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Icon Jackie Robinson Would Not Stand For Anthem Too!

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

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I am sure that many many of you will disagree with me and what I am about to say here on my website. If so, I am sorry but it is truly how I feel about 49er QB and former guest on “Music Inner City Television” Colin Kaepernick. (pic with myself and Kaepernick)

First of all I am sure many of you have never met Colin. Well I have met him and interviewed him. He has appeared on “M.I.C-TV” two times. I interviewed him a few years ago in Los Angeles at the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party. And he also appeared on our program a few years ago at the Body@ESPYs pre show for the ESPYs also in L.A. Interviewed by Curtis “Boss” Elerson.

Kaepernick is a very intelligent young man. I am hearing and reading a bunch of crap from mostly white folks concerning Colin and his decision not to stand for the national anthem before a 49er per-season game. Ladies and gentlemen I DO NOT have a problem with Kaepernick and his protest.

And if he wants to not stand for the anthem all season, I do not have a problem with that. Colin feels America has not treated African Americans and people of color well and it is the truth. Kaepernick feels America allows racial inequality. Well it is the truth. If you think racism has got better in America because the first African American President..President Barack Obama was elected  and re-elected, you are wrong folks.

It does not matter if you have millions like Colin or if you are homeless, a black man experiences racism in one way or another EACH ANDJackie Robinson EVERY DAY! This is a fact. When Colin says his stance is bigger than football and it would be selfish on his part to look at it any other way. I agree again with Colin. He said that he was not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color. He also said there are bodies in the street and people are getting paid leave and getting away with murder.

Yes, many folks think Kaepernick not standing for the anthem is disrespectful to America. People are saying he picked the wrong way of taking a stance. Well who says? In his mind he feels his way was the way to get attention. I do not have a problem with his feelings.

I have just learned that the great Jackie Robinson said in 1972 that he does not stand up and sing the anthem because of what black people experience in America. WOW!! Jackie Robinson said this folks!! A sports icon and legend! Now decades later, Kaepernick is basically saying what the great Jackie Robinson said decades ago. So now are certain people are going to bash Robinson in his grave? Ummm?

 

Guys like Seattle Seahawks player Richard Sherman says Colin could have picked another way of speaking up. Well I disagree with Sherman and by the way this is not the first time I have disagreed with Sherman. Real talk. A lot of times I agree with him, a lot of times I do not.

Some say he has basically made his way out of the 49ers camp by taking his stance. He was in a battle for the starting QB position. Head coach Chip Kelly already has a rep for really not getting along with African American players. Would it be a good look for Kelly to cut Colin now? I would say HELL NO!! He would catch hell from the NAACP, the Urban League, Rev Al Sharpton’s National Action League and Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition. Not a good look.

You know what REALLY REALLY GETS ME PISSED? It is listening to sports radio hosts who let’s keep it real, who are mainly white, TRYING to discuss a issue THAT THEY DO NOT HAVE A CLUE ABOUT!! And that is the topic of RACE AND RACISM.

I just listened sports radio KJR and Dave Mahler on the Kaepernick situation. I listened to a point then I had to turn the radio off with a quickness and that is for sure.  Mahler TRIED to give his CLUELESS opinions on race and racism. DAVE MAHLER AND MOST WHITE SPORTS RADIO HOSTS DO NOT HAVE A CLUE ABOUT THE EXPERIENCES OF AFRICAN AMERICANS AND PEOPLE OF COLOR IN WHITE DOMINATED AMERICA!!!!!

It turned the radio off when Mahler started to take calls from KJR’s target audience….white suburb living, no African American friends or associates, no knowledge of our society or our culture listeners. Who of course would get on the radio and blast Kaepernick. Then Mahler had the nerve to have a African American former Seattle Seahawks player , Bryce Fisher on his show. I did not have to listen to know what Fisher was going to say because the brotha is a former member of the Air Force. You know he was going to disagree with Kaepernick and his protest.

It again shows something I have fought for and spoken out about for years and that is the inclusion, not the exclusion of African Americans as sports jocks on sports radio. Because readers IT IS A FACT, that whites and African Americans think differently on just about EVERYTHING, including the topics of race and racism.

Keep in mind readers that Colin has NOT broken any NFL rules. The 49ers released a statement supporting Kaepernick’s right to choose whether or not to acknowledge the national anthem.

I saw online that some brainless clowns have burned Kaepernick jerseys to protest the national anthem. Give me a break folks. Of course the folks doing this are NOT African Americans. Today thank goodness I have heard the leading scorer of all time in the NBA and now a community activist the great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Seahawk player Michael Bennett and other sports stars support Colin and his protest. Including a mannwho is known for his famous protest in the Olympic’s back in the 60′s, Tommy Smith. That makes me very very happy. If you disagree me…sorry.

This young man is joining Lebron, Melo, CP3, D-Wade, WNBA players and more in speaking out in there own ways about police shooting of African Americans. Readers we know it is WRONG for police getting shot and killed. THIS IS A FACT. Also a fact is this. what Colin Kaepernick said is flat out true. And that is in just about EVERY killing of a African American by cops, they have not been charged or on PAID leave!! This hurts me, it hurts Kaepernick, hurts Melo, CP3, Lebron and D-Wade and millions of other folks.

YES, black on black crime is WRONG and it needs to stop. But also the killing of African Americans by police needs to stop. Sports radio hosts like Dave Mahler and others DO NOT spend time around African Americans in our community. They know NOTHING about us. They are guessing. They “wonder” about us. Guys like Dave Mahler on KJR here in Seattle NEED DIVERSITY TRAINING in a worst way!! It stands out like two left shoes the lack of knowledge guys like Mahler and other folks in the media when issues of race and racism like this Kaepernick protest comes up.

So again I am proud of Colin and protest. It makes me proud to see a man who in reality can take his millions and say f..k black folks! And not say anything about race or racism like Tiger Woods. Micheal Jordan in a surprise to everyone, recently donated to African American organizations and even spoke out about black folks getting shot by police as well as police getting shot. Colin can just get his millions, drive his Jag or Benz and be happy. He has decided not to do that!! He cares about the plight of black people.

