James-brown

When the Music Plug  starts a Soul Train Line.

APPLE MUSIC 👈🏽hit this to listen

SPOTIFY 👈🏽hit this to listen 


FEATURED SONGS: 

  1. September // Earth, Wind & Fire
  2. Forget Me Nots // Patrice Rushen 
  3. Brick House // Commodores
  4. Give It To Me Baby // Rick James
  5. Disco Inferno // The Trammps
  6. Hot Stuff // Donna Summer 
  7. Get Up Offa That Thing // James Brown
  8. Give Me The Night // George Benson
  9. P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing) // Michael Jackson
  10. Get Down On It // Kool & The Gang
  11. Fire // The Ohio Players
  12. Shake Your Groove Thing // Peaches & Herb
  13. She’s a Bad MamJama // Carl Carlton
  14. Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now // McFadden & Whitehead
  15. Blame It On The Boogie // The Jackson
  16. Flash Light // Parliament
  17. Play That Funky Music // Wild Cherry
  18. I Want You // Marvin Gaye
  19. Low Rider // War
  20. Lady Marmalade // LaBelle

AND MORE!

9

So I’ve been overwhelmed by the black panther comicon appearance and I’ve been dwelling on how revolutionary the black panther movie is going to be, what it’s going to mean to countless people when this movie comes out and how long we still have to go, So I decided to put this short photoset together to illustrate exactly how big of a deal it is and how it is bigger than one person.

it’s so bittersweet because when I was younger (especially growing up where I did, a black kid in Finland) I really wished I had more access to imagery and media that reflected who I was because it would have made my life radically different for the better and I wouldn’t be at 26 (STILL) doing damage control but on the flipside, I’m so in awe of all of the beautiful talent in 2016 that younger black kids are able to see and be inspired by.

I think I was like 4 years old when I conciously picked up race and color via watching Disney’s “Aladdin” and I noticed how Jafar, the evil royal guards etc the villains were more ethnic looking or a shade darker than the “good” characters.

it’s insidious because you’re seeing something but at age 4, you don’t have the comprehension skill or knowledge to break it down and see it for what it is (Colorism, Societal bias against black people which is rooted in centuries of white supremacist doctrine, society associates things that are dark/darker colors with evil, danger, ugliness, dirt etc) and reject it.

so you pick it up and see it on a surface level and you think to yourself “well darker must mean ugly, criminal and less human”…then what happens when you look at yourself in the mirror and find out that you are black?


  how is that going to impact how you see yourself?

and guess what? if a 4 year old black kid can pick that up and internalize that about him/her/themselves….then a white kid can sponge up the same language and imagery that dehumanizes black people too (subconciously/conciously)…what happens when when these people grow up? become teachers, doctors, law enforcement etc? what kind of impact is that going to have?

I’m going off on a tangent and that’s just one personal example but society does that on a global grand scale and it is largely unchecked.

but honestly though,look at the photoset and think about how many talented people out there that we love and respect….who would NOT have achieved the things they did if it wasn’t for another person before them inspiring them to reach their goals and acting as trail blazers when it seemed as though it was impossible….then think about the flipside and how many people, with all the potential in the world, never lived to become great because they were met with more images dehumanizing them than ones uplifting them…this is why the fight for HONEST representation is important and it continues.

argh, I didn’t plan on typing anything but I got in my feelings after watching this again

…anyway, here are some pictures to make you smile, the next gen gives me hope

and if none of that gets you going, here is a video of Michael Jackson surprising James Brown on stage and then thanking him for being his biggest influence (BET awards, 2003)

6

Here are the new dances I animated for season 4 of Teen Titans GO! Which just aired on Cartoon Network. Let me know which one is your favorite and be sure to follow me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/hayk_art/

Smooth Criminal
Michael Jackson
Smooth Criminal

As he came into the window, it was a sound of a crescendo. He came into her apartment, he left the bloodstains on the carpet.

She ran underneath the table, he could see she was unable. So she ran into the bedroom, she was struck down, it was her doom.

Annie are you ok? So, Annie are you ok? Are you ok, Annie? 4x

Annie are you ok? Will you tell us that you’re ok? He left the signs in the window, that he struck you - a crescendo Annie.

He came into your apartment, he left the bloodstains on the carpet. Then you ran into the bedroom. You were struck down, it was your doom.

Annie are you ok? So, Annie are you ok? Are you ok, Annie? 3x

You’ve been hit by,you’ve been hit by - a smooth criminal.

So they came into the outway. It was sunday - what a black day. Mouth to mouth resuscitation, sounding heartbeats, intimidations. 

Annie are you ok? So, Annie are you ok? Are you ok, Annie? 4x

Annie are you ok? Will you tell us that you’re ok? There’s a sign at the window, that he struck you - a crescendo Annie.

 He came into your apartment, left the bloodstains on the carpet. Then you ran into the bedroom. You were struck down, it was your doom.

Annie are you ok? So, Annie are you ok? Are you ok, Annie? 

You’ve been hit by, you’ve been struck by - a smooth criminal.

Annie are you ok? Will you tell us that you’re ok? There’s a sign at the window, that he struck you - a crescendo Annie.

He came into your apartment, left the bloodstains on the carpet. Then you ran into the bedroom. You were struck down, it was your doom. 2x