Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Pod-casting with my PNC (Partners In Culture)

A week before the Yuletide bustle, Umoja agreed to do a Pod-cast of mixes setting it off on the day of Umoja 12/26 and have each of the seven members represent a principle of Kwanzaa. Whadyou got Nia= Purpose, Kujilaclijah - (I forgot. Oh yea ...) = Self Determination, Kuumba = Creativity, Ujamma=Cooperative Economics, Imani = Faith, Ujima = Creative Work & Responsibility, and of course, Umoja = Unity.
I was real excitd about this because being that I am not on the west coast anymore, I miss playing with my friends. Thanks to technology, we are able to do like a Star Trek transporter and be at the same place at the same time electronically.
The first cat out the gate was Stevie G who is one of the newest members
he out in Bali right now peacing. His mix was crazy as well as the artwork he chose to post with it. Daz got busy next with the style of soul in which he do well. Then Jun got bananas with it. Tomas tore it down then I did mine that was murder if I don't say so myself. Wait did a wait pon D and B and I don't mean Drum and Bass I mean Culture D and BeLove. All now Be Love hasn't surfaced, but Culch got his in. still waiting on you C. Step up front!

Saturday, December 20, 2008


My son is no joke. He driving Mama crazy, but I tell her nuh fi a fret because him is bwoy and ah so bwoy stay from time to time. He be doing ish like talking back, throwing trucks atchu, making incessant demands as if to say this is his house and we live here. Like freestyle fellowship we will not tollerate beatings on blacks gonna get my gat. My belt that is if he is ever outta place or disrespectful. His personality is becoming more and more defined. He's a raggamuffin like him faddah.
As parents the challenge we're faced with is raising unbiasley. Can't let none of our pickney slide into slackness. So if he speaks harshly to one of us. We check him and remind to whom which they speak, but we don't blast back because where's the lesson in that. I can't front I blast all the time so pray for me as I grow to the father I am to be.

The order of discipline should be:
  1. Tell them directly what behavior is unacceptable and informed of consequence whatever that may be if performance is repeated.
  2. Administer discipline at the point they decide to do opposite of previous instructions.
  3. Sentencing by age (5 minute time out for 5 year old, 7 licks for the 2nd grader, etc.)
We have a big responsibility to raise the next Nobel Peace Prize winner or the guy who wants to run you out the fast lane on the freeway.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

DJ Till Me Dead

Oh! What a way me love do wah me do B. The man called Kid Capri said from when that DJs are forever sought after because people will always want to hear music or enjoy some new sounds. Even though there are a billion DJs on the planet Earth, still feel like I am the only one like a me.
Right ya now I wanna big up youth like DJ Nature, Sober, and Select who worthly hold the fort down in Dallas. As a longtime, I can appreciate what them man deh do and how much work they commit to making the party live.

Labor night they hosted GZA at the Loft and put me on to MC in the open while Sober spun the sickest of classics. I had on my old ass Wu shirt that I got from Bigga B back in '94 and drank 2 juice, 1 bill and a water and was ready fi tell dem bludKlot dis ...
Me just laugh and shot dem. Promoting a good time and no loc up ting. Got all 8 of the girls on the floor and the rest of the niggiz dem start to get in line. When doggie dropped the Black Moon and the Mobb Deep and the Das plus the DITC, I just had to get sick widdy and start salute all area and region.

MCing down here is a little different/ I don't know if it's because I didn't grow up here or they just don't respond to what cats in NY, LA, UK, JA, TOK, FLA respond to. Like they don't seem to care about there hood or that they in TX that much, but HIGH SCHOOLS and TEAMS? Forgeddahboudditt! Killah Priest got on stage and the first thing he asked was there any Cowboy fans to a tumultuous "Hell Yeah!" I got to remember that next joint.

Recently I got an opportunity to do a weekly at a sportsbar playing country, eighties, rock, and top 40. The music was no problem, but they said I wasn't on the mic enough so I lost the gig. Could you imagine they wanted more mic? The thing is I'm not a sportscaster, I'm and MC. I move crowd, control mic, master the ceremony. Basically, I perform best at parties. This sportsbar thing was dead stock to me. Eventhough it paid well and all that, I couldn't just dry hump the dance to get it poppin to their liking, so let that go.
Speaking of let go, me and my man Luminba was doing a thing called Let Go at theSouth Dallas Cultural Center.
We were given the opportnity to play whatever we wanted because they liked what we played. The only thng
was, nobody promoted it. Still, I loved it. I just love spinning. It's my oxygen. Candidly, I don't like to go anywhere
unless I'm given an opportunity to DJ. Tonight there's a Christmas Party at my mans gate and I'm trying to figure how can I DI it.
I'm baggin up my mac, Serato and xtl HD oh and a mixer with all the cables I need incase I'll be allowed to draw selection for my homie.