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afro-punk Just b/c I like punk rock doesn’t mean I’m white
Beats of Basquait MFAH has never seen so many people
The Adventures of Monroe T Why do simps exist?
CD Reviews music is good for the soul
learn about people and their hustles
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it’s all about the arts
February 3 brought back the return of the documentary ﬁlm, “Afro Punk” to Clark’s in Downtown Houston. Afro Punk is a 66-minute documentary that explores race identity within the punk scene. It took the lives of four people that have dedicated themselves to the punk scene. Instead of dealing with racism, the documentary took another direction dealing instead on race identity, black empowerment, interracial dating and more.
Spooner said. Also, what was pointed out was all the connection that people have gotten from the movie.
From the website, people have been able to have a forum to communicate and ﬁnd other punks around the world. One of the guys in attendance said that the movie has been of powerful signiﬁcance to him. For Spooner, he is now about to release his ﬁrst feature ﬁlm and also a book of “Afro Punk.” For an added plus, people were This was the ﬁrst ﬁlm for director handed Black Power buttons by the diJames Spooner, who was drawn to the rector. People thought different things punk rock scene because of its ‘do it about the buttons but liked the movie. yourself’ attitude and all the things it taught him. Upon discovering his black Some of the donations at the door side of himself, he decided to travel went to the People of Color Organizathe country and talk to other blacks tion, who are working on organizing a and get them to tell their experiences. conference in the near future. Spokesperson, Karla Aguilar, stated that this The ﬁlms director was on hand also movie is important because it shows for a Q & A session after the screening. what we as people of color deal with. People of all races packed the Clark’s Sometimes we are taken for granted Bar with some poetry held before by Caucasians when discussing race. the movie as an added bonus. As the Even in the progressive movement movie played you could hear people racism still exists. She also added in the audience that identiﬁed with how race is still an issue in America parts of the ﬁlm laugh or grunt with and how it’s for us to make changagreement. One of the many ques- es. For more info on “Afro Punk,” tions was when the ﬁlm would be you can go to www.Afropunk.com. available on DVD.“The movie has been For more info on the People Of out for a couple of years now and will Color Organization, you can email email@example.com be available sometime this summer Karla at
beats of basquiat
By: Nibu Abraham Beats by Basquiat isn’t your normal club night. Perhaps because BBB isn’t in a club and is far from normal. This showcase presented at the Museum of Fine Arts is a display of music from renowned artists such as I Am the World Trade Center, Peanut Butter Wolf, and Grandmaster Flash and the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat. His collage-type paintings included the use of language and symbols and a deep understanding of color. Perhaps what makes this artist all the more appealing is his background as one of the ﬁrst grafﬁti writers to have a gallery exhibit of his work. He was a deﬁning character in the world of modern art. And Beats by Basquiat is not only a tribute to his short life as an artist, but a celebration of his work. Basquiat comprises 67 paintings, many drawn from European collections, and 36 drawings, all of which is the background for a night of music and dancing. There’s plenty of coffee provided by Starbucks, plenty of art to view, and more importantly….plenty of females.
The Adventures of Monroe T!!! Ok everyone has had a co-worker that is always on the borderline sexual harassment tip. So me and my other co-worker couldn’t take it anymore. We decided to come together and make a mini sitcom about this guy named Monroe. This is totally random but it’ll make you laugh until your face turns red or wait purple if you’re ethnic. Enjoy::::::
(A THEME SONG FO’ ALL MY HOES AND HATERS) THE PLEAD:” I want some Marvin Gaye, some Luther Vandross, a cute UAC girl, would definitely start this party of right. She says she needs to open a repair, check some status, a little uac will definitely get this party started off right..Oooo yes it will” THE BREAKDOWN: Hey girl, How you doing? My Name is Monroe, Last Name Tea. I was wondering, if I could scoop you up, in my Pimp azz Shirt. Show you go time, in my fly azz ride. And don’t forget girl, my name is Monroe!
