VIDEO: LENON HONOR: BEYOND GANGSTER BLACKFACE/ GANGSTA RAP AS SOCIAL ENGINEERING

DOWNLOAD LINK:

http://www.mediafire.com/file/17c2g10y4eltrxp/Good+Vibrations+podcast%2C+Vol.+106_+Lenon+Honor_+Beyond+Gangster+Blackface.mp3
 
Much respect to Darren Brady for compiling this illustrative visual montage to go my recent Lenon Honor interview.

Lenon Honor is a researcher, musician, counsellor, public speaker and film-maker who returns to Good Vibrations for his third appearance.

Lenon has just released his ground-breaking new documentary ‘Beyond Gangster Blackface: A Critical Analysis of Gangster Rap’ which has been two years in the making. The film looks at how the genre of hip-hop known as ‘gangsta rap’ – and the output of the group NWA in particular – affected an entire generation’s attitudes and perceptions of black people and their lifestyles. Lenon’s statistical analysis of the main themes addressed in NWA’s lyrics throws up some shocking results. The film goes a lot further than just the hip-hop element, however, its 12 interviewees delving into issues such as social-engineering and the targeted destruction of the family dynamic, male-female relationships, and historical stereotypes of African-Americans.

Along the way the conversation encompasses such subjects as the East Coast/ West Coast beef in hip-hop, ‘diss’ records, self-aggrandisement, police brutality, the historical tradition of ‘playing the dozens’, and the legacy left by the Blaxploitation movies of the early 1970s.

EXPLICIT CONTENT: NOT SUITABLE FOR LISTENING BY CHILDREN

To watch/ order the documentary, go to https://www.beyondgangsterblackface.com/

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THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR SATURDAY 27TH MAY 2017

P1:

P2:

DOWNLOAD LINKS:

P1:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/xxpn9k37enjx03c/The_Sound_Of_Now_27_5_17_P1.mp3

P2:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/vhsh8dth2lrbb91/The_Sound_Of_Now_27_5_17_P2.mp3

CJ REIGN: GONNA FLY

DJ FEAT. POWERDRESS: NAKED TRUTH (2 STEP REMIX)

K-KRAFT: SUGAR

FIZICAL DANGER FEAT. ZOIE SMITH: I LOVE THE WEEKEND (BAD HABIT VOCAL REMIX)

ROSKA X JUS NOW: PHAROAHS

ED THE RED FEAT. ANIA: I APPRECIATE YOU (GRIPPER’S CLASSIC DUB)

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
MADISON PARK: DON’T LET GO (JAN ARENO EXTENDED MIX)

KNOX: MAKE ME MOVE (ORIGINAL MIX)

JIMMY GALLAGHER FEAT. THE SOUL CITY ORCHESTRA: THE SOUL CITY THEME

BART GORI: DEEP INSIDE (ORIGINAL MIX)

SHOWBIZ & AG FEAT. DJ PREMIER: DJ PREMIER’S ROAD TEST

MOLECULES & SHOWBIZ: JUNGLE

SHOWBIZ & AG: TAKE IT BACK

9TH WONDER & MR: CHEEKS FEAT. CARLITTA DURAND: EARLY

KOOL G RAP FEAT. RAEKWON: OUT FOR THAT LIFE

ZO THE JERK & FROST GAMBLE FEAT. GUILTY SIMPSON: MY NEGUS

POSITIVE K & GREG NICE: GREAT MINDS

SHOWBIZ & AG: THE ANSWER

DJ J FRESH GUEST CHAT

GUEST DJ MIX: J FRESH: 90S/ 00S HIP-HOP REVIVALS:
BOW WOW: LETS GET DOWN
BIRDMAN: DO THAT
ANGIE MARTINEZ: TAKE ME HOME: FABOLOUS REMIX
AV8: PUT IT ON
LUDACRIS: POTION
LUDACRIS: STAND UP
JAY Z: THE BOUNCE
JA RULE: CLAP BACK
MEMPHIS BLEEK: LIKE THAT
MAD LION: TAKE IT EASY
THE LOX: POWER MONEY RESPECT
LAURYN HILL: THE SWEETEST THING: REMIX
KHADEJA: HERE WE GO
WYCLEF JEAN: GONE TILL NOVEMBER: MAKIN RUNS REMIX
METHOD MAN + REDMAN: TEAR DA ROOF OFF
CLIPSE: WHEN THE LAST TIME
CAMRON : HORSE + CARRIAGE
FABOLOUS: BABY: REMIX

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MD UPCOMING TALK DATES

My upcoming talk dates over the next few weeks are as attached. Full details (as far as they’re known) in the text below.

