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Culture, healing, politics and bullshit - Not necessarily in that order

The general, socio-political and very personal rantings and ravings of a hip hop head from the hood hustling for change... Of himself.

You all know me and are aware that I am unable to remain silent. At times to be silent is to lie. For silence can be interpreted as acquiescence.
—Miguel de Unamuno


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Thursday, January 04, 2007

... And we're back! Whatever.

Hello.

I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Hassan, and I am a writer and performing artist. I am currently finishing and editing what will be my first published piece of literary work as well as recording hip hop and spoken word cuts for different projects.

I am approaching my 37th flight thru the universe.

I am not christian, nor am I a pagan. I believe in a higher being but the concept of 'God' is foreign to me.

I am unmarried, have no children and am a loner in most things in life. I like being alone. I am very discliplined in my actions, only doing things that are necessary for me and me alone. I even eat only what my body needs as opposed to failing myself in poisoning it with what society tells me what it wants.

I am apologetically conservative. I do not wish liberals harm (I grew up in a liberal household), I just wish one would earn what they receive and create solutions on keeping it.

I am a veteran of the armed forces, but can no longer support the current war. I do understand from living abroad that if we weren't the bullies on the block we would not be able to live 'free' in America.

I also believe that the black man and woman live in a self imposed blanket of hatred (not to sound redundant) of self. It is mental and spiritual and unless it is totally dropped from our agenda, our people will surely die... As in extinction because we are not really free.

Enough about me, I just thought to get that out of the way seeing as there are a bunch of new neighbors here on the block...

I won't bore you (or myself for that matter) with age old tales of drunkenness and mindless fodder about who passed out and got carried out of the club on New Year's Eve because nothing happened in my neighborhood.

I won't hit you with some pledge or vow do do different shit in the so-called new year either because I am already in control of my destiny, always have been and I constantly plot and strategize on the regular to make sure global domination happens on my time frame.

And it will, thank you.

I will say that I enjoyed the quiet and comfort of being alone during the downtime and wish that I could have more time like it in the coming months. I really had time to create.

I walked away from the music project for a minute, my partner DJ MorninMan had a gaggle of gigs but I did connect with 2 new beatmakers that might get a chance to get in on the latter part of crafting the album. I've never changed a drum track in the end stages of production but we need a little help in the beats department, I really want the CD to bang out, you know?

As far as the writing goes... I'm writing and might feel the need to share as I usually do in the near future. I'm trying to crank out this new piece called "Put Some Stank On It" and it is really doing a number on me right now. I don't have writer's block, I just need to get all the nasty out before I call it done on this piece. I need to get some, that's all and then I'll be fine.

I ain't mad that a lot of y'all straight did the damn thing over the holiday, leaving me with no good material to read (and no pics, mind you) and I hope all of y'all get back on the bicycle and pedal on. I hope you guys still take blogging seriously as I do in the 2007, we need to communicate more than ever as time gets shorter, we get older and peer to peer activism gets more regular.

It's time we begin to rally around who we're going to support in future elections, have real talk about re-investment (financial and otherwise) in the hood and if this piece of technology is worth something when it comes to relationships.

This post is boring... I'll stop now.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Learning about you is never boring.

NegroPino™ said...

LETS GET IT!!!!!!

deepnthought said...

welll. Still looking forward to the book. Glad you got some peace.

Shai said...

"I also believe that the black man and woman live in a self imposed blanket of hatred (not to sound redundant) of self. It is mental and spiritual and unless it is totally dropped from our agenda, our people will surely die... As in extinction because we are not really free."

I truly believe your above statement. It is scary and sad. The thing is in a need to feel self-protected we have become emotional enemies if you can feel me on that one.

Nika Laqui said...

I loved this post so much, imma do one.
Holla!

Deb Sistrunk Nelson said...

This post is boring??? In that case, you should be boring more often. LOL I love this!

Ms_SoCal said...

Ummmm, interesting!!

NeenaLove said...

dont apologize for being conservative!

i grew up liberal also... my father raised us that way. oddly, as we go along in life -- we've "converted" to the conservative side of things... that's where TRUE LIBERTY happens... free of handouts and welfare. LOL... i know u feel me.

hugz,
neena

princessdominique said...

You know my comment before I even write it. Can't you read my mind? Go on, try.

Madame K said...

I just laughed out loud. Thanx!

I stumbled upon your blog by accident, but I will definitely stumble back more often.

Cheers!

Gallis said...

You are many things Hassan. Boring is not one of them. ;)

sammytheseal said...

your funny,and I'm loving it.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I stumbled here by accident too. Pretty interesting. If you are still are in need of beats, visitmy website when it's done - www.beatbasket.com - it'll be a social network of beatmakers. No dumbness, musicians need a real hub. Take care, stay strong. I may not be black, but I understand everything (ain't that a typical white thing to say)
:)