2Pac - Holler If U Hear Me
R.I.P. Biggie Smalls, I saw the date and remembered the lyrics "'Cause the greatest rapper of all time died on March 9th..."
by Canibus from his song "Second Round K.O.", bump some Biggie if ya finna... :)
Biggie Smalls Death: Notorious BIG Remembered 17 Years Later
By Jack Phillips, Epoch Times | March 9, 2014
Biggie Smalls, known as The Notorious B.I.G., was remembered on Sunday–16 years after his death.
Biggie, born Christopher Wallace, was gunned down in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997, after leaving an after-party hosted by Vibe magazine.
On Twitter, his death was remembered Saturday.
“Happy Biggie day to all the believers,” wrote one person.
Added another: “Exactly 17 years ago the world lost a genius. Rest in piece, Biggie Smalls.”
“R.I.P Biggie Smalls. You’ll always be one of the greatest! Rest in peace dawg. Your legends lives!” wrote another person on Twitter.
He achieved commercial and critical success with “Ready to Die,” considered a hip-hop classic.
Biggie was shot and killed while he was in a GMC Suburban with his entourage waiting at a red light. A black Chevrolet Impala SS pulled up next to the vehicle and the driver fired shots at the Suburban, with four shots hitting Biggie.
Biggie’s autopsy was released to the public in December 2012. According to the report, three of the four shots that he suffered weren’t fatal. However, the fourth bullet proved to be the one that killed Biggie, hitting several vital organs.
It’s unclear who shot him. He was 24 when he died.
The Notorious B.I.G. - Juicy
BTW, song of a the day, a friend sent this to me and it's awesome, by Shannon Brown, the producer of India.Arie and others...
Producer Shannon Sanders Wants You to 'Man Up' (Full Video)
FYI, as a quick-thinker and fast-typer,
these responses don't take me as long to write as you'd think.
On Facebook possibly banning
Yeah, this is classic modern online
censorship technique, or get a bunch of people addicted to your site
along with all their friends in one of the places they hang out the
most, then start subtly and overtly telling them what they can and
can't tell each other. This ranges from what and how much you should
post to make sure it's appropriate for the medium to outright banning
things that people can choose to care about and share, heck I'm not
even sure if this sized paragraph is appropriate for Facebook, I only
know it's appropriate for humans to express themselves fully to make
sure they feel heard and understood. Either way, as good as FB can
be, this is mui sucky. On that note, for those who still believe in
modern notions of gun control or even outright bans, including
banning even talking about it, here's my 2 and 4 minute takes on the
topic to open their minds to at least the idea that allowing people
to discuss the issue on Facebook and elsewhere is a good idea...
And if that didn't getcha, here's
On CNN saying the world's $40 trillion
in debt, "Who the f—k does the world owe? Jupiter?"
This is hilarious, but it's also a sign
that the global bankster mafia are revealing themselves more openly
after inculcating us with the idea that "debt" is "normal"
in a majillion ways, from home loans to the magical US govt "debt
ceiling" they've breached over and over and over again which is
only a "crisis" when they want to sell us on one. While
many people know about this especially by now, for years on my radio
show and elsewhere I've spoken to people about this stuff. While many
Canadians will acknowledge that we're around $500 billion in debt as
a country and think we should pay it back, including hearing the PM's
Throne Speeches where he pledges $50 billion a year or so towards it,
most don't know "who" we owe the money to, nor about the
idea that we have our own publicly owned Bank of Canada that can loan
money to municipal, provincial and federal governments interest-free
while backed by the resources of the country and good faith and
credit of its' people, which is how we funded most of the country's
infrastructure and more until Trudeau started borrowing from the
international banksters in the 1960's. Stories like CNN's are just
like most others in the sense that only bits of it will stay in most
of our minds and habitualize us towards accepting long-planned
austerity measures to cut costs and pay it back as is happening more
aggressively in Europe and elsewhere, and as has happened in the
Third World for decades after IMF/World Bank loans. Or, they'll say
we're in debt and take most of our stuff as payment or collateral,
then give or sort-of sell it to big corporations to manage and use it
since banks don't really do anything but move money around. There's a
great film by Stephanie Black called "Life & Debt"
about what happened to Jamaica right after the Queen of Frikkin'
England granted them independence, or they were immediately told they
were broke and needed to modernize, then after being denied loans
from everywhere else for what may be shady reasons, were forced to
use the IMF/World Bank to borrow money, then forced to spend it in
certain ways that benefited big banks and corporations more than the
country, including taking rotten deals like buying a ton of rotting
chicken from a US company that wanted to save money on throwing it
out. Fascinating stuff, enjoy the film and looking into this stuff as
you'd like since knowledge is power and we could all use more.
