Thursday, July 31, 2008

Political, but Politically Incorrect!!!

"The world is ready for change, cause Obama is here!" - Ludacris

The Atlanta based, by way of Chicago MC Ludacris dropped a joint called, "Politics" that is getting a lot of attention. Some are questioning will this a be another Rev. Wright moment, based on some of the controversial lines in the song such as:

- "Hillary hated on you, so that b-tch is irrelevant"
- "The only chair McCain should sit in is if he's paralyzed"
- "George Bush is mentally handicapped"

Well i'm not much for filling your head with my ideas, here is a sample of the song that you should hear more about in the days to come.

Well, i'm gonna editorialize a bit. I think this is pretty irrelevant. I am concerned about the misogyny not only in Hip Hop but in society in general. I think Ludacris could've been more tactful, but shit it's hip hop, it is not supposed to be politically correct. Oh well, I guess Ludacris f-cked up his shot to perform at the inaugural ball.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Fresh off the plane Konichiwa B--ches!!!

Turn around another plane my passport on pivot...

What's up world?

I'm continuing my crazy ass tour of the country. Right now i'm blogging from the Firewood Grill in San Francisco International Airport en route to Washington, DC.

Over the past couple days I've been building with the country's leading voices on green jobs. Very fruitful conversations with folks all committed to lifting people out of poverty while healing the planet. Real Talk for sure.

It's been real wild lately huh? I'm somewhat detached because I spend so much time on the road these days. This Presidential race got thrown for a loop by Barack Obama's vanglorious trip abroad. When was the last time an American has been so graciously received by our friends across the pond?

I've been listening to Nas' latest record, it's real tight. I think my homie Wendell Wade is right though, the beats could've been better. Nevertheless it is some good stuff.

On a somber note, I wanna send a shout out to Gloria Forouzan, we're praying for you and wish you a speedy recovery. Keep fighting!

Alright i'm about to take this red eye into Dulles, should be fun.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

It's Been A Long Time...

In all the excitement of my state by state travels on behalf of an unnamed group that pays my bills, I didn't realize I have not posted in like a month. WOW

Anyway a lot has been going on, too much to keep us with:

- A grassroots movement to draft a young, smart & scrappy State Rep from the South Hills to run against Mayor Luke
- Mayor Luke throwing the City Council President's hat into the ring
- Bram got interviewed by the Feds
- The bonus-gate scandal in Harrisburg, hold your head PJ!
- Jesse Jackson went gangsta rap on Barack (Must've been listening to that new Weezy too.)
- Barack Obama's about to embark on this biggest European tour featuring an American since David Hassellhoff
- The New Yorker cover
- Lil' Wayne sells over million records in a week, discusses the prison industrial and disses Al Sharpton in one fell swoop
- Nas releases the NWord Album to critical and underground acclaim

Well, all this stuff is very entertaining in some way or another. If this is just a preview of fall 2008 & the beginning of 2009, well keep blogging, taking videos and sharing your most private thoughts over the airwaves.

In the meantime, my homie State Rep Tony Payton is ringing my phone...

Could be some good stuff!!!

Until next time enjoy this selection from the Microphone Fiend Rakim Allah

- Rakim Lyrics