Great stuff G. Good listening.
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Praying for the Champ. In the Hospital with Pneumonia.
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Strange, in the Hawks/Rockets game, the Harden has 14 assists, while Patrick Beverly, the PG, has only 3.
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Gonna watch a lil of the Hawks/Rockets and then switch over to the Spurs/Mavs. Anybody else watchin’ any games tonight?
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Q-Tip is da man. Ready to write off social media but men like this make it a redeeming vacuum for conversation.
Not trying to start a debate but share a man’s wisdom about certain issues:
HipHop is a artistic and socio-political movement/culture that sprang from the disparate ghettos of NY in the early 70’s Coming off the heels of the CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT and approaching the end of the Vietnam war it was a crossroads 4 America specially for blacks in the US our neighborhoods were PROLIFERATED w/a rush of HEROINE.”
“Our school systems here in NY dungeon traps with light for learning… blk men some of whom didn’t return from tours of duty n the ones who did came w/war baggage (agent orange, addiction, ect..)… these men had families but due to these events and throw into the mix the public emasculation… they proved to be handicapped parents. The surrogate parents? The STREETS… the streets of gangs, crimes, and the hustlers coddled us and swept us up.”
“But! Being a spirited, rhythmic & expressive people music art dance outlined our existence… it proved a way for us to exhault to scream to dance to laugh and find OUR VOICE… we weren’t at the time skilled musicians as kids. We had records, turntables, ideas and INGENUITY being natural chemist we took from whatever was availed to us and we created something mighty and special.”
“We cut breakbeats back n forth we took a hybrid of Jamaican toasting along w/ radio jock rap( hank Spann, Gary Byrd, ect.) and we put our rap down.. it was a neighborhood thing really. Black and Latino Kids were carving out their space and it became infectious… eventually Keith Cowboy coined the phrase hiphop . Yrs later the first rap record was recorded and now we r moving.”
“But during these strides this country still had the monster of racism and racial insensitivity breathing and ruling… believe it or not young black n Latino lives specifically weren’t acknowledged in mainstream American culture unless Of course.. the convo was abt gangs , being criminals or uneducated. And hey! Like I stated early our families were rushed our schools sucked and we were left to put devices to survive… but HIPHOP showed that we had DEPTH, fire, and BRILLANCE… the music was undeniable! It moved from NY N became national and even GLOBAL.”
Hiphop now was FOR EVERYBODY!! All of those who cld relate to the roots, the spirit, the history, the energy.. It reached YOU… it touched your spirit n took u up. We magnetized you! That’s what BRILLANCE does… now u are fulfilling your dreams … BUT! you have to take into account the HISTORY as you move underneath the banner of hiphop. As I said before… hiphop is fun it’s vile it’s dance it’s traditional it’s light hearted but 1 thing it can never detach itself from is being a SOCIO-Political movement.”
“U may ask why … Well once you are born black your existence I believe is joined with socio-political epitaph and philos based on the tangled and treacherous history SLAVERY alone this is the case it never leaves our conversation… Ever. WeAther in our universities our dinner tables our studios or jail cells… the effects still resononates with us. It hurts… We get emotional and angry and melancholy… did u know president Clinton was the ONLY PRESIDENT to apologize for it? did u know that remnants of slavery exist today thru white privilege? When certain “niceties” r extended your way because of how u look? Isn’t that crazy?”
“I say this 2 say u are a hiphop artist who has the right 2 express herself however she wishes… this is not a chastisement this is not admonishment at ALL this is just one artist reaching to another hoping to spark insight into the field you r in. I say this in the spirit of a hopeful healthy dialogue that maybe one day we can continue… I’ve been on twitter a long time and this will probably be my last series of tweets pretty much but I’m Kool with it as long as I got to share this w u. Zzzzzzz’s up! Peace!”
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I am curious if anyone on our Blog basically watches every game (DVR is okay too) of our Lakers. Hop on board if you do. I do, “with a little help from my DVR friends.”
