24650, just wanted to share with you all....|
Posted by brzlngrl, Tue May-23-00 04:51 PM
i got this...and i thought some people may be interested....and if you don't know about 2tounges..they have mad talent and passion...
i am spreading the word...
tchau...amor y paz...
>>SUB: contest for anti-racist lyrics
CONTEST TO PROTEST RACIST LYRICS BY THE BLOODHOUND GANG‹ May 21, 2000--
We, I Was Born With Two Tongues, are outraged by Bloodhound Gang1s
damaging messages and disgusting stereotypes of our communities. We want
to show them that we refuse to stand for their hatespeech, and that they
don1t know who they1re dealing with. Instead of picketing their shows,
we1ve decided to combat their "art" with artistic expression from our
Art is a revolutionary tool because it allows us to express our feelings
of rage, hurt, anger, sadness, etc. in a constructive and enlightening
mode. Not only is creation cathartic for the artist, but when done well,
it can reach into the insides of the audience and pull them into
realization. Basically, we want you to make the Bloodhound Gang think
twice about their message and squirm a little in their own skins of
* * *
WHY the BHG?
Is the Bloodhound Gang the enemy? No, they're just some punk-ass feeble
excuses for American men. But their song "Yellow Fever" and our silence
exist in a larger context of how race and racism functions in the United
States. Allowing the slander of our sisters is wrong. Bowing reverently
and allowing the most demeaning of images and words concerning our selves
and identities to be manufactured, distributed, and celebrated with
impunity is unacceptable.
Of course, this particular track, "Yellow Fever" was removed from their
album, One Fierce Beer Coaster when it was bought and released by Geffen,
a major record label. However, this has not stopped them from performing
it at concerts, others downloading it from the net, or even more people
finding the old independent release. And it certainly hasn1t stopped lead
singer Jimmy Pop from justifying his lyrics by saying, "Yellow Fever is a
song about me wanting to bang Asian chicks" (RollingStone magazine, June
* * *
Express your response to the Bloodhound Gang1s racist/sexist/homophobic
lyrics in any artistic or creative form, e.g. spoken word, rap, song,
poetry, essay, music, art, graf, photography or just plain rant. The
medium is up to you. The contest is open to everybody, so pass the word
on. This kind of mentality should concern all communities, not just Asian
Americans! Send submissions directly to us postmarked by June 23, 2000.
AND BE KREATIVE!!!!!!
Please send us 2 copies of your entry. (if it1s original art, just make a
good copy of it).
Include your name, telephone, address, and email on all entries so we can
Mail entries to:
I Was Born With Two Tongues
1507 E. 53rd St., #715
Chicago, IL 60615-4509
Email entries to:
Deadline: June, 23, 2000
We know this isn1t a lot of time, but BHG is touring various cities this
summer and we think it1s important to flood them with our angry responses
and show them that Chicago and other cities refuse to put up with their
* * *
WHAT YOU GET!
We will announce the 10 winning entries by July 3, 2000---via email and
Two Tongues will choose ten entries to be posted on our much-frequented
website at www.2tongues.com. Visitors will be able to download, listen,
and view the winning entries. The ten selected artists will receive a
prize package consisting of cds and books, donated by Asian American
artists who are supporting this struggle to end racism! So far the prize
package includes ALL OF THIS to each winner:
Elephant Tracks; a CD compilation of Asian Americans in Hip-Hop
including tracks by the
Mountain Brothers, Rhettmatic, Visionaries, Roli Rho, and Kuttin
Flares; a spoken word CD with powerful poems such as "Surviving the
"What1s an Asian Man?" by Thien-bao Thuc Phi
Night without Armor II: The Revenge; a book of poetry by Beau Sia
Evolution; the latest cd by musician and songwriter Magdalen Hsu-Li
Night Vision, A First to 3rd World Vampyre Opera;a book and double CD
Set by Fred Ho &
A choice of 1 of 2 books donated by Kaya Publishing:
MUAE 2: Collapsing New Buildings, a collection of critical essays,
fiction, poetry and art
edited by Lawrence Chua (features Nobel Peace Prize nominee Sulak
Sivaraksa and bell
hooks on development as if people mattered,Vandana Shiva and Joung Yoon
bioengineering, intellectual property, and the colonization of science,
Trask on sovereignty in Hawai'I ) or The Truth in Rented Rooms; poetry
by Koon Woon
(Winner, Josephine Miles Award)
Black Book Sessions; A CD compilation of Chicago Hip-Hop including
tracks by Asian
American artists PACIFICS and Offwhyte, produced by Galapagos4
Broken Speak; a spoken word CD by I was born with two tongues
MONSOON; an arts journal published bi-annually by the Asian American
Most importantly, ALL ENTRIES WILL BE SENT TO THE BLOODHOUND GANG. We
hope to flood them with hundreds of responses to show the strength of our
overwhelming numbers, so it1s VERY IMPORTANT TO CONTRIBUTE, whether or
not you consider yourself an artist. If we get everybody on this email
list, we1ll have responses. If everybody passes the word on to just one
person, just think of the places we1ll go!
* * *
This collective project will not have our name on it, but rather be
represented as a slew of responses from various voices in the community.
All entries submitted will be sent to the Bloodhound Gang.
Any questions should go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let1s show Bloodhound Gang that we refuse to be silenced, victimized, or
stereotyped. REFUSE AND RESIST!!! LET ALL OUR VOICES BE HEARD. IT1S TIME
TO FIGHT BACK.
"revolution is not only won by numbers, but by visionaries, and if artists aren;t visionaries, then we have no business doing what we do."
"passion is not friendly. it is arrogant, superbly contemptous of all that is not itself, and, as the very definition of passion implies the impulse to freedom, it has a mighty intimidating power. it contains a challenge. it contains an unspeakable hope." james baldwin