I understand fully that Kanye West is trying to do things for the betterment of the black community but it’s the way he’s going about it, is where I have to draw the line. Honestly, I think anyone no matter what the color is, who has the heart and intellect to talk to the President is courageous. We are talking about sitting in front of a man who is not of color who doesn’t like people of color and wants to change things for the worst and stands by that. Now we have the West’s’ taking action but it’s the way they are going about it. First we saw that Kanye was just supporting him but we didn’t know that he would go this far. Then it takes his wife (let’s not forget who is known for the biggest ass in the industry and a porno which I’m sureTrump heard of). Why wouldn’t Trump listen to these people?
People are saying Kanye isn’t a coon because of what he’s fighting for but it’s not about that. Kanye is making the black community mad because he’s belittling himself to make a point when he does not have to. Also, let’s not forget the fact that he once said George Bush doesn’t like black people but as soon as he’s on one of the biggest calibers in the industry, he’s someone else. Who is he other than Kanye West and that is what we are trying to understand. Is this an act to get what he wants or does he truly support and love Trump like he says he does? Not to mention, this is a person who struggles with mental health himself! I’m not saying he has to be militant with Trump but there are ways other than belittling your character and forgetting who you are or where you come from to take action. Make Kanye Great Again! That’s all folks!
I don’t think we should be surprised at the fact that we got the alert the other day. We also know how the American government is and what they are and have been capable of doing. This has been going on for years but they have kept it a secret for so long that it condodtioned us to believe that we were in a safe place or in good hands. When you have money already controlling people, how could the government not doing any more harm? Now, we are controlled by technology and they have full access to everything. For years, we have known this but have we really acted on it? Not at all. This is a scary thing to think about and if you haven’t realized by now, what the government has done and still doing has already been talked about. They have been talked about through subliminal messages in cartoons and movies as well.
If anyone has ever read 1984 by George Orwell, the main point I want to press about that story is how there was someone’s Utopia (a state of things or place where everything is made perfect) control people by their minds, what they wear and how they live day to day. We are controlled by bills, technology and the things we wear. Everything involves money and we always have to spend it or feel the need to spend it because we want to be able to afford how we want to live. The reality is, we can’t live the way we want fully because of the way the government is set up to make sure our lives are dependent on them. Some of us are “woke” and some of us are blind to the truth. Also, there are others who don’t want to accept the truth.
We know what we have do as a people and we have to be fully aware of what’s next to happen. How I look at it, as long as you’re doing your part and minding your business, life could be as happy as you can make it. Not that you should not be aware but life can’t stop because of what one man wants to do. We don’t know what else is next so we still have to live but be aware. That’s all folks!
The reason why I pose this questions because of the recent photo that the infamous Suge Knight posted yesterday. Another question that also came to mind was how in the hell was he even able to do that but hey that’s not my business. On to the topic at hand though. Tupac has a history of being more than just a rapper. He was an intellect and loved the black community with all his heart. His heart sang for black women as well. I can’t thank God enough for bringing such a gift into the lives and ears of all of us because he was truly a gift. If he was still alive, the rap game would be so different but if he is still alive what if he chooses to be more of an activist than a music artist? Tupac talked about things that we been should have listened to and opened our eyes to. Today we have Trump and imagine the things or measures that Tupac would make to get this man out of office, imagine what he would do for the black community and plenty of other things that would have gotten done. Tupac would be our president.
In additon, if he was still the rapper that we know him as, his music wouldn’t be appreciated enough because music today has been formed to condition us to be less intellectual taking away the importance of what the world is and the reality we live in. I don’t mean to come off as a conspiracy theorist but Tupac knew what the industry was about and what the government was trying to do especially to black people. Tupac was a teacher, lover and fighter. Most importantly he was passionate. We and a majority of other people could agree on this because there are endless documentaries of who he was so imagine the impact he would have on us today. We have Jay Z and this is not comparing the two but he does his part as much as does and can. Put Tupac back and the game and the world is changed forever. Those are my thoughts and that’s all folks!
Hey everyone! I hope everyone is having a great night on
this fine Tuesday. Tonight, I have a new Q&A for with a great personality. His name is Mike Beon. He has such a well rounded personality and touches on the cultures in so many ways. Also, his podcast (Weird is The New Black) had a lot of great topics for you to listen to as well. If you follow him @kingmikebeon he has a lot more content for you dig deeper to get to know more of who he is. Since you’re here, you can get to know him personally as well. I hope you all enjoy getting to know who Mike Beon is. Thank you.
Let start first with your podcast (Weird is the New Black)
2. What made you want to start your podcast?
Ibelieve that we all have stories to tell and I wanted to create a platform to share experiences no matter how taboo that they may be. Initially the show was titled the 1984 Fly or Die podcast but Weird Is The New Black came back into my thoughts and BOOM! I made the necessary switch AND i got those words tattooed on my arm a few years so it’s only right.
3. What is your impact in every podcast that you create?
The impact… hmmm.. tough to call but each episode aims to educate. So I hope that each show proves to be a resource of some sort for those that are in need of information. You never know what affects others so my shows are for those with opened minds and hearts.
