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Feel The Funk / Re: Nipsey Hussle
« on: April 01, 2019, 08:20:59 pm »
This one impacted me much more than other recent rapper deaths, I haven't felt this bad since Phife Dawg passed.  It's so senseless and it all comes down to jealousy, I can't imagine wanting to kill someone simply because they have more than me.

Victory Lap was one of the best albums last year. Everyone should listen to his song "Double Up" if they're unfamiliar his work.

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Latest Flicks / Re: Jordan Peele's Us
« on: April 01, 2019, 08:09:42 pm »
How many people on the site saw the movie last weekend?

I did, I liked it but not as much as Get Out and had to go to the internet to fully understand it. The Hands Across America part threw me, but I got the other major plot twists.

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I need someone to explain to me how your Campaign Manager can give Russians crucial polling data and it NOT be collusion.

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Feel The Funk / Re: KANYE
« on: March 26, 2019, 02:46:34 pm »
VLADtv posted a series of interviews on YouTube featuring Lord Jamar of Brand Nubian talkin' about what's real, keeping it real, gives him that street feel

This particular interview is the 7th in the series.

Lord Jamar: Sorry kanye, kim's Been w/ Lots of Guys and They Can Talk About It

Would You Like To See More?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN2A3J6FJC8

Lord Jamar is a racist and homophobic idiot and Vlad keeps giving him a platform because he's a culture vulture that loves dividing Black folks.

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I don't know what was going on with that big wig but Oprah did a good job. The speech about our ancestors was a soundbyte many of us needed to hear. The Blue Wave may not even be a trickle. The polls are all over the place and Republicans don't tell the truth in them anyway. In 2016 CNN projected Hillary as the winner up until she lost, so their reporting means nothing to me. I've been arguing with too many fake hotep brothas on the Internet who feel it's their life's work to convince other Black folks their votes don't matter.  All they do is spread doubt, misinformation and apathy in the name of Black Power. Google Team_Rob on youtube or ig to see what I'm talking about. It's a problem.

This Oprah sermon, while stirringly given, is what black people hear every election year, in some form or another. It's basically the last-perhaps only-card left the Democrats have to play to rally black support and that's to guilt, bully, and scare black voters into sticking with the Democrats. And I think black people 'fake hotep' or not have every right to question the efficacy of voting. We've had 50 years of full, or mostly full, voting rights to see if voting is so great, and that record is dubious. It works to some extent in some areas or for some issues, and not for others. It has definitely helped create a black political class, but their loyalty is more to the Democratic party and their own careers than to community, so I can see why some are down on voting. The Democrats and vote shamers like Oprah want us to just keep voting and voting without getting, or even expecting much in return, since the GOP is cast as being so monstrous that we have no choice but to remain captive to the Democrats and their last priority even though the party would be finished without black votes. There aren't enough white women, LGBT, Asian, or Latino reliably Democratic voters to supplant us as the key bloc of votes for the Democrats yet, and the white working class-who the Democrats have chased for thirty to forty years, aren't coming back in sufficient numbers either.

I see voting as a tool. It's not the end all/be all, especially if black voters are not picking these candidates and can't even get them to commit to any specific help. We accept when they talk about 'minorities', 'people of color', or a 'rising tide' stuff and we've seen decades of how those 'univeralist' policies still keep us at the bottom. So I can see why some are not rah rah about taking time out of their day or to get off work to go vote for someone who doesn't give a damn about them and is not going to represent their interests.

As I was saying, voting is a tool. Which means it can be misused or needs to be used for the right problem. But the idea that voting solves everything, or that voting is all the political engagement we need is wrong and history bears that out, but it is something promoted by the Democrats who only care that we continue voting for them, whereas the Republicans want to depress or suppress our vote. Democrats are much more hyped about voter suppression than doing something about police brutality, poor education, prison reform, for example. Why? Because they care about black votes far more than black lives. I can see why some do feel voting doesn't matter because all too often it hasn't. Though it is a tool, it is a way to express dissent, but also a want to express where people should think the country should go or what's important. That being said, when you have donor-selected candidates presented to us, instead of us building and supporting our own candidates, it invites distrust and apathy and that's where were are now. Though the Democrats still use symbolism and the politics of personality and celebrity to keep many on board, there are others who aren't jumping when they call, or need a lot more convincing, and that's a good thing. The supposed uptick in 'progressive' and candidates of color is a response to people not feeling Hillary, among other things. Sometimes withholding your vote, or not voting, or voting elsewhere, also gets a response as opposed to just voting over and over and over again. If they don't have to work for your vote, they aren't going to.

I plan on voting, in part because I just want to vote against someone instead of voting for anyone. But that's my choice. I'm not going to bully or shame someone who doesn't vote, because I get it.

That's the kind of stuff you worry about AFTER trump is incapacitated or out of office. Right now it's just self-centered and in the way.
If I have to guilt, bully or scare you it doesn't matter to me as long as you vote blue.

