Monday, April 30, 2007

Monday Night Brain Dump

(Fat men, stand up!)

I don't feel like creating a coherent topical post so I'm just going to post a bunch of links to shit that raised my eyebrow in the last few days.

- Joell Ortiz is that shit. Dallas Penn knows the deal. I've haven't smiled this much listening to a hip-hop album in a hot minute. I tried to sleep on him because he looks like a guy that would harass me with his freestyles and mixtapes in the local barbershop. He may be that guy, but he's also the one guy who does that and is actually good.

He says bitch, ho, nigga and a whole bunch of other bad words and it's all gravy because the dude has the self-reflection and the perspective to elevate it above the level of coonery. Plus he's wicked with the pen. You will hit rewind

Between this, Sean Price Superstar and Prodigy's Return of the Mack album things are looking good for NY. If only we could get rid of Mims.

- I am so glad that Bjork has embraced her Debut/Post sound once again. Homogenic and Vespertine are that hot fire but between Medulla and that freaky "Drawing Restraint 9" soundtrack she did, even my whiteness was pushed to the limit.

The NY Times gave her a nice profile and I look forward to catching her new upbeat persona live sometime soon. I saw her in Coney Island with Sigur Ros a few years ago and the shit was insane.

If anyone knows of a rip to her Coachella set last weekend please pass that shit on.

- Market for Niggas from Oh Word.

- Apparently it is impossible for white men from Alabama and Cubans to be terrorists. The hypocrisy is so bad that even Saudi Arabia wants to stop fucking this us. When the Saudis don't love Bush, things are bad.

- Interesting bit of photo journalism about China.

- They still have segregated proms in America. It's all fun and games until someones girl gets caught looking...

- Luxury prison spas for rich people who break the law.
This shit bugged me out even more than normal because I just watched that Enron documentary.


Randomness over.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Responsibility? Nigga Please.

I saw this banner on Davey D's website. Supposedly he is a big hip-hop blogger or something.
This banner is provocative and seems witty enough but if you examine it with any honesty you realize that this is pure coonery.

Look at each of these images. Who do these men protect by not snitching?

  • Dick Cheney: Other crooked rich white Republicans who are fucking you in the ass.

  • Generic Police Officer: Other crooked cops who are fucking you in the ass. Sometimes literally.

  • Karl Rove: Other crooked rich white Republicans such as Dick Cheney, who as I mentioned before, are fucking you in the ass.

  • Lyor Cohen: Rick Rubin and other Jewish music executives? I really don't get that one to be honest.

Now let's look at snitching in the inner city.
Who does the generic crime witness in the hood protect by not snitching?

  • A rapper, who would call the local precinct he has on speed dial if he saw you sauntering into his gated community?

  • A drug dealer, that decimates your neighborhood while dropping innocents with stray gunfire?

Criminals have gotten gen. pop. to embrace prison values and help their business. Rap is the best thing to happen to the drug game in a minute.

The argument that white people don't snitch argument is weak and intellectually dishonest.
Don't defend the indefensible.

Anyway, this post-Imus/60 Minutes climate has got rappers running scared.

Apparently Cam'ron apologized for his coonery on 60 Minutes. Is this real?
T.I. believes we should take our moral example from George Bush.

  • "I honestly feel it's a lot more important things [to worry about]," T.I. said last week in his Grand Hustle Studio in Atlanta. "If you want to fix America, you have to start at George Bush and work your way down — you can't start at hip-hop and work your way up."

I ain't talking to no police until Inauguration Day, January 20th, 2009 son!!!
Obama holla at me!

Didn't TI get his friend murdered because he was making it rain?

Seriously, has anyone seen a rapper intelligently discuss this issue?
Pass a link on if you did.

P.S. - I found one. Underground rapper Paris handled the issue well.

Peep more spineless evasion from Hu$tle $immon$ on CNN,

Why does it sound like Anderson Cooper knows and cares more about black people than Hu$tle?

Run DMC would NOT get signed today.
That is a fact.

And peep Hu$tle Simmon$ cleaning Bill O'Reilly's shoes.
Iza sowwee Massa O'Reilly,

Does Hu$tle really think O'Reilly gives a fuck about poor black people? Or is his entire media frenzy an attempt to get people to purchase his new bullshit self-help book called "Do You" that is currently #34 on Amazon?

I see your game Hu$tle. Nice try though.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Snitch of the Week: 4/22 - 4/28 (Canadian Fiance)

(Is no joke...)

Peep this story from Canada about Mikhail Drachev, who got turned in by his fiance five years after he murdered a police witness,

  • "About a week ago, he decided to come clean and give her his real name because they were thinking about marriage," Staff-Sgt. Paul MacIntyre said yesterday. "She Googled his name and learned he was in fact on America's Most Wanted."

    The fugitive's girlfriend, whose name was not released, was initially "conflicted," MacIntyre said. Although it took her a week to tell police, she eventually "did the right thing" and should be commended, he said.

Love is no joke. Anonymous snitch, for your merciless enforcement of snitching regardless of the personal cost, you are the Snitch of the Week.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

The Black Crusaders Have Shut Snoop Down

You may have heard that Snoop Dogg has been banned from Australia.

Australia said he didn't pass their character test.
I wonder why.

