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New York hip hop is once again buzzing loudly, with the recent explosive rise of Brooklyn's Bobby Shmurda. Thanks to the power of the meme, his #ShmoneyDance and the song it was derived from, exploded across social media in the past few weeks, culminating with an "epic" record deal signing.
However, with this meteoric rise, comes plenty of opinions. Many are surprised that such a sudden, possibly flash-in-the-pan artist could (or shoud) literally take over the hip hop industry. What does this say for the integrity of the artform, they ask, when someone can get signed and wildly promoted off of the success of a Vine clip?
On the other hand, many point to Bobby Shmurda as a great example of how a NY-based rap artist should rise to fame... through a make-music-for-my-block-and-the-rest-will-follow attitude, a strong local movement, a catchy song, charisma and well-timed co-signs by outside influencers.
Some will worry that the imagery on display in "Hot Ni**a" is adding to an already violent rap music landscape, and will inspire many more copycats seeking to follow in his footsteps.
Others will remind us that it isn't the music creating the environement, it is the environment creating the music.
We're going to welcome several individuals with diverse opinions on tonight's episode, and invite callers to give their opinion on Bobby Shmurda.
We'll also be speaking with Mikal Amin Lee, aka Hired Gun, an artist, educator and global hip hop representative about his organization Urban Word NYC, and their current fundraising campaign to continue utilizing hip hop as an inspirational teaching tool.
Lastly, we'll preview a slew of great, new NY rap releases we think you should know about.
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Released: 17 July 2014
On this Dispatch: TheAngryindian speaks on the present state of Black radicalism and the racist ridiculousness of neoconservative theories circulating within the Afrocentrism movement. Afrocentrism, especially in North America, is ridiculed by the Europocentric academic establishment as a joke. Chiefly because of institutional racism against Africans by Europeans, but also because of Afrocentrism's open embrace of patently falsified history and xenophobic theories of African ethnic superiority. Discussion includes an Indigenist deconstruction of 'orthodox' Afrocentrism as it is popularly viewed in the US and Canada and how it is misused as an emotional pillow for Black psychological insecurities rather than as a tool for self-enlightenment and political empowerment to address the many problems that still confront Africans trapped within an overwhelmingly racist world-society. Can Afrocentrism shed the nonsense and lead Black Peoples forward? Or has it become a liability, replacing authentic African history with false fantasies of a 'Master Race'?
Masonic Companion started intending to bring thoughtful conversation to freemasons whereever they be.
There is so much about Craft freemasonry that is not understood. Society and science evolved in antient cultures; China, Mesopotamia, Persia and eventually into Europe,Britain. In Britain, they executed the king hoping to end subjugation, not suspecting beheading Charles would leave a leadership vaccum. History has not been kind to the civilian ruler Cromwell as people realized monarchy defined could define a nation and yet be under civil control. This didn't protect the French Kings until they were stopped by revolution. It was a heady atmosphere in the day; Church nor King no longer determined truth. Science and philosophy came out of the attic and helped define humanism.
You would think 21st century thinkers would be rid of it but we are still plagued by the offshoots of 19th Darwinian theory; terribly distorted, into racist and imperialist interests. Herbert Spenser, pulled Darwins theory apart to give us a simplistic, incomplete versions still popular today; social darwinism and survival of the fittest but no one cares. We can't help but notice the basis of capitalism in this; using the moral highground of survival vs extinction to sanitize power; an interesting experiment but one that fails to deliver on the trickle down promise.
How could we possibly claim thoughts so forceful could be repressed by a philosophical barrier? I refuse to accept that freemasonry espouses escapism. Our landmarks reveal so much about us, particularly that we exist to promote the common good. Are we about surviving unfairness or working toward the day when the common good becomes is more than a landmark?
Welcome to the latest installment of The Grindhouse, courtesy of Afronerd Radio airing this Saturday at 6pm (EST). Our Grindhouse broadcast, not unlike a 70s cinematic presentation, is a "double feature" audio experience with The Comic Shoppe and Afronerd Radio airing at 6pm and 7pm, respectively. For The Comic Shoppe, the crew uses their own "electron microscopes" to illuminate the following issues: Comic Book historian, Prof. Bill Foster joins the crew to discuss the past, present and future of Black representation in comics; Marvel Comics' print division makes history (and controversy) with switching the gender and race of Thor and Captain America, respectively; Xbox Entertainment Studios lays of 18,000 workers after announcing new TV shows in development a few months ago and lastly, our thoughts on the release of new shows (or leaks)-Constantine, Extant, The Strain, Legend of Korra. Call us live at 646-915-9620!
And batting clean up, we have Afronerd Radio airing at 7pm. Join Dburt and Capt. Kirk as they tackle the following subjects: the MH17 Malaysian airplane tragedy and the international fallout as the investigation ensues; the Straight Out of Compton casting fiasco proves that there's minstrelsy in front and behind the camera; the Koch Brothers donate 25 million to the UNCF causing others to question their loyalty to the famed educational organization; a Black woman creates a crowdfunding campaign seeking "White privilege"; a Staten Island father dies by police choke hold and lastly, a Black Voices piece posits that the White LGBT appropriation of Black female culture is racist (huh?). Another must hear show!
The Professor will clean up some orphans and then finish Article 1 Section 9...
If time permits the professor will look at holidays and how we treat them...
