Monday, March 22, 2010

Rev Run's Words of Wisdom

"When you take things for granted, the things you are granted get taken."

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Daily Fortune

So, I opened my fortune cookie today and it read: "Be mischievous and you will not be lonesome." (Uh huhhh)

Here's what my daily horoscope read:
"Some news, or possibly a connection with someone regarding your career will go rather well today, Gemini. It's possible that you are planning on negotiating an improvement in your income, or, at least working on your image by window-shopping for upgraded styles or skills. You may have the chance to create new opportunities for yourself as well as improving your current situation. Do not let yourself get into trying to be more like others on a superficial level; your goal today is to emphasize who you are and what you do best."

Quite inspiring.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Artist Spotlight

Nipsey Hussle came to UCLA a little over a week ago to participate in an intellectually stimulating panel discussion that explored the materialistic, misogynistic, and violent images portrayed in hip hop music videos. As a description of the event stated, "Many are aware of the stereotypes that are perpetuated in these videos but few are actually willing to deliberate and converse about them. Striving to promote edutainment (education + entertainment), the discussion will be formatted to watch different clips and compilation-footage of hip hop music videos throughout history and then spark a discourse about the social, cultural, and political undertones embedded within the videos. The goal by the end of this powerful discourse is to grant all participants and audience members the opportunity to reach a higher truth and understanding in regard to the portrayal of women, African Americans, and the greater hip hop culture through the visuals that hip hop music videos lend us."
And might I add that I was quite impressed with Nipsey's input. He was well-composed and articulated his views/thoughts in the most candid and alluring manner. He definitely secured some new fans that night and made an admirer out of me.