The NBA and now the NFL. I am waiting on a few African American Major League Baseball players to stand up and speak out. Let’s see if this will ever happen. Until that time, shout out to Colin Kaepernick. A brotha who even with MILLIONS in the bank has not forgot where he has come from. That is a good look!!

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Where Is The Local Artist Airplay On KUBE93?

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

ericpowersToday I as write this Seattle radio station is holding it’s KUBE93 Summer Jam at the Gorge in Eastern Washington state. And again led by program director Eric Powers, they have blocked “Music Inner City TV” from covering the event.

Now check this out readers. We can cover many Hollywood events including a big golf event on Monday with a big red carpet and stars BUT Eric Powers has blocked us from covering the Summer Jam for about six years in a row. It is a outrage. It is wrong. And yes it is racism. Powers did buy me a nice sound system for my PC after I had a terrible fire in 2005. And I was and still am grateful for that.

But if you know me I have to stand up for my power106protestfolks. And truth be told KUBE93 is not playing local artists during primetime. That is between 3pm and 8pm. The only time KUBE93 plays local artist music is on Sunday night’s “Sound Sessions” at 11pm. That is when the least amount of people are listening to the radio!! Come on readers this is a damn shame!!

You know what readers? Cats in Los Angeles and the Bay Area got together and protested big time against Power 106 in L.A. (pic here in this article of the L.A. Power 106 protest) To say the program director PLAY LOCAL ARTISTS MUSIC!! And guess what? Now Power 106 and also KMEL in the Bay is playing local artists music during PRIMETIME!! Unlike KUBE93. And they will not until cats STAND UP AND PROTEST!! Make your voices heard!

Listen artists. If you plan out being somebody in the music game you have to get local radio stations like KUBE93 to play your music. If you just want to be what I call a “ghetto celebrity” then continue doing what you are doing.

Finally at the Summer Jam, AGAIN KUBE93 stuck local artists at SECONDARY stage to perform instead of performing on the MAIN STAGE AND THIS IS JUST PLAIN WRONG!! This local label Lane Records sponsored the secondary stage this year at KUBE’s Summer Jam. And they had to spend a pretty penny for that. ALL THE ARTIST THAT PLAYED OR WILL PLAY THE SECONDARY STAGE IS GETTING ZERO RADIO AIRPLAY DURING PRIMETIME ON KUBE93!!! WHAT IS UP WITH THAT??

The other day there was a so called “networking” event here in Seattle. Was standing up for local airplay on KUBE and other local stations Movin 92.5 and a new station 103.7 discussed? HELL NO! It is time for cats to get their head out of the Northwest clouds!! STAND UP AND BE COUNTED AND MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!! Don’t be happy for where you are at. It is time for folks to STOP GIVING MONEY TO KUBE93 because when you do that they are running all the way to the damn bank OFF THE BACKS OF AFRICAN AMERICANS!! When a station that has NEVER had a AFRICAN AMERICAN DJ DURING PRIMETIME, something is VERY WRONG!!

I am not finished with this topic so turned readers.

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WHY Did SI Come Out With Story The Day Of Super Bowl Press Day?

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

Here in my hometown of Seattle, Washington certain so called sports jocks on sports radio are letting their feeling known on Baltimore Ravens future Hall of Fame member Ray Lewis. And it is getting worse by the day. And in my opinion unfair!!

Of course certain clowns like KJR’s Ian Furness and fellow clown Jason Puckett are blasting Lewis and bringing up the 1999 case in which two people were murdered in Atlanta. The murders are unsolved. Some think Lewis was a part of it & he knows what happened and who killed who. But Lewis has “tried” to move on from the case but this situation will follow Lewis until he dies.

Furness and others in sports media get behind the microphone and just down right say “I don’t like the guy” And they are tired of “his act” and are tired of his “preaching and dancing”. Which in my opinion is borderline racism. Today I heard a former NFL player say he is tired of Lewis and his “act” and cannot wait until his last game is over. Ian agreed with him. Those comments were BS!!!!

Myself, I am not tired of Lewis dancing and his so called “preaching”. Ray Lewis since the case in 1999 has tried to be a first class role model for kids. His record is clean for the last 13 years. He goes to community centers and schools and he talks to the kids about staying in school and etc. He has tried to be a first class role model for milllions of kids all over the world who loves his play off the field and on the field.

But the now the media is jumping on a SI story that Lewis may have used a deer spray that might have helped him recover from a serious injury he had during the season. This deer spray is banned by the NFL. Lewis has said the story is not true. So readers what side are you on? I want to know WHY SI came out with this stuff about Lewis ON THE SAME DAY AS MEDIA DAY FOR THE SUPER BOWL???? WHY? Was this planned by SI to make Lewis look bad because he is riding on such a high in helping his team reach the Super Bowl? I say YES!!

So now Lewis is fighting the 1999 murder case and the deer spray story instead of discussing the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl vs the 49ers. This is crazy!! Real crazy.

But certains fools like Ian Furness and Randy Cross and others do not like Ray Lewis as a person. They can care less about his Hall of Fame play for 17 years on the field. They want Lewis to suffer. They want to make Lewis look bad just like they wanted Mick Vick and OJ to look bad.

I think Ray Lewis is the best linebacker of his day. And one of best of all time in the NFL. When I watch the Super Bowl I want to see Lewis win and go out into retirement a winner. And I want to see him do his dance at the start of the game for the last time. And I want to hear what he wants to say after the game too.

Others want to say he is “preaching”. I call it putting down knowledge. This is what I call it. I hope sports radio will get off the 1999 case and this deer spray SET UP by SI and disgame in which one of the best NFL players of all time will play his last game.  Hopefully one day the real truth will come out about really happened that day in Atlanta. For everyones sake including the family of the deceased!

Is SI trying to sell magazines with this Lewis story put out on press day at the Super Bowl? HELL YESSSSS!!!!

