Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
I am still answering text messages from last night. It appears that I had friends trying to call me last night from NYC and the phone lines were tied up.
I am still sad that my parents & grandparents were not alive to see this day. But am grateful that I did.
So my son Raymond got 2 sets of good news from election day. He is The school treasurer & Barack is the 44th President of our country
Tomorrow was just a Dream
November 3, 2008
Well tomorrow is slightly bitter sweet for me. You see, I would have loved for my father to have seen this day come. Something that he fought hard for, for much of his life. His generations were fighters and survivors. They knew what entitlement was.
A Southern man from North Carolina, who was drafted while in college in a segregated army during the Korean War. Would he have ever thought that a black man would actually be officially running for president? When Barack Accepted the nomination I literally got choked up. At that time I wasn't sure who I was supporting yet at that time, but to hear his official acceptence was so surreal.
So now my father, my grandfathers & my great-grandfathers will see history being made, through the eyes of their legacy my 2 sons.
Friday, October 03, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Saturday, April 05, 2008
pictured above L to R: ALEXIE F., ETERNIA & EDAYE
THE ZRO HOUR returns with a great show featuring one of Toronto, Canada's finest emcees- ETERNIA. We profiled Eternia in a recent post, SECRET WEAPON, in early March. This weekend she is hosting the Trinity College Hip Hop Music Festival in Hartford, Connecticut. Eternia was very laid back and gave us some insight into her career and her passion for the music. Here is a preview of the interview-
The show is laced with new music from AKROBATIK, TALIB KWELI, CL SMOOTH feat. SKYZOO, THE SMILE RAYS, AAROPHAT, VAST AIRE & VORDUL MEGA (Cannibal OX) and KRS ONE. We take it back to hip hop's golden era with music by YZ and HEATHER B feat. M.O.P. Speaking of KRS One, during our interview Eternia speaks on a recent concert that she was scheduled to perform at in her hometown. She was opening for KRS and things did not quite go as planned. Check the show for more on this and Eternia's DOOR KNOCKERS blog post about the situation, "The Demystification of our Heroes". Enjoy the show..
THE ZRO HOUR- In Studio w/ETERNIA
MY KINDA NI@@A- Heather B feat. M.O.P.
PUT YA STAMP ON IT- Akrobatik feat. Talib Kweli
THE TEACHA RETURNS- KRS One
PERFECT TIMING- CL Smooth feat. Skyzoo
CHICKEN- The Smile Rays
MANY MANY- Eternia
THE MEGA- Eternia
HOSTILE GOSPEL (RMX)- Talib Kweli feat Joell Ortiz & Blu
(SO FAR) THE GHETTO's BEEN GOOD TO ME- YZ
U C. US- Aarophat
MECCA AND THE OX- Vast Aire feat Vordul Mega (produced by Pete Rock)
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
TRANS EUROPE EXPRESS- Kraftwerk
PLANET ROCK- Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force
PLAY AT YOUR OWN RISK- Planet Patrol
LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT BEAT- Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force
ONE FOR THE TREBLE- Davy DMX
ROCKIT- Herbie Hancock w/Grandmaster DST
BUFFALO GALS- Malcolm Mclaren & The World Famous Supreme Team
BEAT BOX- Art Of Noise
MOMENTS IN LOVE- Art Of Noise
RAINFOREST- Paul Hardcastle
19- Paul Hardcastle
M.A.R.R.S.- Pump Up The Volume
NEEDLE TO THE GROOVE- Mantronix
COLD GETTIN" DUMB- Mantronik feat. Just-ICE
DIN DAA DAA- George Kranz