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The Grandparent Show!

The Grandparent Show!

By Khalil Amani

What kind of grandparents did you have? My grandparents (on my mother’s side) were old (as grandparents were back in those days).…

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Posted by Khalil Amani on July 31, 2016 at 3:00pm

On Killing Cops: When “Chickens Come Home To Roost!”

On Killing Cops: When “Chickens Come Home To Roost!”

By Khalil Amani

We are living in tumultuous times! As the cartoon character Yosemite Sam would say, “What in Tarnations is going on?”…

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Posted by Khalil Amani on July 24, 2016 at 11:00am

Boosie’s Cartoonish Rant Against “The Gays.”

Boosie’s Cartoonish Rant Against “The Gays.

By Khalil Amani

First things first! I’m-a need Lil Boosie Badazz to holla at Andre 3000 about that verse on the remix of “Walk It…

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Posted by Khalil Amani on July 2, 2016 at 2:30pm

Orlando & Our Christian Hypocrisy & Complicity

Orlando & Our Christian Hypocrisy & Complicity

By Khalil Amani

When that white boy (Dylann Roof) went into an all-black church (Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church) in Charleston, S.C. and gunned down…

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Posted by Khalil Amani on June 18, 2016 at 12:00am

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Consequence: Helping Bucked-Teeth Brothers Out!…Continue

Started by Khalil Amani in Do gays belong in hiphop? Mar 18, 2013.

One Big love in Hip-hop

It's not possible to bring every body in the whole world together in peace and harmony, except through Hip-hop music, and that's what music is all about..Continue

Started by Solostar Johnson in Why are female rappers lacking in hip-hop? Dec 31, 2012.

Defending Montana Fishburne

Defending Montana FishburneBy Khalil AmaniChris Rock once joked about a father raising a daughter; “You got to keep her off the pole!” He was speaking of girls turning into strippers. But what…Continue

Started by Khalil Amani in Do gays belong in hiphop? Aug 18, 2010.

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The Grandparent Show!

The Grandparent Show!By Khalil AmaniWhat kind of grandparents did you have? My grandparents (on my mother’s side) were old (as grandparents were back in those days). Their house smelled of old people—moth balls, Ben Gay, hot Florida humidity and other old people smells. We kids never really liked going to spend the weekend with our grandparents because my granddad was basically bedridden. He couldn’t do anything with us, save tell us old people stories. I mostly remember having to help him cook…See More
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On Killing Cops: When “Chickens Come Home To Roost!”

On Killing Cops: When “Chickens Come Home To Roost!”By Khalil AmaniWe are living in tumultuous times! As the cartoon character Yosemite Sam would say, “What in Tarnations is going on?” It would seem that violence in America is at an all-time high, even though the statistics say that since President Obama has been in office violence has actually decreased—dramatically! But if you let Donald Trump tell it, America is on the brink of anarchy. (This numbnut is the ultimate demagogue.)What happens…See More
Jul 24
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Boosie’s Cartoonish Rant Against “The Gays.”

Boosie’s Cartoonish Rant Against “The Gays.”By Khalil AmaniFirst things first! I’m-a need Lil Boosie Badazz to holla at Andre 3000 about that verse on the remix of “Walk It Out”—“Even Jesus had 12 disciples on the level/trigga/whateva!” Tell 3-Stacks that I know he read my book and copped the lyric from my book. (Yes! I met Andre 3000 on 7-22-2002  Smokin' Aces tour in Denver and gave him my book, “Ghetto Religiosity 2000…” the chapter, “Jesus in Da Hood”) If I can’t get any residuals at least…See More
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Orlando & Our Christian Hypocrisy & Complicity

Orlando & Our Christian Hypocrisy & ComplicityBy Khalil AmaniWhen that white boy (Dylann Roof) went into an all-black church (Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church) in Charleston, S.C. and gunned down those 9 black people we were sympathetic—and outraged! We talked about how the police handled the shooter with kid gloves, even taking him to Burger King before taking him to jail. Oh, we were appalled! The only people that lauded the church shooting were Redneck crackas who just got…See More
Jun 18
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Dying Without Jesus

