"I'm just like everybody else man
an average nigga with above average potential
you know what I mean?
I'm not sayin' that I'm a gentleman
I'm sayin that I know how to act like a gentleman
in order to get the things that I need…"
Lyric from "The Grind Date" by De La Soul
Maya Angelou novelist, actress, professor, singer, dancer and activist has fallen silent.
We would like to say thank you Maya Angelou for all of your contributions that you have shared with society.
Watch the video below to get a glimpse of this "Phenomenal Woman".
BY MAYA ANGELOU
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them,
They say they still can’t see.
It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman
Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing,
It ought to make you proud.
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need for my care.
’Cause I’m a woman
This first pitch has to rank up there with the likes of Carl Lewis and Cincinnati mayor Mark Mallory (click links to watch these woeful first pitches) as one of THE worse first pitches ever.
50 cent was on center stage at last night Mets game and this is what happen...
The first hip-hop whodunnit, "Who's the Man" is a 1993 comedy film starring Yo! MTV Raps hosts Dr. Dre and Ed Lover and features several cameo appearances by some of hip-hop's top acts at that time.
Check out the flick below...
Bomani Jones calls into the Dan LeBatard show and shares with us his poignant views on the Donald Sterling drama.
Real should recognize real.
Listen to his audio interview below...
Shout out to Gary BlackStar for influencing this post right here. Lauryn Hill performing "Mr. Intentional" live on MTV Unplugged back in 2001. Thanks for creating and sharing gems like this Lauryn!
"See I know you can't help me, Mr. Intentional
The only help I need to live, is unprofessional
The only wealth I have to give, is not material
And if you need much more than that, I'm not available
Please don't entertain me, Mr. Intentional
Oh I dont need your sympthy, Mr. Intentional
Stay away from me, Mr. Intentional
So one dimensional, Mr. Promotional, Mr. Emotional, Mr. Intentional
Ohhh ohhhh, ohhhh" by Lauryn Hill
Watch Lauryn's performance below
"Everybody Dance" was the second single from Chic's first album entitled Chic. Lead vocals were performed by Norma Jean Wright, with Luther Vandross appearing on background vocals.
Niles Rodgers and Bernard Edwards along with Tony Thompson on drums created a sound in the late 70's that is considered timeless to this day by many people.
Bernard Edwards' bass play was and is still considered to be some of the greatest bass work ever performed. Just listen to the opening baseline as it drops in "Everybody Dance".
No Poison No Paradise is another accomplished full-length solo release for Black Milk, and a return to form for one of hip hop's most versatile talents.
The album features guest appearances by Grammy-Award winners Black Thought (The Roots), Robert Glasper, and Dwele, as well as long-time collaborators Will Sessions, Mel, and Ab.
You've probably heard the news by now about the legal drama between "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke and "Got To Give It Up" by Marvin Gaye.
Thicke says that no samples were used in the making of the smash hit produced by Pharrell Williams.
The "Blurred Lines" songwriters have filed a lawsuit against Marvin Gaye's family and Bridgeport Music.
Is this defense a good offense?