 

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Superman Flying Into L.A. To Run With Kobe And Nash

ARTICLE FROM latimes.com (Full story click here)

Well the Los Angeles Lakers are going to have another great center to roam the middle in Dwight Howard. He will follow Wilt, Shag, Miken and Kareem.  It is amazing that the Lakers always obtain great centers to play for them. How does this happen? It is crazy. But anyway it has happned. Dwight Howard will be playing for the Lakers. Wow!

Howard will join two of the greatest players of all time on the Lakers, Steve Nash and of course Kobe. Yes Nash is 38 and Kobe is 34. But Nash can still play at  his age as long as the Lakers control his minutes and the same for Kobe. Dwight also joins Pau Gasol and Ron Artest to make a dynamite starting line up that will be very hard to beat. PLUS the Lakers signed Antwon Jamiason during the off-season. A proven vet who can get 20 at any time.

If you are a NBA fan you have to be excited to see this trade happen. I have a friend who says I am a NBA fan instead of a writer. I have to admit now that yes I am a fan. I love basketball. It is my favorite sport BY FAR. I can watch a NBA game, college game, high school game etc. I love the game of basketball.

Dwight Howard just had a back operation and may not start the season but that is O.K. He is a Laker and will play. Howard has personality, a smile and is a killer on the court. he will shut down the middle big time for the Lakers. He blocks more shots than any player in the NBA. The only problem I have is this readers and it could be a big problem.

Age may come into play with the Lakers.  Kobe is 34. Nash is 38,  Gasol is 31 and Artest is 33.  Head coach Brown will have to do a great job in trying to manage minutes for his older players.  This a fact. But all one is for sure. Howard, Kobe, Gasol, Nash and Artest keep in great shape so let’s see what happens next season when it comes to minutes.

I am listening to L.A. sports radio and the fans and media are excited.  Man cannot wait to see the games between the Lakers and the improved L.A. Clippers next season. And also when the Lakers meet the champs….Miami Heat and other games. It will be off the hook.

Since our beloved Seattle Sonics left town in 2008, I have followed the L.A. Lakers. This goes back to when I was young. The Lakers and the Sonics were my favorite teams. Thank god for NBA-TV. Counting down the days until the start of training camps and the start of the NBA season.      Gordon Curvey

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President Obama Fighting Against A Entire Network

ARTICLE FROM cnn.com (Full story click here)

Supporters of President Obama it is time to stand up. It is coming toward 2012 and it’s time to make your voices heard and support President Obama and his re-election.

Remember one thing. The right has one goal and one goal only. And that is to make the Prez a one term President and that is for sure.

Everything he is doing and has done since he has been in office is being challenged by the right. Everything readers. It has been a total respect of President Obama. It is a outrage!

I DO NOT agree with everything he has done since he has been in office. But that does not mean I am not a supporter of him. One thing for sure he is fighting against a ENTIRE network in Fox News.

Sean Hannity has made a point of blasting the President SINCE DAY ONE of his presidency. Every since the President and his family moved into the White House, Hannity and and others at Fox News have had one thing in mind and that is to bring President Barack Obama down.

Heck, the right has even talked negative about Michelle Obama and EVEN HIS KIDS!!! This is sad. Hannity refuses to say ANYTHING positive on the President. The same as Rush on radio.

Sorry to say even some at CNN and MSNBC are against the President. CNN reporter Gloria Borger is always talking negative about the President. And she never says President Obama it is always Obama or Barack Obama. Why is it some have problem calling the President, President Obama?

So I am going to do my small part as a supporter of President Obama and bring you the other side of the negativity of Fox News and the right. We have to stand up if you are a supporter of the President because 2012 is right around the corner.    Gordon Curvey

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Music Inner City Radio Podcast/1150am KKNW/ Seattle/11-11-2011

“Musc Inner City Radio” podcast from Seattle, Washington’s 1150am KKNW aired November 11, 2011. Special guest: NY Yankee pitcher CeCe Sabathia.

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Music Inner City Radio/2-10-2011

“Music Inner City Radio” hosted by Gordon Curvey. Entertainment and sports news, classic soul, new music and more. From Seattle, Washington.

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What In The Heck Is Going On With Harvey’s Ex Wife?

ARTICLE FROM eurweb.com (Full story click here)

If you go to some of the “urban” sites on the net you most likely have saw a story or two about the situation between comedian and radio and TV host Steve Harvey’s ex wife and current wife. It is real strange.

It started when Harvey’s ex wife Mary putting a series of three You Tube videos out discussing the possible cheating on her with other ladies while they were married.

She went on and spoke out more on You Tube and other outlets. Now Harvey’s current wife, Marjorie is tired of the actions by Mary and wants to sue Mary. I am sorry to say this could get ugly.

Meanwhile, Harvey went on his radio show and said he did not cheat on his ex wife and is

wondering why she is coming out with so called dirt years after they broke up. I totally agee with Steve.

Mary Harvey has come out and said she is broke. In my opinion she is a jealous female who has noticed that Harvey a solid career with a radio show, TV show and has had two best selling books.

Again, as a outsider I don’t understand why Mary Harvey has waited years after she left Harvey to go on You Tube and put Steve on blast. I don’t understand it at all other than one word……jealous.      Gordon Curvey

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Seattle Writer Good Story On How Basketball Brings Races Together

ARTICLE FROM seattletimes.com (Full story click here)

I have give credit where credit is due. Seattle sports writer Steve Kelly wrote a good story in the Seattle Times (click the link to read) about how basketball helped him and how he realizes how basketball brings black faces and white faces together.

And it is true. No other major sport has the personalities basketball has so in my opinion and Kelly’s it brings us more together as a people.

For instance I went to a game right before the NBA season started at Seattle’s Garfield High School put on by Seattle native and Portland guard Brandon Roy. At the game you saw Asians, East Africans, African Americans and whites in the audience having a good time watching the game of basketball.

I am sorry to say, when you go to a major league baseball game at Safeco Field here in town, the only people of color you see are the ushers and the ones on the teams. It is a little better at NFL games but not much.

