Episode 1: MEGASEAN
It ain’t no secret by now that Colin Kaepernick is getting blackballed by the NFL. It ain’t no secret that a lot of so called celebrities are scared to speak on it. Ain’t a secret that most of those celebrities are Black and won’t take actions against the big machine because they want that guest list at the next Superbowl. A damn shame…
BUT there are celebreties that are not affraid to go against the grain. And Inglewood representative and West Coast OG BIG WY is one of them. The rap star has taken upon himself to voice his opinion via his clothing line.
While we are ordering our personal shirts we decided to chop it up with the veteran on his stance regarding this controversy.
1- What is the main message you want people to get from your campain?
That this corporate giant is only about the dollars being made from the players skill and fuck what they beleive in or stand for especially colored players and black folks need to stand together and see what was our past is still present.
2-Have you watched Football so far?
Not one game and its rough because i want watch best mode so i catch his high lights.
3- Is your shirt, »Niggaz 4 Lease », targeted at some players in particular? (After hearing some of them making weirdos remarks)
No i just feel thats the owners mind set it is a shame some of these coons that we hoped would be solid show there true face
4-How do you see this chapter in Football resolved? You think Kaepernick will ever play in the NFL again?
idk the way it looks he maybe not i hope so
5- What should people do to voice their anger regarding that situation?
Black folks need stand together and apply the pressure no watching games no attending no merch purchased only thing creates change is action and we haven’t pushed the line in years
We would like to thank BIG WY for this interview. Make sure you buy the N.F.L. shirt on his website flywoopin.com and follow his on Instagram to get more informations on his clothing line and his music.
Before March 9th 1993, it would’ve been damn near impossible to picture a Blood and a Crip standing next to each other let alone on the same project.
But that dream came to reality after the L.A. Riot and a peace treaty happened between the two factions. With that unification an album, Bangin On Wax, was produced to prove that the treaty was a reality. The project was released on Dangerous records and sold over 500,000 copies. It gave way for more collaborations between various sets. Nowadays, it is normal to see Red and Blue on the same cut. Thanks to all the participants of a classic record.
One of the man responsible for that album was Avenue Piru Gang member and West Coast rap veteran O.Y.G. RedRum781. We have reached out to him for a quick drive through memory lane and reminisce about that moment that changed a whole era.
1- How did you reach out to Tweety Bird Loc to discuss and create that album?
WhoooooooP ,WEST UPPER wit my potna ????? Well there wasn’t an initial reach out. We met at a rap contest in Ventura,California ……. i met him and Robert Lewis (the person who put out REP YOUR SET) on location. I took overall 3rd place BUT was the REAL CROWD FAVORITE ……We hooked up from that day forth and hit the lab. The idea was MINE and TWEETY BIRDs only. We presented it to Robert Lewis who in turn introduced us to RONNIE RON bitch made snake ass. The plan was laid out and then the plays were put into effect …… recruitment began. I personally recruited ALL THE RED TEAM except the producers GEEK and NOISE. TWEETY BIRD went back to Compton and recruited his potnas….except for BATTLECAT
2- The first time it was Bloods and Crips in the studio, what was the atmosphere?
Well seeing that the tensions were already high and the streets were active as hell we had to be on guard. The secret sauce was we were from different cities so the conflict was minimum. Soon as the song concepts and beats were made we went to work …..THATS where we got EARFULLS of dissing ….FUCK CRABS / FUCK SLOBS !!!!!!!! We had to be better than wild animals and not go into attack mode. SO we TORE THEM BEATS THE FUCK UP INSTEAD.
3- Almost 25 years later, the influence of that treaty is still felt (from Game and Snoop Dogg to YG and Nipsey Hussle to even the East Coast with Jim Jones and Dave East). Did you believe it would have went back to worst at any point?
Yes its true i see a CONVOY LOAD of successful blueprint biters the PAY NO HOMAGE but ride the wave. Without the path we paved the road would still probably be underdeveloped and destroying our culture and communities and minds and lives even more. There are DAMU rappers before the BANGIN ON WAX era that mixed the cement but WE were the HARD LABORERS that eventually built the structure. LMAO , hella mainstream DAMU rappers have been interviewed and asked WHO their musical inspirations are and NOT ONE mentioned ANY of the ORIGINALS or the BANGIN ON WAX members. Without the contribution we gave i don’t think the music or street relationships would have evolved the way it did. I may be wrong tho.
4- Gangsta Rap, or Reality Rap to me, is the journal to the ghettos. Do you feel that rap music is still that way today?
NO ……my personal opinion is that our music has been compromised for a LONG ASS TIME !!!!!!! They fucked up the education system which fucks up the youth who in turn eventually become menaces to society. Match todays youthful music up to their level of education…… Match the music with the mentality and actions of the youth……Match the music with the drugs and mumble shit and excessive ignorance…… WHAT other genre does the government control as much as ours ???? ITS A WEAPON AGAINST US NOW, A HUNDRED FOLD …… LIKE OUR ANCESTORS USED AGAINST THEM TO COMMUNICATE !!!!!!! Our music is an instruction booklet with melodies telling and showing us HOW to continue the cycle of destruction…… THE PIED PIPER EFFECT
5- You probably seen it all and did it all in this business and in life. What is left to accomplish for O.Y.G. RedRum781?
AHHH ……I would say live longer and be successful…..and continue fixing the damage that BANGIN ON WAX done to the community and lives. It wasn’t made for that. WAS MADE FOR UNITY and ANTHEMS BUT WARPED INTO THEMES FOR GANG WARFARE.
So this week end I was looking for a great time, as usual, and got an invitation by a very good friend of mine who had tickets for a sex show. My reply: « Hell to the yeah! »
Now this event is for the ones that are very comfortable with their sexuality. No for the weak or the type that are more traditional with their fantasies.
I got the see the usual: sex toys, lingeries, beautiful models and some. But what I also got to see is the other side of the moon as I would call it. That 50 shades of Grey they be trying to make pretty I saw the REAL side of it.
Sado masochism, Moulin Rouge type of performance and more weird stuff that I can’t display out of respect of people who wants to stay private I got to experience to see if that could be my cup of tea… Not for now LOL.
For those that came, hope you found what you we’re looking for. For those who wanted but we’re scared to be seen… Let’s all go next year 😉
Chris Major a visite les studios du centre-ville pour participer a l’emission « Sur Le Corner » ce lundi dernier.
On this episode, we talk about Kurtis Blow, clout chasing, the power of the HipHop culture and more details about the HipHop Museum.
Afin de pouvoir éduquer nos auditeurs sur la politique nous avons pris la decision d’être plus present dans les événements des partis. Dernièrement j’ai participe a une réunion d’Alexandre Leduc, depute de la circonscription d’Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.
« Il faut donner au immigrants plus d’opportunités financières et non des stabilites de pauvreté ». Voila le message que je veux transmettre aux politiciens. Et le moyen de le faire est de me presenter a eux et partager mon idéologie.
En esperant pouvoir changer les choses ou au moins apporté l’idée du changement.
For the first part of a new webserie, I will introduce you to the HipHop museum. Created by the Forefathers of the culture, this new option will educated the new and make the old reminisce. Get familiar as we will make sure that the city gets involved as well in advancing the culture.
What started as a reply to a post ended up enlightening me to one aspect of the music business.
I asked about the difference between owning your MASTERS and owning your PUBLISHINGS. Didn’t think I would get my answer right at the moment…
The Murder Inc executive got right back at us with some Music industry 101.
Thanks IRV, really appreciated. TALES season 2 coming soon. Get the first one on BET.com