February 2011


Just a little traveling music to carry us on into our Monday morning rush. Keep Building people! FANGSTA!!!!!

– Groove Theory “Keep Tryin” –

” You’ve been missin’
Out on all the chances you’ve been given
Is it something within
Holding you back instead of livin’

Your day is coming though it seems far
Things will be clear when you love who you are
Nothin’ can stop you as long as you listen to your heart

Lift your head to the sky and keep tryin’
Believe in you and it will take you higher
Lift your head to the sky and keep tryin’
Believe in you and it will take you higher

You have sorrows
Everywhere you turn they seem to follow
If you let go
Happiness will come to you tomorrow

Your day is coming though it seems far
Things will be clear when you love who you are
Nothin’ can stop you as long as you listen to your heart

Lift your head to the sky and keep tryin’
Believe in you and it will take you higher
Lift your head to the sky and keep tryin’
Believe in you and it will take you higher

You can make if you try, you can make it

Lift your head to the sky and keep tryin’
Believe in you and it will take you higher
Lift your head to the sky and keep tryin’
Believe in you and it will take you higher

Lift your head to the sky and keep tryin’
Believe in you and it will take you higher
Lift your head to the sky and keep tryin’
Believe in you and it will take you higher

Lift your head to the sky and keep tryin’
Believe in you and it will take you higher
Lift your head to the sky and keep tryin’
Believe in you and it will take you higher “

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We all have gotten frustrated at one time or another. Even with the things we love to do. When you get to that point, there is always a choice to make. That moment can be real intense and can be a deciding factor of the paths you take. If you feel like your are doing something that is a benefit to your soul or others and you don’t want to let it go… here are a couple of things to inspire you. I got this from Abundance-Blog.Marelisa-online.com. Like it says… there are 67 but I’ll give you a little less than that. HAAAA! You can go to her blog for the rest. FANGGGGGGGG!

67 Perseverance Quotes to Keep You Going

(By Marelisa)

In order to achieve your goals, you must cultivate perseverance and determination.  Here are 67 perseverance quotes for when you feel your determination wavering and you need some motivation in order to keep going:

1. “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race” ~ Calvin Coolidge

2. “In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins- not through strength but by perseverance.” ~ H. Jackson Brown

3. “If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying. “Here comes number seventy-one!” ~ Richard M. Devos

4. “Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

5. “The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places.” ~ Author Unknown

6. When the world says, “Give up,” Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.” ~ Author Unknown

7. “One of the commonest mistakes and one of the costliest is thinking that success is due to some genius, some magic – something or other which we do not possess. Success is generally due to holding on, and failure to letting go. You decide to learn a language, study music, take a course of reading, train yourself physically. Will it be success or failure? It depends upon how much pluck and perseverance that word “decide” contains. The decision that nothing can overrule, the grip that nothing can detach will bring success. Remember the Chinese proverb, “With time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes satin.” ~ Maltbie Davenport Babcock

8. “I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed: and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I fail and keep trying.” ~ Tom Hopkins

9. “A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.” ~ Elbert Hubbard

10. “If you are going through hell, keep going.” ~ Winston Churchill

11. “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

12. “Perseverance is a positive, active characteristic. It is not idly, passively waiting and hoping for some good thing to happen. It gives us hope by helping us realize that the righteous suffer no failure except in giving up and no longer trying. We must never give up, regardless of temptations, frustrations, disappointments, or discouragements.” ~ Joseph P. Wirthlin

13. “The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.” ~ Author Unknown

14. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” ~ Japanese Proverb

15. “If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.” ~ Flavia Weedn

16. “Stubbornly persist, and you will find that the limits of your stubbornness go well beyond the stubbornness of your limits.” ~ Robert Brault

17. “The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running.” ~ Author unknown

18. “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” ~ General Dwight Eisenhower

19. “A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose – a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve.” ~ John Maxwell

20. “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” ~ Albert Einstein

21. “Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.” ~ Author Unknown

22. “The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” ~ Chinese Proverb

23. “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” ~William Feather

24. “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.” ~ Thomas Paine

25. “Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.” ~ Christopher Morley

Adolescence Thuggery from an older perspective. SPRAGGADON!!

