Monthly Archives: June 2004

2004 BET Awards

I have to give huge props to BET for the award show last night. That had to be the best award show I’ve ever seen. I hardly skipped any of it on my TiVo, unlike other award shows, which seem … Continue reading

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News Flash: eBay is the Sh!t…

Yeah, I know I’m mad late to the eBay party, but the design of the site just always turned me off. I’ve bought things via online auctions before, but only from uBid. My first eBay buying experience was just a … Continue reading

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But When Them Come To Arrest a Black Man…

.. they need 30 cops or more… Like KRS-ONE said on his song ’30 Cops or More’ (just so happens that I have that song in my Radio.Blog right now): Video appears to show LAPD officer hitting suspect A Los … Continue reading

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Just Upgraded to 802.11g on the Cheap

I just stumbled across a great deal on some WiFi equipment that I couldn’t pass up. CompUSA has the following deals going right now: WR850G Wireless Broadband Router, 802.11g for $29.99 ($79.99 less $50 in mail-in rebates) WN825G Wireless Notebook … Continue reading

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Brazilian Music Guides

Ariya has put together a nice Brazilian music guide and she also refers people to Slip Cue Magazine for even more Brazilian music info. Both site owners claim to not know much about Brazilian music. Well compared to them I … Continue reading

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Adriana Evans… Call it a Comeback

This morning I was pleasantly surprised to learn that one of my favorite singers, Adriana Evans (a.k.a. Adriana Madera) , has released a new CD, entitled Nomadic. (Thanks EJ) It’s been seven years since her self-titled debut CD dropped, but … Continue reading

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The New Sweetback CD is FINALLY Being Released

It’s been far too long (8 years) since Sweetback’s last release. Their new CD, which was supposed to be released a couple of months ago, is set for a June 22 release. You can preview the songs at their website. … Continue reading

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Diggin’ in the Crates: Boogie Down Productions & KRS-ONE

I was in the barber shop a couple of weeks ago and they were bumpin’ BDP’s Ghetto Music at the request of my barber. So during our conversation about how ill Kris is, and the current state of hip hop … Continue reading

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Journals of 2 Ex-Slaves Draw Vivid Portraits

If you haven’t already done so, check out the New York Times’ article about the soon to be published journals by two ex-slaves. (Link via Dana’s Lincoln Didn’t Free The Slaves post) As usual, I’ve ’emancipated’ the text below.

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KRS-ONE, Still Teaching

I just came across an interview with KRS-ONE over at Vibe.com. ( via Robotic Claptrap) Some of my favorite parts: “Your hip hop conference is not a hip hop conference if I’m not there,” But I only hope that one … Continue reading

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