The Official Comedy channel on YouTube has identified a social phenomenon that kicks in every time a movie like 'Roots' or 'Django' comes out - 'Django' Guilt. When guilty-feeling White people feel obliged to overcompensate for the wrongs done to Black people, as revealed to them by the latest movie along that injustice theme. But caution, Black people: The be-nice-to-those-poor-people window is only two weeks. In the meantime, go nuts... speed, weed, whatever you need. Do that *ish while guilty feeling White people pardon you. But when time's up...
You know how online banking, career, gaming, and other accounts now press you to create 'unique' user names and 'strong' passwords? Okay, see the guy above? He's Mat Honan. He protected all his online accounts using the strongest such measures; and he declares that that so-called 'protection'... was an illusion. In his words:
Since suffering at the hands of hackers (who, it turns out, just wanted to hijack his plumb of a Twitter handle @Mat), Mat devoted himself 'to researching the world of online security...[and what he found] is utterly terrifying.' In a very thorough write-up, Mat explores the problems... challenges... futility of trying to fully secure accounts and systems using passwords: Hackers using code and algorithms to successfully guess passwords to savvy evil-doers using new school cons to trick authorized personnel into giving up the goods. Walking readers through it all, Mat comes to a chilling conclusion. We are dangerously exposed, and relying on current data security methods, relatively defenseless against those who want to access and do major damage to us using our data. Mat succinctly sums the security situation coldly:
So, what is the way forward? Well, we have to move away from relying on passwords that can be cracked or single elements of personal data that can be stolen - like key cards, or even fingerprints. The problem of fending off increasingly more sophisticated hack attacks is complex. Accordingly, the new countermeasures have to be complex... without making it so difficult to access and use data to conduct business and live. Mat suggests biometrics (er... it's like 'fingerprinting' on steroids) as something to try:
While most rap artists in NY are still talking about "B*tches & Bottles" & flashing money in their music videos following the Superstorm Sandy disaster, KRS-ONE drops this very dope banger to remind people to always be prepared in the event of a major emergency. This new joint "Disaster Kit" is not on a dope song, but it's a step by step audio preparedness record to pay attention to protect yourself & your family. When a major disaster hits money alone may not get you anywhere depending on the circumstances. The song will appear on KRS-ONE's upcoming mixtape "Just Passing Through" due on Thanksgiving that will be an appetizer before he drops what will be his 20th album "JUST LIKE THAT" produced By MAD LION in early 2013.
"This is an opportunity to show the world what Hip Hop is capable of. Obviously this project isn't about raising money or making money. This is purely about knowledge and survival; I truly hope the world benefits from these words. By memorizing the lyrics of this song, you at least prepare yourself with a mental checklist against natural and man-made disasters." - KRS-ONE
D.I.V.'s music video for the single "Puff Pass" recently reached over 14,000 video views (with the assistance of The Giant Blast among other sources). If you haven't heard the Weed Smoking Anthem of 2012 then you should watch the youtube video for the single here at this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rkptutko0FY
Every year in Hip Hop there has been at least one popular song dedicated to one of Americas favorite hobbies, weed smoking, that has every pot head (as well as non smokers) chanting the lyrics throughout the months. There have been songs from Redman & Method Man, Snoop Dogg, Styles P., Afroman, Missy Elliot, Cam'ron, Dr. Dre to even one of the most recent artists Wiz Khalifa, and the list goes on, but here in 2012 the best Weed Smoking song hands down goes to rising Yonkers, NY based recording artist D.I.V. for his soon to be classic weed smoking single "Puff Pass". The song and official music video was released the week of 4/20 (National Weed Smoking Day), and the video has been receiving plenty of hits and positive feedback ever since. The song and video has even been getting lots of support from DJ's from various record pools, such as the DJs that are members of The Giant Blast digital record pool and Wildfire Promotions, and it's only a matter a time before the rest of the world is adding this certified smoke anthem to their playlist. The beat was produced by Joey C. and the video was directed by Dic Willie. Listen to the track for yourself at this link http://youtu.be/Rkptutko0FY and for more information on this artist check out his official website http://www.destinyinvision.com and his promotional blog at http://www.divnews.blogspot.co
Check out this 3-part interview with Dungeon Family's own, Jawz of Life.
In PART 1, Jawz talks about how he got started in 2001, the origin of his name, and his connection with the Dungeon Family. He talks about the Mike & Life Project, his tribute to Michael Jackson, and the impact of Michael's death on him.
He also explains why he's moving to LA in 2011.
In PART 2, Jawz talks about his new group Passport and the new trend of hip-hop.
In PART 3, Jawz of Life and Senor Kaos give their opinions on why current ATL artists don't pay homage to the guys who came before them. MUST HEAR!