Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Things you should NEVER put in your mouth!!

In honor of the lunch series that J is doing....which is genius by the way, I am going forth with my blog I promised in my last nostalgic cereal blog...that nobody read....so you don't know WHAT promise I'm talking about.

I should be finishing these sermons for the 8 and 10 am services this Sunday (yeah EARLY) But I'm here with you you're welcome! Anywayz!!

Actual foods that were on the market that you should never eat.

1. Big Hunk Candy Bar


I don't know about you dudes but I'm not eating a candy called BIG HUNK...even if the label does say low fat (what?) Great big pause on this one.


Speaking of pause....
2. Nut Milk
Nuff said! If you eat this, there isn't a pause that can save you.

In the "I cant believe they actually thought this would work" category....


3. Crunchy LOGS


I have so many bad jokes about wood that my witness will not allow me to speak. But honestly who really though this wold be a good idea. What is appetizing about a log!? Imagine the logs people dropped AFTER eating this cereal?

Speaking of cereal, my FAVORITE cereal is peanut butter crunch (which J thinks is crazy) But what was the Cap'n thinking here....

4. Vanilly Crunch



Looks like Styrofoam! But it is FORTIFIED with B-Vitamins & Iron so....

For a while Cereals were getting to the point they were just like candy...this was the peak of that trend.

5. Mr Wonderful's Surprise


I don't like my food with surprises. Surprises are good for parties, holidays, stuff like that. Not for morning nutrition. The surprise was . There is no nutritional value in this cereal AT ALL!

6. Wine Flavored Kit Kat (What!?)


Why didn't this work?

The last one I promise!
7. Mr T Candy

The wrapper says "I pity the fool who passes up my GOLD COLORED CHAIN offer on the back". I pity the fool who DIDN'T pass up that offer.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Good Week #3: Kenny Smith

I was in bed last week DYING watching this. Yall know about the Kobe commercial. You absolutely need this. Watch all of it, and prepare to have one of the best weeks ever. This week is another step on the great journey called Your Destiny. Make sure it counts, and don't forget to jump :)

Announcing PureMusic's "Lunch Series"



Remember the cafeteria at school? You had tables for the jocks (where none of us sat), the stuck up girls (where I wanted to sit), the nerds (where I sat), the cool kids (where 2wo sat), the anarchists, the emcees (where Breeve sat)...discrimination was ALIVE AND WELL. Haven't you ever wondered what lunch was like at someone else's table? Of course, that's why I'm announcing the PureMusic Lunch Series.

Every week, starting next week, I'm going to have actual lunch with someone "interesting" and post our conversation as an audio podcast. Then, when you have lunch (all by yourself), you can listen to what we talk about. You know I'm random; if you've ever had a conversation with me you know what's coming. Good Times! Here's who I have confirmed so far:

Lunch with a Gay Guy
Lunch with a Baby Momma
Lunch with a College President
Lunch with a Gangsta Rapper
Lunch with a Pastor

We're gonna have lunch with a homeless guy, a drug addict, a SEX addict, an NBA player, a financial planner, a Grinder...who else? A presidential nominee? Everyone! Who would you like to hear from? Post suggestions; try to avoid setting me up with serial killers.

Next Week: Lunch with ?????

Additions to the Blog

I like widgets; there are tons that are useful and fun. Here are two I just added to the sidebar content:

1. Theological Word of the Day. Learn something. Use it in a sentence with someone today.

2. Voice Comments. In a silver box at the bottom of the sidebar. Call the free # and leave a message. Be heard. Say something SUPER RANDOM.

Good Week yet? Just wait...

Friday, April 25, 2008

"If We Must Die"

"If We Must Die"
-Claude McKay

If we must die, let it not be like hogs
Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot,
While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs,
Making their mock at our accursed lot.
If we must die, O let us nobly die,
So that our precious blood may not be shed
In vain; then even the monsters we defy
Shall be constrained to honor us though dead!
O kinsmen we must meet the common foe!
Though far outnumbered let us show us brave,
And for their thousand blows deal one deathblow!
What though before us lies the open grave?
Like men we'll face the murderous, cowardly pack,
Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back!

(I don't need to explain)

How Many Must Die?


