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Being Taken To Old/Older/Oldest School

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So I’ve been on a YouTube kick for the last few months looking up rap music from the 1980s through the mid-1990s and … uhhh… just listening it on YouTube. All legal-like. Yeah.

Anyway, as I go from song to song, I tend to read some of the comments posted. And the commentators say the same stuff, no matter the song.

“I miss the old days of REAL hip-hop.”

“This is so much better than the shit today.”

“What happened to hip-hop? Now it’s all *insert name of current hip-hopper*.”

As someone who went to high school in the first half of the 1990s, I have to laugh when I hear someone call a track from 1995 “old school.” I consider “old school” to be anything up through the mid-1980s. After that there was a time through the late 1980s that was a bridge to the early 1990s. While many tracks from the late-1980s sounded the same as the official “old school” time period, there was some expansion and experimentation, and you could tell new sounds were being developed nationwide. This brought us to the early/mid-1990s, which I consider the “golden age” of hip-hop. After the mid-1990s I pretty much tuned out of the rap world and haven’t really paid much attention to what’s been going on. There have been some songs I have listened to since 2000, but I don’t make all that much an effort to see what I’ve missed.

Where am I going with this half-assed effort?

Oh, yeah. I’m getting old(er).

I’m not a big hater on today’s hip-hop. In the next 10 years the stuff of today will be considered “old school” by today’s youth and tomorrow’s young-ins. And what about the current crop of geezers? Well, we’ll be in the old folks home jamming classics from our high school days such as…

I remember growing up and having my mom constantly comment on the fact I never really listened to music. That all changed in seventh grade once I started listening to this shit. Even though I didn’t play the explicit material when she was around, she knew what I was exposing myself to. She said from time-to-time that I would regret buying all these tapes and CDs because one day I would “outgrow” this stuff.

Well, it’s been 16+ years since I graduated high school and so far no regret. Sure there are a number of albums which haven’t aged well, but they’re still in the collection. I’ve expanded my listening pleasures since my high school days (*coughRamonescough*), but whenever someone asks me what music I listen to, hip-hop from the 1980s-1990s is ALWAYS the first genre out of mouth. It’s my foundation.

Here’s a twin spin. Now put a quarter in your ass ’cause you played yourself.

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August 15, 2010 at 9:54 pm

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Heaven Or H_ll Or Just Plain Ol’ Hell

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So I had on Comcast’s old-school rap music channel on today. It’s always interesting to note what words get bleeped out and which words get unmolested.

Which song inspired me to post this entry?

Here you go.

The word “hell” was bleeped out, but only when Raekwon or Ghost Face said this forbidden word. The chick providing the background vocals was untouched.

OK then.

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August 15, 2010 at 6:47 pm

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Top KK’s Korner Searches For 8/15/10

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suck ma nob
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“little man can’t get ahead” whiny carto
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August 15, 2010 at 6:42 pm

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Is Building A Mosque Suitable Grounds For Debate?

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OK, I might as well make some comments about the Kenyan Koffee Fetcher and the whole let’s-build-a-mosque-at-Ground-Zero hullabaloo.

First, here is America’s Top Muslim.

President Hussein on Friday forcefully joined the national debate over construction of an Islamic complex near New York’s ground zero, telling guests at a White House dinner marking the holy month of Ramadan that opposing the project is at odds with American values.

“Let me be clear: As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country,” Osama said, according to prepared remarks at a White House iftar, the traditional breaking of the daily Ramadan fast.

“That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in Lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances,” he continued. “This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakeable.”

“Let me be clear.” Famous last words. Or would these be “first words”?

And of course after being “clear,” with his opinion on Friday, here is the headline in today’s fishwrap.

Oh, and here are my insta-thoughts.

1) If the current occupant in the White House is so concerned about the rule of law, then I want mosques built all along the U.S./Mexican border. Maybe then the feds will take notice of what’s going on and do something about law enforcement when it comes to the invasion going on down there.

2) If a $100+ million mosque/rec. center can get built in a year in NYC, then I want those Muslims running the city because they can cut through red tape like a hot knife through an infidel’s neck. Maybe Sharia law won’t be so bad after all.

3) I’m a compromising fellow. Muslims can build their “community center” under the guise of “tolerance” at Ground Zero only when they become more tolerant themselves. Here’s a list. Let’s get cracking, Mohammad.

4) Here’s an article about how Pope John Paul II asked some nuns to move their praying away from Auschwitz because it offended Jews.

In the 1980s, Carmelite nuns moved into an abandoned building on the edge of the former Nazi death camp to pray for the souls taken there. As with the dispute over the mosque near Ground Zero, the convent’s presence escalated into a clash not only between different faiths but between competing historical narratives. As with today’s clash too, it seemed intractable until the Polish pope stepped in.For Jews, Auschwitz is a symbol of the Shoah, and the presence of a convent looked like an effort to Christianize a place of Jewish suffering. Suspicions were further aroused by a fundraising brochure from an outside Catholic group, which referred to the convent as a “guarantee of the conversion of strayed brothers.” The protests mounted over the course of several years and various interfaith agreements, and pointed to the real strains that remained between Poles and Jews over a shared history with very different perspectives.

Many Catholics, not just in Poland, could not understand how nuns begging God’s forgiveness and praying for the souls of the departed could possibly offend anyone. There was also a nationalist element. Many members of the Polish resistance had also been murdered at Auschwitz. And again like our present controversy at Ground Zero, intemperate reactions and statements from both sides only inflamed passions.

So what did Pope John Paul II do? He waited, and he counseled. And when he saw that the nuns were not budging—and that their presence was doing more harm than good—he asked the Carmelites to move. He acknowledged that his letter would probably be a trial to each of the sisters, but asked them to accept it while continuing to pursue their mission in that same city at another convent that had been built for them.

Let’s remember what this means. By their own lights, the nuns believed they were doing only good. They may have had a legal title to be where they were. And it is likely that they never would have been forced to move by local authorities had they insisted on staying.

There’s a lesson here. Even those who favor this new Islamic Center surely can appreciate why some American feelings are rubbed raw by the idea of a mosque at a place where Islamic terrorists killed more than 2,700 innocent people. If feelings in Auschwitz were raw after nearly half a century, it’s not hard to see why they would remain raw at Ground Zero after less than a decade.

Don’t know what this story has to do with this particular entry, but I figured what the heck. Keep in mind I first heard about this story on Hate Radio, so it’s probably made up … you know, like the Holocaust.

5) Of course then there’s always the theory that he Non-Dialect Negro wants a mosque built at Ground Zero so it would be a more convenient place of worship the next time he’s in the Big Apple.

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August 15, 2010 at 2:30 pm

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