Sunday, December 21, 2008
when love cripples you...
Who can you love?
When you don't love you...
Love is like dust
It's everywhere, it's in the air
not always clear.
If it builds up
it makes you sick...
then you gotta get rid of it!
That's what you gotta do
when love cripples you
throw that junk out
like a too small shoe.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
when I was 15, me and my cousin would take trips to Tijuana to by cheap GUESS? and faux Cartier watches. I never liked to take pictures of "locals" but the photographer in me can't help it. I just took a few quick shots, then commenced to parlay.
Most days, I found myself snapping pictures on Crenshaw...the prefered hang out strip of my youth. Lemeirt Park/ Barbershop Row. It was a great way for me to talk to all the cuties who lined the streets. 15 years old, no shame, just hormones and wonder. Looking back, it helped me get over my shyness. :)
This one got published in an L.A. Times anthology that same year.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
To be honest, I've simply fallen out of love with you. I remember how things used to be... I was in awe of your greatness. Thought no one was better than you. Gave up my own home to make a home with you. But you never treated me right. You never loved me, though you taught me so much. You are so cold...and then so hot. I never really get to enjoy you like I should. I believed, once, in the dream of you. But I have woke up now! And even though, you are spewing with clubs that offer free liquor, i'm feeling like, I can't drink like that forever... Is this really all that your'e about? So shallow, yet so overwhelming, like a faux homie,you are so overratted, with your high rent prices, tiny apartments that we share with mice, unattentive landlords. I just can't take it anymore, so i'm leaving. Not sure if i'm coming back. I need the sun, heat, some time in the mountains and at the beach. I need my roots right now, not your brick walls and stinky bummy trains. So consider this,our first official split, where you and all that you are made of, are out of sight, and out of mind.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Thank you for all that you have left behind on this planet! Your voice will continue to inspire for generations. Thank you for your beauty, your fierceness, your power, your strength, your purpose! The world is better having known you!!!
Friday, November 28, 2008
This is sad, so sad...This is the best one! And there just weren't that many. I was having too much fun to take pictures. It is unfortunate. I do not feel compelled to photograph all of life and put it on the dub dub dub...
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I don't know if any of you have been following the movements of Master P in the last few years, but he is doing his best to heal the wounds that the world and black culture has sustained from negative images that he admits that he helped to create and promote. I remember not to long ago watching the congressional hearing on hip hop (yes, there was a congressional hearing on hip hop and all its ills) and seeing Master P along with David Banner and Micheal Eric Dyson exchange in a dialouge about the importance and influence of hip hop was beyond amazing. David Banner basically upheld the "It's just a song, I gotta feed my Daughter" mantra. Dyson played the safe "It's expression, it's a voice" thing (When will the academy learn to keep it real? and if it is about a creative voice what about the other creative voices in Black America/the world/music?) but good old Master P basically said that now that he is older and has a son, has seen loved ones murdured, and has seen the influence that hip hop has on peoples lives. He see's how his image was traced in hoods world over and he didn't like what he was seeing. He therefore, decided to dedicate his life to Change and the Upliftment of the hood. When the hood is lifted, everyone is lifted. Just like when the hood is down, everyone is down. Master P's latest venture is a cable network called Better Black Television!!! I hope he reaches out to some of the thousands of great positive hip hoppers and media makers to move this forward and makes the people say something more meaningful than UUUUUUGGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!
Monday, November 24, 2008
My new favorite YouTube channel. PURE GREATNESS!!!! Watch old interviews of some of the greatest artists of our time! This channel is and inspiration and a gem. Peep Issac Hayes talking about Intuition, Nina Simone speaking on things she regrets in her career (sad, but true), Spike Lee discussing the making of Malcolm X and so much more. I couldn't keep this great channel all to myself, so I want to share it with you...Sadly, they don't allow embedding or else I would have posted hella videos from them already... It's 2008, Google that ish!One Love, Eagle Nebs!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
So you know how we do around these parts! We PLAY DRESS UP and have a PHOTOSHOOT inside the warm apartment!!!! It's so warm! Pure joy! First-I made the green toule headgear --and the cosmic headphones... Oh- you ain't know that I wuz crafty, huh! I'm an artist...stay makin' ish.Thanks Protius for taking these pics and doing all that magic that you do! Speaking of craftiness and all thangs crafty! I've found my love for sewing and making jewelry again. How'd that happen. Well,first it got cold, then I got soooooooo annoyed going shopping and finding that the ish I like costs like thousands of dollars that have yet to find their way to my wallet... So i'm sayin'...I got my thousand dollar style for about 30 cents!!!! HOLLA! You might be seeing a clothing line from me in twenty 09? Another job! Absolutley...y'all ain't know i'm Jamaican mayn!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
"There was a slight error,which I do not think you will mind my calling attention to. It concerns my African name. I would like to spell it correctly for you:
Zenzile Makeba Qgwashu Nguvama Yiketheli Nxgowa Bantana Baloma Xa Ufun Ubaphekeli, Mbiza Yotshawala Sithi Xa Saku Qgiba Ukhutja Sithathe Izitsha Sizi Khabe Singama Lawu Singama Qgwashu Singama Nqamla Nqgithi.