Chapter 3: Voyage When we last left our hero, he was getting shot down by a woman for the 37th time in one hour. Which has to be like a World Record or something? How will he rebound? What is his next plan of action? Only The “T” knows
Chapter 4: the coolest man alive! Not shaking his previous rejections by numerous ladies. Our hero does a self-check in the mirror. Fly ass pimp shirt, All good, Pleat front dress slacks, I’m the man, Alligator Black belt, You know how I do, White socks and sandals, you don’t get no more player than this. Monroe Out!
Chapter 5: the saga continues... In our last adventure Monroe was quote un-quote the coolest man alive and still rejected by many ladies. In Ch.5 Monroe reunites with an old foe by the name of Sherri. He walks up with his simp walk, simp wink, and “GATORS” As he approaches the dime, she instantly rejects him like a bad habit and yet again he runs home to masturbate. Monroe Out!
Chapter 6: pimp juice Our hero is dress so playa fresh, and goes to sprits on the customer 20 gallons of cologne. Simply known to an original playa from the Himalayas like Monroe as the “Pimp Juice”. Sprits Sprits, NO JUICE. What is The “T” to do? No fear, Players like The “T”, are some times down but never defeated. Quick of mind, The “T” knows CVS is open 24 Hours, and they are always stocked up on Brut 33, Grey Flannel, Old Spice, English Leather and Stetson. Monroe T is back in the game!
Chapter 7: The Gym
It was just and average day and everything was “groove” Monroe walks in the gym decked out in the spandex t-shirt, shorts, and tall white socks looking like a walking stress ball. Coolin’ coolin’ wavin at the hunnies. He struts to the left, struts to the right, annoying all females in site. No fear, shake da haters off, still rockin’ da brut 33 cologne. Monroe slows his walk down to a slow bop as he spots a fine dime. Shookin’ but not stirred he rolls up to her like parkay butta’ on a frenchy’s biscuit. He utters these few words how u doin’ gurl? The fine dime turns around and checks out our hero. She responds with I don’t talk to walking Trojans.. OOOHHHH THE HORROR, THE PAIN, THE ANGUISH!!!! Our hero is knocked down but he’s ok b/c he still has his CVS COLOGNE’S..... Monroe Out!!!
Stay Tuned for THE NEXT MISADVENTURES OF MONROE T!!!!!!!!
by: H-Town Slim “Wu-tang Clan ain’t nuttin’ ta fuck wit!”
And Ghostface Killah reminds you of this on “Fishscale,” possibly his illest solo effort to date. “Fishscale” is so pure you have to snort it in small bumps or you’re gonna O.D. –Trust me. The album starts off strong on the ﬁrst cut, ‘Shakey Dog,’ with Ghost goin’ into his signature jaw-dropping visual storytelling over a classic Wu-style beat that you can’t stop replaying. With more coke talk than the movies Scarface and Blow combined, the super catchy ‘Kilo’ has Rae and Ghost pickin’ up right where they left off on ‘Supreme Clientele’ – goin’ together like milk and cookies to the Sesame Street hook, “all around the world today, the kilo is a measure/a kilo is a 1,000 grams, it’s easy to remember”. On the Just Blaze produced ‘The Champ,’ a Mickey from Rocky soundalike coaches Ghost through 3 verses of lyrical boxing over a frantic metal guitar lick and blaring horns, where Ghost proclaims, “my arts is crafty darts while yall stuck on laffy taffy/wonderin’ how did yall niggas get past me?/ I been doin’ this before Nas dropped the Nasty/”! Catch Ol’ Dirt Dog spittin’ from the grave with the rest of the Clan on the Wu-Tang reunion, “9 Milli Bros,” where Ghost sounds his most familiar. Veteran producer PeteRock comes through with the dopest beat on the album for ‘R.A.G.U.’, and his instrumental for ‘Be Easy’ meshes perfectly with Ghostface’s high-pitched delivery. The cuts ‘Barbershop’ and ‘Underwater’ push songwriting creativity to new levels, while the heartfelt ‘Hit With A Strap’ recounts eerie childhood memories of being whipped with a belt; anybody who grew up in the ghetto can relate. This has to be the most original cut on the album – deﬁnitely the most memorable. On the bonus track ‘3 Bricks’, Ghost manages to shine opposite a posthumous Biggie with witty lines like “invest ﬁgures to address niggas/ workin’ out all I curl is my index ﬁnger.” Damn. All together, Fishscale may very well have equalled if not outdone the greatness that was “Supreme Clientele”, as impossible as it sounds. A deﬁnite must-buy for real hip-hop heads everywhere. Go cop “Fishscale” and see for yourself. . .
