Rest in Peace, Tim Dog

Posted by The Zodiac | Blog | Friday 15 February 2013 9:29 am

Rest in Peace, Tim DogAwww man!¬¨‚Ć Who remembers Tim Dog?¬¨‚Ć If you’re from the East Coast (and most likely the West for different reasons), you’d remember Tim Dog from the Bronx who repped the East Coast during the rise of NWA, MC Eiht, DJ Quik and others from Compton, CA.¬¨‚Ć Why? ‘Cause he felt the need to single-handedly disrespect the popular city at the time with his song “Fuck Compton”.

At the time, people weren’t sure how hardcore NWA were but didn’t wanna test them.¬¨‚Ć Tim Dog?¬¨‚Ć Nah…he stepped to the plate to rep the East by dissing each member.¬¨‚Ć In fact, he didn’t like the Cali rappers except Ice-T.¬¨‚Ć “I’ll crush Ice Cube, I’m cool with Ice-T / But NWA ain’t shit to me”.¬¨‚Ć His lyrics were really simple at the time but compared to today’s rappers, playing “Fuck Compton” right now would feel like a breath of fresh air lyrically. Ha!

Even Snoop Doggy Dogg at the time dissed back at Tim Dog, born Timothy Blair, in “Fuck Wit Dre Day” with “Your bark was loud but your bite wasn’t vicious / And them rhymes you were kickin’ are quite bootylicious”.¬¨‚Ć Ahh…the good old days!¬¨‚Ć Dogg vs. Dog.¬¨‚Ć The song actually probably not only pushed the East vs. West rivalry more but made the East step their game up lyrically to back up what Tim was saying.¬¨‚Ć Unfortunately today, the East could use a Tim Dog in the confidence department but unfortunately, Tim Dog has died.

Suffering from a diabetes-related seizure, the dog died yesterday at the young age of 46.¬¨‚Ć Definitely a sad ending to a tragic life that as recently as 2011 pled guilty for mackin’ a woman out of $32Gs.¬¨‚Ć The whole story was covered by Dateline NBC.¬¨‚Ć Check for some of his songs but especially the album, Penicillin on Wax.¬¨‚Ć It’s one of the funniest albums I’ve ever heard.¬¨‚Ć Rest in peace, Dog!

Chicks and Camera Phones 6

Posted by The Zodiac | Hot Chicks and Camera Phones | Friday 15 February 2013 9:00 am

Ladies sure do like dressing up (and down) and taking photos of themselves.¬¨‚Ć I’m not sure why they keep doing it, but thank God they do!¬¨‚Ć Enjoy!

Harlem Shake Videos?

Posted by The Zodiac | Online Videos | Wednesday 13 February 2013 1:32 pm

I don’t know what happened in the last week but suddenly people have an interest in an old dance; the Harlem Shake.¬¨‚Ć But this time, they only use 30 seconds and split it up into two segments.¬¨‚Ć The first is a solo dancer in regular surroundings and suddenly in the second half when the beat drops, all hell breaks loose!¬¨‚Ć Haha!¬¨‚Ć Creative and pretty funny.¬¨‚Ć It’ll last about another week before something new comes along but for now, click the video!

10 Things You Should Know About Slavery and Won‚Äôt Learn at ‚ÄòDjango‚Äô РCOLORLINES

Posted by The Zodiac | Black History | Friday 8 February 2013 9:00 am

It’s nice to see some facts of slavery you don’t normally see in the history books and damn sure don’t see in the movies.¬¨‚Ć The economic significance is something that’s overlooked and this writer detailed it in 10 easy points.¬¨‚Ć Great read! – The Zodiac

Original Link: 10 Things You Should Know About Slavery and Won‚Äôt Learn at ‚ÄòDjango‚Äô РCOLORLINES. by Imara Jones

Much hullabaloo has been made recently about slavery as entertainment in movies like “Django Unchained.” But lost in the discussion is slavery as history, and the simple fact that it was an economic system which seized the economic know-how of Africans in order to construct unimaginable wealth in North America, Europe and throughout the Western Hemisphere. Wealth from the slave trade took Western Europe from being one of the world’s poorest regions to its wealthiest and most powerful in under a century.

Though sadistic and macabre, the plain truth is that slavery was an unprecedented economic juggernaut whose impact is still lived by each of us daily. Consequently, here’s my top-10 list of things everyone should know about the economic roots of slavery.

1) Slavery laid the foundation for the modern international economic system.
The massive infrastructure required to move 8 to 10 million Africans halfway around the world built entire cities in England and France, such as Liverpool, Manchester and Bordeaux. It was key to London‚Äö√Ñ√¥s emergence as a global capital of commerce, and spurred New York‚Äö√Ñ√¥s rise as a center of finance. The industry to construct, fund, staff, and administer the thousands of ships which made close to 50,000 individual voyages was alone a herculean task. The international financial and distribution networks required to coordinate, maintain and profit from slavery set the framework for the modern global economy. (more…)

Dr. Martin Luther King assassinated by US govt: King Family civil trial verdict

Posted by The Zodiac | Black History | Tuesday 5 February 2013 11:44 pm

Does anyone have any definitive proof of this?¬¨‚Ć I’ve searched and only found blogs and such.¬¨‚Ć I’m looking for court documents or a listing on the King Center website.¬¨‚Ć If not, it’s an interesting read and something deeper to look into regarding Dr. King’s murder. – The Zodiac

Dr. Martin Luther King assassinated by US govt: King Family civil trial verdict – National Nonpartisan | Examiner.com.

from my 6-part series: Occupy This: US History exposes the 1%’s crimes then and now

‚ÄúWhat then is, generally speaking, the truth of history? A fable agreed upon.‚Äù РNapoleon Bonaparte [69]

Anyone who wants the most important history of the Vietnam war, and American history, must be briefed of this stunning and game-changing “current event”:

Dr. Martin Luther King‚Äö√Ñ√¥s family and his personal friend and attorney, William F. Pepper, won a civil trial that found US government agencies guilty in the wrongful death of Martin Luther King. The 1999 trial, King Family versus Jowers and Other Unknown Co-Conspirators, [70] is the only trial ever conducted on the assassination of Dr. King. (more…)