Monthly Archives: May 2009

sotomayor meets john legend and rick ross: this living is so magnificent, stop dreaming it

dear readers,

on sotomayor: im happy about this nomination. its interesting just how fluid the process is thus far, especially juxtaposed with clinton’s bumpy road to ruthie. but for real tho, how long we ‘posed to get ecstatic about another pedigreed person of color in high office when the peasants are still police battling, ice raids shattering, ball and chain chattering like hungry dogs at the ankles of most in some form or another. so im just wondering, is royalty the new democracy?

on another nizz-ote:

when does a song get old? for how long does a song stay new? i guess it depends on who you ask.

ask me/could be/ten thousand years old/and its still solid gold/could be/top 40/and still worthy/still classic/thats basic/its drastic/to tell me what i should think/is old/is new/its too good to be true/life be so wise but act brand new/im just tryna see it thru/get these beats out my dome from me to you.

the new cut, magnificent, featuring john legend and rick ross is rocking my world right now. here’s the instrumental, for alla you who want to flow. double dare you.

stay tuned,
roopa singh

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motherhood: fuck perfection, just do your absolute best

Dear Readers,

Happy Mothers Day to all the warriors who intentionally remember to support growth with their bodies, hearts, souls. A special prayer to the hundreds of thousands of Pakistani people, women, children who are right now ducking into refugee camps.

Spent a spacious Saturday at the Estria Invitational Graffiti and Break Battle, so blessed to be reminded of healthy competition. Women, we’re not taught to battle healthy, but I know we can learn. So on this day, let’s all take a sec to laugh at and with the competition.

More on the Estria Invitational to come, but here’s a blurb from Flavorpill: Sixteen of the nation’s top graff artists compete in this live art battle, after which the winner will be flown to Oakland, California, to take part in the finals this October. Join judges Wane One COD, Tatu Xmen, Doc TC5, Mare 139, and Estria in evaluating contestants’ live-paint skills at this first-ever national throwdown. Then, take a break from the street-art melee to catch the simultaneous Mighty 4 Break Battle — which also promises cash prizes for skilled b-boys and girls — or the Kurtis Blow Hip-Hop Choir, onsite from the rap godfather’s Harlem Hip-Hop Church to raise some spirits.

In the name of all religions and all people, and a good ass battle,
Roopa Singh, Political Poet

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brooklyn blogger conference today

dear readers,

turns out brooklyn is the bloggiest place in america, thus probably the world. i mean, i blog from brooklyn. but i first got started at a conference workshop in manhattan. and i can honestly say that writing this blog has changed the course of my life. i heart blogging. which is why i’m going to the brooklyn blog fest today. check out the link and cute lil promo video below:

Brooklyn Blogfest 2009 from Blue Barn Pictures, Inc. on Vimeo.

you can blog too. i dare you.

roopa singh/politicalpoet