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Over the years, many Black actors have voiced their concern over how Hollywood treats them and their talent. Hollywood often props up Black actors,musicians, etc without even taking their talents seriously, and that shows in who they give awards to and why.

It seems this has been the pattern regarding how Blacks are viewed in this country.Sure, some of them may have money, but they will never ever be fully respected or treated with dignity. Look at who got awards throughout the years, and what roles did the Black actors play that got them the award in the first place?

That being said, I've wondered why the actors haven't pooled their money together and created a Hollywood that centers on their talents without letting it get bought out (cough, BET, cough)?

I guess now's the time, according to Jada Pinkett Smith.  That being said, we've got to change our standards regarding what constitutes as "good'.  Better late than never, I guess? 

One thing I've noticed is that the UK has an interesting Hip Hop scene. A person could get more creative with their sound and delivery. I dig this.



For those who know me, they know I like positive hip hop. I also like parody music every one in a while. That being said, check out  Mikey Bustos's "Twerk It Like Miley Parody/ I Have A Brown Body.

I like his message. He's basically saying, "Love the skin you're in and accept no adversity to it." This is a powerful  message because White supremacy has caused people to want to bleach their skin, and alter themselves in order to distance themselves from the darkness of their skin in order to appear so called "acceptable." This video is noteworthy to me because it seemed like the only race fighting against this thing was the Black people in the United States. It seemed that other people would distance themselves from that fight and continue to do whatever they can in order to appear more acceptable to White people and their sensibilities.  He appears to be the first international artist to openly do so and that gives a bit of respect in my book. Hopefully more artists will follow suit. 

I Don't Camoflauge: A behind the scenes look at how rap artists, and participants of the culture look at the idea of trying to "fit in" and how they handled this idea when they first encountered it.

Close your eyes and listen to this song. I mean, really listen to it. Pay special attention to each verse. ‪#‎BlackMilk‬ 's storytelling abilities really shine. This is why I love hip hop.

I messes wit it! It's definitely off the beaten path, that's for sure. 

It's always good to see actual freestyles, not written prior and then recited by memory.

  Now this...I like...I like a lot.

Thanks to the media, we have seen the American Dream being shoveled into our faces through various outlets, and as a result, people are bragging about getting: money, sex (in various ways and methods), drugs,material possessions... you get the point. People desire these things, and will stop at nothing to get them. America has been doing this to the WHOLE. WORLD., for quite some time, and this is just a cog in the machine, so to speak. The poorest of the poor come to North America in search for some of these things. They flock here because in some way, shape or form, media has told them that America is the place to be if you want to be somebody, meanwhile America's poor (and not so poor) people are seeking this out as well. The American Dream does not help Blacks at all because the same media that touted riches for everybody who entered, is the same media that systematically and continuously crapped on that particular ethnicity for so many years, in various ways and told them to shut up about it at the same time. Could you blame them for screaming for the American Dream, since it seems like everyone has it and they don't, especially when statistics are routinely made in order to drive the message home ? We have kids and adults from poor to upper middle class backgrounds that want to be "bad bitches", and want to be associated with BIG MONEY, and if they can't get there, they can at least look the part. As a result, you have people all across the board, regardless of race facing foreclosures, people going to college expecting to make BIG dollars straight away after they just put themselves so far into debt they have to live with their parents, we have for profit colleges, people with ATV's, Boats, RV's, cars, and stuff like that they can't pay for, broke folks with six hundred dollar cell phones, and really high cable bills. People are reading Better Homes and Gardens, entering the Publishers Clearing House (if that still exists),and scratching lottery tickets in hopes to "make it big" right now because if "so and so can do it, then I can too, because that's the American Dream, right?" People like to point to hip hop and say, "Look at what those people are saying with their music, that's destructive! :o ". but it's just a cog in the whole machine. The whole culture it represents is destructive, and no matter how it is spun, that is NORTH AMERICAN culture. Who decided that was American culture? You can't lay baited mouse traps in a room with mice, then turn around to pontificate why those particular mice got snared up, then collect data about it while shaming the mice for "being so self destructive". People must recognize the what, when, where, why, which, and how a situation got to where it is at the moment before they make accusations regardless if it is about self degrading music, or whether issue you may feel strongly about. Once the issue or issues are turned over and looked at from as many angles as possible, then and only then will a solution be found and things will be able to change. From my standpoint, the image of the snake eating its tail comes to mind. I feel that hip hop is not the culprit here, it's this gangster ass pyramid scheme of a culture that belongs to North America. America needs to do better. Devine Carma's Martin Didn't Die For This makes a solid attempt to address this.


