The Rabbit Hole (Blog)

Posted in Life decisions, Sacramento, Thoughts

May Day 2020

I am excited that May is here but Co-vid has made me look at my days I like.

Star Wars Day

May the fourth be with you all. I am shock how the day is flowing and the night is creeping upon us. Since, I would normally celebrate hump day today, it feels exciting to have extra reason to celebrate. Today is Star Wars Day. So, now, you and your kids can wear your Star Wars apparel without celebrating halloween or conventions. It makes me wonder how many bosses will dress like Darth Vader to work and walk around in the office halls. Talk about superiority complex.

Cinco de Mayo

I really need to understand the history of Cinco de Mayo because it is not celebrated the right way. Americans misunderstanding has become a stereotypical drinking celebration like St. Patrick day.

Mother’s Day

Mother’s day is upon us. I find it hard to celebrate it since I live so far from my mother. But I do have children and their mothers are wonderful in their own right. So, I have to pay attention to them and make it enjoyable.

Posted in podcast, poetry, Sacramento

RawNe: Stockton’s Finest

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-3dccc-db4fad

CharRon sat down and chatted via Zoom with Rapper and Radio personality RawNe.

 

Topics Discuss:

  • Her origin Story
  • Her love for hip-hop
  • Slam poet first
  • Stockton poetry spots
  • Military Time
  • Snow Shock
  • Rap Business
  • Unomene Production
  • Radio Personality
  • Her city Anthem Song
  • Black Eyed Peas “Bebot” video shoot
  • Page vs Stage
  • Top 5 rappers

 

Social Media

Instagram: @unomene

 

Welcome to my city video:

https://youtu.be/ZoPQ_v3PwqM

 

RawNe:

https://soundcloud.com/user944692305

 

Website:

Iambic Poetry podcast

https://linktr.ee/iambiczine

Posted in business, Hip Hop Conversation, Interviews, music review, Performing, podcast, poetry, Sacramento

J Ross Parrelli: Beats Lyrics Leader

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-cby25-da8c11

Charron sat with Universal Recording Artist J Ross Parrelli.

 

DISCLAIMER: due to internet connection, J Ross recording suffered some audio issues.

 

Topics Discuss:

 

  • Emcee origin
  • Beats Lyrics Leader
  • Poetry Slams to Rap Battle
  • Jazz Singer
  • Favorite Album
  • Being signed & indie artist
  • Indie Film Actor: Something inside is Broken
  • Auburn Hip hop Congress
  • Page vs. Stage
  • Top 5 Rappers
  • Social Media
  • Is Hip-Hop Spiritual?

 

Social media and website:

 

J Ross Parrelli

Instagram: Jrossparrelli

www.beatslyricleaders.com

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2immYMr4fvB9oTdnprkZsQ

Iambic Poetry Podcast:

Https://linktr.ee/iambiczine

 

Song excerpt:

J Ross Parrelli – What is J

J Ross Parrelli – Golden Dreams

Posted in Hip Hop Conversation, Interviews, music review, Performing, podcast, poetry, Sacramento

Moon magic: Hip-hop Poetic Spellcaster

CharRon sat down with fellow MoVal(Moreno Valley) native, Moon Magic.

Topics discussed:

  •  Her Origin
  •  Living in Moreno Valley
  •  College Life
  •  Rapping in Southern California
  •  NorCal Culture Shock
  •  Moving to Sacramento
  •  Word Wizardz
  •  Theater Mutiny collaboration
  •  Her Alter Ego
  •  Page vs. Stage
  •  Instagram Live Experience
  •  Emcee or Poet?
  •  Being an Artist
  •  Top 5 Rappers
  •  Social media

Social media and Website:

www.moonmagicflow.com

Social media: @moonmagicflow

Iambic Poetry Podcast:

Posted in Hip Hop Conversation, napowrimo, Poems, poetry, Thoughts

Blaster (Boombox Transformer) (Day 17)

More than meet the eye

A robot in disguise

Rock a party

No bacardi

Kicking out bad guys

Show tunes on sand dunes 

Across the moon

Shockwave’s counterwave

give him some room

See the crowd in shock 

He’s a boom box.  

Cybertron Casey Kasem 

Trashes laserbeak’s swank box

Here’s a thought 

who’s fresh to def.

