Category Archives: Hip-Hop Music

Music in My Life

Music in My Life

I’m back to d music/–never should have left it/–but d daily grind of life hard/–music 1 of my passions/–not so much d beats/–but d stories they tell/–they make my mind swell/–light in a dark world/–words manipulated to make people feel low/–light, postive/–dark, negative, break positive flow/–what kind of crap is that/–language, distorts facts/–now, we must readjust our racks (minds), get in time wt d time/–living in hard times of nickels & dimes/–Music, real music, bout breaking out man-made confines/–lyrics of substance, elevate minds/–Jewels for The Minds.

9:52 am

Watch “A Lady Named Pearl – Transformation ft Dashill Smith”

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Watch “Jewel Dropping for Mind Elevating”

Watch “Inward Strength”

Watch “The Untold Story Behind the Making of Boyz N The Hood”–Written & Directed by John Singleton

Listen to: “Jewel Dropping & Freedom Rocking-Poetry Collages”

CLICK THIS LINK TO LISTEN TO: Jewel Dropping & Freedom Rocking-Poetry Collages

What’s the Difference between A MC & A Rapper?

There is a difference between A MC & A Rapper. MC’s lyrics are Relevant. The Lyrics tell stories. They hit points, educate & bring light on propaganda, they inspire, they rock the crowd, their flow is unprecedented, they have technical skills, if need be in the studio.

Much of what is called “Rap” is nothing but mindless noise with a tight beat & a catchy hook.

We have many MC’s that are Profound. But, you won’t hear them on the Radio too much. They move like guerilla fighters in the stealth of the night. Jungle boots pulled tight. Rucksack light, dropping jewels (Knowledge & Inspiration) on the people, so they see d light, 3rd Eye, Right?

Look up Dead Prez, The Roots, Big Krit, Lauryn Hill, Black Ice (Spoken Word Artist–his album–“The Death of Willie Lynch), Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Cassidy, 9th Wonder, Phonte, Lil Brother, Rakim, Nas, Sockko (Female Spoken Word Artist, double check name), J-Dilla, Andre 3000, Big Boi & Outkast, Goodie Mobb, and many more.

Many of Today’s RAPPERS, starting to wear outfits/circus costumes, too cute for even our girls or women. The girls or women even look at the circus outfits and say “unt uh, chile, what in d world dat mess he got on, on stage?”

Blond wigs on the sisters. Even though we were blessed wt the ultimate reception devices in the universe. Kinky, Black Hair. Ultimate Powerful.

Music has to be liberating. Art period. Before school, we learn much through songs. The first learning institutions, passed down to us from our parents, way before we introduced to books. Life lessons, wrapped in the song lyrics. Stories wrapped in the lyrics.

Look to the Underground MC’s & Spoken Word Artists for Profound Words of Relevance & Share them with The Youth.

6:18 pm

Music Not for Dancing This Time

Black People have always been into music for millions of years. But, the Black Man & Woman in America—took music to another level. We have always played music on instruments, with our voices, or—on anything we could get our hands on. We make beautiful music from all kind of sources.

In the 20th century, the Black Man & Woman in America did something kind of different. Music for many millions of years have been used as entertainment.

In the 1930’s and 40’s—certain Black Jazz & Blues Musicians & Singers took the Mathematics of Music to another level. The music was not used for entertainment, making people dance, get up and have a good time. This time, the music was used for the people to sit down and listen, to wake the world up to the fact that the Black Man & Woman was not going to be copied so easily this time by imitators.

Charlie Parker would make sure of that, Dizzy Gillespie would make sure of that. Miles Davis would make sure of that, Max Roach, Art Blakely, Dexter Gordon, Coleman Hawkins, Clifford Brown, Chick Webb, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, and many others would make sure of that. This music craft set the trend like never before.

Bringing the music on up to present times with Rap or stories over the top of hard hitting beats from the 60’s-70’s with Curtis Mayfield, the Impressions, Gil Scott-Heron, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, Steve Wonder, Bob Marley, The Last Poets.

Then, the 80’s Rakim, KRS-1, Public Enemy, and other Conscious Rappers, the 90’s—Nas, Common, Mos Def, Dead Prez, Lauryn Hill, Killah Priest, Immortal Technique, and many other MC’s. This type music was not for dancing, but passing the light (Knowledge).

6:41 am

7 Black Playwrights

Black Children & Youth Learn about William Shakespeare at School & through Media.

They Should also Learn about Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee, Melvin Van Peebles, Amiri Baraka & August Wilson as well…Black Playwrights, telling Our Story.

Don’t Depend on them Learning about Black Playwrights in School or through Media. Forget that. Buy books on the Black Playwrights, or Simply have your Children do Research on them with those Fancy Phones & Tablets via The Internet.

Tell them “Chill on the Games a Little Bit. By the End of the Week, you got to give me some Book Reports on a Few Black Playwrights.”

Our Children are Lucky if they have heard of Langston Hughes as a Playwright. Some may have heard him as a Poet.

There are 7 Black Playwrights on this List.

Our Children should be just as familiar with their works as they are with William Shakespeare’s work.

7:55 am

Literary Renaissance–2015

We Had Motown in The 70’s.

But this Time, We Can Rock wt Literature.

This Might Sound Way Off to Some People.

There Are Some On Point Writers, Spoken Word Artists, Screenwriters, Playwrights, Poets, Essayists, Short Story Writers, Novelists Out Here.

Great Stories are not only told through Music.

Give Our Committed Artists A Chance to Be heard.  If people only knew the Great Stories they could be Reading, Hearing & Seeing from Our Artists with Books, Poems, Plays, Monologues, Short Stories, Films, Spoken Word Poems, Little Books…so much more.

If Our People Only knew the many hours of hardwork our Artists put into getting this Art Out. It is not their Art Alone. The Art comes through them. The kind of Art I am talking about, is not fabricated Art. I am talking about Artists that let themselves be Vessels, being only Conduits of the Infinite.

6:23 pm