Posts Tagged ‘Hip Hop’

Atlanta Men Premature Babies and the Hip Hop Culture

In blacks, culture, ethnic culture, hip hop culture on November 10, 2015 at 5:34 am

Atlanta s the hip hop capital.  However, if you want to know what you are importing into your home when you listen.  Think about this among ethnic and the economically challenged the “ATL” receives a flat out F for prevention of premature births in the city, the state of Georgia received a D from the March of Dimes, but the “ATL” a flat out F.  What this implies is that there are plenty of boys willing to get a woman pregnant but there are no men willing to be fathers and care for the pregnant mothers.

Since the article came out days ago I have wanted to blog on the issue but I honestly can not find the words to articulate how I’m feeling.  What preempted me to write this was a series of nasty messages I received from a man I had said nothing wrong too.  I thought hey these messages to me embody the type of men who are in Atlanta mean flat out evil individuals who find women just like them to support their actions. The messages can be seen on my twitter account.

Why are these babies being born premature? The obvious answer is because of the stress that they are experiencing which in the case of Atlanta I put at the feet of black men who are impregnating these women.  Personally speaking I have had all sorts of negative things said to me by black men in Atlanta in a professional and personal since. In my professional life I have been told that I’m too dark to sit in a chair by a black man not white people,  I’ve volunteered for a political candidate and had all of my work stolen by a group and at the end of the day what I got was cursed out by a black man. While everyone knows I did the political work. I made the calls. I arranged the events. I made the forms for my activities.  This is a little group that invited me in, only to take my labor and to have a black man act wild eyed and nasty towards me,

As for my personal life I have been there a pregnant woman abandoned by her lover and husband.  Even when all love was lost I thought wow these men are not even there for their kids.  I have been a pregnant woman who habitually had flat tires changing a flat tire and obviously pregnant but not one black person would help me change my tire it was a black neighborhood.  My mom used to often lament that when she had car problems not one black person would help, that’s still true. But back to the grade of F for premature babies.

One reason Atlanta is mean to women is because it is basically a homoerotic city. I am not gay bashing. I am referring to mean who are married or play straight but are straight up in the closet homosexuals.  Think Eddie LongThink Buster Barnett. One can not live in an environment where a majority of men are pretending to be straight but are gay.  There in the closet homosexuality starts to manifest in other ways such as being exceedingly mean to women, saying nasty things, and even having a contest to see who can be the meanest to women and patting each other on the back for being so mean.  It also shows in other ways.  For Black music Atlanta is mired in hip hop,  I often think that closeted homosexuals are listening to the music daring a woman’s voice to come on especially when they are with their lovers because they don’t want their lovers to think about a woman to not even hear their voices because they are briefly out of the closet and when not with their lover they want to create an environment of an all man world.  I think of it as a Cultural Castro. Castro is a district in San Francisco where there are mainly just men there who love other men.  They are in restaurants eating together. They are walking down the street holding hands.  It’s a literal gay man planet.  While Atlanta does not have a gay man planet, the culture of hip hop is a virtual gay man planet whose lyrics and style are heard all around the world disrespecting women, playing up man culture, encouraging disrespect for women.

The F grade to Atlanta by the the March of Dimes is a validation of hip hops hate for women. Atlanta is the hip hop capital. If anyone ever thought that music was benign and just words and rhythm that crosses the brain, it’s not.  It’s a destructive mantra of hate towards women.


Rihanna’s Assault Sheds Light on Hip Hops Illusatory Power

In Afrian American Twitters, African American Bloggers, African American Blogs, african american twitters, black blogger, black bloggers, black twitters, Black Women Bloggers, celebrities, entertainment, ethnic twitters, female blogger, female bloggers on March 14, 2009 at 8:48 am

Hip Hoppers are fond of imitating Gangsters in their videos.  Some even imitate the Italian Mafia.  However with the recent beating of Rihanna by Chris Brown.  Many are questioning the depth and the breadth of Hip Hops ability to be self policing and in the least have the ruthlessness to control star talents such as Chris Brown who not only harm  his bottom line when he beats up women but harm the whole industry.  Actions such as P Diddy in inviting Chris Brown to his home after Rihannas beating further shed light on the falseness of the ruthlessness facade of toughness and Gangsterism.

