I left university in May 2004, and I genuinely reckon that there hasn’t been a better hip-hop album released in that time period than Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Good Kid Maad City’. Hand on heart, it’s better than everything done by Kanye, Nas’ also great 2011 masterpiece ‘life is Good’ and certainly anything by the colum inch hoggers of hip-hop during this period, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Jigga et al.
Anyway, I’ll try and reason that argument at a later date when inevitably I still think Kendrick’s opus is amaizng in a years time, but dig the latest video to drop form him here featuring Drake.
Photo: American 1st Lady – Michelle Obama announcing via Satellite that ‘Argo’ had won Best Picture at the 2013 Academy Awards on Sunday 24th February accompanied by members of the Military in very dashing uniforms.
I have great interest in Cinema & it’s deliberate technique in bringing new ideas/morality especially into The Western Developed World. So, when ‘Argo’ was available to watch at my local Picture House, I decided NOT to watch it as the Trailer made it quite clear why it’s Propaganda… “Actions of Iran have shocked the civilized world“:
I decided to use the español subtitled Trailer as this shows the influence that America specificity Hollywood has on the world. Hollywood risked its reputation in agreeing to assist in the extraction of American Diplomats/Spy’s out of Tehran in 1979 but now wants the recognition for services done for the good of the nation. Hence this current 1st Lady’s historic announcement with members of the Military behind her.
Also, it’s designed to send a direct message to the entire population of Iran, around 75 million people, THAT Hollywood & The White House are now bezzie mates, meaning if they don’t start submitting to direct orders from Washington D.C then they will lose on the Battlefield. And they will also lose the sympathy of the ordinary zombizoid masses of The Western World whom worship celebrity, with Hollywood at the apex of this particular pyramid.
‘Argo’ receiving this award should now galvanise the majority of the population of Iran back to it’s political/military class objective around Nuclear Power*, even when suffering from some of the toughest international sanctions since the apartheid regime of 1980’s South Africa. A Film wining an Oscar® for Best Picture should simply be seen as an accolade in the cinematic domain, yet the achievement of ‘Argo’ should worry many as it now seems it’s fine to make big-budget productions that show non-western people as simpletons that can be tricked by even the most outlandish subterfuge. This is the Iranian perspective of ‘Argo’… seeing as the film is based in their country:
It seems Hollywood will make big-budget films on any subject no matter how unusual, yet oddly it hasn’t made a single one surrounding the Apollo 11 Moon Landing – seen by many as America’s greatest ever achievement, which happened 44 years ago. After clicking this you’ll realize why Hollywood would rather deal with fanatical Iranians, talking Robots from ‘Cybertron’, old men in action-films & posh plum-speaking wizards.
They say Hollywood as a place is full of liberals, I disagree and argue it is full of contradiction courtesy of the finest cocaine. An Industry that gave it’s highest award to ‘Argo’ could have serious consequences for humanity. We like our classic Hip-Hop on GeneralJimmy.com so this perfectly sums up ‘Argo’ winning THAT award:
*Note: According to the current Iranian Government, research into Nuclear Power is strictly for civilian/population energy use & NOT for Military purposes. Iran also allows The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to regularly inspect it’s facilities.
Curve-ball to an extent for this week’s Five for the Funk – here’s five reasons why Hall & Oates are awesome in line with my two DJ gigs this weekend at Salt Dog Slims/Bar 81. Lambasted by the rock press at the time and still to this day as bastions of anti-cool and devoid of any traces of credibility, the duo had a handful of master-class records that more than made up for them not being the type of group you’d listen to their albums on repeat. And their tunes tear the roof off week in week out.
A genuine gem of a record, lashings of cheesy vibes permeating every second but really it’s a great radio love song. One of the records that makes the duo really easy to lambast but when you think about it, also one of the reasons they’re also so endearing.
Prior to their 80s electro-funk reinvention, H&O didn’t really know where they stood in the pop landscape and consequently their efforts were quite far reaching and extremely hit and miss. One of the better jams from the seventies was this rocky ode to girls taking advantage of monetary assistance. Common themes in their records the dastardly ways of women.
Arguably the most recognisable and certainly the most commercially successful H&O record and all the better for the languid saxophone that kicks in, as worthy an addition to the 80s pop’s use of that instrument as George Michael’s ‘Careless Whisper’. It’s also warning the male sex about the predatory instincts of women; I was shit scared as a seven year old about actual women eating me as a consequence of this song. The truth, as Darryl and John opined, was much worse.
Another record that everyone knows but for all the right reasons. This is as upbeat as it gets and the biggest H&O anthem, hands down. An unashamed floorfiller that is that right combination of being both a bit shit and awesome, which is Hall & Oates massive trademark.
Happy Friday everyone! I’ll be DJing at Salt Dogs from 10pm-3am tonight and tomorrow evening.
Although marked in comparison to other cities, the emergence of FACT a decade ago has helped aid a developing independent film demand in Liverpool and this year, just after the cinema celebrates a decade of activity, a festival is happening to cultivate that even more. The Lift-Off festival will be running a variety of cinema themed events in FACT, the Kazimer, House and also METAL in Edge Hill.
The selection of offerings features films from Israel, the States, Spain and France, as well as home soil, with a mixture of lengthy and shortened projects in. Unless you’re a modern day Barry Norman in training chances are you’ll have heard of little if any of the selections on offer, but the charm with these things is venturing into the unknown.
