Sixteen years today, marks the death anniversary of the late, great Tupac Shakur. I can’t believe it’s been so long and yet he still thrives through music and in the speakers of those who know real hip hop. Not only was he at the forefront of hip hop, whether it be for the good or the bad; Tupac was also a revolutionary, pushing the boundaries in music, politics, media and humanity. He was the voice for the streets, the urban life and the oppressed. Although, his music caused controversy, he always kept it real and stayed true to himself and what he believed in. He was fueled by his passion and his vision. Tupac will always live as long as real music lives. And if it was up to Pac, there wouldn’t be any of this lame ass music on the radio that “raps” about money, cars and clothes! Hip hop is life and not materialistic! Sorry Pac, I went on a tangent, but may you rap in peace…
One of Los Angeles’ Finest: Tupac Shakur
Today, Revisited with Sickest Addictions X 9/11
September 11, 2001 – The day our country fell apart but came together at the same time. This was the day our country witnessed and experienced a tragedy that will forever be instilled in our hearts, minds and souls. This day belongs to those who lost their lives as victims of terrorism, heroes who risked their lives for others, family and friends who lost a loved one and for every individual that proudly represents America. We will not be defeated for it is our unity, freedom and patriotism that will forever persevere through any trial and tribulation. Victims of 9/11 will never be forgotten and will forever live through the soil of this country…we salute you!
Today Revisited X Isaac Hayes
August 10, 2008 – The singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor, Isaac Hayes passed away. Hayes was one of the influential musicians behind the genre of soul, funk, jazz-funk and disco; and is also regarded as being responsible for the evolution of disco and rap! As a singer/songwriter, he has dropped timeless tracks such as “Soul Man” and the still sampled musical score, “Theme from Shaft.” Hayes has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and has been honored and recognized by the Grammy Hall of Fame (winning 3 Grammys) and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His musical influences include greats such as James Brown, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Fats Domino, Sly and the Family Stone and Marvin Gaye. As an actor, Hayes featured in movies such as “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka” and is the voice for the “Chef” in South Park. Entertain in Peace Isaac Hayes…you will always be remembered…
Today Revisited with Sickest Addictions X Birth of Levi’s
May 20 1873 – When business man Levi Strauss and tailor Jacob Davis joined forces, they created the iconic blue jean company Levi Strauss & Co. On this date the duo received their patent for using copper rivets to strengthen the pockets of denim work pants.
Today revisited with Sickest Addictions X Beverly Hills Hotel 100yr Anniversary
May 12, 1912 – One of the most luxurious hotels in the nation opened its doors 100 years ago today. The Beverly Hills Hotel, located just north of Sunset Boulevard at the intersection of Rodeo Drive, served host to many Oscar and Grammy parties. It was also a private retreat to many celebrities like Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Jack Nicholson and the list goes on. In 1948, the hotel had been given a little makeover. The walls were painted a salmon-like color to compliment the California sunset. This gave birth to the nickname, “The Pink Palace.” In 1992, the hotel closed its doors temporarily for expansion. It re-opened its doors in 1995 and currently has 200 rooms/suites and 23 private bungalows. Rooms are quoted at $500 a night. For wining and dining, the Beverly Hills Hotel offers a few restaurants and bars. Here you can find the Polo Lounge, Cabana Cafe, and Bar Nineteen12. Expect the menus to be on the pricey side. So fellas, if you want to drop some panties, you might want to consider taking your girls to the Beverly Hills Hotel. A Sick Addicts salute to the Beverly Hills Hotel for their 100 years of service! #pimpshit
Today revisited with Sickest Addictions X Beethoven’s 9th Symphony
May 7, 1984 - Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony was premiered in Vienna, Austria. Beethoven is highly regarded as one of the greatest composers in history. This particular piece of music is considered by many to be the greatest piece of music ever written. #ClockworkOrange #Ultraviolence
Today, Revisited with Sickest Addictions X RIP Lisa “Left eye” Lopes
April 25, 2002 – The music world and the world in general physically lost Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. She is 1/3 of the iconic R&B and hip-hop trio, TLC. She represented her name, “Left Eye,” by rockin’ a black stripe under her eye and even sometimes a wrapped condom to promote safe sex. Lopes brought the lyrical rhymes and unique style to TLC and personally, she was the hottest one. Along with being known as a rapper/singer/dancer, she also dabbled in songwriting and acting. She unfortunately was involved in a freak car accident that made her the only fatality in the wreck. She willforever be missed and never forgotten. Perform in Peace Left Eye…
Today, Revisited with Sickest Addictions X All-American Hero
April 22, 2004 – Patrick Daniel Tillman, better known as Pat Tillman, was shot and killed while serving our country in Afghanistan. Before joining the service, Tillman was a beast on the NFL playing field. He was drafted as a safety by the Arizona Cardinals in 98′ and was an All-Pro selection in 00′. After the 9/11 tragedy, Tillman was inspired and decided to sacrifice his football dreams to enlist into the Army in June of 2002. Now that’s the true meaning of serving your country. Rest in Peace Pat Tillman…
Today, Revisited with Sickest Addictions X 420
Do you ever wonder what the relation of 4/20 or 4:20 is to smoking marijuana? Or did you just conform to it because everyone else did? It is said to have started in San Rafael, California (of course it originated in Cali!) on April 20, 1971, by some teenage students who called themselves the “Waldos.” On this day, the Waldos were in search for a marijuana field that was supposedly abandoned and they called this “mission” of theirs, “4:20 Louis.” This symbolized their meeting place; the Louis Pasteur statue at San Rafael HS and fittingly used 4:20pm as their meeting time. They never found the abandoned weed field, but the term “four-twenty” lives on. Whether this story is true or not, “love” smokers all over the world use this term and this time to put one in the air. Smoke responsibly!
Today, Revisited with Sickest Addictions X April Fool’s Day
April 1st – Even though April Fools’ Day is not a national holiday, it is a day widely known all over the world for pulling pranks on people. It is said to have originated around 1392! Dang, we got jokesters from way back when! This day is a day of humor and foolishness, but some countries treat them differently. In places such as Australia, Canada, South America, New Zealand, UK and Cyprus, pranks are only pulled till’ noon time. If someone dares pull a prank after noon, they are called an April Fool. As for the United States and other countries, pranks are 24/7, so you better watch your back and tread cautiously or else your ass will be got! In Italy and France, there is a tradition where children will sneakily put paper fish on each other’s backs and yell “poisson d’avril!” or “pesce d’aprile” which means April Fish. So put your clever hats on and get to pranking! #SaranWrapOnTheToiletSeatNeverFails #GOTEM