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Crime isn’t hugely high in Southern California at the moment *, so the local police blotter tends to be dominated by news of aspiring rappers doing in expiring rappers, such as last year’s World’s Most Important Man Nipsey Hussle and now Pop Smoke. From the L.A. Times:

Rapper Pop Smoke gunned down in Hollywood Hills home

Pop Smoke, a rising New York rapper, was found with fatal gunshot wounds at a home in the Hollywood Hills early Wednesday, authorities said.
By HANNAH FRY, AUGUST BROWN, RICHARD WINTON
FEB. 19, 2020 4:04 PM

A group of people, including one wearing a mask and armed with a handgun, burst into a posh Hollywood Hills home early Wednesday and fatally shot up-and-coming rapper Pop Smoke, police said.

Investigators suspect the home where the rapper was staying was targeted by the assailants. In recent years, Los Angeles homes being rented by musicians have been the targets of several home invasions, according to law enforcement sources.

Investigators are aware that the rapper may have inadvertently posted an image with the home’s address on social media, the sources said.

Pop Smoke also had been tied by officials to the Crips street gang, and detectives suspected the assailants were probably gang members.

*One reason the crime rate isn’t all that high is because Los Angeles County has a black lady district attorney Jackie Lacey. So the Soros folks are trying to do something about that by importing white male San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon to run against Lacey.

See, Lacey is a black lady district attorney who doesn’t like crime.

 
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  1. RAP vs RIP

  2. I’m sure he has a geneological relation to “Corn Pop” fame.

    The Biden campign has no geographic boundaries, even in the Hollywood Hills!

    • Replies: @Hail
    This is the best Pop Smoke -- Corn Pop reference I've heard so far.

    For those who don't know it or forgot, see The Legend of Corn Pop, as retold by Joe Biden in 2017 (comments surfaced, Sept. 2019). (See comment-19 at link for a transcription of Biden's retelling of the Corn Pop ordeal. Corn Pop was a brutal swimming-pool thug, Black, fl. as of summer 1962, and a brief Biden nemesis).

  3. First we had Corn Pop, so of course Pop Smoke would follow.

  4. So the Soros folks are trying to do something about that by importing white male San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon to run against Lacey.

    Gascon is a Spanish Cuban and a lawyer.

    He doesn’t stand a chance against the negress.

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666

    Gascon is a Spanish Cuban and a lawyer.
     
    His name sounds French. He'd probably win if it were Garcia.

    One of the weird things about being "Hispanic" in the Current Year is that it's all about your surname. Just ask "white" guy George Zimmerman.
  5. Sad. And a bit logical so to speak too, seen from the perspective of the message of Pop Smoke’s successful video “Welcome to the Party”, which is – about guns, not least. “Nazis” too. Which get the other explicit mention in the intro already, besides – guns. Guns keep being referred to constantly…the “Nazis” disappear.

    From Rolling Stone: “Pop Smoke, the rising New York rapper whose gruff-voiced style made fans of stars like Cardi B and Nicki Minaj, was shot and killed in Los Angeles on Wednesday. A representative for the LAPD confirmed the rapper’s death to Rolling Stone.”

    Rap and (hand)guns – the fatal formula. – “Welcome to the Party” in the (urban) jungle to all the “Soros-types” out there!

  6. Funny how every region of the country that gets a large Black population ends up with these problems. Followed by “get tough” solutions. Followed by claims of police brutality. Followed by moves to ease up on policing and lighten sentences. Followed by crime sprees. Followed by “get tough” solutions …

    Sadly, each part of the country has to learn this lesson for itself, instead of having sympathy for the plight of fellow White folks and learning from their example.

    • Replies: @Federalist
    And yet we're not supposed to see a pattern.
    , @Abe

    Funny how every region of the country that gets a large Black population ends up with these problems. Followed by...
     
    Blacks are magical creatures like unicorns and leprechauns whose greatest power is to charm North Sea roundhead whites intolerant extremely stupid behavior with their song and dance (since literally the beginning, cf. Thomas Jefferson’s brother heading to the slave cabins to ‘get down’ on Friday nights; the only essential way this differs from Nick, Daisy, Tom, and Jay roaring into Harlem to get their Charleston on 200 years later is that sadly there were no Pierce-Arrows yet available to run over some Deplorables on the way home). So, yeah, same dismal cycle it’s always been- charm elite whites with song and dance and discrimination sob story, get elite whites to let down their guard down by calling off the forces of law and order, cause complete social breakdown with violence and crime and rape, incite law and order crackdown and maybe even over-reaction (life in jail for shoplifting under 3 strikes law?), charm elite whites into totally forgetting what just happened with your song and dance....
    , @Magic Dirt Resident
    *Every region of the world
    , @moshe
    It seems to me incredibly important that the concept of socio-cultural cycles be shared with the college-age cohort by people they respect.

    It applies to dealing with crime, as you indicated, as well as with sexual puritanism, utopianism, aggressive atheism, and pretty much all ideology-driven policies where societies tend to pendulate toward extremes.

    The young and energetic newbies to the world, freshly released from curfews and homework need to have some perspective on where they stand within various ideological cycles in the hope that it will take some oomph away from their radical swings.
  7. Pop Smoke’s Welcom to the Party lyrics

    This is a Melo beat
    Baby, welcome to the party
    I’m off the Molly, the Xan, the lean
    That’s why I’m movin’ retarded
    (That’s why I’m movin’ retarded)
    Baby, welcome to the party, uh
    I hit the boy up and then I go skate in a ‘Rari
    Baby, welcome to the party
    Bitch, I’m a thot, get me lit (get me lit)
    Gun on my hip (gun on my hip)
    One in the head (one in the head)
    Ten in the clip (ten in the clip)
    Baby, baby, don’t trip
    Just lower your tone (lower your tone)
    ‘Cause you could get hit
    Don’t let that Henny in my system (nah)
    I catch a body, next day I forget it (next day I forget it)
    Nigga, Dread just caught a body (nigga, Dread just caught a body)
    And that’s on the gang, nigga, I was just with him, look
    Free all my ‘rilla niggas, all my villain niggas
    All my killer…

    • Replies: @PaceLaw
    Here’s the video. Given the crowd and environment he apparently enjoyed so much, can anyone be surprised by his early demise? This dude is just the 2020 version of Nipsey Hussle.

    https://youtu.be/usu0XY4QNB0
    , @Hippopotamusdrome
    Only 5 niggas? That's a prettly low nigga ratio for a rap song.
    , @SunBakedSuburb
    The way to combat the Africanized degradation of the English language is to bring back archaic words like "betwixt", "whilst", "erstwhile", "beseech", "asunder", "methinks", and so on. Follow the example of Curious George W. Bush and read a few "Shakespeares" to beef up your negro-repellent vocabulary. Do not follow the example of the current president who has the vocabulary skills of a negro.
    , @Autochthon
    Sublime. Why, it's as though Jacques Brel and Cole Porter had collaborated!
  8. Pop Smoke was smoked. Pop! pop! pop!

