Dead Presidents

Historical facts, thoughts, ramblings and collections on the Presidency and about the Presidents of the United States.

By Anthony Bergen
E-Mail: bergen.anthony@gmail.com
Posts tagged "R&B"
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Al Green: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?

There are not a lot of constants that you can count on throughout life, but I promise you this:  You can never, ever go wrong with the Reverend.  The younger you are when you learn this, the less questions you’ll have to ask as you get older.

Anonymous asked:  you’re pretty knowledgable about rap and from what you’ve written we know you know a lot about the streets so i have to know-what do you think about the drake vs. chris brown beef?

Ha!  I think it is a very telling generational difference:  my generation had 2Pac vs. Biggie, Death Row vs. Bad Boy, East vs. West, and even Jay-Z vs. Nas.  The current generation has Drake vs. Chris Brown.  It’s probably indicative of our country’s decline in some way that I don’t feel like fully connecting at 2:00 AM.

Anyway, it’s not right to classify Drake vs. Chris Brown as a “beef”.  You’re insulting “beef”.  It’s something, I guess, but it should be illegal to compare their slap fights and bottle-throwing on the same level as 2Pac vs. Biggie or Jay-Z vs. Nas.  That was beef.  Chris Brown and Drake are turkey or chicken or duck, but not beef.  And that actually makes sense in a way because, from what I read, “duck” is all anyone needed to do to avoid getting caught up in the crossfire of their little “battle”.  What was Chris Brown’s battle scar again?  A cut chin?  I would bet his hands were bruised, too, because that can happen when you are holding really tightly on to your bodyguard as you are led out of the club. 

They both need to take their weak shit and get the fuck out of here so that they can make their next dance track.  An R&B beef?  I think Brandy vs. Monica had more respect on the streets.  What are Chris Brown and Drake fighting over anyway?  Rihanna and her big-ass forehead?  No thank you, I’ll take an order of Rita Ora instead six days a week and twice on Sunday.

Good to see that Chris Brown has graduated from beating up girls, though.  Then again, Drake looks like one of the Muppets, so your street cred doesn’t really increase if you stop hitting girls just to move on to hitting Bert or Ernie.  I guess none of that matters, though, since RCA Records happily keeps Brown employed (just like the Grammys had no problem having him perform on their broadcast) despite the domestic violence and the fact that he got himself involved in another altercation that bordered on violence.  Anytime Chris Brown is mentioned on television, it should be in a split screen with the photos of a bruised, bloody Rihanna so that no one forgets what a piece of garbage he is. 

Then again, if there’s one thing that we’ve learned about giving celebrities numerous chances because of their talent despite a seemingly obvious pattern or habit of violence, it is that no further harm ever comes out of such situations, right?

Oh, well, besides that one.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
you're knowledgable about rap and from what you've written we know you know a lot about the streets so i have to know-what do you think about the drake vs. chris brown beef?
deadpresidents deadpresidents Said:

Ha!  I think it is a very telling generational difference:  my generation had 2Pac vs. Biggie, Death Row vs. Bad Boy, East vs. West, and even Jay-Z vs. Nas.  The current generation has Drake vs. Chris Brown.  It’s probably indicative of our country’s decline in some way that I don’t feel like fully connecting at 2:00 AM.

Anyway, it’s not right to classify Drake vs. Chris Brown as a “beef”.  You’re insulting “beef”.  It’s something, I guess, but it should be illegal to compare their slap fights and bottle-throwing on the same level as 2Pac vs. Biggie or Jay-Z vs. Nas.  That was beef.  Chris Brown and Drake are turkey or chicken or duck, but not beef.  And that actually makes sense in a way because, from what I read, “duck” is all anyone needed to do to avoid getting caught up in the crossfire of their little “battle”.  What was Chris Brown’s battle scar again?  A cut chin?  I would bet his hands were bruised, too, because that can happen when you are holding really tightly on to your bodyguard as you are led out of the club. 

They both need to take their weak shit and get the fuck out of here so that they can make their next dance track.  An R&B beef?  I think Brandy vs. Monica had more respect on the streets.  What are Chris Brown and Drake fighting over anyway?  Rihanna and her big-ass forehead?  No thank you, I’ll take an order of Rita Ora instead six days a week and twice on Sunday.

Good to see that Chris Brown has graduated from beating up girls, though.  Then again, Drake looks like one of the Muppets, so your street cred doesn’t really increase if you stop hitting girls just to move on to hitting Bert or Ernie.  I guess none of that matters, though, since RCA Records happily keeps Brown employed (just like the Grammys had no problem having him perform on their broadcast) despite the domestic violence and the fact that he got himself involved in another altercation that bordered on violence.  Anytime Chris Brown is mentioned on television, it should be in a split screen with the photos of a bruised, bloody Rihanna so that no one forgets what a piece of garbage he is. 

Then again, if there’s one thing that we’ve learned about giving celebrities numerous chances because of their talent despite a seemingly obvious pattern or habit of violence, it is that no further harm ever comes out of such situations, right?

Oh, well, besides that one.

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Otis Redding,
Dreams To Remember: The Otis Redding Anthology

Otis Redding:  You Left The Water Running