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The Linguistic: GRIOT

In Communication, Griot, News on February 5, 2019 at 2:15 pm
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To Inhale it equates to Comprehending it.

One of my main TAG WORDS is GRIOT. I very much like being identified with the historic West African Linguistic. [Griot is pronounced Gree-OH. ]

It was July of 2006— I’d taken my first trip to the BIG APPLE. I stayed in the PARAMOUNT HOTEL and all was well with the world, (according to my fantastic TIMES SQUARE view). To make a long story short and get to the point…while I was there, among all of the things I did and all of the monuments I visited, none were as memorable as meeting Fred Brathwaite aka Fab5Freddy. We hit it right off and took a ride in his Mercedes to delve more into what seemed to be a never-ending showcase of absolute & relative conversational rhyme…by yours truly of course. Fab was fantastic in encouraging me to do so and at some point, during our spontaneous conversation he dropped knowledge on me and informed me of a historical West African Linguistic called: Griot. Griot is the art form of telling stories and/or passing down cultural information IN RHYME.

Had you ever heard of it? I had not.

Thirsty for knowledgeI always am— so at the first free moment I had (post my conversation with F5F) I researched the heck out of the word Griot and how this linguistic thing worked. I, like many African Americans, have no clear record of where in Africa our families may have originated – so to be pointed to out of a crowd and told that my style of conversation likens to a tribe in W. Africa…I am thrilled, I am honored.

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It doesn’t mean that’s where I’m from – nor does it mean that’s where I’m going,
but it’s good to know there’s a reference for the form of seeds that I’m sewing.

I’ve been talking in rhyme since my conversational begin.
I remember utilizing the skill & stunning my kin.

I remember my 2nd-grade teacher “literally” telling me —
that I was a poetic genius for my versing scheme.
Ooo Wee.

I didn’t know what it meant, but I kept the encouragement in stride
then it all made sense once I met the HIP HOP Statesman Fab 5.

It’s been all good on a daily – I enjoy sharing my comprehended flow
I’m Qui
and I’m grateful to know I’m DNA gifted something like a Griotte.

[Griot is the term usually referring to a male storyteller – Griotte is the term used for the female counter part]

Recognize the linguistic. Enjoy it's relativity.

The Linguistic: GRIOT

In Communication, Griot, Networking on January 14, 2011 at 7:50 am
Recognize the linguistic. Enjoy it's relativity.

My Kinfolk.

One of my main TAG WORDS is: GRIOT. I very much like being identified with the historic West African Linguistic. [Griot is pronounced Gree-OH. ]

It was July of 2006— I’d taken my first trip to the BIG APPLE. I stayed in the PARAMOUNT HOTEL and all was well with the world, (according to my fantastic TIMES SQUARE view). To make a long story short and get to the point…while I was there, among all of the things I did and all of the monuments I visited, none were as memorable as meeting Fred Brathwaite aka Fab5Freddy. We hit it right off and took a ride in his Mercedes to delve more into what seemed to be a never ending showcase of absolute & relative conversational rhyme…by yours truly of course. Fab was fantastic in encouraging me to do so and at some point during our spontaneous meeting he dropped knowledge on me and informed me of a historical West African Linquistic called: Griot. Griot is the art form of telling stories and/or passing down cultural information IN RHYME.

Had you ever heard of it? I had not.

Thirsty for knowledgeI always am— so at the first free moment I had (post my conversation with F5F) I researched the heck out of the word Griot and how this linguistic thing worked. I, like many African Americans have no clear record of where in Africa our families may have originated – so to be pointed to out of crowd and told that my style of conversation likens to a tribe in W. Africa…I am thrilled.

*´¨) ¸.·* ´¸.·*´¨) ¸.*·*¨) (¸.·´ (¸ .* ¸.·* )´¸.·*´¨) ¸.*·*¨) (¸.·´ (¸ .*

It doesn’t mean that’s where I’m from – nor does it mean that’s where I’m going,
but it’s good to know there’s historical documentation for the form of seeds that I’m sewing.

I’ve been talking in rhyme since my conversational begin.
I remember utilizing the skill & stunning my kin.

I remember my 2nd grade teacher “literally” telling me —
that I was a poetic genius for my versing scheme.
Ooo Wee.

I didn’t know what it meant, but I kept the encouragement in stride
then it all made sense once I met the HIP HOP Statesman Fab 5.

It’s been all good on a daily – I enjoy sharing my comprehended flow
I’m Qui
and I’m grateful to know I’m DNA gifted something like a Griotte.