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    A-ha!
  9. Only a few hundred thousand more, and music will be improved!

    • Agree: Mark G.
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    LOL!

    Forced listening to rap, places such as gyms, shops and restaurants reminds me of the psychological torture scenes, seen in 1960s spy movies, in which a victim is bound to a chair, whilst weird light displays and horrible, horrible discordant noise is blasted into his ears.

    As a youngster, I used to question the efficacy of this then voguish stock hi-tech torture, not understanding how it could induce terror and mental breakdown, unlike real torture.

    Now, I fully understand what the movie people were getting at.
    , @Lot
    Tipper Gore is right about rap.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    Only a few hundred thousand more, and music will be improved!
     
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IDMcplsstrM


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3FxA2pELtIw

    , @a reader
    Meanwhile in Germany.

    Sadly, harsh measures against Germans expected.
    , @AnotherDad
    Good gang name for a rapper blasting crew: "Music critics"
  10. Rest in peace Smoke Pappy. I never got to know you, in fact I’d never heard of you until you were murdered, but that doesn’t diminish the impact you had on the “Music Scene”, and indeed the impact that Tec 9 had on you. Rap on in Heaven Pappy. 🙂

    • Replies: @anon
    doesn’t diminish the impact you had on the “Music Scene”, and indeed the impact that Tec 9 had on you.

    TEC-9? How 90's!
    But...hmm. Has anyone checked up on where Chuck Schumer was this week?

    https://www.tonyrogers.com/humor/images/charles_schumer_shooting.jpg
  11. He was a guest of Teddi Mellencamp, John’s daughter.

    A little ditty ’bout Bashar Barakah
    Found in a pool of his blood and his caca…

    So, let it pop, let it smoke,
    Let the Ganja Belt come and take my toke.
    Hold on to nineteen as long as you can
    Pretty soon gangstas come and
    blam * blam * blam.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    Little Ditty 'bout Jack 'n' Diane by John Cougar Mellencamp - one of the songs I loved most! Sigh.
  12. Anonymous[202] • Disclaimer says:
    @Redneck farmer
    Only a few hundred thousand more, and music will be improved!

    LOL!

    Forced listening to rap, places such as gyms, shops and restaurants reminds me of the psychological torture scenes, seen in 1960s spy movies, in which a victim is bound to a chair, whilst weird light displays and horrible, horrible discordant noise is blasted into his ears.

    As a youngster, I used to question the efficacy of this then voguish stock hi-tech torture, not understanding how it could induce terror and mental breakdown, unlike real torture.

    Now, I fully understand what the movie people were getting at.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Reminds me of an old joke:

    Many, many moons ago, Rod Stewart encountered rather a hair-raising experience when being flown in his private jet. Apparently, a goose was sucked into on the plane's engines, causing major loss of aircraft control and a forced landing at the nearest air strip.

    This prompted the British comedian Angus Deaton, (the bastard), to quip that the goose 'deserved our commiserations for a selfless act on behalf of music lovers everywhere'.
    , @SunBakedSuburb
    Thank you for using "whilst" in your comment.
  13. @Redneck farmer
    Only a few hundred thousand more, and music will be improved!

    Tipper Gore is right about rap.

    • Agree: petit bourgeois
    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    Tipper Gore is right about rap.

    Not quite as provocative as "Islam is right about women" , but it's a good start.
  14. @Redneck farmer
    Only a few hundred thousand more, and music will be improved!

    Only a few hundred thousand more, and music will be improved!

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    Thanks for reminding me of following my mom around Murphy Mart as a kid while she shopped!
    , @SunBakedSuburb
    I find "Muzak" or "Easy Listening" quite soothing. Pure melody; no beat. Sure, it's a genre that consists of bland renditions of classical pieces and the swinging Big Band sound that dominated pop music until Elvis Presley swiveled his hips, but its calming effect cannot be denied. Despite my love for Sibelius, and Tool, I hope Muzak will greet me in waiting room for the afterlife.
  15. (*Incomprehensible declaration of aggro on Instagram in syncopated ebonics*)

  16. Pop Corn (aka “Corn Pop”), doesn’t stand a chance on March 3rd!

    For that, I am grateful.

  17. These perilous days for gangsta rappers don’t strike me as being any worse than the good old East Coast – West Coast days, but we unfortunately don’t get the clever headlines like “Tupac Kaput.”

    Q: What do you call a dead gangsta rapper?
    A: A good start.

    • Replies: @PaceLaw
    Reminds me of what the social critic Chris Rock had to say about Tupac & Biggie:

    https://youtu.be/xte-aTS1_6k
    , @J.Ross
    Somebody was saying that the overall tone of rap is far more mellow than it was in the 90s, but that's nonsense, and a lot more rappers appear to be dying. There was a sort of up and coming list of about thirty new rappers, mainly characterized by clownish appearance (face tattoos and colored hair). Within the space of a year almost all on that list are dead or in prison. The nineties were supposed to be bad because of about five high profile people and because of external objections to gangsta rap.
  18. @Redneck farmer
    Only a few hundred thousand more, and music will be improved!

    Meanwhile in Germany.

    Sadly, harsh measures against Germans expected.

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    If he hadn't posted the Neo-Nazi stuff, he could have claimed he hated smokers.
  19. So the Soros folks are trying to do something about that by importing white male San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon to run against Lacey.

    See, Lacey is a black lady district attorney who doesn’t like crime.

    No surprise here.

  20. Wiki says old Smoke was a ‘drill’ rapper, a London variant of rap that seems to be even more unpleasant than the standard variety, if that’s possible.

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/drill-rapper-was-offered-150k-record-deal-after-arrest-for-murder-a4347696.html

    • Replies: @El Dato

    Jayden O’Neill-Crichlow, 17, who raps as SJ and has millions of YouTube views, was part of a group armed with a sword, knives and a gun that hunted down Kamali Gabbidon-Lynck “like a pack of animals” in Wood Green.

