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"A setback is just a setup for a comeback." --from Bebe Moore Campbell's "72 Hour Hold"

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Don't mind the commercialism ...

Well, this is so commercial and mainstream, but I am getting so hyped about the nationwide release of the movie "American Gangster."

I am sort of drawn to the music, which was produced by Jay-Z.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Get Your Roots Live Performance Fix On

I've been wanting to check out a Roots performance, but it just has not happened. I almost forgot about this webbie:

The Roots Live!

It is the real deal.

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

I told you so

A few weeks back, I checked out Common's latest after nabbing it at the local Wal-Mart (so you know what that means ... ).

Anyway, I thought that the disk was strong, but I was crazy feeling "I Want You" - yeeeeaaaah!

So peep this:

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Saturday, October 13, 2007

VH1 Hip Hop Honors - The Back Story

This is old news, but I am just now getting around to recapping (after watching a weeks worth of repeats of the VH1 Hip Hop Honors show).

The short story is the screed that is playing out on the interweb about Lupe Fiasco and A Tribe Called Quest and Q-Tip in particular. Nothing like a little bit o' hip hop drama.

Following this situation is not my strong suit ... So I point you to those who get paid to follow the histronics.

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Monday, October 08, 2007

VH1 Hip Hop Honors

The VH1 Hip Hop Honors show aired on where else, VH1 (actually it could be on another channel ... heck I wouldn't be surprised to see it repeat on another cable channel in the future).

This year's honorees are:

A Tribe Called Quest

Snoop Dogg

Missy Elliott


New Jack Swing

Wild Style

It leaves me a bit underwhelmed, but I tuned in to see what was up ... you should have done the same hip hoppers.

It was all good. I was feeling it ... mostly because I am old school and I remember those songs and dances and clothes like it was just last week.

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