Filed under: Politics | Tags: first press conference, obama, Politics, recession, Stimulus package
“And if there’s anyone out there who still doesn’t believe this constitutes a full-blown crisis, I suggest speaking to one of the millions of Americans whose lives have been turned upside down because they don’t know where their next paycheck is coming from.”
I am one of those Americans, and to be honest it’s scary. While I don’t completely agree with the current stimulus package ($838 Billion). But I do believe that something needs to be done NOW. We didn’t elect a man preaching change,to be a mediator of debate…we elected him to make change. Our president stepped out wearing a strong red tie, showing his urgency, and got down to business.
The final proposal holds these changes(and more) to the economy:
1. Americans who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own can receive greater unemployment benefits and continue their health care coverage.
2. We will also provide a $2,500 tax credit to folks who are struggling to pay the cost of their college tuition
3. $1000 worth of badly-needed tax relief to working and middle-class families.
4. More than 90% of the jobs created by this plan will be in the private sector
5. They’ll be jobs creating 21st century classrooms, libraries, and labs for millions of children across America. And they’ll be the jobs of firefighters, teachers, and police officers…
Filed under: Music | Tags: Barack Obama, obama, obama08, thankgodsarahpalinisn'ttalking
PRESIDENT BARACK: Thank you. Thank you.
CROWD: Obama! Obama! Obama! Obama!
My fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors.
I thank President Bush for his service to our nation…
… as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition.
Forty-four Americans have now taken the presidential oath.
The words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. Yet, every so often the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. At these moments, America has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because We the People have remained faithful to the ideals of our forbearers, and true to our founding documents.
Filed under: Music, Politics | Tags: Innaguration, Mary J. Blige, obama, yerp
Before Saturday afternoon, I had no idea that I would be here, in DC, for one of the most important events in American History. Early saturday afternoon I got a message from a friend saying that his friend had a spot in his car, and I was welcome. I wasn’t happy, nor excited…I was fucking buggin out son!
Anyways, after a car ride in which every station played “Brooklyn Go Hard” like 17 times, and no traffic we arrived at our other friends aunts house (Coolest family ever). We decided we would go to the “We Are One” Concert at the national mall. We got there, and after walking through thousands of people, while Military helicopters were what felt like right above our heads.
So after wading through the crowds, we found the most open spot and cooled out. And watched the great show, here was the best performance.
Not to mention Our Presidents Speech….We Goin in!!!!!
Member the O-face T we posted a while back? Undercrwn, the same company has round two. Its the Obama Inaguration T and you can get it directly from Undercrwn themselves.
Madukes has been saying this since november the fourth, and Will.I.Am decided to write a song about it. But kids, do a favor, and don’t stop being interested in politics because the race is over, the real work has yet to come.
Filed under: Music, Politics | Tags: Heartless, history, jay-z, Kanye West, new music, obama, video
I’m actually sorry that we’ve been so inconsistent recently. But here’s hoping that will stop.
First, the animated video premiere of “Heartless” by Yeezy. An interesting video for my favorite off “808′s”.
Next a CDQ from Hov’. I’m assuming that it’s off of Blueprint 3, but nevertheless it’s solid, and I’m pretty sure that it refers to Obama in there.
Filed under: Music, Politics | Tags: Green Lantern, jay-z, Kanye West, obama, Wale, yes we can mixtape
Green Lantern put out this mixtape with the help of Russell Simmons. Once you get about 15 minutes in, this shit is actually straight fire. A combination of Adam Levine, Wale, Kanye, Jay-z, Busta Rhymes, Rhymefest and many many more. DOwnload this and vote on Nov. fourth. I just signed up for a trip to help get Penn. on our side. Onsmash deleted the link, so there isn’t a full mixtape until they cut up the different tracks. But otherwise, download this one hot one with Wale, Rhymefest, and others “Black President pt.2″
On a sadder note, a friend of Hypekillaz was victim of an aneurysm or Hemmorage of the brain, he is ina coma and in critical condition. He is in our prayers, please bring him into yours. We sincerely hope that he will pull through this, which we have full confidence he will.
Another mix from Z-Trip. The Picture should be self explanatory.
I encourage you to download it and pass it along to anyone you think should hear it. Feel free to burn copies, share it with friends, family, co-workers, strangers, and especially anyone you know is on the fence about this election. I’m also putting out a radio friendly version, in case anyone wants to broadcast it.
Please share the message. Educate those who may not know what is really going on. There is still time.
If you, or anyone you know, isn’t registered to vote, I encourage you to make it a priority and fix that before it’s too late. This election is WAY too important for anyone to not get involved. If you need more information on how and where to register, vote, or participate, please check the links below.
Filed under: Politics | Tags: biden, debate, election 08, McCain, OBAAMAMAMMAAM 08, obama, palin
First of all…If Joe Biden is not a confirmed baller from that picture, I don’t know what a baller is. On to the debate: Thursday at 9PM Senator Joe Biden and Governor Sarah Palin put forth their ideas for the vice presidential bid.