Dying Without JesusBy Khalil AmaniConsciousness. As the child of former slaves of the Diaspora I consider myself “conscious”—meaning aware of who I am as a black man in America—meaning that I’m aware of my history, culture, and native land—meaning that I am thoroughly familiar with how black folk got their religion. Indeed, as a conscious black man who has studied the ins & outs of our “shit-uation” here in America I cannot subscribe to a religion that was heaped upon my people by European…See More
Jun 8
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Roto-Rootering Snoop’s “Roots” Rant!

Roto-Rootering Snoop’s “Roots” Rant!By Khalil AmaniNothing unclogs a toilet like the Roto-Rooter man! He’ll take that snake and stick it down your toilet and start turning & cranking that handle until he has a breakthrough! Voila’! Somebody don’ flushed a Kotex down the toilet and backed up the whole system!You can call me the Roto-Rooter man, because I’m about to go all upside Snoop Lyin’s Lion’s head and unclog his goofy and poorly thought-out rant on why he doesn’t like that “Roots”…See More
May 31
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Bambaataa’s Pederasty Exposes Conscious Community’s Homophobia.

Bambaataa’s Pederasty Exposes Conscious Community’s Homophobia.By khalil AmaniJust in case you think I write from some coonerific point of view—that I have not dabbled in black consciousness—I was one of the leaders of one of the most feared and revered organizations—The Yahwehs in Miami under Yahweh ben Yahweh. We really were about that (murder) life! And along the way I’ve sat with the likes of Minister Louis Farrakhan and Kwame Toure’ aka Stokely Carmichael (R.I.P.), so know whom tha fuck…See More
May 12
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On King James Side-Eyeing Afrika Bambaataa

On King James Side-Eyeing Afrika BambaataaBy Khalil AmaniWhen it comes to this Afrika Bambaataa thingy, everybody prefaces their words with “allegedly”—as though they have something worth being sued over. I won’t be saying, “allegedly” because hauling me into court is a waste of time. I’m just a regular Joe working a regular job who happens to be a hip-hop blogger who stumbled upon this Bambaataa pederast (a man who fucks boys) fuckery in 2013 where I blogged that Bambaataa got shanked up over…See More
May 8
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Even My Old Ass Could Beat Up Young Thug!

Even My Old Ass Could Beat Up Young Thug!By Khalil AmaniSmh. In 2012 I wrote a blog called, “Top 10 Rappers I Think I Could Beat Up”-(The Khalil Amani Reader: http://khalilamani.ning.com/profiles/blogs/a-blogger-top-10-rappers-i-think-i-can-beat-up …) I left Young Thug off the list because he was a virtual nobody, but…See More
Apr 25
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Birdman! Do You Want Respeck or Respect?

Birdman! Do You Want Respeck or Respect?By Khalil AmaniOh the fuckery in hip-hop! So ya boy Birdman aka Baby aka Man-Kisser came on the The Breakfast Club for the shortest interview ever—a whopping two minutes and change! We don’t know what caused him to get his Fruit-of-The-Loom panties in a bunch, but he came to that show with bad intentions!With goons in tow, Birdman proceeded to beef with all three hosts—Charlamagne Tha God, DJ Envy and the ever-so-sweet Angela Yee who caught a lyrical fade…See More
Apr 22
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Zulu Nation: What in the Bamdusky Are You Talumbout?

Zulu Nation: What in the Bamdusky Are You Talumbout?By Khalil AmaniBefore I get started up in here, I’m prefacing every assertion with a big fat “allegedly”—not because I’m worried about having my drawhs sued off and losing my 1989 Hyundai and the $73.50 in my savings account, but rather, and simply—because I wasn’t there! “Allegedly” must be a big fat log of doo-doo thrown into the face of a victim.The Zulu Nation got some ‘splainin’ to do! What in the Bamdusky are you talumbout? They don’…See More
Apr 14
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Afrika Bambaataa Got Some ‘Splainin’ To Do—Now!

