I'm in the mood to start a new recurring segment here on Gowhere called "Funny Moments In Hip Hop". No explanation needed, as you can imagine. Our team and I will simply post some funny moments in hip hop history to the Blog section from time to time. What better way to start on this beautiful Sunday with a throwback to last year's election.
Last night after watching all of the Bulls postgame coverage that was available, a buddy of mine @euggra and I had a throwback night where we watched music videos on MTV Jams and talked about hip hop (I know, my Saturday night > yours). After one on-point comparison of the Jam of the Week "Memories Back Then" to He Got Game, euggra kept the share-worthy knowledge coming by showing me this video above when Wale's "Bad" came on. Man, two FAILS by this reporter — mistaking Will.i.Am for Wyclef Jean first, then Wale! Hah! Enjoy!
"Bang Bang Bang" is a sweet new acoustic track from Wyclef off his upcoming April Showers mixtape dropping on the 30th. It's inspired by the violence in Chicago as he recorded it after a stop in our hometown. It's an easy *Tibs Fav. and I'm looking forward to the mixtape even more now with the new revelation of the tracklist below as well:
When I first pressed play on this song I almost immediately started nodding my head. This track is perfect riding music, and from the screen shots that I saw for the video it’s going to be just as epic as the song.
Joe Budden in my opinion is one of the most underappreciated artists in hip-hop. He has consistently delivered on all of his albums and mixtapes since he came into the game. His new album “No Love Lost” drops February 5th.
Lauryn Hill has been at the center of a lot of controversy this year. First there was the whole tax evasion situation and more recently her former Fugee, one time Haiti presidential candidate, who is 43, but apparently looks and feels 26, Wyclef Jean, called her out for supposedly lying to him about being the father of her first son Zion and accused her of some down low creeping.
The eight-time Grammy winner, known for her incredible singing and masterful rap skills, and equally eclectic personality, steered clear of responding directly to Jean. Instead she opted to address the situation on stage at one of her stops for the Nas: Life Is Good tour. Here’s what she had to say:
"When you are on the other side of liberation, just make sure you are not late. Be careful how you judge, there is a lot of deception out there. A lot of misunderstanding out there. A lot of miscommunication out there. A lot of false information out there. And notice, out of all the people who talk talk talk, who’s the silent one. There’s a lot of chat, but me…. And you know why? Let me tell you why I don’t chat back. Because I know that my brothers and my sisters are often times pawns in a bigger scheme so when they, under pressure, attack me, I love them still. It’s called the high road. Try taking it sometimes. I’m not going to play my hand like the suppressive system would have me play my hand. Because I know [about] the oppression that took place in Haiti, and Jamaica, and America, and Africa and Europe. So just be patient. The truth always surfaces and especially, all you black folks out there who have had black mothers who carried you through thick and thin, when the system wanted to call them crazy, just remember that… You know I know I’m not crazy, that’s why I can use the word so freely. Crazy like a fox? Ahead of the curve. People don’t like people that’s ahead of the curve but unfortunately that’s not my problem."
- Lauryn Hill
She hasn’t changed. And I love her for it. Check her out with Nas Wednesday at the Congress Theater.