Thursday, April 17, 2014

You’d be surprised how far that gets you...

“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Back to his Roots? I added the video at the bottom for reference.

via the NY Post...
Jay Z flaunts massive bling at Nets game
While many eyes were on the divine BeyoncĂ© as she sat with Jay Z courtside at the Nets game at the Barclays Center Tuesday, a few observers were distracted by Jay’s massive gold medallion.

The pendant represents the Five-Percent Nation, also known as the Nation of Gods and Earths, an organization founded in Harlem in 1964 by an ex-member of the Nation of Islam.
Members of the group call themselves Allah’s Five Percenters, who believe they are the fathers and mothers of civilization and can enlighten others.
The movement has been affiliated with hip-hop for years, influencing artists including Big Daddy Kane, Rakim, Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy, Busta Rhymes and Jay.
The teachings have infused hip-hop lyrics and slang.
Jay, as well as Carmelo Anthony, has been spotted wearing the Five Percenter symbol (an eight-point star) as a pendant. When asked last year if the Five Percent Nation meant anything to him, Jay said, “A little bit.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Population Control

If us white people don't start having more babies well, we will simply cease to exist. Hopefully. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Rosie and the Velvet Bullet.... Introduction

We are extremely pleased to announce our new super group Rosie and the Velvet Bullet and the release of their first composition ‘I Won’t Be Around’ coming to you exactly one week from today!

Photo by Steven Rimlinger
 — with Bridget Barkan and DJ Anas Canon.

Cue the orchestral string section, roll the black and white film, drop the 808...countdown 5 4 3 2 1...
Rosie and the Velvet Bullet is not your typical love story, though it has the makings of a perfect modern day version of West Side Story with a bluesy hip hop soundtrack. She's a white chick from Brooklyn and he's a mulatto kid from Oakland. Their union could put an end to the coastal beef and reignite the controversial joyous laughter of Lucy and Desi, breaking boundaries and conformities with a raw musical flavor that is part vintage, part "the future." But this is not your typical love story because it's not a love story. In fact...(or shall we say fiction) they are not a couple, they are not in love but they are completely crazy about each other.
Mr. Velvet rolled up on his Schwinn bicycle and dapper attire, discovering Rosie on the Venice beach hippie strip, playing her 5 string broken down telecaster out of an old shitty amp. She was dressed like a pin-up girl without the pins holding her together. A wild, loose canon of the mouth, saying whatever she felt like and singing like her soul had been choked for centuries and was now unleashing its fire on all who passed her by. Mr. Velvet got burned and offered her a bed and a beat to rest on. Rosie had been living out of a suitcase for the past 3 years, hustling the streets and piecing together her heart with each city and song. As cliche as it sounds, Rosie wanted to be rescued from her solo life on the road and Mr. Velvet came along with his psychic musical insights, knowing exactly what her fire needed to keep a flame. But she was no Julia Roberts or Eliza Dolittle, there was no need for transformation or etiquette training. Mr. Velvet saw the beauty in her feminine beast and Rosie saw the delicacy in his strength.
But like I said, this is not a love story. - Rosie