On women used by corporations and how
to help them transcend their menial positions...
Interesting read D and for the most
part I can agree, plus add my own take from stuff I was taken with
that others shared. I even discussed this with a buddy last night.
While allowing for exceptions and intelligence and strength and
equivocacy and whatever the hell anybody else wants to think and say,
generally speaking most women have been raised to be more concerned
about doing things right than doing things different or better like
most men are more culturally allowed to, which makes them more suited
as shut-up and do-it-right labour in a variety of places that won't
call bullsh-t even when any human should, often because they just
don't do it as well or as often as men can, or could and used to back
when men were less beaten down by social engineering and more
scrappy. This may be why most of Ottawa's bureaucracy is women and
the city is 70% chicks, who are fun and friendly by the way, so it's
a great place to get laid and I highly recommend it, though the guys
are eerily quiet as f--k just like we're all getting everywhere else.
If he exists, or an uber-rich consortium of some kind, then it seems
like "The Man" wants to put women in charge because they're
easier to control and can in-turn control men so fewer humans are
likely to call bullsh-t and fight back against any takeover, or for
our rights, freedoms, money, families and more. While I can name 50
great modern female activists who are scrappier than most men and who
I admire greatly, as my buddy and I said last night, you can count
the historical "Joan of Arc's" on one hand while it would
take a block's worth of hands, feet, fingers and toes to count the
number of men who've been as iconoclastically scrappy. While this may
be changing as more women get more opportunities, fundamentally
they're just not as scrappy as men are for a variety of reasons, plus
most prefer men who can kick their ass but don't and instead are
happy to kick ass for them. Or, strong women need strong men or they
don't feel so strong anyway. It seems like "The Man" is
putting chicks in charge of the household in different ways than
before, or no longer by using their charm to get their men turned on
and turnt-up to do and get stuff for them, which leaves them
charmless and us frustrated since they can't argue like us and more
often blame us for making them feel bad or stupid, which leaves men
kind of powerless and stuck. The same thing happened on the American
black slave plantations where they put the women in charge of the
families to keep the biggest and strongest black guys they could find
in Africa and buy for $5000 each from deciding to go "screw
this" and gang up and take a chance on kicking the ass of the
old white guy on a horse with a gun and a whip miraculously
controlling 10 of them or so, which they might do even if they
calculated a couple might get killed trying since guys'll do that
math easier when faced with being whipped, beaten and worked to death
or that. Don't get me wrong in any way, I'm totally pro-women and
like initiatives to educate and empower them, I'm just saying they
could use some men to hang out with to make them feel better or else
men look lost and women look stressed and both of us get sketchy and
depressed. Anyway, I know what to do about this so holla if ya hear
2Pac: Holler If U Hear Me
On the growing prison industrial
complex worldwide as a modern form of slavery...
Agreed D, it's been and is still
getting nutz, especially with the privatization of prisons and
shareholders demanding quarterly profit increases and bigger
dividends every 3 months for packin' em in. I even heard about a
judge who got $3 million in kick-backs over a few years for throwing
juveniles into jail where the prisons could profit, or selling kids
out just because he could. I also have problems with terms like
"cheap labour" being used to disguise the real term of
"cheap people", or people paid poorly for labour so
corporations can get richer by enslaving them and enslaving us in
being beholden to their goods while also destroying our value systems
and demoralizing us by training us to accept this paradigm, which we
have to if we want to "keep it happy" or "positive"
all the time and never say anything negative, save for bitching about
bits'o bullsh-t which only narrows our frame of reference and weakens
us further. I've head the over 50% black prison population (despite
them being 10% of America's) was a planned and cheaper replacement
for slavery and even did an interview on it for CKLN where prison
rights activist Connor McCollum explained how the Canadian system is
very similar and how many big corporations from travel agencies to
Starbucks use cheap prison labour and pay pennies on the dollar for
the same labour they'd get outside the system. Here it is and as a
follow-up I'm including a song I wrote years ago warning us to knock
it off and grow a pair and grow up since we've "Gotta take the
bile, outta bitchin' bout bullsh-t..."
Here ya go, for people getting too
petty about their pissy lil' problems to stand themselves or for
anyone to stand them and getting beaten down, a simple solution over
On what conscious women find sexy in a man, or "a depth of character and soul that requires a man’s awareness and effort"...