  • 1990 - Convicted of felony drug possession and possession for sale (cocaine) and a member of Los Angeles gang the Crips.

    1993 - Acquitted of a murder charge after a rival gang member was felled by shots alleged to have come from a car he and two fellow gang members members were in at the time.

    1994, 1995 - Fought charges pending from attempted murder case.

    1997 - Pleaded guilty to assault charges before he promised to make public service announcements against violence in exchange for three years probation .

    2002 - Announced that he would be giving up drugs and women.

    2003 - Snoop and his entourage implicated in a civil rape case from when he guest-hosted the TV show Jimmy Kimmel Live. One month before the 36-year-old plaintiff filed her suit, Snoop sued her accusing her of extortion. Both suits were dropped.

    2006 - Snoop and entourage banned from the United Kingdom and British Airways after a fracas at London's Heathrow Airport. Snoop was later cautioned for affray for using threatening words or behaviour.

    2006 - Detained at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California by airport security in September because his carry-on bag contained a collapsible police baton which was deemed to be a dangerous weapon. Pending.

    2006 - Arrested in October at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California in possession of marijuana and a firearm.

    2006 - Arrested in November for possession of marijuana and a firearm after performing on The Tonight Show.

    2007 - Arrested after performing in a concert with P.Diddy in Sweden for suspected drug use. Released after providing a urine sample. Denies all charges.

    2007 - Escapes a jail term on gun and drug charges in April but sentenced to five years probation and 800 hours community service.

This fool got himself banned by a country/continent that originated as a refuge for unwanted convicts. Talk about forgetting your roots.

Those in the know realize that the Black Crusaders are behind Snoop's recent string of bans.

First they got Tracy Jordan, then Snoop.
Who's next?

Wu-Tang Archive

(Get it...)

Y'all should be messing with Spine Magazine, one of the few hip-hop news sites that finds shit worth your time.

Recently they posted a link to a 215 song list of FREE MP3's from the Wu-Tang clan.

I don't even know what to do with all that or when I'll be able to listen to it.
But that's what external hard drives are for.

- Also, Spine Mag also put me onto Brooklyn Radio Dot Net, which hosts all types of hot radio shows. It's all worth checking out, but the shit that caught my eye was one radio show called The Rub which recently finished making mixtapes for every year of hip-hop from 1979 - 1989. Some years are obviously better than others but the sheer anthropology of it alone makes it worth some of your time.

Let me know what y'all think of this.

Someone should do this for 1990 - 2000. I'd kill for that.

What hidden podcasts and radio stations are worth checking out?
I know y'all are holding out on me...

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Stop Snitching On 60 Minutes

(Start snitching, before it's too damn late.)

I finally managed to hold back the vomit long enough to watch the 60 Minutes Stop Snitching segment that is tearing up the Interwebs.

It was hard to sit down and watch this shit knowing how ignorant it would be.
Regardless, I'm glad that hip-hop is getting put up to the fire now.

To think that all this self-examinaton is coming from Don Imus' firing?
Shit, I wish more old white men would start insulting black people if that's what it takes to get the mirror up.

Part 1,

Part 2,

Meanwhile many of the most popular rappers have been snitches when it helped them out.

From Dallas Penn,

  • FISTY SCENT turns states’ witness against KENNETH ‘Supreme’ McGRIFF
  • LIL’ WAYNE is the biggest snitch in the rap game
  • CAM’RON talks to police about his beating incident at Rucker Park
  • BUSTA RHYMES goes to the police about his violent B.M. (babies’ momma)

  • But here is Dead Prez skirting the issue and playing the favorite role of the modern Negro, hapless victim.

    I always knew Dead Prez was into ridiculous conspiracy theories and anti-establishment, but they just lost all respect after that bullshit interview.

    Despite the title of this blog, it's clear to anyone that the anti-snitching movement is a complex issue stemming from several issues:

    • A deserved apprehension of the police by the black community.
    • The failure of police protection.
    • A misguided sense of anti-authoritarianism based on centuries of systematic oppression.
    • The refusal to acknowledge hypocrisy.
    • Sloppy group-think and the comfort of playing the victim.
    • The denial of (c)rap music's power.

      And most importantly,

    • The slow assimilation of prison culture into hip-hop culture

    The rapping ex-convicts who flooded the rap game in the 90's and the 00's and the studio gangsters who ride the coattails of their image would like you to believe that being a witness to a crime and not wanting crack addicts in your neighborhood is the same as someone who turns on their criminal associates to dodge a bid.

    If they can get all the little jigs to soak up this ignorant code while doing a Chicken Noodle Lean With It, Pop Shake and Snap dance on BET, then they can murder a rival in broad daylight or firebomb a community advocate's house in Baltimore, (Remember when white people used to be the firebombers? Those were the good old days.) and have no one say a word.

    Angela Dawson shouldn't have been snitching right? Then her, her five children and husband would all be alive if she just shut up right?

    Kelefa Sanneh
    , the bitch-ass rap apologist who gets paid to make most disgusting hip-hop palatable for the Upper East Siders who read his reviews, chimed in on the issue:

    • But it wouldn’t be surprising if the big record companies eventually decided that brash — and brilliant — rappers like Cam’ron were more trouble than they were worth. (Cam’ron’s last two albums haven’t sold well.)...

