#SuperRich Times…

The other night I attended BHERC and Eso Won Books’, “Michael Schultz Speaks” series with guest Russell Simmons, discussing and signing his latest book Super Rich (posted this one too…you’ll learn). I found out later that this was the inaugural of a growing series to follow. Having the opportunity to work directly with Simmons Monday night,  I could clearly see and hear in his voice the sincerity that only comes from someone who has stopped resisting the natural flow of existence, who has experienced humility and the realization of what life is REALLY all about.

Simmons was very engaging, attentive, and patient.  Even within the enlightened statements, there were sprinkles of  “colorful venecular” which just reminded me that we are all humans working on becoming balanced whole spiritual beings. Sometimes I get lost in the, so-called “being perfect”…to just realize we already are.

Definitely pick up the book and READ it; Eso Won has a few autographed copies on deck. 

Tastebud Thriller Alert: PJ’s Classic Homemade Ice Cream was on deck and it was a show stopper topped with one of Gwen’s Specialty Cakes Mini Sweet Potato Pies!!!! MmmmMmmm!!!

Sidenote:I am happy to say that I survived NBA All-Star Weekend this year. With it being hosted in my lovely City of Angels, I try to avoid going out during these times. I have to admit my sister and I journeyed out Sunday evening to try to catch a little comedy show Beats by Dr. Dre was putting on; only to get to the head of the line (after being online for 40 minutes), next up and turned away!!! Uhhh…WTH?!! Due to…”we’re filled to capacity”, MALARKEY!!. If you would’ve seen my face and heard my sister’s “but it’s the principal that I’m talking about” speech it wasn’t a pretty scene. Then to find out later, that Dave Chappelle himself made a surprise appearance!!!! I was hot! Oh well, next time.

From Hustler to Yogi

Super Rich Russell Simmons

BHERC and Eso Won Books have come together again for a night with the God-Father of Hip Hop himself, Russell Simmons. Simmons will be signing his latest book, Super Rich.

I’m actually reading this book now, and I have to admit…it’s a very inspirational read. @UncleRUSH hides nothing and holds nothing back in his tellings of his transforming journey from being a hustler to becoming a yogi (that makes me smile everytime).  Simmons’ extremely candid about his past of, using cocaine, partying all night, and being a ladies man, to his metamorphosis into becoming, first and foremost a servant to humanity and being a clean drug free VEGAN (give it up for the vegans and veggies out there!!! *are those crickets I hear?*).  He is still human, so his love and deep connection for women is a continuous part of his spiritual growth. The meat and potatoes (that’s funny) of the tome takes the reader to a deeper substantial level; a more spiritual approach of what the title implies to being Super Rich and how to have it ALL!!!!

Remember, buy your book in advanced from Eso Won books and come spend the evening with a crazy nutty spiritual individual…not to mention a PAHAIDDD individual!!!!!!

Oh, y’all know me….”If It’s Free, It’s MEEEEE”…This event is FREE (well kinda, BUY THE BOOK!!!!).

Wordsmiths & Visionaries….

ESO WON Bookstore~Leimert Park, Los Angeles, CA

This Friday and Saturday evening (1/7 & 1/8), come out and support 2 of our communities (and the world’s) most pronounced figures in literature and film at Eso Won Books, as they read, discuss, and sign their latest books… Ms. Nikki Giovanni & Mr. Spike Lee!!! This time I’ll have my cameras with me, so if you can’t make it out, roll back through to my blog and you’ll see what you missed out on.

*Show your support and purchase your copies at Eso Won Books.

I can’t believe it’s been over 20 years since this movie was released. This is going to be classic moment in time to hear Spike Lee discuss how it all went down back in the day. (1/8/11)spike-lee-do-the-right-thing-book100 of the BEST African-American Poets and Hip-Hop, the perfect combo, right? With Nikki Giovanni reading , it’s just more added flavor to these already fly groups of wordsmiths. (1/7/11)

Nikki Giovanni_Hip Hop Speaks to Children

A Little Pick Me Up

This has been seen so many times I know but it never grows old; it’s still one of my faves. It’s just a little to long to put for my “Word On The Block”, so I had to post it. Hopefully it will reach someone who has never seen it. Who never needs inspiration in their lives?

Do The Math…

Ghetto Physics-Will The Real Pimps and Hos Please Stand Up.

I have to admit, when I first heard the title last week, I thought to myself, “…not another ‘Pimps Up, Hoes Down’ pimpumentary.”  Then I read the credits and saw names like Cornel  West (he’s my fave), KRS-1, Ice-T, Cynthia Mckinney and E. Raymond Brown, I had to watch the trailer to find out what was really going on.

From his book bearing the same title, Brown  is coming at us with that stuff that’ll make you say “mmm?” in his docudramedy. It’ll make you stop and think about where you are in relations to “the game” and which shoes you’re wearing.  The uneasy reality exposes you to the fact that, you don’ t have to stand out on Figueroa to get pimped. This film is slated to come out on October the 8th (this Friday) in selected markets and nation-wide October 22nd, so mark your calendars and raise yo’ pinky finger. Film review coming soon.

(I had to add two trailers, just to show the different dynamics of the film, enjoy!)