WTF?! Kendrick Lamar Has Arrived!

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Good Afternoon.  Or whenever you read this.  Today…I am in a state of “awe.”  Yes.  By now.  You’ve already heard about and listened to this album.  Aptly entitled, DAMN.  It’s Kendrick’s Lamar’s latest release.  And I have to say, as a new fan, this young man has earned his spot as the G.O.A.T.  No argument.

As an artist, it is one thing to have a hit album.  But when you keep topping yourself, you’re not just another entertainer, you are a genius.  And Kendrick Lamar has a vision and purpose with his music.  His passion and his love for what he does spills into every track on this album.

I have to be honest, my first introduction to Kung Fu Kenny, came by accident in overhearing a discussion about the Grammy’s.  This person was awestruck by Kendrick’s performance.  Honestly, I really wasn’t expecting much.  Given that I had stopped listening to rap after Tupac and Biggie died.  Curious, I decided to Google it anyway,  although that I didn’t watch any awards shows any longer.  I checked it out, and I have to tell you, it blew my mind.  Needless to say, I watched it many times.  It moved me on that level.  The last time that happen was when I watched Michael Jackson’ Emmy nominated performance of Billy Jean and Prince’s performance of Purple Rain on The American Music Awards.  Kendrick was in a different league, forcing EVERYONE IN HIP HOP to raise their game.

That’s what true artistry does.

I’m listening to DAMN as I write this. And I’ll listen to it some more.  It’s that good.

If you haven’t listened to this album, MAKE SOME TIME to do so.

You’re listening to a legend in the making.  Saying that, I wonder what Tupac Shakur would say…

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Mexican Gangbangers in Southern California NEED TO BE CHECKED!

Today, I was just searching through Youtube, looking for new stories to check out.  And I ran across the above video.

It’s been widely reported about the racial tension between Black and Mexican gangs in Los Angeles for many years and it runs deep.

Many of you know of Monster Kody Scott, aka Sanyika Shakur from his critically acclaimed book, Monster, originally published in 1993.  I read that book and it’s right up there with The Autobiography of Malcolm X.  Very powerful book.

For some reason, I had my mind on him–interested in knowing what he’s doing now.  In my research adventure, I ran across this video by chance.  And wow!  As I watched it, the ignorance captured just centers on the hatred that has been reported about Mexican gangs toward African Americans in southern California.  I listened to it and commented:

My, my, my. Someone call the zoo, I think some of the gorillas escaped.

You know something, these Beaners are absolutely ignorant. And that’s just the real issue.

Between the 4 of them, they probably have a double digit IQ (LOW LEVEL).

Mexican men are obviously jealous of Black men. To get any attention, they have to run in packs because that’s the only way anyone will pay attention to them.

Over the years, I’ve listened to a lot of stupidity coming out of southern California from these sorry excuses for males.

I’m from Chicago, and trust me; someone would have lit these fools up. GD’s. Vice Lords! El Rukns. Call somebody a Nigger here! It’s not tolerated. Straight up! Your house or your car would have got blown up! Folks would have started disappearing.And talk about someone’s mama in the manner you did here; the FBI would have to call in forensic experts to locate your remains. TOO BLACK!  TOO STRONG!

No one is afraid of Mexicans in this part of the country. Chi-Town is the home of REAL GANGSTERS!  Not some fake ass, wannabe’s, saggin’ pant wearin, locos with too much time and attitude on their hands. You’re only tough in front of the camera.

And I dare these Mexican bastards to take their asses to the East Coast. They’ll find out quick how people feel about them.

All the while, trying to act like Black men–emulating the speech, voice patterns, swag, attitude, et al.    “Trying to rap in Spanish.”  Hilarious at best.  All these years, and not one  Chicano has blown up.  Why?  Still yet, calling the people you imitate the  most, Niggers.  Right…As an aside: I’ve never seen a Black man in my life wearing a Sombrero.  So much for cultural appropriation.  Earth to Vatos: Rap was created by AFRICAN AMERICAN/JAMAICANS on Sedgwick and Caldwell in the Bronx not in Tijuana.  As we’ve created most everything that people like you try to imitate. But you’re not US. You have no style, intellect or purpose!  

