Archive for August, 2011

Hip-Hop Music’s OG Martyr…

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

scott larock

Scott LaRock has been on my mind a lot recently because of the anniversary of his passing (which I hate to be reminded of for anyone) and because I have been trying to corral D-Nice to appear on the Combat Jack Show.

As everyone brings to light how bad the 1980s were for people living in the center city we almost glamorize the drug business which was shredding any remnants of the Black comm-unity. The small achievements of the civil rights movements and the Black realization(power) were being voided and nullified because Black folks still needed the government to keep the new deals in place.

As a social worker Scott LaRock was at ground zero for the new depression and trust me that the 1980s were a depression for the inner city. Television was the invention that made people think poverty had a laugh track Good Times and Welcome Back Kotter made us desensitized to being disenfranchised and undeserved. Scott LaRock saw first hand the recidivism which routinely brought people back to the shelters.

Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac have a better narrative for a Vh-1 movie or better still a feature film because their murders perpetuate the trope that there is a fratricidal war amongst African Americans. Scott LaRock’s death is the bellwether that the American dream is really a nightmare for Blacks. An educated man and an active entrepreneur and community activist cannot escape the violence that a drug-fueled society creates.

Scott LaRock is Hip-Hop’s first martyr. His death made me see the path of self-destruction that I was on and I made an about face at that point. I let Boogie Down Productions and Public Enemy be my guides to understanding the world outside of my New York City confines. As big as this city is it was incredibly insular to hiding the politricks that put crack in the community in the first place.

The 1980s was an incredible time for my enlightenment but it was also a turbulent time for many African Americans as the government systematically widened the chasm between the class with information and the masses being given disinformation. It was also a trying time for the people who would be the collateral damage of this undisclosed class warfare. If you want to remember the impact of Biggie and ‘Pac then you must also consider the man who had to be removed for Hip-Hop to easily go pop.

Rest In Power Scott LaRock

Flash Gordon Rocks!

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

flash gordon

I just watched the Flash Gordon flick from the 80s on the ROKU the other night and that shit holds up after 30 years because despite all the campy special effects and post-disco costumes the acting was great.

And the soundtrack from Queen was even greater.

Queen – ‘Flash Gordon Theme’

R&B Total Recall…

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

total recall

I got an e-mail from someone running this website called DMVjams who wanted to trade blogroll links. That shit is sillysauce to me. If I fux with your site I FUX with your shit. Plus I don’t think I’ve updated that blogroll in several years. Do any of y’all use that shit? Oh.

DMVjams is a web video aggregator but mainly a portal for seeing artists coming out of the District Maryland Virginia region. The site looks nice and clean too. So instead of going into the admin panel to create a blogroll link I thought I would troll the DMVjams site to see something that struck my fancy [ll].

WHAM! (yes George Micheal)

I get it. This chick Wish is fierce and she don’t give a fux. I always had a thing for sassy freak broads.

Wish turned me on because she got her DNA from KLYMAXX. These bitches were nothing nice on the mic. No Pause required, unless it got THAT freaky, nah’mean?!?


Watch The GOAT…

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011


Watch The Throne fanboy videos >>> Otis video.

This joint comes from Hip-Hop Is Read founder and unabashed Laker stan – Ivan Rott

Who Gon Stop Me from Ivan on Vimeo.


Tuesday, August 30th, 2011


The redemption of Michael Vick won’t be complete until Nike releases the Air Zoom Vick 5.

My dude G-Roc from TheShoeGame definitely has a pair.


As an aside, I haven’t given TheShoeGame their propers for being inducted into the Complex Media Network.

Salutes to G-Roc, Cal and the whole team whose grind was recognized and rewarded.