Recording Megatron quotes

From his bad breath 

An autobot 

who has no wheels 

But play the wheels of steel

Conducting music at will

Feel intensity 

From all frequencies

Instantly 

Turn pin drops

To buckshot

Boom!

Viciously

Chorus:

If the music is rocking,

I’m rolling (3x)

His tape squad come correct 

Steeljaw, Ramhorn, Rewind, and Eject

See the threat

Get Soundwave on the phone 

With his tape crew 

Let’s choose a war zone

Optimus Prime knows

His value to the fold

The data that he hold

What else can be exposed

Do y’all know about Jazz

Their blues Brothers

Playing tunes on the streets

Watch him burn rubber

Terra communication 

That rocks the nations

From beach boys to Snoop Dogg

A good vibrations

A fan favorite 

From show’s past

Died with Soundwave 

Reformed as Twincast

Took the role of leadership 

hard to master

Music is my shit

Your man, Blaster

Chorus: 

Posted in napowrimo, Poems, poetry, Sacramento

Isn’t it Weird (Day 14)

Isn’t this weird?

I do not consider myself a poet.

Since being a poet, you must have something poetic to say.

I consider myself a list writer, a scene creator, a speaker, a reporter & a Emcee.

Isn’t it weird?

I know more about mother goose’s nursery rhymes, television jingles, speeches, theater acts, & songs than poems of well known poets.

Isn’t it weird?

It takes me longer to write a two-minute poem than solving a double quadratic equation.

Yet, I understand that my ways are different than my counterparts. I do not read methodical like Pedro, have political standpoint like Vice, bleed my emotions profoundly like Chloe, talk about the street life like Sho Nuff, bring Worry free feelings like Bethanie, have theatrical antics as AndYes, the storytelling like NSAA, abstract as Danyan, or as hard hitting as Rhony.

I lose poetry slam.

I get small applause at open mics. 

It is a daily scene.

But I rock mics.

So feel my words as I beat my chest, cover my face and wake you up with a soul clap.

Isn’t this weird?

So you could receive the gospel.

I could be an apostle but I am a weirdo.

Too militant to be emotional

Too realistic to be religious

And too futuristic to be stagnant.

For cause and effect,

Jeet kune do style:

I speak direct.

But an angry black man I can not be

Because I am one with my sensitivity.

Posted in podcast, poetry, Sacramento

Izzy Lala: Her heart song

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-mskt2-d905f1

CharRon sits down with Published Author, Poet, and longtime friend,  Izzy Lala.

 

Topics discuss:

 

Poet Origin: Isabel to Izzy Lala

Dealing with Co-Vid 19

Charcoal Art drawings

Ekphrastic poem: poems written on Art pieces

Poetry shows

Journalism

Her Blog: www.Izzylala.com

Her Book: Her Heart Song

Her Mother

Page vs. stage

Erykah Badu – Her idol

Her Head wraps

Short stint recording artist

 

Social media:

Instagram: @Izzylala

Facebook: Isabel Ward

 

Website:

www.izzylala.com

 Book: Her Heart Song – click here 

Iambic Poetry podcast:

linktr.ee/Iambiczine

Posted in Hip Hop Conversation, Performing, Poems, poetry, Thoughts

My Interview

I am excited to see an interview done on me. Thank you to Izzy Lala for asking and writing the article. It was an amazing experience because it was a chance to see someone else’s point of view of me.

Plus, I started to understand the image that I projected publicly. Since being a tone setter is a statement, I enjoy being the first poet to starts the show.

Poetic Roots

My roots with poetry are long. I have been writing since I was 10 years old. A lot of my early poems were turned into rap lyrics immediately. While most poets have their heroes: Robert Frost, E.E. Cummings, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, etc. my heroes were rappers (emcees).

Street poetry was the coined term before Hip Hop was a culture. Most critics say that rapping is not poetry. I counter that remark with this: evolution is a recurring event. So, when poets view some new or strange styles of poetry, they need to understand the importance is still the words.

I thought about how to define my own poetry. I assumed poetry was similar to a painting or music. I made it for someone to read or recite and build their own interpretation.

But reading Austin Kleon’s book, Show Your Work, revealed my work can’t tell stories by itself. My poetry is my work. So I have to explain the unfamiliar parts because what I do is me.

Check out Izzy Lala interview of me:

http://bit.ly/2ceG64p