Monday, April 30, 2012

Music Musts | The Kickdrums - Follow the Leaders Mixtape

Not sure how we missed this one.... Someone is getting fired!

Follow the bloggers,

Throwback Hip Hop | Apollo Brown & OC - Trophies

Friday, April 27, 2012

Top 5 MC's | Jadakiss - Consignment Mixtape

The WUW? Top 5 MCs of our modern hip hop era:
1. Nas
3. Jadakiss
4. Add-2

The WUW? office purposefully decided to not include Pac and Biggie from this list and recognize that we also could not include Ludacris based on the limits of a top 5.

Headphones, Books, Post it Notes, and Bangin Beats, 

Probably the most slept on of the new school. Chicago MC Add-2

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Christian's Confusion | Jesus and Football Good, Homosexuals Bad

Live From Facebook | May 26, 2012

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Read the full story at ESPN
Wondering What Jesus Would Really Do,

The Fleet Foxes Drummer's Side Project | Father John Misty - Fear Fun

We received a heads up about this project from the WUW? Dallas correspondent - T Bain.

Looks like the Fleet Foxes drummer will be releasing his solo album May 1st on SubPop records. But WUW? is always here to provide you with an exclusive preview. Check it check it out y'all and let us know what you think about it.

Providing good music one blog at a time,

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Geoff Barrow (Portishead) | Side Projects Drokk and Quakers

Project #1 Electronic Soundtrack
DROKK: MusicInspired by Mega-City One 

Project #2 Dope Hip Hop

Preparing our new side blog,

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Thoughts on Being White | Race and Racism - The Story of White America

This is a 1950 North Carolina campaign poster for Willis Smith. This was only 62 years ago... Have we grown much as a nation? If you look at our neighborhoods? If you look at our schools? If you look at our political representatives? It seems that white people (who all but three of us in the WUW? are) have the same fears... we just don't put them on posters.

Some other tidbits:
William Levitt (You know the developer that mass produced suburban homes outside New York City) lobbied the Veterans administration as well as the the Federal Housing Administration to guarantee low-interest loans. These loans would make buying a home cheaper than owning a home (Capitalism working the government to its advantage). 

Here's the kicker - Levitt would not allow black families or single women sign a mortgage. DUH - why do you think modern style urban ghettoes developed at the same time?? How many african americans served in WWII and were eligible for loans from the Veterans Administration? What do you do with loans when the fucking builder won't let you sign a mortgage?

"And because federal housing agencies followed private lenders in 'redlining' - refusing to write mortgage loans - in the inner city, housing stock there deteriorated in the 1950s. Such neglect quickly turned many neighborhoods into slums. In cities such as Chicago, Philadelphia, and Buffalo, white families typically moved to he suburbs a few years after the appearance of the first African Americans on their block. Northern housing soon became more rigidly segregated than it had been any time since the Civil War." (Who Built America, p. 602)

Wally People Wake Up,

Video | Aggie Swag

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Why Capitalism and Government Intervention Go Hand & Hand | Lessons from FDR and the New Deal

This will sound eerily familiar to the political rhetoric of Republicans today...

The Conservative Critics of the New Deal and FDR’s Fireside Chat: A Discussion on the Rhetoric of Political Economy

It has been several months since I have talked with you concerning the problems of Government. Since January, those of us in whom you have vested responsibility have been engaged in the fulfillment of plans and policies which had been widely discussed in previous months. It seemed to us our duty not only to make the right path clear, but also to tread that path.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt, Fireside Chat, June 28, 1934
Franklin Delano Roosevelt began to implement his New Deal policies in 1933 and conservative critics, such as Herbert Hoover, were quick to declare that the New Deal policies were the “most stupendous invasion of the whole spirit of liberty that the nation has witnessed since the days of Colonial America.”[1] Appealing to the American fear of socialism and totalitarianism, critics like journalist David Lawrence asserted that the New Deal “more strongly resembles the dictatorship of the Fascistic and Communistic states of Europe than it does the American system.”[2] Ogden Mills, former Secretary of the Treasury under Hoover, warned, “Our economic system cannot be half free and half socialistic…. There is no middle ground between governing and being governed, between absolute sovereignty and liberty, between tyranny and freedom.”[3] FDR addresses these “prophets of calamity” in a fireside chat on June 28, 1934:
If I were to listen to the arguments of some prophets of calamity who are talking these days, I should hesitate to make these alterations… But I have no such fears. (Roosevelt 1934)
What is remarkable is that, at this time of fear of economic depression, Communism, Fascism, and liberty, Roosevelt lead the American people to “look to the larger future” which seeks to re-establish “forgotten ideals and values”[4] which recognize that in “a land of vast resources no one should be permitted to starve.” More importantly, Roosevelt connected the need to provide “social insurance” to the “vicissitudes of modern life” which have been caused “due to a lack of understanding of the elementary principles of justice and fairness by those in whom leadership in business and finance was placed.” Roosevelt is commenting on the changing nature of capitalism in which “neglected conditions” of the rise of industrialization and the decline in living standards of the people “had to be corrected.”[5]
Relief was and continues to be our first consideration. It calls for large expenditures and will continue in modified form to do so for a long time to come. We may as well recognize that fact. It comes from the paralysis that arose as the after-effect of that unfortunate decade characterized by a mad chase for unearned riches, and an unwillingness of leaders in almost every walk of life to look beyond their own schemes and speculations. (Roosevelt 1934)
            Recognizing the negative bi-products of capitalist development and the negative manifestations of socialism and communism, Roosevelt assumed the duty to ”not only to make the right path clear, but also to tread that path.” FDR rejected his detractor’s assumption that nothing was possible between capitalism and socialism and treaded the path for a third way, a perspective on economic policy that could exist between socialism and capitalism. Roosevelt created a system of capitalism that sought to protect its citizens against the dangers of inherit in the system. To better understand the significance of New Deal debate we must first understand the historical significance of the conflation between capitalism and its governments. In understanding this we are better prepared to understand why the conservative critics viewed the child labor laws, fair wages, and shortened working hours were not just attack on business but an attack on individual liberty.

St. Louis Progressive Electro Funk Hop | Hawthorne Headhunters - Myriad of Now

Find out more about the Headhunters here.

Hunting Blogs not Heads,

Electro Soul | Sonnymoon - 2012 EP

Remix of Sonnymoon's remake of Drake - HoustAlantaVegas

Download HoustAlantaVegas Here
Spotted @BlindIFortheKids

Sunday, April 15, 2012

New Zealand Indie Rock | Sherpa - Lesser Flamingo

The Christian's Confusion | The Problem With Women Pastors and Tim Tebow?

Late night at the WUW? office but glad we were here to witness this Facebook post.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Jazz Hip Hop Instrumental | Bad Bad Not Good - BBNG2

Considering the fact that most of us in the WUW? office are in graduate school, we probably spend as much time with our head phones on reading and writing as we do looking for and talking about new music. Thus (I like using the word thus for transitions), we always get exciting about new instrumental renditions of hip hop music. 

This album should be placed on everyone's reading playlist. You can stream the album below or download the project for free at:

Reading, writing, listening,