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    Nov 2, 2006

    What: EP release (A Prequel to The B-FLY X'Perience...An EP)
    When: Friday, November 3rd....
    Doors open @ 9
    Show starts@ 10
    Where: M.A.P. 218 W. Saratoga St. (same place they hold Organic Soul)
    Cost: $10.... $7 with a copy of the EP (EP's on sale, $3 THAT NIGHT ONLY)
    Well...there you have it!
    Please Please Please.....whatever you do - Don't Tell B-Fly! Don't call and ask her any questions! All the info you need has been provided above. If you still don't get it........click here.
    shhhhhhhhhhhhh its a secret!!! LOL!
    Just show up! This show is no doubt gonna b fly as hell!
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 11/02/2006 03:57:00 PM   0 comments
    Nov 1, 2006
    Free writing exercise with visual aids
    For the most part, all of our live are pretty routine and boring. Its the nature of living and working in America.

    Work ----->School ------>Home ----->Work<------>Store --->Home ----->WORK----->FUN----->MO WORK

    with a few detours scattered along the way from time to time.

    I recently found this quote......

    "The really happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery when on a detour."

    Man...that is my life in a nut shell.

    I never would have imagined that I would feel how I feel today about so many things if you would have asked my when I was 18 ......or 21 even. Currently I am on this road to somewhere....Don't quite know where, but I'm cruisin. All I know is that the weather keeps getting warmer and warmer the further I get away from my starting point. Now....LOL! That could be a good thing.....sorta like making your way down 95 from Baltimore towards Florida or it could be really really bad ....meaning I am on my well to hell. Whatever it is.....where ever life plans to take me....I am ready. I am not saying I am not scared, but I'm definitely not a punk. I never get in a car without knowing where I am going. But its something about the music that's blaring out the speakers that is mezmorizing.

    Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (a real insightful mofo) once said,
    "Without music life would be a mistake."

    I agree.

    How can one say they don't like music?

    I mean, even if you don't like rap, rock, or any other kind of music that elicits strong reactions from its listeners.....you cannot deny the biochemical changes that occur within you whenever you hear a musical note or chord. Now let's take it a step further.......music has tangible benefits too.

    The love of music can make you get up in the morning and work out - got to work on your patent "eh DJ run that song back" dance moves
    A particular song can really get your juices going and motivate you to start your day (Black Rob - "I Dare You" always does it for me)
    A soulful song can help you through a dramatical break up (LOL! leave it to Flava Flav to come up with a new word)...."its that punk azz chumps loss....cause LOVE DON'T LIVE HERE ANY MORE"
    A particularly vulgar song can make you get up out your bed on a Saturday morning and close your window. "Whup That Trick" at 8 am. Some neighbors have no respect.
    Music can make a funeral all the more sadder ("Its So Hard to Say Goodbye" always gets a tear out of me just for GP) or make a wedding more joyous (Ever seen a bride or groom serenade the other....in the moment, it is amazing)
    Music can make a man walk instead of catching the bus just so that he can have enough money to get into the weekly open mic
    The love of music will make people take out a second mortgage on their house just to finance a summer tour
    The love a mother sees her son has for music will make her take her whole income tax check and go out and buy him equipment so that he can pursue his dream (true story: LL COOL J)
    The love of music will make a skinny white boy come to a hip hop show alone because his friends don't want to be around that many black people in a confined place...LOL!
    The love of music will make you stand in line in the rain an hour just for the chance to see your favorite act perform for 15 minutes
    Music can keep you off the streets...for some that means out of trouble.
    Through music one can learn about different cultures......
    "Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent." (Victor Hugo)

    Music can change destinies, music can destroy friendships, music can represent truces, music can welcome home the calvary......

    Music can unite the races.....
    Music can express the frustration of oppression

    I have no pleasure in any man who despises music. It is no invention of ours: it is a gift of God. I place it next to theology. Satan hates music: he knows how it drives the evil spirit out of us.
    ~ Martin Luther

    In more than one way....probably more so than anything else on this Earth....MUSIC is so very relevant to our entire existence.

    Hearing a song can make us remember a date in time ....it can make us think about something we've been through...certain sounds take us back to places we've traveled.....certain sounds tell us when enough is enough.....

    belt buckles coming aloose
    cracking knuckles

    Thank you and goodnight !

    You hear that? AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWH......I love that sound!

    Keep your eyes and ears open...as I will mine. And while your at it.....ENJOY THE SCENERY.


