Sunday, February 15, 2009

Davey D's 25 Joints to Get U Through-Dedicated to Victims of Domestic Violence

A great thanks to Davey D for sharing this mix...

In my classes we've been talking about the sociological perspective and seeing the general in the particular, where all have been talking about Chris Brown and Rihanna but remain SILENT about the abuse that is happening in their households, friends lives etc.. We had some frank and good conversations...a first step. I'll share this mix with them too...and keep trying to break the silence...

From Davey D:

25 Joints to Get U Through the Day #9
No More Tears-No More Shame
Dedicated to Victims of Domestic Violence

Listen to 25 Joints by clicking link below:

01-PSAStop Domestic violence
02-Tabb Doe 'Sleeping w/ the Enemy' (San Francisco)
03-MC Hammer 'Big Man' (Oakland)
04-Poetess w/ Def Jeff, Kool G Rap, Almighty 'Love Hurts' (LA)
05-Brand Nubian 'Sincerely' (New York)
06-KRS-One 'Brown Skinned Woman' (New York)
07-Bridget Gray 'Letter to Hip Hop' (LA)
08-Amir Suilaman 'How Beautiful' (Oakland)
09-Hard Knock 'Hands of a Stranger' (New York)
10-Sister Souljah 'Relationships' (New York)
11-Paris 'Assata's Song' (San Francisco)
12- J Boogie w/ Zumbi 'For Your Love' (San Francisco/Oakland)
13-Michael Franti & Spearhead 'Hey World' (San Francisco)
14-Urban Ave 131 'Heaven Help Us' (Washington DC)
15-X-Clan 'Wiz Degrees' (LA)
16-Bambu 'Nicole' ft Micah (San Francisco)
17-Desdamona 'Faulty Fuse' (Minneapolis)
18-NY Oil 'You're A Queen' (new York)
19-M-1 'Love You Can't Borrow' (New York)
20-Gabriel Teadros 'Warriors' (Seattle)
21-Public Enemy 'Revolutionary Generation' (New York)
22-Queen Latifah 'Nature of a Sista' (New York)
23-Kofy Brown 'Just a Woman' (Oakland)
24-Michael Franti & Spearhead 'U Can't Sing R Song'(San Francisco)
25-Jennifer Johns 'Afraid of Me' (oakland)

This week we were disturbed by the domestic violence incident that is swirling around singers Chris Brown and his now former girlfriend Rhianna. Its been the topic du jour. Sadly this is an industry where such occurrences are not unusual. If anything this industry actually celebrates and handsomely rewards those who have been accused of committing acts of violence against their partners. Some think its funny. Others think its no big deal. Way too many think the person on the receiving end deserved what they got. We see that happening now with the Chris Brown situation. Far too many comments along the lines of she may have gotten what she deserved. And that's coming from both men and women.

So this week we went and found some songs that address the various issues around domestic violence with a message of hope, upliftment and healing.

Among the cuts we got hold of include a new joint from Brother J and X-Clan called 'Wiz Degrees'. Its a nice song about love and his appreciation for his partner and what she means to him. Its off the new album 'Mainstream Outlaw' which is banging.

Desdamona out of the Twin Cities has a searing song that'll make you pause and think called 'Faulty Fuse'. We also hit you upside the dome with new music from Michael Franti called 'Hey World' which will definitely touch you.

Two of my favorite songs addressing this issue comes from MC Hammer and Brand Nubian. Hammer's track 'Big Man', off the Family Affair album hits a homer as he reminds folks the harsh consequences of such behavior.

Brand Nubian's song 'Sincerely' was completely overlooked when it was released on the 1st anniversary of the Million Man March'. You will be asking yourself, why wasn't this record being exposed to the masses? It's an incredible song.

two other songs to check is Bridgette Gray's heart wrenching Letter to Hip Hop. She lays out some serious questions that still have yet to be adequately answered. We follow that up with a piece from fellow spoken word artist Amir Suilaman called 'How Beautiful'. here he addresses the painful topic of rape.

Anyway there's lots of joints to get you thinking. Enjoy, reflect, pass along and most importantly Try to make a difference help bring about a world where the horrors of domestic abuse no longer exist..

Listen to 25 Joints by clicking link below:

Dedicated to the victims of domestic violence


KARA said...

I don'y feel the situation is cool at all. Or rihanna deserved it.

Tina said...

hey Kara,

thanks for checking out my blog and leaving a comment! It is not cool..and no one deserves it....ever.

Anonymous said...

Domestic Violence is WRONG! It doesnt matter what race you are or if you're big, small, rich, or poor!!!

msrayishat said...


J Rome said...

Not only is domestic violence wrong, but violence has whole is wrong. We should pay close attention to the people we interact with, and not just there beauty and wealth, but their character. Mental abuse leads to verbal abuse, and ultimately physical abuse. The character of a person is the most immportant thing to pay attention to as you get to know them. And also how you are treated after a sexual encounter.

sharita said...

Guys beleive they have the upper hand that is why they tend to use domestic violence. Visversa girls feels the same way. Basically when someone wants to not only feel in charge but feel in control they will hit to get they point across.

Michaelann said...

Having worked in the entertainment industry over 28 years the subject of domestic violence is nothing new and not a suprising issue. Chris Brown and Rihanna parents did not setup their foundation to included how to survive a industry of abusiveness,the lack of discipline when it comes to characterization, how to watch your money with other people and recognize you are a spotlight at all times,whether, you have a talent or not. Now, they screw up in this industry and NO more chances, but,working in the chilin' circuit!

Tina said...

thanks to you all for these insightful comments!

imadeyoulook2 - you are absolutely correct!

msrayishat - you make a very important point about both parties in a relationship not being violent, and walking away when it becomes necessary.

J Rome - I appreciate your comment as well because violence in general is the issue and you are correct in making the point that verbal violence is something we must denounce not just physical violence...all build on one another.

Sharita - yes as we have talked about in my classes this is about power, not sex so you are right in that by using violence it is about control and power.

Michaelann - I appreciate the insight you offer about the music industry since you worked in it for so many years. It is an industry that can chew people up without solid foundations i'm sure.