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
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?
Black Stax releases their latest work in the form of a LIVE album on July 23, 2013.
From the debut album, 'Talking Buildings' , to the first installment of the Producer Series, 'High Rhyme Smoking Jackets' produced by Rob Castro. Their newest release, 'Black Stax LIVE at the Triple Door' showcases Black Stax skills over live instrumentation.
This project comes from the work with TAF (Technology Access Foundation), STEM+Art event held in Seattle, Wa at the famed Triple Door on May 23rd, 2013. Black Stax works with a 5-piece band, Klyntel, DJ Sean Malik and background vocals from LaTanya Horace. All this comes together as they flex over soul, rock-n-roll, blues, jazz, reggae, African drum and Hip-Hop. The experience and fullness of this performance should open the eyes and ears of those who just love 'good' music. And, always wanted to know what a Black Stax live show consist of.
Here is the single from the live album, 'They want Me'. It's time for Black Stax to flex their muscle and show the world that they can 'Get Stronger'!!
Here's a hard hitting track with the parabell and riddle rhyme pattern of the unorthodox masters, Jace & Blak. Its a song that you have to break down the mystery of the lyrics while you bob your head to the rthymn and tone of the beat here's "I Don't Wanna Rap No More..."
Check out more from Black Stax below...
"The Richard Pryor Show" a comedy variety series starring Richard Pryor premiered on NBC in 1977.
In the skit below, LaWanda Page (Aunt Esther Anderson from Sanford and Son) who is known to be a very religious woman from her character portrayal in "Sanford and Son" tells Pryor that he should have a preacher as a guest on his television special.
Pryor takes her up on her demands and brings to you the Reverend James L. White.
The sultry lead vocalist named Dehara September hails from Vancouver, BC a.k.a "Vancity". This trained studio technician knows what sounds she wants to create and the image she wants to portrait. Dehara September merges some old jazz standard phrasings with the latest from Erykah, Amy, Jill and Adele.
The room pulsates as the syncopated rhythms carry you to new heights by Miss September and her band the "Revolutionaires".
Check out Dehara with "Can't Take the Soul" below...
"How much does the music dictate real life and how much does real life dictate the music?" by Maury Povich
"Stakes Is High" De La Soul's fourth full length album was released on June 18, 1996. "Stakes Is High" dealt with many topics from the current state of "hiphop" to the commercialization of the "hiphop" culture.
Remember this was a 1996 album, here we are in 2013... Seem to us that De La Soul gave us a jewel with "Stakes Is High."
Check out the video below...
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Here's a short documentary that focus on the racial tensions that arose in Jena, Louisiana back in 2006 following an altercation between black and white teens at Jena High School. The way the situation was handled by the authorities sparked national outrage and caused thousands to descend on the small town in search of justice.
The 6 black students came to be known as "The Jena 6".
Watch the documentary below...
"An Injustice Anywhere Is A Threat To Justice Everywhere" Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Bob Marley biography provides testament to the unparalleled influence of his artistry upon global culture. Since his passing on May 11, 1981, Bob Marley's legend looms larger than ever, as evidenced by an ever-lengthening list of accomplishments attributable to his music, which identified oppressors and agitated for social change while simultaneously allowing listeners to forget their troubles and dance. (Courtesy of BobMarley.com)