Sunday, December 25, 2011

DJ Qbert: Connecting hip hop with veganism (re-post)


DJ Qbert was born in 1969, but going by his looks, you’d guess he’s about half his age…He’s inquisitive, curious, supremely interested in life, and that’s right y’all, he’s VEGAN!
You may remember him from this commercial. An official Rock Steady Crew DJ and four-time DMC world DJ champion, Qbert is a bona-fide rockstar. Scratching the turntables like a modern day Jimmy Hendrix, Qbert is known for taking scratching and turntablism to the next level. When Qbert walks the streets of Japan, people bow to the master; in the Philippines there’s even more love and appreciation. But in the States, where authentic talent usually takes a back seat to fluff, Q is more underground…nonetheless, a grand master. Q attributes his youthful appearance and continued longevity to—no, not smoking cannabis—but rather to his plant-based diet. In a late night, post-performance interview, Q talks with us about water, being in the zone, and keeping a clear mind. Check this man out…he is a living LEGEND!!!

And doing what he does with his fellow Invisbl Skratch Piklz bandmate:

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

One Be Lo - "BEEF"



America consume mo' beef, 
Than every country on the earth 
even toddlers Obese 
A quarter pound burger you can pick on the Menu 
some people don't like it (rare), 
forbidden to Hindu's 
and "vegetarians" won't be beefin against you... 
the same category, 
Pork chicken and fish too 
Get all 'their Protien from Soy, Rice and Beans 
now these vegans on another level, 
rebel to Ice Cream 
It might seem crazy but the flow don't stop 
Hippies say they don't need roast, 
to smoke no pot 
Now da U-S-D-A say "recall that beef" 
cuz the C-O-W was M-A-D 
But the farmers keep fillin'em up, 
We keep killin' for what? 
"Meat-grillin", 
the "Beef" keep "sizzlin" 
Mike was a "Bull" Now we got King james 
some n!99@z dont like "Kobe" but he still got game 
Who want Beef???

One Be Lo - "Rabbit Food" (Official Video)




One Be Lo - "BEEF" (LABOR 9.6.11)

4/30 – A Pro Vegan Love Poem « Angela Martinez Dy || El Dia

4/30 – A Pro Vegan Love Poem « Angela Martinez Dy || El Dia

by Angela Martinez Dy in poetry Tags: activism, Brigit, ecofeminism, environment, ethical eating, food, health, healthy eating, relationships, snackmastas, snacks, spiritual path, spirituality, vegan, veganism

Veganism and I
we have a thing going.
and even though Facebook won’t let us tag ourselves
as “in a complicated relationship”
it’s true. I think I’m in love,
but I just can’t commit.

On the surface
I have fallen for her
my poly pleasure, empowering,
energy giving, ethical lover
she draws me in,
shapely curves,
Badu body and all.

She is
so fit.

My lover is delicious. I make sure
I meet her at least 3 times a day,
with some afternoon snacks
for good measure.

My lover is tantric,
she connects my mind, body and spirit
grounds me in the present
her smells and the give of her flesh
under the pressure of my fingers
and a sharp knife
good for you and me

and yet, vivacious Veganism,
my loyalty is not to you
but to my past life

I am not yet married
to the idea of the good
you do me, and the planet,
because of the way
I have been brought up
to lust after meat
tempting my senses
away from the most
revolutionary romance
I have ever known.

But wait for me,
keep for me your sweetness.

I will learn
how to go vegan
and I will give it to you
raw.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Sole-The Owners Of The World




"self-destruction" happens every time we sit down to eat...

knowing that things look like this today:

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and are only getting worse--wouldn't it be SOLID if hip hop heads assembled to create something like this:

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but they addressed the "self-destruction" that's taking place every time we eat?


Akala wants to open Jamaican vegan restaurant in London


Akala (Pic:RexFeatures)

Akala, whose XXL single is out today, really wants to spice things up - by opening a Jamaican vegan restaurant in London. Yum. (source)
anyone know the status of this restaurant?  has akala creating any songs that speak to his plant-based/decolonized diet?

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Dillon & Batsauce feat. Chop - "America"



lovely post on dillon's page, but i'm not too sure he's eating a plant-based diet anymore from the looks of his latest entry. however, i recently caught up with chop in atlanta for an interview with vhhm, which can be found here.
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