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Writings of J. Todd Ring: Will Ferrell does a mock music video of gangster rap – and it’s a scathingly hilarious critique of the genre

A musical commentary, followed by social and political analysis, followed by hilarious spoof rap videos, and more This is scathingly funny. Will Ferrell does a mock music video of macho gangster rap. Man, how I despise that music. As Rage Against the Machine said, “So-called rap’s a fraud.” Worse, most of it is disgustingly offensive, . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Will Ferrell does a mock music video of gangster rap – and it’s a scathingly hilarious critique of the genre

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Will Ferrell does a mock music video of gangster rap – and it’s a scathingly hilarious critique of the genre

This is scathingly funny. Will Ferrell does a mock music video of macho gangster rap. Man, how I despise that music. As Rage Against the Machine said, “So-called rap’s a fraud.” Worse, most of it is disgustingly offensive, as well as hollow and noxious. Bob Marley would roll in his grave. Only new country and . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Will Ferrell does a mock music video of gangster rap – and it’s a scathingly hilarious critique of the genre

350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

A reminder not to stereotype people:

Art Threat: Ian Kamau: artistic reflections on city life

Ian Kamau is a Toronto based artist performing in Montreal for the Suoni per il Popolo festival at a concert organized by Howl!. Kamau is a key underground hip-hop artist creating today in Canada. This interview focuses on Kamau’s approach and specifically on the Traffic, a soul track from his debut album One Day Soon.

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The Canadian Progressive: An Ottawa rapper’s song inspired by Rob Ford’s crack cocaine scandal [VIDEO]

An Ottawa rapper’s song inspired by Rob Ford’s crack cocaine scandal: 21-year old Corey Charron dishes out on fictional experience smoking cocaine with the beleaguered Toronto Mayor.

The post An Ottawa rapper’s song inspired by Rob Ford’s crack cocaine scandal [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Halifax-based rapper, Kyle McKenna, calls out Stephen Harper (VIDEO)

Inspired by Idle No More, frustrated by the continuing erosion of democracy under Conservative rule, Halifax-based rapper, Kyle McKenna, calls out Stephen Harper: What’s up Steve? We recommend: Hunger Striker Chief Theresa Spence’s Exclusive Interview With The CBC Canadians Mourn The Untimely “Death of Evidence” Three second rule for the wandering eye S.E.C.R.E.T: Canada’s Answer . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Halifax-based rapper, Kyle McKenna, calls out Stephen Harper (VIDEO)

Walking Turcot Yards: Kyle McKenna – What Up, Steve?

Death By Trolley: Credit to Lupe Fiasco for Obama Criticisms

Praise to rapper Lupe Fiasco, who let loose on President Barack Obama during an invited appearance at a Washington DC pre-inauguration celebration yesterday. As per Australian website News.Com.Au, Fiasco spoke against war for 30 minutes, with some criticism directed specifically at the President. Later, in a song, he rapped

“Limbaugh is a racist, Glenn Beck . . . → Read More: Death By Trolley: Credit to Lupe Fiasco for Obama Criticisms

Eclectic Lip: Homer (not Simpson) and the Kaopectate Kid

The doctor diagnosed young son Leo recently with the stomach flu — which is colloquial shorthand for a condition which isn’t the flu, per se. (The most recent editor of the relevant article on the almighty Wiki agrees!)

The Kaopectate Kid

Our medical professional then suggested we give Leo some Kaopectate to soothe his stomach. . . . → Read More: Eclectic Lip: Homer (not Simpson) and the Kaopectate Kid

Dead Wild Roses: Is the US Election Really Any More Than This?

I’m amused as the US electorate prepares to “participate” in deciding which business class representative they want not represent their interests in matters of state.

Filed under: Humour Tagged: Obama v. Mittens, Rap, US Election

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Five of Five: Spoken Word Homophobia

This is just…awful, weird and creepy, and full of the usual lies about sexuality. The up camera angles are very 1984. I’m sure the young peoples of the hood were deeply touched. Update: wrong video… . . . → Read More: Five of Five: Spoken Word Homophobia

Art Threat: Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch forbids commercial use of his music

Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys (photo by Michael Morel).

Late hip hop pioneer Adam “MCA” Yauch has explicitly prohibited any posthumous use of his music for corporate advertising.

In a copy of his will obtained by Rolling Stone this week, the Beastie Boys rapper states: “Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch forbids commercial use of his music

Art Threat: Montreal-North stand up: part two – An interview with MC Emrical on the fourth anniversary of the death of Fredy Villanueva

While Chuck D’s famous phrase “Rap is CNN for black people,” has been quoted by countless ‘reality’ rappers, there are few artists who have embraced the concept as throughly as Emrical. The only difference is that in this case the Montreal-based emcee reports from the racially diverse low-income community of Montreal-North.

Emrical’s latest . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Montreal-North stand up: part two – An interview with MC Emrical on the fourth anniversary of the death of Fredy Villanueva

bastard.logic: RIP MCA aka Adam Yauch (and RIP the Beastie Boys)

Mark Richardson:

The Beastie Boys turned curiosity into a form of art. They wanted to know more about what was around them and learn everything they could about what wasn’t. Forget about Kurt Cobain for a second: For kids like me, the Beastie Boys invented the 90s. Technology was changing fast and the world . . . → Read More: bastard.logic: RIP MCA aka Adam Yauch (and RIP the Beastie Boys)