Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Takin’ it back!

Is the world passing me by? Am I becoming an angry old man? There is a little anger in me . . . I can’t deny it (props to Benny B for pointing it out). I have been attempting lately to take a lot of things back, but today I wanna take you ALL back. Back in time, and this has nothin’ to do with Wale’s mixtape. Lately I have been a little nostalgic, reflecting on some old school shit. My pops was my American History teacher in middle school, and he always used to say: “Those who don’t remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Also you can’t forget the great Bob Marley - “In this great future, you can’t forget your past.” Does that mean there will be another Vanilla Ice? What about Snow? I distinctly remember him performing “Informer” on the Arsenio Hall Showarsenio back in the day. He was wearing those Nike Air Charles Barkley sneaks that I would’ve killed for.

That is some weird shit. So let’s have a muthafuckin’ moment of silence and remember some of the bad, and the good. One of my boys from back in the day just emailed me this little joint that had been erased from my memory for a while. Thank you to Lower for takin’ me back. Black Sheep.



While I’m on the subject I gotta say that Backspin on XM/Sirius satellite radio has been hittin’ the spot lately. Two of the great pioneers: Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa have been hosting on there, in addition to a nice little show called subsoniq. They are full of hope and optimism for Hip Hop. Sometimes it’s good to be reminded that there are artists out there that respect the pioneers, and plan to honor them by taking it to the next level. Peace.


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