Juvenile’s 1998 multi-platinum hit “Back That Azz Up,” featuring Mannie Fresh and Lil Wayne, was already a public service announcement,
“I think it’s about economic empowerment. It’s what we learned from this whole thing is why are we not owning these grocery stores in our community, people that look like us? How come we don’t own any stores? And I think this is an opportunity to put some diversity in the grocery store. I just think that it’s time for us to change that narrative to add some balance and some diversity in this game. That way, we could feed more families in our communities, we could give more jobs and opportunities. And I think that we can all bridge that gap,” Miller said.
This weekend Mona Scott-Young who is not a New Orleanian will celebrate with us just as our ancestors did in a traditional New Orleans SecondLine! We have waved at countless celebrities as they rode up high on Mardi Gras floats down the wealthiest streets in the city; celebrities have waved to us from their guarded Bourbon Street balconies. But this is a first that a celebrity, except for those who are NOLA born and raised to take to the streets with us in our community.
Our prayers are with the friends and family of Nola hip hop and bounce legend, 5th Ward Weebie, Jerome Cosey. Earlier
There are days when I’m confronted with the heartbreaking fact that my people, native New Orleanians are in search of our very own music in our soul. The heartbeat, the soul of New Orleans plays a tune soft and quiet playing in sync with your heartbeat. What I have found is that many New Orleanians need to see the music, see the beat, see the horn, the drum, the speaker that produces the sound or else they are sure if it’s what they are hearing.
Happy New Year Everyone!! I wish you all the best in all areas of your life!
I didn’t realize the colonizers want everything New Orleans Culture for themselves to this degree until Drake “In my feelings”
I had a full evening in the French Quarter’s last weekend. As you can see, these pics and videos are