Smif-N-Wessun: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Good concert….

Brooklyn-bred hip-hop duo Smif-N-Wessun – consisting of partners in rhyme, Steele and Tek – illuminated the Tiny Desk with their signature, 80-proof poetry: straight, no chaser. Their music, inspired by their gritty and pre-gentrified Bedford-Stuyvesant and Brownsville neighborhoods, offers the vocabulary of veterans who survived the grimy streets. These original members of the Duck Down Records group Boot Camp Click represent quintessential ’90s true-school hip-hop from the bedrock, when Timberland boots were standard issue. Backing Steele and Tek for the first time is D.C.’s own Black Alley band. Continue reading

Check Your Email: Google May Have Shared Your Videos Stored in Google Photos

Google is sending notices to some Google Photos users with alarming news. For five days late last year, the Google Takeout service, which lets you download your data, sent videos to some users that belong to somebody else. Yes, you read that right. Google already fixed the problem, but that still leaves potentially sensitive videos in the hands of strangers. Continue reading

Black News Channel (BNC) To Make Historic Launch On Monday

I hope this goes well…

On February 10th, viewers across America will witness the launch of the nation’s only African American news network, Black News Channel (BNC).

BNC’s state-of-the-art network operations center is based in Tallahassee, Florida, with news bureaus located throughout the country. Continue reading

How to Get Your $100 From Yahoo After All Those Breaches

Here we go with this bullshit again…

The folks behind the largest known hack of user data to date are finally paying up. Yahoo, now owned by Verizon, recently agreed to pay $117.5 million as part of a proposed class action settlement stemming from a series of breaches in the 2010s that affected 3 billion people—basically Yahoo’s then-entire user base. Continue reading

Big Daddy Kane: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

King Asiatic Nobodys Equal

Feb. 19, 2018 | Abby O’Neill — One of the greatest to ever bless the mic, Big Daddy Kane treated Tiny Desk to an office block party in the true essence of hip-hop. He performed a short set of classics, including “Smooth Operator,” “Ain’t No Half Steppin’,” “Raw” and a bonus freestyle. Through his warm, engaging and devilishly self-effacing style, the pioneer used an interlude between songs to address the intergenerational divisiveness defining rap today and the importance of fans of all ages supporting whatever they like, while “focusing on what’s positive and keeping that in the spotlight.” Continue reading

Shedding Light on Sundown Towns: ProPublica Illinois Investigates

Funny this topic been popping up of late…

The term “sundown town” is familiar to many African Americans.
These were towns across the United States where black Americans knew they weren’t welcome after dark.
A new ProPublica Illinois story examines the racist legacy of one such town in Illinois called Anna.
Below, a Q&A with ProPublica Illinois reporter Logan Jaffe. Continue reading

Loyalty No Royalty, The Breakup Of Tony! Toni! Ton’e! Full Documentary W/ Out takes

Always wondered what happened with them….

LTNFF Winner for Best Documentary Loyalty No Royalty, the untold story of the break up of the legendary R&B band from Oakland, CA. The trio, in fact began as a six member band in 1988 and successfully climbed the charts into the late 1990’s. Unfortunately greed fueled mistrust and eventually the demise of the original band. EXTRA CREDITS TO SOUL TRAIN AND SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO. Soundtrack and 3TOB single is available on ambitiousrecords.net
Contact info for Elijah Baker email eb3lev@gmail.com / for booking 510-578-3766 /Instagram Elijah_Eb_baker / ambitiousrecords / Facebook Elijah EB Baker / Ambitious Records

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Part 10 of the Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Doom saga

In the continuing saga of Marlow Briggs & the wisecracking ghost Tep… an alliance has been formed with Kim Carreras as we try to stop Heng Long from becoming a god and saving my girlfriend…

Check out my LR as Marlow Briggs playlist at
https://youtu.be/XlQTOdWZLr4?list=PLad5rW4wrdCusTgJkpcpN3mit6xWeKUcE

Birds of Prey was bad….. funny bad but bad…

OMFG that shit was bad……. it was so bad it was funny… like a parody…. they can’t have wanted that movie to be even remotely taken seriously….

it was like a really bad girl power chick flick music video….

but it was funny as times… maybe not the times they wanted it to be…
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Police Obtain Warrant for Ancestry.com DNA Database

I been telling folks about this for a while now… go check this link from almost a year ago…

familytreedna gives fbi access to its dna database

A Pennsylvania court gave law enforcement officers access to the world’s largest DNA database in the world. We don’t really know when this happened or why the cops wanted the data. Ancestry.com, however, refused to comply with the warrant and the issue hasn’t really been settled so…I’m sure everything will work out. Continue reading