Friday, September 28, 2007

Barack Obama, Washington Square, NYC - Rally 9/27


Barack Obama, Washington Square, NYC - Rally 9/27 (1 of 3)


Barack Obama, Washington Square, NYC - Rally 9/27 (2 of 3)


Barack Obama, Washington Square, NYC - Rally 9/27 (3 of 3)




Still on my fence...

GVG
~we're the warriors they write epics about~

DUMB IT DOWN



GVG
~we're the warriors they write epics about~

Thursday, September 27, 2007

CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS ON HIP HOP PANEL 2 (IN IT'S ENTIRETY)


Congressional Hearings on Hip Hop - Panel 2 (1 of 9)

Congressional Hearings on Hip Hop - Panel 2 (2 of 9)

Congressional Hearings on Hip Hop - Panel 2 (3 of 9)

Congressional Hearings on Hip Hop - Panel 2 (4 of 9)

Congressional Hearings on Hip Hop - Panel 2 (5 of 9)

Congressional Hearings on Hip Hop - Panel 2 (6 of 9)

Congressional Hearings on Hip Hop - Panel 2 (7 of 9)

Congressional Hearings on Hip Hop - Panel 2 (8 of 9)

Congressional Hearings on Hip Hop - Panel 2 (9 of 9)


GVG
~we're the warriors they write epics about~

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

AN OPEN LETTER TO ADRIANNE CURRY



Since I started this blog I have had my e-mail box flooded with e-mails full of things people think would get under my collar and drive me to unleash the wrath of the heavens through my finger tips on this blog O’ mine. Sometimes I think they do it just to watch my head explode all over the keyboard for their own personal amusement and other times I think it’s truly because they want someone to say the things in defense of them that sometimes they can’t even say for themselves.

Just like when I was a kid and my friends knew about my penchant for fucking with the men in blue, pigs if you lived in the hood, and officer friendly if you lived or went to school in a “Good neighborhood”, so they’d find any opportunity to bring my attention to the presence of a cop taking themselves a bit too seriously or harassing someone who was powerless to defend themselves. Not like I had much power myself, but I damn sure wasn’t going to back down and they knew it. One of these days I’ll tell you the story about how my liberal “fight the power” white English teacher set Officer Friendly up to get his head torn off by me in 7th grade for her own entertainment. (PEOPLE I REALLY REALLY TRIED NOT TO, BUT THEY KEPT PUSHING ME.)

Anyway as I was saying it seems as if my friends get off on the cosmic literary smack down they know is sure to follow these e-mails. Don’t get me wrong I like the fact that people feel that I can defend their cause. I like that they take an interest in the blog and helping me with subject matter. Just hope that if my ass gets locked up for an anti bush rant, they coming to bail my black ass out.

So as usual I opened my e-mail box to find a letter with the subject “Think you’d like this for your blog” and from the person who sent it I knew it wasn’t going to be pictures of children playing in the park or some black and white photo of a couple celebrating that black love I’m always writing about. I prepared myself to be pissed off. I opened the e-mail to find a link to a MySpace blog entry by Adrianne Curry (The Chick who married a Brady). The blog was an idiotic racist lined ignorance filled rant on all the reason “Ms. Curry” was choosing to boycott B.E.T (Not really against that part of the rant, But I digress) and also why she was boycotting Black History Month. Goal!!! My friend had accomplished his objective – piss me the F*ck off.

I started to write and had to walk away to take care of something. I tried to come back to it, but just wasn’t hitting the points I wanted in the tone I wanted. I had planned on rewriting it once again, when going through my daily voyeuristic fix of all my favorite blogs, I came across the Humanity Critics latest post with the title “An Open Letter to Adrianne Curry” and with those six words I knew my thoughts had been penned in just the way I wanted them. I read his post and with each word my points where echoed and for that I felt the job had been done and it was now up to me to pass on the word. Here is it is, our open letter to “Ms. Curry”. Please click here to read, and then pass it on.