The reason for its length is that every child takes the first name of all his male ancestors. Often following the first name is a descriptive word or two, telling about the character of the person, making the true African name somewhat like a story."
Thank you Miriam for singing "Malaika, Nakupenda Malaika" and inspiring my mother to name me a name that calls out to the ancestors with each breath!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Me and the Chip Monk crew have been having such a fun time doing videos! Big Up! More to come...Also! Today the album is released in Europe and because of that, I have installed a translator so ya'll in the whole world can know what the heck i'm rambling about now! I promise it's getting better!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
I had the phenomenal opportunity to take part in the inagural Pan African Literary Forum in Ghana, West Africa. I went as the June Jordan Scholar in Poetry and spent a week workshopping poems with Pulitzer Prize winning poet Yousef Kumanyakaa! The experience was super dope!!!! I got to build on the literary tradition with writers from all over the world including, Tyhemba Jess, author of Leadbelly(he took that gangsta photo of me too), Patricia Jabbeh Welsely, Niq Mihlongo of S. Africa, and Binyavanga of Kenya and many more, too many to name! All that I can say is that I learned a lot a lot a lot and loved every moment of being in Ghana again, since it is my second home town after living there for about a year and change in the early part of the century!!!!I even got to rock a show with Grand Master Massese of Kenya! Talk about superdope Pan African Collabo!!!! Then, I took some time away from the writers and hooked up with long time homegirl, Ghanain rock star AB! We recorded a tune at the Asasease studio in Dansoman! I took some video and might one day post more!!! Njoy!
Yes I do love Africa!!!!! Yes I love Ghana!!!! regardless of those cheating ass taxi drivers!!!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I'm back from Ghana and the mosquito bites are still fresh. But fresher than that would be the Asasease studio where I spent time with Rodney King (not that one!) and laced a track with the Ashanti homegirl AB! Here's a lil video we shot before heading inside. Enjoy!!!
Friday, July 11, 2008
Peace good people! I'm taking some time away from babylon and spending some time in Accra, Ghana. For those of you who don't know, I am also a poet, and have received the June Jordan Scholarship for the Pan African Literary Forum. Ive been here for a week and have one week to go. I did my juniour year in school here 4 years ago and I must say that a lot has changed. The dollar does not stretch here at all, but i'm still enjoying myself. Anyway, this is me checking in with you saying hello and sending love. I have quite a few stories that I will probably tell you about when I get back so stay tuned!
Friday, June 6, 2008
The album isn't out just yet...look for it late summer, early fallish. The original release date was supposed to be April, so the good people at Theme magazine gave a great review! Love is good!
Here's what it says: "Brooklyn's Eagle Nebula brings to the world her debut album "Cosmic Headphones, a musical collection of high creative tastes produced by Georgia Anne Muldrow and executive produced by Dudley Perkins (of Stones Throw fame). Her throwback delivery and playful lyrics immediately brought back memories of a time when true hip hop was king. Witty and intelligent, Eagle playfully rhymes about living with optimism in "Daily Debut" but can switch gears to the personally contemplative "What I Like" without skipping a beat. Her message is positive and inspirational without coming off as tacky or preachy. "Cosmic Headphones" is a fresh breath of air in a rap game that is currently polluted with ringtone singles and recycled cliches as an excuse for lyrical content. Do yourself a favor and see what the new wave of hip hop sounds like."
The folks at Trace had nice things to say: "Bringing the fun back into hip hop, Eagle Nebula challenges the scene to reminisce on days when freestyle sessions were like medicine and the street was a breeding ground for the modern-day renaissance. On her latest EP, "Cosmic Headphones", she begs you to enter her mind and spirit on a journey from Inglewood, Calf. to Brooklyn, NY as she morphs into a mic goddess, passion on her tongue. Using rhyme styles and voice play that has her compared stylistically to mighty KRS-One, this EP serves as an introduction to Eagle's many layers. Cosmic Headphones will be released on the ePistrophik Peach Sound label (founded by soul-hip-hop veterans Georgia Anne Muldrow and Dudley Perkins)."
