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Inquistion Dont Stop & What about Biggie & Pac

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Video on September 25, 2017 at 6:49 am

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Perhaps you did or did not see Fox’s broadcast
that investigated the deaths of Pac & Big; two decades past.

It was all real chronicle, no slamming tracks or laughs.
It yeilded a lot of concrete proof and a bit of ‘crooked-cop gas.’

There was new insight for me, to which I thank God
that Pac was only shot ONCE at the elevator in Quad.

Or rather that’s what I learned last night.
Sounds like Pac was shot by self – during that life byte:

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Yep! I told you Fab5 would be in the broadcast, but I didn’t know
Soledad and Ice-T would kick it with F 2+3 in his Harlem studio.
It’s the spiz-ot yo.

Anywho, the 2-hour broadcast brought through rumors, facts and now a blog.
Pointing to several rival groups, including gang involvement and crooked cops.

Las Vegas never closed the case on Pac
and because Vegas loves an ongoing show — ‘It don’t stop.

Los Angeles never really properly closed the case on Big
or we would be more certain of WHO the culprit is that ‘split his wig.’

The WHY’s are very sketchy, though the broadcast seemed to imply
Pac was a walking-tale to be told, and didn’t mind living out a lie.

Perhaps he was not shot multiple times outside of Quad studio.
Still he allowed the riddled rumor of him being shot up – go fro.

I loved him, yo. I really did.
I’ve always been a fairytale kid.

I’m most sorry to Mrs. Wallace and Faith Evans alike.
I was reminded per the rewinding that Christopher lost his life.

The larger than life man
on that night – didn’t stand a chance.

God bless Biggie and God bless Pac.
2 icons were on the rise. 2 icons were shot.

The special investigation was hot. I’m not lying.
Kudos to Ice-T’s cred in the street and Soledad O’Brien.

Me? It’s Monday and I’m ready to start anew.
I’m Qui
Glad to be here with thee while mulling over yesterdays view.

It’s good be alive, thank God for life and good morning to you.

 

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.

Dr. Dre brought TUPAC to Coachella

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

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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!