Friday, March 20, 2009

Daily Operation: March 20, 2009

A John Lennon biopic is in the works.
I hope it receives the grade-A treatment it deserves.

Bump in the Trunk:

CunninLynguists - Georgia (Remix) (feat. Khujo Goodie & Killer Mike)
BK Cyph - The Voice
Black Milk - Dreams
Busta Rhymes - Watch How You Talk (feat. Uncle Murda, Raekwon & The Game)
Crooked I - If You Ever Hear Me (Prod. by King Tech)
Fat Joe - Hey Joe (Prod. by Infamous)
Joe Budden - Hottest In the Hood
K'Naan - Live at SxSW 2009 (Presented by NPR)
M.O.P. - Brooklyn (feat. Busta Rhymes)
Rain - Pass By Me (Prod. by Nottz)
DJ Self - I Am the Club (feat. Juelz Santana & Skull Gang)
GLC - Flight School (feat. Kanye West & T-Pain)
Mahagani - Stand Over There (Remix) (feat. The Game & Maino)
Slim Thug - I Run I-95 (Remix) (feat. Brisco, Red Cafe & Maino)
Keri Hilson - Quicksand
Myko - Give It 2 U
QuESt - Yes Yes, A Tribe Called QuESt (Hot Sex)
Wale - Chillin' (feat. Lady Gaga)
B.J. the Chicago Kid - Nasty
Keri Hilson - Turn My Swag On (I Ain't Talking About You)
Pimp C - Let's Talk Money (feat. Lil Wayne & T-Pain)
Fes Taylor - Ocean Drive
DJ Scream - On My Grind (feat. Shawty Lo & Cosa Nostra)

Knowledge Reigns Supreme:

The Great Shame: The New York Times' Bob Herbert reports on the commonplace occurrences of rape and sexual abuse in the U.S. military. Shameful, indeed.

Bill Moyers Journal: Moyers sits down with Marta Peláez, president and CEO of Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc., for a conversation on the correlation between the sinking economy and the rise in murder, suicide, and, specifically, domestic abuse. Moyers also discusses the definition of the word "socialism" with a self-proclaimed "old-school socialist", Mike Davis, acclaimed writer and professor at UCRiverside.

Tavis Smiley x Bobby Womack: A fun chat with the soul legend himself, who is on his way to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Did Vladimir Putin Ever Meet Ronald Reagan?: A recently-released photograph begs the question. The Guardian provides some background and other interesting info.

Hypocrisy Watch: MSNBC's David Shuster calls out Republican Representative Michelle Bachman over comments (and actions) regarding earmarks. Go get 'em Dave!