If the Black Hip Hop world were truly like the mafia the consequences of beating such a big star and money maker as Rihanna would have resulted in swift justice for Chris Brown such as a broken leg or in the least a black eye.  Instead the woman ended up with the black eye almost fueling fire to the homoeroticism rumours swirling around hip hop artists.  Furthermore Rihannas mentor though issuing lip service to his disgust concerning the incident  seemed to be powerless to do anything substantial before the publicly aired beating or after.  The manner in which Rihanna quickly returned to Chris Brown leads me to believe that this was not Rihanna’s first time being beat at the hands of  Chris Brown.  If this is true this further sheds light on the weak individuals that are in the hip hop industry and are Rihanna’s friends and lovers.   Even if Rihanna  chooses to go back to Chris Brown it seems like someone in the tough guy hip hop industry does not have the balls to tell Chris Brown if you hit her one more time you’re going to be gone from this earth.  It just goes to show cash does not always translate into power.

A southern father in a small town has more power than these wealthy hip hoppers.  In my early twenties I took a cross country trip on the greyhound bus and sat next to a man who had just gotten out of jail.  He wanted to talk and seemed to think that he had been framed by a southern gentlemen because he cheated on his daughter.  He seemed to think someone had planted drugs in his car and sent him off to jail for three years making Bob Barker shoes.  Whether this story was true or not this Southern Father did what it took to defend his daughters honor.  In the meanwhile hip hoppers are getting Prissy on the runway and kissing each other in the mouth.  You know who you are.  They seem to have forgotten who the girl is.  Are they beating on women to indicate to their secret lovers that the straight life is just a facade.

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123 Black Twitters or 123 African American Twitters 75 or more celebrity Twitter

In African American Bloggers, African American Blogs, black blogger, black bloggers, Black Women Bloggers on March 7, 2009 at 1:32 am

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Afritwitter List

1.  @blackhippychick web developer,  social and political commentator,

2.  @Affrodite freelance blogger and journalist who twitters on culture current events and activsim

3.  @andipeters radio personality with 40,000 twitter followers

4. @maratriangle – Blogs On the Kenyan Landscape

5.  @blogdiva Tech blogger and web developer

6.  @warenmaye authour editor speaker

7.  @legalmaven corporate attorney and writer based in D.C.

8.  @braunmincher documentary film maker

9.  @allaboutgeorge Journalist

10. @donlemoncnn CNN  Journalist and documentarian

11. @Barack Obama close to 400, 000 followers

12. @fatbellybella Erykah Badus Blog named becasue she twittred when she was pregnant

13. @reverendrichie tech expert and reality shocker

14.  @larrymwalkerjr extreme conservative ans social critic

15.  kenjbarnes1 ivy league grad, republican and self proclaimed elitist

16.  @wordclock Funny and ontrack with the right oppinions

17.  @kevenjay God Country Family Conservative

18. @KhoriWhittaker Political economist, Former MC, and Communications Specialist

19.  @essencemusic updates on african musicians

20.  @atlantatribune Atlanta’s #1 Minority publication

21. twitter of BET TV

22.  @soulfulvibes twitter of hip hop e-zine

23. @laidbackchick Home Furnishings Designer

24.  @levarburton actor director educator

25.  @glamblacklife links and ideas and products for the glamorous life

26.  @waynesutton conservative tech blogger

27.  @tjholmescnn – TJ Holmes CNN anchor (He’s really Hot HAWT)

28.  @snoopdog 31, 510 followers

29.  @writeblack great resource with links for black writers

30.  @ToureX – Twitter without links worth reading

40.  @blindie Celebrity follower with the links to back her up

41.  @MichealSteele show some of that Republican hard work ethic even thouh blue states are carrying

the nation and twitter more .  There are still some of us against abortion.