      ...What if hip-hop’s lyrics shifted from tough talk and crude jokes to playful club exhortations — and it didn’t much matter? What if the controversial lyrics quieted down, but the problems didn’t? What if hip-hop didn’t matter that much, after all?

    I could and may write an entire post detailing why I despise his criticism, but i'll just focus on the fact that people like Kelefa and Tom Breihan extol the most despicable elements of hip-hop as "brilliant" but when the heat is on they are quick to deny the power of the institution that pays their bills.

    That is dangerous cowardism.

    Convenient statements by Hu$tle $immon$, fresh off of promoting blood diamonds and telephone psychics, and about banning the words, "bitch, ho and nigga/er" after he earned his millions pimping those very words mean nothing.

    The power of rap needs to be acknowledged and addressed in a way that doesn't involve banning naughty words. I'm too much into that whole free speech thing to go down that line.

    The solution is to get to a point where so many rappers aren't tripping over each other to be as fucking negative and nihilistic as possible. That's what I learned from the Top 25 Rap Album list.

    It's about a balance of the images.

    Mixing the light fluff of "This Is Why I'm Hot" and with "Kill a Nappy-Headed Snitch Ho" ain't quite balance.

    Tuesday, April 24, 2007

    Save Internet Radio!

    Dead Prez said "Turn Off the Radio" damn near 10 years ago and since then I feel like most people with an IQ in the double digits have given up on the incestuous pool of AM/FM radio save for the college stations and the hidden gems buried on the dial.

    I literally have not turned on a radio since Star and Bucwild got fired.

    Even satellite radio, which is attempting to emerge as a breath of fresh air to stale closet of terrestrial radio falls into the same repetitive clusterfuck as terrestrial radio at times.

    So where was the intrepid music listener supposed to go?

    Internet Radio.

    Or at least that was the solution, until the SoundExchange decided to raise the royalty rates of Internet radio to a level most smaller companies can't afford and that most larger companies won't put up with when their profit margins start shrinking.

    That means no more,






    Y'all know how much I love me some damn Launchcast. I got put on to so much diverse shit I probably would have never heard if it weren't for the customized recommendations and the Payola-free environment you can only get online.

    From the Yahoo! Music Blog,

    • Compare the implications of this decision to terrestrial radio which pays NOTHING to SoundExchange, or even satellite radio which pays only 3-7% of their revenue to SoundExchange, and it’s hard not to be left scratching your head. The irony of all this, of course, is that this ruling will keep LAUNCHcast, Pandora, and the like out of your living room and push you toward FM, where the labels are paid zero. This decision cuts off a genuine future revenue stream before it has had a chance to grow.

    I have never seen an industry respond worse to technology and innovation than the music industry. I smile every week when I read the Nielsen Soundscan numbers and witness the rate at which the industry is imploding.

    Keep fighting the Internet and I'll keep fighting gravity.

    JP just commented on my last post

    • "I probably do need to look a little harder for some of the real music being made. I don't want sound too nostalgic. I just wish I could still turn on the radio and hear something a little better than 'This Is Why I'm Hot.'"

    Net Radio was the place to go for that. But the music Nazis think bleeding a bunch of Internet station will save their industry.

    If you have any love for Internet Radio visit SaveNetRadio.Org, click a link and let your thoughts be heard.

    Monday, April 23, 2007

    Start Snitching's 25 Rap Albums of All-Time

    (If he's on your list, you're at the wrong blog.)

    Doing this Top 25 shit reminded me of how much I loved rap once upon a time.
    And not one type of monolithic backpacker-approved "rap", but all types of shit.
    Old school boom-bap, gully bang-bang nigga die slow shit, happy bohemian rainbow rap, sample drenched jazz-rap, slap your mom rap. It was the balance that really did it.

    Rap was once a medium that captured a plethora of black experience.
    Now it's just the prison industrial complex's number one recruitment tool.

    Things I learned doing this list,

    • I have problems with many of Pacs records.
    • The Roots don't have an album I like from front to back.
    • The East Coast really ran the critical table.
    • Topical references kill the longevity of rap albums.
    • A weekend is not enough time to do this shit.

    This list is perfect until I change it again.
    Here it is party people, the Start Snitching Top 25:

    25. Ice Cube - Death Certificate

    So many rappers on this list have tried their damnedest to get kicked the fuck off. Despite a slate of embarrassing films, albums and tv shows (Black, White on FX) the dude was spitting that gospel at one time.

    24. Dr. Dre - The Chronic


    23. Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth - Mecca and the Soul Brother


    22. Camp Lo - Uptown Saturday Night

    How fucking fun is this record? I still don't understand it and that makes it even better.

    21. NWA - Straight Outta Compton

    The effects of this record still leave me confused as to what the net effect of N.W.A. was on rap.

    Digable Planets - Blowout Comb

    Maybe the jazzy of all the jazz-rap albums out there.

    19. Pharcyde - Bizarre Ride To The Pharcyde

    Some groups were put on this Earth just to leave one record. This was that group.

    18. The Fugees - The Score

    I spent an entire school year explaining this record to white people only for Lauryn Hill to break all their hearts when she said she hated them.