Well, the verdict is in. The three NYPD officers who shot and killed Sean Bell have been acquitted on all charges. 3 Cops, 50 shots, 2 wounded, 1 dead. I'm numb right now, overwhelmed by too many emotions too write them down. I mean, how many black men do the cops have to kill before somebody goes to jail, before "justice is served?" 100, 1,000? Nobody should ever wonder why cops make black men nervous.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

End of Classes: Where are the true female MCs?!





I've been thinking of this subject since J started this blog and tonight I finally got the time!

WHERE ARE THE TRUE FEMALE MCS?!

When exploring this issue we must take a few notes into consideration:
  1. Rap has always been well chauvinistic and misogynistic...period.
  2. Few female rappers can stand the test of time ( MC Lyte started acting, Lauryn went crazy, Latifah went jazz, almost won an Oscar and became a Covergirl, Kim and Foxy got locked up)
  3. No one has yet to balance sexuality and being a lady in the game (is it that hard, everybody looks like a little boy or like they just left their night job)
  4. Some rappers have so much talent but are in some crazy crew situation and can't out to shine (Shawanna and DTP, Rah Digga and Flip Mode, Eve and Ruff Ryders/Aftermath*as of recent*)
In recent news Remy Ma is going jail for attempted murder and Foxy got out last week for assaulting people at nail salons and beauty supply stores (my people!).  VH1 and Ego Trip have tried to answer this problem with the new stereotype-filled show "Ms. Rap Supreme" featuring the lovely Khia's return to television for the first time since her hit "My neck, my back" (doesn't this just sound right for the rap game right now?)

WHERE ARE THE TRUE FEMALE MCS?!


But there is hope!
Here are some that have risen from the ashes of bad weaves, bullet wounds and glittered pasties:
  • Kid Sister: Markham breed MC and sister to FLOSSTRADAMUS' DJ J2K/ girlfriend of A-TRAK, her style is described as club rap but I like her clever lyrics and how she has nothing to hide in her interviews. She's like the cool girl in elementary school you always wanted to be your friend but was too scared to ask her to come over and play after school. Her album will be out on Fool's Gold some time this year.
  • Estelle: often called the "British Lauryn Hill", this chick from the other side of the pound can sing and puts together some sick rhymes with a fly mod style to match! Her new album is already went #1 in the UK which a HUGE deal for a black artists! Get up on it when it hits our shores.
 Interestingly enough they both have songs to Kanye West(Kid Sister is from Chicago and A-TRAK is his tour DJ and Estelle is on John Legend's label)... maybe he's seeing the future of the game and it has a bit more estrogen in it!

Seem like the key to success as a female rapper is not get locked up, have tight rhymes and don't show too much T&A!

Simple right?

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The Crib (Part 1: The Situation)



CONTEXT: This past week (really, five days), 14 people were killed and 36 were injured. At this rate, Chicago will have one of the bloodiest summers since the '95/Cabrini Green era. Whether it's a GANG problem, a $$$/DRUGS issue, or is the fault of hip-hop is a GOOD DEBATE. I know one thing, this is OUR PROBLEM. Lay the jokes aside for a minute. WE NEED TO TALK.

Chicago. We're the only city in the world to broadcast our local network in international syndication (WGN); in comedy we're the Second City; in weather we're the Windy City (actually the 16th windiest city in the US); we had the Bulls, the '85 Bears and their lovable loser siblings, the Cubs. The Billy Goat Tavern made Belushi and Murray and Hugh Hefner built a media empire, in Chicago. Musically, I need not start. By the way, I wouldn't start with Ye, Com, Twista, or Kells -- I would start with Chess Records.

We're known for many things- profound arrogance, unjustifiable hate, and copious amounts of fun for life's sake. The Grinders. I wish this were all we are known for; I'm dodging a trait most notorious for Chicago...gangs.

That's right, we are gangsters. Ever since Capone's South Side and Bugs Moran's North Side; Jeff Fort's P-Stones and Hoover's Disciples. The Brothers and the People. The Vice Lords out West and now these suburban enclave gangs (Triple B and such). Chicago isn't just gang-related; Chicago IS gang turf. Even looking at our neighborhood divisions turns ethnicities into rivals and pits sides against one another. This is our psyche (that's why we always feel "against the world." In most cases in the Chi, you are AGAINST...). For those who understand gang history, you know that 1995 was a crucial year. The police shut down EVERYTHING, and each set turned into a new autonomous power (I'm saying too much here...research this)

I remember a time when the wrong color would get you put DOWN. The Mikes were getting folks KILLED (we're talking about shoes); Starter jackets were a NO-GO (as well as Duke, Bulls, St.Louis, Steelers, Mariners (please don't), Cowboys -- pretty much you could root for Notre Dame and the White Sox...PERIOD).