    The 19-year-old victim, a father-of-one, was stabbed as he sought refuge in a hairdressers.

    His friend Jason Fraser, 20, was stabbed eight times and shot in the buttock but survived.
     

    Bring back gulags.

    The West should lease Russian territory and do it.

    , @Autochthon

    The 19-year-old victim, a father-of-one, was stabbed as he sought refuge in a hairdressers.

    His friend Jason Fraser, 20, was stabbed eight times and shot in the buttock but survived.
     
    It's like the classic gag used for improvisational theatre, where the audience had shouted out the more preposterous elements ("Hairdresser's!" "Stabbed!" "Buttocks!") and then the emcee has added them, in the style of Mad Libs, into the scenario the participants must act out.
  21. 4:05 in my neighborhood:
    When shots ring out,
    No-one bothers.
    A pop! and a reply,
    Pop! and no reply.
    Dinosaurs on a quilt I wore
    With a girl….
    Such a classic girl.

    Yeah, I remember those times, you better believe it; and like Jane’s, I cared only about the girl, not the knuckleheads shooting each other outside.

    Pop Smoke and no reply. Begone, nitwits, all you did was make my life miserable. No sympathy except what Jesus requires.

  22. This is apparently Pop Smoke:

    I feel like we used to have better quality thugs, what happened?

    • Replies: @Bard of Bumperstickers
    Nothing gold can stay.
    , @Muggles
    >>This is apparently Pop Smoke:<<

    "Was Pop Smoke." Past tense now.

    Soon though, "who wuz dat?"
    , @Tusk
    Modernisation effects all races
  23. Anonymous[488] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous
    LOL!

    Forced listening to rap, places such as gyms, shops and restaurants reminds me of the psychological torture scenes, seen in 1960s spy movies, in which a victim is bound to a chair, whilst weird light displays and horrible, horrible discordant noise is blasted into his ears.

    As a youngster, I used to question the efficacy of this then voguish stock hi-tech torture, not understanding how it could induce terror and mental breakdown, unlike real torture.

    Now, I fully understand what the movie people were getting at.

    Reminds me of an old joke:

    Many, many moons ago, Rod Stewart encountered rather a hair-raising experience when being flown in his private jet. Apparently, a goose was sucked into on the plane’s engines, causing major loss of aircraft control and a forced landing at the nearest air strip.

    This prompted the British comedian Angus Deaton, (the bastard), to quip that the goose ‘deserved our commiserations for a selfless act on behalf of music lovers everywhere’.

  24. Anonymous[488] • Disclaimer says:

    Years ago, in the period leading up to the Rodney King Riots, the Crack Wars, and a generally murderous time for Los Angeles’ blacks, I remember watching a TV news item describing the travails of LA PD detectives trying to get a handle on the mayhem. One scene I remember was from a cop’s office, which included a wall plastered with mug shots of deceased homies together with their ‘street monikers’, ‘that’s Ant Head’ said the cop in earnest pointing to the vicious visage of the defunct perp.
    ‘Ant Head’ ……… I thought to myself, before collapsing into laughter at the Pythonesque absurdity.

  25. @Reg Cæsar

    Only a few hundred thousand more, and music will be improved!
     
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IDMcplsstrM


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3FxA2pELtIw

    Thanks for reminding me of following my mom around Murphy Mart as a kid while she shopped!

  26. @a reader
    Meanwhile in Germany.

    Sadly, harsh measures against Germans expected.

    If he hadn’t posted the Neo-Nazi stuff, he could have claimed he hated smokers.

  27. @Lot
    Tipper Gore is right about rap.

    Tipper Gore is right about rap.

    Not quite as provocative as “Islam is right about women” , but it’s a good start.

  28. Number One with a Bullet on Darwin’s Hit List.

    • LOL: fish
  29. @petit bourgeois

    So the Soros folks are trying to do something about that by importing white male San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon to run against Lacey.
     
    Gascon is a Spanish Cuban and a lawyer.

    He doesn't stand a chance against the negress.

    Gascon is a Spanish Cuban and a lawyer.

    His name sounds French. He’d probably win if it were Garcia.

    One of the weird things about being “Hispanic” in the Current Year is that it’s all about your surname. Just ask “white” guy George Zimmerman.

  30. @RichardTaylor
    Funny how every region of the country that gets a large Black population ends up with these problems. Followed by "get tough" solutions. Followed by claims of police brutality. Followed by moves to ease up on policing and lighten sentences. Followed by crime sprees. Followed by "get tough" solutions ...

    Sadly, each part of the country has to learn this lesson for itself, instead of having sympathy for the plight of fellow White folks and learning from their example.

    And yet we’re not supposed to see a pattern.

  31. It’s sad in a way – the widespread displays of grief and BS messaging about the supposed positive impact of losers like like Nipsey and Pop Smoke, and to a lesser extent Kobe. When all your idols are basically entertainers, it really says a lot about where the culture is at.

  32. What does “Pop Smoke” mean? That he is always smoking weed? I have to guess so.

    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
    I think it refers to guns somehow. To pop someone is to shoot them,as is to smoke someone. Ergo,Pop Smoke.
    I am still dealing with Kobe,and now Pop is gone. (Too soon?)
  33. It’s sad in a way – the widespread displays of grief and BS messaging about the supposed positive impact of losers like like Nipsey and Pop Smoke, and to a lesser extent Kobe. When all your idols are basically entertainers, it really says a lot about where the culture is at.

    Kobe died with 350 million so he did very well. He had three children and stable marriage after he stopped fooling around. At least he had enough smarts to hire money managers who did not rip him off. But I stopped caring about basketball ages ago so Kobe’s death means about as much as Pop Dufus and Nipesy, who I never heard of before they died from shenanigans. Kobe died of traveling around in helicopters too much. Depending on a helicopter to get you to a little girls basketball game on time?

    • Replies: @Muggles
    >>Depending on a helicopter to get you to a little girls basketball game on time?<<

    Real helicopter parenting. Not just a cute phrase any more.

    Ouch! Too soon?
  34. “Once Upon a Time In Hollywood Unchained” Come on Tarantino, you know you want to.

