It started for me with the Sugar Hill Gang, Afrika Bambaataa and the brothers out of NYC that sampled Parliament Funkadelics, James Brown and beats from the street. I was there in the beginning. I had the clothes, the hairstyles and attitude to match. I never would have thought that Hip Hop would last as long as it did or morph into what it is. It was an art form. I didn’t have the skills but I envied KRS-1, Public Enemy, Ice-T, and Ice Cube. They had an edge. I just had the moves.

Bet you didn’t know that, did you? How does that relate to guns? Well, I know the grief my younger brothers and sisters are going through today. You know that everything you read isn’t true. You know that those in the hip hop culture get abused for your style. Gun owners get the same beef.

I used to dance like there was no tomorrow to the “electronic boogaloo.” I moonwalked, popped and locked as best I could and made it nasty. I lived and borrowed styles from the guys on Venice Beach when Lou Ferrigno was still trying to beat Arnold. There was this Dutch kickboxer that was modeling International Male, and roller-skating to radio boxes the size of luggage were the rage.

By the time rap had became Gansta, I was married and settling down. I still love the music but nostalgically. I know what’s up son?

Help wanted:
I am looking for rappers, spitters, mix masters and beat makers to help produce stingers, themes and original music for my podcast in the future. It has to be rated “G” and can range from 10 seconds to complete instrumentals. Themes should be patriotic, funky, blues or R&B flavored. If I like your stuff, I’ll pay you for it, and help promote your name to my international audience. Actually, I think I’d be a good asset for you. I know there is a lot of competition now. I am no P-Diddy but I know how you could probably profit with what you have now better than you do.

If you are a rocker or do original country, try me, I like all music. I’d like to get a someone that could travel with me to do video too. I’ve seen your YouTube work. You got skills. email me.


Rev. Kenn Blanchard is a pro-gun media producer & marketing professional that helps small businesses by providing information, entertainment , inspiration and support to the sport shooting community through blogs, voice -over, podcasting and professional speaking. 


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