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It’s getting FUNKY

In Communication, Griot, Music, News, Politics, TV Shows, Video on May 17, 2017 at 5:06 am

Last night as satellite news was spilling it–
The world beside me was watching and reeling it.

Taking notes.
Making jokes.

On that man in the white house
whose not working but should be kicked out?

I don’t know, I’m not crazy about the orange homey,
but he had my patience-pending then he fired Comey.

And then he did an interview with Lester Holt
to prove his good mind may be on the fro.

He admitted on camera like a bird that sings
how he fired James Comey while thinking of “this Russia thing.”

McMasters, Huckabee-Sanders and Sean Spice alike
Have all looked like fools behind Trump on the mic.

Each one braving reporters to buff for the orange twitter.
Just to have the rugged pulled from under them; the prez is no quitter.

Sean is worn out and Huckabee-Sanders is looking crazy.
McMasters came out with a “non-denial” denial, like that would phase “we.”

But to phase or erase from yesterdays memory — It did not.
It just reconfirmed that the SPOT is quite HOT!

Pennsylvania Avenue is still the hottest soap opera (to date) brewing.
Isn’t the prez protected from being court dragged by the suing?

Some are hinting the prez to take a thwarted term and go hiate
after it was leaked that he asked Comey to drop the investigate.

Look guys he’s 70. He is living long,
but that holds no guarantee on the mind being strong.

We should all be concerned
from what I’ve learned.

My father passed 2 weeks ago
and he was only 69, yo!

But I can tell you from recent dealings
a strong mind is not what he was feeling.

In fact to watch him slip on basic judgments — broke my heart.
To recognize the prez may be “slipping in judgment” would be smart.

Sadly, it’s Ivanka’s daddy. I too am a Daddy’s girl.
So yeah, It’s Getting Funky is the jam being heard across the world.

Good morning baby, It’s Wednesday again,
Pray up, stay up and forgo building sin.

I’m up early with my cup of jo and a smirky grin,
I’m Qui
On that Dr. Dre piece. ‘Bout to run it again.

It’s Getting FUNKY!!!

STRAIGHT OUTTA my life and onto the REEL screen…

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement on August 15, 2015 at 8:41 am

2015-funky-town-quiI literally lived through the NWA era. By the time my high school senior year [1989] rolled around NWA was all that K104.5 FM radio [Dallas/Fort Worth] would play during the noon day lunch and evening hours. And yes – the police were mad. It was a fierce era.

About Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Dre, MC Wren, DOC, what was born, what they had to say and what they meant was laid out. It was fantastic and the movie production was spot on. Of course Dre and Ice Cube produced the joint and the authenticity of the article is transparent. I laughed, I cried, I put my hands up in the air – yes, I was jamming – it was real. I was fortunate to be catching a matinée run in the most amazing theater that included an automatic leather recliner for each guest and enough arm room on both sides to hold a plate and a glass of chardonnay. They didn’t sell Chardonnay, but I did have the nacho combo – it included a 52oz drink. I tipped out 3 times to the ladies room. Do not get the 52oz and drink unconsciously in the dark. Fortunately for me I remember the details of the era like yesterday so tip toeing out 3 times during quickening discussions was not to the detriment of my full experience.

I did learn a lot more about ICE CUBE than I knew in detail. I always knew Cube was the writer. I always loved that about him, but while we were living the era and O’Shea became an actor, series and film producer – I was both surprised and delighted. However, to see the details in the film surrounding how he ‘rose to those challenges’ was piece fitting and even bolder than I had ever imagined.  After seeing him face  and ultimately trample over Jerry, (their former manager) – I was again impressed with his vision and strength at such a young age. The historical layers that make up his character today is mad attractive. I’m looking at his dome piece again and I’m literally smiling.

What can I say about DR. DRE? Wow. This brother, right here! Been attractive and ain’t changing. I did, however hear a piece on MSNBC last night discussing Dre and domestic violence against a female VJ. The woman that brought this up was black and stated that she “wished this had been included in the film to shine a light on what happened and to show how Dre righted his wrongs and has evolved on domestic violence issues.” I knew nothing about that at all and the film did not reflect as much. The woman (on MSNBC) followed up with saying, ‘the omission of such information was clearly an artistic direction decision,’ and that she still enjoyed the film. So did I. Dre isn’t a business man without mistakes. I suppose in context, perhaps this unsavory bit of history 411 has the capacity to help Ray Rice and others who have slipped into the dark slope that domestic violence is. Dr. Dre certainly ‘rapped up’  any parallels between him and the sickness and has moved on to a much more gentle reflected life. No one is perfect and Dr. Dre is nonetheless brilliant still. God bless the VJ…

Eric “EAZY-E” Wright was a package of dynamite! My goodness did this film put the pieces together for me on his life. Eazy-E died of HIV and that little fact was a bomb shell when it hit the hip hop community. I should know, I was stunned where I stood (in real life) when he died.   I was floored the diagnosis was revealed. The film put a lot of stories into context for me; puzzled pieces that had long eluded me. Eazy was a money flipper. Eazy was a business man and now we know.