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Black Betty from Protius Indigenous on Vimeo.
Hey y'all! Here's a video for "Black Betty". Me and Tius Blak (The Blak Experiment)dropped an EP earlier this year! This song is included on that EP. If you wanna cop it, visit the blak experiment myspace for the link!
Monday, May 12, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Thanks to all those who came out!!!!! This show was amazing!!!!
Yolanda Zama took us to the Motherland with her beautiful South African sounds, back by none other than the legendary Masauko Chipembere!!!!!!! Sarah White warmed the crowed as they sipped on organic tea to her mellow electro soul sounds!!!! And you know me, loud and blastin' out another sound system as usual!!!!
We had a lot of fun planning this show!!! Did a great photo shoot with Protius capturing that Afro Chic glam!!!! Celebrity Stylist style! Now for those of you who didn't make it,
smooch is a great little tea cafe so the performance was intimate. Raquel and Salome of DopeSwan were in the house! Ngozi of Harriet's Alter Ego and Rhada Blank showed love!!!!! Lichiban of Wronglips was on camera duty!!! Big Up!!!!!!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Better late than never! I camped out on my roof that night to watch the eclipse and bathe in the moon beams! Here are a few pics!
Here's a bit of what it means , courtesy of our friends at aquariuspapers.com
This Eclipse will create a lot of confusion calling us to create order out of chaos. This can help us all of glimpse our place in the larger universal order, separating and uniting as is appropriate to our unique circumstances. With the emphasis on the stellium in Aquarius, we can find friends and a group work in an appropriate alignment with our better nature, so put yourself and your skills out there on behalf of a greater altruism.
Of major significance is the Moon conjunct Saturn, fusing our feelings with our purpose, helping us get clear about the limits of what we are and aren't supposed to be doing. Saturn shows a need to demonstrate expertise and "grab the brass ring," this supported by Uranus prodding us to put ourselves out there as well. Saturn is retrograde, leading us inward on a journey to wisdom through the experiences shown by this eclipse.
As I've mentioned before, perhaps the most important factor in this eclipse is the Moon occupying the same degree as Saturn's direct station on May 2-3, 2008. Much has been written about this degree, which we are told is one of "Liberating Ordeals." It is a degree of self assurance in asserting what we believe is important, and we are told we could "dominate our environment" through some form of individual Self-realization. There may be struggles, but there will also be rewards and recognition.
We should all find useful forms of efficient, practical, specialized material expression, something we can sustain and can sustain us. Be sensitive to accelerating your training to manifest your particular form of practical discipleship. This begins a 50 month process of being liberated into a greater effectiveness that can benefit our world. Obviously this will take place in stages at key times, and it began at the Eclipse ushering in the Full Moon effect influencing the next two weeks.
This eclipse will be in effect until 2012! Take the time and follow your spirit!!!!
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
It will take a massive amount of public pressure to force this rotten corrupt government to release the MOVE 9 and all political prisoners----What can YOU do to add to the pressure?
Read about the move 9 and watch the documentary on this website. www.onamove2007.org.uk/
WRITE THE MOVE 9 AT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESSES
Debbie Sims Africa #006307; Janet Hollaway Africa #006308 Janine Phillips Africa #6309
451 Fullerton Ave.
Cambridge Springs, PA. 16403-1238
William Phillips Africa #AM 4984; Delbert Orr Africa #AM 4985
1000 Follies Rd.
Dallas, PA. 18612
Michael Davis Africa #AM 4973; Charles Sims Africa #AM 4975
P.O. Box 244
Graterford, PA. 19426-0246
Edward Goodman Africa #AM 4974
301 Morea Rd.
Frackville, PA. 17932
CONTACT US THROUGH ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
THE MOVE ORGANIZATION
P.O. Box 19709 Phila., PA. 19143
Monday, February 25, 2008
Pics from the Lunar eclipse and why it was so important, the media said nothing about it.
As physical beings, it is important to truly know the power that we posess as vessels conducted by spirit, our own and that of the Universe...
Enjoy this beautiful day!
It's not that I technically like snow. It's just that I was getting worried,because it is supposed to snow in Winter and it just wasn't happening. I actually thought that it wasn't going to snow this year at all, i'm glad the earth ain't waving the white flag just yet. Anyway, I decided to celebrate by tossing some snowballs around the park. Pics by Faith James!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Thank you Dilla, for allowing the spirit to move through you how it did! Your drums blew out the speakers in my moms truck!
Your compositions blew my mind! You made classics and you are a classic . For you, I take this moment to raise it up!
Rest in Power!!!