But if you look at the audience at a NBA game it is a rainbow of colors. Just like it is in America. It is that way at a high school game, college game and of course the NBA.

Kelly’s article was a great article. I just wish Steve Kelly would be bold enough to write a story in the Seattle Times regarding the radio station he has a show on every week. Sports radio KJR which does the COMPLETE OPPISITE of what his article is about.

The station has ZERO diversity. NONE. In sales, producers, on the air and in management. This does not reflect the fields and courts of America. In my opinion, yes basketball knows about the word DIVERSITY. It helps to bring people together. But Steve a sports radio station which you work for, does not know about the work DIVERSITY nor do they care.      Gordon Curvey

It is the Steelers vs. the Packers in the Super Bowl. I wanted the Jets and Green Bay but it was not meant to be. But it will be a good Super Bowl. To read more on the upcoming Super Bowl and more Click here. Story via sports.yahoo.com

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Music Inner City Radio Podcast/1150am KKNW/12-4-2010

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Young Daughter Of Will Smith Wants Fame Like Parents

ARTICLE FROM digitalspy.com (Full story click here)

The young daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith wants fame just like her parents and if that is the case, she will be a mega star.

Young Willow has a new song out “Whip My Hair” that is blowing up. She is starting out in the music business very very young which is good.

Artists like Usher and Bow Wow started out very young. And they are still going strong. Of course Will can train his young daughter in the game. All the ups and downs of the music business.

One of Smith’s young sons is a actor and a good one at that. He will have a long career in the acting business just like his daughter will have a long career in the music business.

You will be able to watch Willow Smith’s new music video “Whip My Hair” very soon on “Music Inner City TV” which airs all over Wetern Washington state on Comcast On-Demand 24/7 (just go to “get local” and then “around the sound” and hear the song on “Music Inner City Radio” on 1150am KKNW every Friday night at 10pm (unless there is a game and it will start right after the game). The radio shows streams online live at www.1150kknw.com

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Total Lack Of Diversity On Sports Radio Stations In Seattle

This is Part 2 of my series of stories regarding local sports radio stations in Seattle, Washington. Two stations who cover sports in Seattle, have a grand total of ZERO African Americans on the air on a regular basis. The stations are sports radio KJR and 710 ESPN.

KJR has been on the air for more than 19 years and 710 ESPN has been on the air for about two years in the Seattle/Tacoma radio market. Again, no African Americans have been on the air with his or hers own program during the time these stations have been on the air. This is wrong readers.

When African Americans and people of color dominate the three major sports (football, basketball and baseball) it is wrong in my strong opinion to have a completely all white staffs on the two local sports stations. I am TIRED of hearing white guys interviewing African Americans and people of color on the air who they cannot relate to what so ever!!!

ONLY my friend Rick Dupree has been on the air. But he was only a semi-regular. He was fired and RE-HIRED again only to leave KJR because he saw no hope for himself to have his own regular program. So he left.

The current on air staff on KJR is Mitch Levy, Dave “Softy” Mahler, Ian Furness and Elise Woodward with Dick Fain on the weekend. Recently a former host on KJR, Jeff Aaron was brought back to have his own program on the weekends.

Also recently, “Hot Shot” Scott was hired to be on the air on KJR with the “The Gasman” during the weekdays to replace the departed “The Groz”. Scott was a DJ on sister station KUBE93.

On 710 ESPN it is Mike Salk, Brock Huard, “The Groz” Dave Grosby and Kevin Calabro and Jim Moore on the air. All the hosts on 710 ESPN and KJR are white. But to make matters worse, as far as I know, their are no African Americans or people of color in sales, as producers and for sure in management. This is wrong.

Seattle is a city known for it’s diversity. But in sports radio here in Seattle, diversity is a no show. The question is why? Well the answer is called the “ole boy network” in radio,TV and radio plus newspapers where whites help other whites to obtain employment while African Americans and people of color are left on the sidelines.

As I said earlier, “Hot Shot” Scott and Jeff Aaron was recently hired on KJR. Both of whom had ties to KJR already with Scott as a dj on sister station KUBE93 and Aaron as a former employee with KJR. For sure, the “ole boy network” is the reason both of them were hired.

On 710 ESPN, Brock Huard had ZERO radio experience but was hired. Jim Moore is a newspaper man who worked for the P.I. which is no longer around. Mike Salk came from Boston. Kevin Calabro and “The Groz” Grosby I have no problem with. And I have no problem with Dick Fain and Elise Woodward on KJR. Others, I have a problem with.

Recently I sent KJR host Dave Malher a text after a recent Husky football game in which QB Jake Locker did not have a good game. Mahler had given me his number months earlier.

Mahler sent me a return text calling me a “asshole” and “a nut job psycho” “I am as crazy as I am stupid” other very negative names. One text Mahler sent had to be modified by my phone company and removed!! It was wrong for Mahler to call me these derogatory names.

What is going on in sports radio here in Seattle is a total lack of inclusion of African Americans and people of color on a regular basis on ESPN 710 and KJR. The problem is management at the two stations seem not to care about this problem.

The management at KJR flat out LIED to African American leadership about hiring and diversity. FLAT OUT LIED. It is time for a chance at KJR and 710 ESPN. The hosts don’t care, the producers don’t care, and for sure management does not care. But one thing for sure………I care!!!!!

Racism is alive and well because all you have to do is look at 710 ESPN and sportsradio KJR here in Seattle. Dave Mahler’s texts to me shows for sure that there is work to be done.

Local newspaper, The Seattle Times has a sports editor who refuses to allow his writers to do a story on what I am writing about here. Why? Because he has writers at the Times like Jerry Brewer (who is African American) and Steve Kelly that are “in bed” with KJR. They are on the air as guests on the station. And Jim Moore who writes for the Seattle PI website, also refuses to write about this because he is on the air on 710 ESPN.This is Part 2 of my series of stories regarding local sports radio stations in Seattle, Washington. Two stations who cover sports in Seattle, have a grand total of ZERO African Americans/people of color on the air on a regular basis. The stations are sports radio KJR and 710 ESPN.

