Monday, March 31, 2008

Jay-Z - Ain't I Video (BlackCloud Version) lol

Shot by my lovely friend Candice Johnson for a class.. I was bored and listening to Jay messed w/ iMovie for a lil while and here you go.... let me know what u think....

New Stuff: Lil' Wayne, The Roots ft. Chrisette Michelle & Wale

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Nikki Jean wearing BlackCloud (From Lupe Fiasco's Album)

I was VERY excited when I saw this!... But what she's talking about is true. It's crazy how when you make you "find" family you havent seen ever once you make it. (Not that "i've" gotten to that point yet)

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"I Am (Obama)" Song

Friday, March 28, 2008

Good Ol' Days

Nickelodeon during the 90's was a great time for me. When it comes to the entertainment that I receive during the "Golden Age" of child television I get real excited and nostalgic. *tear lol

Kenan and Kel. I just recently watched a mini mararthon of this wonderful show, it really took me back.

One season and it found a spot in my heart. lol "Hit me! Hit me!" "What he do?" "He hit me!" lol

New Beyonce & Lil' Wayne

I'm feelin this new one from the lady with all the hair, lol.


Thursday, March 27, 2008

Just Comedy.... LOL

I like pranks and hate when people get annoying when they are listening to ipods. But I have never been creative enough to kill two birds with one stone like this dude has, lol.... ENJOY. I did; I became one of those annoying people that laugh real loud at videos in the quiet tech center, lol....SO! :D

Audio Prank! from streeter seidell on Vimeo.

Lupe Fiasco & Chris Brown - Freestyle

Nothing too intense, lol.. but two of my favorite dudes in music today none the less just having fun and enjoying life.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Messed Up

Browing around the web and made a stop on Kanye's blog. Not really a fan of blog jacking but this is just messed up. [.........lol :| ]

NEW BlackCloud Tees!

Green Lantern, Russell Simmons & Barack Obama - Yes We Can

Yes they have a Presidential mixtape coming. When it's in I'll post it so we can see whats goin on here... check back soon.

Don't bet on BET

This blog will have information about BlackCloud, music, videos, etc. but I will also provide you all with my own two cents. So here is the first installment of the madness which is my mind.

I love to be entertained just as much as the next man. But when the entertainment is disrespectful to me or people I love, I no longer consider it entertaining. African Americans have been dealing with the ill perceptions and treatment of us since we were brought to this country we now call home. We are constantly portrayed as the ignorant, loud and crass individuals that the majority of us are not. When we are constantly exposed to these falsities it is easy for some to unfortunately accept this images to be true representations of their own people. Sadly I understand this but it doesn't make it ok. Ignorance is bliss but when organizations like BET exploit the negative portrayal of their own people it is doing us all a disservice.
Although there has been some improvements in the depiction of us, there has also been an increase in the ridiculing of black people, especially the youth. BET originally begun to be a voice and place for African Americans in the media. It broadcasted religious programs, gospel music, hip hop and R&B videos, a news show and my favorite Teen Summit. Teen Summit was show that not only allowed young artists a place to broadcast their talents but the teens on the engaged in conversation and dialogue about the issues of the communities and teens them selves. This show was the parent-child conversation that many youths at the time did not or were not able to receive. As the network grew it sought to gain financially and drifted from its original set up. The news was shortened to numerous shorts over the day and Teen Summit was replaced with Hell Date and College Hill.
Even though we love to see blacks in the cooperate world rubbing elbows with the big dogs it just doesn't sit well with me when its at out expense. I feel that too often when "one of us" does succeed and "make it" we often fail to use or new resources in then in turn help another reach the same level success. Furthermore its disappointing to see us using the same stereotypes that have oppressed and marginalized us to benefit financially. I think that it is irresponsible to take a perfect opportunity to broadcast positive representations of black people and replace it with a counterfeit MTV that doesn't represent us at all. I can deal with Hits from the Streets and The Basement but College Hill: Atlanta and the videos the show today I just can't do. So yeah bring those times back. I would love to have a grand solution for this issue but for the moment just join my little protest and not watch the dumb programs that hold us back because if we don't watch they don't make money and have to find other ways to "entertain" us.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

BlackCloud Urbaniti Feature/Interview!

Shout out to Urbanti and Brandi Hargette [the wonderful and magnificent writer] for the feature and interview. It was fun. It was my first [blushing, thank you Bran *wink, lol]. Check it out and enjoy.
Urbaniti : Interview

Monday, March 24, 2008

New Music: Maria, Outkast

Just some free music that I stumbled upon, liked and decided to share. Like who doesn't like free music though? Enjoy. And Andre 3000 is a beast!

Mariah Carey ft. Rick Ross & The Dream - Touch My Body Remix

Outkast ft. Raekwon


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