    17. Eric B. and Rakim - Paid in Full

    Duh again.

    16. Common - Like Water For Chocolate

    I think everyone has a different favorite Common album. This is mine.

    15. Dr. Octagon - Dr. Octagonecologyst

    Who knew rap could do this or that this record would one day create MF Doom? Thank you Dr. Octagon, you ran my voicemail messages in college.

    14. Mos Def - Black on Both Sides

    This is the sound of a man who had shit to say and about a dozen ways to say it. Sadly it was all he had to say.

    13. Slick Rick - Adventures of Slick Rick

    Triple doy.

    12. Outkast - Aquemini

    You gotta have one Outkast joint on here.

    11. Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt

    Jay copied from the best to come up with this one.

    10. Gza - Liquid Swords

    The best solo continuation of the classic Wu sound.

    9. Ghostface Killa - Ironman

    Who would have thought Ghostface would been the last Wu member standing?

    8. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx

    The best thing drugs have ever done to the black community.

    7. Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded

    How can you front on this?

    6. Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions
    I dropped this album several spots because of Flavor of Love.

    5. De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising

    Ignoring that this album basically created the sample and skit, you have to give De La credit for capturing some of the joy when black people actually knew their parents.

    4. Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die

    Christopher Wallace single handedly gave a generation of unattractive overweight men the courage to stand up.

    3. A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders

    This record showed me it's not all about the God-Body lyricism. Some emotion, good chemistry, lyrical cohesion and wit is enough for a classic.

    2. Wu-Tang Clan - 36 Chambers of Death

    A group of nerds from Staten Island mixed kung-fu, obscure mythology, gully talk and a cult religion to change rap forever.

    1. Nas - Illmatic

    "Nas what the fans want is Illmatic still."
    - Nas "We Major" (2005)

    He said it himself because he knows the damn deal. This dude launched a career on the strength of the sheer hope that he'd make another record this strong.


    Shit that would have made it full it was a full moon or the wind was different..

    • LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out
    • Lost Boyz - Legal Drug Money
    • Dead Prez - Let's Get Free
    • OC - Word, Life
    • Diamond D - Stunts, Blunts and Hip-Hop
    • Black Moon - Enta Da Stage
    • Main Source - Breaking Atoms
    • Mobb Depp - Infamous
    • MF Doom - Operation Doomsday
    • Big Daddy Kane - It's a Big Daddy Thing

    Put your lists up. I'm down to hear any classic shit I missed or what issues you have with my list.
    And check Straight Bangin all week to see how this shit adds up.

    Sunday, April 22, 2007

    Snitch of the Week: 4/15 - 4/21 (Harry Reid)

    Let's keep it real here, America lost the war in Iraq.
    And it's not because the troops failed, but because the "leaders" who planned the war thought we were so popular that Iraqis would be lining up to buy "Girls Gone Wild" DVDs as soon as Saddam was on the run.

    Since we are now building a wall in the middle of the country to stop them from murdering each other, it's safe to say that things didn't quite turn out that way.

    But no one wants to hear that, so when Harry Reid, the U.S. Senate Majority Leader, told Bush to his face the war was lost, the Republicans dug out the old talking point of "not supporting the troops."

    Here's what he really said,

    • "I believe myself that the secretary of state, secretary of defense and -- you have to make your own decisions as to what the president knows -- [know] this war is lost and the surge is not accomplishing anything as indicated by the extreme violence in Iraq yesterday,"

    How does that hurt the troops?
    The troops didn't even know who Donald Rumsfeld was after he got fired. Do they give a shit what Harry Reid thinks?

    Even after Vietnam, America still doesn't like the idea that some wars cannot be won.
    Ego is a motherfucking bitch and the truth is toxic.

    Harry Reid, for spitting that truth from the White House roof, is the Snitch of the Week.

    I will be following up Cam'ron's ignorant ass appearance on 60 Minutes later this week. Good looking to everyone who e-mailed me about that.

    Stop Snitching Examination on 60 Minutes.

    Friday, April 20, 2007

    Top 25 Rap Albums Of All Time

    (What else can be number 1?)

    My mans Joey and them over at Straight Bangin' are bringing the entire Internet together for the Top 25 Rap Albums of all time.

    I'm still perfecting my list but I already know what number one will be.

    Damn you Joey, I had shit to do this weekend. I can't fight the lure of a list though.
    I'll post my mine on Monday.

    Thursday, April 19, 2007

    Leaked Shield Episodes From France: Bonjour!

    I don't know why, but The Shield airs in France before it airs in America and they get two episodes at a time instead of one.

    Yea, I don't get it either.

    Peep The Shield's French Site, which is kind of better than the American one.

    I would be jealous but the power of the Internet makes the international local and the secret global network of Shield fans united to get those early episodes over here. Don't worry they're in English.

    I present to all my fellow Shielders:

    Episode 4 from 4/24


    Episode 5 from 5/1

    Of course you will need to use BitTorrent to get these files.

    Did I ever tell y'all how much I love the Interwebs?

    Wednesday, April 18, 2007

    Have Y'All Ever Watched Korean Horror Movies? It's Starting To Make Sense...

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    Apparently this kid was a lot more insane than anyone realized.