KJR has been on the air for more than 19 years and 710 ESPN has been on the air for about two years in the Seattle/Tacoma radio market. Again, no African Americans have been on the air with his or hers own program during the time these stations have been on the air. This is wrong readers.

When African Americans and people of color dominate the three major sports (football, basketball and baseball) it is wrong in my strong opinion to have a completely all white staffs on the two local sports stations. I am TIRED of hearing white guys interviewing African Americans and people of color on the air who they cannot relate to what so ever!!!

ONLY my friend Rick Dupree has been on the air. But he was only a semi-regular. He was fired and RE-HIRED again only to leave KJR because he saw no hope for himself to have his own regular program. So he left.

The current on air staff on KJR is Mitch Levy, Dave “Softy” Mahler, Ian Furness and Elise Woodward with Dick Fain on the weekend. Recently a former host on KJR, Jeff Aaron was brought back to have his own program on the weekends.

Also recently, “Hot Shot” Scott was hired to be on the air on KJR with the “The Gasman” during the weekdays to replace the departed “The Groz”. Scott was a DJ on sister station KUBE93.

On 710 ESPN it is Mike Salk, Brock Huard, “The Groz” Dave Grosby and Kevin Calabro and Jim Moore on the air. All the hosts on 710 ESPN and KJR are white. But to make matters worse, as far as I know, their are no African Americans or people of color in sales, as producers and for sure in management. This is wrong.

Seattle is a city known for it’s diversity. But in sports radio here in Seattle, diversity is a no show. The question is why? Well the answer is called the “ole boy network” in radio,TV and radio plus newspapers where whites help other whites to obtain employment while African Americans and people of color are left on the sidelines.

As I said earlier, “Hot Shot” Scott and Jeff Aaron was recently hired on KJR. Both of whom had ties to KJR already with Scott as a dj on sister station KUBE93 and Aaron as a former employee with KJR. For sure, the “ole boy network” is the reason both of them were hired.

On 710 ESPN, Brock Huard had ZERO radio experience but was hired. Jim Moore is a newspaper man who worked for the P.I. which is no longer around. Mike Salk came from Boston. Kevin Calabro and “The Groz” Grosby I have no problem with. And I have no problem with Dick Fain and Elise Woodward on KJR. Others, I have a problem with.

Recently I sent KJR host Dave Malher a text after a recent Husky football game in which QB Jake Locker did not have a good game. Mahler had given me his number months earlier.

Mahler sent me a return text calling me a “asshole” and “a nut job psycho” “I am as crazy as I am stupid” other very negative names. One text Mahler sent had to be modified by my phone company and removed!! It was wrong for Mahler to call me these derogatory names.

What is going on in sports radio here in Seattle is a total lack of inclusion of African Americans and people of color on a regular basis on ESPN 710 and KJR. The problem is management at the two stations seem not to care about this problem.

The management at KJR flat out LIED to African American leadership about hiring and diversity. FLAT OUT LIED. It is time for a chance at KJR and 710 ESPN. The hosts don’t care, the producers don’t care, and for sure management does not care. But one thing for sure………I care!!!!!

Exclusion is alive and well because all you have to do is look at 710 ESPN and sportsradio KJR here in Seattle. Dave Mahler’s texts to me shows for sure that there is work to be done.

PS. Local newspaper, The Seattle Times has a sports editor who refuses to allow his writers to do a story on what I am writing about here. Why? Because he has writers at the Times like Jerry Brewer (who is African American) and Steve Kelly that are “in bed” with KJR. They are on the air as guests on the station. And Jim Moore who writes for the Seattle PI website, also refuses to write about this because he is on the air on 710 ESPN.

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Music Inner City Radio Podcast/1150am/KKNW/8-13-2010

Complete program of “Music Inner City Radio” on Alternative Talk 1150 KKNW for 8-13-2010

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Music Inner City News Magazine Bio: T.I.

BIO FROM wikipedia.com (Full bio click here)

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

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T.I. has had a very very interesting life in twenty or so years on earth. Jail terms, millions of cd’s sold, acting in movies and more.

No one can deny this cat has talent behind the mic and in front of the camera as a actor. T.I. can act. Unlike other rappers, he has a long career ahead of him as a entertainer. If he can stay out of trouble. The question is, can he?

I think T.I. can do wonders in going into inner city schools and talking to the youth about staying in school and staying away from guns and violence etc. Of course he has done a lot of that since his release from jail for weapons charges. He can be a tremendous role model. And you know what? What I read, he is trying to be just that. A role model kids can look up to. That is great!

Congrats to T.I. and his lady Tiny who recently tied the knot. I am happy for Tiny and T.I. By watching Tiny’s reality program, it seems she is a great lady and a great mom.

Great things are ahead for T.I. in music and in Hollywood. Let’s hope he stays out of trouble. I think he will do it. He has to many kids who are looking up to him as a role model.

Please say a prayer for me as I enter Swedish Hospital here in Seattle (Aug 4th) for lung cancer surgery. For which I am very nervous but I have to have it done.

This is a wake up call for me. I have never spent time in a hospital. I hope this operation will have me back to good health. I have to many things to do. And thanks everyone for your prayers ad concern.      Gordon Curvey/Music Inner City

P.S Part 2 of “Lack Of Diversity On Sports Radio In Seattle” about sports radio KJR and 710 ESPN here in Seattle will be next week right here!!

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KUBE93 Needs To Play Local Artists During PRIME TIME!

ARTICLE FROM blogs.myspace.com Full story click here)

“One’s Man Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

(Thanks for everyone’s support during my health problems!)

I came upon the above article on the net yesterday and even though it was from 1997, every thing in the article is happening TODAY!! And yours truly is even mentioned. To my surprise!!