[album reviews] By: Nibu Abraham
It’s about time this ambiguously gay duo came out….with another album! The Legendary K-O, formerly known as K-otix (pronounced like chaotic, not pronounced Kotex), made one of the most downloaded mp3’s in ‘05 with “George bush don’t like black people” over the Kanye’s “Gold-digger” track. But even before they topped charts…of I-pods, they were making noise with their 2001 release UNIVERSAL. The single off the album was good enough for KRS-ONE to bite off of, on one of the weaker albums KRS made. But don’t get your backpack on just yet. Titles like, “For the Hoes” to “Unemployed” makes this album appealing to guys with jewelry in their mouths and snowmen on their shirts. Although THE ARE (who produced universal) doesn’t appear anywhere onthe album, D and MIC have enlisted the help of other producers including Loptimist, Symbolyc One, Moonshine, and DJ cosmos. 48 seasons is deﬁantly worth the wait, but let’s hope we don’t have to wait that long again. My picks: “Talking Bout,” “Piece of mine,”“Moving On Pt. 3”
The Council Music Group By: Black Mamba The name comes from the Star Wars Movie Saga, and as you know in Star Wars the Jedi meet together to discuss what was happening in their galaxy.Every Jedi must respect the next in order to work together towards a common goal.The Council Music Group’s goal is to make the best hip-hop music possible. Therefore, when these boyz come together the make a strong unit called “The Council”. The Council consists of 4 MC’s: Hash Brown (Mo. City), John Dew (Mo. City), C-Mor Dough (Dallas), and Phonix (Mo. City). They also have an in-house producer by the name of Jett I. Masstyr, who does most of the production. The Council started in Arlington, TX on the campus of UT-Arlington amongst friends and homeboys that hung out, kicked ﬂows, listened to music, and partied together as freshmen on campus. Almost every night, there was freestyle battle and they would participate and “wreck shop”. Around the fall of 2000, The Council was born. The Council Group will be pre-releasing their debut EP called “Black Bleach” on February 17th 2006. You can go to www.myspace.com/councilmusic
to see what they’re about.
SilkSheets or Satin Hooks??? By: Shina Rae Comfortable as a bed covered with silk sheets (esp. when you’re...sleeping), the same feeling is rendered when absorbing the sounds of local band Satin Hooks. Letting vibrations engulf you and take you to that special place few bands envoke. This triumvirate of rock slides their way into your head by pouring their hearts on catchy tunes like “Kevlar” and “Soda Song”. Just listening to the cd is dope, but you gotta check them live... This band is so hard they break bones, literally. And they’ll keep playing; now that’s dedication. Check them out at venues in Houston and surrounding areas.
What is your full name? Michael Andrew Marlor How do you come up with the name Tony Bananas? Well, the first emcee name I came up with was Vigilante, and then it was JP Joules from the scientist who invented the measurement for energy. Tony Bananas actually came from one of my friends asking me joke. He said what would you call an Italian rapper? And I said hey, it would be Tony Bananas
I feel like the odd man out in the hip-hop game. As far as the release date, I hope to drop it in the early quarter of 2006. At the first Def Trap I noticed you had another emcee on the stage with you. Is he a part of Tony Bananas? Yeah, that was Jay Latino or HTown Slim as I would call him, isone of my compadres who I’ve known for a couple of years.
“People have no idea the bullshit you have to go through to make it happen.” It kind of stuck from there. So I didn’t get that name from girls because of my big appendage. But in my research, I found out that Tony Bananas is a big old timey gangster. He was around before Al Capone and more notorious but for some reason not as famous.
I met him at a hip-hop open mic at Helios that used to go on about four years ago on Tuesday nights. He’s the kind of kat that’s on that ‘now you see me,’ ‘now you don’t’ kinda thing. But look out for him at my shows in the near future.
