Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Another Birthday Shout-Out

Now, I tend to try to leave all the music related things to my lil sis Le Chele. But as she mentioned before, I am definitely a music head, so I couldn't let this opportunity pass by. That being said, I have to give a birthday shout out to probably the most hated (cause there are too many jealous people in the world) producer, rapper, and artist in hip hop.


Why is he so hated? Maybe cause he don't give a flying fuzz about what others have to say about his rap game. Maybe its' because he can rock things like this and get away with it. It could still be because of Taylor Swift don't understand why she's so popular.  It might also be because he done messed with some of the baddest (depending on who you ask) girls in the game (Amber Rose, Selita Ebanks, and Kim K. to name a few). Or it could be because of this:
I remember falling out laughing when I saw this still do. Now this was ballzy and so like Kanye West. He pulled no punches and told it like it is, and I appreciated that.

Now maybe his lyrics aren't always the most appropriate and come off misogynistic I will still bang to them, sue me.  But you can't hate on his game. He is undoubtedly one of the most talented producers and artists of my generation. He can do something like this one of my favorite songs from him:

Kanye West throw some D's remix by superyanel
and then do something like this (another favorite):

He is one of my favorites and I will still argue that I loved 808s and Heartbreak. It is what it is. You can hate all you want, but dude has balls and the talent to back it up. So imma take a lil sip from my cup (yall need to get up on the E&J) and send out a cheers to Kanye West.


AN: He can still get it. Yeah I said it!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I Do Not Give a Monkey's D*ck About Anthony Weiner

I don't have much else to say but seriously, WHO CARES! The fascination with sex scandals are commonplace in American politics and media-driven distraction from more important issues is nothing new. However, there is something about this Weiner story that really aggravates the hell out of me. I'm not sure if it is my continued frustration with the poor coverage of recent tornado disasters or the sheer foolishness of it all. I just can't stand hearing about it. It's a damn shame that after yesterday's confession, this story will not be going anywhere for at least another week. UGH!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Happy Birthday You Sexy Motherf*cker!

Sisters and brothers, I must announce that today is a very special edition of Throwback Tuesdays! Today marks the birthday of the Man, the Myth, the Legend...Prince! I'm still trying to find my rhythm with writing these Throwbacks but I can ease myself with this one because this artist doesn't even need an introduction, a bio or anything. He's fuckin Prince!!!

This is probably the best terrible movie EVAH! With a performance like the one above, I can't imagine why the Oscars passed him by that year.

THIS IS THE BEST PRINCE SONG EVAH! Point. Blank. Period. Yo, I'm in my basement, sippin', eating cheese doodles and rockin' so hard, can't nobody tell me I'm not 40/40!

Is this his biggest hit or is it When Doves Cry?? Purple Rain?? Diamonds and Pearls??

Sista Fiore Scott considers this to be his best song. (Btw, my absolute favorite day spent with her was actually at a Purple Rain sing-a-long concert in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. No sarcasm nor snark, it was the best day in my life.) Anyhoo, in my humble opinion, when you have an artist like Prince, it is really hard to choose a favorite. Although his success began to wane in the early 90's, 'Pink Cashmere' really did reinforce his brilliance not only as a artist, but as a songwriter also. I LOVE Prince, man...He's incredibly gifted and beautiful. A toast to you, Prince! Hopefully I'll catch you on your next tour

These are just a few of my fav Prince songs. I couldn't decide on just one. You know why? Because its fuckin Prince!

Happy Birthday Darling Prince!!!!

Color me Sweet

Hola Folk-

I started my morning off pretty well- I read one of my favorite blogs,, ate oatmeal and had the most delicious iced coffee. To really top things off the topic of today's VSB post really resonated with me. Long story short, Champ suggests that we find new ways to praise Black women and not just recycle the word 'strong.'

C'mon we've all heard it: Black women are strong or she's a strong Black woman or even, damn she strong!

VSB's point is that by using strong we are subtley referencing qualities that are perceived as non-feminine. And you know what? I agree. I am tired of hearing a Black woman called strong for things like, always having to defend herself + her people, always being the one to pick up the broken pieces when everyone else has given up, or always having to be the one to make sure everyone else is OK.

In addition to strong, how about sweet! Just think, when is the last time a Black woman in the popular media was called 'sweet'.

New Words to Associate w. Black Women:
sweet, warm, kind, endearing, calm, humble... what are some other 'new' adjectives you would assign to Black women?
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