The article is by a cat who is not afraid TO SPEAK UP AND TAKE STANDS, just like me. It is a cat named Davy D out of the Bay Area. Just like my homie former Seattle NAACP chairman Carl Mack. Not afraid to speak up.

The above article is about Seattle’s KUBE 93 and their stance of not playing local artists during prim time. Let Usher or Drake or Lil Wayne or Ray J break out with a new joint, KUBE is all over it. But let Mac Slug or Chocolate or Twin G or Tacoma’s own Bassrock come out with a new joint and it is nowhere to be found on KUBE’s playlist.

KUBE 93 has been playing national artists on KUBE 93 without giving PRIME TIME air spins for local artists unless you are Seattle’s own Sir Mix-A-Lot and a few others.

It is time for local urban artists to stand up and take a stand just like artists did against Power 106 in L.A. and KMEL in the Bay. They said enough is enough and HIT THE STREETS with pickets and a march. THIS NEEDS TO HAPPEN HERE IN SEATTLE. The question ……….will it happen. I think no.

I think local artist are scared to take a stand. Afriad of their rep, afraid to take a risk. To laid back. Cats in Los Angeles and San Fran were not afraid. So now San Quinn and Mac Mall and L.A. artist can get their stuff played at 5pm and 6pm and 7pm.   hours instead of 11pm or midnight or not at all.

Local Seattle area artists the ball is in your court. Will you shoot and sink a 15 footer or shoot a brick. We will see. Again read my homies Davy D article. It is 2010 not 1997 but nothing has changed.

KUBE gave me real nice sound system for my computer after my terrible fire in 2005 for which I was very happy!!! But then they continued to ban me from the SJ etc.

The above article says that the FCC has told Clear Ch. owned stations and other stations to SET ASIDE 8,500 HOURS FOR LOCAL ARTISTS AIR SPINS DURING PRIM TIME!!. Let me repeat, the FCC has set told Clear Ch stations to SET ASIDE 8,500 HOURS for local artists air spin during prime time.

This WILL NOT happen if local Seattle/Tacoma artists continue to sit on their ass. and not march down to the radio meetings that KUBE 93 has EVERY WEEK and demand they will play the LOCAL artists hot new joint during PRIME TIME!! do not TAKE A TERRIBLE JOINT DOWN THEIR.

As you local artist lay in the cut and do nothing then you will not have airspins on KUBE. If you want to continue to be ghetto celebrities to catch the honeys then keep doing what you are doing as local artists.

In 1994 and 1998 myself, Curtis “Boss” Elerson, Gene Dexter, Silver Shadow D., Wojack, Robert Redwine, Melvin Hart and a few others brought out the pickets in front of KUBE 93′s offices. We meant business!!!! We had thousands of stickers and a bunch of pickets. We stayed up until 3am making picketts etc.

A LOT OF YOU YOUNG CATS DON’T KNOW THIS HAPPENED BUT IT DID. It is time for a new generation to do what we OG’s did in 94′ and 98′. You have to DEMAND THAT KUBE PLAYS YOUR JOINTS DURING PRIME TIME!! A FCC law will back you up because I am sure those 8,500 hours have not been taken up. REMEMBER THIS IS A LAW ARTISTS. DEMAND THAT KUBE PLAY YOUR HOT JOINTS!!

Organize yourself and speak out. Do you want to be seen on maybe 106? Remember ONLY SIR A-LOT IS THE CAT WHO HAS BLOWN UP BIG FROM SEATTLE. This is flat out sad. He has not had a hit since 1991 with “Baby Got Back” This is 2010!!! It is time for the Seattle/Tacoma area to be put back on the hip-hop/r&b/rap map!!!!!    Real Talk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The reason for our protest was for local artists air spins and to have more African American dj’s. As a result of our protests “Future Flavours” was started and Tony B’s work load increased at KUBE. But sorry to say, as far as airspins is concerned it ain’t happening except for on J-Moore’s late Sunday night program “Sunday Night Sound Sessions” Also “Streetbeat” with host Tony B has NEVER had myself on as a guest to discuss my almost TWO DECADES broadcasting. The question is why? Is it Tony B and his ego or his boss at KUBE93? I don’t know, only Tony knows.

Do you want to continue to be “ghetto celebrities” or do you want to do what my friend Davy D says in the above article? Time will tell. Stop the sleep walking artists. Stop being afraid to take a stand. Organize, build your pickett’s and let KUBE 93 know that you want radio air spins during prime time on KUBE just like they did at Power 93 in L.A. and KMEL in the Bay.

Cats were not afriad in SF and LA. Hundreds hit the street. IT CAN HAPPEN HERE IN SEATTLE.

Another thing is I am tired of is hearing hard core gangsta rappers or just rappers and urban artists fall into KUBE to be interviewed by Eric Powers and for some reason the terrible Dirty Harry. As a OG African American in the game it just turns my tummy to hear the so called interviews. It hurts big time.

OK, these are my feelings, please read the above link and remember NOTHING  has changed at KUBE since 97 as far as prime time radio spins. The ball is in the artists court.  What are the artists going to do?

Finally, I think it is a shame that KUBE has blocked my coverage of the KUBE Summer Jam for the last five years. Meanwhile they allow artists to use the word “nigga” and other words with young kids in the audience.

KUBE will not have warnings to parents and guardians on the KUBE website or on the air or on the tickets. All KUBE cares about is making $$$ of the BACKS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS. After the SJ, they run to the bank.

My friend Julie, why don’t you take the lead?

Gordon Curvey

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MJ Makes Comments On James & Heat/James Possible Home?

ARTICLE FROM blackbloggers.com (Full story click here)

The REAL king, Micheal Jordan made some comments regarding LeBron James and Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh joining together in Miami on the Heat and they were not good.

He basically said he would not have called Larry Bird, Magic Johnson or Charles Barkley etc to form a super team in the NBA. The is a blast of James by MJ. By the way I wonder how James feels about this because MJ is his idol.

James is getting plenty negative pub all over the place for his bolting from the Cavs. In Cleveland he is really getting negative press in the newspapers on TV and the net and of course from Cavs fans.

