Tag Archives: Public Enemy

REFLECTING ON PRINCE – A MONTH AFTER

REFLECTING ON PRINCE – A MONTH AFTER

It’s been a month yet it’s still very much in the forefront of my mind.  Although he was not an actual friend, he was a very dear companion to me through his music, as he was to millions.  My last entry on him was merely a mention of his latest release “Hit-N-Run: Phase 2.”

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HIP-HOP (Hooray) for HOLLYWOOD – RZA & Azealia Do “Coco”

HIP-HOP (Hooray) for HOLLYWOOD – RZA & Azealia Do “Coco”

Back in the day, “Krush Groove”, was the quintessential hip-hop flick.  It was released through Warner Brothers studios in 1985, one year after the success of Prince’s “Purple Rain”, and starred his then protégé and companion Sheila E.  Although rap and the culture of hip-hop, are rooted in advocating anti-establishment values and not “selling out”, ever since “Boyz N’ the Hood”, it’s been all about cashing in.

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10 PROCLAMATIONS OPPOSED TO RESTRICTION OR OPPRESSION

10 PROCLAMATIONS OPPOSED TO RESTRICTION OR OPPRESSION

The following are 10 songs recorded over the past 80 years, that express the sentiment of not being tied down, or succumbing to the “establishment.”  For True Independence – Enjoy!

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NO MORE FUNKIN’ WAR

NO MORE FUNKIN’ WAR

As long as I’ve been alive there’s been war.  Taken from npr.org: “The U.S. is going to deploy more military trainers to Iraq. President Obama has approved sending 450 more Americans in the effort to take back Anbar province from the self-proclaimed Islamic State.  That’s the largely Sunni region which stretches west from Baghdad to the border with Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.  Iraqi government forces have done poorly against ISIS.”

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Action Super Heroes, Heroines, Rappers, Athletes, Political Icons and More

Black Action Heroes3

So Many Collectibles, So Little Time And Money!

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J. COLE VS. KANYE: FUNKIN’ HIP-HOP TODAY & YESTERDAY

J. COLE VS. KANYE: FUNKIN’ HIP-HOP TODAY & YESTERDAY

Who’s Hot in Hip-Hop?  Where’s Real Hip-Hop At?  Questions those seeking always hear and will pose from time to time.  It’s ALIVE and doing just fine.  While there’s only some that appeals to me, ALL of it never did.  There’s “rappers” out there that want to dis MCs for combining singing with rap, when rap is what R&B is today.  I enjoy both, those that give it to me straight and those that flow with a melody.

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MISSING THE FUNKIEST MOMENT

MISSING THE FUNKIEST MOMENT

The FUNKIEST moment is being there, in the moment, not recording it.  I watched Oprah Winfrey’s address to Harvard University online last night.  One being able to have the opportunity to hear a person of her caliber, success and expertise in a private setting speak, is rare.  When moments like this occur, you should really be in tune and focused, not recording it.

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DON’T FUNK WITH INDIA

DON’T FUNK WITH INDIA

While on Facebook, I see an ad in the border for India.Arie’s new single “Cocoa Butter.”  I listen, love it, buy it on itunes, now I’m like what’s up with the album, or should I say CD… google, searching, what’s this?  Accusations of India.Arie lightening her skin?  This is ridiculous, absurd…

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FunkJazz Kafe – A Diary Of A Decade Documentary

FunkJazz Kafe – A Diary Of A Decade Documentary

This film is the story of a cultural legend as told by the innovators of an important, and in some cases overlooked, era in Black culture. Spanning the late 1980′s through to the early 2000′s, this story goes deep into the fabric of soul music, it’s definitions, it’s pioneers, it’s offspring, it’s movements, the challenges with the “mainstream” industry and the evolution of the FunkJazz Kafé, a music and arts movement born of Atlanta’s diverse musical heritage.

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Celebrities and Their Graphic Novels

Celebrities and Their Graphic Novels

A new hero for our times – from the fertile imagination of music superstar, Ziggy Marley! A noble champion has arrived on Earth, and he brings an important message even as he struggles to save his own planet. Joe Casey (GODLAND, Butcher Baker) and Jim Mahfood (Kick Drum Comix, Mix Tape) join forces to bring you this all-new jam, telling a tale of high adventure! We guarantee: This is not the comic you think it is!

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Black Music And Comics

Black Music And Comics

In celebration of June being Black Music Month, The Museum Of UnCut Funk is highlighting Black music and musicians featured in comic books.

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Don’t Believe The Hype

Don’t Believe The Hype

 

" Elvis was a hero to most
But he never meant shit to me you see
Straight up racist that sucker was
Simple and plain
Mother fuck him and John Wayne
Cause I’m Black and I’m proud
I’m ready and hyped plus I’m amped
Most of my heroes don’t appear on no stamps…"

— Fight the Power
Public Enemy
From the 1998 soundtrack from Do The Right Thing
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