Bullying (Courtesy of Wikipedia):

Bullying is a form of abuse. It involves repeated acts over time attempting to create or enforce one person’s (or group’s) power over another person (or group) , thus an “imbalance of power”. The “imbalance of power” may be social power and/or physical power. The victim of bullying is sometimes referred to as a target. Bullying types of behavior are often rooted in a would-be bully’s inability to empathize with those whom he or she would target.

Bullying consists of three basic types of abuse – emotionalverbal and physical. It typically involves subtle methods of coercion such as psychological manipulation. Bullying can be defined in many different ways. Although the UK currently has no legal definition of bullying, some US states have laws against it.

Bullying ranges from simple one on one bullying to more complex bullying in which the bully may have one or more ‘lieutenants’ who may seem to be willing to assist the primary bully in his bullying activities. Bullying in school and the workplace is also referred to as peer abuse. Robert W. Fuller has analyzed bullying in the context of rankism.

Bullying can occur in any context in which human beings interact with each other. This includes schoolchurchfamily, the workplacehome and neighborhoods. It is even a common push factor inmigration. Bullying can exist between social groupssocial classes and even between countries (see Jingoism). In fact on an international scale, perceived or real imbalances of power between nations, in both economic systems and in treaty systems, are often cited as some of the primary causes of both World War I and World War II. Put simply, historically and from this perspective, certain international ‘bullying’ between nations is seen as having resulted in at least two very major and costly international wars.

General:

Bullying behavior may include name calling, verbal or written abuse, exclusion from activities, exclusion from social situations, physical abuse, or coercion. Bullies may behave this way to be perceived as popular or tough or to get attention. They may bully out of jealousy or be acting out because they themselves are bullied.

USA National Center for Education Statistics suggests that bullying can be classified into two categories: Direct bullying, and indirect bullying which is also known as social aggression.

Ross states that direct bullying involves a great deal of physical aggression such as shoving and poking, throwing things, slapping, choking, punching and kicking, beating, stabbing, pulling hair, scratching, biting, scraping and pinching.

He also suggests that social aggression or indirect bullying is characterized by threatening the victim into social isolation. This isolation is achieved through a wide variety of techniques, including spreading gossip, refusing to socialize with the victim, bullying other people who wish to socialize with the victim, and criticizing the victim’s manner of dress and other socially-significant markers (including the victim’s race, religion, disability, etc.). Ross outlines other forms of indirect bullying which are more subtle and more likely to be verbal, such as name calling, the silent treatment, arguing others into submission, manipulation, gossip/false gossip, liesrumors/false rumors, staring, giggling, laughing at the victim, saying certain words that trigger a reaction from a past event, and mocking. The children’s charity Act Against Bullying was set up in 2003 to help children who were victims of this type of bullying by researching and publishing coping skills.

How to Defend Yourself When Attacked

(Courtesy of Ehow.com)

  1. Allow your bully to approach: do not run away, do not walk toward her. Steel yourself by saying to yourself, “I will not back down and I will not give in to taunting.” It is natural to be afraid, the fighter without fear does not exist-and that goes for your bully, too.
  2. Meet your bully’s gaze with a stone face, looking directly into his eyes. Concentrate on your body position and casually make sure you are in a firm, steady stance. Be ready to move at an instant’s notice.
  3. Do not throw the first punch! Not only does starting a fight mean you’ve allowed the bully to manipulate you, it means you are in the wrong. Once you are in danger you may strike, and do so with everything you have.
  4. Guard yourself! A bully is generally not a good fighter, having had little or no practice against someone who will fight back. Do not shrink back and act afraid, at the very moment you are forced to retreat your bully is afraid of you. Instead, stand low and guard your midsection and face with your forearms. Use your forearms to push any attacks out of the way, fast and hard!
  5. Strike back. Use your fists and elbows to strike at vulnerable parts of the body as they become unguarded. The nose, eyes, solar plexus and lower stomach are great places to hit. Your goal is not to injure the bully, just to let them know you’re not an easy target.
  6. Continue steps 4 and 5 until your bully is either unwilling or unable to continue aggression. Remember: first guard, then strike.
  7. Once the bully has had enough, make sure they are not seriously hurt. Call an ambulance if necessary, offer to help them. They will probably not appreciate this, but your goal should never be to hurt or humiliate, only to protect yourself. Assess your physical condition-if you are hurt, get treated
  8. Call the authorities and make sure you have witnesses that you were attacked. Once everyone knows you will fight back and not let them get away with bullying you being picked on should be a thing of the past.

