17 March 2011
I’m convinced that much of humanity has lost their morals and common sense.
I’m hearing that either this was a tribute to Fela Kuti or African culture as a whole. This really doesn’t make me feel any better that Jay-Z co-produced the broadway play Fela!…
I wonder what Fela himself would say about this mockery???…
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16 March 2011
The ideas of a fashion line in Nelson Mandela's honor have been in the works for years now and will soon become a reality to people in South Africa, the US, and the UK. The new fashion line that will be called 46664 Apparel, after the number Mr Mandela wore in jail. According to the Nelson Mandela Foundation profits will go to the 46664 charity and the label is intended to boost the clothing industry in South Africa. The clothes will include everyday wear items and couture outfits that are similar to Mandela's own personal style. The men and women's line is being designed by South Africa's biggest textile and clothing manufacturer, Seardel, and is to be launched in South Africa in August, with a shop in Johannesburg and eventually stores in the US and the UK next year.
For the past few years, people have been trying to preserve the legacy of the aging Nelson Mandela. While this is claimed to be an attempt to boost the South African economy, this seems like another attempt to overly glorify the first president of SA. One must also consider how this glorification has been used to coverup the reality of millions of Black South Africans, who continue to be persecuted in post-apartheid SA.
Related Readings:Shame on South Africa!
How Mandela changed SA fashion
The Battle for Nelson Mandela's legacy
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01 February 2011
They totally changed the geographic location of Egypt, Putting it where Iraq should be, hence, moving it away from the African continent.
Millions of people watched Fox News and now believe that Egypt is located in the 'Middle East'.
THIS IS WHERE EGYPT IS REALLY LOCATED...
GEOGRAPHY IS CRUCIAL TO UNDERSTANDING CIVILIZATION!
25 January 2011
08 January 2011
Origins: Sandy Bay, Clarendon, Jamaica
Influences: Bob Marley, Beres Hammond, Buju Banton, Sizzla, Beenie Man, Spragga Benz, Assasin, etc.
Similar Artists: Garnett Silk, Luciano, Warrior King, Zamunda, Munga
One of the most talented and innovative artists of his time I-Octane will most likely be added to the honorary list of Reggae and Dancehall legends. Only in his early 20s, his music is a breath of fresh air to those looking for an artist who fuses culture with a contemporary sound in order to fuel his message. With hits like "Lose a Friend", "My Life", "Bloodstain", and "This is Real [Pressure]" I-Octane uses his naturally raspy yet melodic voice to advocate against issues including poverty, violence and the struggles of African people. We are looking forward to hearing more from this young artist, who seems to be taking over the Reggae world one hit after another.
I-Octane by omegadivine
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