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So I'm still trying to figure out how to get this stupid blog shit to work the way it's supposed to...maybe this will stick.

I hate the internet. How odd is that? A meduim with the potential to connect every person on the planet, a global marketplace capable of offering me almost any product or service imaginable...this is evil. Well, not really. Maybe I'm just a little jaded. Have you read "McWorld vs. Jihad"? Don't let the title fool you, it's about economics/politics. Good read. Kinda dry though.
I miss the fact that once upon a time, you had to talk to people. Typing words at folks around the globe is cool, but I know the kind of impact I have on people in RL and it's hard to bring that across in cyberspace. Body language, facial expressions, and vocal tone are the majority of communication, and this medium takes all that away. The average person barely skims what they read (I'm guilty of doing this too!) and we only half listen to what others tell us (cuz we're so busy waiting to say what ever it is that buzzes around in our craniums that we just don't really LISTEN), so how am I to communicate effectively with my fellow humans?
If you tell me the sky is blue and I disagree, am I crazy? U might think so, but I'd have one question for you: what is the sky made of?
RZA said on the Wu Forever cd that most won't understand because they were not meant to. What's your percentage?
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American Shaolin

Posted 06-15-2008 at 02:34 PM by BornPower
I just reread this book I bought a few months ago (I read so many books, I reread them later and it's almost like the first time. how many? I can read a 400 page book in a few hours...do the math) called American Shaolin. This white boy gets into an Ivy League school and drops out to travel to Xiaolin to study kungfu.
I learned that kungfu was actually developed as a sort of exercise for the monks so that their muscles wouldn't turn to mush (like our cubicle dwellers do) but now the emphasis of the art is on the physical aspect instead of the mental/spiritual ones...

Hip Hop and Kungfu...the Chiolin and Wutang clan styles...

Once upon a time Hip Hop was revered as a culture. Djing, Breaking, MCing, and Graf are the pillars of the culture we claim to live, but how many of us really practice our artz? And if we do, what is our real motivation for doing so? Many have been recorded saying that Hip Hop was merely a payday. In fact, that seems to be the prevailing motive nowadayz. C.R.E.A.M.
I applaud the fact that some are in a position to make a living selling their view of reality, but in doing so the essence of truth has been diluted by souljah boys spending their fifty cents on bubble gum snack traps.

On the other hand, am I truly justified in condemning some because I don't like the direction their music takes me when artists like Gnarls Barkly, NERD, Wu, and Outkast take things to a WHOLE NUVVA LEVEL? Not really (LOL), but opinions are like assholes. Everybody has one...
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I'm glad you made this. For a person to talk about or present this is really a strong indication how deep your appreciation for Hiphop.

What you put forth is recognized and noted.
Posted 06-26-2008 at 02:33 AM by SG SG is offline
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i'm just surprised anyone reads my shit, but good lookin SG. that mef video was hot too

Posted 06-26-2008 at 03:25 AM by BornPower BornPower is offline
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