    Have y'all seen this Korean movie "Old Boy" that he apparently based his killing on?

    • The film centers on a seemingly ordinary businessman, Dae-su (the terrific Choi Min-sik), who, after being mysteriously imprisoned, goes on an extensive, exhausting rampage, seeking answers and all manner of bloody revenge.

    It was probably one the most gruesome and disturbing mind-fucks recorded to film. Up there with "Irreversible" and "I Spit on Your Grave."

    If all your shit wasn't together upstairs, I could definitely see "Oldboy" becoming the basis of some sort of revenge fantasy.

    The other loser here?
    The group Collective Soul who will have their 90's hit "Shine Down" forever associated with a mass murder. Apparently he played the song on repeat for hours.

    Like the grunge era doesn't have a bad enough legacy (Nickelback, ahem) as it is...

    This whole thing feels like the first intersection of today's YouTube/MySpace culture and mass violence. Kind of like the 2007 social networking sequel to 1999 Columbine.

    Mass murderers have always been delusional and self-absorbed. Cho Seung-Hui was a senior at VT and his sister graduated from Princeton, yet he was complaining about rich kids? Talk about disconnection from reality.

    Talk about "Get Rich or Die Trying."

    Looking at the photos and the video he left, I can't help but see it as someones demented MySpace page and the twisted YouTube video blog that would go along with it.
    The self-portrait posing, the solipsism, the bad pseudo-poetry, the martyr complex.

    Pretty common shit.

    Side Notes:

    • Virginia Tech is going to get fucked the fuck up in law suits.

      Peep it,

      "Ms. Norris, who taught Mr. Cho in a 10-student creative writing workshop last fall, was disturbed enough by his writings that she contacted the associate dean of students, Mary Ann Lewis. Ms. Norris said the faculty was instructed to report problem students to Ms. Lewis.

      “You go to her to find out if there are any other complaints about a student,” Ms. Norris said, adding that Ms. Lewis had said she had no record of any problem with Mr. Cho despite his long and troubled history at the university."


    • Michael Vick's cheap ass donated $10,000. Less than it cost him in legal fees to shake the charge of weed smuggling charge.

    • John McCain has climbed the ranks and locked down the 1st, 2nd and 3rd spots of most hated politician by saying he believes in "no gun control."

      Smooth timing there McCain.

    Oh, by the way, nearly 200 Iraqis (which equals 3 American lives) got blown away in Baghdad today. For the record, they have no faces and no names.

    Peep this tale from the blast,

    • “The blast threw me to the ground and shattered a window over my body,” said Salar Kamal Zari, a 37-year-old teacher visiting from Kurdistan, who had just stepped into a nearby store when the bomb exploded. “I saw a human head in front of the store and many cars burning and smoke everywhere.”

      “I will never stay in Baghdad anymore,” he vowed.

    Who the fuck visits Iraq on vacation?
    Dude, fire your travel agent and get a crazy Asian kid involved if you want anyone to give a damn.

    Tuesday, April 17, 2007

    Don't Mess With English Majors

    (Bad combo)

    First off, I have Ex-CIA agents co-signing my post from yesterday.
    Holla at me all you anonymous posters.

    Next up, things people are asking, or will ask to be banned in light of this school shooting:

    • Basketball (he played it a lot)
    • Minorites in colleges
    • Video games
    • All forms of immigration
    • Computers
    • English Majors
    • Possibly Asians (I'm not even linking to the places I read this nonsense on.)

    I will also add bad writing. Apparently, guns, not so much.

    Peep this dude's short stories from a VT writing class.

    Short Story 1

    Short Story 2

    Ho - Lee Shit.
    Aside from the utterly horrible quality of the writing, that shit has school shooter written all over it. Don't even make me break out my psychology books to start evaluating what's going on behind the scenes.

    Could you imagine someone reading that shit in a writing class?

    That would quite possibly be the most awkward silence ever.
    Please believe that class would be dropped ASAP as well as any other class that had Cho Seung-Hui on the roster.

    It was a telling coincidence to see the accounts of what a weird and lonely kid Seung-Hui was, correspond with this study released today.

    Asians rate sex lives so-so: survey (AP)

    I'm just saying...

    Monday, April 16, 2007

    Virginia Tech: Almost as Gully as Iraq

    I know it's early in the tragedy and Americans aren't really willing to step out of their bubble and what not, and I'm definitely not trying to make light of this situation, but anyone with the smallest amount of perspective must realize that this is what Iraqis see on the news everyday.

    Sometimes 2 or 3 times a day.

    Their own fellow countrymen blowing the shit each other without any possible justification.

    On some real shit, if a day passed in Iraq and the Virginia Tech shooting was the only thing that happened, that would be considered a good day in Iraq.
    30 dead people don't even make the news in Iraq. I barely heard about the 34 people that died in Baghdad yesterday that beat out today's 33 at VT.

    Sadly this event will become a funhouse mirror where every opportunist will try to advance whatever cause they believe in.

    Not enough guns, too many guns, not enough Don Imus, too much Don Imus or whatever else they can associate with it.