SUN 28TH MAY – TRUTH & FREEDOM, SWINDON, UK

Address: Suju, 28 High St, Swindon SN1 3EP
Talk time: 12.30-2pm plus hosting (Event runs 12-6pm)
Admission: Tickets £22 available at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/394579
Other speakers: Max Igan, Clive De Carle, Nathan Riddett
Further info: https://www.facebook.com/events/271636886611112/

SAT 3RD JUNE – GREEN MACHINE AREA, STRAWBERRY FAIR, CAMBRIDGE, UK

Address: Midsummer Common, Cambridge, Cambridge, CB5 8DJ
Talk time: TBC (Event runs 12-10.30pm)
Admission: Free
Other speakers: TBC
Further info: http://strawberry-fair.org.uk/pages/whats-on/gr3enmachine-stage/

SUN 11TH JUNE – THREE WISE MONKEYS, TODMORDEN, UK
(CONSCIOUS MUSIC DJ SET & TALK)

Address: Three Wise Monkeys, 15 Water St., Todmorden, OL14 5AB
Talk time: TBC
Admission: TBC
Other speakers: TBC
Further info: https://www.facebook.com/hanumanthailtd/

FRI 7TH JULY – SALUTEM HOUSE, EASTBOURNE, UK

Address: 17 Millbrook Gradens, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 8TT
Talk time: TBC
Admission: TBC
Other speakers: TBC
Further info: https://www.ents24.com/eastbourne-events/salutem-house

SAT 29TH JULY – REAL CHANGE, LEEDS

Address: TBC
Talk time: 12.30pm
Admission: TBC
Other speakers: TBC
Further info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/527516587399573/events/


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GOOD VIBRATIONS PODCAST, VOL. 106: LENON HONOR/ BEYOND GANGSTER BLACKFACE

DOWNLOAD LINK:

http://www.mediafire.com/file/17c2g10y4eltrxp/Good+Vibrations+podcast%2C+Vol.+106_+Lenon+Honor_+Beyond+Gangster+Blackface.mp3

Lenon Honor is a researcher, musician, counsellor, public speaker and film-maker who returns to Good Vibrations for his third appearance.

Lenon has just released his ground-breaking new documentary ‘Beyond Gangster Blackface: A Critical Analysis of Gangster Rap’ which has been two years in the making. The film looks at how the genre of hip-hop known as ‘gangsta rap’ – and the output of the group NWA in particular – affected an entire generation’s attitudes and perceptions of black people and their lifestyles. Lenon’s statistical analysis of the main themes addressed in NWA’s lyrics throws up some shocking results. The film goes a lot further than just the hip-hop element, however, its 12 interviewees delving into issues such as social-engineering and the targeted destruction of the family dynamic, male-female relationships, and historical stereotypes of African-Americans.

Along the way the conversation encompasses such subjects as the East Coast/ West Coast beef in hip-hop, ‘diss’ records, self-aggrandisement, police brutality, the historical tradition of ‘playing the dozens’, and the legacy left by the Blaxploitation movies of the early 1970s.

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GOOD VIBRATIONS PODCAST, VOL. 105: CARA ST LOUIS

DOWNLOAD LINK:

http://www.mediafire.com/file/n632b3gh4d06b6t/Good+Vibrations+podcast%2C+Vol.+105_+Cara+St+Louis.mp3

American writer, teacher, activist and speaker  Cara St Louis takes the GV hot seat, as we get into some deep territory. Cara reflects on why it is that we live in a ‘natural’ world where daily violence and horror, through creatures killing each other for food, is our daily reality. Were things always this way, or did this reality become infected with some malevolent influence at some point in the remote past, and we’re merely seeing the inevitable physical playout of a dynamic rooted in low-density, fear-based vibration? Cara goes on to ask why we even need to eat at all, and if the idea that we do is in fact nothing more than a rigidly-enforced belief system.