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I don't know what was going on with that big wig but Oprah did a good job. The speech about our ancestors was a soundbyte many of us needed to hear. The Blue Wave may not even be a trickle. The polls are all over the place and Republicans don't tell the truth in them anyway. In 2016 CNN projected Hillary as the winner up until she lost, so their reporting means nothing to me. I've been arguing with too many fake hotep brothas on the Internet who feel it's their life's work to convince other Black folks their votes don't matter.  All they do is spread doubt, misinformation and apathy in the name of Black Power. Google Team_Rob on youtube or ig to see what I'm talking about. It's a problem.

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Feel The Funk / Re: What Are You Listening To?
« on: November 01, 2018, 08:21:42 pm »
Mick Jenkins - Pieces of a Man
Styles P/Dave East - Beloved
Tory Lanez - Love Me Now?
Travis Scott - Astroworld
Kevin Gates - Luca Brasi 3
YG - Stay Dangerous

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Feel The Funk / Re: KANYE
« on: November 01, 2018, 08:08:23 pm »
It's sad the way he's debased himself this year.

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Latest Flicks / Re: Superfly
« on: June 18, 2018, 07:46:21 am »
Not sure if the last two even count in that category.


Cool, swap em out for Three the Hard Way and Bucktown.

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Feel The Funk / Re: KANYE
« on: June 17, 2018, 05:40:56 pm »
He's sticking to his schedule o far. I still haven't listened to Pusha T's "Daytona", Kanye's "Ye" or Kanye and Kid Cudi's "Kids See Ghosts" though fans are loving all three projects. They've made people forget or defend Kanye's problematic statements, but not me. I MAY check out the upcoming Kanye produced Nas album, I don't know yet.
There's so much music I"m still working my way through it.  The first song on the Kanye album is as shocking as it's meant to me. My kids loves several other tracks.  Lyrically it can be mundane, or simplistic, but Kanye's musical instincts always goes toward cinematic. 

The first track on the Pusha T album is quite the banger as played out as the gangster/drug dealer world is, Pusha has a great voice and is quite the lyricist. 

Still working my way through the Kids See Ghosts album. 

I guess the Nas album is behind schedule and now Jay Z and Beyonce dropped a surprise collaboration album to accompany their joint tour. 

All this plus Black Thoughts' EP all means lots of new music for the summer.


I refuse, I'm all the way done with Kanye. When you have donald trump and Marco Rubio praising your music, it's obviously not for me.

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Latest Flicks / Re: Superfly
« on: June 16, 2018, 10:03:17 pm »
I'm giving the protesters TripleX's address as we speak!

lol I had to see it man. The original is one of my least favorite of the 70's Blaxploitation films but I love the genre and was curious about a contemporary take on it. I also wanted to know how Future would stack up against Curtis Mayfield, to no one's surprise the answer is not very well. Heard three Future songs on the radio yesterday, the fact that none of them came from the soundtrack when the movie was released this week is telling.
Superfly is one of your least favorite blaxploitation films?  Which are your favorites?

1. The Mack
2. Shaft
3. Willie Dynamite
4.Ganja & Hess
5. Abar: the Fist Black Superman

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Feel The Funk / Re: KANYE
« on: June 16, 2018, 12:07:18 pm »
He's sticking to his schedule o far. I still haven't listened to Pusha T's "Daytona", Kanye's "Ye" or Kanye and Kid Cudi's "Kids See Ghosts" though fans are loving all three projects. They've made people forget or defend Kanye's problematic statements, but not me. I MAY check out the upcoming Kanye produced Nas album, I don't know yet.

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Latest Flicks / Re: Superfly
« on: June 16, 2018, 06:41:38 am »
I'm giving the protesters TripleX's address as we speak!

lol I had to see it man. The original is one of my least favorite of the 70's Blaxploitation films but I love the genre and was curious about a contemporary take on it. I also wanted to know how Future would stack up against Curtis Mayfield, to no one's surprise the answer is not very well. Heard three Future songs on the radio yesterday, the fact that none of them came from the soundtrack when the movie was released this week is telling.

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Latest Flicks / Superfly
« on: June 13, 2018, 07:28:11 pm »
Just saw "Superfly" it wasn't terrible, but they didn't try hard enough. Any episode of Empire has better production values, flyer clothes and bigger sets. The hotep brothers saying it should be boycotted are right, it's one long cocaine commercial and a bad influence on today's culture. They tried to tack on some cock and bull social commentary about police brutality and political corruption, but it was too little too late. If as much time was spent on everything else, as getting Priest's perm right, it would have been a much better film. Still it had some laughs, a couple quotables, surprise cameos and Trevor Jackson held it down as Priest. I don't know wtf Future was doing with the music though, it was as forgettable as the film was unbelievable (people were dodging bullets and ducking machine gun fire and $#hit). It's a man's movie, it's all about us, but in the end the women push the plot forward. I give it a 2 out of 5, it's better than Belly but not as good as Takers.

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Feel The Funk / Re: PRINCE - TOP FIVE
« on: June 11, 2018, 09:34:29 pm »
1. Pop Life (12" Sheila E. remix)
2. Erotic City (Make Love Not War Erotic City Come Alive)
3. Let's Work (dance remix, long version)
4. Mountains (12" extended version)
5. International Lover

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