Abeo' Speaks: A Moment In The Life………….

A Peek Inside The Mind of Abeo'

And the saga continues…….. November 25, 2008

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WTF man?

WTF man?

 

So I was reading this article, Two Detroit mayoral rivals may also owe late fines, and all I can do is sit here and shake my head. Deja’ Vu much? Purgery? Really? Didn’t we just go thru this with another guy? And now the ugly P word is peeking around the corner again. This is absolutely crazy.

 

A cure for AIDS…by mistake??? November 24, 2008

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So I was reading this article about a week or so ago about a American Patient in Berlin who was being treated for leukemia, and 20 months after receiving the marrow transplant, there are no signs of the HIV virus or AIDS virus in his blood. Some are calling it a miracle, some say that the test weren’t extensive enough. Who knows.

Here’s my two cents: (warning, conspiracy theory ahead) If this patient has been cured of AIDS, that that his absolutely wonderful and I’m happy for him. However, do I think this is gonna start a mass movement to study the correlation between HIV/AIDS and bone marrow transplants. Unfortunately no. HIV/AIDS was a man made disease, and I’m pretty sure that there is a cure for it. But if there is a cure, why hasn’t it been released? Well, I think Chris Rock said it best: “The ain’t never curin’ AIDS. There’s no money in the cure, the money’s in the medicine”. Sad but true. These big pharmaceutical companies make money off of having you addicted to their medication. And then you have to take medication for the side effects to the medication. It’s a revolving door.

So yes I say congratulations to anyone who may have been cured of any disease that is being considered incurable, but I also think that some diseases (i.e. AIDS) was created with a cure and until the pharmaceutical companies find another way to stay rich, the cure is gonna stay hidden. And when it does once out, it’ll probably cost a skabillion dollars.

For the record, I’m not a cynical person, but the world is not perfect, and I understand that and live with that realization everyday. There are some fucked up people out there, and unfortunately, they have alot of power. That, however, is another post for another day.

 

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RIP MC Breed

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*yeah so I’m a few days late with posting this. I only work 3 jobs. sheesh.*

Published by MTV News on Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 11:01 pm.

Legendary on the West Coast for solo classics such as “Ain’t No Future in Yo’ Frontin’” and collaborations with superstars such Tupac Shakur (”I Gotta Get Mine”), Flint, MI native MC Breed died Saturday, his publicist confirmed. He was 36 years old.

Breed was rushed to the hospital in early September for kidney failure. The rapper was on life support for two days before slightly recovering. In late September, he conducted a phone interview with his publicist Jonathan Hay where he talked about his health crisis.

 

“The doctor told me my kidney was insulted and stopped filtering what I was taking in,” Breed said at the time.

Breed also talked about coming with a new album, boasting his skills were as sharp as ever. Before he passed away, Breed was in the process of inking a deal with Ichiban Records, according to his camp. His rep also tells us Breed’s album was to be called “Mc Breed – The Original Swag” and had lined up features from Too-Short, Erotic D, Ant Banks and others. The D.O.C was also writing records with him.

Our very own Sway Calloway was a friend of Breed and definitely has fond memories of some of their interactions. Here, he gives a little insight to his buddy as an artist and person.

I can honestly say that no rapper at the time made more people aware of the Midwest than MX Breed. The songs “Future in Your Frontin” and “Gotta Get Mine” with Tupac exploded around the country like an e-mail blast! I played “Future in Your Frontin” every day on KMEL. People in the Bay initially thought he was from there! The Dr. Dre-styled beat was competitive with street anthems around the country, but his lyrical delivery had an early universal swagger. He talked about a region in this country that was still trying to break through. It was refreshing, and the video was an introduction to a new world. Breed was important to the evolution of the rap game because he proved that Midwest rappers can make hits and sell records. He put Flint on the map. Breed, Common, Twista, Crucial Conflict, Da Brat were some of the early pioneers to open doors for the Midwest. I’m glad I had a chance to interview him at a time when his career was first taking off. One more soldier to R.I.P.

 

I don’t wanna go to work today…………

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But I gotta get up. How I was feeling this morning:

 

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T much? November 18, 2008

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“The Woman is the natural producer of nations. She is more precious than a treasured black pearl, found deep within the Oceans waters. It is a most happy diver, who discovers such a rare example of art and wealth, and beauty; however there are no comparison of the black woman with gold of the mines, and pearls of the sea…Gold and precious pearls are discovered; they yet exist but the knowledge Is not known to so many of of us.”

I got that quote from a facebook picture caption that a friend posted about his wife. I thought it was beautiful. I began thinking, what happened to the respect for women? Do brothas show respect for sistas anymore? Or are just all Niggaz and Bitchez? When was the last time you heard a good ‘ole love song? I can’t remember. Nowadays all you hear is a brotha talking about what he wants to do to her. Where’s the love? Is that not “gangsta” enough? Who cares if it’s gangsta or not. Is being gangsta more important than telling a sista how you feel about her? Just a random thought.

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Clean up your past so the future shines bright. November 17, 2008

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I know haven’t been on here in a few days. I’m sorry. Just working alot, and my laptop is non-existent so I didn’t get a chance to get on the family laptop. Basically what I wanna touch on breifly is the advantage of cleaning out up space. Yesterday I cleaned out my closet (found some stuff I’ve been looking for and some stuff I needed to get rid of) and I tell ya it is an amazing feeling. Anytime you clean up your space, you feel good afterwards. Especially when you’re cleaning up for your future (yeah I’ve got something planned, I’ll tell ya’ll in the future post).  And on top of that I put fresh linen on my bed and washed my hair? Pure bliss.

I would love to type more, but i’m feeling a little under the weather right now (damn germs) and I have some Wild Berry Tea, a bed and “Wall-E” waiting for me. Oh yeah.

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RIP Mama Africa…Miriam Makeba November 10, 2008

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Media Statement (taken from her official website)

Issued by:    ZM Makeba Trust and Siyandisa Music

10th November 2008

Johannesburg

The world was dealt a blow early this morning, in a small town outside Naples, Italy when Zenzile Miriam Makeba..Mama Afrika to the world, passed away.. and left this earth, aged 76 years. She was born on 4th March 1932.

Whilst this great lady was alive she would say “I will sing until the last day of my life”

Zenzile Miriam Makeba collapsed on stage, at the end of her set, after singing Pata Pata,. She was immediately attended to by her grandson Nelson Lumumba Lee and others before being rushed to the nearest hospital. Tragically, in the early hours of this 10th of November 2008 morning, the doctors pronounced that they were unable to revive her.

Ambassador Makeba, was with her band, and was performing before an outdoor audience, in the open air at Via Verde, in the small town of Castelvolturno, not far from Naples. The audience included her long time friend, Italian promoter, Roberto Meglioli, who she had called on Friday from Holland, and asked to attend her show. He was on stage with her at the end of the show, and there she collapsed into his arms.

Dr Miriam Makeba never forgot her struggle through her life, and never stopped identifying with those who were downtrodden and who suffered. An activist to the end, the event where she was performing at, was an Anti-Racism and Anti-Mafia Event. “Mazi” as she was affectionately known by those who knew her well, never shied from speaking her mind and standing for her beliefs. She was an outstanding South African, a and indeed a gracious and true citizen of the World.

 Zenzile Miriam Makeba is survived by her grandchildren Nelson Lumumba Lee and Zenzi Monique Lee, and her great- grandchildren Lindelani, Ayanda and Kwame.

 

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