Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Old School Wednesday

This is a song about fronting. Fronting is still a very prevalent disease in our culture today.

I mean:

It's always been around. People been fronting since they came down from the trees it seems.

Jay-Z can't see a tear coming down his eye so instead he turns around and makes the song cry.

I was watching a documentary on PBS last night about manhood and Masculinity in Hip Hop called: Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes (It was actually pretty dope)

At one point, the director is interviewing Busta Rhymes, Talib Kweli, De La, And Mos Def and he asks Busta about homophobia and gays in Hip Hop. Busta told him he wasn't even gonna go there and left the room! Mos Def left the room too! Too Taboo to even be discussed!

Oscar Brown Jr.: But I Was Cool
from sin & soul (1960)

In New york the Documentary will be replayed next Sunday night (technically Monday since its after 12 numsain):

Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes
Monday, February 26, 12:30am
CHANNEL 13 (Thirteen/WNET New York)

Everyone else gots to check they local listings!

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