What’s the name of your new album coming out and when do you plan to drop it? “Odd Man Out.” The reason it’s called “Odd Man Out” is because
Were you a previous freestlyer before you became a solid emcee? Well, when I first started rhyming ten years ago, that was my premise. I started writing poetry then I started freestyling. Then I moved to New York for a few years and,
in the dorm I lived in, I met a couple of dudes that freestlyed. One was from Brooklyn, one was from D.C, one was from Cleveland, one was from the Bronx, and one was from South Africa. So it was all about burnin’ an “L” and breakin’ off in yo flow. So I never thought of myself as an emcee. It was just something I aspired to be. Do you have any extra hobbies beside hip-hop? I collect bones, and I’m a geologist! Nah, I’m just joking, but I do like to write poetry. I have about five journals of poetry. Ummm…I really don’t have any other hobbies besides smoking cigarettes and drinking coffee. But in the past I used to do stand-up
SUV’s). Let’s talk about what’s fucking really going on. It would also make it a whole lot fucking easier to put out an album. There’s soo much that goes on to put an album in store. People have no idea the bullshit you have to go through to make it happen. I respect anyone that has their album on the shelf, even Michael Bolton! I’m not necessarily a fan of his music, but I respect him for getting his stuff on the shelf. So Michael, I heard that Qenetic Storm has made a couple of beats for you? Yeah, he’s made about eight beats for me, and there’s also Ned Flanders (a.k.a. The Grinch) and Druwski from Three-Four.
“I want to captivate people and have them say, “Damn, I can’t believe he said that! Did you hear him” comedy, and I’ve been to acting school.
If you could change a couple of things in this hip-hop game what would it be? In the music industry, I would make it more about the artistry of music and less about the business. I mean, it’s a business and all, but its losing its substance. The industry needs to stop worrying about how many units this album is going to sell, or worrying about what people want to hear about (bitches, blades, blunts and
What are some of your influences towards hiphop?
I would have to say the subculture of society and taking that and turning it on the public, and showing them a different angle. Also, other music and emcee’s – to be honest I listen to 25% hiphop and 75% other stuff. Not to say I don’t know my hip-hop, I’m just trying to expand myself in my lyrics and style. I want to captivate people and have them say, “Damn, I can’t believe he said that! Did you hear him; he’s
talking about shittin’ on himself!” I would never say that, but you know what I mean. Think outside the box…. Who would you like to thank? Black Mamba for doing the interview and Boy-Cott Magazine, Digi-Funk: “The Day the World Woke Up,” Qenetic Storm, The Grinch, Andres, Subroadway Studios, BBC, Stress, H-Town Slim, Henry D, Austin the Guitar player that’s going to be on one of my tracks, Andrew Rice, and I would say my family, but they really don’t know what I do. So I would have to say all of my friends and anyone that has come to my show or showed me some love. Lastly, the whole Houston underground scene.
hafa What does Hafaza mean
Our name represents Strength and Wisdom. The name Hafaza describes 4 guardian angels who document a person’s life in parts, both good and bad.
How long have you guys been together Me (stress) and J.O. Kinetic began working together about 4 years ago. Luno and D.J. Gonz came into the picture at the end of 2003.
Was Hafaza always all four of you Yes.
What are the names of all the peeps in Hafaza and their roles Stress - Emcee Luno - Emcee J.O. Kinetic - Producer/DJ. - Emcee DJ Gonz - DJ/International Pimp
What side of H-Town does Hafaza claim South Side
Has Hafaza been under a different name in the past or have any of the members done other projects
Luno Featured on Shinx 045’s Antidisestablishment Album and also Subsurface Records Gentlemen’s Club Vol.1 DJ Gonz - featured on Suburban Underground with DJ Inzi. (djinzi. com) Stress - featured on VG Skillz The Lockdown Sessions. And Illegal Antidote (Stockholm, Sweden) with Bucc, also Sphinx 045’s Antidisestablishment. Subsurface Records Gentlemen’s Club Vol.1
Have any of your people in your crew dropped any solo albums *Hafaza Album 2006 *Luno solo album 2006 *DJ Gonz Project 2006 *Stress Feat. everybody 2006
How can people get a hold of your music To check out Hafaza music go to myspace.com/hafaza we are currently working on the album and look to release before the end of the year.
