Read In Your Language

Happy 50th Birthday, Graffiti!

In 1967, some dude in Philly wrote his name on a wall to get a girl's attention. My how this culture has grown up since then.

Taggin Ass City

A historical look at the origins of the 1st element of hip hop in this new documentary. Culture kicks the facts.


A LEGEND amongst legends has passed away in Philadelphia. You should probably know this name if you SAY you love hip hop culture...

The Art Scene: The Fun Gallery

Street Art? New???? Our Big Brother Samo, aka Basquiate and the crew was doin that back in the day in NY, sun. Take peep into the start of a movement.

Da Buze Bruvaz: Hard Liquor

Our favorite rap group is back making that unmistakable hip hop music. Nothin but fire. see if I'm wrong...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Do For Self

ChuckyD | April 13, 2011 10:40 pm

It’s great that Bun is putting this stuff together, great way to show the people who write hip hop off that their is some real intelligent people making intelligent music, but the Lupe comment about teaching kids to grow their own food instead of math and english is just plain ignorant. Why would we teach kids to grow their own food when they can get food at grocery stores which are stocked from people who decided that they would like to grow food for a career.

Everyone specializes in one thing, and shares the production of their specialty. We don’t want a world where everyone is completely self sufficient, because your so distracted making everything you need we make no progress. Specialization allows people to dedicate themselves to biology, chemistry, or an art like rapping. English and Math Lupe? Really? That's whats wrong with our school system? Arbitrary tests i’ll give you, but math and English? Reading and Writing? Addition and Subtraction? Those are skills that every individual will need to use every day of their life.

^ Emphatic 14 15...

This is what they think. We have no need to learn how to hunt, camp, or even know how to deal with nature because the establishment has already provided haven for us via city life. These young cats don't understand that us not getting the 40 acres & a mule was a huge loss, that was our practice field to fend for ourselves. They don't see that this is the reason why we don't own farms, control food distribution, have flight knowledge (spraying the crops), or even know how to swim or own boats. We never had the land, even to build a skyscraper on (remember most cities were undeveloped land at one time). And the tomfoolery in the comment is the limitation, let someone who "specializes" in it do all of that, instead of knowing both aspects yourself. According to that commenter's frame of mind, if this '12 stuff is real, they're gonna wait for a "specialized" person to come to their aid while they wait for the bodega to open.

Did our forefathers need math & English to survive? Do you need math & English to survive the Amazon jungle or the Sahara desert? Did the Japanese need math & English to survive the earthquake & tsunami? Lupe climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, he knows what he's talking about. City laws and social requirements don't apply in the surroundings of nature.

The warm weather is coming people, go practice existing in nature, so you can see for yourself how much you rely on the establishment for water and food while you're standing in the midst of nature and it's amenities and can't even utilize them. All the things happening now should give you more incentive to try it out.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Package Plans>>>>>Merit

I remember when my crew was nominated for the Lehigh Valley Music Awards back in 2005. Although we didn't have an actual retail project out, we were grinding in the streets and at the periodicals to get our name out, so we figured someone saw our potential and wanted to give us our props.

Until an award representative came and presented us with the notebook.

The book contained "packages", from the regular to the platinum. The platinum package got you full press in all of Lehigh Valley's periodicals and performance time on the big stage at the awards show, basically you paid for an award. Any other package just allowed you to be there and get some shine but you were going home empty handed. So we went and performed on the small stage, an empty room with straggling people going back and forth to the bathroom. We took the regular package. We weren't upset, because we were enlightened as to what really goes on with these type of industry events. Someone has to pay for the venue, workers, food and spirits. Awards too (fyi the MTV Moon-man award is silver plated over plastic).

Once I read about this announcement, I can see why they are scaling back. Not only are there not enough viable artists to fill all of the categories, I'm pretty sure the package prices have gone up and certain labels won't be willing to pay the increases. We won't have to see Nicki Minaj win an award simply because there's no competition, and we won't be asking "who the f**k is that" when some no name wins, because after this blog you will know why this happens at award shows. Besides the rap music genre is in a decline, there's no need to focus on it by giving it maximum airtime during the broadcast. We're lucky if the elite rappers even show up anymore.

So you don't have to question why so & so rapper performed on the stage outside during or before the show, or why they didn't broadcast them receiving the award inside, or how did so & so win that award when the snubbed person had more buzz and sales. Platinum package plans super cede sales and popularity all of the time. And the Grammys are restructuring their show so that it can become profitable, not popular and fair.

Monday, April 4, 2011


Salute the Wallabe's yo...

Pic spotted @ RR

Mr Cee Week

Cats are laughing at the homie.

There used to be a time when you could downplay getting caught with a tranny, you could state "I didn't know" and would be given the benefit of the doubt from the populous (naw it didn't happen to me). Eddie Murphy got caught with one, Teddy Pendergrass lost the use of his legs crashing a car with one in the passenger seat, Chingy's been alleged to have befriended a couple of them. The entertainment industry is full of members from the gay community, from the check signer to the publicist to the record crate holder.

But this is Hip Hop. In New York. Even Latifah kept it low key. Banishment is the penalty for gay ways and actions. Although Mr Cee's legacy will/SHOULD be respected, his hood pass will be revoked. All son has to do is set up shop in LA or San Fran and he'll be good. I'm pretty sure Ellen, Wanda Sykes and the likes would love to have a celebrity DJ play at parties for them. Dude could get his Larry Levan on spinning at a Perez Hilton gala.

Now the scrutiny of all of Mr Cee's past and present associations in Hip Hop will come into question tenfold. Welcome to Mr Cee week.

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