Archive for March, 2005

LIL’ KIM gets pinched by the FEDS

Monday, March 21st, 2005

The news that LIL’KIM was convicted on several of the Federal charges put on her had the ‘hood all abuzz. She would have been better off taking steroids or trading classified stock information than committing perjury. Who knew perjury could leave you open for twenty years in the slammer? The upside that I see to […]

DE LA SOUL IS NOT DEAD

Thursday, March 3rd, 2005

I will admit to you now that I am completely hypnotized by rap music videos. They are slick and colorful four minute commercials that place all kinds of products from footwear to luxury accessories to “lifestyle choices”. I see Black men my age driving cars with manufacturers names that I cant even begin to pronounce. […]

It Still takes a Nation of Millions…

Thursday, March 3rd, 2005

The PUBLIC ENEMY conference at N.Y.U. was definetly one for the books(literally and figuratively). To be inside an institution like NEW YORK UNIVERSITY and to witness actual academic discourse on this album made my month. The conference examined everything that contributed to the formulation of the music. From a technical standpoint, PUBLIC ENEMY revolutionized the […]

SLY as a FOXX…

Tuesday, March 1st, 2005

JAMIE got the Oscar, although DON CHEADLE prah’lee deserved it more, and nothing made me happier than seeing MORGAN FREEMAN get his just due. The academy always plays catch-up with Black actors like when they gave POITIER his award for ‘Lilies in the Field’ when he should have received it for ‘A Raisin in the […]