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I gathered it was unprotected sex that did Eazy-E in
but not a minute before he left us a blood-kin.

E stepped off where lil Eazy began and it’s history now.
The group was birthed and became a cash cow.

Management was dirty, like it often is.
I love Music Managers – but it is a dirty biz.

Ice Cube is a writing genius; he started as a kid.
He harbors no fear, with or with out peers – he’s the jiz!

I enjoyed the film to the -enth degree. I’m just a writer and this is my part,
I’m Qui
and I must say my emotions did sway when I saw TUPAC –  he was my heart.

The cast of male actors greatly resembled the real.
Go see STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON for your first-hand appeal.
It’s the REEL DEAL.

ICE-T on The ART of RAP

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Music, Networking on July 25, 2012 at 8:54 am

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It’s still lunch time in the life of RAP MUSIC and while reading Ebony Magazine [July 2012], I came across a caption that read, “Where’s the beef? Finally, a documentary focusing on the process of Hip-Hop”.

Sounds interesting enough. It caught my attention – so I read on:

t would be a mistake to consider Ice-T’s first foray into the world of the documentary as just another hip-hop film. it’s different: It doesn’t care about beef’s or why so-and-so broke up or which rapper doesn’t like such-and-such. Rather, “Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap discusses the elements of hip-hop, how rhymes are made and how rhythms are born.

Musicians, hip-hop aficionados, and casual fans alike will appreciate Grandmaster Caz and Eminem’s description of how they make their rhymes and why they select the words they do. Rakim, Q-Tip, Immortal Technique, KRS-One and other granddaddies of rap explain their inventions. Here’s what Ice, now 54, had to say the latest endeavor, which is in theaters now.

“If your favorite rapper isn’t in it,
he ain’t in my address book.”

Why do this film?
Hip-hop started to dilute itself and [became] pop. I know I couldn’t get my point across in an interview or in a record I always wanted to direct movies. It was for me to interview my peers and break down what rap is to them and why it’s an art form that needs to be respected. It took two years to get everybody on film. Our only goal was to get it to Sundance. Now it’s coming out in theaters.

Although there are many big names in the movie, some are conspicuously absent, most notably, many rappers in today charts.
I didn’t interview anybody I didn’t know. All the people in the movie came out of my address book. This movie isn’t about seeing your favorite rappers; It’s more about seeing my favorite rappers. If your favorite rapper isn’t in it, he ain’t in my address book.

You’ve been in the game for a long time.
If you’re 18 now, then when I started on Law and Order: SUV, you were 5 years old. You don’t know about N.W.A. You don’t know about RUN-DMC. But there’s always that person who knows me from “Cop Killer” or gangsta rap, but it’s beautiful because that’s one of the reasons I’ll always be Ice-T. Even as an actor, I want people to know, I think that’s why Queen Latifah kept the Queen [even though she’s now primarily an actor]. I’m Ice-T till the wheels fall off.
[–ASG]


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I haven’t seen the documentary yet, though please believe I will within the next few days.
I’m a connoisseur of GOOD HEAD and for too long “sufficient rap” has been on-the-stay.

It used to speak to my mind and occasionally speak to my soul
and made me feel that WORDS were a pleasure to behold.

But nowadays, the radio’s constant rotating play
Is lack luster, a dream buster – yielding loads of verbal nays.

I eventually ditched the lyrics and opted for the instrumentals instead.
Then I realized I was missing the heart of proactive verbs in my head.

So I began to free style, constructing my own bars in Griot,
I’m Qui
and now that the documentary’s out – I’ll happily fare the reel ‘GO’.
Ice-T has the GOOD HEAD —>ya know?

Dr. Dre brought TUPAC to Coachella

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Technology, TV Shows on April 16, 2012 at 10:30 am

http://youtu.be/dT283Y9_quw
Watch it for yourself
then ask Coachella and INTEL:
What the hologram shell?!?

INTEL has been vowing that they have the magic stick
that could bring holographic scenes to life with one click.

Of course they didn’t do it alone
and this isn’t the first time technology has visually honed
someone into position to render entertaining bliss.
I remember Christmas 2011 when Mariah Carey did this.

She performed in 5 different places at once invoking Winter to feel hot.
Thus holographs aren’t really all that new but it was good to see TUPAC.

I watched it on YouTube and had to share it with you.
I feel like QUANTUM LEAP‘ing is close – what Dean Stockwell used to do
when Scott Bakula needed him to come through.

Dr. Dre didn’t just bring TUPAC back but he brought Nate Dogg too,
I’m Qui
A lover of Technology
who’s enjoying the holographic view.
Ooo!