-More Info HERE

– Cover Illustration by Corey Davis

Get your fix of the “Greedmont Park Magazine” Issue number 2. These grand cool people love to keep you informed as well as entertained. Music, Art, Politics and straight up Cool ish! FANGGGGGGGGGGGGGG! Also, it’s not just an online mag. Be Aware that there are physical copies in the skreets! SPRAGGGGG!

– Here’s the LINK

This is one of those post where if you missed out on it throughout 201o… you can still catch up. “Mixing Monthly” is a monthly mix put together by Full Crate and FS Green. These brothers get busy too. PEEP:

Why are we doing this?

Everyone of us involved in this small project loves music and supports it in his very own way. Whether it’s by producing, dj’ing, talking, designing, writing, bloggin’ or something else. Both Full Crate & FS Green are producers who love to play music. Since there is so much music out there they like to select their favorites for you and yours on a monthly base and blend them in a lovely mix which is free to download because good music needs to be heard.

Deluge and Brian Elstak will be responsible for the artwork so you can print out this stuff and burn it baby. Your host of this Mixing Monthly project is Naldisney cause he still got the internet goin’ nutz.

Keep discovering music.
Support your local record stores

Every mix is free so just click on the covers after you click the link. FANGGGGGGG! And oh… here’s the link:

MIXING MONTHLY

These braddahs here definitely have SOUL. I have been posting some videos of some songs from the EP “Conversations With Her”. They produce some BANGIN’ sounds. FANGSTA!!!!!

Bio (Courtesy of www.mpmsite.com):

Producer Full Crate and singer Mar are two young musicians from Amsterdam. They fuse soul music and hip-hop with a sound design that – excuse the cliché -is best described as futuristic (think Flylo and D’Angelo falling in love with dubstep b-lines while writing the score for a remake of 2001: A Space Odyssey).

Full Crate & Mar have been friends since high school, sharing the same passion for music. Crate has studied classical piano and started dj-ing at a young age. Mar was raised in a musical family too and started drumming at the age of 5.

Today they are both part of the Amsterdam hip-hop / beatmaker scene. They have collaborated with artits like FS Green, Versis, Sir OJ, Hayzee and Suff Daddy (to name a few).

– These are some of the Videos –

– For more info on FullCrate, HERE

Mar also has a site where he does variations of other peoples songs in the way that it effects him. PEEP:

MARVARIATIONS.TUMBLR.COM

A variation is a different version of a song, improved by vocals of Mar. It’s the way Mar is experiencing music in his very own way.

“I grew up with so many different music genres. With my dad as a professional musician and mom literally starting and ending days with the radio as her bible, I got exposed to music as a whole package. With this as the foundation of Mar Variations, I can take any joint or lyric and flip it the way I would love to hear it.” Mar.

– VARIATIONS –

Gotta be one of the all time best Hip Hop song ever made. I have been listening to this joint since 1994 and it still HITS!!!!! This joint is from the Juggaknots first Album Clear Blue Skies which came out in 93’/94′ on Bobbito’s Fondle Em’ Records. FANGSTA!!!

