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6.1.17 Thoughts

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1. I often hear that “race relations” are getting better in this country but there are constant reminders that say otherwise. Lebron James, an all-star basketball player who’s become quite the humanitarian, had his home defaced with the word NIGGER. It’s 2017 and idiots are still showing how much of a dickhead they can be with their actions. As a Black man in America,  I’m very aware that the game is rigged and more often than not the scales won’t tilt in my favor but there’s an undying optimism that’s been passed on from generation to generation and I’d be lame to entertain the hatred instead coming from a place of love. With that said, Lebron has to shut Golden State down without mercy in this year’s NBA Finals. Continue reading

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DJ Quik’s “Visualism”

The wonderful things that you can find on YouTube is mind boggling. I didn’t even know that this existed. I searched for “Quik’s Groove” for my previous post and this appeared in the suggestion column. Quik’s “Visualism” DVD gives a look into his creative process, his tour life, collaborations with artists like Suga Free, Nate Dogg, Hi-C, and Mausberg, who died shortly after the release of Quik’s Balance & Option’s album in 2000. Rap Tour life seemed like so much fun 17 years ago. There weren’t a thousand cellphones, social media wasn’t at all what it is today. I found myself reflecting on the good ol’ days of a time that’s long gone. Continue reading

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