    • LOL: Thirdeye
  35. Most of these expiring rappers don’t even make it to 27 the magic age for the death of rockers. And the world and music is better for it

  36. @Dieter Kief
    Pop Smoke's Welcom to the Party lyrics

    This is a Melo beat
    Baby, welcome to the party
    I'm off the Molly, the Xan, the lean
    That's why I'm movin' retarded
    (That's why I'm movin' retarded)
    Baby, welcome to the party, uh
    I hit the boy up and then I go skate in a 'Rari
    Baby, welcome to the party
    Bitch, I'm a thot, get me lit (get me lit)
    Gun on my hip (gun on my hip)
    One in the head (one in the head)
    Ten in the clip (ten in the clip)
    Baby, baby, don't trip
    Just lower your tone (lower your tone)
    'Cause you could get hit
    Don't let that Henny in my system (nah)
    I catch a body, next day I forget it (next day I forget it)
    Nigga, Dread just caught a body (nigga, Dread just caught a body)
    And that's on the gang, nigga, I was just with him, look
    Free all my 'rilla niggas, all my villain niggas
    All my killer…

    Here’s the video. Given the crowd and environment he apparently enjoyed so much, can anyone be surprised by his early demise? This dude is just the 2020 version of Nipsey Hussle.

    • Replies: @anon
    Ironic to hear the word "retarded" in that vid, because it is retarded. Seriously retarded.
    , @Clyde
    The Pop Smoke you tube video you posted has 26 million views. I thought this moron was worth 10,000 views, tops.
  37. Anonymous[361] • Disclaimer says:

    Also of note are rampant drug overdose deaths among young, popular rap artists. The drug use problem in music biz is worse now than ever before. Long gone are the days of Snoop Dogg “smoking on endo sipping on gin and juice.” They’re, nearly to a man, addicted to opiates and benzos. The use of such drugs is widely glorified in hundreds of recent hit songs. No one is condemning it.

  38. @Redneck farmer
    Only a few hundred thousand more, and music will be improved!

    Good gang name for a rapper blasting crew: “Music critics”

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    I'd hesitate to call this thought of yours funny (but not for long, I have to admit: It is funny. - Or isn't it? No? - Yes. Dam.
  39. @RichardTaylor
    Funny how every region of the country that gets a large Black population ends up with these problems. Followed by "get tough" solutions. Followed by claims of police brutality. Followed by moves to ease up on policing and lighten sentences. Followed by crime sprees. Followed by "get tough" solutions ...

    Sadly, each part of the country has to learn this lesson for itself, instead of having sympathy for the plight of fellow White folks and learning from their example.

    Funny how every region of the country that gets a large Black population ends up with these problems. Followed by…

    Blacks are magical creatures like unicorns and leprechauns whose greatest power is to charm North Sea roundhead whites intolerant extremely stupid behavior with their song and dance (since literally the beginning, cf. Thomas Jefferson’s brother heading to the slave cabins to ‘get down’ on Friday nights; the only essential way this differs from Nick, Daisy, Tom, and Jay roaring into Harlem to get their Charleston on 200 years later is that sadly there were no Pierce-Arrows yet available to run over some Deplorables on the way home). So, yeah, same dismal cycle it’s always been- charm elite whites with song and dance and discrimination sob story, get elite whites to let down their guard down by calling off the forces of law and order, cause complete social breakdown with violence and crime and rape, incite law and order crackdown and maybe even over-reaction (life in jail for shoplifting under 3 strikes law?), charm elite whites into totally forgetting what just happened with your song and dance….

    • Replies: @bomag
    "Elites" were largely immune from these charms for almost all of history.

    Something seems to have happened post WWII; maybe endocrine disruption from plastics and other compounds.

    Weird.

  40. @petit bourgeois
    I'm sure he has a geneological relation to "Corn Pop" fame.

    The Biden campign has no geographic boundaries, even in the Hollywood Hills!

    This is the best Pop Smoke — Corn Pop reference I’ve heard so far.

    For those who don’t know it or forgot, see The Legend of Corn Pop, as retold by Joe Biden in 2017 (comments surfaced, Sept. 2019). (See comment-19 at link for a transcription of Biden’s retelling of the Corn Pop ordeal. Corn Pop was a brutal swimming-pool thug, Black, fl. as of summer 1962, and a brief Biden nemesis).

  41. @Anonymous
    LOL!

    Forced listening to rap, places such as gyms, shops and restaurants reminds me of the psychological torture scenes, seen in 1960s spy movies, in which a victim is bound to a chair, whilst weird light displays and horrible, horrible discordant noise is blasted into his ears.

    As a youngster, I used to question the efficacy of this then voguish stock hi-tech torture, not understanding how it could induce terror and mental breakdown, unlike real torture.

    Now, I fully understand what the movie people were getting at.

    Thank you for using “whilst” in your comment.

  42. @Reg Cæsar

    Only a few hundred thousand more, and music will be improved!
     
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IDMcplsstrM


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3FxA2pELtIw

    I find “Muzak” or “Easy Listening” quite soothing. Pure melody; no beat. Sure, it’s a genre that consists of bland renditions of classical pieces and the swinging Big Band sound that dominated pop music until Elvis Presley swiveled his hips, but its calming effect cannot be denied. Despite my love for Sibelius, and Tool, I hope Muzak will greet me in waiting room for the afterlife.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    I find “Muzak” or “Easy Listening” quite soothing. Pure melody; no beat.
     
    Oh, it's got rhythm all right... but by the quarter-hour rather than the quarter note. I recomend Joseph Lanza's book on the subject.


    https://www.electronicbeats.net/app/uploads/2016/05/calvinvaporwave-e1462873850367.gif
  43. Pop goes da Smokey! Or, for dramatic effect,

    POP!
    Goes da Smokey

    Cause he ain’t gonna pop no more.

  44. @YetAnotherAnon
    Wiki says old Smoke was a 'drill' rapper, a London variant of rap that seems to be even more unpleasant than the standard variety, if that's possible.

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/drill-rapper-was-offered-150k-record-deal-after-arrest-for-murder-a4347696.html

    Jayden O’Neill-Crichlow, 17, who raps as SJ and has millions of YouTube views, was part of a group armed with a sword, knives and a gun that hunted down Kamali Gabbidon-Lynck “like a pack of animals” in Wood Green.

    The 19-year-old victim, a father-of-one, was stabbed as he sought refuge in a hairdressers.

    His friend Jason Fraser, 20, was stabbed eight times and shot in the buttock but survived.

    Bring back gulags.

    The West should lease Russian territory and do it.