    It's already started. Peep this quote from the White House Press Conference (which is always a fucking joke,)

    • "As far as policy, the President believes that there is a right for people to bear arms, but that all laws must be followed. And certainly bringing a gun into a school dormitory and shooting -- I don't want to say numbers because I know that they're still trying to figure out many people were wounded and possibly killed, but obviously that would be against the law and something that someone should be held accountable for."

    Well Hallelujah, George Bush thinks school shootings should be illegal!
    Close call.

    Soon-to-be extinct dinosaur John McCain had this to say,

    • "I do believe in the constitutional right that everyone has, in the Second Amendment to the Constitution, to carry a weapon," he said. "Obviously we have to keep guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens."

    Surely this moron realizes that most of the people who snap have no prior records? Why is he still around?

    And as always with this type of situation, everyone wonders what they would have done. As a black person, seeing how we have fared in past school shootings, such as Columbine, please believe I would have been snitched from a SAFE distance.

    Apparently Virginia Tech, who had a school shooting last year, fucked the fuck up in their handling of the whole situation. The first shooting was earlier in the day and absolutely nothing was done until it reached the point below.

    Damn, America has some serious issues.

    Saturday, April 14, 2007

    Snitch of the Week: 4/8 - 4/14 (Gwen Ifill)

    The Snitch of the Week could easily go out to whoever leaked the tape of the German military telling their soldiers to imagine that,

    • "You are in the Bronx. A black van is stopping in front of you. Three African-Americans are getting out and they are insulting your mother in the worst ways. ... Act."

    They really aren't fighting that Holocaust baggage too well are they?

    But the real Snitch of the Week is Gwen Ifill, the original "Nappy Headed Ho," so to speak. She got shitted on 10 years ago by Don Imus when he called her "the cleaning lady."

    On "Meet the Press" she called out the liberal hypocrites as well the conservative ones, who enjoyed the platform Imus provided them without calling him out when his racism reached the public spotlight again. You can get the whole video on iTunes.

    Peep her game,

    Preach that shit sister. Those Rutgers girls shouldn't even have met with Imus, let alone accepted his apology.

    Bill Maher came in a close third with his refresher on how the hardcore Christians are sneaking through the backdoor left open by Bush to takeover the government,

    Gwen Ifill, for calling them out in person where you can watch them squirm, is the Snitch of the Week.

    Thursday, April 12, 2007

    Don Imus Vs. The Duke LaCrosse Ho

    (Who set black women back more?)

    I am absolutely stunned by the fact that Don Imus was fired. This entire story is fascinating and relevant on so many different levels. It actually got crazier because Imus may have killed the New Jersey Governor in a car crash. Corzine was on his way to broker a meeting between the Rutgers women and Imus.

    • Corzine broke his leg, sternum, collarbone, six ribs on each side and a lower vertebra, state police and other government officials said.

    A lot of people thought the two-week suspension by CBS was the only doggy bone that would be put out there and that after two weeks Imus would be back on the air and back to the status quo.

    After all, the NY Times reported that he brought in $50, yes $50 million in advertising between his TV and radio show.

    • His program generates in excess of $20 million in annual revenue for CBS Radio, his primary employer, and his flagship New York station, WFAN, according to two people apprised of the show’s finances who spoke on condition of anonymity. When advertising revenue for affiliates and MSNBC, which simulcasts the program, is included, the figure exceeds $50 million.

    America was supposed to be all about the buck. If you bring in those ad dollars, then you will always win right?

    And the craziest shit is that after the Rutgers story broke, his ratings actually went up.

    Peep it,

    But apparently it wasn't enough. Imus even let Al Sharpton take a verbal tinkle on him on Sharpton's radio show and that couldn't stop the rage.

    Then Obama said Imus should get fired. I have to give Obama credit for being the only presidential candidate with the goddamn sense to call for his ouster. Only an ass would think his history of degradation of black women wouldn't come out.

    • Isn’t The Times wonderful,” Mr. Nelson quoted Mr. Imus as saying on the radio. “It lets the cleaning lady cover the White House.”

    When bitch-ass closet racists like Guiliani and McCain try to say that shit is gravy because Imus apologized, it makes me wonder what else these fools would do if they even got close to be elected.

    And then Oprah booked the Rutgers team on her show.
    A Presidential candidate on your side is nice and all, but when Oprah steps on your team, it is a wrap.

    The fact that Don Imus was fired for this, after decades of racism, was a sea change for Black representation in the media. If an old guard white man can get taken down by some young basketball playing Negro whippersnappers, then maybe there is some hope for representational justice out there.

    But as positive of a statement as it was, it was equally negative because of the ugly spectre of black hypocrisy?

    Throughout all of this people started asking, "Why do Black people refuse to criticize themselves?"

    The most sickening thing to come out of this was of course from the King Nigger, Snoop Dogg who claimed that the disgusting shit that rappers say is completely different from what Imus said.

    • "It's a completely different scenario," said Snoop, barking over the phone from a hotel room in L.A. "[Rappers] are not talking about no collegiate basketball girls who have made it to the next level in education and sports. We're talking about ho's that's in the 'hood that ain't doing sh--, that's trying to get a n---a for his money. These are two separate things. First of all, we ain't no old-ass white men that sit up on MSNBC [which announced Wednesday it would drop its simulcast of Imus' radio show] going hard on black girls. We are rappers that have these songs coming from our minds and our souls that are relevant to what we feel. I will not let them mutha----as say we in the same league as him."