Gangs have existed forever; since the 12 tribes or the "dispersion" at Sodom. To destroy a gang is to create another one; destruction is not the goal. Some gangs are necessary (everybody needs a Union); Cep works for PUSH. I'm a Morehouse Man. YB is an AKA. What do you think PureMusic is? Any sociology major worth a hill of beans can tell you the social VALUE of gangs, sects, and tribes (called quest) for identity-making and culture building. The gang is not the problem; it's the LOYALTY.

It's obvious that religion, education, and family are failing to secure any concrete loyalties from our generation. Churches are getting older, Schools are getting worse, and families are more broken (i.e. "baby mommas" and "play cousins"). And we say "Stop the Violence" like it's a catch phrase. Like it's the thing to say.

Next time somebody says "Stop the Violence", ask HOW?

and grab the toilet paper...

That's enough for now. This will happen in phases, but any good ANYBODY will tell you that nothing starts without identifying the situation. I've been vague on purpose, but let's spend some time talking about what's going on -- with our brothers, sisters, EVERYTHING). What are you seeing? What are you experiencing? I did a show in Inglewood this past week and somebody got shot in the butt outside the church.

Don't Laugh. Let's Talk. Part 2 Coming SOON.

WHAT IS THE SITUATION?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Coffey



Dude is incredibly gifted..annointed even..and I wanted to put yall on. Don't think this is the last. Be Encouraged.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Good Week #2

This one is in light of the playoffs, which will suck (however they end). Nothing will top this right here. I lost my voice screaming. It was the first time I was actually histerical. This will instantly make you smile. Ready?



You name all the players that make you feel like a kid again. Then, watch this one...Funny for infinity reasons



You may ask, "Why does this exist?" So that you could have a good week. How are you not laughing right now?

Stay focused, spread love, and follow God this week. lovliv

What "Back to the Future" Taught Me

Instead of being on time for class today, I watched BTTF and realized how much I need a Gray's Sports Almanac, among other things...


1. Everyone’s ancestor looks the same.
2. We should throw an Enchantment Under the Sea dance party.
3. The only way to skateboard is without wheels.
4. If you see yourself across the street one day, don’t trip…he’s from 2015.
5. The Old West sucks
6. There is a car that exists that needs 1.21 Gigawatts of energy…and banana peels.

7. Biff Tannen’s world looks like Detroit
8. If you’re watching “Back to the Future”, you’re probably an hour late for class. (Note: don’t tell your teacher that you were watching “back to the future”. I tried this today, with poor results)
9. Every person who can afford it should have a DeLorean (it’s hybrid, for reason 6)
10. “Mom, you sure can hydrate a pizza”

If you haven’t watched this in the past 6 months, shame on you. Chicken…

Fly guys wear these...


HERE COMES ANOTHER GOOD WEEK

Friday, April 18, 2008

G.I. Joe Returns

For all the 80s babies, Look Out! G.I. Joe, the movie, is slated to hit theaters August 7, 2009. Here a few pics of Snake Eyes, played by Ray Park, the guy who played Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode 1 and Toad in X-Men.


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

This Man

1961, a young African-American man, after hearing President John F. Kennedy's challenge to, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country," gave up his student deferment, left college in Virginia and voluntarily joined the Marines.

In 1963, this man, having completed his two years of service in the Marines, volunteered again to become a Navy corpsman.

This man did so well in corpsman school that he was the valedictorian and became a cardiopulmonary technician. Not surprisingly, he was assigned to the Navy's premier medical facility, Bethesda Naval Hospital , as a member of the commander in chief's medical team, and helped care for President Lyndon B. Johnson after his 1966 surgery.
For his service on the team, which he left in 1967, the White House awarded him three letters of commendation.

While this young man was serving six years on active duty, Vice President Dick Cheney, who was born the same year as THIS MAN, received five deferments, four for being an undergraduate and graduate student and one for being a prospective father.
Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, both five years younger than THIS MAN, used their student deferments to stay in college until 1968. Both then avoided going on active duty through family connections.

