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WTF??? (Why we don’t ask any real questions.)

I recall back when we were working on the MAKAVELI album, we were reading all types of shit. One day Pac came home with a bunch of books and began handing them out. Everything from “Blood In my Eye” by George Jackson, to “how to make home made bombs.”(!) Anyway, the shit we were reading eventually led to some serious ...
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A Letter To The President

(Fictionally written by Treyvon Martin) Dear Mr. President, It’s me, Treyvon… Remember, you told those reporters that if you had a son, he’d look like me. Yea, I know you got a lot on your plate right now, campaigning and all, I just wanted you to hear it from me, incase you were wondering what happened that night. YA know, ...
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February

(FROM VALENTINE’S DAY TO PRESIDENT’S DAY, AND ALL THE OTHER SHIT IN BETWEEN!) February, what a month huh? Depending on where you are in the world, it’s the coldest month of the year. Also, unless you have a significant other, it can be pretty cold for other reasons as well. Us guys are expected to go all out or “sleep ...
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HEALTH AND WELLNESS (THE NEW MOVEMENT?)

Ni99az is dying waaay to young. I’m sure some of y’all are saying to your self “Duh, we know Edi, now tell us something we don’t know!” Well Le-hgo. We are dying young in these streets of course, but we are also dying young and FAST at our own dinner tables. We eat garbage everyday and some of us could ...
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BLACK LEADRERSHIP IN 2012

TheKing (Martin Luther not T.I) was a hopeless dreamer. If he really did have that “dream”, as he so eloquently stated in the seminal speech he gave some 40 somthin years ago, then it was more than likely a nightmare in my opinion. Why did we feel the need to have to eat with whites, go to school, work, live ...
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“…LIKE IT’S NEW YEAR…” (The End of the World, as we know It!)

Ok, so 2012 is right around the corner, or by the time some of you read this it will already be here. Are you excited? I always look forward to a new year, well, because I hate anything old. I’m an impatient dude sometimes, and I’m usually done with a year after July! Lol. Knowledge ruined Thanksgiving and Christmas for ...
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ALITY T.V. (What’s Real Got to Do With It?)

In the 70’s Bill Loud and his wife allowed PBS and its cameras to follow his family for a Documentary called “An American Family”. It’s considered to be the template for todays “reality T.V.” shows. In their present form, they are a huge TV cash cow with milk to spare. It seems a new one pops up every season. I ...
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YOUNGINS V.S. THE OLD HEADS (The Age War in Hip-Hop)

“…The pups have grown fangs, my friend…” Hip-Hop is probably the only genre of music where your age is as important as your skills. The un-spoken rule is that it is a “young man’s sport”. Sure you have some exceptions to the rule… JayZ , Snoop, Busta come to mind first. But for the most part it gets rid of ...
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WHAT’S WRONG WITH MELAH? (MY DAUGHTER’S WAR WITH EPILEPSY)

I am the proud Dad of six (!) wonderfully intelligent, charismatic, life-loving children, all with their own minds and personalities. After my first four, I foolishly believed I had this parenting thing in the smash. I mean, what? You feed em, clothe em , love em and it’s all good! Sure they may catch a cold, or fall and hurt ...
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Black Balled PT.2 (Awards Show Edition)

How many of y’all saw the B.E.T Hip-Hop Awards show this week? You too huh… Well from what I heard it was pretty good or pretty bad depending on who you talk too. Shit in my opinion, if you seen one you’ve seen em all. First of all, before I go in, let me give props to B.E.T for even ...
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