[Griot is the term usually referring to a male story teller – Griotte is the term used for the female counter part]

World News – Griot Views

In Networking, News on January 21, 2010 at 4:01 am

When surfing various news views remember that you do have choices,
CNN and your local news station kin – have nothing on BlackVoices.
It was there that I read:

A rapper coins the name “Tiger Woods” in a rap;
A paralleling metaphore that yields infidelity some dap.

Regardless of the jeers, we’ve got to yield some cheers
To President Obama and his relentless first year.
Opposition groups have much to say but the intelligence on (their) deck is dense
Many nay sayers are nothing more than haters – unqualified to be the president.

God Bless the earthquake victims in Haiti who have no resources or say –
God Bless Wyclef Jeans efforts to help out – God forbid any corruption in regards to YELE.

The number one Tennis gal @ the Australian Open is no doubt the thick-n-fit Serena
Caveat: No one’s retiring anytime soon- including the other AO winner: big sister Venus.

There are other views bouncing on the wire- some well conveyed, some may resemble ‘blurting dither’
Either way it’s good to read one’s thoughts as those freely dropped in 140 characters on Twitter.

I’m into meeting folks & networking. I’m sooo into connecting with intellectual kin
Because of my desire to be productively on fire – I often kick it on LINKED IN.

Social media is important – and news views need not always define our look
So when I’m not thumbing through the news I’m on QuiVision or FaceBook.

However you do it, whenever you do it – I’m glad you’ve stopped by to see me,
I’m Qui
Digging you 7-days through. I bid you griot views on Day 3.

It’s Wednesday baby!

Hibbity Hump Day – Folks it’s Time To Slay

In Communication, education, Griot, Movies, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on May 27, 2020 at 8:21 am

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Hey, hey, hey!” Sounding like Rodg’s friend Dwayne,
What’s Happening” with you; how’s the view in your lane?

Me? I’m awake and up for goodgame.
Me? I’m the vehicle in the creative lane.

You? You’ve been on my mind for quite some time now;
different reasons ‘why‘ and dimensions on the ‘how.’

Believe me now, when I say that I’m enjoying the climb
that has delivered me to this day; my creative grind.

I’m happy y’all.
In a world of uncertainty, I have the gall.
I wish happiness for us all.
Flex your positive gall.

It’s Hibbity Hump Day, which sounds a lot like “hibbity hop.”
Saying “hibbity hop” reminds me of The Sugar Hill Gang – Hip Hop don’t stop.

Something like The HUSTLER’S CONVENTION, I’m a one-stop Griot shop.
I’m something like Lightnin’ Rod; The HC is not a publication that you can cop

but you can stay tuned to multiple flows like my own, for most Griotte’s are quite steady.
We are storytellers of the day born. I learned as much from Fab5Freddy.

I forget not, much. I am intrigued by various moves made.
I chronicle the view in rhyme. Griot is my mode of Slay.
Hey.

Hey-hey-hey!” I’m quoting Dwayne Nelson again,
I’m Qui
atop of this hump glad to be purveying and conveying What’s Happening.

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It’s a total high day and I’m up for the win.
Come with. This vantage view is better with a friend.

Or a LOVEBIRD:

Memorial Tutorial

In Communication, Griot, News on May 23, 2020 at 5:30 pm

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The celebratory reason behind Memorial Day is pretty simple info:
The hype is about honoring soldiers who died in battle, so

Let’s do it big.
Had they not died, you may not have that wig.

Wig? Yes. It’s the applications that is your “status quo” life:
Your career, your home, cars, kids and your beautiful wife.

You know?
Things would look different if soldiers hadn’t died, yo.

Don’t even get me started on battles you weren’t even born to endure…
There are dates that chronicle monumental memories you ought to honor to your core.

There are soldiers who died for your very rights
to bear arms inside of the capitol building ; a constitutional plight.

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Remember those who made it possible to reside in “the land of the free.”
This weekend focus on their contributions; the depth of their memories.

Tell your familiar youth historical stories; rack up some legacy love.
Throw in a mention of “the Creator;” tell them that someone’s watching above.

Let them know that they, nor yourself — are alone in life’s emotion of seas.
This Memorial Day do celebrate.  Your ancestors are guardians to thee.

And to all of the surviving warriors, who went out to battle and came home again,
you’re a national hero every where that you go; every American need ‘call you a friend.

O’ patriot to the end — I’m talking about me and my love for you,
I’m Qui
Happy Memorial Day, Soldier! Life would not be as great in the states without you.

Please accept this Griot Salute.
Appreciation across this nation?

We got you.

APPRECIATEis what we do.

