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The Friday Mixtape – 6.15.12 Edition

Our first track this morning goes out to the sad, sad person behind this hoax:

Screencaps via Racialicious reader Lauren.

Last week, after Manny Pacquiao’s highly-suspect loss to Timothy Bradley, some goon pretended to tweet as Roger Mayweather, uncle and trainer for Pacquiao’s biggest rival (before Bradley, anyway) Floyd Mayweather, and trolled after seemingly anybody in sight, including New York Knicks player Jeremy Lin:

As it turns out, there’s either one really sad person or a number of them with the same stupid idea floating around. In short, whoever this is is a Hater. So, for whoever it is who somehow derives enjoyment from spewing digital diarrhea, Isabel Fay’s (NSFW) “Thank You Hater” is just for you:

We’re going back to the old-school for the next track, since you might not be able to hear it on the silver screen any time soon; according to Shadow & Act, while Outkast’s Andre 3000 may be working on a Jimi Hendrix biopic, the Hendrix estate is saying he’s doing so without its permission, meaning Hendrix’s music wouldn’t be cleared for use – which, given the subject, is a rather big obstacle.

Speaking of movies, the arrival of Ice-T’s documentary Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap couldn’t come at a more interesting time, for reasons I’ll get into after watching it this weekend. As a primer for anybody going to see the film, how about a little Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force?

Next up, a meditative tune from the great Los Lobos: “Mariachi Suite,” one of their contributions to Robert Rodríguez’s Desperado from awhile back. Not that one ever needs a reason to listen to this group, but in this case, consider it a hint as to our Crush of the Week. Enjoy!

Let’s kick the tempo up again with this track from L.A.-based electro-pop group IAMMEDIC, which has a new album, Monster Monster, due out soon. Here’s one from their previous effort, Perfect, and though it gets a little NSFW-ish lyrically in the middle, “Spaceship” is pretty fun otherwise:

Wrapping us up this week is a pick inspired in part by the #vaginamovielines hashtag, which surged after Michigan state representative Lisa Brown was barred from speaking on the state House floor Thursday. Her crime? Telling state speaker James Bolger, “Finally Mr. Speaker, I’m flattered that you’re all so interested in my vagina, but ‘no’ means ‘no.'” According to Politico, she didn’t back down from her comments after Bolger’s overreaction:

“Maybe they are banning me because I dared say ‘vagina,’ the correct, medical name of a part of a woman’s anatomy these lawmakers are trying to regulate,” she said. “I’m outraged. I’m outraged that this legislative body not only wants to dictate what women can do, but what we can say.”

This kind of silencing was on Salt and Pepa’s mind just over two decades ago. Sad to see that time hasn’t helped Bolger get the message.

Our Heroes Are Only Human: Manny Pacquiao And Gay Marriage

By Guest Contributor Theresa Celebran Jones, cross-posted from Hyphen Magazine

A few weeks ago, a scandal erupted on the web thanks to an unfortunate misquote regarding Manny Pacquiao’s stance on gay marriage, made in response to President Obama’s public extension of support for it. Essentially, Manny Pacquiao tells a reporter, “God’s words first.” The reporter then quotes Leviticus 20:13; an L.A. Weekly blog post quotes that piece and uses the headline “Manny Pacquiao Says Gay Men Should Be Put To Death”; and the misquoted story goes viral. About a day later, the whole thing had been researched and debunked. As it turns out, although Pacquiao’s still against gay marriage, he said nothing about wanting gay people dead–but the damage was done. His image was already tarnished, my conservative family members were already blabbering on about the biased liberal media, and Floyd Mayweather Jr. had already jumped on the opportunity to support gay marriage publicly.

It’s hard to keep track of the layers of f*ckery in this story. There are so many questions we could (and should) ask: Would this issue have gone viral and would Pacquiao have been misquoted in the first place if he were white and American instead of brown and foreign? Could our leap to conclusions have hurt the gay community in the eyes of people who don’t yet consider themselves allies? Did nobody realize that Floyd Mayweather, Jr.’s coming out in support of gay marriage because it was a more popular political move was actually a pretty big deal–given his history of homophobic rants–even though it was clearly opportunistic on his part?

But then, I’m hung up on my experience as a Filipino American growing up around some gay Filipino American folks, and that’s where the story hits me.

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Ignorance on Parade: Mayweather Insults Pacquiao

by Latoya Peterson

So Floyd Mayweather decided that he was going to be clever, and post a Ustream rant bashing Manny Paquiao – throwing in strategic references to “cats and dogs” and “sushi rolls.”

Floyd Mayweather Going in on Manny Pacquiao
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So yes, Mayweather is a damn fool – should be no surprise to folks who watch his actions on TV (did y’all see him on What Chilli Wants?)

However, Mayweather’s apology is even worse. Continue reading

Adam Carolla Talks Shit About Pacquiao and the Philippines

by Guest Contributor Angry Asian Man, originally published at Angry Asian Man

Adam Carolla has opened his big fat mouth again. Last week on his audio podcast, he made the brilliant move of insulting Manny Pacquiao, his fans, and basically, the entire nation of the Philippines: Popular American comedian and television host discriminates against Manny Pacquiao and Filipinos.

You can listen to the clip here. I guess Carolla wanted to know what it felt like to be public enemy number one. You know, just another day of ignorance in Carolla’s little world. Here’s an excerpt from the transcript:

He says he doesn’t give blood the month of a fight, or a week before the fight, because somehow it’s going to weaken him and what have you. I gotta tell you, if that was a white fighter, and probably even a black fighter — even if the black fighter was from Atlanta or somewhere like that — someone would go, ‘What the fuck are you talking about? Give your drop of blood. It’s not going to make a difference.’ But because he’s from the Philippines and because he’s, you know, praying to chicken bones and stuff like that, everyone’s kind of like, “Uh, well you gotta respect him for his belief system.’ No, you don’t — he’s a fucking idiot…

Here’s how you know your country doesn’t have a lot going for it: when everything is about Manny Pacquiao… Get a fucking life, as a country. All you’ve fucking got is this illiterate guy who won’t give up blood, who happens to smash other guys in the head better than other people. That’s all you have, Philippines?

You want some guy with brain damage running your country? Why don’t you get your shit together? They’ve got this and sex tours. That’s all they have over there. Get your shit together, Philippines.

There’s more, but why bother? It’s Adam Carolla. He’s in the business of perpetuating ignorant-ass bullshit in the name of comedy. You might recall the debacle following the 2006 Asian Excellence Awards, where Carolla and his producers mocked the event with some serious ‘ching chong’ on his radio show. That got a lot of people angry. I expect this will too.