Last year, Mellow Music Group released a free mixtape by a group called, "The Black Opera". The album was called : 80s Babiez To The 2Gz. These guys go IN over recognizable beats from the 90s. You've got to check them out. I really enjoyed listening to it.

The Villanz is just one of their songs that showcases their skills. Check them out.

I really like the angle the emcee is going for. Im going to check out this album.

Smooth flows,plus a jazzy vibe. I like it. Adding the video footage was a nice touch. Nice work.

Just in time for the beginning of your work week, HQ reminds us to seek more outside of working a nine to five.

I happen to be one of those people who listen to hip hop for the lyrics.  A great beat and nice lyrics are a huge plus. For a while it seemed like finding both was a challenge. These days that isn't a case. Chi Smoov does both here:

Myke C-Town (of Dead End Hip Hop) chops it up with Dom's Sketch Cast where they discuss the mindstate of artists in general, growing up, religion, success in the music industry, and much more. They also touch on artists that aren't in the hip hop genre as well. Check it out and see for yourself.

Women Rappers. Where Have They Been You Ask?

They say there aren't many female emcees, or "femcees" worthy of being noticed. I find that's hardly the case. Women have been rapping for quite some time now, it's just that they don't get noticed for some reason. In order to get noticed in the first place, it seems they have to get a new a$$ OR their subject matter gets in the way. Rap is very male dominated, especially more so with fans. A male fan doesn't want to hear about how she got "dicked down" (lack of a better phrase) by her man, nor does he want to hear about various things that only a woman can speak on, or metaphors geared toward that. I remember somebody saying something along the lines of "If a chick is ugly, she will be judged on talent alone". That says a lot right there. They don't seem to get marketed well. Bahamadia was dope back in the day. Jean Grae struggled for a long time. Nitty Scott is dope so is Boog Brown,and Rhapsody but they don't have the marketing that Nikki Minaj had, and she had to get a fake butt and breasts to get noticed. This article sums it up best," Currently, the genre of women mainstream hip hop is monopolized by one or two female rappers now. In order for a woman emcee to break through the glass ceiling, she has to a) create or initiate beef with an already established artist, b) be white and co-signed by a major black rapper or producer (i.e. Kreyshawn and Iggy Azelea) or, c) as Erykah Badu once stated in an interview, “do some ho- sh-t.” Emcees like 3D Na’Tee, Nitty Scott MC, Farrah Burns, and Rapsody won’t be heard or seen in mainstream media because they’re not perpetuating the stereotypes of female rappers that have been around for almost twenty years."  That's pretty telling, if you ask me. Why is that? Whenever I ask this question, they always say that the artist "didn't bring anything to the game," as if (insert any sex fueled woman rap artist) has added "something different" to the game. When I say, they aren't selling their asses to get noticed, then here comes the, "What are they doing musically that's different"?  Really?  Rap styles come in waves. There are a million rappers who sound the same. What are they doing  musically that's "different"?  For example, gangsta rap has been done over millions of times with the same story, but different flows and beats. Club music has been done over and over. What's different about these is the person rapping them and that's it. Jean Grae has been doing her own thing and she is seriously dope, but hasn't gotten the shine she deserved over the years, and as a result, she's done with rapping and is on to different things. Why couldn't she get that support? Her story in the rap industry, (among many other women who came before) is pretty upsetting.  That being said, here are a few artists that have been doing it for a minute now, but haven't received much shine:

Tiff The Gift


Honey the Hippie

Neiva Eure

Nitty Scott, MC (already mentioned, but I had to add this song)



Simple One (the emcee) & Captain Crook (the beat maker also known as Klaus Layer) remind the US how to represent real hip hop!  Boom Bap happens to be my favorite genre of rap music. This sound is why I say the early to mid nineties was a very strong period for hip hop. 

 Here are a few of my favorite new and undiscovered videos. They will include hip hop in all forms from the turntablists, to the just plain weird.  I will be updating this site.
Hip Hop lives, contrary to popular belief:


Shoutout to Linus Stubbs, Producer, and Emcee from Ogden UT. Here's his first video from his beat tape titled "Incandescent".


I stumbled across this show that pertains to everything hip hop.  I found it very entertaining and informative, so I figured I'd put this out here .  Enjoy!
Dead End Hip Hop/ Webisode 61:  The State of Hip Hop

Garcia Vega kicks knowledge to artists wishing to branch out.

Here's part 2

 I was browsing the internet yesterday, and I found this show called "Real Wrap". I liked it, I like it a lot.  So without further adeiu, here is "Real Wrap.

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