Who would you like to thank We like to thank Family and Friends Good and Bad and Those who support the scene. If you’re taking the time to read this interview, then Hafaza would like to
Thank You. If you rep the H! You down with us! The whole North Side, who continue to support Hafaza. BBC, Halo, Kwest and C.O.S who helped us along the way. The whole South Side. Everybody that has been in the lab with me or my crew and built on some shit, Thank You. Last but not Least we would like to Thank Boy-Cott Magazine for the continued support. This is the beginning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Peace Stress Hafaza Crew
he little brother + dilated people
First and foremost, let me say that Little Brother should have been the headlining group. The energy they brought to Warehouse Live can only be measured in light years, but I‛ll get back to that in a few. 1st up to bat was Rex Del Ray, and yes, Rex Del Ray knows Rex Kwon Do. My man Rex is 100% original. I mean, don‛t you get tired of the same ol‛ same ol‛ intro? Rex Del Ray goes outside of the box. His stage show is soo real and at the same time soo comical. I mean what hip-hop artist draws a six pack on his STOMACH with a PERMANENT MARKER?!! The kid is brilliant on so many levels. The album is soo entertaining, you‛ll be red or purple in the face, if you‛re of African descent, from laughing. His set was dope and he got some good commentary on HoustonHipHop.com. Next up was The Legendary K.O. They opened up krunker than Rick James on “X”. They proved that it‛s worth to stick around for the opening acts, as apposed to showin‛ no love. Hint-hint… They played pretty much all of their bangers from “DROP THAT”, to “FOR THE HOES”, to “UNTITLED II”, but no VZILLA. The crowd was feelin‛ it. Hell, even the security guard had to get krunk FO‛ a minute. Then there was the corporate bullshit. Man, it seems like the higher you go, the more shit you have to deal with. K.O. was getting an encore chant, and as they were about to wreck shop, the sound dude cut them off right after the ﬁrst verse. If that‛s that not BULLSHIT, then I don‛t know what is. But they didn‛t go out like no punks. They proceeded to chant: “When we gettin‛ it hype / YOU COLD AS ICE / When we gettin‛ it krunk / YOU COLD AS ICE / When we keepin‛ it live / YOU COLD AS ICE!!!!!!!!!!!” The soundman also got a GIANT F-U from everyone in the crowd. FIGHT THE CORPORATE MACHINE TILL‛ DEATH!!!! Defari came through and rocked for a bit too. Not to be rude or a hater, but his set was kind of dull.
Next up was Little Brother and it was a RUCKUS, absolutely LIVE AT 5. Even Marvin Zindler would have been impressed, and probably would have yelled, “THIS IS BIGGER THAN SLIME IN DA‛ ICE MACHINE”. They played mostly all of their new songs from “The Minstrel Show” and man it was DOPE. Females were fallin‛ out like mothers at REVIVAL!! I mean, if I were Dilated I wouldn‛t want to play after Little Brother. That act was impossible to follow; it was brilliant from start to ﬁnish. If you missed their set, then you missed OUT!!!
Last but not least was Dilated Peoples, and they brought the West Coast ﬂava. The rocked “Live on Stage”, “When Worst Comes to Worst”, and some other bangers from “Neighborhood Watch” and the “Platform”. A good time was had by all hip-hop heads:::::::::: Deuce-Deuce::::::: Mamba..
black mamba who is this
character? By: Jerrold Hawkins A black mamba is a venomous snake that strikes in rapid succession with 99% accuracy. Who is Black Mamba you ask?
Black Mamba is all around you. The Mamba can be in the Shinny Suit hobnobbing with the CEO making the movies or mackin‛ the ladies at the local haberdashery. When the Black Mamba is at home you can catch him blazin‛ the trails on the BMX bike. Or you can ﬁnd him in the club, with a bottle full of bub, dressed like Bobby Brown, Rick James, a Hyped Up Basketball Player on “X.” Or just maybe with a mouth full of Grillz, 30 down at the bottom, 30 mo‛ at the top looking like his name should be D‛Andre, screaming out “I‛m Rick James Be-Occh!” But above all else, just know that this Black Mamba is real to core and he gets no realer! Recognize and Break Yo‛ self!
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