UGP Radio #279 Tour De Fra & Secret Agent Aussie Steve Update our intrepid reporter / agent is behind enemy lines reporting on all things French. www.itsjustabikeride.com
Great Political Lines Never said? if not tonight then Sunday...
why do we trade our freedoms and liberties for throw away consumer goods?
Are you a racist? A slave? Useful Idiot? Cornal Mass Ejection? Let us find out...
Is the United Nations getting ready to take over America? The Professor lies another brick onto the wall of truth he is building...
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Friday is your day. We talk about anything you want to talk about.
Whether it's politics, issues, wacky news, your wife and/or girlfriend, movies, whatever!!!
2014 Elections, Obama and Biden, President Hillary (Queeny), SC Primary Elections, US Senate, Congress, nothing protected, ignored or taboo on Anything Goes Friday.
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Join my Friday co-host Susan Minck and me as we try to serious and respectful on Friday. It's hard to do, but we try (half-way).
Are you at the point when you wake up you ask yourself what did this jerk do today? Surely we can take our country back from Eric Holder the racist.
Slaves can no longer be bought and sold but you cam import them illegally for $80.00 a month. You can even get Americans cheaper if you hook them on drugs.
Certain people are waking up to the fact that the communists have taken over the democrat party. Dr, CARSON KNOWS IT. SEE HIS LAST APPEARENCE ON THE KELLY FILE.
Last Thursday we had an intense discussion covering police brutality. We discussed how Civilians not only have "Rights" but also "Responsibilities" you can't expect one without the other. Further, you can't exercise your rights if you don't actually know them. Finally, every punch, choke hold, Taser attack, and gun shot from a police officer is NOT Police Brutality! Those leather holsters and duty belts that hold a number of weapons and tools are not for decoration. They are to be used whenever necessary to control and manage situations. Handcuffs aren't made for comfort and a choke hold is not meant to be affectionate so every video you see of a police officer doing their job to preserve the law while also protecting and defending their own safety is NOT Police Brutality.
Police Brutality IS however, as Revolutionary and Activist Christina Stockbergerand a number of callers so raw and richly defined it: A criminal act by deviant thugs in uniforms with weapons, and government authority to wreck havoc in communities. Using excessive, and/or cruel or brutal force more than is necessary to control a situation. When using guns, Tasers, batons, and forms of intimidation such as guns, rape, threats etc. beyond the call of duty. Police Brutality is also often fueled by racist beliefs and hatred
Join us for Part 2 as we finish this discussion and gain the perspectives of police officers and past victims.
At some point some White people will begin effectively defending the White race here. We all know the best defense is a good offense & that to win any battle you must go on the offense. Eventually, some Whites will effectively strike back at our enemies. Eventually, this rotten empire will fall & break apart along racial lines. The policies of this power structure that are intended to destroy the White race will lead to an earlier demise for this system. The policies of this power structure will bite them in the ass. There will be White revolution. Our enemies are determined to fulfill their White genocide agenda & they won't be deterred by votes, memes, prayers, arguments, pleading, begging, marches, or rallies. There is ONLY one way to secure our existence & a future for White children. The sooner White racialists face the reality of the situation & prepare for it - the better.
Any political topic is up for discussion. Talk about what is happening in your State. From sea to shining sea, we want to hear from you and what are your hopes as we fast approach the 2014 Midterm Elections of 2014. Please say your first name and where you are calling from?
Tell a friend about our humble little radio show as our aim is to mobilize voters to register, organize from a grassroots level, fight the 1% and ulltimately vote Democratic. There is no excuse not to vote as many countries around the world don't have that luxury. Power corrupt, absolute power corrupts absolutely. From 2010 until now the Republicans have had their reign of terror against the Middle Class, creating jobs, outsourcing manufacturing jobs, fighting Labor Unions, against raising the Minimum Wage, trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) with nothing to replace it, crazy legislation against Women's Health and Rights, Xenophobic Immigration stance against all people (who are non-White), etc. The list goes on and on with no end in sight to their madness and mayhem.
Time to end their collective madness by voting them out this November 2014. Let's take back the power from ignorant, racist, uneducated, narcissistic, xenophobes who are a few. The trumpet has sounded my countrymen all, so wake from your slumber and answer the call. The GOP, fueled (or threatened?) by Tea Party psychopaths have waged war on well thinking Americans. They have lost their way and are dragging America down into an abyss that, if not corrected, will be too late. We've come so far but our best days are still ahead. There is no such thing as giving up in our vocabulary and we suspect the same rings true for you our loyal listeners.
So call us and tell us what's on your mind as we move forward into the 21st Century.
SPORTS Chat On Location In Jamaica Live! Live on Location in Jamaica the Sports Chat.This is a very serious issue which we will address aggressively,” Paul said in a statement. He added that the union would be expanding its relationship with Kevin Johnson, the mayor of Sacramento, who is the chairman of a committee of businesspeople helping the union fill its vacant executive director position.
For his part, Johnson said, referring to a disturbing racially tinged conversation Sterling was said to have had with a female friend that was made public by the gossip website TMZ, “If the reports are true, there needs to be strong and swift action taken.”
Remarks Linked to Donald SterlingAPRIL 27, 2014
Paul happens to be the point guard and leader of the Los Angeles Clippers, owned by the octogenarian Sterling, a longtime behavioral embarrassment to the N.B.A. who now also looms as a business impediment. It was Paul who recruited Johnson, a former star player turned politician.