivers

In ESPN, Post Racial America on April 30, 2014 at 5:29 pm

The definition of an innocent mistake.

And

Oh so funny LOL

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MORNING MUSIC: Killer Mike ft Ice Cube “Pressure”

In Morning Music on April 28, 2014 at 9:32 am

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No lie, I was planning on saving this for something I have planned for later in the week.

And

Mr. Walking Proof that Clayton Bigsby isn’t the only one that thinks my kind inherently stinks, wasn’t a thought when that light bulb appeared above my cranial.

The Ice Cube that rides around with Conan O’Brien, doesn’t make an appearance here, instead we get oft Dame lauded “Death Certificate” Ice Cube.

 

But, I’ll be damned if this song isn’t fitting at the moment:

“I’m here to deprogram you don’t forget what they made your grand grand momma do
What they made your great grand daddy do
Without a dollar or a penny or a thank you
The same mutha fuckas wanna gank you
Cause they hate you and the pussy that you came through”

Cause pressure bust pipes….

 

 

 

IMF / IGNORNENT MUSIC FRIDAY: Migos “Pack Gone Missing”

In IMF / IGNORENT MUSIC FRIDAY on April 25, 2014 at 5:43 pm

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For all of the “real” Hip Hop I listen to, I have a pretty good track record of being up on artists that Hip Hop fundamentalist eventually come to abhor, before the oft slandered mainstream gets a hold of them.

The Migos are no different in that sense, since my renown (Within my Framily of course) Gucci Mane fandom introduced me to the Migos via one of the most ignorant songs in recent memory.

Unlike other recent southern artist that cause Dr. King to cry in his casket, I pretty much quit checking for the youthful triad (Who of course have one member locked up), after I ran through their Gucci related songs.

Maybe I delegated their music the purview of the kids ( I am an old man) or maybe I just found them to not to be up to par regarding my taste. For whatever reason, I just didn’t check for the kids who’ve brought the most most innovative style to Hip Hop since Das Efx did so over twenty years ago.

That was until this morning.

While pursuing DatPiff’s newly redesigned mobile app, I happened to come across the “Migos & Rich The Kid” mixtape Now normally I wouldn’t give two f**ks, about such an audio collage, but I stumbled upon it after already listening to the DJ Holliday helmed Young Thug/ Gucci Mane mixtape (another story for another day), so you can say I was already primed for ignorance.

And boy did I ever get ignorance.

After going through standard modern trap fair, I came across what I like to call and excellent example of “Neo Trap Music” called “Pack Gone Missing”, which of course is about missing, presumably stolen, drugs and is assisted by Wiz Khalifa and Chevy Woods.

What’s so great about this song?

You mean besides the fact it had me at the repeated “Whodini me” layered within the songs hook?

Well

There’s the the puzzling array of classic NBA metaphors utilized by the Migos that leads one to believe that they did nothing but watch NBA TV while trapping out the bandos.

And

Hey, I’m not going to lie, like most songs that contend for IMF (Ignorant Music Friday) it just sounds good.

No I wouldn’t be able to solve the puzzle of which Migo was which if a million dollars was on the line, but who cares about such things, just enjoy this song before you drink yourself into a stupor tonight.

Dame

 

 

 

MORNING MUSIC: Masta Ace “Beautiful”

In Morning Music on April 25, 2014 at 10:06 am

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“Listen, I got a lot to say.  Usually my smile stay locked away. But not today.”

It’s Friday, enjoy life people.

Does This New York Times Article Reveal That Embattled Rancher Cliven Bundy Might Be A Racist?

In Post Racial America, Random ILL on April 24, 2014 at 6:37 am

“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,”

.(Spins around and falls on the floor, even though this is the least surprising news EVER)

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Nevada Rancher And Federal Gov't Face Off Over Land Use Battle

I haven’t been following the entire Bundy Ranch standoff in Nevada, mostly because you can’t get the straight story from any of the major news outlets. Fox News and several members of Congress want to paint him as a hero for states rights, while liberals and folks like MSNBC are calling him the equivalent of a domestic terrorist and criminal.

From what I gather, the entire standoff has been going on for a long time and all of these extra media attention isn’t going to help clear up  matters too much. What also doesn’t help is this quote from the New York Times taken directly from one of Cliven Bundy’s various press conferences. It would seem that all this extra media attention has revealed quite the racist streak in the defiant rancher:

He said he would continue holding a daily news conference; on Saturday, it drew one reporter and…

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