Daily Archives: February 24, 2009

Bill Cosby Has A Point

Although Bill Cosby has been exposed as a hypocrite in the past regarding his family life for once he has a point. Cosby’s ideas about Black Americans getting their lives together are honest and sincere. What most people don’t know is that back in the day Cosby fought racist white men in the entertainment industry because of their ideas. I was told by someone that he literally punched out some TV producers for their racist perspectives on the set. But Cornel West said it best when he said that Cosby’s heart is in the right place even if his language is misinformed. Cosby has given lots of money to Black colleges and the UNCF. I know it’s hard for a rich Black man in America to always understand the people but he means well. It’s really difficult and short-sighted to trash all poor Black people without critiquing the system too. Mr. Cosby should know that poverty is a direct result of the inequalities that capitalism breeds as well as the drop in responsibility from those Blacks who make it out of the hood or never had to live there in the first place. But the purpose of this post is point out these disgusting “remixes” of his legendary Fat Albert comic series. The point of the show was to let people know that kids in the ghetto are regular people like anyone else who learn positive life lessons. There was no show on TV at that time to reflect the lives of urban kids. The notion of ghetto gets stereotyped into some colonized corporate rap aesthetic with everyone talking about “bitches” and “niggas.” This is when Cosby’s speeches make sense when someone takes something positive in the media about Black life and bastardizes it with the worst of images. These remixed cartoons are shameful and for the sake of all the Kum By Yah Obama – feelings in this country right now totally uncalled for. There are better ways to promote hot new music from Slum Village. And no, saying that we should not take things so seriously does not negate the cooonery.

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Soil And “Pimp” Sessions-Storm

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The Revelations Featuring Tre Williams- Heavy Metal Blues

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Debut Album Ridin High from Production Duo Keelay & Zaire features Phonte, Blu, Supastition, and More

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(February 24th, 2009 – Brooklyn, NY) The bi-coastal production duo Keelay & Zaire will release their debut album Ridin High on March 10th via the newly imprinted MYX Music Label. Featuring a classic hip-hop and R&B production aesthetic and an all-star lineup of guest artists, the album brings a new breed of polished production to the forefront of hip-hop.

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Kanye West Gives An “Amazing” Performance At VH-1 Storytellers-“VH1 Storytellers: Kanye West” Premieres on Saturday, 2/28 at 9PM*

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NEW YORK, NY, February 24, 2009 – Kanye West had the audience on their feet as he taped an episode of “VH1 Storytellers” February 13 at The Sony Stages in Los Angeles. Fans can watch this exclusive performance when “VH1 Storytellers: Kanye West” premieres Saturday, February 28 at 9PM on VH1 and will premiere on Saturday, March 7 at 9PM* on Palladia, MTV Networks’ high definition music channel.

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