Tuesday, September 26, 2006

No More Boondocks?

Universal Press Syndicate announced on Monday that Aaron McGruder's wildly popular comic strip "The Boondocks" will be ending this November.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the comic strip, which is currently in reruns, was initially set to return with new material in October but Universal reportedly said that it could not get a commitment from McGruder on when, or if, he would return to work on the strip.

McGruder announced a six-month sabbatical in March reportedly to concentrate on other projects including the animated version of "The Boondocks" for Cartoon Network. While the strip is ending syndication, the cartoon will continue to be in production.

"Aaron is a brilliant cartoonist who brought a revolutionary voice to the comic pages," Universal President Lee Salem said. "Our hope is that we can work with him in the future, either in newspapers or in different media"

The strip began in April 1999 and at its peak had about 300 clients, according to Universal. The comic also spawned several book-length collections including Boondocks: Because I Know You Don't Read The Newspaper, A Right To Be Hostile and Public Enemy #2.
Newspapers and other media outlets currently carrying the strip will be allowed to until November 26.

Also:Beanie Sigel, "I Am No Longer Under Def Jam, Signed With Def Jam, Or Dealing With Def Jam Or Roc-A-Fella At All" and Method Man Not Dropped From Def Jam, Says Label Reps

Source: SOHH

Friday, September 15, 2006

Hip hop music fans have more sex: Study

After reading this....Fans of hip hop music are likely to have had more sexual partners in the last five years while many of those who prefer classical strains will have tried cannabis, according to a study released on Thursday.

I'm wondering, more sex than people who listen to jazz? Amazing!

Read more about it in Times Of India
Crackheads Gone Wild

I often forget that there still is a "crackhead" culture. I remember when I see crackheads on the streets of DC or in Maryland. But this is off the hook: somebody made a DVD called "Crackheads Gone Wild". The things people will do for $. This is crazy!
The stupid things college kids do.....

After reading this....Seventy-four members of the Florida A&M University Marching 100 have been placed on academic probation and, separately, the entire band faces possible suspension after accusations that some members stole sheets, pillows and other articles from a hotel after a road game in Detroit.

I'm just shaking my kid, wondering how kids are going to blow a whole season over some sheets and towels. Stupid! Think, kids, think. I'll bet they didnt even need the towels or sheets; they probably just thought stealing them would be "the cool thing to do." Dummies!

Read more in Black College Wire

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

9/13/1996-The day the music died....
I like that song "American Pie" which has that line "the day the music died". It wasnt that literally rock n' roll died, it was that pretty much an era ended and in came in a couple of years of really bad rock music until Hendrix got big.

For hip hop, Tupac's death was alot like when Buddy Holly died. However, Tupac's death differs in context; what Tupac rapped about, the life he chose as oppossed to the life he had the potential to live, the mentality he preached as a reaction to the establishment, and what he stood for.

I saw the movie Resurrection today and what suprised me about Tupac was how articulate he was. Back in the mid 90s most rappers like all the guys down with the Wu-Tang Clan and the Lost Boyz, they were the stars, but when they got interviewed, they just came off as ignorant and dumb in my opinion, saying "You know what Im saying?"at the end of each statement, or some other dumb played out hip hop cliche.

Not Tupac. When the camera was on him, he spoke using proper English, grammer, and the occasional "you know" but everybody talks like that. Tupac could get around regular street cats and speak their language, but he could still present himself in such a way that showed his true intelligence.

I'm like damn, I'd give up all the rappers today to just get Tupac back, for real. Let him be the only rapper, because 97.5% of these MC's today dont need to even exist.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Breakin' DVD collection

Being as into the ol' skool as I have always been, I brought a couple days back a box set of all the Breakdance movies of the early 80's. It included Beat Street and Breakin' 1&2. I just had to have it. Check it out at Freak Film Central.

Check out these hip hop releases for September.

Plus: It's that time of year: The Billboard Awards! And Dallas Cowboys vs. DC Redskins(a very important DC game)!