    This is coming from the nigger who showed up to an award show with two black "women" chained to him.

    Remember that shit?

    Or this shit,

    • Media watchdogs are barking over an MTV cartoon that portrays a Snoop Dogg-like character leading two women around on leashes - before scooping up their poop.

      The new MTV2 animated series "Where My Dogs At?" satirizes such Hollywood stars as Michael Jackson, Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan.

    He also added,

    • "Kick him off the air forever," he said. "Ban him like they did [Adam] 'Pacman' Jones. They kicked him out the [National Football] League for the whole season [for numerous violations of the NFL's personal-conduct policy, including multiple arrests], but this punk gets to get on the air and call black women 'nappy-headed ho's.' "

    Isn't this what I said yesterday? Pacman Jones, a fucking criminal who plays football in his spare time has somehow become a freedom fighter.

    People need to step up and call this shit out for what it is. Rap and its "culture" is the disease.

    • Where are the calls to prosecute the Duke LaCrosse whore who had 5 different men's semen in her and shitted on Black people and everyone else who supported her?

    • Where are the boycotts of "Flavor of Love?"

    • Or "I Love New York."

    • Of Snoop Dogg's CDs?

    • Of Busta Rhymes and all "Stop Snitching" rappers?

    It disgusts me to agree with Bill O'Reilly, (about some of the shit he says here) but he's right about Snoop.

    When will Black people get the courage to say what White people get accused of being racist for?

    Wednesday, April 11, 2007

    Yup, In My White Coat

    This is maybe a minute too long, but it's still pretty on point. And it almost makes going to an HBCU look fun.

    To all the teens out there, forget the chicks you can bag with a white tee on.
    It's all about the women who respond to that white coat knowledge and all its equivalents.

    Tuesday, April 10, 2007

    Free Pacman Jones!!!

    (The new Mumia)

    Y'all may have heard that Pacman Jones, the number one contender for the title of King Jig, has gotten suspended for the 2007 NFL season for breaking more laws than the police had on record.

    This new ruling is hot garbage. The only time Pacman wasn't committing crimes was when he was playing football. Plus, the dude is nasty as hell on the field.

    How can you pay someone millions of dollars to perform savage acts of violence for 3 hours every Sunday and then all of a sudden stop expect the savagery to end because the Superbowl is over?

    I'm a savage 24-7 nigga!!!

    Al Sharpton where you at?
    Jesse Jackson, we riding out on this one?
    The plantation of the National Football League must free Pacman right now!


    That is my version of the sentiment expressed over at the ESPN message boards, which I made the horrible mistake of reading. Based on the comments of a few Nobel Prize winners, Pacman is some sort of freedom fighter.

    Read the wisdom of cracksnow,

    • cracksnow (4/10/2007 at 1:32 PM)

      He wasn't convicted yet. is this retro-active? All these guys complain about the Nba in here, because of the hip-hop influence. There was one situation with the pacers and pistons and nba responded swift with the suspensions. Nba hasn't had nearly the problems the nfl has had in recent years. Reverands Sharpton and Jackson should get involved he WASN'T CONVICTED!!!

    It gets worse but I don't want to waste my brain cells posting that shit here. We have standards here at Start Snitching.

    What I want to ask is why a certain contingent of Blacks believe that no African-American has ever committed a crime.
    Sometimes niggas are just guilty. It's like black people refuse to hold anyone up to a standard.

    Peep the cover of the glossy piece of toilet paper known as "Vibe Magazine."

    Child rapist R. Kelly avoided his charges so long that he now gets a magazine cover with the tagline, "Is he innocent? Guilty? Or Guilty of Being Rich, Black, and Famous?"

    I wonder...
    Hmm, let me go to Limewire and download the tape of himself peeing on a teenager to refresh my memory.
    Yup, that's his black ass all right.

    I guess with Chappelle off the air people are forgetting exactly Kelly did. That "He made Thriller man, Thriller..." mentality is real.

    Maybe Imus can say the phrase "nappy hos" again to distract the Negroes while R. Kelly, guilty of only being "rich, black and famous," statutory rapes someone else's daughter.

    Snitch of the Week: 4/1 - 4/7 (Student Loan Sharks)

    (Owns the next 20 years of your life)

    It turns out this boring little story I peeped in the beginning of last week in the Times is now a pretty big deal.

    It started off with the Attorney General of N.Y., Super Mario Cuomo investigating colleges that were allowing loan companies to answer financial aid calls from students so they could rip them off without a middle man.

    Now there is word that Department of Education officials owned stock in student loan companies that they helped out while running the federal loan program.

    Meanwhile over the last 5 years, Bush has cut the amount of the FREE money given away in Federal Pell Grants, which means more loans for yo broke ass.

    What a coincidence.

    Fuck Pacman Jones and Don Imus.
    Wave away the smoke and climb a few steps up that ladder and see who's tangibly fucking up your life.

    I never trusted the goddamn Financial Aid Department and now I know why. Andrew Cuomo, for paying off my students loans, you are the Snitch of the Week.

    Monday, April 09, 2007

    Nappy Headed Hoes Ain't Nothing To Fuck With

    (Pwned, for now)

    I'm back like Tony Soprano baby.