And word has leaked about the possible new multi-million dollar home he may move into soon in the Miami area. And folks when you see the pics (above link) you will know the cat has some real dough in his pockets.

I think differently on James and Wade and Bosh. I don’t like the move by these three. It is that simple. I do not like the move.

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Music Inner City News Magazine Bio: Bassrock

A collaboration unlike any other “Bassrock” is a new breed of music groups to come out the West Coast or the Northwest. Combining multiple genres into their music. “Bassrock” has been able to expand and develop their creativity.

Formed in 2009, “Bassrock” was brought together by current member and businessman “Factor”. Looking for new beats and a new fresh style, Factor stumbled upon a young set of aspiring producers and artists and writers by the name of “Cap” and “Chauz” aka “Citystarz” realizing how well they all worked together to make great music.

“Bassrock” began expanding their their talent and began putting on shows around the west coast. Big things are in the horizon for “Bassrock”

Look for “Bassrock” on Seattle’s own “Music Inner City TV/Radio” in the near future. Their new video music video with star Ray J will be seen on the program(s) too!

“Music Inner City TV” is the program others want to emulate and duplicate in the Northwest. We are leaders, not followers and we have been that way for almost two decades!! You already know!

“Music Inner City” continues to be the program that breaks national acts in the Northwest. It is not KUBE93 or other stations, it is “M.I.C-TV/Radio” The Dirty South, East Coast, West Coast, Midwest and Northwest. We play them all on “M.I.C”

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Possible Reunion Of ALL The Members Of Destiny’s Child?

ARTICLE FROM theybf.com (Full story click here)

Do you think ALL the members of Destiny’s Child will get together for one last time for a new cd or tour of the U.S and elsewhere? Well it could happen .

That means Michelle, Beyonce, Kelly, Farrah and former guest on Seattle’s own “Music Inner City TV” Letoya Luckett.

Man that would be off the hook and  for sure money maker for the group and for Columbia Records and for the music industry as a whole.

I have not heard to much from Farrah. Kelly has put out a few cd’s but truth be told, they did not sell well and Michelle has done well putting out gospel cd’s and Beyonce…………well we all know she has done very very very well in movies, singing etc. She is a triple threat in the entertainment business.

So in reality Beyonce has to lower her ego for the benefit of her child hood friends to be reunited and form Destiny’s Child again.

So let’s see what happens readers and see if Destiny’s Child will get together again. This time with Farrah and Letoya. Stay tuned and we will have all the news right here on “Music Inner City News Magazine”

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Seattle’s Jamal Crawford And Aaron Brooks Win Post Season Awards

ARTICLE FROM nba.com (Click here for full story)

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

I do not think my home town of Seattle, Washington get enough ink in the media and over the air regarding all the talent from here doing well in the NBA.

S.I. did a great story on all the player from Seattle and surburbs who are in the NBA a few months ago.

That article I am sure made more sports fans aware of the basketball talent coming from the city of Seattle.

Having said that, a big shout out to the Atlanta Hawks Jamal Crawford who won the NBA “Sixth Man” award and to the Houston Rockets Aaron Brooks who won “Most Improved” for thr 2009-10 season.

Crawford went to Rainier Beach High and Brooks went to Franklin High. The schools are rivals here in Seattle and Jason Terry of the Mavericks also went to Franklin. And the Celtics Nate Robinson went to Rainier Beach and Brandon Roy went to Garfield High. There are about 13 players in the NBA from Seattle area and suburbs.

We hope to do interviews many of the Seattle NBA players this summer so look out for that.

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I Have a Problem With Programs On TBS

Below pic and story from tbs.com

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

As a African American I AM TIRED OF TBS AIRING THESE SITCOMS WITH A AFRICAN AMERICAN CAST IN A COMEDY.

TBS already airs  “Amos and Andy” look-a-like programs produced by Tyler Perry and now here comes “Are We There Yet” produced by former guest on Seattle’s Music Inner City TV, Ice Cube.

Why is it we are doing these comedies with African Americans acting like clowns and buffoons?

What about a program or series with a African American cast IN A WEEKLY DRAMA!!! What about that readers? I will not watch one more minute of “Meet The Browns” and the other Perry produced shows.

It is flat out embarrasing to see these clowns so called acting like “colored folks” of “darkies” in the 1920′s Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Steppin Fetchin type movies/programs.

Ice Cube has been on my show three times as a legendary rapper. I wish my brotha can produce a drama on TBS, instead of a ANOTHER comedy with a all African American cast. IT IS BADLY NEEDED IN MY STRONG OPINION!!!

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BREAKING NEWS: Rap/Hip-Hop Legend Guru Passes Away

ARTICLE FROM chicagotribune.com (Full story click here)

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

Rap/Hip-Hop legend Guru has passed away from cancer at 43. Guru was a guest on Seattle’s Music Inner City three times over the years.

A friend of mine, Walt Atkinson was one of his favorite fans. And he was one of my favorite artists too. Guru and DJ Premier formed a dynamic duo in the rap/hip-hop world.

They formed the group Gangstarr and put down many hits over the years in their own great way. They had their own style. When you turned on the radio you knew who they were right away if you knew about urban music.

A lot of young artists need to study video of Guru and Gangstarr. They were vets who knew how to entertain a crowd unlike many artists of today.

Every time I interviewed Guru it was a great interview. Sorry to say I lost my interviews with Guru in my terrible fire I had a few years ago. But I have the memories of myself kickin it with a true legend….Guru.

Hey Guru, thanks for all the great music you left us and thanks for all the interviews you did with M.I.C-TV. R.I.P bro.

Will be playing videos of Guru in the next M.I.C-TV/Radio.

