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-M.Aurelius

It’s that time again. If you hadn’t noticed, there is an election going on and it’s overshadowing just about everything in the world. It’s a fairly obvious choice to most of the people in the universe save a few zillionaires and some hardcore racists (but they are too even voting for Obama). But what I want to talk about today is change. It’s such a simple, fluffy word, but damn if it hasn’t taken new meaning this year. This man, from an unimaginable background, is on the brink of changing the way the world works. If the polls are right and AmeriKKKans don’t funk this up, then anyone…anyone can do anything. A friend the other day told me a simple thing, ‘If you want to do something, find a way.’ So the celebration doesn’t start till McTaint’s concession speech, but here are three uplifting songs about change that you should be listening to all day on Tuesday. They are not new but each is amazing in its own way.

Sam Cooke-A Change Is Gonna Come

The O-Broz started one of their CDs with this song just as I was really getting into Pandora Radio Service (RIP) and that showed me how close people from different places can come. I was never a Sam Cooke man as I thought he was just that “Sitting By the Dock of the Bay” guy that Michael Bolton had raped. But this song changed all that. 1964 to 2008. Sam, the change you are looking for is here.

Lauryn Hill-A Change is Gonna Come (Unreleased)

I don’t know much about this song except it sounds real good. I remember when The Fugees were selling 20 million and a friend of mine told me, ‘They just take everyone’s songs and re-do ’em.’ Oops. About a year later, he told me, ‘Damn, Wyclef is DOOOOPE.” This is a nice version and a hope that L-Boogie can take some of those demons that she has inside of her for the past 10 years and get into a recording studio and just blow it out. There has never been a female with the skill to rap and sing like this woman and she’s about due for a second coming.

Wyclef-Obama For President

You might have known that I have a thing for The Fugees, and it’s true. They were ill. Wyclef takes his ‘If I Were President’ and goes for it on the Green Lantern mixtape. (trying sharebee for this download…see if it works any better)

2Pac-Changes

How could any playlist be complete without a track from 2Pac (RIP, young soldier)? I swear that I play this track a lot and every time, someone comes up to me and wants to talk about Bruce Hornsby while I’m trying to mix to the next song. But for real, after today (tomorrow Taiwan time) THINGS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.

And for the gamblers out there, I’ll lay my ass on the line and give you my prediction–Obama 375 Electoral College Votes and 52.5% of the popular vote to Old Sad GrandPa’s 45.8% with Dems getting 57 seats in the Senate and +25 in the House. But I only really care about one number…270 270 270 (like A Millie A Millie A Millie)

As the US election begins tomorrow, racism in the US has become a hot topic on our blog. The YouTube post of Ohioans voicing their concerns about an Obama win reminded me of a show I saw a few years ago about an African American named Daryl Davis who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan and convinced 20 members to leave the Klan. Ohio, and the world, needs more people like Daryl Davis.

“When I would interact with these people, oftentimes I would know more about their own culture than they would know themselves,” Davis said. “If you know what to expect, you have an advantage.”

Melting Pot or Mosaic? I think that human relations can be viewed as both. There are differences between cultures and ignorance and misunderstanding of these differences is the root of racism. Understanding and appreciating the differences is the best weapon we have against racism.

Check out Booker T and the MG’s “Melting Pot”

Digit

My camera picked the perfect weekend to stop working. The city was awash with women dressed in minimal clothing all in the name of sexy….And I have no pics to show for it.

Damn, on another note, Triples last post about Solja Boy is a perfect example of why we are in the midst of one of the most important American elections in history. The country is in a state of shambles from education right on down. Its in need of an overhaul and I hope the vast majority of the population realizes just how important it is to be apathetic on November 4th and stay home and make sure NOT TO VOTE!!!

I caught wind of this one on the weekend. The content is funny/scary, especially in a time when we have access to so much information, its sad that some people are still so misinformed.

On a much better note, we are 5 days away from the ceiling beating madness that will go down at the copa on Saturday November 8th. It is free but if you dont have your name on the list, you wont be getting in. Send all names you want on the list to djmarcusa@gmail.com

I got some new music for y’all tomorrow, make sure you check back. Tell a friend.
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