POCHO amigo Gary J. Baca introduces pioneer Northern California Chicano rappers the Funky Aztecs to the cameras on Viacom public access TV’s New World Videos. In Barrioism, the impossibly young homies list all the vatos in the neighborhood. The video list of personalities is from 1991. Does it still sound familiar?
“I wrote this for the kids!,” hip hop artist and activist Olmeca says.
He explains it this way::
Maybe they could only pay rent there because my parents immigrated into this country with only a bag of clothes. Maybe they worked 16 hrs a day 7 days a week in ranches cutting cabbage. Maybe they worked 2 or 3 jobs, and yet it was barely enough to get by.
WBAI (NYC) DJ Jay Smooth analyzes the Donald Sterling tape chingadera and wonders why adjudicated racist Sterling needed to get caught saying something before people got pissed. East Los homeboy Sterling has been an evil guy for years. And what about the the girlfriend?
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Los Angeles locations like Pico and La Brea, 108th and Crenshaw, The House of Blues and Dockweiler Beach were all featured in rap lyrics. Now New York’s Jay Shells wants to make sure these landmarks get the respect they deserve. [Some NSFW lyrics.]
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If the GOP has any future, it needs fresh blood, according to young Christian conservatives at a recent right-wing confab.
And reaching “Millenials” means communicating in the languages These Kids Today know — sarcasm, hiphop, humor and snark.
“How do you make abortion funny?” That was a key question mulled at a major conservative gathering Friday on how to make social conservatism appealing to young people, after an election where Republicans got trounced in the battle for millennial voters (who are are moving even further and further away from the Christian-right on marriage and other issues).
True story! My mom went on a game show and won a cruise vacation and left me home alone so I took the 1974 Dodge Dart with my crew and went cruising. Across the country. We paid our turnpike tolls and hit the road, taking turns driving so people could sleep in the back. Then we got lost in the middle of the desert. And look at this — a four-foot dude in a big sombrero. Hey, Pedro do you know where we can get gas and food? Sure, says Pedro, over there in El Segundo….
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. HipHopAlkatraz and Midget Loco are proud to say Me Xicano. (NSFW language.)
Invasion, “Asia graffiti & lifestyle magazine,” writes:
Two parts of Chicano hip-hop culture in particular have become popular in Japan:
the music, and the cars. When the Japanese do Chicano rap, they still rap in Japanese
instead of English, Spanish, or some mixture of the two. But the beat, the clothes
and the look are quite matched.
Peep this short video of Japanese lowrider hydraulics: