YTube Vid of the Week: Does Racism Still Exist?

Living in the 21st century is all about knowing there’s a such thing as racism but pretending that it’s not there. We as a society collectively ignore the truth in there being racism that still exist.

This week’s Ytube Vid of the Week is strictly for the people who are in denial about racism.

Will systematic racism ever cease its existence?

We’ll never live in a society where a system that’s structured to its precise bit will no longer exist. I’ve lived majority of my life suppress from the thought of there being racism; I always knew it was there but corporations and huge public figures don’t acknowledge it so I ignored it along with many other people who choose to live a life pure of labels.

As a liberal thinker and free spirited individual, I’d love to think I live in a world where stuff like whether I’m black, brown, red, or yellow doesn’t matter. But every time I turn on the television, there’s something there reminding me that I need to know what race I am because if I choose to be a different race one day, I could be chastised for it.

*cough cough* I’m referring to Rachel Dolezal, who recently received a lot of backlash for not answering a question about whether she was African-American or White after her parents outs her for portraying herself to be a black woman for 10 years.

Racism exist because people believe that labels matter, and until we can prove they aren’t needed when we do things like apply for jobs, schools, or even visit the doctor’s office, the human race will always identify with labeling. Unfortunately, it’s necessary in society to know what the next person refers himself as so that we can naturally make assumptions about how they may live.

Do you believe there are steps that can be taken that can completely rid the world of racism? Leave your comments below.

Have you heard about Trap Gospel Music? Watch Ytube Vid of the Week: “I Luh God” by MaryMary’s Erica Campbell on Doc’s Castle Media.

YTube Vid of the Week: I Luh God (Trap Gospel Song) by Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell

Would you change the way you get a message across to someone if you felt you weren’t being heard?

Seems like that’s a question religious communities often ask when it comes to getting their message heard by a younger audience. There’s a constant debate between conservative and liberal believers about changing their delivery to reach youth. But while they’re changing their delivery, could it be possible they could be altering their most important messages?

I wonder what Erica Campbell was thinking when she created her latest gospel hit “I Luh God,” which video was released this week.

Gospel hit singer of “God in Me” has taken it up a notch by introducing her listeners to a new style of gospel we haven’t heard her do before. I’ll even say it makes me raise an eyebrow. I never thought the infamous MaryMary would result to “keeping up” with the ages. I often wonder about what’s happening in this current era of gospel music.

What in the world is “Trap Gospel?”

There’s only one video I’ve seen that could come close to my idea of what Trap Gospel might be and it was found while scrolling my Facebook time line. (Click here to listen to I’m In Love with The Cocoa Gospel Version). No one can top the I’m In Love with the Cocoa hit!

The instrumental for “I Luh God” and its repetitive phrase “I Luh God” lost me as I forgot why I love God while I heard the song!! (I really didn’t forget. I’m just over exaggerating.) It’s annoying to hear. The only good that came from the song was the beat. I could have stole it and rapped or sung on it myself.

There’s so much more to be said about the creator of the universe. Wouldn’t you even say that’s the least? The word “gospel” alone stands for Jesus’ story, which we heard nothing about in this song. I wouldn’t choose to name this gospel music at all. But is it trap music? No, it’s just Ms. Campbell singing over a trap beat.

I have a question, too. What’s luh? “Luh” isn’t a word, though.

I get the point but I always think of what could God be thinking when he hears people singing this song? Does he say “I luh you, too?” or does he ask why the actual word love wasn’t used? Does he think that using luh verses love changes the message he hopes to convey?

There’s nothing wrong with creating a new genre referred to as “Trap gospel.” There’s nothing wrong with creating a new genre of music at all. But gospel music is used to uplift and deliver an important message, and when it’s purpose isn’t met, how can it be used to change lives around them? Gospel music without the gospel in it is simply music; words on a beat.

What are your thoughts? Has gospel music turned for the better or worse? Leave your comments below.

Baltimore’s own Young Moose made Ytube Vid of the Week. Watch “No SunShine” featuring Martina Lynch on Doc’s Castle Media.

YTube Vid of the Week: Young Moose “No Sunshine” Feat. Martina Lynch

Baltimore’s turmoil due to riots and protests for Freddie Gray have blossomed a hefty amount of creative masterpieces from independent artist of all sort. The Internet is buzzing of colorful opinions, many pale and others vibrant, depicting artists’ perception of peace and violence; justice and injustice; and moral or immoral.

I even had the opportunity to vent: Read #OpinionEssay: The “Real Revolution Will Not Be Televised

This week’s YTube Vid of the Week Is from Baltimore Rapper Young Moose.

Many of Baltimore’s youth look up to local independent rappers Young Moose and Lor Scoota, who recently reconciled musical differences in February over disputes of competition at a local rap summit.

Encouraging words from these rappers are expected since so many young people support these artist. We need them to inspire our kids to do better; to seek success and progression instead of lawlessness and turbulence, as the world watched Baltimore Youth as they rioted and looted as a result of police brutality towards Freddie Gray.

“Dumb Dumb” artist scratched the surface of reaching the you by releasing “No SunShine” in honor of Freddie Gray. Unfortunately, I do not believe he took this opportunity by storm. So much more could be done. So much more could be said.

“No SunShine” doesn’t get much praise from me because there’s more to be said than what these children who live in these neighborhoods already know. There are ways to get a message across without stating the obvious of what’s happening in our city’s black communities. We know of what our state’s governmental policies enable and forbid us from doing. We know about the “slums” that blacks have systematically become accustomed to. My concern was for artists like Young Moose to do a bit more, maybe lead more as an example.

I guess, I’m expecting too much in such a short amount of time. Huh?

Where are the programs they’re continuously supporting. As I look at each artists background and choice of brand for their music, I’m a little concerned about outsiders not understanding what’s needed to be said for our city. It could easily be misinterpreted if someone would listen to more of Young Mouse’s discography as his music is majority about drugs and trap life.

We need more “substance.” We need more positive messages young people will enjoy and support.

What do you think? Did you like Young Moose’s “No Sunshine?” Leave your comments below.

Do you think that some children’s toys are too inappropriate for kids to be playing with? Watch “YTube Vid of the Week: Tree Change Dolls” on Doc’s Castle Media.

YTube Vid of The Week: Tree Change Dolls

I saw a video this week on Facebook of a few young girls fighting at the Baltimore Inner Harbor on a nice spring day, and all I could think about when I saw it was how stupid they were to break out into a full-blown brawl. Instead of enjoying a nice day, they’re ripping each others hair out, trying to bash one another’s eyes in, and ruining onlookers and passers’ beautiful day at the Inner Harbor with negativity. You know why?

These young girls have too much negativity built up within them.

 

Where’s the love?! Why does everything have to be about fighting the next person?! Why are they fighting in public like this – a tourist attraction at that?!

Young girls today are subjected to so much negativity via the Internet, television, and radio, it truly can influence their everyday behaviors. They’ll see women fighting and fussing on shows like Bad Girls Club and Love and Hip-hop and may mimic mannerisms of girls on these shows, failing to realize these women are putting on a show for entertainment and ratings. If young girls don’t know the difference from that and reality, we’re stuck with a bunch of young girls doing whatever they want.

I’d be damn to walk down the street and get knocked out because someone thinks they “go hard in the paint” or they believe they’re “the baddest.” No. *stale facing these wanna b’s*

This YTube Vid of the Week is dedicated to younger girls who need saving before they reach the stage of adolescence where they seek approval. This week’s star Sonya catches our kiddies at their innocence. She does this great service for kids by giving old Bratz dolls a “make under.”

A doll being over accessorized or made up could provoke wishful thinking in girls who are playing with these toys. While I was a girl growing up, I remember getting Barbie dolls who may have looked questionably “grown,” and maybe a bit too much for someone my age. I’d see these dolls dressing in clothes I wish I had, wearing makeup I wish I could, and having occupations that made anyone believe she was superwoman. Girls loved it but it can be a sad turnover for that one little girl who sees Barbie and want to be her.

To be honest, if I saw this doll growing up, I wouldn’t want it. But kids don’t know what best for them, right? haha.

If Tree Change Dolls were sold in stores near you, would you buy them for a loved one? Leave your comments below.

I’m so glad winter is over but it’s another winter gone by for me without learning how to ski. I can alway get pretty close by watching professional skier Candide Thovex. Watch the last YTube Vid of the Week: YTube Vid of the Week: One of those days 2 – Candide Thovex on Doc’s Castle Media.

YTube Vid of the Week: One of those days 2 – Candide Thovex

With all this snow landing in Baltimore, matter of fact -the entire east coast, this winter, finding a video like this week’s YTube Vid of the Week doesn’t even phase me as much as stumbling across a video of pure sunshine. But I’m still able to find something intriguing about what people enjoy doing in the snow, and I am absolutely amazed at Candide Thovex love for it.

Candide Thovex is a french professional skier and filmmaker, majorly known for his films recorded in first person view of his ski adventures. His videos of his experiences will leave anyone in awe. They make me want to find a ski resort where I can rip a course to shreds, though I can’t ski for the life of me.

One of Those Day 2 is the sequel to his previous skier video One of Those Days, which has the same concept but covers different landscapes and surroundings. Both videos are amazing due to the fact that I am unable to do any of what’s being done in them. Any average person will this guy props.

My favorite part of this film is the end. Candide went out like a boss! How does a person simply ski through a restaurant? He shows us he can just do those things. He’s the man.

Ski through restaurants (like a boss) *Rick Ross voice*

What’s your favorite part of this Candide Thovex’s One of Those Days 2? Let us know in the comments below.

Ever watch someone create an Instrumental with their butt? Watch the last YTube Vid of The Week: Real Booty Music on Doc’s Castle Media.

Ytube Vid of the Week: Real Booty Music

With all this twerking we’re doing to these bass savy beats, creators might as well let the booty do all the talking for a chance. That’s exactly what Lisbon, Portugal producer Branko took on as a project given from AIAIAI headphone company. “We [AIAIAI] wanted to do this in an unusual way, which brought about music made by the booty – for the booty.”

The YTube Vid of the Week is AIAIAI’s unique advertisement for their new headphones.

It’s amazing that someone could make a song by shaking their booty. But I would like to hear more from this “amazing ass” because I’m not a fan of this actual beat, per say. Maybe they didn’t make another beat because they allotted time for Denmark’s leading booty shaker Louise Kjølsen to rest after all that rump shaking. In my opinion, if they threw in the phenomenal American bumpin booty duo, famously known as the twerk team, we’d have a full-blown instrumental tape ready for millions of people to get their hands on.

Imagine the songs you’d hear produced by rappers from their butts. Wowee haha.

Let’s hope I don’t spend all day today trying to make songs with my butt because of this video. Listen to the full track here on Doc’s Castle Media.

What do you think about real booty music? Leave your those below.

Have you watched the last Ytube Vid of the Week? Read YTube Vid of The Week: Little Girl From Missy Elliott Videos Makes A Tribute on Doc’s Castle Media.

YTube Vid of The Week: Little Girl From Missy Elliott Videos Makes A Tribute

It was a shock to see Missy Elliott resurface during this year’s Super Bowl with Katy Perry. That was really something unexpected. I believe we should have more pop cultural surprises like it in the future. As I’ve kept up with the news about this neat act of wonder, we can all agree that there was someone missing from performance that we’d sure to see in any of Missy Elliott’s performances.

Where’s the little girl who dances in all her music videos?

Well, that little girl’s name is Alyson Stoner, and she was handling some business of her own, which is why she missed out on the performance. Stoner is pursuing her very own music career. Who knew?

I’ve always known Stoner for her many Disney appearances in films like Cheaper By The Dozen, and as Mike’s little sister Sally in Disney Channel Original Mini Series Mike Super Short Show. So it’s funny and kind of weird to see the hip-hop community discrediting and simply labeling her for her part in being that awesome dancing kid from Missy’s music videos.

Come on, guys! She’s so much more than that.

Here’s a list of Things I’ve known her to deserve credit for:

  • Cheaper By the Dozen (1 and 2)
  • Isabella from Phinese and Ferb
  • Sally from Mike’s Super Short Show
  • Wendy from Drake and Josh
  • Barbara Gordon from Young Justice
  • Connie from The Batman
  • Caitlyn from Camp Rock
  • Camille from Step Up (1, 3. and 4)
  • Kairi from Kingdom Hearts video game series
  • Background Dancer for Eminem, Outkast and Will Smith

She’s definitely more than just that dancing little girl. No wonder she missed the performance. Haha.

To make up for her absence, Stoner released a tribute video for the well-respected Missy Elliott via YouTube and that is why it’s Doc’s Castle Media’s YTube Vid of the Week.

She also has a music video out of her own. Check out her official music video for “Dragon.”

Did you see any of Alyson Stoner’s cameos throughout the years? Leave you comments below.

Are you a fan of the new Drone craze happening across the world? You’ll like the last YTube Vid of the Week then. Watch “Saving the Drone” on Doc’s Castle Media.