My main man Alyasha hit me up yesterday and asked me if I wanted to roll up to LA because his long time friend, John Forte
was doing a showcase. Now if you are not familiar with dude, heres a quick breakdown... he was an original member of the Fugees ( yes THOSE Fugees...) on the verge of a promising solo career, until he was arrested for "trafficking" and brought up on some BULLSHIT charges then sentenced to serve 14 years federal time WHOA!....fast forward 7 years later and one presidential pardon... now I really didn't have any idea what it was gonna be like and same goes for my boys Alyasha, and Shawn Brown. So we jumped in the MINI COOPER and jetted off to the land of superstars, milk & honey ( LA ) and to our suprise....NO TRAFFIC!!! and we left SD at 3:30!! so we get up to Santa Monica in record time and look for the spot...now like I said before I didn"t have any inclination as to how it was gonna be, and it didn't look like there was any place for a show in a quite residential Santa Monica neighborhood, but after crossing the same street 5 TIMES!!! we finally found the spot, and made our way up some stairs to a little bungalow/office that just so happened to have a bar soon as you walked in!!! And sitting on a bar stool rocking a double Windsor knot and some Alyasha designed Adidas was the man of the hour, Mr.John Forte himself, a free man... tuning his guitar. Introductions were made, and longtime friends were reunited...so... let the festivities begin...a few drinks, a few words, and a few famous friends later, it was time for Mr.Forte to do his thing....and that he did...now i consider myself to be one of the most critical " hip hop " nerds, and let me tell you... your boy BODIED IT!!!! every verse a jewel!!! real shit!!! be on the lookout real soon!!! you would have never guessed my man just did a 7 year stretch!!! So after the dust settled, congrats were in order, drinks were poured, and conversations started, oh by the way, Saul Williams and our new homegirl Esthero were in the house!!! big ups to Shawn B for driving, Mr. Moore for the invite, and John Forte & Co. for the hospitality... and on that note...you get the picture... now take a look....p.s.
welcome home sir....
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
It is time to throw out the notion that peace cannot exist in the Middle East between Muslims and Jews, it is " politrix" and not faith that creates the conflict between these two societies. For many years Muslims and Jews lived, worked, and shared side by side without the conflict of todays proportions...listen to the man...there are always two sides to every story, the right side and the wrong side, its up to you to decide where you stand....
Posted by PROFILE at 1:40 PM