42.  @zumbi808 musician headlining SXSW must be a tech Icon

43.  @MCHammer celebrity that actually updates

44.  @blackjew – broke the news that DL Hughley would be leaving CNN

45.  @jimstroud – Human resources professional and Tech Guru

46.  @LPT365 – great list of newsworthy links and retweets

47.  @writerbabe – writes on current events right now the recession depression

48. @TommyLockhart hip hop artist and link extrodinaire

49.  @RolandSMartin1 Roland MArtin of CNN is so lovable like a Teddy Bear we know he’s bled sweat and tears

to get on CNN

50.  @The_Real_Shaq – The Real B-Ball Superstar is a loyal twitterer. He is in his words very quotatious

51.  @ronaldlewis What’s it like in Denver? He’ll tell you

52.   @streetforce1 Culture Expert and fame follower

53. @teddyshabba – what ever your race teddy shabba is thorugh in his links on how to

pick up women and how to think about them.

54.  @iamdiddy The twitter of P Diddy I did not know they were using my house Diddy.

55.  50cent – The real get out my burnt down house fifty

56.  tavissmiley – THEEEEEEEEEEEEE TAvis Smiley

57.  @mrsocial – looks like Will Smith to me.

58.  @obamanews Updates on Barack Obama

59.  @mikepfs Conservative, Christian, Family Man

60.@larrylanier wants to help 52 people earn 20,000 dollars extra in 2009

61. @jim_turner Attraction Marketer

62.  realtalibkweli –  THE REAL TALIB KWELI

63. @LilWayne – Yes, but not updated since December

64.  jayelectronica He’s starving himself for 72 hours right now.  I’m a little confused but he has the highes hits.

65.  @dallasaustin The Grammy Producer

66. @TheeRealFDHC – He’s on Diddy’s and Austin’s list

67. @Redstarvip – Ruben Harris


69. @dawnrichard Several famous people are following her!

70.  @juneambrose Fashion stylist

71. @JanelleMonae –  Musician

72.  qoolquest – questo of the roots

73.  kaynewest – has not updated since December 2008

74.  @qtiptheabstract Q Tip the Absrtact of Course 🙂

75.  @jcarterallday – In the studio

76. @AndreBenjamin – Andre 3000 is telling us whats really going on but don’t talk about his sexual

life he’s currently upset it’s on the internet.  What’s the link so we can watch?

77.  @bossip –  gossip for the hard core

78.  @jbrotherlove – gay rights activist and web designer

79.  @necolebitchie – rt rt rt rt rt definitive source of gossip requoted obsessivley on twitter

80.  @epiphanygirl – Chrisette Michelle

81.  @nickcannon4real – Mariah’s Man

82.  @producedbyomen – hip hop producer

83.  @djjazzyjeff215 – Jeff Townes

84.  @solangeknowles The Little Sister of Beyonce

85.  @Krucial – Songwriter

86. lalahhathaway – Lalah Hathaway

87.  @RAHZELTHELEGEND Hooked up with my boy Rahzel sho hope my record sell – Erykah Badu

88. @NotoriousBIG – Elvis ain’t dead y’all,

89. @S_C_ _ Mr. Carter

90.  @hillharper of NYPD fame

91.  @beyonce – Beyonce knowles twitter site

92.  @common Common

93. @VibeMagazine – Black Music Mag

94.  @thatsludacris Is it Luda or Not?

95.  @blackweb20 Tech twitter geared towards minorities

96.  @globalgrind – source for todays media that matters.