When the Debate began, two minutes in to Bidens speech my friend left the room exclaiming “I can’t take this anymore”. This set the stage for a long, informational night. (To be honest I fell asleep for like 10 minutes). However, to my surprise Governor Palin was extremely clear and strong in her answers to moderator Gwen Ifill (did a great job tonight). I assumed Palin’s performance tonight would seal the deal for Senator Obama because of her incompetence…but I couldn’t have been more wrong. Some how in the past week, Mrs. Palin learned how to make her question dodging seem like…An honest answer or something?
On the other hand, Joe Biden did a solid job as usual. He kept his composure save for one interruption where he discredited Mccain’s Maverick persona saying “Maverick, He is not.” Joe Biden in my opinion should have been running president in the first place (even though he would not have been elected most likely). So I am proud and secure in the abilities of Joe Biden as our future Vice President.
All in all Biden: Didn’t lose any votes and may have secured some new votes.
Palin: Was able to make her question avoiding look like concise, straight answers.
Final Verdict:Palin took the L. I would hit it, no doubt…Donk?????maybe???.
Ok…If you’re not listening to Eva Longoria, or Halle Berry on this one…Do it for me. The entire staff of Hypekillaz is unable to vote, so why dont you go register now…make us happy…now…
Register here…Its easy!
not necessarily Obama but…you know
“America, we cannot turn back. Not with so much work to be done. Not with so many children to educate, and so many veterans to care for. Not with an economy to fix and cities to rebuild and farms to save. Not with so many families to protect and so many lives to mend. America, we cannot turn back. We cannot walk alone. At this moment, in this election, we must pledge once more to march into the future. Let us keep that promise – that American promise – and in the words of Scripture hold firmly, without wavering, to the hope that we confess. Thank you, God Bless you, and and God Bless the United States of America.”
Not to be corny, not to be cliche, and not to be cool: Senator Barack Obama’s speech was more than a mere oratory. It was a symbol of hope, a symphony of change, it was a call to action. It was a helping hand to those in need, and a threat to McCain and Republicans. When Senator Obama took the stage, the crowd erupted. However, Obama quieted them down and got down to business.
It is [The American] promise that has always set this country apart – that through hard work and sacrifice, each of us can pursue our individual dreams but still come together as one American family, to ensure that the next generation can pursue their dreams as well.”
Filed under: Music, Politics | Tags: al gore, Democratic Convention, dnc 08, election, lets go, obama, stevie wonder
Ok So I’m gonna try to get everything out before Obama speaks. Bill Richardson did a great job warming up the crowd, and rousing up latinos all around the country. Stevie Wonder came out, and he wasn’t exactly on point. However, When he broke out in to “Sign, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours” My confidence in his long-lasting swag…was completely restored. “Livin’ For The City” would be a great theme for this campaign, so why not play that while Democrat-ing.
Anyways, Gore is speaking as I type. So let me get at that right quick. I will post again after Obama’s speech.
“McCain and Bush: Same old policies. I’m in to recycling…But this is ridiculous”
–Al Gore (paraphrased)
Filed under: Fashion | Tags: Blackness, Democratic Convention, McCain, NUTS ON YO BACK FOOL!!, obama, President
Seeing how everyone else is focusing on the convention right now, heres a different aspect of support for Obama. This here is The O-Face T-Shirt, by UNDRCRWN. It was originally being sold at a Denver boutique, but you can now get it at UNDRCRWN online. Depicted is Obama dunking on McCain.
Filed under: Politics | Tags: clinton, dnc 2008, hillary, michelle, obama, women
On Monday Michelle Obama spoke to the Democrats of America, about her raising, her life, and her relationship with our next president:Barack Obama. A moving speech that spoke to Barack’s determination, responsibility, and ability to lead. For the first major speech of the 2008 DNC, and her first national speech she did a good job. She also has the appeal of a first lady, reminiscent of Jackie Kennedy.
Tuesday Night: Hillary Clinton is the main speech of the day. The big question is will she attempt to unite the party for Barack, or support her own bid and run a roll call vote? She definitively answered the question with her speech. She made it clear of her support in the early parts of her address, and then moved on to herself and her voters. Just when she began to lean towards “self-hype” she drew the crowd to a chant of “Keep Going” for Obama. On the 88th anniversary of Women’s voting rights she touched on the future possibilities of women in this country, after her historical performance. However, her jabs at McCain such as: We will not have “4 more years, of the past 8 years”. hopefully this was enought to grab a few votes for Barack.
“We The People, Not We The Favored Few…”
John Legend is at it again, but this time at the Democratic National Convention. He is everything that is right with music.
“The Future Started yesterday, and we’re already late”
Filed under: Music, Politics | Tags: Big Boi, gas prices, hip hop, mary j blidge, obama, Outkast