6.16.2010

Black Music Month? Man, Please!...How about Black Music Centuries?


Ok, I admit I get a little frustrated every time I hear the words "Black....Month".

There is no way you can bottle up our contributions to this country and the world in 30 days or a year or even 1,000 years. But some might say we should be grateful to have a month here and there. I say we should teach, honor and respect Black history 24/7. Raise our children to know that our history goes beyond 28 days in February and that its bigger than just the inventions made post-slavery days. Take them back to the Nile Valley civilizations of Kemet.

Now that I got that little bit off of my "e-chest " (smile), I can now post a little something for Black Music Month celebrated in June. Ironically it was reportedly proclaimed by President George W. Bush back in 2002. I feel a Kanye West moment "Bush doesn't care about Black music". But May 28 of this year President Barack Obama proclaimed the month as "African-American Music Appreciation Month".

I don't know the difference but I am going to post a few of my favorite videos here and there on my blog to make you laugh, smile, dance and say "Brother Jesse, you crazy". Here we go.

Today's video picks! Enjoy!



Al B. Sure! | Night and Day


Mc Hammer "Too Legit to Quit"


New Edition - "If It Isn't Love"


Heavy D & The Boyz - We Got Our Own Thang


Michael Jackson - Remember The Time