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Great Moments in Black History: #28

Jimi Hendrix-The Star Spangled Banner

I would love to jump in the DeLorean with an iPod and a bag of weed, go back in time and play this for Francis Scott Key.


Great Moments in Black History: #23

If you’re gonna do it, do it right.


Great Moments in Black History: #22

James Brown performs “Say It Loud — I’m Black and I’m Proud” on Playboy After Dark

Great to see James with the natural ‘do. Great to see that blond say, “Fuck it” at the 2:25 mark and get black and proud. The brunette (Asian?) to her right definitely went out and got herself some dark meat that night.


Great Moments in Black History: #2

George Benson-Give Me The Night

So much to love about this one. The collar. The Carl Weathers mini-fro. The…wait a fucking minute. George Benson is roller-skating and playing the guitar at the same time! A classic example of something that I’ve stated numerous times: Rock Star trumps everything. Everything about George Benson in this video should, at the very least, feel dated and cheesy. But it doesn’t. It just feels fucking great.This is why—try as I might—I can’t really hate on smooth jazz radio stations. Because, I know that if I listen for more than a few songs, they’re gonna play something like this and make me want to fucking hug someone.


Get outta my head, Chico Mann!


Electric Purgatory: The Fate of the Black Rocker

This documentary film from Raymond Gayle examines “the struggles of the black rock musician and the stigma they face in the black community and the music industry.”  It features tons of great performance footage and interviews with journalists and musicians like Angelo Moore of Fishbone, Vernon Reid of In Living Color, and Cody ChesnuTT. Although the film is a bit rough around the edges, it’s got a lot of heart and certainly tackles an interesting and timely subject.  The success of bands like TV on the Radio (one white guy) and Bloc Party (fronted by a black guy) might signal a shift toward an acceptance of more rockers of color.  Watch it here, or by all means go buy a copy.

And here’s the Saturday Night Live performance that first made me a Fishbone fan.

Fishbone – Everyday Sunshine Live at Saturday Night Live

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13,000 more U.S. troops into Afghanistan?


Totally Sketch: Blame It on the Economy

Featuring my home girl Vernetta Jenkins as Michelle.


What could be better than Lego ODB?

Nothing, that’s what.
Props to davo.

Wu-Tang Lego: Da Mystery of Chessboxin’ from davo on Vimeo.


De LA + Nike

Sorry, Naomi. You know I ride with you on the globalization tip. But…De La!

Nike Sport Music – De La Soul from nikedelasoul on Vimeo.

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