THIS MAN, the young man who interrupted his studies to serve his country for six years, is a patriot. He could have run (and many have), but he didn't. He served and he sacrificed.

After leaving the service of his country, the young African-American finished his final year of college, entered the seminary, was ordained as a minister, and eventually became pastor of the largest UCC congregation in the Nation, Trinity United Church of Christ.

Know This Man. Respect This Man.




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Its me....Christians!

Yes, yes as is the tradition in my first post...allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jones (Clark) I am a writer but please don't expect anything brilliant, witty, or life changin from my posts...now that I have successfully lowered expectations, prepare to be amazed (shoot)

I am form the one and only southside of Chicago (shout out to Scott Joplin and the whole 79th street....shout out to dipset, why not?)

Why Clemenza? I split time being the out front dude and the behind the scenes svengoolie. I am a wing man in the pure music movement and what better representation than young Peter Clemenza? Noone!

Thanks everybody, your rug is in the mail

In light of tonights democratic debate, heres a little something extremely funny to catch you up on the issues and get you hyped!

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Good Week Exhibit B: Freedom


Yesterday, after a year of awaiting liberation from the depths of Utah, I have been freed! The 2wo Ferigno that everyone used to know is back and I'm about to be the Hulk. Look out for the things that Pure Music and Double Threat are about to do in Chicago and across the country. We have 3 projects coming this year and you will soon learn about the first one...(shhh...don't tell Bruce Wayne...and his friend...um...Bruce Wayne?)
Whooo! So Blessed....
Oh, and I haven't forgotten about the promise I made about a new thing I'm going to do on the blog. We're going to open the vaults on Friday hopefully. Stay tuned. Big things awry!

Good Week Exhibit A: The Fly Fellow!!!



I got home yesterday, and after spending the entire trip imagining what I would be doing next summer, I got a letter from Fund for Theological Education saying that I was ACCEPTED as a 2008 Ministry Fellow. Which means, I get all of Summer 2009 to direct a ministry project related to Hip-Hop and it will be funded by the good folks at FTE (spelled OTHER THAN ME). Did you say PureMusic? You should have. God is Awesome. Learn more at:

www.thefund.org (The Phi Beta Kappa Rapper Strikes)

God is Aaaaawesome!!! I'm waiting for your reports...

Monday, April 14, 2008

This is Your Week



Listen folks...The weather is starting to break; the Sox are in first place; You can smell the end of the school year. Why complain when you can enjoy what is happening around and TO us? Being alive is a beautiful thing.

Just think: you could always not be.

The winter was hard on us all, especially in Chicago. That winter depression thing is real deal Holyfield, but that was weeks ago. This week is your week. Whatever you've been looking for, waiting for, and anxious about...THIS WEEK we're going to take the positive route. Start thinking about yourself in that position, doing what you love, kicking it with folks you enjoy. Think about the conversations and enlightenments you are going to have, and start having them. Because THIS...this is your week. There is plenty to do in a week, but don't worry you'll get it done. You always do, even when you stress. So why bother? This is your week.

And I hope you have the best week ever...this will help.



Excuse the profanity in here. Still, I haven't laughed out loud for a long time, until I saw this. Good week coming!

Like...Only the Bestest Song from the Bestest Movie Soundtrack Ever!!!

Do I really need to explain? Whattup Breeve!


Friday, April 11, 2008

Burger King...Home of the Heart Attack










I enjoy a good fast food breakfast sandwich, but sometimes I wonder what these companies be thinking about. Like Burger King must be formulating a conspiracy to kill its customer base. Seriously, if that "Creepy King" guy-man-thing doesn't give you a heart attack when open your front door in the morning, the "Man Meal" of a sandwich on his random silver platter surely will.  Check the tagline: "Wake up to a mouthful of breakfast with the Meatnormous Omelete Sandwich. Two slices of melted American Cheese, two fluffy eggs, three crispy strips of bacon, two sizzling sausage patties and two slices of ham, piled high on a toasted bun. The Meatnormous Omelete Sandwich from Burger King. So big, breakfast will never be the same." I wonder why they don't mention the 730 "tasty" calories in the sandwich.

Lets take a trip in the way back machine...





Some of these In remember, some are just weird.
If you have eaten ANY of these though....get a check up ASAP

First Up....