4. In media, is there anyone specifically that inspires you?
Charlamagne The God, Bill Burr, Joe Budden, Dick Cavett, DJ Whoo Kid, and Zane Lowe.
5. Do you feel as though there’s major competition in the media business? If so, how do you surpass that?
There’s definitely competition on a mainstream level since everyone chases the same thing like listeners and the chance to be at the top of the mountain. I think that that obstacle can be surpassed by staying in your own lane and perfecting your craft. Once you’re in your zone, you wont have to worry about chasing the dream, the dream will eventually come to you.
Poetry & Writing
2. What kind of pieces do you like to create?
II like to create extensions of my thoughts. I’m very raw with my emotions and I do my best to put forth moments of honesty. Whether it’s a post for a blog, a poem, or random personal thoughts in my journals.
3. Who motivated you to take your writing and poetry serious?
My best friend Chris Charles. He used to rap and write in college and he inspired me to go hard.
4. Is there a specific writer that you would like to meet? If so, who is that person?
Yes… Haruki Murakami .. (RIP Anthony Bourdain)
5. What is your best piece so far with your poetry or writing?
My best piece hasn’t been created yet.
Photography & Being a Comic Book Enthusiast
2. What made you want to go about photography?
Istarted out as a blogger and I realized that I needed visuals. My big homie Snapkracker who’s a very dope photographer really sparked my interest in the art form. If it wasn’t for him, I doubt that I’d have such a love for it.
3. Who do you wish to work with in photography?
Ricky Powell, Mel D Cole, Merlin Bronques, Boogie, Goldwatch and Nabil Elderkin.
4. As a Comic Book Enthusiast, what series of comic books do you like and who happens to be your favorite hero (if you have one)?
Currently my favorite series are Southern Bastards and Sex Criminals but my favorite all time hero is Wolverine.… HANDS DOWN!
5. What do you look for in photography and comic books? In other words, what catches your eye and finds it interesting to you.
The story catches my eye. Photography, comic books, and any other kinds of art that’s made, the story that’s told will always interest me more than the technicalities. Also, stories aren’t always pretty which makes them real. Realism takes the cake every time.
I hope all of you enjoyed this time with Mike and I. Stay tuned for another Q&A!
The film, White Boy Rick is a movie that is definitely going to take the charts over. This movie was so dope, so cool and so aunthentic. I feel like everything rally touched on the life of their original 15 year old Richard Wershe Jr. He began getting into the game after he was set up by some corrupt guys to bust the other drug dealers. Unfortunately things took for a turn when he got into the game himself, due to corrupt cops and still locked him up. White Boy Rick, at the age of 17, was given life but was released last year.
The reason why you should look more into the movie because this story is something you never hear about. White Boy Rick was something so different that everyone in the game and outside of the game should see it. Though it was one of those movies about a drug dealer who eventually gets out of the game, this movie to me is going to be iconic. I say this because it came out at a time when right now things are getting serious in America with a President who wants to Make America White Again. We know what’s up.
If you haven’t gone to the movies yet to see this amazing film, make you sure you do!!! You’ll love it! That’s all folks!
Normally, I would post something like this on Music Monday but I had to get a whiff of his beef and see what it’s all about. First, I think that MGK and Eminem are great rappers. They both have their own lane of rap, they’re lyrical and they really don’t care about being white in a black male dominated industry. That’s cool! I just never thought these two would actually have beef and it’s nothing that ever really crossed my mind. Supposedly, from the diss MGK dropped, Emnimen brought up a tweet about him that MGK said back in 2012 which was a joke. MGK hears about it, doesn’t believe it and today we have his diss track. Honestly, it was hot but I can’t say what was true or not because I never really looked into the life of Em but we know much about him because of past songs! Also, with this last statement, I could say the same for MGK!
I heard both diss tracks that MGK and Eminem made and they both were hot. They both hit sensitive areas, they went below the belt, you can tell they did their research on one another but did it have to really come to a diss over a tweet? Was MGK stirring the pot to keep Eminem’s mouth closed or did he want a battle that he was asking for? We may never know. If you ask me, it probably was both. MGK has been in the industry for a while but he will never be who Eminem was. I feel as though Eminem paved a lane or paved a way that other white rappers could also rap, be in the industry and be comfortable with being a white rapper and creating their music. You also can’t compare Eminem to MGK because Eminem is more than a rapper, he’s a lyricist and he’s different. Eminem’s rap was more of a “roast session” than a beef because he said things that made you laugh.
Lastly, I don’t think Joe Budden should have spoken on Eminem because we see how the track records are between the both of them. If he really had something to say about Eminem or to him he could have just put it in a rap aside from his podcast. In return, Remy Ma calls Joe Budden a pussy on his own platform because of this point alone. She says that he could say many things about these young rappers but has yet to say anything to Eminem since he feels that he’s better. For years on and off, we have heard people coming for Em but this one takes the cake! How do you feel about the diss track and Joe Budden getting involved? Let us know! Comment! That’s all folks!
