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#Repost @mrdavidawilson ・・・ PLEASE READ: This is Marielle Franco a 38-year-old mother and popular councilwoman from Rio de Janeiro; the 5th most voted for in the city. She was a vocal critic of police brutality and their deadly violence against black people in the favelas, the city and country. A level of genocide and violence against us that is on par with what we see in Syria and Afghanistan. Yesterday evening she was on her way home from an event called “Jovens Negras Movendo as Estruturas” (Black Youth Moving the Structures) when her vehicle was shot up by “unknown” assailants. She died from four gunshots to the head, the driver was also killed and her adviser was struck by shrapnel. Many believe that her death was orchestrated by the very people she criticized so publicly. There is now a national outcry for justice and an end to the war against Black people here in Brazil — a nation that is 55% Black. For those of us in the United States, who have dedicated our lives and careers to the liberation and equality of Blacks in the U.S. and in the mother continent of Africa; now is the time to extend our attention and efforts to the 110 million of us living here in Brazil and the the tens of millions more throughout Latin America, who literally share our same blood, ancestors, history and struggles. We are the same people and we are bigger than the individual nations we were all taken to on slave ships. The war against Black people is global and as Dr. King once said, “None of us are free until all of us are free.” Let’s make sure our sister Marielle Franco’s life and death isn’t in vain. Let’s make sure the voice and the strength of our diaspora is felt beyond Black Panther’s box office numbers. Share her story. Demand justice. End the war on black people everywhere. Say Her Name! #MarielleFranco #sayhername #policeviolence #policebrutality #justiçaparamarielle #blackdiaspora #JusticeforMarielle #mariellepresente
Happy Birthday Sly. Pen game bar none. Hook game bar none. vocal arranging bar none. Rhythm innovation bar none. metaphors/similes/mondegreens/alliterations/puns/hyperboles/anaphoras/metonymies/synecdoche (slizzang) Sly was GOD man. Even at his worst (I’m not too keen w fetishizing black pain on wax the way that rock critics salivate over it so—although I acknowledge #TheresARiotGoinOn as the sonic foundation in which my dirty life is built, I also can’t but NOT see this as the first reality show slash car accident we slowly drive by and take shots of) he was still the best. He made it 75 years today. We wanted him to stay. He did. And we’re forever thankful. #SlyAndTheFamilyStone #SlyStone.
All Thangs Joi on @QLS. Growing in a football family. #YouLightOfMyLife battles w @SugaSteve. Life in Tennessee. Meeting @DallasAustin. Being WAY ahead of her time. Waiting HER turn to shine. The Sunshine (creating music and inspiring others)...& The Rain (label conflicts, getting swagger jacked & shark biters) #DungeonFamily & #Fishbone tales. An a caution tale on how to deal with doors that don’t open for you. An IMPORTANT #QuestloveSupreme w #TenneseeSlimIsTheBomb #TenneseeSlimKitty #JoiGilliam #QLS.
Dog. This is crazy. So upset I never got to meet up/chat w #MattDike. Proprietor of @deliciousvinyl records. Creator of some of the most timeless fratty party hip hop ever (“Wild Thing” “Funky Cold Medina””Bust A Move”). Signing some stellar artists that were out of the norm at the time: #BrandNewHeavies #MellowManAce #ThePharcyde) but man, imo his crowning achievement was as one of the producers for one of THE greatest timeless hip hop albums ever #PaulsBoutique. It simply gets better with time (will be 30 years old in 2 years) it took 10 years to go double platinum and was considered a flop at the time of its release. But EVERY creative agrees that this album was not only @beastieboysofficial finest hour —but one of hip hop’s finest hours as well. It was my dream to nerd out and ask him (& the dust brothers too) about how they defied the laws of sampling gravity & made some of the most groundbreaking work ever. Rest In Beats.
Man. To be In hip hop culture & live past the age of 50 is a fight to the finish for real. All due respect to #CraigMack. For some reason w exception of a RARE few, like #ProtectYaNeck, #ScenarioRemix —maybe #ShutEmDown remix—-I kinda think #FlavaInYaEar was the hip hop freestylers’ 1st viral instrumental choice. I mean there was always the lunchroom desk & beatboxing. But hip hop really didn’t do straight up instrumentals til like—1988/1989 on 12 inches (lots of DUBS, kinda there to assist mc’s in concert spitting verses w vocal guides?) but I’m just saying the weekend Flava came out I NEVER heard a dj play a joint like 7 times in a row (rare times were #RebelWithoutAPause & #IKnowYouGotSoul) but this was different: 1st of all this single slowed the east coast down DRASTICALLY (1987-1993 east coast was HYPED! on 100bpm-115bpm)—-Flavor was the sound of weed. Not the previous panic crack era music. Like 93 bpms—just perfect to kick a Freestyle: sparse in arrangement & foooonky—-it’s weird that the flagship song of such a commercial radio dominated label was one of the grimiest underground joints ever. I was actually in London at the time when dj 279 premiered that joint at a party. He played that instrumental like 20 mins straight and I saw like 9 simultaneous ciphers happening in the club. Man I was jealous of that beat. I know #Juicy wound up the winner in that race but man we cannot forget one of the greatest hip hop single debuts in the culture. That song was the gym routine mc’s brushed their skills on. All due respect to brother Craig Mack w/o him & his cant lose single who knows what empire #BadBoy woulda become. Rest In Peace Boyeeeeee.