    Sugar Water Festival @ Merriweather Post Pavillion
    Nothing but love. Check out this line......& we were still almost a half a mile from the ticket gate. Lawn seats are very chill....I had a great view of the show, you could light incense, drink without fear of spilling something on your neighbor and if I would of had a date...we could have snuggled under the stars. You can't get more romantic than Jill Scott, cool summer breezes, sparkling stars, a Soft Blanket and strong arms. mmmmmmmmmmmh! This scene showed me that so many other ppl feel as strongly about these women as I do..... This show was AWESOME! I can't wait to see how they do it this year.

    Raekwon @ SONAR
    Big Ups to Low Key God for gettin a sis a ring side seat. I don't usually like the whole back stage thing. I like to be out amongst the people.....reveling in thier joy and excitement. But I didn't mind on this night. There were no groupies until the show was almost over...the smoke wasn't that thick and it was interesting to watch how the band maneuvered. I love to see bands incorporated in shows (especially hip hop shows). The WU always gets people to start acting out of character. Grown men...jumping up and down literally hugging each other....LOL! This show was a major detour - Not just for me, but for the crowd and performer. No one knew what to expect coming into the venue.
    This scene showed me that a kick ass band (El Micheals Affair) and "street" Hip Hop most def mesh. This show was so fly. The Chef's outfit was so hot. I wonder if it was Ed Hardy.

    Styles P @ the 5 Seasons
    Big Ups to Swirrel Wyde for making this happen!
    Peep the duffle bag in picture #1. He was selling his own CDs....LOL! $10 just $10....& guess what...people was buying them. I love that they will still come into any hood and do them. This scene showed me that D-Block are real dudes. Not all rappers are fake. They struggling too....LOL! Also...Sheek louch is cute (had to add that). He was there too!

    Sure these are not the best pics. I neglected to "detour" back home to get my real camera hehe! But then again...they are perfect for me.
    They will help me to remember how much I enjoyed the scenery.
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 11/01/2006 07:17:00 PM   0 comments
    Kiss N Tell

    Its something you can't understand unless that's your thang!


    Follow - up:
    "Before I had a child, Wayne and all of them were my children, you heard me? Wayne to me is my son - my first-born son - and that's what it do for me. That's my life, that's my love and that's my thing. That's my lil' son. I love him to death," Baby said. When asked about those who question how he expresses himself to his "children," he continued "Haters - that's just life. I don't even trip off that. I go to the bank in morning. I can go buy whatever I feel like. So, I don't even set trip off that. Can't nobody live my life, but me and I don't try to live nobody else's life...My lil' son - Lil Bryan gets the same love from me. That's my thing. That's what I do for my child. I give him my heart, my life and I'll pump blood for him. I'll issue some blood for him too-believe that."
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 11/01/2006 12:09:00 PM   2 comments
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    If Ma$e kicked in the door during his move from the world of Hip Hop to the world of the church, Bushwick Bill, of Geto Boys fame has just come through the window.

    The emcee that used to walk around with a Chucky (think Child's Play) mask has found a new path in life and has gone public with it.

    At the Urban Gospel Alliance industry mixer in Houston on Oct. 9, Bushwick shocked the crowd with testimony and a performance from a new project he's working on. According to the EUR report, Bill announced that he is no longer recording secular music and has given his life to Christ.

    He also previewed some new tracks from a Holy Hip Hop album he’s working on. The experience left a lasting impression on many of the mixer attendees.
    "It was awesome to hear his testimony and to know that he can affect many lives in the secular community because he is so well known," stated UGA Houston Chapter Rep Charrise Barron. "It's an exceptional start for his holy hip hop career - and it made our event extra special."


    Hip Hop Weekly Arrives At National Newsstands And Supermarkets This Week!

    New Magazine's Innovative, Oversized Format Explodes With the Latest News, Photos and Features on the Entire Hip Hop Culture


    What's the deal with the new GOLD BOTTLES?


    but check this out......

    Bottled Up
    Just When Cristal got kicked out of the party, Hip-hop fixture Branson B. was rolling out his own champagne. So where are his famous friends now? Hey, it's just business.

    Will .......better yet......should hip hop support?

    Hip-Hop Mogul, DIC Seek Ways to Help Africa with Diamonds

    Hip-Hop producer and entrepreneur Russell Simmons will go on a fact finding mission to Africa next month, looking for ways to benefit the continent through diamonds. He is joined by the industry’s Diamond Information Center (DIC).

    Simmons will visit South Africa and Botswana November 26 - December 4, and explore how to leverage his diamond business, Simmons Jewelry Company, to improve educational and economic conditions in distressed African communities.