GVG
~we're the warriors they write epics about~

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

WATCH HIP HOP CONGRESS HEARINGS ONLINE NOW


From Imus to Industry: The Business of Stereotypes and Degrading Images is currently straming online. If you’re so inclined, you can watch the hearing here. Please feel free to leave your comments and thoughts on the hearings here on my blog comment section.

GVG
~we're the warriors they write epics about~

Monday, September 24, 2007

BABIES R US: ANOTHER ONE IS HERE!!!




I just got that call. My boy Chris A.K.A Mr. CMG himself and his wife Marise just delivered their second daughter Victoria Jolie Simone (God, I love that name) into this world at a healthy and joyous 8lbs 1.5 ounces and 19.75 inches @ 12:23pm central time. As I said I love the name for a couple of different reasons 1. It’s regal and elegant to me and when raising a queen in this world you need a name that embodies her destiny and 2. While talking to CMG a few weeks ago about the name, he told me something that so blew me away that I had to save the quote “I was in the gym one day...and I heard the Lord say - I am forming VICTORY in your wife's womb”. I read that quote so many times since that conversation and each time it touched me just as deeply as the first time he typed it into that IM box.

This is a great weekend for me; I am such a huge proponent of love, marriage, and parenthood. So to see my closest friends creating life, love, and happiness is something that makes me feel warmth down to my bones. Four of my oldest and closest friends were all pregnant at the same time of each other and I was ecstatic for it. Both Chris and Ben had their daughters this weekend and my big brother from another mother Quincy who raised me from the apt next door and my rider Justin are both in the last few months of their pregnancies and will soon be welcoming the new additions to their families. All four of these men have been there to see me at my highest and damn sure were there to be with me at my lowest. They loved and supported me unconditionally with no expectations other than my success, sanity, and happiness and with that I ask only the same in return.

I had written another part to this, but realized this day wasn’t about me; it’s about them so for them this shall be. I love you all and wish upon you all the happiness this universe has to offer. You are all blessed with the honor of raising and educating another. You all have a support system here to help you with anything and everything. I’ve said it to you in person, now I proclaim it here for all to know – WHENEVER, WHEREVER, HOWEVER, I AM HERE FOR YOU ALL.

HERE IS THE BABIES R US PLAYLIST ONCE AGAIN. IF YOU ARE HAVING PROBLEMS PLAYING THE PLAYLIST BELOW, CLICK ON LAUNCH STANDALONE PLAYER AND IT SHOULD PLAY.






GVG
~Godfather and Uncle to the stars~

Sunday, September 23, 2007

TODAY IS REALLY SUNDAY???!!! OPPS


So as some of you who read the blog yesterday may have figured out I really thought it was Sunday and posted my weekly Audio Foreplay as if it was. You may be asking yourself how a person misses a whole day. The answer is simple – liquor. It was a celebration for the healthy birth of my goddaughter and Ben’s first child Sheridan and our good ol' friend alcohol came out for the festivities. You know alcohol is an international jetsetter so he brought friends from all over the world to do it big with us. His French buddy Veuve Clicquot came out early to get the party started, then you know with one Frenchmen in a party full of Haitians he needed some reinforcements in case we felt like starting something, so he called his fellow countryman Grey Goose out to back him up and then the Mexicans showed up and you know once Patron is at the party - it’s on! So we toasted, we drank, we toasted, we drank, we toasted, we drank, and so on and so on and so on. Notice a pattern?

We all “woke up” (more like rolled out of bed) yesterday at different hours no one earlier than 1:30pm, I woke up at about 2:30pm, someone woke up at 4:30pm, but I’m not saying any names, but you know who you are (Didn’t nobody tell your ass to mix dark and lights, you should have known better.) So yes we all spent the day thinking it was Sunday and going about our Sunday routines as if it was. We’ve all since realized today is truly Sunday and we have a whole other day to spend at the hospital with our new little girl before we have to deal with work. So since today truly is Sunday, maybe I’ll do a mini audio foreplay.