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Thursday Purse-Day

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on May 14, 2020 at 9:15 am

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Perhaps you’re looking to clutch a high-end FERAGAMO, DOLCE, HAMMITT VIP or a COACH woman’s bag?
For if you know women and their shoes, without a matching purse, the outfit may pose a lag

to her fashion composition, so —
in this piece we’ll broach, “How To LET IT GO.”

No ma’am, don’t LET GO of that work of art by SALAVATORE.
Without which those shoes, will go from fab to chore and even, bore.

Thursday is a great day to focus on a new pair of shoes,
and fashion the purse to not be a holder of blues.

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The PURSE speaks volumes in tandem with a statement shoe.

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Holder. Just saying the word makes me think of our former USAG.
Golden melanin, a calmer era then that yielded a surplus to we.

God bless he, as I am truly talking about an item
that could also reside in Former VP Joe Biden

and that is, the withal to be properly represent and be on point
in a global ensemble outfit that is a world joint.

You know?
What’s a woman without her clothes?

She is naked.
I won’t even fake it,

I enjoy being nude.
But to show ass or a knock-off bag is just rude.

Am I right? Therefore I write
in griot verses with pivotal insight.

I’ve no gripe, just looking for a new bag.
One that has proper lining and smells not of ball sac. 😛

You can understand that? Can’t you?
What’s in your bag? Is it yellow or blue?

Yellow is a sunny hue,
Drama is lined best in blue.

I like them both, in a shoe and a bag.
A progressive fashion sense is what I have.

It’s okay that we encompass bag hues,
just don’t ever let your bag be bigger than you,

unless it’s filled with cash.
Period.  — a MEGAN Thee STALLION bag!
Then hit me up when you get that.

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Your “I” Contribution

In Communication, Griot, Music, News, Video on May 10, 2020 at 8:36 am
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Fruitfully multiply.

Birthed of the Earth you have been nourished and loved
you’ve heard of connective-tales of how you were sent from above.

You live with purpose, give the best hugs and encompass ooldes of fun.
I can tell that you have been cared for and nourished. Who’s your Mum?

You are a wonderful addition to the world; with purpose you’ve grown.
A product of your parents “contribution;” proof of love and labor sown.

You learned from them and loved like them, then you, too bore another.
You jumped the broom, and thereafter in a room, you became a Mother.

He became a father and the two of you were knighted with fruit.
Your “I” Contribution will carry your DNA and reproduce a reflective suit.

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A chip off of the ol’ block.

We are all very similar, just different version of,
so when that little one acts up, like you used to — give them more love.

They are part of you; 50% is what you put in.
They are not disrespectful varmin; they are your kin.

Fruit is good; your fruit especially.
Mason them not in a jar like jelly.

What has grown in woman’s belly is a contribution to life.
Behold favor to the man that found her and made her his wife.

If you have a treasure of a mother in your sight/midst,
I pray thee rise, with wide eyes, and make her breakfast.

Are you her “I” Contribution? Or has thou made a child with her?
Either way, pay homage today – showcase her glory and worth.

Males are  born of and many enjoy her skirt. It’s called human nature.
And though the whole world may turn on you – not her; because she made ya.’

beyonce-hair-flipEvery man is to be celebrated; every man has purpose and worth.
Every man is born of woman. Today, we’ll celebrate her first.

For next month is coming soon;
We will sing a song for Dad in June.

This morning is beautiful, starting with its early morning dew.
Good morning to every “I” Contribution alive – I am just like you.

Thank God for my parents; my mothers DNA came through.
My “I” Contribution to the internet rests in this view.

I am a mother, too;
birther of poetic hues and intellectual dues.

I am birthed 2 of 4 by the same father and mother.
My purpose abounds; I’m a humanity lover.

I love you, sincerely like a mother would.
I compose griot/poetry/sonnets for your journey good.

My “I” Contribution is more than flesh.
Qui Creative Content keeps the lobes wet. check-mark

Don’t ever be dry.
This is my Contribution of “I.”

For the withal to nourish, I yield thanks my Mother’s way,
I’m Qui
Wishing every Mom in the History of man a HAPPY MOTHERS DAY.

and of course,

50 CENT on The BEAT

In Communication, education, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on May 1, 2020 at 4:40 pm


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Curtis Jackson kicked-it with Ari Melber today
and reiterated that he doesn’t drink or smoke a lil’ hay.

That’s what up! He presented a very clean and clear say,
so Ari took him to task on his rap lyric lay.

50 Cent is all about business action
so he pointed to pop culture in the voice of Mr. Jackson

and made it abundantly clear
that an artful perspective is what he divvy’s the ear.

