Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Open Letter To Young Warriors In Chicago by NAS

Got the words from the global grind blog. Would be awesome if people could focus more on chicago gang wars and all the school children deaths vs olympic bid

Dear Young Warriors fighting the wrong wars! Killing each other is definitely played out. Being hurt from the lost of a love one was never cool.

Dear Young Warriors fighting the wrong war! I know that feeling, that frustration with life and needing to take it out on someone, any one. But....

We chose the dumbest things to go the hardest for. I remember seeing deaths over 8 ball jackets, Fila sneakers, and name plate chains. Deaths over "he say, she say"!!!!! "I'm from this block or I'm from that block", or "my moms n pops is f*cked up now the whole world gotta pay"!!!

I remember feeling like I was the hardest "n*gga" breathing. And I couldn't wait to prove it. But let's think. What are we really proving?? And proving what to who?? Everybody knows Chicago breeds the strongest of the strong but I just feel, me, being ya brother from another state feels your pain as if I grew up with you in ya very own household.

You have the ability and mindpower to change they way we are looked at. Look who's watching us young warriors, look who's throwing us in jail constantly, look at the ignorance in the world. Look at the racist dogs who love to see us down. Loving to bury us in the ground or in jail where we continue this worthless war on one another.

Young warriors.... We are WASTING more and more time. We gotta get on our jobs and take over the world. Cuz this movie left the theaters years ago, Juice, Menace, Boys n the Hood , Blood n Blood Out, Belly!

When we see each other why do we see hatred? Why were we born in a storm, born soldiers, WARRIORS....and instead of building each other up we are at war with each other.. May the soul of this young person find peace with the almighty. I'm with you young warriors. You're me and I'm you. But trust me! you are fighting the wrong war.

This sh*t sucks!!


the back up!

just read a story about a "machine gun social" put on by a sc national gaurd candidate (he was rifling off an ak-47...sad). came across this video while reading & think it's funny so thought i'd post:

Monday, September 28, 2009

another concert i'm mad i missed

sat nite while i was sleeping in rainy dc, common & his all star friends were putting on a benefit concert for his foundation at the Hollywood Palladium in la...i didn't get the memo :(

Kanye,Ludacris,Nas,Roots,Mos Def,Talib join Common in LA 9/26/09

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

new artist: ester dean

again may not be new to some, but new to me... apparently she's signed to polow's label & "teyana taylor helped develop her"..not sure how true the last statement is though...apparently her "people have gone through great lengths to hide her face". very weird bc tried to google image her & all i found was the above pic...she looks pretty normal in her 1st single video here, so not sure why the enigma:

also good to see chris breezy coming back strong. plus this reminds me of those 90s vids when there used to be a lot of cameos.

here is a cute intro video on who she is...again w/ the cameos

according to her myspace she has an interesting writing past including, but not limited to:
Teyana Taylor – Google Me
Girlicious – Like Me
Girlicious – My Boo
Girlicious – It’s Mine
Pussycat Dolls – Whatcha Think About That
Pussycat Dolls – Jai Ho
Pussycat Dolls – Bad Girl (Confessions of a Shopaholic soundtrack)
Trey Songz – Takes Time (Confessions of a Shopaholic soundtrack)
Keyshia Cole – Make Me Over
Ciara – Never Ever
Keri Hilson feat. Akon – Change Me
Keri Hilson – Make Love
Esmee Denters – Outta Here
Mary J. Blige – Stronger (More than a Game soundtrack)
Mary J. Blige – The One (AT&T campaign)
Flo-Rida feat. Nelly Furtado – Jump (G-Force soundtrack)
Paradiso Girls – Patron Tequila
TI feat. Mary J. Blige – Remember Me

Monday, September 14, 2009

i steal fodder from twitter

so some1 i follow on twitter changed her pic to this & thought it was cute so i take:

...and here's a video I stol from biggie's daughter blog via her twitter...totally didn't know carlton was in that video!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

no mas

no more texting & driving for me after seeing this psa! jeez louise...apparently they're gonna start showing it in schools around the UK.

cute... jay being jay