I’d be infinitely more excited (none) about this if Puffy had the slightest interest in putting out quality music and not doing bullshit MTV shows that are so staged it makes Pro Wrestling look like a model of virtue and competition.
Pittsburgh’s G-20 story: Take an expressway from town and disappear into desolate ‘hoods and encounter the civilization of menace. Pittsburgh, a dual city! The glass wonder of PPG Place and/or the G-20 Summit is a faded memory. Here in the ‘hood lives lie abandoned as far as the eye can see.
That is: For the most part, African-American Pittsburgh seems to be invisible, not only to the public relations hucksters who tout Pittsburgh’s successes, but we are equally invisible to the protesters.
Certainly, black Pittsburgh is as proud as anybody in that the black President we worked so hard to elect has selected Pittsburgh as the host of the G-20 Summit. We even enjoy the re-invention of Pittsburgh from a dirty, smoky steel-churning history to the bright, clean, green financial success that the business leaders and politicians boast about so loudly. Nobody is more proud of the Super Bowl winning African-American coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Mike Tomlin. But none of that feel-good stuff erases the pain of the stubbornly high unemployment among African American young adults and the staggering dropout rate for young black males from the public school system.
I think us joking on rappers looks is highly overstated. Some people just have physical abnormalities that are too easy targets. Also understand there were no blogs back then.
Now if you wanna talk about biases based on physical attraction to other men in homo-social setting (friends, people we hang out with, etc) amongst heterosexuals, THEN we can build. Other than that, it’s just jokes.
# Mr. Iceberg Slim Says:
October 1st, 2009 at 1:03 pm
Diddy will exec. produce Game next album, if he does it will be Games best album,
You know, that’s probably true. Really. “Doctor’s Advocate” was a brilliant homage/throwback to the 1992-1994 Death Row era. I see no reason why Jayceon couldn’t do something like that with a 1997-1999 NY sound. With Puffy heading up (none) the whole thing it’d be pretty good. A cohesive concept album ala “American Gangster”.
Think about it, he could even get the NY dudes from that era.. As long as he was honest about what it was, people would support that project.
October 1st, 2009 at 1:07 pm
@ G7. you gonna see hov oct.31 at the acc?
^i think i’m gonna. you? i’m not used to paying big dollars for shows like that, but i might this time.
*starts digging in couch for change*
Ya I bought two tickets. I figured I might aswell see him once perform. Tickets werent cheap. I bought the second cheapest price range which was $69 and after everything was billed up the total came to like $181.
I wasnt even gonna pay that shit, but my girl press the submit button since it was on her card…..so whatevs