97.@La_Shawn– Twitter for Political Blogger Lashawn Barber

98.  @bdpa – advances careers of African Americans in the IT industry

99. @villager – providing uplifitng advice to african american community

100. @amygrindhouse – entertainment news, now you all know I’m a fan of amy winehouse so I had to include


101. @souljaboytellem –  Soulja Boy

102.  @corvida – Social Media Specialist

103. @iluvblackwomen He loves  women.

104. @lemonytea She’s so nice to me.

105. mariahhbf – Mariah Carey

106. @serenajwilliams – The Real Serena Williams

107. Lil Kim – The Real Lil Kim

108. @johnlegend -John Legend

109. @princessSuperC – Princess Super C

110.  @ludajuice – The Real Ludacris

111.  @starjonesesq – Star Jones

112.  @danamo – editor and chief of Vibe magazine

113.  therealswizz – It’s Swizz

114.  @missfree Miss Free

115.  @tyrese4real – the real Tyrese Gibson

116.  officialbowwow – The Official Bow Wow

117.  Kim Davis _ Kim Davis

118. @RealLamarOdom

119. @Rfent –  Rihanna

120.  @IAMYUNGJOC – Young Joc

121. @TheRealBeyonce _ Beyonce  – unconfirmed

122. @KeriHilson _ Miss Kerry 13,000 followers probably the reall one

123. @songyuup – Trey Songz


Jacks In The Boxes Put them in the Box Put Them in the Box and Super and Crazy Glue the Lid Down

In politics on September 19, 2008 at 5:36 pm

Lately there has been a swirling controversy around old school rap versus new school hip hop.  There have been several mispoken words, and false memories by the old rap artists and their fans that I find troubling.  I am by no means an expert but consider myself a member of popular culture.  I was alive when the rap group Sugar Hill came out and I am alive now.  Then again music lasted a lot longer several years ago so just because I know about Sugar Hill that does not mean I was alive for the debut.  

In any event I first became vaguely aware that there was a problem this summer while participating in a family reunion.  I was responsible for the music and had planned a seventies throw back celebration.  My seventies were ChakaKhan, Sister Sledge, A Taste of Honey, The Bee Gees, Earth Wind and Fire, and some others but I think my descriptions are vivid enough to indicate what type of old school party I planned.  I am sorry old school rappers I had no intention of touching that time of the old school rap reign, characterized by a culture of teenage pregnancies and drive by shootings.   I think the very thought of hearing over two minutes of Planet Rock was enough to make me puke.  I was not a rap fan and did not even like anything remotely like rap until the early nineties where rap for me changed to HIp Hop with the advent of Digital Underground.  So our old school celebration was definitely going to be pre-eighties becuaset he music I did like during the eighties was Prince and his Court:  Mazerati, Sheila E, Vanity, Vanity 6, and others music that I definitely did not want to hear with family members. 

As we began the second phase of the reunion which would lead into the seventies celebration we had family members sing and then the little baby dancers came on, I mean between the ages of two and eight.  They requested HIP HOP and they were awesome to watch.  I was so impressed.  We eventually got to some line dances the Slide and the Cupid Shuffle.  However after the Cupid Shuffle we began to run into some extreme generational problems.  The DJ wanted to play blues and of course I said, “What are you playing?  The kids were requesting Hip Hop and we were trying to get something everyone could live with.  Finally we had to cede to the youngest members of the family when they nicely said play something from 2008.  I suppose the DJ did not get the message because a group of at least ten little kids started jumping all over the dance floor doing flips and flops hollering 2008 2008 2008 and some even said 2009.  Our reunion theme was set, we would not be hearing anything prior to 2008.  Our dance floor turned from a dance floor to a stage, those young adults and children  put on a show greater than any Broadway show.  I’ve been to high priced fundraisers that could not rival what I saw to the tune of 2008 hip hop music.  My mother told me later that a very old member of the family and I mean old told her, I sure did like that music.  Is that OK?  My mother said yes it’s OK to like Hip Hop. 

