Here’s more info via the press release that I jacked: ego trip, the New York-based creative collective behind the top-rated VH1 reality programs The (White) Rapper Show and Miss Rap Supreme, as well as the critically-acclaimed Book of Rap Lists and Big Book of Racism!, proudly presents three monthly programs of rarely-screened, short-form, independently produced hip-hop related documentaries at the acclaimed Maysles Institute of Harlem USA. The series kicks off on Thursday, January 28th, 2010 with showings of two seminal depictions of South Bronx gang culture. First up is the colourful and compelling 80 Blocks From Tiffanyâ€™s (1979), produced and Read the rest of this entry »
Here’s what I jacked from the press release: Celebrity sisters and Pastry shoe brand entrepreneurs, Vanessa and Angela Simmons, announced their commitment to provide assistance through official Haiti earthquake relief efforts. The powerful earthquake struck Haiti on January 12 and was centered about 15-miles from the nationâ€™s capital, Port Au Prince, causing an estimated 100,000 deaths countrywide. With nearly 50 percent of Haitiâ€™s population under the age of 18, a donation of Pastry shoes, as well as clothing, will be delivered to the local children. â€œBeing able to give Pastry shoes and clothes to these kids during such a devastating Read the rest of this entry »
Trina is considering adopting a Haitian child in light of the recent disaster. She says she’s ready to nurture and raise a child, and that she admires people who have followed through with adoption. There are other important factors that are influencing her decision: â€œLastly the fact that I am considering adopting a child from, Haiti is even more significant to me seeing that a great deal of adopted children that come into the United States are from â€œlarger countriesâ€ such as China, Russia and Africa. I also have family members that are of Haitian decent,â€ says the rapstress via Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve given up hope on Lauryn Hill’s real return to music. What hurts more is that every now and then she randomly materializes and performs, giving false hope of a comeback. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy her live shows (when she’s not all misanthropic and armageddony ) whenever they do come around. Check her out rockin’ “Doowop (That Thing)” at the Raggamuffin Festival in Rotorua, New Zealand, Saturday:
There’s a war going on between my breasts and my clothes–especially my shirts. I stepped in on behalf of my wardrobe, as General, but sadly I’ve been losing the battle since those little not so little bitches started budding at age nine (no amount of taping or squashing ever does the trick). By 13, they were full blown and last summer on one of my sporadic outings to the lingerie shop (one of only three places that carries my rare size), I discovered that the uncommon size–diagnosed in high school–that I initially thought was my rightful bra size turned out Read the rest of this entry »
I was never very fond of New York’s personality but I watched her showsâ€”all of themâ€”even that awful New York Goes to Work. I watched consistently, like the reality TV junkie that I am (don’t judge me), because I couldn’t turn away from her awesomely bad foolery. I am very fond of Snooki (I said don’t judge me! By the way, I hate Domino’s Pizza). There, I admitted it, I watched Jersey Shore. If it’s any consolation, I resisted temptation for most of the season, even after news of the infamous punching incident spread like wildfire, but then, one boring Read the rest of this entry »
“Never Miss the Water” Have a good day.
Supa Nova Slom aka “The Hip-Hop Medicine Man” is a vegan and son of Queen Afua, author of Sacred Woman and Heal Thy Self. He is continuing his family legacy by working to improve people’s health around the world, particularly in under-served and under-educated communities, with his forthcoming album entitled The Remedy, which features appearances by The Game, Erykah Badu, Jadakiss and more. He is also releasing a book by the same name (following the album), which will be distributed by Harper Collins, and features interviews with Chuck D, Melyssa Ford, Tyson Beckford and more. In addition to working on Read the rest of this entry »
I decided to do a visual greeting explaining site changes and me changes and address the fact that I’m awful when it comes to returning emails (but I promise I’ll hit you back). Hope I don’t talk you to death. Enjoy! That two days my site was down felt like forever but I’m back and want to dedicate this song to you! It’s Great to Be Here That was melodramatic lol, but have a good day.
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