  45. @Dieter Kief
    Pop Smoke's Welcom to the Party lyrics

    This is a Melo beat
    Baby, welcome to the party
    I'm off the Molly, the Xan, the lean
    That's why I'm movin' retarded
    (That's why I'm movin' retarded)
    Baby, welcome to the party, uh
    I hit the boy up and then I go skate in a 'Rari
    Baby, welcome to the party
    Bitch, I'm a thot, get me lit (get me lit)
    Gun on my hip (gun on my hip)
    One in the head (one in the head)
    Ten in the clip (ten in the clip)
    Baby, baby, don't trip
    Just lower your tone (lower your tone)
    'Cause you could get hit
    Don't let that Henny in my system (nah)
    I catch a body, next day I forget it (next day I forget it)
    Nigga, Dread just caught a body (nigga, Dread just caught a body)
    And that's on the gang, nigga, I was just with him, look
    Free all my 'rilla niggas, all my villain niggas
    All my killer…

    Only 5 niggas? That’s a prettly low nigga ratio for a rap song.

    • Agree: Bubba
  46. @RichardTaylor
    Funny how every region of the country that gets a large Black population ends up with these problems. Followed by "get tough" solutions. Followed by claims of police brutality. Followed by moves to ease up on policing and lighten sentences. Followed by crime sprees. Followed by "get tough" solutions ...

    Sadly, each part of the country has to learn this lesson for itself, instead of having sympathy for the plight of fellow White folks and learning from their example.

    *Every region of the world

    • Agree: RichardTaylor
  47. @Dieter Kief
    Pop Smoke's Welcom to the Party lyrics

    This is a Melo beat
    Baby, welcome to the party
    I'm off the Molly, the Xan, the lean
    That's why I'm movin' retarded
    (That's why I'm movin' retarded)
    Baby, welcome to the party, uh
    I hit the boy up and then I go skate in a 'Rari
    Baby, welcome to the party
    Bitch, I'm a thot, get me lit (get me lit)
    Gun on my hip (gun on my hip)
    One in the head (one in the head)
    Ten in the clip (ten in the clip)
    Baby, baby, don't trip
    Just lower your tone (lower your tone)
    'Cause you could get hit
    Don't let that Henny in my system (nah)
    I catch a body, next day I forget it (next day I forget it)
    Nigga, Dread just caught a body (nigga, Dread just caught a body)
    And that's on the gang, nigga, I was just with him, look
    Free all my 'rilla niggas, all my villain niggas
    All my killer…

    The way to combat the Africanized degradation of the English language is to bring back archaic words like “betwixt”, “whilst”, “erstwhile”, “beseech”, “asunder”, “methinks”, and so on. Follow the example of Curious George W. Bush and read a few “Shakespeares” to beef up your negro-repellent vocabulary. Do not follow the example of the current president who has the vocabulary skills of a negro.

    • Replies: @Bostonvegas
    Not hard to find jay z wearing a "do as thy wilst"
    Sweatshirt.....illuminatti baby!
  48. @The Alarmist
    These perilous days for gangsta rappers don't strike me as being any worse than the good old East Coast - West Coast days, but we unfortunately don't get the clever headlines like "Tupac Kaput."

    Q: What do you call a dead gangsta rapper?
    A: A good start.

    Reminds me of what the social critic Chris Rock had to say about Tupac & Biggie:

  49. Pop Smoke was flying as high as a kite;
    His career was so hot it was smokin’.
    Just like Garrett Morris on Saturday Night,
    This tragic young negro was tokin’.

  50. We have got to do something to stop these rap deaths. At this time the U.S. rap scene leads all other nations. But we could lose our advantage if we just allow these young rap talents to be lost to gun violence.

    • LOL: The Alarmist
  51. @RichardTaylor
    Funny how every region of the country that gets a large Black population ends up with these problems. Followed by "get tough" solutions. Followed by claims of police brutality. Followed by moves to ease up on policing and lighten sentences. Followed by crime sprees. Followed by "get tough" solutions ...

    Sadly, each part of the country has to learn this lesson for itself, instead of having sympathy for the plight of fellow White folks and learning from their example.

    It seems to me incredibly important that the concept of socio-cultural cycles be shared with the college-age cohort by people they respect.

    It applies to dealing with crime, as you indicated, as well as with sexual puritanism, utopianism, aggressive atheism, and pretty much all ideology-driven policies where societies tend to pendulate toward extremes.

    The young and energetic newbies to the world, freshly released from curfews and homework need to have some perspective on where they stand within various ideological cycles in the hope that it will take some oomph away from their radical swings.

  52. @Dieter Kief
    Pop Smoke's Welcom to the Party lyrics

    This is a Melo beat
    Baby, welcome to the party
    I'm off the Molly, the Xan, the lean
    That's why I'm movin' retarded
    (That's why I'm movin' retarded)
    Baby, welcome to the party, uh
    I hit the boy up and then I go skate in a 'Rari
    Baby, welcome to the party
    Bitch, I'm a thot, get me lit (get me lit)
    Gun on my hip (gun on my hip)
    One in the head (one in the head)
    Ten in the clip (ten in the clip)
    Baby, baby, don't trip
    Just lower your tone (lower your tone)
    'Cause you could get hit
    Don't let that Henny in my system (nah)
    I catch a body, next day I forget it (next day I forget it)
    Nigga, Dread just caught a body (nigga, Dread just caught a body)
    And that's on the gang, nigga, I was just with him, look
    Free all my 'rilla niggas, all my villain niggas
    All my killer…

    Sublime. Why, it’s as though Jacques Brel and Cole Porter had collaborated!

  53. @YetAnotherAnon
    Wiki says old Smoke was a 'drill' rapper, a London variant of rap that seems to be even more unpleasant than the standard variety, if that's possible.

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/drill-rapper-was-offered-150k-record-deal-after-arrest-for-murder-a4347696.html

    The 19-year-old victim, a father-of-one, was stabbed as he sought refuge in a hairdressers.

    His friend Jason Fraser, 20, was stabbed eight times and shot in the buttock but survived.

    It’s like the classic gag used for improvisational theatre, where the audience had shouted out the more preposterous elements (“Hairdresser’s!” “Stabbed!” “Buttocks!”) and then the emcee has added them, in the style of Mad Libs, into the scenario the participants must act out.

  54. Shocker!

    “Pop Smoke’s murder is ‘investigated as gang hit’ NOT a robbery gone wrong after four suspects were seen fleeing empty handed from home of…
    Pop Smoke was shot dead at a Hollywood Hills home early Wednesday morning in what was initially thought to be a botched robbery but is now…”

  55. @PaceLaw
    Here’s the video. Given the crowd and environment he apparently enjoyed so much, can anyone be surprised by his early demise? This dude is just the 2020 version of Nipsey Hussle.

    https://youtu.be/usu0XY4QNB0

    Ironic to hear the word “retarded” in that vid, because it is retarded. Seriously retarded.