THE PERFECT SONG: CLICK HERE

GVG
~we’re the warriors they write epics about~

BILL O' REILLY: IS ANYONE SURPRISED?


O'Reilly surprised "there was no difference" between Harlem restaurant and other New York restaurants


Discussing his recent dinner with Rev. Al Sharpton at the Harlem restaurant Sylvia's, Bill O'Reilly reported that he "couldn't get over the fact that there was no difference between Sylvia's restaurant and any other restaurant in New York City. I mean, it was exactly the same, even though it's run by blacks, primarily black patronship." O'Reilly added: "There wasn't one person in Sylvia's who was screaming, 'M-Fer, I want more iced tea.' "


"...it was like going into an Italian restaurant in an all-white suburb in the sense of people were sitting there, and they were ordering and having fun. And there wasn't any kind of craziness at all." O'Reilly also stated: "I think black Americans are starting to think more and more for themselves. They're getting away from the Sharptons and the [Rev. Jesse] Jacksons and the people trying to lead them into a race-based culture. They're just trying to figure it out. 'Look, I can make it. If I work hard and get educated, I can make it."

Saturday, September 22, 2007

ANYONE CAN NOW POST COMMENTS ON MY BLOG EVEN WITHOUT A GMAIL ACCOUNT

For a long time I was having a problem with people not being able to leave their comments due to the fact that you had to have a Gmail account to leave comments. The problem has been corrected and you can now leave comments as anonymous without a Gmail account. Below are a few of the blogs that people have said they wanted to comment on, but just weren’t able to without setting up another e-mail account. Who the hell really wants to set up another e-mail account just to leave a comment? I wouldn’t have done it and it’s my blog. Please feel free to check the ones below out or scan through the past post for your favorites or the ones that pissed you off and leave those comments you wanted to.I’D LOVE TO READ ANYTHING YOU HAVE TO SAY.

THE INFAMOUS WATERMELON BLOG

HEAD ABOVE WATER

TYLER LYNCH TURNS SMART PEOPLE DUMB

PUBLIC LETTER TO Dr. Creflo A. Dollar AND ALL LIKE MINDED

WHAT MAKES US FRIENDS?

CALL THEM THE KINGZ

1 MORE DAY TILL FASHIOH WEEK!!! DON'T CALL ME FOR (ALMOST) NOTHING!!!

GVG

~we’re the warriors they write epics about~

AUDIO FOREPLAY SUNDAY: I'M A GODFATHER!!!



Today is a very very special Audio foreplay Sunday for me, it’s in honor of a very great blessing and honor I was given. Yesterday September 21, 2007 at 4:45pm I was given the blessing of becoming the Godfather to my oldest and closest friend Ben’s first child. His Daughter Sheridan Elie was born healthy and gorgeous at 5 pounds 11 ounces and 18 inches long, pictures coming very soon (Some daddy I’m not going to name don’t know how to use their camera phones in 2007, but I’m not one to gossip so you ain’t hear that from me). Sheridan is my fourth Godchild and my third girl so as we speak seeing as I know what it takes by now to raise girls in this world I am already working on the Daddies of Daughters Survival Starter Kit for Ben. Below is The Daddies of Daughters Survival Starter Kit and the Audio Foreplay sampling dedicated to my new little girl Sheridan and my other wonderful (Most of the time) god kids - Gavroch, Bethsaida, and now second youngest Darnelle.

