Uche and I (Lenée) are kinda hanging out here on the tumblr, reblogging stuff and posting stuff, and all that sort of stuff. But, we wanna know whose tumblr gets you excited. We’re looking for dope music, articles, et cetera. Don’t tell us to follow your cousin Ray cuz he shows lots of titties. That’s not necessarily gonna get it. We’re already following some awesome folks — but we’re looking to get into more.
For the complete Von Pea Experience, cop Pea’s Gotta Have It after you’ve finished reading the interview. Full satisfaction guaranteed, or your money back. Yeah, not really. Just trust me though, you’ll like it.
From The Top Stik Figa prod. Dunc & Oddisee 02 Birds & Bees - Diamond District prod. Oddisee 03 Official - Kenn Starr prod. Just Wright 04 This Is It yU prod. SlimKat 78 05 Different Now Oddisee & Toine prod. Oddisee 06 Home Comes First Kenn Starr, Finale prod. Apollo Brown 07 Judas Priest Buff1, Magestik Legend, prod.Apollo Brown 08 Don’t Sleep Invincible, Finale prod. Black Milk 09 Black Rose Has-Lo prod. Has-Lo 10 FuxWitDat prod. Has-Lo 11 Helpless DreamerRoc Marciano, XO, Tranqill prod. Apollo Brown 12 For The Win Fresh Daily 13 July 27th 2010 prod. Oddisee
“Women in hip hop in the early 90′s (MC Lyte, Queen Latifah) seemed like they had to be hard. In the late 90′s, they became sexified (Lil Kim, Foxy Brown). Even now, it seems like you have to either be Nicki Minaj or Lauryn Hill, is hip hop ready for the full female experience? Can a woman talk about sex and politics? Can she be sexy and her voice be respected as well?”—Read the answer to this question (and others) in Lenée and Uche’s first interview, via manikmag.com.
September, 1979: Vintage 60 minutes interview with Bob Marley and the Rastafarians in Jamaica. To get this story George Negus took a harrowing journey through Trenchtown - Kingston’s most notorious slum. He and his crew needed a group of voluntary bodyguards to get them out safely.
“What would I have to do to be a Rastafi? Would I have to be black?”
BM: “Do you have a choice? If you have a choice you better be black, if you have a choice. Well if you don’t have a choice, come as what God sent you, as white.”
“Bob, is the message of Rastafari that you should go back to Africa?”
BM: “Yes, and that the earth was ruled by Africa. One government. Forward [to Africa], not back. Forward.”
ok so I know I’m late but I finally decided on a line-up for my Kanye inspired super collabo:
“Paper Plates” featuring Marsha Ambrosius, Latoiya Williams, Foreign Exchange (Phonte singing, Nicolay rapping), Shyheim, Ron Isley as Mr. Bigg, Zo! (on the keys), Diamond District, Jon B, Miri Ben Ari…