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Music Inner City Radio Podcast/1150 KKNWam/3-26-2010

Complete program from “Alternative Talk” 1150 KKNWam edition of “Music Inner City Radio”. Entertainment and urban sports news, classic soul and hip-hop/ new music, exclusive interviews and more! To advertise with us on TV. radio and the interview for our VERY low month;y rates, please call 206-445-3989 or e-mail us at gcurvey@yahoo.com

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Music Inner City Radio Podcast/1150am KKNW/3-18-2010

Complete re-broadcast of “Music Inner City Radio” in Alternative Talk 1150am KKNW here in the Seattle, Washington area. Entertainment news, President Obama news, urban sports, classic soul and hip-hop music and more. Hosted by Gordon Curvey.

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Chris Brown Asks For Radio And Fans Support

ARTICLE FROM essence.com (Full story click here)

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

Singer Chris Brown is doing something he thought he would never do. And that is to ask for his fans support in buying his new cd and is also asking radio to play his music.

Ever since his problem of beating of singer Rihanna, he has had problems with his career.

It is for sure not like it was before the problems came down on him.

But in reality Brown cannot blame anyone but himself for his problems. He brought them on himself. He should have did what he did to the beautiful Rihanna.

Having said that, the question is this. Is it time for fans to forgive Brown and buy his music? Is it time for radio to start playing his music again? Truth be told I do not even hear any past Chris Brown music on the radio like “Kiss-Kiss-Kiss” and others. Do you?

Brown is doing every thing courts have asked him to do and more. He is even going to schools and community centers to talk to talk to youth etc.

What will it take for radio and fans to support Chris Brown like before the Rihanna incident? It does not help when programs on TV like “The Insider” and “Showbiz Tonight” continue to blast Brown when ever they can.

This story is very very interesting. Let’ see if the negative treatment of Chris Brown will continue. For his sake and career, I hope the negativity stops.

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Stern Blasts Gabourey Sidibe About Her Weight

ARTICLE FROM huffingtonpost.com (Full story click here)

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

I CANNOT believe what so called “shock jock” Howard Stern said about Oscar nominee actress Gabourey Sidibe over the air about her size!

Please listen to his STUPID and yes RACIST comments about Ms. Sidibe by clicking the link above. I am real bothered by his comments. And I am bothered by his sidekick Robin saying what she said too! The question is WHY DID HOWARD MAKE THESE COMMENTS AND WHY IS THIS NOT BIGGER THAN WHAT IT IS?

First of all Gab will find work again!!! She is looking over new roles right now Howard!!! And not only that I am sure OPRAH AND SPIKE AND DENZEL AND TYLER PERRY and others will make sure she will have a job acting in a movie!!! What a STUPID thing to say that Gabourey will not find another acting job!!!

It hurts me as African American that Howard would say that about her and hurts me even more that Gab’s African American sista would also make negative comments about Sidibe!!!!

Gabourey seems like such a down to earth young lady with a great personality. Yes she is a large lady. This is true. And hopefully she will shed some pounds for her health. But when she is ready she will. She does not need CLOWNS like Howard and Robin blasting her on national radio!!

And here is a question. What kind of talent does Howard have or Robin have? I think the pitbulls that Shorty trains on “Pit Boss” on TV have more talent than Howard and Robin!!!!!!!!!!! All Robin does is laugh and makes a stupid comment after Howard’s stupid comments!!!! It is beyond me why he makes millions. He is a no talent!!

These comments made by Howard and Robin should make Sidibe work harder and show the fool and crazy Howard that she is going to work and she will continue to be a wonderful actress and a great lady.

What Robin should have said on the radio as a African American female is how proud she was of Gabourey to be nominated for a Oscar and how proud she was of Monique to win a Oscar!!!! Instead of the very negative things said. Those comments make me angry and also very very sad.

What Howard said about Gabourey Sidibe is FLAT OUT WRONG AND TERRIBLE! I hope you readers are as bothered as I am by his comments.

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M.I.C. News Magazine Report: Snoop Dogg In Seattle

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

This past Friday and Saturday rap legend Snoop Dogg was in the Seatown to perform at the Showbox Sodo. And I want to tell you my feelings as a vet in this music game.

First of all I tried like hell to obtain a one on one interview with Snoop via the phone or in person but again got nothing as far as a interview. The only time I have interviewed Snoop was at the B.E.T. Awards in L.A. a few years ago for a minute.

I will keep trying and maybe the Dogg will finally do a interview with us at Music Inner City TV and Music Inner City News Magazine. I have enough videos by Snoop to do a great program. A “Snoop Dogg Special”

Anyway, the Friday show was sold out. I was told by Snoop’s manangement that I was allowed to cover the Saturday show to write about it here at M.I.C News Magazine.

I got to the venue around 10:45pm because I was told Snoop would hit the stage around 11pm. But I know the game folks. If I was told 11pm, that meant midnight. I was right. The crowd waited for more than a hour before Snoop finally hit the stage. He hit the stage about 12:10am But before that, the crowd started to boo. Then the lights finally went down and the show started.

Snoop’s set started with a short film with Snoop from one of his movies etc. That lasted about a minute or so and then Snoop pimped on stage. The crowd went CRAZY!

By the way, there was people of all races and ages at the show. Even little kids, which I did not understand with all the language being used by Snoop. There was people from 12 to 60 in the crowd.

Snoop started to perform all of his hits from “What’s My Name” from earlier in his career to his recent hits “I Wanna Rock” and “Gangsta Luv” The crowd was jumping and dancing to all of his hits.

One thing for sure, their was plenty of folks in the crowd taping some of the show on their cell phones so most likley you can go to You Tube and see videos from the Seattle show. I was not one of them doing that.

Since I was told no for a interview with Snoop, I went to the show to watch it and review it for the thousands of you who visit our site. I knew I was going to watch a vet at work and that is what I saw.

Snoop along with a few of his homies like Daz and Kurupt put on a show done by vets in the rap game. The same thing happened when I went to shows by Ice Cube and DJ Quik. All three of them can perform hit after hit for their fans unlike young performers who have only a few hits in their bag.

I think everyone left the Showbox satisfied. It was a good performance by a cat who knows what he is doing on stage to satisfy his fans. A big shout out to big Snoop Dogg for his longevity in the music industry. Keep doing what ya doing SD!!

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