P.S. I couldn’t find one of my all time favorite daughter songs to add to the playlist. So here it is click on it and enjoy CURTIS MAYFIELD “MISS BLACK AMERICA”


DADDIES OF DAUGHTERS SURVIVAL STARTER KIT


· Shotgun
· Pit-bull
· Phone taps
· GPS tracking system to be installed in her phone, car, and if the technology is created in time - her ass
· Tylenol extra strength
· Anti-depressants
· Directory of all daddies w/ daughters support groups and counseling centers
· Severe Ulcer medication
· Digital camera to document how fast they grow up
· Contact info for the FDA to question the Hormones being put into the food of children today
· The Dad Book handbook: A fathers of daughters parenting guide with all answers to all the questions she will ask that you NEVER NEVER EVER TRULY want to talk to your little girl about answers

Still working on the kit, but by the time she’s crawling it will be fully stocked and ready to get you through those long, stressful years. Then the great day will come when you’re old and she can wipe your ass and tell you what to do -AHH THE CIRCLE OF LIFE.


ALL MY DADDIES OF DAUGHTERS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ADD SOMETHING TO THE KIT; WITH ALL OUR HELP MAYBE WE'LL BE ABLE TO HELP THE FUTURE GENERATION GET THROUGH IT A BIT EASIER.

IF YOU ARE HAVING PROBLEMS PLAYING THE PLAYLIST BELOW, CLICK ON LAUNCH STANDALONE PLAYER AND IT SHOULD PLAY.




GVG
~we're the warriors they write epics about~

Monday, September 17, 2007

Sunday, September 16, 2007

AUDIO FOREPLAY SUNDAY:


WE'RE ALL JUST LIVING FOR THE SAME THING...



GVG
~we're the warriors they write epics about~

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

IT’S OVER!!!! NOW I CAN SLEEP!!! RIGHT?


Nope. Now all the phone calls and e-mails from clients wanting to know what to expect next season begins. Which for me I have to admit is the best part of it all. I love looking at shows and putting them into clients closets in my head - “Oh Mr. Smith would be great in that” “That will really work for the groomsmen in that wedding in Costa Rica” “Mr. Johnson just asked me where he’d be able to find those” Now it’s a matter of really looking through the photos and placing designers to clients and discovering designers you might not have heard about or appreciated prior. This wasn’t a season that blew me away, nor was it one that completely lost me. No one really surprised me on the men’s end, but some of the women’s lines did surprise me on how bad they were (Note to all: Celebrity, infamy, and/or marriage can only get you but so far). There were a lot of men’s shows this spring 08 season and I had planned on doing full recaps of all of them, but then my blackberry broke on me. It was an honorable suicide on its part, so I wouldn't have any guilt about getting rid of it for the newly minted Crackberry Curve arriving at T-Mobile this week. I, however, had not backed up my Crackberry in a while and lost all the notes I had done up until that point on the shows. Which I think was some of the funniest shit I have ever written; I’m a mean bastard sometimes. So below is a list of all the men’s shows worth mentioning. Click on the designer to view their offering this spring 08 season and you be the judge of what this men’s season had to offer.

MENSWEAR SPRING 08
GVG
~we're the warriors they write epics about~

P.S. EVERY WOMAN SHOULD OWN A PAIR...

www.christianlouboutin.fr

GVG
~we're the warriors they write epics about~

A POCKET FULL OF CLUES



A whole bunch of people flooded my e-mail box, text box, and voicemail with messages with serious questions and deep concerns about my revelations Wednesday morning of the contents of my pockets from my outing the night before, specifically the grenade and the bullet casings. So I felt compelled to share with you my faithful readers (All five of you) and also because I don’t want anyone reporting my black ass to homeland security. Please allow me to provide a bit more info about the origins of those said items and the night that brought them into my possession. We attended the “A Meditation of Weapons” art exhibit by Anton Skorubsky Kandinsky curated by Marc Ecko in his personal studio and the music for the evening was provided by the ever well dressed and ready to make you move your feet to the beat Mr. M.O.S.. Who also produced the soundtrack CD that was found in my pocket as well with the above photographed grenade on the cover. Below are some more of my favorite pieces from the show and a playlist of the songs on the “IPOD REVOLUTION” themed soundtrack DJ M.O.S. created for the event. No idea what the hell i meant by Ipod revolution, but it sounded good so fugg it.














