Momma, I'm so sorry, but are they really that different?
Goodness, I have better things I should be doing: S/FJ on independent hip hop
I must say, he really hits it on the head talking about all the preaching that goes on. You're tired of the crap? Me too, but don't just sit and complain about it. Make music that I want to listen to, don't just say what I'm saying. And do it well, b/c some of these acts are getting on my nerves nowadays (Lupe, LB, Mos Def, you get the idea). Being high and mighty is lame, and it alienates your audience who probably indulges in Wu/Clipse/Nas/BCC. But really it's just lame. I know I sound like Tom Breihan right now, but he has a bit of a point. Though a "granola-munching boho" who put out one of the best albums the past 5 years in my opinon doesn't preach. He's harder than the times.
And while I'm here, read this O-Dub piece of Barack Obama.
I don't know about you, but for me, his "blackness" was only relevant for a short while. I caught up on his bio (his ish is straight) but I am more concerned with his political experience on the national stage, of which he has not much. I thought he should wait, but I could always be wrong. I just hope he doesn't have a Jesse Jackson "Hymietown"moment. I would despise him forever, then. Speaking of black leaders, Farrakhan has said farewell. That's too bad, although he is the man who said of the black journalist who reported on "Hymietown" that "the traitor will be punished." And VA's apologizing for slavery. If onl they'd do the same for the Pharrell album, the last Missy joint, anything by Teddy Riley after 1993...
Finally, are HBCUs really worth it? I am not answering that, just listen and think about it. Even if you aren't black, you might learn something about the pressure put on high schoolers to go to college.