"Can we, as a country, all
: August 2004 : The
up ya'll? It's ya boy Mack, back
in Las Vegas and it's 105 degrees
outside right now. It seriously
feels good to be in an air conditioned
spot!!! The 702 ain't no joke
in the summer ya'll. 4-REAL!!!
This month I got some cool shit
to put you up on, including my
end-of-the-month fly-ass party
at the new Safari Club. Rick has
really hooked the Club up. If
you missed the Pimps & Ho's
Party, I'm sure you heard about
it. It was on and crackin'!!!
In this article, I'll also be
addressing the problems that black
nightclub owners and promoters
are still dealing with when it
comes to the OLCC.
Up -- The Vegas Scene
Picture of Las Vegas at Night)
hot, it's fly, and it's fast.
It's also my type of town. Portland
and Las Vegas are like night and
day. I love my hometown and everything,
but it's so boring at times. Everywhere
you go you see the same people
talking the same shit they were
talking the last time you saw
'em. In Vegas, it's a different
crowd every other night, and the
real G's and Fee's out number
the haters by far. People are
seriously makin' moves down here!!!
That's the shit that keeps me
motivated. The nightclubs here
are top of the line. They're plushed
out with a lot of serious class.
Some of the clubs in Portland
remind me of old hick bars with
a few lights and a DJ. It's a
trip traveling back and forth
between the two cities, because
they are both so different. When
I am away from Portland, one thing
that I do miss is the "greenery,"
if you know what I mean!!!
Up -- Whatz Wrong with the OLCC
previous articles, I have mentioned
how the Oregon Liquor Control
Commission has often picked on
various establishments that cater
to African Americans. After talking
to a good friend of mine who is
one of the co-owners of the Red
Sea, I was informed that they're
still up to they're dirty tactics.
This shit has got to stop. They
have told club owners that if
they play hip-hop music, the crowd
has to dress other than hip-hop.
They make up new rules every other
day for clubs that play rap music.
It was brought to my attention
years ago how the OLCC really
felt about black people in general.
This information came from a white
bar owner whom I was doing business
with. He had attended a meeting
with the OLCC with other club
and bar owners who were white.
At this meeting, he and the other
white businessmen and women were
told by an OLCC official, "We
don't want any niggers promoting
or running any nightclubs in downtown
Portland period!" It's sad to
say, but that's the fucked-up
mentality we're up against. Just
because you don't understand someone's
music or culture, what gives you
the right to try and destroy it?
These bastards are probably mad
at the fact that their kids love
hip-hop, and it ain't shit they
can do about it, except to use
their punk ass jobs to close down
hip-hop establishments. Here's
some food for thought for you
racist assholes on the Liquor
Commission. Your organization
will never be able to slow down
industry, no matter how fuckin'
hard you try!!! Hip-hop, reggae,
and R&B are here forever so
please don't forget that. Even
most white establishments need
this music if they plan on making
money in the entertainment business.
So STOP the HATRED!!!
jumpin' off at the all-new Safari
Club, located at 3000 SE Powell.
Every last Sunday of the month
I will be hosting a Honey of the
Month Contest. We will be looking
for beautiful outgoing honeys
from all parts of the city to
enter this competition. There
will be cash and prizes awarded
to the winner of each month's
contest. The winner will also
be featured in my "Whatz Crackin'"
column. For more info, reach me
or call the Safari Club at (503)
next month, ya'll keep it crackin'!!!
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