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Hip Hop Night's
By Brian Salkowski Episode 4: “Not Tonight” [Cold Open] Streets Incorporated 737 7th Avenue The camera slowly does a fly over of a bustling mid-Manhattan. People scurrying off to their jobs and errands. Cars and cabs beeping along. The camera does a wide shot of “Streets Incorporated” angle favoring up 22 floors to the window of Jay Z’s office. It has been 2 days since his announcement of the company, his meeting with Foxy and his attempted meeting with Lamar. The TV on the wall suddenly turned to the local news that Jay could see in the corner of his eye. It wasn't necessarily the news that caught his eye but more the names at the bottom of the screen. A female reporter began her reading:
Episode 3- “Shootouts” [This the first episode with a “Cold Open”]: The episode picks up where we left off at the dive bar. Faith is still lying on the floor, dodging bullets, and debris. She looks up to the faces behind the semi-automatic guns and all she can see is black face masks and all black suits. The assault continues for at least another 5 minutes before faith thinks it is safe to get up from her hiding spot, but it was too late. A no name waiter started to run for her as a man, or thug in black behind him, began shooting and riddled his body with bullets so bad that his hand severed, falling to the floor. The hand fell into a pool of blood, splashing some onto Faith’s top. She was trembling. Now faith was face to face with one of the thugs. She was terrified so much that she lost her urine. “Will I suffer the same fate that my late husband did?” she thought to herself. As soon as she could continue her mental assessment of the situation, the thugs exited. The only sound you could hear were sobbing and screams of pain from the injured. Earl was all she could think of. As she finally got up from the floor, she rushed over to the table where her and DMX were about to have their meal. A NYCPD officer was entering the bar with swat included. Before she could advance further to the table, one of the officers stopped her. “There is nothing you want to see Miss” the young officer said with a dose of compassion. As soon as Faith noticed that compassion, she caught a glimpse of Earl saturated with blood. His eyes looked like doll eyes, fixed on the ceiling. He looked dead. Faith then let out a scream with the highest decibel it could shatter whatever glass left intact.
"M-illitant" The Lyrical Reformer
By Brian Salkowski (Commentary #229) Malik joined The Roots in its earliest days. Before The Roots went on to score three Grammy awards and become the official house band on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the group started out as a small hip-hop group between Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1987. Malik came on-board (in addition to bass player Leonard “Hub” Hubbard) before The Roots released its debut studio album, Organix, in 1993. Malik wasn’t the flashiest verbal technician in the Roots; that was always Tariq Trotter, a.k.a. Black Thought, a boundless lyrical dynamo whose freestyle abilities were legendary from Day One. Nor was he the group’s most magnetic public personality; that was often drummer Ahmir Thompson, a.k.a. Questlove. But Malik brought something crucial to the group on their first four albums in the Nineties. He kept the Roots grounded, giving their jazzy, free-wheeling explorations a firm footing in the Northeastern rap canon of that era. He was the member of the Roots you could most easily imagine running into on any city block, the guy whose warm, human presence balanced out his friends’ musical chops.
The "Best" Rapper Of 2022
By Brian Salkowski (Commentary #231) I am a self-admitted rap music junkie. I have a huge respect for Nas. Thats never been a secret. I also salivate for my other favorite artists in the genre with the same ardor I do for Nas. So when I was asked who I thought was the best MC in 2022, I had to go with my gut. Regardless of bias.
Love And Hate
2 of the most used words in the dictionary. Always told to be contradictory but not really. By Brian Salkowski The connection between love and hate is a complex and fascinating topic that has intrigued psychologists, philosophers, artists and ordinary people for centuries. Love and hate are often considered to be opposite emotions, but they also share some common features. Both are intense, passionate and sometimes irrational feelings that can motivate or destroy human behavior. Both can also fluctuate over time and across different situations and relationships.