PS-Nick fell for the trap, he deserved what he got, booted.
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Young called Thunder forward Steven Adams a “sneaky, dirty player” that led to an on-court altercation and an eventual ejection in the Lakers’ 104-103 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday at Staples Center. Young argued he “most definitely” did not deserve the ejection, an automatic ruling after being handed a flagrant foul type 2 with 11:24 remaining in the game.
“I feel bad about getting ejected, but I play with my heart on my sleeves and it shows out there,” said Young who had 10 points in 13 minutes off the bench. “I lost my mind a little bit, checked into the crazy house, got back out.”
The question in play first started when Adams set a hard screen on Young. Tired of Adams throwing what he called “little hits” that included sticking out his knee during screens, Young shoved his right forearm into Adam’s throat before officials soon separated them. Lakers center Robert Sacre and forward Carlos Boozer soon intervened, too.
“At the time, he had my left arm caught up,” Young said of Adams. “That’s all I had with my right hand. You didn’t see all that. He knows all the tricks and trades. But if you look carefully, he had my whole left arm locked in for the whole play.”
Lakers coach Byron Scott hardly expressed any sympathy toward Young.
“Adams, that how he is,” Scott said. “He’s going to grab and hold and do things to irritate you, and Nick definitely overreacted. He’s too valuable for us to overreact and get kicked out of the game like that.”
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I don’t care about what the Lakers said about Kobe being good last night. He was definitely not right physically!
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The Los Angeles Lakers lost, 104-103, to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night after Kobe Bryant missed a late jump shot.
Bryant took the shot with the Lakers trailing by one and less than three seconds remaining.
The ball clanged off the front of the rim, bounced off the backboard and Thunder guard Reggie Jackson grabbed the rebound to seal the win.
After the game, Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin was asked about Bryant’s shot. From ESPN.com’s Baxter Holmes:
“How many game winners has he hit like that?” Lin asked, referencing Bryant. “I’m obviously rooting for him to hit that shot. I thought it was a good look. It was a very, very hittable shot. That’s just a matter of time before he starts hitting those game winners.”
Then Lin added, “I like game winners too. I would love to shoot some. But I get it. That guy is kind of the king of game winners. He’s going to hit that shot. He’ll figure it out. That’s why he is who he is.”
Bryant has developed a reputation as a clutch shot-maker. However, as Holmes notes, the Lakers star has missed 12 straight shots in the last five seconds of the fourth quarter or overtime that would have tied the game or given Los Angeles the lead.
Bryant finished the game with nine points on 3-of-15 shooting. Over 26 games this season, he’s averaged 24.6 points while shooting a career-low 37.7 percent from the field.
Bryant recently passed Michael Jordan for third place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list and has recorded 32,340 points over 18-plus seasons.
Asked afterward why the 36-year-old was given the opportunity to take the final shot instead of Lin, who shot 5-of-7 from the field for 12 points, Lakers coach Byron Scott said, “32,000-plus points,” according to Holmes.
The loss dropped the Lakers to 8-18 on the season. Los Angeles plays at the Sacramento Kings (11-15) on Sunday.
Got a coupla more tracks to post for today. These go out to my man MP aka Magic Phil cuz I believe he might like these. The first one features the same vocal artist I posted last night by the name of Mar. Enjoy.
This one is just a fun funky track with that Ol Skool flava. : )
It is hard for even ME to watch Kobe these days……………………… First time, last night, I stated he looked like retirement was a better place to be……………………… I’m tired of losing these winable games!
You have a good one, too, GDUB. Here’s my adieu for the night. Also, a mellow one, from these guys from New Zeland. Crowded House.
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I’ll sign off with a coupla nice mellow tracks from one of my favorite young vocal artists straight outta the Netherlands. Have a good nite fellow Lakerholics.
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Well, looks like the tank train is back on track.