A Meditation of Weapons soundtrack

Track List
1.Intro
2.Snap your fingers (DJ M.O.S. Mix) - Lil John feat. E-40
3.Let me in - paul mccaurtney
4.Black steel in the hour of chaos (m.o.s. Edit) - public enemy
5.War pigs - black sabbath
6.War songs - windscale
7.The people - common
8.Stop children what's that sound - jefferson airplane
9.Toxic - Mark Ronson Feat. Triggers and ol dirty bastard
10.Road to the riches - kool g rap and dj polo
11. Get it together - beastie boys feat q-tip
12. Time for the season - the zombies
13.Time for enore - dj sizzahands
14. Soilders cadance - full metal jacket
15. Rotten love - the briefs
16. What people do for money - ac/dc 17.bullet with butterfly wing - smashing pumkins
18.Killing in the name of (mr. Oizo remix) - rage against the machine
19.Overnight celebrity - twista
20.Start! - the jam
21.Verigo - u2
22.Fire - jimi hendrix
23. Machine gun - jimi hendrix
24. We'll meet again - vera lynn (the grand finale)

GVG

~we’re the warriors they write epics about~

THIS IS THE GOOD LIFE!!!




When the Fashion and music worlds collide; you see ALL the same people EVERYWHERE, EVERY DAY and EVERY NIGHT for a week straight. I feel like I’m back in High School, as a matter of fact that’s what I’m calling it from now on - Fashion Music High, where we’re all just working to get that paper. We went to seven parties last night (eight if you count the interlude, more about that below) all in the same order, we ALL spent about the same amount of time at each, and we ALL arrived at the next spots together. THIS HAPPENED EVERY DAY AND NIGHT FOR A WEEK!!! FUCK IT! THIS IS MY WORLD AND I LOVE EVERY MINUTE OF IT!!! IT'S THE GOOD LIFE!!!

My friends and I did have a small non fashion or music ALL SOCA interlude at my boy Jason's birthday party at Level V. Now that I think about it that was actually the most fun part of our night. Then we went right back to our regularly scheduled programming of free top shelf liquor, the fashion and music folk, Kanye West music, Kanye West (LOL), Kim Kardashian ass gawking, I finally get it, ALL the people of color, both men and women, in ALL those rooms took a moment of silence to admire the monster that was the ass.“Welcome to the good life where we like the girls who ain’t on TV cuss they got more ass than the models”, wannabes (I wannabe a model/A&R/actress/actor/producer/PR rep/designer/puffy's baby momma, etc., and more free stuff (I want that vibrating ring condom, knew I should have took that gift bag!!!).

I woke up this morning, LATE, while getting ready to go to my last shows for the week, which btw I just said fuck it and skipped out on the 11am show I had and just plan on hitting the afternoon and evening shows I have, anyway I looked in my pocket to find a CD with a pretty painted grenade on the cover, bullet casings, and three pockets full of business cards from mostly a bunch of people and/or companies I have NEVER heard of. Feel like I’m in a pilot episode of a new CSI. What did you people get me into last night??!?!!!

GVG
~we’re the warriors they write epics about~

Sunday, September 9, 2007

HELP ME: I NEED FOOTBALL CLASSIC VIDEO BAD!!!!!


If ANYONE has video of The Southern University Band doing Soulja Boy for the battle of the bands at the Chicago Football Classic PLEASE send it to me. I NEED THAT IN MY LIFE AND SO WILL THE REST OF YOU ONCE YOU SEE IT.

