That’s one hell of an eye witness!!

Very little introduction is necessary, you just have to see it to believe it.

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Why I Dropped Everything And Started Teaching Kendrick Lamar’s New Album

Brian Mooney

When Kendrick Lamar released his sophomore album, To Pimp A Butterfly (2015), I was in the middle of teaching a unit on Toni Morrison’s novel, The Bluest Eye (1970). My freshmen students were grappling with some big ideas and some really complex language. Framing the unit as an “Anti-Oppression” study, we took special efforts to define and explore the kinds of institutional and internalized racism that manifest in the lives of Morrison’s African-American characters, particularly the 11-year-old Pecola Breedlove and her mother, Pauline. We posed questions about oppression and the media – and after looking at the Dick & Jane primers that serve as precursors to each chapter, considered the influence of a “master narrative” that always privileges whiteness.

Set in the 1940s, the Breedlove family lives in poverty. Their only escape is the silver screen, a place where they idolize the glamorous stars of the film industry. Given the historical context…

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Akon Lights up Africa

You may not have heard yet, you know; because of all the Caitlyn Jenner media circus, that Senegalese artist Akon has embarked on a ground breaking project to provide electricity to 600 million Africans [Yes its not a mistake 600 million].

Now this story actually broke on friday 5 june 2015 but it was overshadowed by the Jenner business. I began trending today (9 June) and it raised some really valid questions from the community, particularly from concerned Africans.

One of two questions that arose were

1) What have all the NGO’s and charities that have been in operation been doing for so many years?

2)Millions of billionaires like Bill Gates and many others have been seen actively trying to “help” solve the million and one epidemics in Africa but never achieved much. So did Akon with his $80 million newt worth pull off this feat?

Nevertheless, not to dwell on the negatives of life it is important to give applause to an individual who has taken it upon himself to look back into the background in which his was moulded and selflessly given back to his community.

In the below video, Akon spoke with CNN and said something so profound about Africans taking the task upon themselves to change their own futures and take back the wealth that this rich continent possesses.

The New Age Cool Kids of South African Music

If ever you wanted to get a glimpse into the youth culture bursting all over the precincts of Jozi Maboneng;  this video perfectly encapsulates the melting pot of urban South Africa.

These urban legends rep the BoyzNBucks group of young musicians challenging perceptions and raising the bar of personal branding, quality music content and excellent visual storytelling.

UmSwenko– loosely explained is pretty much flossing, bragging or showing off.

You can follow these musicians on twitter here:
Stilo Magolide
Ricky Rick
OkMalumKoolKat
uSanele

What is the average American’s IQ?

The USA is the self-proclaimed “most powerful country on the planet”. This is not false. America  has a lot going for it with selling the rest of the world the America dream and all.

The world basically resembles a typical high school classroom with the athletes, nerds, geeks and whatever other categorization of humans there is. In all this America is the very popular, flawless (or so it seems) bimbo with huge tits and little much else and even less of a brain.

Don’t get me wrong even I have dreams of  someday visiting the great Americas but seeing this video kind of makes me feel better about my “third world” existence.

For your viewing pleasure

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this will have you weak

Posted by Black Prez on Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Tidal, Kendrick Lamar and Maggz: Easter music special

The world of music has been very eventful this past week. And all things are new and exciting. Kendrick Lamar released his Ghetto-Luxe video for King Kunta, RocNation and others Launched Tidal and Cash Time Fam’s Maggz gave fans a free download of his new joint #ChoDlozi.

#TidalForAll

The Godly JayZ and other superstars like Rihanna and Daft Punk launched TIDAL. I’m already obsessed with it and I have no doubt you will too. The streaming service is set to rival both Youtube and iTunes and it’s refreshing game changing move to see musicians really fully take control of how audiences consume the art.

King Kunta: Ghetto-Luxe

Kendrick Lamar released the video for King Kunta off of his latest album To Pimp A Butterfly. My first impression was “I wish this was my life”. Kendrick’s home town of Compton makes a heavy presence and I love it. This video is very Gangster chic, if you will. And the other reason I’m in love with it is because my fave girl Briana Bette makes an appearance in the video

Another Cash Time Hit [Thanks Maggz]

CashTimeFam is killing the local music scene. If it’s not NoMoozlie and Kid X with Se7en its Maggz with ChoDlozi. I woke up the day after April fool’s Day and the twittersphere was abuzz with #ChoDlozi after Maggz released the song with a free download. The song is a turn up banger that promises do make anyone one drop it like its ’99.

 

Download the song here