To say I’m a fan of Camp Lo’s ‘Uptown Saturday Night’ album is an understatement. Released in 1997, it’s one of those rare records that I loved just as much when I was a teenager as I do now, an absolute joy from start to finish. Everything about it is perfect, from the ridiculousness of De La’s Trugoy guesting with clown central lyrics about eating his honeycomb cereal with his big spoon on’ B Side to Hollywood’, the mesmerising slang on the ode to parlaying ‘Sparkle’ or the get rich soon heist classic ‘Luchini’ (see below). Even the artwork was amazing, aping brilliantly Marvin Gaye’s classic ‘I want you’.
So when Liverpool’s hip-hop mainstay Paddy of No Fakin‘ took a rare moment outside of ripping me for my lack of hip-hop involvement to let me know that Sonny Cheeba and Geechi Suede were playing live in Manchester, I was pretty happy. When I did some more research and uncovered the fact it was one of those play the whole album in full gigs, dedicated to ‘Uptown Saturday Night’, the excitement reached untold levels. Props to More Bounce for picking an absolute stone cold classic to ring in their first birthday celebrations, and better yet for doffing their caps further on the hip-hop tip by putting it on on March 9th, the date of course when Biggie Smalls was shot.
This couldn’t get any more in the throes of 1997 if it tried, and what with that being the year where Hip-hop fully gripped me in a full never ending clinch, I’ll be definitely in attendance at the show. There will be bubbly flowing through me for sure. Hype!
Darren’s latest insight delves into the Harlem Shake…
For regular readers of my numerous articles on GeneralJimmy.com, you’ll know by now how I am interested in combining the historical/present/futuristic ‘pyramid’ (as I feel that those that influence the masses have always been obsessed with Ancient Egypt) meeting Pop Culture).
The aim is delivering insight or creating a spark for the reader… a micro-version of the actions that Greek God – Prometheus made to assist humanity. This week has been both fascinating & pathetic for the following reasons…
The Horsemeat Scandal that’s made the British Public realize that the institutions whom are supposed to protect them within the Public & Private sectors simply don’t care… and they never have & never will.
This endless hype worship of Beyoncé, that’s now becoming idiotic. I am sure the next time I purchase some processed frozen Horsemeat Burgers from the local Supermarket her face will be on the packaging due to her getting YET another endorsement deal. Even Margaret Thatcher could transform her reputation by paying to be sampled on the next piece of will.i.am produced trash for Beyoncé. Seeing as Mr. i.am is a fan of the Classic South-East English Accent.
Now, let’s worship Our Lady Beyoncé whom is a nice Ethic Minority that knows her well paid pretty place.
Then a huge meteor stuck an area of Russia that’s been long mentioned in the ancient texts as being a rather interesting location. The UFO Community has been saying since the early 1980’s that Meteors striking Earth especially large urban locations will be made to do so by those in control/The Illuminati as a means to manipulate the unsuspecting masses for their ultimate masterpiece.
So, what gave me great hope for the future & the reason you are reading this article is an amazing craze that is taking YouTube apart…
The Harlem Shake.
What occurs as humans age is the wickedness of life & those that worship it (if you’ve read my articles you should at least consider this is going on) destroy the joy that once was especially between 6yrs – 21yrs, that fifteen year time-frame when Humans have a true sense of enjoyment including simply being silly as a means of self entertainment.
It’s real background comes from a mystical place… Ethiopia (Eastern Africa).
So, the ancient seems to be connecting with the contemporary, Albert Einstein mentioning such coincidences occurring are a sign of a positive change for Humanity in a quantum space-time event. Basically, we transmit everyday & these signals can go through time via a wormhole & manifest in the future. Yet, only good vibrations can achieve this.
Also, every Human IS African as that’s where we began.
The Illuminati desperately wants simple stupidity eradicated in replacing this with products that Humans will need to fill that emotional hole… Game Consoles, Retail Shopping Centres, Over-hyped Music Festivals, Smartphones, Holidays, Sporting Events, Movies etc.
Anything with a price-tag that also is a sort of status symbol; yet whilst The Illuminati have their plans the game is far from a forgone conclusion. People still want to connect by using humour, because we all like to laugh & that energy is what makes us great as a species. The purest form is when this enjoyment isn’t at the expense of others.
Keep the natural curiosity alive in you & laugh, how many friends do we know once they get married or gain a promotion spiritually die. I know too many people that where once like Giants become as insignificant as cockroaches once their inner flame has gone out.
So to the final part of this with my selection of the best ones I’ve come across with No.4 explaining more about ‘The Harlem Shake’ impact on the Internet.
No.1) Surprisingly, the best version at the time of making this article comes from the BBC [UK]…!!
No.2) Genius can be about simplicity rather than aiming for the extravagant.
No.3) From members of the Norwegian Army in the midst of winter…!!
No.4) Some more older individuals possibly re-connecting with that youthful spirit THEY once enjoyed.
This omnipresent radio crossover tracks from Jakwob is just getting bigger and bigger. Today it’s ensnared ‘Record of the Day’ and with everyone form Sara Cox to Mistajam seduced by it’s heartfelt pop brilliance it’s heading further and further into the pop stratsophere. Great, great tune.
The internet is weird. Proper, proper weird. But every now and again something happens that is such a whirlwind of oddity it goes beyond even the usual realms of skewered sanity. This story is just one of those examples. Genuinely, click on this link. It’s amazing.
What started as a bit of a pisstake comment from Irish electronica fiend Space Dimension Controller has since spiralled into epic proportions, resulting in the Russian obsession with a very bad example of taxidermy, and a weekend of electronic goodness first in Carlisle and then in London, the latter boasting Pete Gooding as well. Those who have been following the story, myself included, have been mesmerised by the sheer lunacy that keeps happening from it. It’s a relentless example of why the world wide weirdness is the best thing about the 21st Century. I’m sadly unable to see the Fox off at either show this weekend, but if you are there or thereabouts do it.