I used to eat this at my Grandma & Paw Paw's house, but they never had real milk. 
We used to have to eat King VitaMAN with POWDER MILK!!! Powder milk, if you never had it, is the pancake mix of milk (just add water) and it looks and tastes like the sweat from a glue stick. And why is it spelled VitaMAN. I spelled vitamin wrong until I was 16...thats not okay! The toys, you can see, clearly SUCKED! Not a racing car but a racing COACH! It looks like one of those wooden toys they make at the north Pole on the Christmas claymation movies...which I love! So heres to you King VitaMAN! You and your crown of golden spoons nourished me and the rest of the Chicago Heights youth through our pre teens! And that was well worth a lower score in the IGAP!

Next....KABOOM!!!



This cereal is the reason most of us are scared of clowns. It also got me into big trouble because in my house the rule was you had to drink the cereal milk when you were done. Normally not a problem but KABOOM turned your milk into a greyish blue bowl of nasty. It looked like you cleaned a paintbrush in it. But I guess thats what happens when you try to make "VitaMIN and Iron Cereal" fun. Not a good idea.

Next...Ooooooo...Kaaaay
The name of this cereal is OK's
It should have been named Soooo Gay!




People really wonder where the "rise in alternative lifestyle" came from. We been getting subliminal images in Gayity since birth. Now yall know Im no gay basher this is just comedy. You know we love the homos! lol (Please catch the satirical nature)
Its just funny how little kids dont see racism, or homophobia until we learn that we are supposed to in society. I ate this cereal a few times (or I at least remember seeing it) but I never once felt the need to exclaim a great big "No Homo" or a "Pause..." But today tho... I got a 3 No Homo a day habit. I say it being funny but some people, everything they do, the cars they drive, thier sex life, thier mindstate is a great big NO HOMO! Just to prove you are a man or... not gay. But me and J Kwest decided a long time ago we dont do the No Homo anymore why? ...I shouldnt have o say it! LOL. You should already know!
Any way it takes J Kwest to let you know about the people we looked up to as kids that we never realized were SUPER gay! The He Man revelation changed my life! 

(Disclaimer: Just to be clear I keep a biblical stance on homosexuality and I also keep a Biblical stance on how I treat people. With kindness. love and compassion. And we should never define ANY person by their sexuality. Homo or Hetero ...speak love)

The next blog... Im going to give you cereals and candies from the past that should NEVER be eaten. You NEED that!!! Peace!

Robert Townsend just called...



This man better be starring in the next Meteor Man, or Kellz is buggin

Thursday, April 10, 2008

I'm Buggin' Out...


I'm at work, doing the A/V for this Philipines/Thailand lecture, which means I'm very much on the internet. I just ran across a few new records that caught my attention. I like to hear what the new sound is, and boy did I today. I won't say the artists names because the joints are wack, but I can tell you the songs are all about women, and how they all love they girls who "get down." But not like regular songs about "hoes" or whatever; these joints are all about how they prefer to be with a woman who gets around. Like, this is their Girl/main/so forth. They are bugging for a number of reasons.

I'm bugging b/c someone stepped on my Jordan's ("Ay Sal, why all you got is white men on the wall?") but also because these joints are hard club joints, which means ladies are gonna be dancing to songs that pretty much say "Yeah, I'm a good girl in public, but quietly, ALL YALL can hit." As ridiculous as that reads, it's real. I promise you that (because of the artists involved) these songs are going to go hard. This is our summer. MY SUMMER, YOUR SUMMER, HER SUMMER with songs about how it's kinda cool and All Good to GO, not just with me (your boyfriend) but with my guys too (It Ain't No Fun right?). And you know what? Not that we won't tell (because we will) but everybody's gonna be okay with it. WE RESPECT YOU FOR THIS.

I'm bugging.

Ladies, SPEAK, and say no to LAMES

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Not that I have time for this, but...

I'll share with you. It's this site called "TVOKAY" that has archives of almost EVERY show and cartoon you used to be on. I mean, if for nothing else, watch an episode of Muppet Babies...

www.tvokay.com

Thank me later. Instead of eating delicious junk, I'm watching this...

"They try so hard"

If I didn't know any better....
But I do.

This one is long...but worth it (Which is exactly what sh....never mind!)

So you just realized, after thinking for years there could never be a black 
President, and even thinking this Obama guy may never make it past the 
Primaries, that this thing just may happen. Lets say for a minute that you 
belong to one of the numerous groups that for your own "personal" reasons 
(and by "personal" I mean "racist") that you don't want this to happen. 
Lets say those "personal" reasons make you uneasy at the very thought of 
a black President. Whats the first thing you do?
Well when a man bases his platform on fairness, morality, and equality the 
answer is easy. You find some dirt on him....
What!? You didn't find any? None?
Okay plan B is even better than plan A. You can attack him and the very 
moral fiber of the African American.
ATTACK his church! Make them all look suspect by discrediting the 
cornerstone of the black community. And since he is black Obama cant 
help but to be covered in the same blanket of suspicion. Just in time to knock 
him out of this race. Well he rolled of of that attack with grace and dignity 
and fought hate with love and sound judgement. Hes good.

You attack him, you attack his Pastor, you attack his people.....
whats next?

You attack......OPRAH!!!

Oprah? Yeah Oprah.
Makes sense really. Who has the most influence in the black community. 
Our Pastors, our rappers/celebrities, and Oprah. It used to be Bill Cosby 
but he tried to take away our right to
use "qua" in our names (ex. Shaniqua, Quayshawn, Aquanisha) 
Well you know black folks aint having that so...we lost Bill Cosby. 
This video is slick though. It appears at first to be a video 
by "concerned Christians" informing "ignorant ones" about this new 
religion/cult that is sweeping the nation and stealing souls from Jesus. 
Then on a deeper level, I (at first) took it as a video playing on the ignorance 
of the multitude of Christians who don't read the Bible for ourselves and 
depend on our Pastors and religious leaders to tell us what it says. 
People who's hearts belong to the idea of God but never read the Bible 
outside of church. Missing out on a certain oneness with God and a 
knowledge of Gods ways.
But they have been in church so long and regurgitated enough sermons 
that you appear to be closer to God than most others. Then they begin to 
read their own press they think they got a "grip on this God thing" but are 
missing fundamental truths of the gospel due to the tendency to grasp a 
corporate concept of the cross without grasping the individual essence of it....yeah.  
They had so much Cafeteria food that soul food (or home cookin') 
just doesn't taste right.

Oprah doesn't say much out of line Biblically in this piece. 
The only thing is the jealousy part and she just took that out of context. 
But just for the record lets get this straight. 
I don't even know why Oprah is relevant in this conversation. 
Folks (especially black folks) need to realize one thing....
ready? OPRAH IS NOT A PASTOR!!! She is not a Reverend, Bishop, 
Minister, Deacon, Usher, Chaplain, Priest, Nun or whatever!!! 
Shes not even close. She says away from 
the topic. All Oprah is is a person with influence. 
But we as Christians depend so much 
on influence to "win souls", instead of truth, that other people with 
influence become a threat. Oprah is not pushing the thing she is discussing it.

Now I can tell you right now the other dude in the video is on some OTHER 
stuff but why is Oprah even in this video. You find out at about 7:43 into it.
At 7:40 just wait for it.



What does Obama have to do with anything going on in this Video? He is the reason 
for it. See Oprah is a member of Trinity as well and Jeremiah Wright is/was also her 
Pastor. Don't believe the hype yall!!!!
Vote from your heart, vote from your pocket, vote from your dreams. Just don't vote 
from ignorance and don't vote from fear.

Monday, April 7, 2008

April 3-Day



I explained my three-day fast (for regular detox purposes) and I just wanted to announce that today begins the April situation. Beginning now, and ending in 72 hours (that would be Thursday at midnight). You know you want to join, because you feel fat (unfortunately, if you live in America, you probably are). If you're feeling froggy, feel free to join. Here's how it works:

If it's not in this picture, you can't eat it. Enjoy

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Moment of silence for our Morehouse Brother...(we kinda need you back)

Final minutes from speech delivered April 3, 1968 in Memphis, TN



PureMusic salutes Martin Luther King Jr., '48, for speaking truth to power; for being an active voice for a passive people; and finally, for seeing the cliff ahead and walking forward. Pay attention to about 1:28 in...that's the look of a man who KNOWS and finds peace in front of the world. I only hope our generation will understand why it happened (hint: it had nothing to do with money). So much more I could say; I'll let him speak for himself...he was assassinated the next day

To his dream and ours...LOVLIV

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

I laughed you will too!