  56. @The Alarmist
    These perilous days for gangsta rappers don't strike me as being any worse than the good old East Coast - West Coast days, but we unfortunately don't get the clever headlines like "Tupac Kaput."

    Q: What do you call a dead gangsta rapper?
    A: A good start.

    Somebody was saying that the overall tone of rap is far more mellow than it was in the 90s, but that’s nonsense, and a lot more rappers appear to be dying. There was a sort of up and coming list of about thirty new rappers, mainly characterized by clownish appearance (face tattoos and colored hair). Within the space of a year almost all on that list are dead or in prison. The nineties were supposed to be bad because of about five high profile people and because of external objections to gangsta rap.

  57. @Jon
    This is apparently Pop Smoke: https://24hourhiphop.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/pop-smoke-2.jpg

    I feel like we used to have better quality thugs, what happened?

    Nothing gold can stay.

    • Replies: @JMcG
    That is the funniest sentence I’ve read in ages. Very well done indeed!
  58. @Reg Cæsar
    He was a guest of Teddi Mellencamp, John's daughter.


    A little ditty 'bout Bashar Barakah
    Found in a pool of his blood and his caca...

    So, let it pop, let it smoke,
    Let the Ganja Belt come and take my toke.
    Hold on to nineteen as long as you can
    Pretty soon gangstas come and
    blam * blam * blam.

    Little Ditty ’bout Jack ‘n’ Diane by John Cougar Mellencamp – one of the songs I loved most! Sigh.

  59. @AnotherDad
    Good gang name for a rapper blasting crew: "Music critics"

    I’d hesitate to call this thought of yours funny (but not for long, I have to admit: It is funny. – Or isn’t it? No? – Yes. Dam.

  60. @Clyde
    What does "Pop Smoke" mean? That he is always smoking weed? I have to guess so.

    I think it refers to guns somehow. To pop someone is to shoot them,as is to smoke someone. Ergo,Pop Smoke.
    I am still dealing with Kobe,and now Pop is gone. (Too soon?)

    • Replies: @Clyde
    You might have something there Father.
  61. @Abe

    Funny how every region of the country that gets a large Black population ends up with these problems. Followed by...
     
    Blacks are magical creatures like unicorns and leprechauns whose greatest power is to charm North Sea roundhead whites intolerant extremely stupid behavior with their song and dance (since literally the beginning, cf. Thomas Jefferson’s brother heading to the slave cabins to ‘get down’ on Friday nights; the only essential way this differs from Nick, Daisy, Tom, and Jay roaring into Harlem to get their Charleston on 200 years later is that sadly there were no Pierce-Arrows yet available to run over some Deplorables on the way home). So, yeah, same dismal cycle it’s always been- charm elite whites with song and dance and discrimination sob story, get elite whites to let down their guard down by calling off the forces of law and order, cause complete social breakdown with violence and crime and rape, incite law and order crackdown and maybe even over-reaction (life in jail for shoplifting under 3 strikes law?), charm elite whites into totally forgetting what just happened with your song and dance....

    “Elites” were largely immune from these charms for almost all of history.

    Something seems to have happened post WWII; maybe endocrine disruption from plastics and other compounds.

    Weird.

  62. @SunBakedSuburb
    I find "Muzak" or "Easy Listening" quite soothing. Pure melody; no beat. Sure, it's a genre that consists of bland renditions of classical pieces and the swinging Big Band sound that dominated pop music until Elvis Presley swiveled his hips, but its calming effect cannot be denied. Despite my love for Sibelius, and Tool, I hope Muzak will greet me in waiting room for the afterlife.

    I find “Muzak” or “Easy Listening” quite soothing. Pure melody; no beat.

    Oh, it’s got rhythm all right… but by the quarter-hour rather than the quarter note. I recomend Joseph Lanza’s book on the subject.

    • Replies: @Bard of Bumperstickers
    Thanks for that book reference, Mr. Caesar. I love all of that stuff: exotica (Les Baxter), bachelor pad, easy listening, lounge, etc. The "Ultra Lounge" series of CDs is a good intro, and there are many fine YouTube channels which specialize in it, such as "Little Miss Lounge". Italian movie soundtracks of the '50's-'70's are good, too, such as "The Laughing Woman (Femina Ridens)" scored by Stelvio Cipriani. And early space age stuff. A better time in many ways. I've just received a virtually pristine 1956 Les Baxter vinyl (Caribbean Moonlight) for not much moolah. Who needs Valium when you've got music? Warm up with Motorhead, cool down with the rest of it. And no bullets, except on Lemmy's belt.
  63. @Jon
    This is apparently Pop Smoke: https://24hourhiphop.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/pop-smoke-2.jpg

    I feel like we used to have better quality thugs, what happened?

    >>This is apparently Pop Smoke:<<

    "Was Pop Smoke." Past tense now.

    Soon though, "who wuz dat?"

  64. @Clyde

    It’s sad in a way – the widespread displays of grief and BS messaging about the supposed positive impact of losers like like Nipsey and Pop Smoke, and to a lesser extent Kobe. When all your idols are basically entertainers, it really says a lot about where the culture is at.
     
    Kobe died with 350 million so he did very well. He had three children and stable marriage after he stopped fooling around. At least he had enough smarts to hire money managers who did not rip him off. But I stopped caring about basketball ages ago so Kobe's death means about as much as Pop Dufus and Nipesy, who I never heard of before they died from shenanigans. Kobe died of traveling around in helicopters too much. Depending on a helicopter to get you to a little girls basketball game on time?

    >>Depending on a helicopter to get you to a little girls basketball game on time?<<

    Real helicopter parenting. Not just a cute phrase any more.

    Ouch! Too soon?

    • Replies: @Anon
    LMAO! Definitely puts things into perspective.
  65. @Anonymous
    Pop Smoke was smoked. Pop! pop! pop!

    A-ha!

  66. There was a headline in the front page of Monday’s or Tuesday’s LASlimes criticizing Lacey’s terrible racist tough on crime policy. Saw it on a shelf next to the ATM, didn’t really read it. The brave new world Soros candidate Gascon running against her is a carpetbagger from San Francisco. He was one of the early Soros pro criminal DA. I suspect the liberal establishment of Los Angeles, which means the Jews will pour millions into Gascon. Maybe jews are smarter than the rest of humanity. Pro criminal district attorneys. Who’d a thunk??

