The Listener 2.0

PARIS, TOKYO OFFCIAL VIDEO!!!

To all my Lupe Fans out there this is the video to the hottest joint on his album. Check it out.

I thought the video was smooth. I love the flow in the song. He sounds like Outkast from 1994 with his emphasis on the e’s and i’s. Very nice tune. Shout out to Hailey Castro on this one lol.

April 16, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

BRANDY SIGNS NEW DEAL WITH EPIC!!!


Errbody say MOESHAAAAA!

Cleared of all murder charges (from the car crash people HELLO!!!) Brandy signed a new deal with Epic records today that will allow her to release her new CD this year. I can’t wait for this one. Although Afrodisiac only sold 416,000 units, the album was still good. I wonder who’s producing the joint?

April 15, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

HILLARY KNOCKS BACK A SHOT!!!

Now politicians are normal people and if I were on the campaign trail I’d take some shots down too…but this was too funny to pass up. Check out Hiliary taking a shot at the bar a few days ago. No chaser either…NICE!!!

April 15, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

DAYUM GIRL!!!

I got this from AHM and had to post it. Amy Winehouse is the fool.

Something tells me that’s not similac LMAO.

April 15, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

COSBY TO RELEASE RAP ALBUM IN MAY!!!

I have to admit I can’t wait wait for this.

Associated Press reports: (yea that’s right I’m stepping the research game up)

The 70-year-old has recorded a hip-hop album set for release next month. “Cosby Narratives Vol. 1: State of Emergency” blends the comedian’s concepts and stories with a hip-hop, pop and jazz soundtrack.“I do not rap on any of these things,” Cosby told The Associated Press on Monday. “I wouldn’t know how to fix my mouth to say some of the words.”Cosby said the hip-hop music he hears is profane and degrading. His album is “the opposite of what I think is the profanity for no particular reason, the misogyny for no particular reason,” he said. “It really looks at the frustration and the anger that a young man may have.”

Alright so this sounds like it will be a talk over the track kinna thing. I really hate how people come after Bill Cosby like he’s some senial old man. If Kanye or Camron (which by the way will NEVER happen) said the things Cosby says people would be all over it. But since he’s older no one wants to listen. I think it will be good and I plan on buying it. Wuddaboutchu?

April 15, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

BEYONCE TO RETIRE!!!

 

Well this is just a rumour right now but it could have some truth. Sources say that Beyonce is working on a new album that could be her last. Once the album and tour is finished she will be talent scouting for Jay-Z’s new label The Carter Music group.

Hmmmmmm (whuddup bb) not sure if I believe this one. It sounds similar to that one rapper who retired back in 2003…ummmm can’t think of his name right nowwwww…oh yea Jay-Z. This one will have to play out before I post a real story on it lol. But chugottalove Beyonce right?

April 15, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

OBAMA’S “BITTER” REMARKS IN MY OPINION!!!

 

I know this isn’t about music but it’s really starting to get on my nerves.

Obama said that the working class citizens of the U.S. are “bitter” about their government making empty promises. Of course you can guess that this made some people upset so Hilary and McCain took off running like a rat with melted cheddar in sight. People are saying that Obama’s comments are the worse they’ve ever heard a candidate say.

Ok in my opinion Obama is right. People are bitter about the way their government has treated them over the years. America runs on the backs of working class citizens whose voices are not often heard. They don’t have the money to make big decisions in Washington thus making them the little guy. Obama said something that people didn’t want to hear…the truth. If you can’t take it then don’t run. I’d rather have a President tell me the truth rather than something that just sounds good…after all that’s what’s been making people “bitter” in the first place.

But I digress lol. Any comments?

April 15, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

DMX SHOW ENDS WITH MACING!!!

Ok so DMX did a show at a frat house in Indiana and the show ended after only three songs when people were walking up on muf*ckas macing them (I didn’t know macing was a word).

Billboard.com reports: According to the Indiana Daily Student, the show was slated to begin at 8:30 p.m. but was delayed an hour because DMX was late arriving at the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity house.
Police shut the show down at 9:30, removing DMX from the stage after only three songs. Witnesses said students began to rush the stage and police attempted to calm the situation with mace. But an Indiana University spokesperson says campus police were not involved in the making.

You know I’m not sure where to go on this one. I’m still mad at dude for what he said about Obama. I’m sure he still got paid.

April 14, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

BRAXTON HOSPITALIZED POSTPONES VEGAS SHOW!!!

ToniBraxton was sent to the fixer for chest pains and had to put her two-year Vegas act on hold.