We go a whole lot of other places in this free-flow conversation, too.

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MD’S RADIO/ TALK/ CLUB DATES, MAY/ JUNE 2017

Saturday 13th May
Old School Jams, Stiglic Caffe, Podgorica, MONTENEGRO

Saturday 20th May
The Sound Of Now, Destiny 105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Monday 22nd May
After-Dinner Presentation, AV8 Conference, Little Horwood House Hotel,
near Milton Keynes

Saturday 27th May
The Sound Of Now, Destiny 105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Sunday 28th May
Presentation & hosting, Truth & Freedom, Suju, Swindon (12-6pm)

Saturday 3rd June
Presentation & DJ set, Green Machine Area, Strawberry Fair, Midsummer Common, Cambridge

Friday 9th June
DJ set, The Love Lounge, SSW7 Weekender, Solway Holiday Village, Silloth on Solway, Cumbria

 
Saturday 10th June
DJ set, The Love Lounge, SSW7 Weekender, Solway Holiday Village, Silloth on Solway, Cumbria

Sunday 11th June
Presentation & DJ set, Three Wise Monkeys, Todmorden

Saturday 17th June
The Sound Of Now, Destiny 105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

Wednesday 21st June
Old School Revivals, Tramps, Playa De Las Americas, TENERIFE

Saturday 24th June
The Sound Of Now, Destiny 105FM, Oxford (6-8pm)

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THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 6/5/17

DOWNLOAD LINKS:

P1:

http://www.mediafire.com/file/n6s871cznhu9xta/The+Sound+Of+Now+6_5_17+P1.mp3

P2:

http://www.mediafire.com/file/jehy7igvn814yuz/The+Sound+Of+Now+6_5_17+P2.mp3

P1:

P2:

KNOX: MAKE ME MOVE (ORIGINAL MIX)

JIMMY GALLAGHER FEAT. THE SOUL CITY ORCHESTRA: THE SOUL CITY THEME

BART GORI: DEEP INSIDE (ORIGINAL MIX)

ED THE RED FEAT. ANIA: I APPRECIATE YOU (GRIPPER’S CLASSIC DUB)

CRYSTAL WATERS: GYPSY WOMAN (RICHEY PROF REMIX)

ROSABEL & TERRI B: ANTHEM OF HOUSE

JON WAYNE FEAT. ZEROH: AFRAID OF US

SHOWBIZ & AG FEAT. DJ PREMIER: DJ PREMIER’S ROAD TEST

SHOWBIZ & AG: TAKE IT BACK

F:Y:I: THESE THE TIMES (DON’T JUDGE)

JON WAYNE FEAT. DANNY WATTS: RAINBOW

ZO THE JERK & FROST GAMBLE FEAT. GUILTY SIMPSON: MY NEGUS

AZ FEAT. RAEKWON & PRODIGY: SAVE THEM

PINKY: BREAK FREEZE (OPERATOR S REMIX)

SCOTT GARCIA: WAITING

WTS: SKY BLUE (CHARLES JAY REMIX)

SCOTT GARCIA: REMINISCE

SCOTT GARCIA FEAT. MC STYLES: A LONDON THING

NU DYNAMICS: HOLD ME DOWN (DUB)

PTP FEAT. STEVE GRANT & ALAIS CLAY: TIME FOR A CHANGE

JON WAYNE: CITY LIGHTS

SHOWBIZ & AG: THE ANSWER

DJ SHADOW FEAT. NAS: SYSTEMATIC

JON WAYNE FEAT. SHANGO: PAPER

TALIB KWELI & STYLES P FEAT. RAPSODY & CHRIS RIVERS: LET IT BURN

TALIB KWELI & STYLES P: IN THE FIELD

JUAN LAYA & JORGE MONTIEL: INNERMOTION (BALEARIC BOOGIE REPRISE)

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