Afrika Bambaataa Got Some ‘Splainin’ To Do—Now!By Khalil AmaniThere is a scripture in the Bible which says, “For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither anything hid, that shall not be known and come abroad” (Luke 8:17). Such is the truth for the fuckery coming from the hallowed halls of the Zulu Nation—and by extension—hip-hop.First there were those pesky little rumors over the years that Afrika Bambaataa was gay and that he liked prepubescent & teenage boys. Now comes,…See More
Apr 7
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Afrika Bambaataa: On Shaking the Gay Rumors.

Afrika Bambaataa: On Shaking the Gay Rumors.By Khalil Amani I came on the hip-hop blogging scene in 2007, writing for an obscure website called “Hoodgrownonline.com.” My steez was I’m “Ya Gay Friend’s Favorite Straight Friend.” I was the only straight dude championing the cause of gay & lesbian rappers entertaining mainstream success. Oh, the hate I received was crazy, but I was built for this job! I was called “faggot,” “punk,” “D/L,” “A.I.D.S Ridden” (by XXL mag’s Bol)—you name it, I was…See More
Mar 31
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Transgender Women & Tranny Dudes.

Transgender Women & Tranny Dudes.By Khalil AmaniThere are transgender women (which I wholeheartedly respect) and then there are tranny dudes who are out to expose “trade.” Such was the case some years ago when tranny Sidney Starr set out elevate what she called her “career” by ruining rapper Chingy’s rap career with a chance photo opt with the “Right thurr” artist. She went on to lie and say that she had a thingy with Chingy. Musically, tain’t heard from Chingy since! Got the brotha on some…See More
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50 Cent & Effen Vodka: Marketing for the People!

 50 Cent & Effen Vodka: Marketing for the People!By Khalil AmaniRappers have come & gone—hocking their wares to the people without ever stepping out and touching the people. (Diddy and those Ciroc boys ain’t touching the people like this!) 50 is making his way around this great country of ours selling his liquor line—Effen Vodka. Coming in an assortment of flavors—Raspberry, Cucumber, Salted Caramel, Black Cherry—there’s something for every palate.…See More
Mar 13
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Chris Brown: Summoning the Pseudo-Gangsta Ghost of Tupac.

Chris Brown: Summoning the Pseudo-Gangsta Ghost of Tupac.By Khalil AmaniReal heads know the story. Tupac had no business stomping out a Crip gang member on the floor of the MGM! He sealed his fate with that bone-headed attempt at gangsterism. Tupac was not a gangster and Tupac was not a thug in the…See More
Mar 10
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Kim k & Amber Rose: Hip-Hop’s Mary Magdalenes

Kim K & Amber Rose. Hip-Hop’s Mary MagdalenesBy Khalil AmaniI’m sick of it! I’m sick and fucking tired of the disrespect to women within hip-hop! I’m especially pissed at the way video models and strippers are portrayed! This ain’t no diatribe about sexual exploitation of women either! I am officially announcing that the video model/stripper is hip-hop’s “5th Element!” Move over MC, DJ, graffiti artist, and break-dancer! It’s recognition time!Hip-hop heads—men, in particular love to call…See More
Mar 9
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Troy Ave and his Dumb Christian Religiosity!

Troy Ave and his Dumb Christian Religiosity!By Khalil AmaniThe Latin phrase "De mortuis nihil nisi bonum," coined by Chilon of Sparta (ca. 600 BC) translates as, “Speak no ill of the dead,” or “Of the dead, speak no evil” and “Do not speak ill of the dead.” The dead can’t defend themselves and the dead have moved on to a realm that we cannot fathom in all of its mystery, abyss and splendor.If you haven’t heard, rapper Troy Ave has been on a rant over a rap beef with Joey Badass. In his lyrics…See More
Mar 2

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