Agreed babe and I'm glad you're posting this stuff. I find it's more in style these days for girls to just talk and make you listen as opposed to ask questions and make you entertain them like we used to be encouraged to as part of the privilege of hanging with hotties. I think this is causing social constipation and urban PTSD, or Pussy Traumatic Stress Disorder, which is making people more frustrated, nervous and sketchy. It's also in style to text nonsense and force guys to respond over and over again, or disrespect someone until you think they like you, which is just nutty and I've broken off a couple of dates because me and my balls won't play ball, though I try to be nice about it and frankly I like it when confident chicks get to talkin' with my help, I just want more balance in the force. I also noticed it recently with a couple of hot bankster broads I was partying with and I just met an actress at the Starbucks and the same thing happened, or they politely spoke about what they were up to with little curiousity about what me and/or my buddies were up to or thought. I don't know if they're afraid of what we'll say or just not interested or just waiting to judge it, but I know this is a major paradigm shift over the last 10 years that I've noticed and know other guys notice it too after talking with them about it. This will also make it harder for women to trust men whether it's casually or intimately. After all, how can you trust someone who you don't let talk enough to know? Finally, keep in mind I'm hardcore pro-chick, I just think they need to have some guys they respect to hang out with so they feel respected too. Otherwise they're stuck doing nothing with nobody instead of something with somebody, and if anybody knows me they know somebody's busy and something better be worth it. On that note Ms. [redacted], aka Ms. Brave, thanks again for being lovely and smart and eggsy and posting, this stuff is a big boost coming from a beautiful and brainy babe! :)
FYE, or For Your Entertainment, here's a funny song with some smart stuff that breaks down how I thought about the relationship-game years ago and I think it still stands up today, perhaps more than ever. Right after I recorded it at the Justice League Records studios a half-dozen rappers in the room immediately started scribbling and wanted to jump on a remix which is floating around somewhere. To all you lonely single people out there, here, you're welcome and good luck! :)
On cops as tax-collecting parasites, or people with jobs to do like the rest of us somewhat parasitical types...
don't exactly agree with the term "parasite" since I just see a man
with a job to do even though it sucks sometimes like everyone else's.
However, I do agree that unless they're called cops generally shouldn't
get involved, including giving out speeding tickets from a quarter-mile
away with a high-tech radar gun.
... and ...
Agreed Bruce, it's a mess top-to-bottom, especially when we're taxed over 50% of our income if you add 'em all up. I'm not saying there aren't parasites in the system, but if you expand the principle far enough we're all parasites in some way when it comes to a parasitical system, so I just pick and choose who to call what with an honest critique and eye on potential allies. Even when it came to something like the G20 Summit/Martial Law protestors in Toronto, while I respected their passion and intentions of making a difference, I was also on my radio show and elsewhere screaming "When the government invites you to a fight with the cops -- don't go! Pool your resources and share info with normal people for the short time you have to while the media is making them interested in this topic instead of just yelling "We're Really Mad!" and "We Already Know!" and getting beaten up and looking stupid on TV while everyone else hates you and the people you're fighting with!" Or, let the 20,000 cops get paid $50 bucks an hour to show up or lose their jobs do so, just don't play the game the chessmasters at the top are playing on both of us. Here, I even wrote a song screaming about it since I was mad as hell about scar it ripped into my city...
... and ...
no call no cop, unless it's completely obvious, but otherwise they
should just float around and keep an eye on things. Heck, if we had more
men and more guns we wouldn't need 'em, or at least not as many, plus
we'd feel better and handle more 'ish too.
On a buddy who likes my music and who's putting it in and playing it in his iPod...
Thanks a lot brother, that's great to hear and I'm glad you like 'em. As I said to a buddy the other day, you'll just have a convo with your buddy if it's just some stuff you feel strong about, like a break-up and "Don't Cry" (Original or Alternative Version) by Guns'n'Roses for example, but music you make and put out for everyone to learn from, feel and enjoy too. I've been listening to more of my stuff since I'm getting back into rapping and singing and trying to remember my lyrics and working on new stuff too, and while I can find and cringe at some flaws, I have to admit I'm still my biggest fan and like it too, so hopefully my balls to love, hate, understand, feel and beef can help others. Or, as my buddy Padrone says, "You can't trust a man's love songs unless you can trust his fight songs, and you can't trust his fight songs unless you can trust his love songs", so hopefully we work on an appreciate both sides of a man trying to express himself, or woman for that matter, with whatever they're up to and whoever they are... :)