There's a new blog in town and it's establising a middle ground. Blue Collar LLC is a Promotional Creation of some sort that explores and promotes the middle ground in Hiphop music. There is a grey area you know. But leave it to the mainstream media, and you wouldn't.
DJ Synapse is serving up a residency at the Village Underground. As far as thursdays goes he's tied into a well put together event organized by Dave Gee, he's got a new clothing line called 'Methods NYC'. Tonight they had the Art Battles crew on stage doing live art. Picture four large canvases, with four talented artist standing in front of them eager to paint as soon as the break-beat drops. A totally different experience, then what most are used to when attending a late night, no cover, open bar, DJ spinning event. For anyone wanting to step out thursday night and not worry about having to spend a fortune at some dark venue, servin up watered down overly expensive drinks, this is definitely the place for you. The Underground serves up a pretty decent plate of buffalo wings for $5.50 something you may consider ordering while getting your fill of free liquids during the open bar. Next week... Gravy (Iration Soundz).. Come through... Bring a friend meet a friend...
Where art thou Lady O' Hiphop? We need you now. Female emcees I'm calling out to you, and I am not alone, there are others, requesting that you surface and bless us with your necessary presence. We're tired of the plastic woman mouth loaded with frivolous speak. We want a woman we can bring home to mother. One that's grown folk sexy, not vulgar. A lady that's tactful, not tactless and uncouth. Someone that switches lingo effortlessly and can hold down the fort. High self esteem required, not vanity and conceit. We don't want you to sound like our favorite male rappers. We'd like less bass in your voice. We'd appreciate that you not share every sexual detail of your past present and future. The increasing number of your partners is not attractive in the least.
We want your honesty, creativity and everything that embodies your feminine being to shine through in your lyrics and videos. Could you do us this one favor and make an appearance even if it's only for a short while. Any moments with you will be cherished and help to replenish this increasingly less fertile soil we attempt to plant seeds in.
If that woman that gets all the airtime doesn't represent you please step into the light. We will support you. We need you.
Alright, I can't say that I've done any research, but I will say at the first thought of there being a show in which the remaining members of the former trio TLC, search for a replacement for the deceased member of their once very successful girl group in reality show style just bothers me for some reason. I'm quite sure that there's some disclaimer that defends this new shows development. They may even go as far as to say that it is a tribute to Left Eye. That in some strange way this show will be dedicated to her honor and all proceeds will go to a charity of major importance. My question is, am I the only one that thinks that just the idea of this is utter appalling. I mean, there have been music groups throughout history that have lost members tragically, replaced them and kept their groups going on strong. But, I do not recall any of them broadcasting their talent search on national televison to an eager Relality TV'ed audience. I can't make assumptions about this, other then the possibility of tv producers and music moguls going too far, seeking the ultimate in Reality TV. Perhaps, the lack of funds in the accounts of T & C. Aren't they still paying for that Waterfalls video from way back when ?
I want to know if I'm in fact wrong for thinking that this is quite perverse. What do you think ?