I been watching and rewatching this video over and over since it dropped. I forgot I had a blog and that you could embed Youtube videos on it and stuff. So …yeah..the homie Bambu doesn’t have a single weakness as an emcee:
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Mos kills it. Eminem and Black Thought might have the punchlines, but Mos strangles this to life. Primo on the turns.
BTW, ten years ago, this would have been crazy, but now that these dudes are all like 35+ years old, it’s that much better. There’s a lot more weight to their verses than I bet there woulda been had this been off a Rawkus compilation in ’99.
(I took that picture with my cell phone. Yes it is a Randy Moss jersey.)
This past week I received a package in the mail from students in Ms Anderson’s class at the Hotchkiss School. After I performed there for MLK Day, she had mentioned that she was going to incorporate contemporary performance poetry into her classes, but I didn’t know she meant right away!
So when I picked up the yellow envelope in my building, I felt the same way I feel before I eat pie. Wicked excited!
I’ve been carrying around these poems with me and reading them on the train to and from work. I even brought them to the coffee shop where I like to get writing done and spilled half a cup on them. (That’s when you know it’s important, when you inadvertently mess it up.) At this point, I’ve read them all at least 3 times.
Anyway, there’s a lot of talent in that packet. Thanks for the warmth in winter everyone.
It’s weird to me that I have a profile on IMDB.
But I guess not as weird as the fact that I’m like, you know, acting in a movie. If you live in the Bay, or plan to be there in mid-March, go check out one of the screenings of The Humberville Poetry Slam. And then come back and tell me I didn’t ruin the movie.
I used to live right off U Street in DC, also known as Black Broadway – and hands down, my favorite place for late night eats was the famous Ben’s Chili Bowl. It was and still is a microcosm of real DC. Forget going to the museums and the monuments and the Senate buildings and the White House. Those are all fine for what they are, but if you wanna see the real DC, Ben’s is the quickest way to immerse yourself.
The local lore says Bill Cosby proposed to his wife there! And they got pictures of dude up in the spot, with the ill juke in the back. When I made the decision to move back to Boston – I started hitting up Ben’s for lunch and late nights because I knew I’d be missing it.
Check out the clip down there of Meet the Press with Obama and Fenty hitting up the joint. Good to see the next president actually wanted to see real DC.
Since I been keeping and catching up with old friends via Facebook, I figured I would throw a couple links your way.
I went to grade school with Janee TMB, the mastermind behind I Fux Wit It. We used to go head to head in Boggle in 6th grade. If I recall correctly, there was kinda nobody in our class who was on our level. We were like two Michael Phelpses, but without the dickhead attitude, mouthful of marbles, and social awkwardness. Now we both became writers.
Another person I must shout out is my homie Khary aka Kharupt. I let him borrow my book “How to Draw Marvel Comics” in 5th grade, and now he is a professional illustrator with legions of fans worldwide. So I figure he owes me roughly a quarter of his yearly income. No rush though.
What would you do if you were performing one of your hit songs and Prince got up on stage and took the place of your guitarist?
The homies Geologic and Sabzi – collectively known as Blue Scholars did a little writeup of their trip to Denver to participate in the protest outside the DNC.
Click here to read in its entirety.
Warning: mainstream liberals get mad in the comments section.
A couple of hilarious lines courtesy of Geo:
“I tell her that they’re not true republicans because Red is the communists’ color.”
“We’re watching this all happen with a handful of protesters of color who, unlike some other people, are trying to avoid arrest.”
Real talk once again.