Thursday, December 17, 2009

steve lopez contest re manny the dodger

steve lopez gives up on manny and his world series tickets---contest was 50 words or less about the anger steve felt about manny and how he let the dodger team down...winner to get 2 world series tickets which never happened---I sent entry in but I did it in rap form---

Mannywood baseball---slipped into freefall
we gave you love and hugs--you gave us lies and drugs
a sensation--on female medication
devoid--of steroid--paranoid--your hustle lost its
manly muscle--unglued--fans booed--your once
exalted place--Manny--get a
Nanny--and wipe disgrace off your face!!!

a winner--right? nope-- not even a word from steve--but tell me---it was
good enough to win--wasn't it?

kwayzar

Friday, December 11, 2009

fast thought:

like gm-ford-bank of america--city group--AIG---is tiger woods TOO BIG TO FAIL!
more later
kwayzar

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

chapter one

hi world: welcome to my new friend--the BLOGOSPHERE--of KWAYZAR! ---in a nanosecond, Cyberspace gave me a miracle--and a renewed sense of independence---at last, my very own DIGITAL BULLYPULPIT-----the goals are limitless---and so the Saga begins--in a space vaster than the Universe------INNERSPACE-----The Chronicles of Kwayzar---the Neural Starship--SEEKER----Chapter One---and a constant reminder to the crew-------
what if the universe was only one giant thought!

kwayzar

Friday, December 4, 2009

The Genie Is Out

Hi world---here's my first blog---the genie is out of the bottle---genie-- aka KWAYZAR!---KEEPER OF THE KEYS TO BRAVE NEW WORLD---so join the world's only senior rapping caucasian as the rappin' pied piper leads the new followers 0f C21 into musical truth and a mass of exageration and theoretical bull! fasten your seat belts--it's gonna be a bumpy ride --yo--and a ton of laughs.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Video: Kwayzar Interview

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

THE WORLD'S OLDEST PROFESSIONAL RAPPER

Stanley "Kwayzar" Hoffman at the age of 80, the world's oldest professional rapper. Kwayzar's sincere interest and desire to be in the entertainment industry began at the early age of 4. During his teenage years, his mother enrolled him into Hollywood High School because of the passion he had for becoming an entertainer. After graduating high school, Kwayzar took a break from pursuing his Hollywood dream to join the United States Navy, where he traveled to many places including Guam to protect our country.

In 1951, Kwayzar relocated from Los Angeles, CA to Kansas City, MO where he began to work in various clubs performing comedy acts. However, before returning back to Los Angeles, Kwayzar met a young woman by the name of Delores who remains his wife today. Upon returning home, Kwayzar immediately began to redefine his comedy acts by mixing music and lyrics into every one of his performances. It was in 1993 when Kwayzar really found his love and desire to write rap music and perform. Some of his favorite rap artists include: Eminem and Ice Cube.

The Vote of a Lifetime? by Kwayzar

Kwayzar's interest in writing lyrical rap music and savvy for poetry and politics inspired him to write a song called The Vote of a Lifetime in support of Barack Obama's campaign for the 2008 Presidential Election.

While attending a session during his poetry class, Kwayzar was asked to teach members of his class how to write rap music since he was most familiar with that genre of music. As such, Kwayzar decided to write a current event rap to best show the class how it was done. He started with only four lines and while performing the song to the class, the class became more interested in the topic and decided to add more lines and build upon what Kwayzar started. It took Kwayzar four to five weeks to finalize the song which became a great hit for not only his poetry class but for everyone who heard it.

After finalizing the song, Kwayzar decided that he wanted to record his music. After many searches to find a recording studio and for someone to patiently work with him to build the song to where he wanted it to go, Kwayzar found Dondiel Smith at Kollaborator Productions. The studio was located near a local market where he and his wife shops on a regular basis. Being the inspired and motivated person that he is, Kwayzar went in and demanded to meet with Dondiel. The relationship began at that point and still continues today.

When asked why Barack Obama's campaign, Kwayzar stated that he is most interested in what Barack stands for and have been a member of the Democratic party for many years. In particular, he expressed interest and support of topics as embryotic stem cell research (being a cure of all cures) and universal health care. In writing the rap he wanted to make it more human and personal hoping that it would inspire every listener who hears it to vote for Obama for not only the vote of a lifetime but the CHANGE OF A LIFETIME!!!!! Each verse was written with a special touch of class and lyrical art.

Promo

Monday, November 2, 2009

World's Oldest Professional Rap Singer Hip-hops For Obama

Sometimes it’s a world crisis that enables real talent to rise to the surface — even though it’s the most unlikely person in the most unlikely medium.

So begins the story of one of millions who have dreamt the dream and hung on long enough for it to begin to come true.

The declining economy, the controversial war in Iraq and the belief that corruption has reached a record high all motivated a California man to create the ultimate rap song: “The Vote of a Lifetime.” It’s a most unusual song about the Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois)
.

If Florida and some of the other traditional “red” states turn “blue”, then it could be disenchanted senior citizens who make it all happen.

