I can already feel the rage from our US homies on this one, but yo, I had to post it. Just be open-minded and check this out.
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Our Commander in Chief will surely be missed by all.
43rd President of the United States at the Inauguration of Barak Obama...this is just plain sad. I have nothing else to say.
Barack Obama has now officially been named the President of the United States of America. Today was a day that I personally never thought I would see in my lifetime. Who would have ever thought that less than 50 years after segregation ended, an African American man would become the commander in chief of our great nation?
This truly is a historic day for the world. People are celebrating and countries that once would not communicate with our leaders are now trying to open a dialog with President Obama. Maybe this can be the catalyst to help our world unite. Times are rough for everybody not just people in the United States, but folks in Europe, Asia, Africa, and every corner of the globe. It is time for a change.
People like Harriett Tubman, Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglas, my grandmother, slaves, and many many people all dreamed that one day there would be equality....and now in 2009, much has been gained, but there is much more to be done. At the end of the day, Barack Obama being elected has brought hope that no dream is too big and anything can be accomplished.
In life, getting anything worth having is going to be tough but worth it at the end of the day.
-Wise Old Man
Peace to all.
DJ Grain/The Movement Fam
This week was another wild and crazy week in the world of Hip Hop. 2009 has been great thus far - I just hope it continues to be great. Here are some of the happenings this past week:
The auction of Death Row Records has now concluded. It was auctioned off for $18 million, $7 million lower than the previously highest bid. The Canadian based company called Wide Awake Holdings now owns the master recordings from Snoop Dogg, Tupac, and other Death Row members, as well as various memorabilia from the label.
Slim Thug has now signed with Koch Records, officially ending his deal with Geffen/Star Trak.
Lil Wayne was on ESPN earlier this week with Skip Bayless. Suprisingly, he did very well and he had a thorough knowledge of college football. I'll admit I was impressed. Shouts to Wayne.
Barack Obama, the first African American President of the USA, will be officially taking office on Jan. 20th. Over 2 million folks are going to be in DC for the inauguration and conformation of his election as the 44th President of the United States of America.
T.I. is coming out with a new docu-series called the Road to Redemption: 45 Days to Go. The show will focus on T.I. showing teenagers across the country the mistakes he has made and the lessons he learned from making those mistakes.
Next week I have some sad news about J-Dilla's estate and rumors about DJ Drama having some problems at the premiere of Notorious in the ATL.
Y'all be safe and take care.
George Bush at the G20 Summit getting no love from other world leaders. This is terrible. No one will shake his hand due to the past eight years in the US....you be the judge on that.