    Fortunately for San Francisco, and now Los Angeles, the black population is so low we’ll never turn into a Chicago or NYC. San Francisco Bay Area just stay west of the East Bay. Black population below 10 percent, controllable. 10-15 percent worser and worser. 20 percent, it’s all over.

  67. @Reg Cæsar

    I find “Muzak” or “Easy Listening” quite soothing. Pure melody; no beat.
     
    Oh, it's got rhythm all right... but by the quarter-hour rather than the quarter note. I recomend Joseph Lanza's book on the subject.


    https://www.electronicbeats.net/app/uploads/2016/05/calvinvaporwave-e1462873850367.gif

    Thanks for that book reference, Mr. Caesar. I love all of that stuff: exotica (Les Baxter), bachelor pad, easy listening, lounge, etc. The “Ultra Lounge” series of CDs is a good intro, and there are many fine YouTube channels which specialize in it, such as “Little Miss Lounge”. Italian movie soundtracks of the ’50’s-’70’s are good, too, such as “The Laughing Woman (Femina Ridens)” scored by Stelvio Cipriani. And early space age stuff. A better time in many ways. I’ve just received a virtually pristine 1956 Les Baxter vinyl (Caribbean Moonlight) for not much moolah. Who needs Valium when you’ve got music? Warm up with Motorhead, cool down with the rest of it. And no bullets, except on Lemmy’s belt.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Muzak doesn't sell its muzak on records, tapes, CDs or consumer digital downloads but there are legal vintage LPs and prerecorded tapes floating around of the stuff from time to time. There are still also a couple of metro areas where analog SCA broadcasting is still used and if you have a modicum of moxie you can build a SCA adapter or if you have a lot of money and wish to impress use a CSM , like the IFR or Motorola or HP 892x as a low frequency receiver connected to the MPX output of an old Fisher or McIntosh tuner so as to listen to it. (It isn't illegal but no one will make a consumer radio with SCA onboard for reasons.)
  68. I’m appealing to George Soros to finance my “Guns for Aspiring Rappers” NGO. As director, and for a modest 7 figure salary, I will help young rappers acquire the firepower necessary to move up the charts in rap music. Actually, I view it as my civic duty.

    • Replies: @Muggles
    >>I will help young rappers acquire the firepower necessary to move up the charts in rap music. Actually, I view it as my civic duty.<<

    While I think this is noble, I also think they have the innate firepower already. But fire control? Aiming skills? Reloading/cleaning?

    More to it than simply pulling a trigger. Doesn't do you much good to top the charts if you are then, like poor Mr. Smoke, shot in your driveway after posting and boasting. You need to have accuracy.

    I knew an aspiring rapper from California who was also a decent web designer/optimizer. He was happy to legally possess his own AR-15 after leaving Cali. He wasn't stupid and didn't post videos of himself rapping w/ piles of money and his handy home address. I imagine he was a decent shot since he went to the range on occasion.

    Personally I think he was too smart to be a successful rapper himself. Maybe a producer though.
  69. I guess not enough black people are getting killed, so they’re bringing in a white guy to expedite the Plan.

  70. @Bard of Bumperstickers
    Nothing gold can stay.

    That is the funniest sentence I’ve read in ages. Very well done indeed!

  71. @PaceLaw
    Here’s the video. Given the crowd and environment he apparently enjoyed so much, can anyone be surprised by his early demise? This dude is just the 2020 version of Nipsey Hussle.

    https://youtu.be/usu0XY4QNB0

    The Pop Smoke you tube video you posted has 26 million views. I thought this moron was worth 10,000 views, tops.

  72. @Malcolm Y
    I'm appealing to George Soros to finance my "Guns for Aspiring Rappers" NGO. As director, and for a modest 7 figure salary, I will help young rappers acquire the firepower necessary to move up the charts in rap music. Actually, I view it as my civic duty.

    >>I will help young rappers acquire the firepower necessary to move up the charts in rap music. Actually, I view it as my civic duty.<<

    While I think this is noble, I also think they have the innate firepower already. But fire control? Aiming skills? Reloading/cleaning?

    More to it than simply pulling a trigger. Doesn't do you much good to top the charts if you are then, like poor Mr. Smoke, shot in your driveway after posting and boasting. You need to have accuracy.

    I knew an aspiring rapper from California who was also a decent web designer/optimizer. He was happy to legally possess his own AR-15 after leaving Cali. He wasn't stupid and didn't post videos of himself rapping w/ piles of money and his handy home address. I imagine he was a decent shot since he went to the range on occasion.

    Personally I think he was too smart to be a successful rapper himself. Maybe a producer though.

  73. @Father O'Hara
    I think it refers to guns somehow. To pop someone is to shoot them,as is to smoke someone. Ergo,Pop Smoke.
    I am still dealing with Kobe,and now Pop is gone. (Too soon?)

    You might have something there Father.

  74. “Pop smoke” is military lingo for setting off a smoke grenade, usually to mark your location. How appropriate is it that this chucklehead died because he revealed his location?

  75. So Lacey believes that law-abiding, low-income black Angelenos deserve safe neighborhoods? Racist.

  76. @Jon
    This is apparently Pop Smoke: https://24hourhiphop.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/pop-smoke-2.jpg

    I feel like we used to have better quality thugs, what happened?

    Modernisation effects all races

  77. Anon[205] • Disclaimer says:

    These degenerates don’t deserve a second of publicity or sympathy. Whatever happened to respectable artists and musicians who were people of virtue? And how has our society regressed so badly that this trash receives 26 million views on YouTube? What our culture values today is superficiality and mindless twaddle. There’s not much substance around these days and the little that’s left is often overshadowed by mediocracy at best.

    Our nation has become one where complacency is the norm and critical, independent thinking — and upholding good character — are becoming obsolete.

    It’s terrifying how this trash is being promoted throughout Western culture, yet people will call you a conspiracy theorist if you suggest that Cultural Marxism is a real phenomenon that’s being spearheaded by Globalists.