With his knowledge of the drink and the smoke
he made a niche for himself while avoiding the okie doke.

He has written about the art of his structure in a book, yo:
HUSTLE HARDER, HUSTLE SMARTER
chronicles a successful hustlers to and fro.

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The art of perspective therein…

Now that’s ART like baroque. I do like his style.
From his lyrics you’d think that ‘Fiddy lives a life of wild.

Ooo child, it is refreshingly great to know
Mr. Jackson is about business action;
and that it’s his business to “put on a show.”

To think that he has composed a rap persona that yields his reality much dolla’s,
makes a sapeosexual like myself want to stand up and holla:

Do that thang’ Mr. Curtis Jackson, “50.”
Don’t ever stop. Continue to cop and do rock the slang name “Fiddy.”

I think your smile is pretty. Thanks for flashing for all to see,
I’m Qui
Dropping griot about Ari, The Beat and 50 Cent on MSNBC.

It’s the weekend, y’all! Get sharp or get pretty;
put your web cam on and jam a song produced by 50

or a series.

Thursday’s Technical Tea

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News on April 2, 2020 at 3:19 pm

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It’s Thursday sweetheart; it’s Thursday dear kin.
Let’s inhale the freshly grounded aroma of Luckin.

Google Trends told me about Luckin as I sipped jo’ from my personal tumbler.
Printed details of their high propels has invoked chatter of inflated numbers.

Are you a innovation watcher? I certainly can be.
World trends are a nosy girls epitome.

Today is Autism Awareness Day
and an app is trending – to lead the way.

Ali Wentworth is trending; on IN LIVING COLOR, she was a hit.
Unfortunately today Ali is headlining because Ali is sick.

God bless Ali and all others who are in a fight.
Please know I am pulling for you to come out of this alright.

What does “Shelter-in-place mean,” — it’s a popular question among friends.
This is also number four on the list of worldwide Google trends.

Then there are RIGOR pains associated with the virus fight.
Chris Cuomo said rigor pains makes him feel like
he’s being beaten-up from the inside.
He also chipped a tooth during the viral ride.

Here are 5 trendy topics that span the worldwide, according to Google.
I’m Qui
Sipping Technical Tea while composing this Griot doodle.

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NEWS PURUSE – Chatting It Up

In #SeveralLayersDeep, Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement on February 19, 2020 at 4:30 am

NEWS PERUSE_GossipNow that I’m watching the race a little closer – I turned the television back on
to see Mike Bloomberg on ‘The Bloom’ and his campaign growing strong.

I’m a forgiving lady, still I wanted to know more
about Mr.Bloomberg, his word, and his Mayoral score.

So I called up my cousins ex sister-in-law in Brooklyn, to ask her to divvy
me the goods on when Bloomberg governed over New York City.

Y’all, it wasn’t pretty and only  because I really do care
I promised her I’d Griot the info and drop it here, to share.

She said quite a bit and I wasn’t recording the call,
but thanks to ROLLING STONE Mag, this piece says it all:

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https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/political-commentary/mike-bloomberg-audio-recordings-stop-frisk-trump-951302/

It was eye-opening among other things.
He, too, prefers to govern like a king:

The New Yorker remarked that when Bloomberg was Mayor she pushed through jeers;
the weight of not getting a raise from her city employed-gig for about 8-years.

Uh-uhn. I don’t think I’m ready to swallow. I am not interested in another play date.
I do not want to babysit another rich guy in the White House; I’m looking forward to the debates.

The ladies and I are hooking up this eve. We will be watching.
We’re keeping score cards on who and what’s clocking.

There are several campaigns that we are watching; we’re not interested in lies.
We know Bloomberg is a target-market genius – we’ll look past his eyes.

We’ll be checking out Elizabeth Warren, Bernie and Amy Klobachar, too.
We are black and have love for Biden. It’s the patriotic thing to do.

go-vote.gifWe absolutely love this country.
To congregate over anything but – is to be funky.

And this ain’t a time to be funky.
The DNC needs funding but all money ain’t good money, honey.

Not if it costs you: your peace.
I’m just chatting-it-up with you for a little community release.

Is that okay?
I think communing with you is a great way
to start my day.

What are your thoughts? I’d love to hear your say.
Especially after tonight’s debate.

Life is a ballgame – are we ready to play?
The world is in sitting in the bleachers to hear your convey.

Let us show up and create a good story to tell,
I’m Qui
Chatting in my community about which candidate sells.

Tonight, be informed.
Tonight comprehend well.

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