I’m so surprised that I really, really love Fonzworth Bentley’s Fireside Chat. This brother has “some sense” as my grandma would say. He is underestimated. He is also signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music. His debut album, Cool Outrageous Lovers of Uniquely Raw Style or C.O.L.O.U.R.S. was slated to drop in 2008, but was delayed. Wonder why they are sleeping on this Morehouse alum.
Oh the apologies that he gave out need to be given out so so so so bad. I know all those artists were like, “Yes! Finally!”. Come on hip hop A&R people. Yall got to stop giving deals to people who sound like they read and spell on a 3rd grade level.
Oh my Buddha! I can’t believe “the General”, of American Idol fame, stole his “Pants on the Ground” song from some other old rappers. Well, now those old hip hoppers have posted their original song to YouTube (watch it below). We should have known. He sounded like he barely knew his own song, but I think people just chalked it up to alcohol. I know I did.
I think the original, “Back Pockets on the Floor”, is even funnier. It’s at least more complete…lyric wise. My favorite line from the song is, “Ain’t no way in the world/ that a man’s crotch/ could be that low!” Oh, I’m still cracking up right now as I’m typing this.
I love it when stuff like this happens and is covered by mainstream media channels. I saw this story on CNN a few mins ago. Harry Connick, Jr…I’m going to have to throw you some dollars on iTunes real soon. Your stock has gone up son.
Newsweek: Asked to appear on the Australian variety hour Hey Hey It’s Saturday as a guest judge, Harry Connick Jr. sputters in disbelief when a Jackson 5 impersonation group entirely in blackface appears onstage. He first gives the group a 0 scorecard for the performance while the audience boos; later, at about 4:40 into the clip, Connick launches into an impassioned race-relations lecture explaining why blackface is a bad thing. “If I knew that was going to be a part of the show, I definitely wouldn’t have done it,” Connick declares on live TV. The host appears genuinely surprised.
Jackson Jive, huh? Who says “jive” anymore? I don’t know any black people who use that term anymore. It’s amazing that some white people (most of them writers in Hollywood, it seems) still think we use that slang. OH, and…um…how about you use BROWN face paint instead of JET BLACK!!!! I mean…if you used actual flesh tones you might have gotten a pass. Just saying.
Some how I missed this story in October, so I’m posting it now (thanks to Elizabeth for bringing it to my attention). I’m from this part of the country so, I’m not surprised.
On Oct 17, 2008, a young man went to “Journey’s” show store in Kansas City, MO (some accounts of this story say it happened in Kansas City KS…Oak Park Mall). He bought a pair of shoes and then saw an identical pair at a different store for less.? As such, he bought the identical shoes from the cheaper store and took back the original more pricey pair to Journey’s. Later on that night, as he was reviewing the receipt, he noticed that the reason for the return was “Dumb N*gger”. When he took the receipt back to the store, they didn’t even apologize but did admit that the “reason” was in the system. Click the video below to see local news coverage.
This store is a retail chain for whom you may be a regular customer. There is power in the almighty dollar. Just something to consider. Please pass it along…
For a listing of stores through out the country: http://www.journeys.com/store_locator.aspx
This just about made me cry. Enjoy and tell us what you think!
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I don’t even want to hear Jeezy’s version any more after hearing this (much love to him and Nas). Grey Hova has to release this. Amazing. My President IS Black! His house is all white! I’m so happy to be in Washington DC right now.
NOTE: Um…black people, is it just me or were there an “uncomfortable” amount of N-words thrown about on this video given the subject matter they are celebrating. *Shaking My Head*
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