    • Replies: @L in Atl hell
    Our current " culture"= how low can you go. But it YT wasn't buying this overhyped b.s. "music" it would have faded out years ago. Ron is right- it IS a weapon. But some whites are buying this, and shame on us. In the meantime, a lot of very talented white actual musicians and artists are being left out on the cold, with not even a chance to bring their high quality music to the buying public. That is another crime.
  78. There’s a more basic issue. I contend that Rap Music itself is a crime. Let me put it this way: If I produced a song which recommended killing black people, I would be charged with inciting racial hatred, or something like that. So we know that some messages are illegal. Why then is it legal for blacks to incite violence, and drug use, and hatred? Because obviously, they are not held to the same legal standard as white people. They are granted a wider range of freedom. So are Jews. And they are supposed to use that freedom to destroy the white community, using any means available. One way is to poison the minds of white children, with messages of anger. The idea is that if cultural continuity can be completely destroyed, then genetic continuity will follow. That’s why blacks don’t say “white girls” they say “light skinned girls” as if skin-tone were the only difference. Rap Music is a weapon, there’s no reason to call it anything else. It’s purpose is to cause harm, and it does. But since we have a communist government, there is no legal recourse. The only way to protect white children from the destructive effects of black culture is to recognize that black people are engaged in open warfare. They want nothing less than the death of the entire white community. Once people understand that “civil rights” and “equal opportunity” are nothing but cover for a black communist takeover, the better off they will be. There is no solution to the danger of Rap Music that includes black people.

  79. @Muggles
    >>Depending on a helicopter to get you to a little girls basketball game on time?<<

    Real helicopter parenting. Not just a cute phrase any more.

    Ouch! Too soon?

    LMAO! Definitely puts things into perspective.

  80. Lil Tjay has released a new song paying tribute to his late friend and collaborator Pop Smoke. The track ends with a short speech from Pop Smoke. Hear “Forever Pop” below.

    Lil Tjay – Forever Pop

  81. @anon
    Rest in peace Smoke Pappy. I never got to know you, in fact I'd never heard of you until you were murdered, but that doesn't diminish the impact you had on the "Music Scene", and indeed the impact that Tec 9 had on you. Rap on in Heaven Pappy. :)

    doesn’t diminish the impact you had on the “Music Scene”, and indeed the impact that Tec 9 had on you.

    TEC-9? How 90’s!
    But…hmm. Has anyone checked up on where Chuck Schumer was this week?

  82. To what extent is “hip-hop culture” considered emblematic of “toxic masculinity” by those who assert that masculinity is toxic?

  83. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bard of Bumperstickers
    Thanks for that book reference, Mr. Caesar. I love all of that stuff: exotica (Les Baxter), bachelor pad, easy listening, lounge, etc. The "Ultra Lounge" series of CDs is a good intro, and there are many fine YouTube channels which specialize in it, such as "Little Miss Lounge". Italian movie soundtracks of the '50's-'70's are good, too, such as "The Laughing Woman (Femina Ridens)" scored by Stelvio Cipriani. And early space age stuff. A better time in many ways. I've just received a virtually pristine 1956 Les Baxter vinyl (Caribbean Moonlight) for not much moolah. Who needs Valium when you've got music? Warm up with Motorhead, cool down with the rest of it. And no bullets, except on Lemmy's belt.

    Muzak doesn’t sell its muzak on records, tapes, CDs or consumer digital downloads but there are legal vintage LPs and prerecorded tapes floating around of the stuff from time to time. There are still also a couple of metro areas where analog SCA broadcasting is still used and if you have a modicum of moxie you can build a SCA adapter or if you have a lot of money and wish to impress use a CSM , like the IFR or Motorola or HP 892x as a low frequency receiver connected to the MPX output of an old Fisher or McIntosh tuner so as to listen to it. (It isn’t illegal but no one will make a consumer radio with SCA onboard for reasons.)

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    For fans of this sort of thing, I recommend YouTube videos of 'BBC Test Card Transmissions'.

    Back in the day - when the BBC actually broadcast good programs, BBC TV transmissions would shut down for the entire afternoon and would display a 'Test Card' - supposedly to help tuning your TV - accompanied by a selection of orchestral 'easy listening music'.

    Rather watch - and listen - to a day's worth of Test Card music than one second of East Enders.
  84. @SunBakedSuburb
    The way to combat the Africanized degradation of the English language is to bring back archaic words like "betwixt", "whilst", "erstwhile", "beseech", "asunder", "methinks", and so on. Follow the example of Curious George W. Bush and read a few "Shakespeares" to beef up your negro-repellent vocabulary. Do not follow the example of the current president who has the vocabulary skills of a negro.

    Not hard to find jay z wearing a “do as thy wilst”
    Sweatshirt…..illuminatti baby!

  85. Anonymous[320] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous
    Muzak doesn't sell its muzak on records, tapes, CDs or consumer digital downloads but there are legal vintage LPs and prerecorded tapes floating around of the stuff from time to time. There are still also a couple of metro areas where analog SCA broadcasting is still used and if you have a modicum of moxie you can build a SCA adapter or if you have a lot of money and wish to impress use a CSM , like the IFR or Motorola or HP 892x as a low frequency receiver connected to the MPX output of an old Fisher or McIntosh tuner so as to listen to it. (It isn't illegal but no one will make a consumer radio with SCA onboard for reasons.)

    For fans of this sort of thing, I recommend YouTube videos of ‘BBC Test Card Transmissions’.

    Back in the day – when the BBC actually broadcast good programs, BBC TV transmissions would shut down for the entire afternoon and would display a ‘Test Card’ – supposedly to help tuning your TV – accompanied by a selection of orchestral ‘easy listening music’.

    Rather watch – and listen – to a day’s worth of Test Card music than one second of East Enders.

  86. @Anon
    These degenerates don't deserve a second of publicity or sympathy. Whatever happened to respectable artists and musicians who were people of virtue? And how has our society regressed so badly that this trash receives 26 million views on YouTube? What our culture values today is superficiality and mindless twaddle. There's not much substance around these days and the little that's left is often overshadowed by mediocracy at best.

    Our nation has become one where complacency is the norm and critical, independent thinking -- and upholding good character -- are becoming obsolete.

    It's terrifying how this trash is being promoted throughout Western culture, yet people will call you a conspiracy theorist if you suggest that Cultural Marxism is a real phenomenon that's being spearheaded by Globalists.

    Our current ” culture”= how low can you go. But it YT wasn’t buying this overhyped b.s. “music” it would have faded out years ago. Ron is right- it IS a weapon. But some whites are buying this, and shame on us. In the meantime, a lot of very talented white actual musicians and artists are being left out on the cold, with not even a chance to bring their high quality music to the buying public. That is another crime.

  87. • Replies: @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/latimes/status/1235082472003518464
  88. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/DocMellyMel/status/1234477243260272641

    https://twitter.com/DavidZahniser/status/1234515785273360385

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