Laura Welsh – Ghosts***messymandella***

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Analyzing Robert Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938) : Is Your Soul For Sell? ***messymandella***

Excerpt From Stephen Davis “Hammer of the Gods.”

“In the delta of the Mississippi River, where Robert Johnson was born, they said that if an aspiring bluesmen waited by the side of a deserted crossroads in the dark of a moonless night, then the Devil himself might come and tune his guitar, sealing a pact for the bluesmen’s soul and guaranteeing a lifetime of easy money, women, and fame. They said that Robert Johnson must have waited by the crossroads and gotten his guitar fine-tuned.

Robert Johnson was a Mississippi blues singer and songwriter, who according to legend, sold his soul to Satan “at the crossroads” in exchange for his remarkable talent on the guitar.


 
Born and raised in Mississippi, Robert Johnson started playing blues guitar in the late 1920s. His wife and child died in childbirth around 1930 and he is said to have devoted himself to the guitar. Part of the crossroads story comes from a report that he dropped out of sight for a while in the early 1930s and returned a much-improved guitarist.

In 1936-37 he recorded at least 29 songs in Texas (San Antonio and Dallas), then returned to Mississippi to play and sing in clubs and bars. His mysterious death at the age of 27 added to the legend: He died in 1938, falling ill after playing a party and dying four days later.

At the stroke of midnight, he walked down to the windswept crossroads at the junction of Highways 61 and 49 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Reciting an ancient incantation, he called upon the Devil to make his deal. In exchange for Johnson’s immortal soul, the devil tuned his guitar, thereby giving him the abilities which he so desired. From then on, the young bluesman played his instrument with an unearthly style, his fingers dancing over the strings. His voice moaned and wailed, expressing the deepest sorrows of a condemned sinner.

Whatever the reason, Johnson died at the young age of twenty-seven (The 27 Club with members Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin)  Down in the Delta Blues music that has influenced guitar players like Muddy Waters, and his songs have been covered by several rock stars, including Eric Clapton and The Rolling Stones.
 In 1986 Robert Johnson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His songs include “Crossroad Blues,” “Me and the Devil Blues” and “Terraplane Blues.”

Because of the historical significance of “Cross Road Blues,” it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998.

Robert Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938)

Historians and musicians all over the world are still are intrigued

 

by the legend of Robert’s deal with the devil came due and as evidence gave the fact that they had seen him on all fours, howling at the moon the night he died……

 

Undisputed facts about Johnson’s life are few and far between. More often than not, his legend has obscured the few grains of truth that can be discerned. According to the myth, the young bluesman desperately longed for fame and fortune. “

 

What is encrypted in the power of fame?

 

Do musicians and other artist go against everything they we are taught to reach that pinnacle of success?

 

We are closer to the spiritual world, and we are closer than we can ever could imagine.

 

Would you risk your intuition and mystical inner strength to reach that Millionaire status, given a chose?

 

Did Robert Johnson make a pact with the Devil?

 

Historians claimed that Robert could not play but a few chords if any, on the guitar until he came back from the Cross Roads.

The eerie tale is of course, that when he came back to play he played better than anyone else, that saw him playing a week before, and could not understand why? Robert ONLY played with his back turned away from his audience….

 

Here is the footage, and now you know the legend!

Was this story a myth, or a true deal with the devil? Would you make that deal to gain riches and fame?

 

 

 

 

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BOSSCHICK BATTLE LEAGUE PRESENTS: NORMA BAYTS VS MORAWSHA ***messymandella***

  I had no idea this battle was available. As women in the game we have to reach out to other’ women that are part of the culture, and grinding and building their own empire.
 
That is how we build a community and our culture needs this,right now.
 
Women who want to be heard and respected with their clothes on and keep their head in the game.
 
  I would have watched this battle and clash of the thick sistas’ fight a week ago on Rapgrid, but women we must promote our own, for views.
 
Yes, sista’s are doing it and making  sure that their own voices are  heard, and not ignored.

 
I am a Norma Bayts,fan. I have always been.
 
She came a long way from always being mentioned mention for her body and outfits and not her understanding of a hot 16.

She has stage presence and a sense of humor , just like Morawsha from Kansas.
 
Real Battle Fans understand that Boss Chicks always have to pound the pavement and represent their business plans just to create a league.

Female battlers are in a league of their own. We must pay homage to  women  and also show love by giving them views.
 
Women are just as important to the Rap Culture.
 
Men, they view your  battles and visibly are present at every event.   So, why are the views so dramatically lower than the men? Promotion and sexism, and the prior believe they have ghost writers.
 
Give them the same respect,  because just like the men in the game  sista’s are clever, mentally equipped to write and embarrass some of you men with their  freestyle ability. Oh, you doubt me?
 
Well. watch their videos, retweet their battles, because they consistently personify their mentality and clever word-play and are underappreciated.

Female battles receive about 1 /4 of the views the Male battles receive.

 

Women are in Hip-Hop, and we aren’t going any damn where, but even if it is a battle we should also create a sisterhood.

The fact remains that you women are performers, and should have the exact views
 

***messymandella *** Battle Classics-Canibus vs Dizaster

Thank You All For Reading!

Thank You All For Reading!

 

We have new class of Battle Rap Fans that appreciate the culture.

We now can extend gratitude to Fight Klub Rap Battle,Ultimate Rap League, Lionz Den

for being the blue print of the Battle Rap Empire that has taken over in our culture and reached every ethnic group, country, and has expanded the culture.

You will revisit or be introduced to battles that are legendary and still debated upon right now!

I don’t have to even mention names…
 
We will pay homage to Grind Time and show case rap Legends, Serius Jones, Charlie Clips, Hollow Da Don, Tsu Surf, Arsonal Da Rebel, and Conceited’s earlier rap battles.

We will revisit battles with the late Tall T and earlier battles with Legends Murda Mook and Iron Solomon!