The Lyrics are:

[Verse One:]
[Buddy Slim]
Damn it, son
I think its time we had a little man-to-man talking
I heard that you was hand-in-hand
Walking down the boulevard, middle of the day
With this Black chick
Tell me the truth, boy, or you can catch this slap quick

[The Brewin]
Let me get this straight
You’re ranting and raving
Behaving like a mad dog with rabies
Because my baby’s not white; that ain’t right
Pops, you got me puzzled
Because in the past with Black folks you never struggled
At least to my knowledge

[Buddy Slim]
Your knowledge seems to need a little working
That little nigger bitch got you looking like The Jerk
And I can’t another minute of you and that Black heifer, son
Looking sorta like Tom Willis from the Jefferson Show

[The Brewin]
What you know about my girl to try and slander
Let me talk a bit and maybe you can understand
The situation that I got isn’t ?messing with somebody?
Cause this woman’s taking care of both my mind and my body

[Buddy Slim]
Yeah, yeah, yeah, OK
I understand that she’s attractive
Cause their bodies are just built to be sexually active
Baby-making taking tax money for their welfare
Or maybe up on 42nd with the bodies that they sell there
So what’s her name?
Is it Shanainai or Shaquana?
Son, she’s got to be a goner

[The Brewin]
Well I’m glad to see my father’s in my corner

[Buddy Slim]
Oh, you think this shit is funny?
I ain’t joking
That’s the last straw, the camel’s back has been broken

[Chorus]

[Verse Two:]
[The Brewin]
Well I’ll be damned
Cause it seems that I’m the last to know
Find More lyrics at www.sweetslyrics.com
My father’s a bigot
My girl’s Black, he can’t dig it
So she has to go

[Buddy Slim]
Now you’re judging me, kid
But do you know me

[The Brewin]
But it seems to me that even David Duke could be your homey

[Buddy Slim]
Now you know I ain’t no racist
But they place us in a terrible predicament
They’re taking over the block
And, damn it son, I’m sick of it

[The Brewin]
But when you see the neighbors you say “Hi, how you doing”

[Buddy Slim]
Still I think of how the value of my property’s been ruined

[The Brewin]
You sound like such an idiot
I pity it
I wonder, should I laugh or should I cry?
More than anything I want a reason why
All of a sudden, the blood in your vien flows with such vigor
Just because you choose to call another person “nigger”

[Buddy Slim]
Well they’re just some thugs
Stealing, slum-dwelling, drug-dealing, gun-selling
And a hundred yard dashing after doing purse-snatching
Damn savages who ravages the buckets of Kentucky Fried Chicken
With the first dibs on the ribs
Looking like a damn monkey on the football fields and basketball courts
Taking over sports
Leaving us just to golf and to tennis
And they menacing society, the bums
They should go the fuck to where they came from

[The Brewin]
So that’s your vision of perfection
That’s your clear blue skies
Through those clear blue eyes
Which seem to make you think you’re better
But instead of simply sinking to the level of your thinking
I’ll be ghost

[Buddy Slim]
Pack your bags, nigger-lover, and good riddance

[Chorus]

Bio by Wade Kergan (Courtesy of www.allmusic.com):

Born and raised in the Bronx, the sibling-centric Juggaknots first gained underground renown for their appearances on Columbia University’s Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito radio program. When a record deal with Elektra went south, Bobbito Garcia issued their Clear Blues Skies vinyl-only EP on his Fondle ‘Em label in 1996. Like almost all of the releases on the label, the record was out of print before most people got a chance to hear what all the fuss was about. Brothers Buddy Slim (Kevin Smith), who acts as the group’s main producer, sometimes under the name Fever the Kid, andBreezly Brewin’ (Paul Smith), whose steady, effortless-sounding flow won him acclaim, though he never really found much fame, kept busy with outside projects. A Juggaknots collaboration withCompany Flow and J-Treds appeared in 1998 under the nameIndelible MC’s and was featured on the Lyricist Lounge comp. The following year, Breezly worked with Prince Paul on his Prince Among Thieves album. Clear Blue Skies was reissued on CD — along with ten new songs and a remixed version of the title track — in 2003 by Third Earth Music, and the duo added a third member, sister Queen Herawin (Peridot Smith), who had been too young to participate before. A decade after their debut EP was released, their follow-up,Use Your Confusion, featuring beats from both brothers as well as Stones Throw’s Oh No, among others, and recorded while the three continued their day jobs as teachers in New York City public schools, came out on Amalgam Entertainment.

– For More Info on the Juggaknots Check HERE

 

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