I thought the children hollering 2008 2009 was just a thing until I was listening to talk radio and I heard the host talk about old school rap, and how good it was and how those were the good old days and he went into a long tirade on how hip hop ws so awful now.  As I said in a previous paragraph old school rap for me always made me think of teenage pregnancy and drive by shootings and when I thought of pregnant teenagers it was teens at the age of twelve so I was literally flipping out when I heard someone referring to those days as the good old days.  I’m thinking to myself that I know I did not listen to old school rap but I do listen to some hip hop now and have the hip hop stations as presets on the radio and if I hear anything that I don’t like or think my children should not hear [like the discussions of lollipops] I change the station.   I tried to call the station to express my disbelief and set the record straight that those old school rap days were not the good old days, those were the days women did not listen to rap unless they had on long shorts,  a team shirt, tennis shoes, and socks on.  Honestly women who wore normal clothes did not listen to rap and we thought women who listened to that stuff were gay, and they were Queen Latifah just married a woman. 

Old School Rap outside of Sugar Hill was just not a cultural revolution in my life.  I will admit that it did lay a foundation for hip hop but it is not hip hop and for old school rappers to call their music Hip Hop is absolutely postivley ridiculous. It’s rap period. 

The problem of rap versus hip hop was compounded for me when I went to the Dekalb County Blues and Jazz Festival for I think two days straight.  It was awesome!  There was music from all generes.  There was even a white guy there who played the “Star Spangled Banner” like Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock.  Suddenly the MC of the event introduced the winner of the youth talent show.  He was a Hip Hopper and too me he was awesome he was throwing in various instrumental genres, rock, soul, R&B.  He was totally awesome. When it was over I screamed and hollered and clapped.  I looked around I was one of a few clapping.  I looked around and noticed that the people around me were just a little bit but not a lot older than me and did not like that song.  I felt embarassed and sat down. 

I stayed and had a good time.  I stayed until after Whodini who was a pretty good DJ he bagan with reggae and hyped up the crowd and that was good. Some point prior to his coming on some rapper had come on and called his old school rap hip hop.  The one thing I did know about these generes from only being a member of popular culture is rap is not hip hop.  Oh Lord I thought he’s out of touch!  In any event suddenly the place started to fill up with men, packs of men, more men, more men more men what “any” Southern girl will tell you that we like.  Suddenly the people on stage began to rap, I felt ten years old again, I felt claustrophobic.  I had to get out of there, I did not even bother to take my chair or my cooler they could have it and walked out.  I was not a rap fan then and I am not an old school fan now I thought.  My brain started to holler 2008 2008 2008, heck even 2009.  I hurried to my car amped up Amy Winehouse singing “Put it in the Box” “Put it in the Box”, and to this day I’m mad at whoever turned the crank on the Jack in the Box that made old School Rap attempt to make a comeback at the Festival.    The only thing I have to say is Put Them in the Box, crazy glue the Lid, put them in a time capsule and shoot them to outer space.   HA HA

I have an older friend who was like a sister to me when I was younger she brought me a Laquer music box from Japan that plays Sukiyaki by  a Taste of Honey when I was 10, bought me my first designer jeans and really was a mentor to me, she and her mother.  However the name she hollers now and I know she has to be at least 47 is “Luda”.  I did not even know this was a nick name for Ludicrous until she made a visit to my house, from her home in  Southern California and during some discussion I don’t know what we were talking about hollered Luda, I wish I could get his phone number.  Luda had better watch out her youngest child is three and her oldest 23. 

I was prompted to write this because the same talk show host insists the days of old school rap were the good old days.  I want to emphasize that those years were not the good old days.  They were not the good old days because those were the days of HIV and AIDS.  Those were not the good old days because it was normal for a twelve year old girl to get pregnant.  Those were not the good old days because all we could hear on the news was information about Drive By Shootings.  Those were not the Good Old Days because Crack Babies were being born at record numbers.   These are the greatest and greater days.  These are the Rainmaker Days. It’s Rainen. I’m make it rain in the club now.