First let’s thank Colin Kaepernick for still being undefeated when it comes to the Black community and doing everything in his power to make it better. He’s constantly doing positive things and raising money for the greater good and as long as he continues to do these things he can never do wrong in our eyes. Unfortunately, the other side of the “game” isn’t so happy with the fact that’s he a former NFL player who decided to take a kneel at one of his games because of the injustice done to the black community day in and day out. We already know of the abuse. People are making this about disrespect to the country and the veterans, but it has nothing to do with that.
Up until now, again Colin has come back with a surprise and he is now teamed up with Nike for a new campaign and we are all excited! He’s doing the right thing for the right cause and yet again, another touch down for Kaepernick. Now, here’s the kicker. People (who are white) are very upset and angry at the fact that Nike supports him. They’re saying it’s not “The American Way” but you have racists and those racists don’t accept Black people. What a way right? People (who are white) are getting rid of their Nike gear by burning, cutting and trashing their items. The more media attention they get with advertising Nike, the more money Nike makes. The media is filled with smile, laughter, cheer along with hate, anger and rage.
Colin Kaepernick is like Shaft but he’s trying to help save the whole America and his people all at once. Thank you for what you stand for Kaepernick and we will continue to stand by you. Colin Kaepernick again, for the win! That’s all folks!
There’s nothing like a Summer where the hottest songs and the craziest rap beefs take place. We have had a Summer of the hottest albums with endless hits and now the beef never ends. I mean the beef part can get “corny” and childish at times between industry artists but on the other hand, who doesn’t like a great story right? Childish Gambino (Yes, he’s also Donald Glover for those who don’t know lol) has done it again with another meaningful visual and amazing song. To get right into it, Childish Gambino, in my opinion is on to something with these visuals and songs. He’s giving us something we can be analytic and talk about. Besides Kendrick and J. Cole giving us something to think about, Childish Gambino has his very own artistic path and we can’t take him away from that.
Also, fun fact! His visual art was done by someone in my hometown (Philly) by the name of Justin Richburg and he’s another artist, who’s amazing at what he does. So shoutout to him for being apart of this project and bringing Gambino’s vision to life. You can follow him @justin_richburg on Instagram to see more of his creative pieces. To touch more on Feels Like Summer visual, I would love to know what made him want to add these specific artists and what do these certain scenes symbolize. If someone were to ask me what I thought it meant, my oponion is, because it’s a song based on Summer and these characters were some of the hot topics, maybe this is a way of showing a summary of the the industry this Summer. Who knows but it does spark some attention. We do love a great visual from Childish Gambino, but until then, you can check out his new visual above this text! You heard it hear on The Kenlo Show. That’s all folks!
Honestly, from the first and second episode of this season of Insecure has me wanting to see Daniel and Issa back together but then I am like “Nah, that won’t work.” Daniel is so in his feelings and puts this wall up that he doesn’t event want Issa to see how he really feels about her and I feel that he cares but can’t give her what she wants. Also, with Issa after ending her last relationship and seeing how it turned out, I would say she isn’t quite ready for a relationship. From the last episode she did admit that she still has feelings for Daniel and it makes me question if she did while she was with her ex. Also, what about Daniel makes her still have feelings for him?
Daniel won me over with his sexy body and oh so white and bright smile but his attitude along with trying to have the upper hand with Issa turned me off so fast. To put it quite frankly, he’s mean to her! On the other hand, Issa needs to know what she wants out of life and love. Daniel and Issa have these feelings that they don’t want to get out and it’s all because of pride. Pride is getting in between the both of them but Issa is open to explore what could happen from things getting a little bit better between them. Now, in this past episode I thought Daniel and Issa would go through with the sex after he brutally told her how he felt after his session with his producer friend.
Issa didn’t feel right with having sex with Daniel but it poses some questions like what happens next, will she actually move out, will they try to have sex again, does Daniel actually see something in Issa that he hasn’t before or is it because he misses her? What’s really going on? So, that’s all folks! Maybe things will get steamier with them next episode!
Anyee is back at it again with another visual and we are so here for it. It’s been a year and some change since we’ve heard and saw another a banger from this beautiful soul but it was worth the wait. I truly love this song and it’s visual along with it. She’s a vibrant soul, she works hard at what she does and she has the whole city listening to her work. Everything she does is A1 and she definitely has the sauce. I love the topic of the song and the fact that’s just unapologetically her in the video. She does her thing and doesn’t care who sees. First she came back on us with being featured on “Backwoods” with Ivy Sole but then she really stole our hearts with this new single.
Anyee we truly love what you’re doing here and as I say ... WE WANT MORE. Hopefully we can get another banger from the talented Anyee Wright! Listen and take a look at Off the Wall from Anyee Wright. You heard it here first! That’s all folks!
My name is Kennedie. I am a young woman still learning the ways of the world and how to manage. I am currently pursuing a degree in Mass Media. My purpose in creating my blog is to inspire others and to share as well as receive different points of view.