WE are the ORIGINAL PEOPLE of this planet.  Treating us like we’re your trash and don’t belong here?  Our blood, sweat, and tears built this country! The nerve!  Let’s be real…not one of you would go head up with a AFRICAN god-man by yourself.  You’re just a bunch of losers who probably have spent most of your lives in prison or the ghetto and can’t relate to anything that doesn’t rhyme with taco.

“Dark Nigger”? There are Black people in Mexico. Guess these fools don’t know their own history. No one has tolerance for people who are mostly on welfare, selling drugs, guns, women, and killing their own people, yet acting as if none of that matters.

People who have self-respect don’t need to insult others.

I dare these cretins to take their circus act on the road and see what happens.

They want to start a race war. Let’s GO! If Donald Trump has his way, you’ll have to travel to Mexicao to get a burrito.

Mexico is across the border–take your asses back there!

Men in their 40’s and 50’s talking like juveniles! What grand examples for the little Mexican boys and oh! Their sons!

My condolences to the Mexican community.

Sorry, I don’t believe any of what they say.

Real impressive!

It’s about to be REVIVED!  The revolution WILL BE TELEVISED. Beyonce put up her fists! Kendrick gave it the finger!

Can’t wait to see the rebuttal.

*(En route to Taco Bell…snickering)*

When A Real MAN Speaks, Shut Up and Listen!

He has a business too: 

http://shopderrickjaxn.com/

You know…I was thinking about what I wanted to blog today and serendipity made it easy for me.

Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar have started something!

People are really evaluating their behavior of our people as well as those in the culture who have willfully participated in self-hating through dating/marriage of “other people” outside our community.

A friend of mine posted this in a group I host.  And all I can say after listening to it was: YES!!!  

This is what I’ve been saying for years.  But it just makes a more profound impact to hear it coming from a handsome young brotha who told it like it was–and so intelligently might I add.

Thus, I’m taking the time to share this with the world.  As a testimony to the love and power of Black love in an age when we’re being inundated with images that are contrary to Black family and unity.

To all the kings here: Lift up your queen so that you can both walk tall…

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Respect!

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It’s Not The Place of White Women to Speak on Beyonce’s Formation Video!

 

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Today, while scanning Google for current topics and news, I ran across a very interesting article, while choosing photos to upload.  An Australian writer, by the name of Kath, sparked an interesting reaction, when she tweeted to fellow white female writers that perhaps, white women should be quiet, and accept that Beyonce’s Formation video wasn’t speaking to them.  It was not their place to tell Black people, particularly, Black women, how to feel about issues that impact, BLACK PEOPLE.

Article:

http://www.essence.com/2016/02/10/beyonce-formation-white-women-cant-write-maybe-shouldnt

This video has the world talking.  Pure and simple: It was marketing genius.

From the beginning of the song, “Y’all haters corny with all that Illuminati mess.”  She had our attention out the gate.  The bitch, slayed.  Excuse me, but I say that out of much respect, for FINALLY, evolving artistically, and doing something not only with purpose, but with well manipulated intent.  She knew what she was doing…ABSOLUTELY.

It made white people uncomfortable and the provocativeness of it scared the living Revlon out of them.  Its message was bold, unapologetic and dared White America to remain willfully ignorant of the lives of Black people in this country.

BRAVO!

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The reactions white people have been having about Beyonce’s Superbowl performance, speaks volumes of their disconnect.  Since when was showing Black pride offensive?  However, they say nothing at white folks who brand the confederate flag on clothes, banners, trucks, cars, even websites.  They are totally self-absorbed.

Kath’s point was that white people need to STFU!  Period.  Their analyzation is not merited, desired, nor does anyone in Black America care.  Basically, Beyonce doesn’t need the permission of concerned white folks to tell her how to speak to or about issues that are impacting her people.  She woke the f*ck up!

The lyrics of that song are an anthem.  She’s embracing all the roots of Africa in her genes and twirling on her Haters, as she said.  She’s got paper, baby.  LOOONNNGGG PAPER–she can do what the hell she wants.