GVG
~we're the warriors they write epics about~

AUDIO FOREPLAY SUNDAY


The video below has nothing at all to do with fashion week or in any way relates to the massive amounts of free top shelf liquor I’ve been consuming all in the name of fashion and work, but it’s damn cool, so FUCK IT!!! I skipped out early to check out the Fort Greene Festival in Brooklyn NY. By the time I got there everyone else had performed but I was just in time to see the headliner Talib Kweli shut it done and it was the perfect way to spend the rest of my Saturday. My phone broke last night and I almost broke with it. It did however help that at the time it happened my blood to liquor ratio was somewhere at about 60/40. I’ll let you be the judge as to which was the dominant substance in my bloodstream, LOL. I went to a show yesterday by a hipster downtown white designer (whom I will not name), with all white models and a completely white audience and had to watch as he used Soldier boy as the background music to his runway show, or as my friend Dave, who I might add is just as old as me, corrected and said I quote “Soulja Boy!!! Spell it right!” now you know your ass is too old to know shit like that Dave. That’s when I knew it was time to get my black ass back to Brooklyn. I have to get back to work. As always enjoy the moments.

Fuck it I just figured out what I’m going to play for today. Since everyone got a kick out of the visual and I had to laugh at it once I looked back at the comedy of that crowd rocking hard to some of that ATL…. What do you call that music? Is it crunk music? Did that make me sound like a region hater? Hope Lil Wayne doesn’t try to pimp slap me with his locks.

Soulja Boy - How to Crank That


Soulja Boy - How to Crank That - INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO. REALLY?!?!?!!!!!!!!


While I was looking for the video I came across this. NOW THIS IS SOME CUTE SH&T. SHE IS STILL FINNNNEEEE AS HELL AND LOOKIN LIKE SHE 23!!!


This was originally what I planned to play. Enjoy them all.
Check out this video: Meshell Ndegeocello DNB LIVE in Atlanta 2002



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GVG
~we’re the warriors they write epics about~

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

1 MORE DAY TILL FASHIOH WEEK!!! DON'T CALL ME FOR (ALMOST) NOTHING!!!



Tomorrow is the “Official” first day of New York Fashion week, but with so many pre-shows, parties, and castings it seems like it started a week ago. So around this time of year I seem to become very popular and all of a sudden people I haven’t heard from in about six months seem to miraculously find me in their phonebooks and need to reconnect - do the math, fashion week is semi-annual. So for all those long lost friends and all the people who love stopping me in mid sprint as if I have an information kiosk sign on my head; I have created a small FAQ section to save you any daytime minutes and stopping me from getting where I have to get to asking the same questions your co- worker at Starbucks just asked me five minutes earlier. I’m sure as the days of fashion week go on I will be adding more answers to this list seeing as I’m sure you’ll be asking more questions.

•NO, I DON'T HAVE EXTRA TICKETS.

•NO, I CAN'T GET YOU A MEETING WITH SOME DESIGNERS, BUYERS, BOOKING AGENTS, CASTING DIRECTORS, FASHION EDITORS, PUFFY’S BABY MOMMAS, ETC.

•NO, I CAN'T PUT YOUR NAME ON THE GUEST LIST.

•THIS IS THE TENTS FOR FASHION WEEK. IT’S WHERE TWICE A YEAR DESIGNERS SHOW THEIR NEW FALL/SPRING DESIGNS FOR BUYERS, INDUSTRY INSIDERS, THE PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY HAVE THE MONEY TO BUY THIS SH%T, THE CHILDREN OF PEOPLE WHO COULD BUY THIS SH%T. YES, THAT FASHION WEEK.

•NO, I WON'T GIVE UP MY SEAT TO THE CRACKED OUT STARLET OF THE MOMENT.

•NO, I AM NOT ANY PLUS SIZED, DARK SKINNED BLACK ACTOR, SINGER, OR RAPPER YOU LOVE.

•NO, I’M NOT A STYLIST. I’M AN IMAGE CONSULTANT. YES, THERE IS A DIFFERENCE. NO, I WILL NOT EXPLAIN WHAT IT IS. WHY ARE YOU HERE?!?!!!