    Simmons Jewelry is a joint venture with M. Fabrikant & Sons, established in early 2004. The company marketed a number of lines of diamond jewelry, promoted as conflict free. A certain percentage of the proceeds were reportedly was used to benefit communities effected by the diamond trade.

    The 39th Annual Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium is well under way. I was skimming the paper yesterday after noon and found out that activist and poet Afeni Shakur was scheduled to speak last week. BUMMER! If I would of known in advance, I surely would have attended. I know that her talk, "Remember Me: The Living Legacy of Tupac Shakur", was awesomely thought provoking. The remaining speakers and topics include:

    >> Nov. 2. "Surviving a Disaster and Providing for Children of Lesser Fortune," presented by supermodel Petra Nemcova.

    >> Nov. 9. "Bringing Truth in the Form of Hip-Hop," performed by hip-hop artist Immortal Technique at the Great Hall in Levering.

    All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call Arash Massoudi, MSE Symposium publicity chairman, at 850-445-1948 or visit www.jhu.edu/mse.

    OPINION Hip-Hop Regional Report: Breakout Artists Abound in the Mid-Atlantic (October 26, 2006 by Adam Hoff )

    RFC Interview: Spank Rock

    "Baltimore Club" or "Baltimore Gutter" has actually become big across the country (at least in the underground scene), growing up did you ever in your wildest dreams think your city would become known for a musical movement?

    "Baltimore club music has always been a big influence in my life and I'm not surprised that the sound is finally putting the city on the map. Rod Lee, Dukeyman, Scottie B, Samir and others are great producers and the music is addicting. I actually created the term Bmore Gutter music for a song I made for the Gutter Music mix, but If you call Club music gutter music in Bmore I doubt anyone will know what the fuck you're talking bout. Club music is what it is. Baltimore Club music."

    One Mom Counters Hip-Hop by CLH

    Please read the whole article.....Big Ups to JaHipster for being so revolutionary.

    Maybe it will take women -- specifically black women, as exemplified by one columnist -- to end hip-hop's degradation of women and glorification of materialism and violence. In yesterday's Washington Post, Lonnae O'Neal Parker writes why she gave up on hip-hop and how she's teaching her daughters to do the same.


    In Baltimore, spoken-word poet Tonya Maria Matthews, aka JaHipster, is launching her own "Groove Squad." The idea is to get together a couple dozen women to go to clubs prepared to walk off the dance floor en masse if the music is openly offensive or derogatory. "There's no party without sisters on the dance floor," she told me.

    The WIRE gives a boost to the Baltimore hip-hop scene
    Do you see any difference?

    Aging rappers face name change
    Some day, 'Young This,' 'Young That' may no longer apply.........

    check me out on MYSPACE @ www.myspace.com/clove or www.myspace.com/itsbaltimorebaby

    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 11/01/2006 12:24:00 AM   0 comments
    Oct 30, 2006
    I was a lil bored.....Thanks Dorah for the distraction.
    What's going on BALTIMORE HIP HOP???

    Four jobs I have had in my life:
    1. Busser (Homestyle Buffet)
    2. Video Store clerk
    3. Phone fantasy operator (lol!)
    4. Reading tutor

    Four nicknames I've been given:
    1. C Love
    2. Chuck
    3. Bunz (Awwwwwwwwwh!)
    4. Flipper

    Four movies I would watch over and over:
    1. Sea Biscuit
    2. The Five Heartbeats
    3. Undercover Brother
    4. Akila and the Bee

    Four places I have lived:
    1. West Baltimore - Claymont Ave
    2. East Baltimore - Rosehill Terrace
    3. Midtown - Charles Village
    4. South Baltimore - Huron Street

    Four TV shows I love to watch:
    1. That 70's show
    2. Meet the Press
    3. Project Runway
    4. Anything Law and Order

    Four places I have been on vacation:
    1. Senegambia, West Africa
    2. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
    3. South Beach/Ft Lauderdale Florida
    4. Atlanta, Georgia

    Four people I could NOT live without:
    1. Jesus
    2. Erykah Badu
    3. That "Dummy"
    uhmmmmmmmm...I need to think about this one a lil more

    Four of my favorite foods:
    1. Beef Tips
    2. Stuffed Shrimp
    3. Carrot Cake
    4. Red Snapper

    Four places I would rather be right now:
    1. At the lottery headquarters picking up my check for 50 million after taxes
    2. Someplace tropical with a fruity drink in my possession and a fine brotha painting my toenails
    3. Dangerously in love with a man who knows its his most important job on this Earth is to make me smile
    4. Looking over blueprints for my new Townhouse
    posted by C Love "The Rap Addict" @ 10/30/2006 06:10:00 AM   0 comments
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