THE BEATZ & LYRICS SHOW
Beatz & Lyrics Show
RADIO SHOW MOBILE APPS
ARCHIVES

Throwback

Mississippi Elected A Racist Governor & Slavery Was Recently Abolished (Video)

See this? You might say it looks ridiculous? But you know what is ridiculous, but true? The last state did not legally abolish slavery until 1995. Surprised? That last state was Mississippi (still surprised). Hold your jokes. It was 20 years ago…

A segment from Michael Moore’s TV Nation (1994) that focuses on Mississippi finally getting around to ratifying the 13th amendment to the US constitution – 130 years later. Correspondent Rusty Cundieff races down to Mississippi to try to buy some slaves before the law goes into effect.
– KoalaFrog

But wait, wanna guess which state is having a runoff, now, in 2018 for a Senate seat between a Black Democrat and a White Republican… who PUBLICLY said she would attend a hanging… while she was campaigning???? Yeah, same state, M-I-crooked letter-W-T-F’n Mississippi!!

(Hit the jump.)

Read the rest of this entry »

Eye Candy: Spend A Moment With Ayesha Perry-Iqbal (Video)

*sigh* Mondays… I know, right?

But true believers and faithful followers, the Jayforce is with you. Feel it!

Okay, Well how about ‘feeling’ some Ayesha Perry-Iqbal then? Can you get down with that? So thick (and sexy), all you need is a li’l taste of this mocha shake to get you through another Monday!

And if that ‘moment’ is not enough, hit the jump for a good bit more #Throwback

MORE AYESHA PERRY-IQBAL ON INSTAGRAM | ON JAYFORCE.COM

– @ojones1

Read the rest of this entry »

Throwback/Comedy: Redd Foxx (1978 Standup Performance) [Video]

You’ve probably seen Redd Foxx be hilarious on ‘Sanford & Son’ on TV, or on ‘Harlem Nights’ with an ensemble cast of Black Hollywood through the late 1980s. But have you had the pleasure of seeing the late great comic do a standup? If not, cross it off your bucket list.

@ojones1

Read the rest of this entry »

Sports: Muhammad Ali x David Frost Interview (1974) [Video]

David Frost (yep, that dude they’re talking about in that ‘Frost Nixon’ movie) interviews boxing legend, Muhammad Ali. Frost could give it to U.S. President Nixon, but Ali is the Champion Of The World… and of classic jibber-jabber! Gotta love hearing the Champ talk. You definitely will after watching this.

Lots of funny, but Ali drops some jewels in here, too.

#RIPMuhammadAli

Read the rest of this entry »

Snoop Dogg Presents The Best Of GGN News Freestyles (Video)

Check out these freestyle clips pulled from years of GGN episodes, featuring Snoop Dogg (of course), A$AP Rocky, Murs, Young M.A and more!

@ojones1

Read the rest of this entry »

Listen To DJ Statik Selektah’s “Tribute To Mac Miller” (Audio)

Man. This is an awesome share (and kind of a tearjerker). Statik Selektah knew Mac Miller… pretty much from jump. Check out what he just put out in Miller’s honor and memory. Reflect and remember; maybe learn something new about dude. Celebrate Mac Miller’s life #RIPMacMiller

DJ STATIK SELEKTAH – TRIBUTE TO MAC MILLER

Throwback: Mac Miller’s Freestyle For Tim Westwood (Video)

Off the top of the dome! Gonna miss you, Mac Miller. This was from 2013.
#RIPMACMILLER

@ojones1

Read the rest of this entry »

Why “40 Acres And A Mule” Is No Longer Enough Reparations For Black Americans (Video)

Word on the street, dirt road… hell, everywhere… is that that 40 acres and a mule promised to Black folks in the United States… IS. NOT. COMING. And even if it was, it would NOT be enough to ‘catch us up’ and make things fair & square for how far slavery, Jim Crow, and follow-on disenfranchisement has set people of color (esp. Black people in America) back. The ‘why’ behind this is skillfully “Decoded” above in this throwback episode.

Out of 536 billionaires in the USA, only 3 are Black. Why the stark racial divide? Well, it’s complicated, but it turns out our history of racism has a lot to do with it. From segregated schools that receive less funding in property taxes, to the history of redlining Black homeowners, to the long history of slavery, oppression, and segregation, White families were accumulating wealth. That “old money” has provided the capital for the modern-day billionaires, and even average-income white families, to stay significantly ahead of Black Americans. So how can we fix the wealth divide in America?
– MTV Decoded

@ojones1

Read the rest of this entry »

“Cobra Kai” Series Premieres May 2, 2018 (Trailer)

YES! YES! And HELL YES! Loving this reboot. The same dudes from the “Karate Kid” original movie we loved them in are back. Grown. Dealing with problems, and they are about to have a problem… again!

But it’s not all the way what you think. Great trailer. Rooting for the series.

Read the rest of this entry »

A Touching Documentary On Public Television’s Mr. Rogers (Trailer)

As it should be. This “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” trailer teases a film that might pull a few tears (happy, sentimental) from you. So when you catch it in theaters June 8th, tuck a pack of those mini-tissues somewhere on you… for the guy next to you (of course).

Read the rest of this entry »

Mad Skillz Is Turning The Tables, And Kicking The Rhymes, At The Same Time! (Video)

Okay. Please excuse me in advance. Late pass like a mugg, but yoooo this throwback clip I had not seen before now is sooo DOPE! Skillz goes IN on this clip – emceeing AND deejaying!

