My definition of urban alchemy is using the elements of the environment to achieve the highest elevation of one's transformation. Just as base metals were used in the traditional form of alchemy, heavy base sounds and heavy metal loops are required to achieve the same goals of an urban alchemist.
By: Jasen Forrest
Damon Dash is a perfect example of why a hero ain't nothing but a sandwich, basically he's nothing but a sacrifice. Rudolph Windsor in his book Judea trembles under rome, tells us that during christs time, it was many competing to be the chirst. Whether Christ existed isn't the point, its really how many called themselves the christ, and got shut down every time. Now let's substitute the word Christ with boss, and how many brothers have you seen get shut down shortly after... Just like in Christ's time, the Jews ain't playing that with Dame, i would say lyor Cohen is rome in the Christ mythos. Rome was putting they foot in any body ass, claiming king, boss, or christ, they mean titles of rulership. Also in the mythos, you had Christ auditioners, attacking each other over the title kinda reminds me of rap battles, like who's the king of the south or new York. Dame violated the quiet money approach, his pride, which is one of the 7 deadly sins as well, he bit the hand that fed him. Dame already took oaths and violated, that's why he got black balled in the first place. I'm shocked they didn't George gm James his ass, that's the author of stolen legacy, that paid with his life for breaking the oath His remains was never found....Its not till you act up in front of company which is in public, and that's the world stage that your parents come get that ass. Dame never was a boss, cause he never slapped or man handled jews, only his own people which they didn't care. I agree with black dot about the aliayah thing too, they was all running her that's a pack of sexual predators if you ask me. Dame has been destroyed he can't undo the apoligizing...He will be called the apologetic under boss. Always remember scared money don't make money....... but you can appear brave off your bosses approval.
His biggest sin was telling the public he was a boss, and they were workers, then get proven to be a worker.
When I tell you I have been in my feelings these pasts couple of days after watching “Reversing Roe,” a documentary on Netflix, that's precisely what I mean. We all know about the supreme court case of Roe v Wade that legalized abortions in 1973. In the documentary white men in politics along with white Christian groups are fighting to have the law overturned by spouting religious rhetoric about the Bible, God, and how abortion is a sin.
Suffering a career setbackcan be devastating. For many professionals, facing a completely new path is often overwhelming and can lead to depression, anxiety and even substance abuse. It can be difficult to know where to go from this point. Starting over can be a big job, and it takes a lot of planning and willingness to think outside the box.
It seems like ever since anti-miscegenation laws were struck down in 1967 during the Loving v. Virginia case, black people, more so black men than women have hit the ground running, and nothing has made this more prevalent than movies being made about white men black women, orWMBW, having these forbidden love affairs and living happily ever after.
Eminem recently dropped a surprise album titled, “Kamikaze” in which he took aim at a few rappers and addressed the poor reception he received for his last album “Revival.” On first listen I will say Em was “rappin’ rappin” (say it twice for full effect). He definitely had something to prove as it was beginning to feel as if he lost his touch.
The main issue that people do not want to talk about, is that female sports are not supported the same as male supports in this country. Many of the WNBA players play oversea’s and sign more lucrative contracts in other countries. For example superstars like Diana Taurasi, Cadance Parker, Tina Charles, etc. earn millions of dollars playing overseas. Women sports are a bigger deal in these other countries. It is really a shame because I personally treat the WNBA the same as the NBA. If there is a great matchup or good game on I am tuning in to watch. If the game is not good I might leave it on as background noise, but more than likely I am going to turn to watch something else. I realize I am in the minority because I love the game of basketball and I actually learned the game from my mom and her friends. I respect the skill and the hard work that these women put in.
A friend of mine recently sent me an Instagram video of the actor Mustafa Shakir, who plays John Mclver on “Luke Cage,” talking about the women he sees on Instagram with there bodies on display like mannequins in a department store window, twerking and taking provocative pictures for likes, and how this look has become oversaturated on social media.
With increased media coverage, mass shootings and the debate of how to prevent them has called into question the depths of the second amendment more than it has ever been before. However, has our community been left out of the conversation? Even further, have we decided it is not a worthy conversation to join?