•I BOUGHT IT AT THAT PLACE UP THE BLOCK AND AROUND THE CORNER. NO, NOT THAT PLACE.

•YES, MODELS EAT. I HAVEN’T SEEN IT, BUT I HEARD.

•NO, I DON’T KNOW WHERE YOU CAN SCORE SOME…

•NO, YOU CAN'T MEET ME AT THE DOOR FOR THE AFTER PARTY. I'LL MEET YOU INSIDE.

•YES, I KNOW WHERE DIDDY’S PARTY IS AT. NO, I’M NOT TELLING YOU.

•NO, OF COURSE I DIDN’T IGNORE YOUR CALL. 1. I GET NO RECEPTION IN HERE. 2. I CAN’T HEAR MY PHONE WITH ALL THAT NOISE. 3. WE HAD TO TURN OUR PHONES OFF FOR THE SHOW. (WHICHEVER ONE FITS)

•NO, YOU CAN'T SEE WHAT'S IN MY GIFT BAGS.

•YES, THERE ARE STRAIGHT MEN IN FASHION.

•YES, THERE ARE SUCCESSFUL BLACK PEOPLE IN FASHION.

•YES, THIS IS THE LINE FOR THE SHOW. LOOK AT THE SIGN!

•YES, THOSE SHADES ARE PRETENTIOUS, BUT WHERE ELSE BUT HERE TO BE.

•YES, THEY ARE WEARING REAL FUR. HOW DO I KNOW I DIDN'T DESIGN IT.

•YES, YOU MAY GET ME ANOTHER DRINK.

•YES, YOU MAY PRACTICE WALKING IN YOUR 5 INCH HEELS FOR MY OPINIONS AND CRITIQUES.

•YES, YOU MAY FLY ME TO MILAN AND PARIS TO KEEP THE PARTY GOING.

•YES, I WILL BE UP FOR THE NEXT EIGHT DAYS AND LOVING EVERY WAKING MINUTE OF IT.

GVG
~we're the warriors they write epics about~

Sunday, September 2, 2007

AUDIO FOREPLAY: ALL CARIBBEAN MASSIVE STAND UP!!!





It’s another Sunday and all four of you who read this blog knows what that means – Audio Foreplay Sunday. Today’s is special to me because this is Labor Day weekend and anyone who’s ever been to New York City for the annual West Indian Day parade knows how big a deal it is. I grew up here and the sounds of all those Caribbean islands, especially the bands of my own homeland Haiti, blasting down the parkway made for the best part of my summer. We closed it out with a bang and some jumpin and wavin. My whole not crossing the bridge on weekends motto actually got started with Labor day weekend, because for as long as I could remember I would dedicate this weekend to my roots, both as a Haitian and a Brooklynnite, and all the great things that came with it – The music (Zouk, Compa, Soca, Reggae), the food, drinks, culture, people, and of course the parties. At least once a year I had to get my fix of all those things in and some serious rounds of Dominoes too. This weekend has been the first in a very long time that I crossed the bridge during Labor Day weekend and I have to admit it’s made for some great times, but today I’m back in Brooklyn and I’m not leaving until tuesday. So let’s wait no longer today’s Audio Foreplay sampling is dedicated to Carnival, summer, and of course the jump and wave.


SO EVERYONE TAKE YOUR FLAGS OUT AND WAVE THEM HIGH!!! IT’S CARNIVAL TIME!!!!


Wyclef ft. Buju Banton & T-Vice "Party By The Sea"



Machel Montano & Xtatik Big Truck and Footsteps



Carimi



Djakout Mizik - Sa Se Biznis Pam



KASSAV LIVE



KASSAV - "OU LE"



Bunji Garlin & Square One



Ms. Alysha & Faye-Ann Lyons - Party



KMC - Soul On Fire



GVG
~we're the warriors they write epics about~

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