This is funny....so I posted it!

I Am...


So, I just read Brother Breeve's post, and I realized that I forgot to introduce myself in my first post. I am (Trumpets, French Horns, and Plastic Recorders Please!), Rob Gaines, PureMusic disciple and DT producer (sometimes I call myself the Phi Beta Kappa producer, but don't tell J). I feel blessed to be working with Breeve and J on their current projects, and after the response we got from "I Am (Obama)", I'm crunk (I'm from Atlanta) about the year we are going to have. There is some beautiful music brewing, so you should definitely be on the look out. LovLiv! Oh, yeah, I really look like that in person :)

Life Lesson For Today....

Everything that glitters aint gold 




Sometimes it turns out to be straight up wood!

I couldnt resist. Its late and Im supposed to be finishing up Batman & Batman but I have writers block right now and everything I write sucks!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Bet U dont remember this video!!! (Classic Material)

Greetings AM PM bloggers...CepEvans here and for my first post I had to do a good one...So it was 1987 and I was 4...and my aunt used to bump this joint crazy...I loved it then and I love it now and I thank God for YouTube cause I wouldn't know they even had a video for this one. So check it out...Cause "The System" did it with this...once you hear it you will remember...1ne


My Homecoming




Well for my first post I didn't want to be too personal but forget it man. You gotta let it out when inspired or it may never come out at all. First of all for those who don't know me Im BreevEazie the other half of Verbal Kwest. J Kwest and I have been making music together since High School before either of us put together any real project. That has made us BFF's (pause)..........(pause again)......and one more (pause)

Anyway that's me for now. You will find out more. But until then here is a picture



Blao!!!!   Handsomeness is upon you!!!

Anywayz I just finished preaching my 2nd sermon today and to make a long story short it looks like Memphis wants me to stay. I was practically offered a job in full time ministry which is all I have ever wanted since I got into ministry. Its at a prominent church where the Pastor is open and relevant. I don't know what it pays but it ALMOST doesnt matter. Its a job in ministry!!
Only one problem. Its not in the greatest city in the world. 




Chi Town!

Memphis is trying to make it hard for me to leave and I have been really considering staying after that offer. Then I came home and got on the computer and checked Miss Info and saw this video



I saw the Dusable Museum in it and heard Kanye talking about the city I love so much. The greatest city in the world. Then Miss Info kept talking about being homesick. (She is from Chicago too) TOO MUCH PRESSURE!!!!

Then I started thinking sometimes you have to give up a small dream to get to the big one. Sometimes distractions will be thrown your way to see if you really have focus. And those distractions will be hard to resist. If not they wouldnt really be distractions. All I know is this. God wants one thing and THAT WHICH IS NOT GOD wants something else. I just gotta figure out which is which. I think I have made my decision but yall pray for ya boy that i have made the right one. Much Love!
-BreevEazie


He's Been Gone 24 Years



Today marks the 24th anniversary of the tragic loss of Marvin Pentz Gay(e) Jr. Tomorrow also is Marvin's 69th birthday so I wanted to celebrate the life of imo the greatest to ever do it. Enjoy these videos and celebrate the life of Marvin on Marvin Gaye Day 2008!



Also, be on the lookout around Friday for a new weekly segment that I have coming that should be a real dope addition to this movement. Blessings!

Allow me to Introduce myself/ Blessing in Blogs


Hello, the name's kid sis! I thought about that name for a while but I finally realized as old as I get or as grown as I think I am I'll always be Pure Music Movement's kid sister. I love PM with all my heart and they tell how it is (even when it hurts). So like everyone kid sister I wonder when I could get a post on the blog?! I had a TOTALLY different topic for my first post but how know God has his own plans on that. I read 2wo's post about PJ Morton this weekend but really didn't get it until this morning. For my people in school (whatever the level) understand that it will test your faith in every way sometimes. And if you know about HBCUs like I do, they test you in a special way more. This morning after my canceled math test (praise him!) and before my Judo class...I had church in my dorm room (everyday, every way right J?). I played that video about five times before I decided to download it on iTunes. There's blessings in the blogs!!! Since 2wo set the tone...I'll pass it on. Check out some of my faves!





It's John Legend and Stevie Wonder's version of I Won't Complain (you'll have to get the links until I get the hang of posting videos)

(EDIT: Links posted above by CaesarKwest)

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