    Much like David Chase can take the Sopranos off the air for 15 months and not explain a damn thing, Start Snitching can up and disappear for over a week and risk blogland irrelevancy.

    Did I just compare myself to David Chase?

    - I'm still trying to comprehend how Imus got owned by some "nappy-headed hos" as he called them.

    I'm going to be 100% real because y'all expect the truth like that, when I first saw the Rutgers women's basketball team, I thought "Those are some gully-ass looking bitches."

    I mean these are the kind of chicks that make Snoop from The Wire look like Ashley Banks from Fresh Prince.

    Like these chicks,

    But I'm not exactly expecting Brazilian models to be playing women's basketball in New Jersey. So why knock them for their looks?

    The fact that a small sports program without the resources of a Duke University or a Tennessee can come up and represent like the Rutgers team did is commendable. Why shit on them for not looking like prissy white girls?

    It's cheap for a person of power, a white male, to be taking potshots at poor black women. That's plain gutless. I'm more annoying by the cowardice of his actions than the racism of it. What's edgy about that? Gimme a break.

    The whole shtick of blue collar white male shock jock fighting the repressive barriers of the FCC and mainstream society's political correctness is played out.

    Hopefully Imus is gone longer than two weeks.

    If Star and Bucwild can't be on the air, then to hell with all the other radio DJ's out there.
    I'm keeping the hate alive until Star comes back.

    - In other stupid white man moves, John McCain now claims that he's so gully he would walk through downtown Baghdad with a yarmulke, an American flag and a box of matzo crackers while singing Hava Nagila and he still wouldn't get shot by Arabs because that's how safe Iraq is.

    McCain needs to officially go the fuck away. That fool is too damn old and crazy to even be a Senator let alone President. His parading through Baghdad with an entire platoon surrounding him while proclaiming how safe Iraq is one of the most shameful and insulting acts in American politic history. It always interesting to see the exact moment when someone writes the obituary on their political career.

    R.I.P. John McCain.

    Imus and McCain need to go wherever crazy old white men go when it's time to be put out to pasture.

    Monday, April 02, 2007

    Kill (C)Rap Music!

    (Giving weed carriers a bad name)

    By now everyone's seen Karl Rove's little jig rap.

    Now keep that Rove video in mind in context of this Coup song from '94, Pimps (Freestyling at the Fortune 500 Club) about CEO's rapping about their corporate conquests.

    • "Motherfuckers like me got stocks bonds and securites
      No impurities, straight anglo saxon
      when my family got their sex on
      Don't let me get my flex on, do some gangster shit
      Make the army go to war for Exxon
      Long as the money flow, I be making dough."

    The Coup spit that truth.

    Anyway, people have been getting up in arms about his MC Rove shtick as being racist and/or offensive. What's the big deal? That shit is less offensive than Ms. Peachez and is no worse than anything on the Billboard Rap Singles Chart.

    Listen to the #1 rap song in the country, "This Is Why I'm Hot" if your stomach can take it.

    Goddamn that is ignorant. The Village Voice breakdown of the "song" is classic.

    Considering that last week was one where 28-year old Tony Yayo struck a 14-year old boy for wearing a Game shirt and Snoop and Puffy had to cancel a tour because Britain wouldn't let Snoop in, it's clear that (c)rap music is damn near indefensible.

    While folks like Marbury and Ben Wallace try to fight the disease of materialism that rap music so gleefully spreads amongst the youth, it's getting damn near impossible to proudly ride with hip-hop.

    Start Snitching readers, what hip-hop are you proud to be caught listening to in April 2007? (Besides Jesus Price Superstar, which is all types of great.)

    I'm about a half step away from buying some tight jeans, a blazer and Bjork's back catalogue and calling it a wrap.

    Sunday, April 01, 2007

    Snitch of the Week: 3/25 - 3/31 (Wal-Mart Don't Play)

    (This dude scares me.)

    Any company that locks employees with broken legs in store overnight and busts up unions in 2007 is clearly working from the early 1900's model of corporate responsibility, but this article I read in the NY Times about Wal-Mart to a whole different level.

    According to the article, if Wal-Mart doesn't like an employee and wants them gone, they will go.

    • "James W. Lynn, a factory inspection manager at Wal-Mart, was fired in 2002 for fraternization with a subordinate after an investigation that extended across several countries.

      During the investigation, a company investigator followed Mr. Lynn and a lower-level female colleague who worked in Costa Rica on a business trip to Guatemala City, where he spied on the pair for at least four days — even booking a hotel room directly across the hall from the female employee’s room to keep watch on the pair."

      The apparent smoking gun? “Moans and sighs” heard as the investigator, a Wal-Mart employee, pressed his ear against a hotel room door inside a Holiday Inn, according to legal documents. Soon after, the company fired the manager for what it said was improper fraternization with a subordinate."

    Damn homie. What kind of Nazi-ass job follows you out of the country and puts their ear to the door to keep you from twisting out a co-worker?

    That shit makes me even more glad that Wal-Mart gave up trying to open a store in New York.

    For your grimy ass pettiness and Third Reich corporate environment, Wal-Mart is the Snitch of the Week.