Mad Skillz dropped by ‘Sway in the Morning’ two days in a row, and blessed us with two live freestyles. Watch above…
– Sway’s Universe

@ojones1

Read the rest of this entry »

Dan Aykroyd Speaks On The Scene That Makes “Trading Places” One Of The Best ‘American Business’ Movies Of All Time (Video)

Was watching “Trading Places” a few days ago for the 1,234,678th time. Today while working I ran across this interview with Dan Akroyd about the film that we felt everyone should peep. If you are too young to have seen the classic movie “Trading Places” we posted the full film courtesy of youtube after the jump…..

Read the rest of this entry »

Rock/Funk: Prince – “Automatic” (Video)

Ah, old school Prince. Man.

Visuals for “Automatic” by Minnesota’s (and the world’s) own Prince. May the Purple Rocker reign forevermore #RIPPRINCE

Read the rest of this entry »

Ice Cube On CNBC Right After Releasing His “Death Certificate” Album (Video)

Ah, so Jerry Heller did make some anti-defamation moves (reaching out to Simon Wiesenthal, Wiesenthal Center) like the character in “Straight Outta Compton” threatened.

Late night call-in talk show, taped right after Ice Cube left NWA and released his solo album called “Death Certificate.”
– X+

Looking at the comments on this vid on the Tube and across the Interwebs, this interview might have been part of the setup… to negatively spin Cube’s views & lyrics. Gotta say, Cube, even as a young man, repped himself and the Culture strong on air; despite the media pressure.

(Reporter/host was kind of thin-skinned near the end, right? Asking. And slipping in that “Man Of Rage” moniker… Really? He never once even raised his voice.)

Read the rest of this entry »

Throwback: Corey Holcomb Is ‘Sometimes Married’ And Has Some Relationship Advice To Share (Video)

First off: Corey says go for the ‘cute girls in bad financial situations’ (bwaaahahaaa)! All this is hilarious. But… y’all know how Holcomb do with his brand of comedy. Wonder if he and Kevin Hart spoke on some of the stuff he’s saying in here.

Corey Holcomb discusses relationships, and how men and women can’t be friends. He gets real about how guys and girls cheat on each other, cheating techniques and how in the end, money can fix everything!
– BigBoyTV

Throwback classic Corey Holcomb.

@ojones1

Read the rest of this entry »

Throwback: Buckshot Says Sean Price Saved Duck Down (Video)

Ruck saved us. I’mma just give it to you real simple and plain. Ruck saved us.”

Know what… even back then… even when the crew and the Hip-Hop Nation was still hurting from losing Ruck (aka Sean Price), Buckshot did not have to declare that. But in this throwback interview, Buck (Duck Down’s co-founder, mind you) speaks unbridled truth about P! hitting that booth and continuously hitting us all with street HEAT! There was a while when Price was dropping sh!t weekly or more frequently. Keeping Duck Down and real Hip-Hop alive.

Respect to Buck. For saying this, and for paying full respect (watch the whole clip to see how real that statement is) to Sean Price.

#RIPSEANPRICE

@ojones1

Read the rest of this entry »

Guinness World Record Holder Twista Stills Spits Fast As Sh!t (Video)

I remember when Twista was going for the rap speed record… and being astonished that there was even such a Guinness World Record for that. No need to try to guess my age, but I was watching the ep. of him on Yo! MTV Raps when he spoke on it. Long time ago. Think dude’s still got the sniping skills?

Watch.

Twista opened up to VladTV about being considered one of the first rappers to come out of Chicago, as he explains that he and Common released their albums the same year. Moving along, Twista detailed setting himself apart from other rappers with his fast rhyming skills, which got him into the Guinness Book of World Records. During the sit-down Twista spit a line from the record-winning rap that got him the high distinction of fastest rapper, which you can hear more about above.
– Vlad TV

Great clip! Twista is speaking on a lot of rap history of his time coming up, too. Not just about him, but of the Era. Respect!

(Haha! Twista shouted out the ‘Microsoft commercial guy’… he meant ‘Micromachines’… I remember that dude. Hit the jump to see him and some throwback Twista footage, too.)

@ojones1

Read the rest of this entry »

Ice-T’s TEDxSingSing Talk On ‘Surviving’ (Video)

Recent throwback TEDx talk from Ice T. Great insights and a very worthwhile watch. In fact, I should not have even mentioned the throwback aspect. Relevant to today. Hear some real life struggles from the former light-skinned, light-eyed little kid named Tracy who had to turn gangsta just to survive growing up.

@ojones1

Read the rest of this entry »

Throwback: Full Force On Their Infamous “I Smell Pu**y” Line From “House Party” (Video)

Score for this one! If you were alive when the “House Party” movie came out, you KNOW that “I smell… I SMELL… PU**Y” line. Classic cinema right there. Check out the cats that made it [in]famous speaking on it today.

(And they talk about making great music with Lisa Lisa… who EVERYBODY wanted to ‘take home’ back in the day. YES!)

@ojones1

Read the rest of this entry »

Flasback 1954: The Secret Of Selling The Negro (Lifted From The ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ Documentary) [Video]

You just have to watch this and take it in. It is from a bygone era, so do not terminology totally get you in your feelings. Realize though, that this was a way the ‘market opportunity’ the Black consumer segment was presented.

Film commissioned by the Chicago-based publisher of Negro Digest, Ebony, and Jet to encourage advertisers to reach out to African American consumers. The Secret of Selling the Negro depicts the lives, activities, and consumer behavior of African American professionals, students, and housewives. A Business Screen reviewer noted that the film focused on the “bright positive” aspects of the “new Negro family.”

NOTE: The sponsor issued a companion booklet offering the “do’s and don’ts of selling to the Negro.”

– Reelblack

Wow. This explains why we MUST have those sneakers or fly jewelry or whatever… Not bad, all things considered. Actually really insightful.

Read the rest of this entry »

AFFILIATED SPONSORS