Thisis50 Interview With Black Rob

BR telling it like it is

Strange Pic of the Day

I know he calls himself Jay Hova but is there any need to pray to him?

Published in: on August 26, 2010 at 9:49 am  Leave a Comment  
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Polly Vernon ain’t got a clue

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/aug/22/lady-gaga-sexual-aesthetic-pop

After reading the article above I’m going to take a stab in the dark here and guess that the Observer Deputy Editor doesn’t have any children (infact upon googling her name this popped up http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/feb/08/motherhood-children-babies1) and the reason for this is I don’t think this woman has any idea of what artists like Lady Gaga and Rihanna are doing to these poor kids minds.

She defends the over sexualized videos by claiming that what artists like Lady Gaga are doing is somehow a statement of empowerment and to quote Vernon “To dismiss Lady Gaga – and her visual spawn – as salaciously, gratuitously, unnecessarily sexual, is to miss the point. To denounce them as yet another facet of our increasingly porn-obsessed, casually misogynistic culture is just plain wrong”.

Oh really?

She goes on to say “Lady Gaga presents an extremely empowered vision of sex and sexiness. Hers is a million miles away from the cynical, soulless titillation of your average Britney Spears video; of …Baby One More Time, say (in which Spears, who was 17, dressed as a schoolgirl and beseeched whoever to “Hit me, baby, one more time…”). It’s the opposite of the sex offered in most R&B and hip-hop videos, in which unnamed, interchangeable bikini-clad models dance for the slathering delectation of the male recording artists. Because men dance for Lady Gaga”.

What I think she fails to realize is that these major record labels have targeted kids to sell this PRODUCT to. And I mean PRODUCT that’s what Lady Gaga is. She is no more in control of her image than Britney Spears was and that because her videos are more about a promotion of homosexuality and bi-sexuality than the misogynistic images portrayed in your token heterosexual (well for the most part anyway) rap videos that means she is making a statement rather than just using sex to sell a product.

She may have thought differently had she caught her daughter parading herself around like a whore and claiming she was empowered after trying to imitate her idol Lady Gaga a woman who thinks it’s a good idea to have a mock killing with blood all over the stage in a recent show in England only weeks after some lunatic gunman killed twelve people in Cumbria very tactful is our Gaga.

I hate to inform you Ms Vernon but Gaga is not the artist of empowerment that you think she is. She is nothing more than a fame whore, a puppet, a tool for the record companies and the people who run them to further push their agenda on the public.

And what is that agenda I hear you say? Well I’m glad you asked

Indoctrination into the occult. That’s right I said it no need to check if you read it correctly, I know right about now you are thinking maybe this guy has a couple of screws loose but I assure you if you understand signs and symbols and if you have ever read or investigated anything to do with the occult or Freemasonry you already know what I am talking about. Infact you have already been subjected to imagery mainly through the medium of film and television that you probably wasn’t aware of that deals with the language of the occult.

Gaga ritually sacrificed for our viewing pleasure

But I’m getting a little sidetracked here my main qualm with this piece is the complete overlooking this supposed journalist has done in analyzing what these images do a child’s mind or a young teenagers mind. She ignores the thoughts of Mike Stock who made a statement a week or so ago saying that pop music videos now are like soft pornography and fails to acknowledge at all that the kids are the ones who watch these videos and try to imitate them and it’s them that this affects most if she only knew what the powers that be behind labels like Interscope are really up to. On second thoughts she probably wouldn’t believe it anyway.

Published in: on August 22, 2010 at 6:14 pm  Leave a Comment  

Fat Beats Announces Closing Of New York And Los Angeles Retail Stores

After 16 Years, Fat Beats And Fans Bid Farewell To The Legendary Record Stores; Online Retail, The Label, And WholeSale Distribution Will Continue

(August 18, 2010 – Brooklyn, NY) After 16 years, Fat Beats has announced the closing of the legendary label’s two remaining retail locations in New York and Los Angeles. Fat Beats will celebrate the legacies of the stores, which are scheduled to close in early September (New York: September 4th, Los Angeles: September 18th) by throwing a series of blow-out sales and tribute parties open to the public during their last weeks. Fans can check www.FatBeats.com for updates.

Fat Beats’ longest running and most famed location is at 406 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan. Since the 1994 opening of Fat Beats’ flagship retail location, hip-hop fans have traveled far and wide to visit the iconic store. With locations soon following in Los Angeles (7600 Melrose Ave.), Atlanta, Amsterdam, and Tokyo, the record stores were a place to experience hip-hop culture and its legacy, which became a global phenomenon. “The closing of Fat Beats is just like one of my friends passing away. They promoted vinyl at its highest degree for the culture of good music and that makes it more difficult to say goodbye,” says DJ Premier.

The announcement of the closings is a reflection of the woes that have been plaguing the industry for years. Global chain HMV closed their last US location in 2004. Tower Records shuttered in 2006. Last year saw the close of the last Virgin Megastore, and the story is no different in 2010. For Fat Beats, maintaining two stores well into 2010 is a testament to the stores’ importance to the music and to fans and consumers continuing to support independent hip-hop.

While news of the stores’ closing marks the end of an era, the future is not doom and gloom. Digital sales continue to increase industry-wide; for Fat Beats, currently operating a profitable and growing online retail store, this has provided a boon to business as fans continue to order mp3s, vinyl, and CDs from FatBeats.com. Although digital sales continue to grow, executives at Fat Beats understand the importance of independent retail stores and are planning to re-open a brick and mortar hip-hop lifestyle location sometime in the near future.

The future looks just as bright for Fat Beats Distribution and the label. Fat Beats Distribution, which has been renamed FB Distribution, continues to strike noteworthy distribution deals with independent and major labels worldwide and is now working with different genres of alternative music. Fat Beats Records will continue to release notable albums from their own impressive roster of artists including ILL BILL, TruMaster/KRS-One, Black Milk, Trinity, Sha Stimuli, Q-Unique, and more. Fat Beats owner and President Joe Abajian says, “This is the start of a new era for Fat Beats. We’re adapting to meet the needs of our demographic by revamping and improving our existing systems. While our website, which stocks everything available in our retail stores, continues to do very well, we’re still exploring our options for alternate retail locations in the future. We’re proud of our legacy and will continue to re-invent ourselves. For now, we’ll see you online at FatBeats.com”

Published in: on August 19, 2010 at 9:58 am  Leave a Comment  

MEDical Card – MED (prod Madlib)

Published in: on August 11, 2010 at 10:30 am  Leave a Comment  
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‘America’s Nightmare is a mirror’ – Rapper General Steele