Today marks the 14th anniversary of the Notorious B.I.G. passing. To celebrate the life of a rapper whose flow and used of his vocabulary was second to none, I want to decode one of his songs… in an unusual way.
“The 10 Crack Commandments” was actually a song which was inspire by a magazine article from The Source. B.I.G. in turn took the commandments and made it into a song. And when you really think about it, those same commandments could lead you to a business degree. Continue reading →
One of my first blog posts in a long (long) time and I’m writing about a subject that is dear to me; the passing of one of my favorite comic and screen writers, Dwayne McDuffie (Sunrise: February 20, 1962 – Sunset: February 21, 2011… just a day after his birthday).
So, you might be wondering “who was Dwayne McDuffie?” I sense that no one knew who Dwayne McDuffie was from just the name. Since only comic book fans knew his name, it’s even easier to overlook him. Well, he was more than just another black man in the comic industry. And I want to explain to you what he meant not only to the comic industry, but to me.
Usually, I do not partake in holiday traditions, however, in some cases I like to make exceptions. Today, in honor of President’s Day, I decided to quote a past President that foreshadowed what America could become.
I’m just going to leave these two quotes with you. May you find why I would in your every day lives.
“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.”
“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.”
Thomas Jefferson, (Attributed)
3rd president of US (1743 – 1826)
Short News: Effective this week, I’m just going to start posting up new blog posts. The video blogs are being delay until further notice.
That’s pretty much it. If you want the longer explanation, keep reading.
Longer News: I’m going to start posting up new blog posts as well as put my energy back into redesigning the blog. The reason for that delay was because I put aside the blog redesigning to take care of someone else’s project. That project finished up.
Now, the video series are being put to the backburner mostly because of one issue which: the background, as in the backgrounds of the actual videos. Upon reviewing my work, I was asked to remove/censor certain elements in the background, which is actually becoming a pain to do. After looking at the video (with the censorship), I find that the message/point I want to convey is now competing with the distraction of blurs. I don’t want a “very polish” look to the videos, but I don’t want my videos to be so distracting that the quality of the video becomes more important than the very point I’m trying to make.
With that in mind, I decided to scrap the three videos I’ve done and redo them at another time.
Also, I will be removing the promo videos from my account and instead launch the videos when it’s good and ready. So, sorry for the damn hype.
So, I’ve been hyping the relaunch of this blog for Feb 4th. Today is Feb 5th and nothing much been changed. Not that I didn’t want to. The video is shot, just not edited.
I’ve been slammed with a workload @ my present job earlier in the week. Doing so made it difficult to keep things on track (I’m amazed that I managed to shoot the video this week.) The “full relaunch” isn’t going to happen immediately, however, I’ll keep pushing. When the video is editing is done, I’ll post it up.
The video is going to be about politics and why I have to discuss it, especially since I don’t want to.
Other than a new promo, you might noticed that on the home page, the blog posts from years past is gone. Actually, they are still around. I’m just “hiding them” from the homepage. They will still be part of the site, just keeping the blog clean with the new posts starting from now.
On Feb 4, 2011, Thought Remixer will be relaunched with new blog posts as well as a new vblog (video series) called TRX. TRX is a new series which will follow Thought Remixer’s rants and How-To’s/Advice on how to handle technology and your life with Nukirk’s thought-provoking commentary and eccentric sense of humor.
The current design of Thought Remixer is going through some much needed changes and will be up for the Feb 4th relaunch. We will be focusing on three areas:
Soapbox – Rants/debates are pretty much what this blog is made of. Rants will be made in Social Media, Black American Culture, politics and Music.
Knowledge – Because of the mixture of social media and tech, I decided to put up some “how-to’s”. They used to be “every once in a while”, but now, I’ll make it one of the focuses in the blog. Also, I will venture outside of tech from time to time and talk advice on how to handle day-to-day situations.
Music – #MusicMonday reviews and longer music discussions will still be one of the main topics here. Music is always a big part of my life and I intend to use Thought Remixer to give insight on independent music as well as mainstream.
However, music singles will be promoted/discussed via #HipHopJourney to prevent over posting.
2011 is going to be a great year to be a Thought Remixer!
First off, I apologized for not saying this sooner, but I’m taking a Hiatus for the rest of the year. I’m pretty sure you guessed that, but I’m making it official. First off, I do have plans for Thought Remixer, but it mostly involves a reboot of sorts. I’ve been pretty much have done “playing it safe” topics as of late. However, I decided to start off fresh. How will be revealed in the weeks to come.
In the meantime, during the hiatus, I will be (finally) recording some music as well as pushing my efforts towards my latest gig.
If you are interested in my music venture, your best bet is to follow my twitter account and my other domain name Nukirk.com.