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Fashion, Hip-hop, Lifestyle………………BlackLight


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Outlawz Smoked Tupac’s Ashes????????

I just read an article that stated the Outlawz smoked Tupac’s ashes after his cremation. I’m not sure what to make of it but this is strange news to say the least.  One of the members is quoted as saying………….

Yes, it’s definitely true… Had a little memorial for him with his mum and his family. We had hit the beach, threw [in] a lot of shit he liked at the beach. Some weed, some chicken wings, he loved orange soda… Pac loved that kind of shit, so we were giving him our own farewell…If you listen to “Black Jesus,” he said, “Last wishes, niggas smoke my ashes.” That was a request that he had. Now, how serious he was about it? We took it serious

I’m not sure if PAC really ment for his homies to ‘LITERALLY’ smoke him.  What’s your take?  Did the Outlawz go to far?

Here are some videos to remind us of how influential Tupac was when he was alive. Tupac was an Icon.  More than rap. Three of my personal favourite Tupac songs are…….. Hit Em’ Up,  I Get Around featruring Digitial Underground and Temptations.

 

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Song of the Week (11) Camp Lo………….Luchini (This is It!)

Camp Lo is an American hip hop duo, formed in 1995, which hails from The Bronx, New York. The duo consists of rappers Sonny Cheeba (Salahadeen Wilds) and Geechi Suede (Saladine Wallace), both of Muslim upbringing.

They named themselves ‘Camp Lo’ to separate themselves from Atlanta-based rapper Cee-Lo of Goodie Mob. Initially signed with Profile Records, Camp Lo made their first appearance in 1996 on The Great White Hype soundtrack, with their single, “Coolie High”. The smooth party song was a minor hit, peaking at #25 on the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart. Their first major exposure came with the release of their second single, the upbeat, horn driven “Luchini”, otherwise known as “This Is It”. The song became a crossover hit in 1997, breaking into the Top 50 on the Billboard Hot 100, and reaching the top 5 on the Hot Rap Singles chart. The track peaked at #74 in the UK Singles Chart in August 1997. The duo released their debut album Uptown Saturday Night in January 1997. The effort was widely acclaimed, praised for its accessible content and smooth, funk and jazz inspired production.

This is one of my top 5 songs of all-time. Do ya’ll agree?  Check the video link below.

Luchini (This is It)


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Song of the Week (10) Outkast……….Jazzy Belle (RMX)

Outkast (stylized as OutKast) is an American hip hop duo based in East Point, Georgia, consisting of Atlanta native André “André 3000” Benjamin (formerly known as Dré) and Savannah, Georgia-born Antwan “Big Boi” Patton. They were originally known as Two Shades Deep but later changed the group’s name to OutKast. The group’s original musical style was a mixture of Dirty South and G-funk. Since then, however, funk, soul, rock, electronic music, spoken word poetry, jazz and blues elements have been added to the group’s musical palette. The duo is one of the most successful hip-hop groups of all time, having received six Grammy Awards. Over 25 million copies have been sold of OutKast’s eight releases: five studio albums, a greatest hits release, and the Grammy Award-winning (for Album of the Year) Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, a double album containing a solo album from each member.

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Jazzy Belle (RMX)


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Kuta Beach, Bali Island…………..Indonesia

Kuta Beach is a must see destination if you come to Asia.  The Indonesian people are friendly but they will try to sell you goods while your relaxing on the beach.  This can get annoying after the hundredth time but if you come so South East Asia this situation is unavoidable. People are trying to make a living.  Tourism is many Kuta residents’ only source of income so I didn’t get too angry and bought some tank tops.  Beside that, there are many interesting things to do on the island.  I went with couple friends and had the time of my life.  I also heard a phrase that has stuck with me since my visit “No money…..No honey”. With a long broad Indian Ocean beach-front, Kuta was originally discovered by tourists as a surfing paradise. It has long been a popular stop on the classic backpacking route in South East Asia. Back in the 1980s they used to talk about the three Ks: Katmandu in Nepal, Khao San Road in Bangkok and Kuta. Today Kuta still attracts some hardcore backpackers as well as families and tourists from all over the world, and is most notably a playground for young visitors from Australia.

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Song of the Week (9) Respiration………………..BlackStar

Black Star is a hip hop group formed by MCs Mos Def and Talib Kweli.  Black Star arose from the underground movement of the late 1990s, which was in large part due to Rawkus Records, an independent record label stationed in New York City. They released one self titled album. Though the record achieved little commercial success, they (and other members of the Native Tongues Posse) helped shape underground alternative rap and helped bring it further into the mainstream eye. Both have gone on to greater commercial and critical success in separate solo careers.

Black Star’s emergence into the hip-hop scene came at a crucial point in music history. Following the deaths of both Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur, hip-hop was consumed in a world of chaos. Black Star attempted to bring reconciliation in the wake of these violent deaths. The self titled album contains various references to Biggie and Tupac, and attempts to create reconciliation in the hip-hop world: “I said one, two, three. It’s kinda dangerous to be an M.C. They shot Tupac and Biggie. Too much violence in hip-hop.”  BlackStar has been an inspiration for the BLL family.  They exemplify what our movement is about………….showing the positive aspects of Hip-Hop music. This doesn’t mean we will  shy away from discussing and showing the negative aspects of the music either.  They are both important.  Our goal  is to enlighten Asian people and educate them on the different types of Hip-Hop music. It’s not only negative.  Everybody Shines!

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Respiration