Billbord.com reports: The Flamingo Las Vegas says Braxton’s show will remain dark this week while the 40-year-old Grammy winner has more medical tests following her April 7 hospitalization for chest pain. Braxton was released the following day, but last week’s shows were canceled.

I hope she feels better. I had no idea she was in Vegas. Someone please call Babyface and tell him to get on it lol.

April 14, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

WOMAN IS THE NIGGER OF THE WORLD/FACT 100!!!

So this is it. Fact  #100. I would first like to thank everyone who actually reads the facts that I post. I was just really bored over winter break and decided to start posting them and eventually quite a few people caught interest. I hope this note/blog entry makes you think about some things. It is not my intention to change anyone’s thinking but merely to spark thought.

 “Woman is the Nigger of the World!” Kinda makes you think huh? When I first heard this song I was in total shock (as many of you can imagine). I’ve been a Lennon fan for years and when this came on I was like “F dude” lol. But something made me go back and listen to the lyrics very closely. I want to draw attention to the title. Many people have their perceptions (and/or misperceptions) of the N word. Some think it’s a good word to say and some don’t. However, if you look at the facts and history behind the word, there’s not a single person who can deny that the word is a racial badmouth against black people. Some may argue the history as well but without getting too into it (which I’ve been known to do) let’s just say the word is a little under 400 years old.

Lennon argues that society beats women down. We act as if they are treasured when really we treat them like trash. I have to agree with this point. Men for ages have operated under the many double standards that directly involve women. One of course may look at the sexual sense and think about the many sexual partners a man is allowed to have before he is labeled a “hoe” and the amount a woman is allowed to have before she gets the title.
In the description John lays out for us (see the video) he quotes the chairman of the black caucus at the time (circa 1970) Congressman Ron Dellums, and he explains that almost everyone can be niggers. Congressman  Dellums claims “If you define niggers as someone who’s lifestyle is defined by others, who’s opportunities are defined by others, who’s role in society is defined by others, then good news!-you don’t have to be black to be a nigger in this society, most of the people in America are niggers”. Personally this is not my definition but he does have a point.

John explains that women are the niggers of the world because of how the mental ownership and enslavement that they have dealt with for thousands of years. One may argue that Blacks went through more during slavery, Jews went through more during the holocaust, and Africans went through more during apartheid. Lennon argues that it’s the woman who is the slave of slaves. They work hard and take it the hardest when they get home from work no matter what race.

Listen!!! No matter what you believe the fact is that all women are disrespected in some way. You can call then whatever name you choose but the time for change is now. Brothers (black, white, whatever) let’s stop mistreating our women, listening to songs that call them names, referring to them as bitches and hoes (which we ALL re guilty of at some point). It’s not cool nor is it the way we want our daughters to be referred to. Also, the “N” word has such a piercing sound coming from the mouths of white people. Why does it sound so good coming from blacks? It shouldn’t. Let’s stop using that word and recognize it for what it is. Not a term of endearment, not an acronym made by Tupac, and not a term for a deadbeat man.

I’m not a nigger, neither is my mother, neither is my sister, or any other woman I know. Although John makes a good point I think the song is defined by your personal definition of what a nigger is. When all is said and done we have two obligations 1. Stop treating our women as trash and 2.Stop calling ourselves niggers. It is my personal belief that then and only then will we be able to me move forward as black people in society.
Thanks. Take a look at the lyrics below.
Woman is the nigger of
the world
Yes she is…think about it
Woman is the nigger of
the world
Think about it…do
something about it

We make her paint her
face and dance
If she won’t be slave ,we
say that she don’t love us
If she’s real, we say she’s
trying to be a man
While putting her down we
pretend that she is above us
Woman is the nigger of
the world…yes she is
If you don’t belive me take a
look to the one you’re with
Woman is the slaves of
the slaves
Ah yeah…better screem
about it
We make her bear and raise
our children
And then we leave her flat for
being a fat old mother hen
We tell her home is the only
place she would be
Then we complain that she’s
too unworldly to be our friend
Woman is the nigger of
the world…yes she is
If you don’t belive me take a
look to the one you’re with
Woman is the slaves of
the slaves
Yeah (think about it)

We insult her everyday on TV
And wonder why she has no
guts or confidence
When she’s young we kill her
will to be free
While telling her not to be so
smart we put her down for being so dumb
Woman is the nigger of
the world…yes she is
If you don’t belive me take a
look to the one you’re with
Woman is the slaves of
the slaves
Yes she is…if you belive me,
you better screem about it.

Repeat:
We make her paint her
face and dance
We make her paint her
face and dance We make her paint her
face and dance

April 14, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

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