For almost 3 years now, I’ve been stating bluntly exactly what Kath said.  There are things that white people can’t speak about as concerns our community but many of you know that white people naturally and arrogantly assume that even topics they can’t relate to, for some reason, their opinions matter more than those living the reality.

Fox and Friends didn’t know what the hell to think.

Love it!

“But perhaps the most intimidating thing about “Formation” is how Beyonce used the song, and the noise it made, in such an incredibly shrewd way. She released it for free right before her Super Bowl performance — which itself nodded to the Black Panther party’s 50th anniversary and Malcolm X in front of 112 million people — and right after Trayvon Martin’s birthday. In a commercial after the performance, she announced her three-month world tour and a partnership with the United Way for a long-term, comprehensive commitment to Flint, Michigan’s water crisis. For a woman who hasn’t spoken to the media in years (with the exception of this BEAT magazine Q&A), Beyonce said a whole lot — especially at a moment when feminist icons emeritus are bumbling over themselves. She might just be a black Bill Gates — not an Oprah or a Martha Stewart — in the making.”

Beyonce has not been on my good side for a very long time but she nailed it with this one and I pray that her growth continues.

She got hot sauce in her bag, swag….

 

 

Reference: MSN.com/ent-us/music/news

 

 

 

 

It’s About To Be A Revolution!

Here’s the performance: 

http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/15/11004624/grammys-2016-watch-kendrick-lamar-perform-alright-the-blacker-the-berry

Oh…my…God!

First, Beyonce stunned them with Formation.  We didn’t even see this coming.  But then…IT HAPPENED!

Did you catch Kendrick Lamar’s performance on the Grammy’s last night? He completely scared the hell out of White America in his fiery performance of The Blacker The Berry. For those of you who watched; the faces of white folks spoke volumes.  The infamous HATE STARE.  His performance was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.  This was a message to White America: Don’t mourn Trayvon Martin if you’re going to continue participating in the type of overt and subliminal violence against Black People.

Every true artist has the responsibility of expressing the social plight of their generation. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

BLACK POWER is BACK!!!!

A sleeping generation has awakened!

Kendrick’s performance was an assault on the conscience of the very people who love to photo-shop themselves in selfies when using cultural appropriation; as to appear as though they are down for Black folks.  He killed it.  Even celebrities had to react.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/grammys/6875437/2016-grammys-kendrick-lamar-performance-celebrity-reactions

It’s only 47 days into the new year and we’ve already lost almost 25 celebrities, including: Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, Natalie Cole, Maurice White, and most recently, Denise Matthews–Prince’s former protege’ of Vanity Six.

Last night, I watched the PBS sponsored program Independent Lens: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of The Revolution.  As you know, the Black Panthers were formed on October 15, 1966 in Oakland, CA.–the 50th anniversary is coming up.  The Black Panthers were one of the most powerful Black groups that not only inspired Black youth; it galvanized people of color around the world who were fighting against oppression. They were a human response to serious social problems.

It’s only February–it’s already heating up.

2015 was a violent and bloody year.  So many lives lost.  What was the purpose?

Those like myself, saw a metaphysical counter that would be forthcoming.  And it’s already happening: There has been a lot of violence against cops within the last 6 months around the country.

What is so profound about Kendrick’s performance at the Grammy’s and Beyonce’s Formation video, is that that are both unapologetically Black.  And both done in a forum that is profoundly white mainstream.

The Bible warned that judgement would come in this generation.  Just look at all that has been happening; things are lining up.  The actions of white people from the past toward Black people and people of color around the world created the circumstances and consequences of responses that are occurring today.

As the days go by and we anticipate each tomorrow, I wonder just what will spark the rise of a new Black Panther movement.  Will new leaders emerge that will incorporate the tactics of the leaders that went before them?

This scares America–white people don’t know what to do.  They are trying desperately to use tactics to control the social response they deserve.  Nature has been warning them for centuries.

As the old saying says: If you can’t hear; you’ll feel.

And so it goes…

Kendrick Lamar.  Beyonce.  Both have America’s attention now.

And so we wait.

This Revolution Will Be Televised!

Word!