What’s good world? Yesterday was pretty bad for me so productively I did absolutely nothing aside from going to work. I was completely out of my element for the entire day. It happens from time to time when you are exhausted I guess.
Anyways, DJ Bless got my email blast sent off so I managed to gain some new followers and judging by my soundcloud page quite a few listens so it was all good. I got a lot of work to do today so I’ll be pretty busy.
On another note I woke up to find out they released a new Dilla track so that’s a good start to any day.
Check it out!!!
After the pervious post of Questlove this song popped into my head simply because of the line….”On the quest for love like the proceed drummer”….Now that line was a line that had plenty of people stuck on stupid when this album dropped. I know it took me a minute to make the connection and since I’m connecting it again why not do it proper like!!!!!
Well, I thought the original would be out there in YouTube land but I guess not. This one will do though….you get my point!!!!
Allhiphop reports legendary poet Maya Angelou has publicly chastised rapper Common over his track “The Dreamer,” from his album The Dreamer, The Believer.
Maya Angelou, who wrote the poem contained on “The Dreamer,” was offended by Common’s lyrics on the track.
She was especially offended at Common’s usage of the “N-word.”
“I had no idea that Common was using the piece we had done together on [a track] in which he also used the ‘N’ word numerous times,” Maya Angelou told The New York Post.
Maya Angelou said that she was “surprised and disappointed” and that she had never heard Common use the word.
“I don’t know why he chose to do that. I had never heard him use that [word] before. I admired him so because he wasn’t singing the line of least resistance,” Maya Angelou said.
Common told The Post that the N word was “a part” of him, but he admitted that he never warned Maya Angelou about his lyrical content.
“I told her what ‘The Dreamer’ was about and what I wanted to get across to people,” Common said. “I wanted young people to hear this and feel like they could really accomplish their dreams.”
On a side note the album is pretty thorough and I understand that our elders don’t understand why we continue to use a word that they hate. I must admit the older I get the more I try not to use the word in my songs simply to not offend anyone and to not give others a reason to use the word because they are reciting my work.