If all the world is a stage, then Stanley “Kwayzar” Hoffman’s life is a song — and he says he already knows the lyrics.

“The refrain of my life is “Starting all over.”

Indeed, the 80-year-old has experienced a lifetime of chasing the dream, coming within inches of it and then, again and again, having fate, bad luck or misfortune snatch it away from him. He’s been set up more times than a bowling pin, and turned down as many times as a Holiday Inn bedspread.

If disappointment paid dividends, Hoffman would be worth millions.

He was a carrot-topped, be-freckled five-year-old when he first heard his first chorus of “don’t call us, we’ll call you.” He had frozen up during an audition for the “Our Gang” series — he couldn’t say even one word aloud.

His determination to be an actor was so strong that his mother moved the family into an apartment that was close enough for him to attend Hollywood High School. Later, he would team up with one of his school buddies and form a stand-up comedy team — Wallace and Lee (he dropped the first part of Stanley). They played the club circuit and, eventually, caught the eye of the producers of the original “Tonight Show,” hosted by the late Steve Allen.

Just before they were to New York City for their appearance, his partner broke up the act. That pulled the plug on what Hoffman believes could have been his second chance at stardom.

Hoffman went solo and caught the attention of people from the Ed Sullivan Show. They nibbled, he said, but never reeled him in. He blames himself for not following through when he didn’t hear from them.

“It’s just like your swing in golf or in baseball,” he says, “you’ve got to follow through. The follow-through is more important than the first part of the swing.”

There were other close calls with success. When the United States was competing with the Soviet Union in 1957 to launch a satellite into space, Hoffman wrote the song “Satellite Baby” under the name Skip Stanley and went in search of someone to sing it for a recording. When the young, upcoming singer Bobbie Darin turned down the offer, Hoffman recorded it himself and then set out to promote it.

“The only way to get a record on the radio back then,” he said, “was to pay the disc jockeys to play it. It was payola.”

Repeatedly, he forked out $25 for five “spins”, but he ran out of money before any distributors were convinced enough to sign him on.

What sets Hoffman apart from the waves of entertainment wannabes is his tenacity — his unwillingness to hang up his hopes and to settle for any other life pursuit. Sure, eventually he came to the realization that he needed a “day job,” but he never considered his decades in real estate sales a “day career.” It did more than pay the bills — it would help to finance the perpetuation of his dream.

The closest he ever came to saying “aw hell, screw it” was when he was standing in the unemployment line in South Gate, California. But, like a scene from a ‘40s movie, God or fate or good karma spoke to him.

“I’m in line and I’m dejected,” Hoffman said. “I’m remembering all of the times I almost made it. ‘That’ never worked out and ‘that’ never worked out and ‘that’ never worked out.” Soon, he was sharing his woes with a big man who was standing in line in front of him.

“He said, ‘Let me tell you something, Son, You can get everything you want in life.’

“I says, ‘Really?’

“He says, ‘Oh yeah. If you want it bad enough, you’ll get it. There’s just one thing: you’ve got to live long enough to get it. You’ve got to live,’” the stranger told him, “‘but you’ll get it.’”

In an instant, Hoffman says, he could feel the dream inside of him coming back to life and gasping for breath. He knew that it was up to him to keep that dream alive.

“That’s when I went on a health kick and I started eating health foods. No smoking. Eat my vegetables — eat more spinach.”

He started walking around the block, then jogging around the neighborhood and eventually running mile after mile around a school track. His excess pounds melted away and, at the same time, his internal music changed. It went from the painful blues to stimulating Souza marches.

It was then, he says, that his desires, almost like magic, began turning into realities.

“I always wanted a Cadillac,” he said. “I got a Cadillac. I always wanted my own home. I got my own home.”

Ever since, Hoffman has been a creative machine, only more so — he’s transformed himself into a creative factory that’s running three shifts a day.

“I wrote a Broadway musical about my life called ‘Odds’ — a three-hour Broadway musical. I wrote 48 songs. I met a guy and he wrote all the music to it.”

Has anyone performed it on Broadway yet? No, but that hasn’t curbed his creative juices.

“I wrote 70 or 80 short stories with tricky endings,” he says. I wrote two novellas. I wrote a full-length novel called ‘A Figure Draped in White.’”

He says he stopped asking for permission to do what he loves — he just does it. And, he never stops dreaming.

“If you’re not looking for anything, you’re not going to find it,” Hoffman says.

He became active in writers’ groups and explored every form of the craft. Soon, he discovered that the great poets and other great writers shared one characteristic: their best works sprouted from seeds within them — seeds that were planted as a result of the person’s lifelong pain, struggles and hardships.

“It’s the same with great comedy,” he said, “and I discovered that it’s also the same with the early rap music. Great comedy, great poetry and great rap music comes about as a result of suffering in some form.”

Hoffman was in his sixties when he embraced the passion, the pain and the poetry of contemporary rap music, he says. He said that he could feel the pain in the rap music of Eminem and Ice Cube. He began writing his own rap music and performing it. That’s when he came up with his rap name of Kwanza.

Kwanza produced two CDs. The content, however, was more about observations and interpretations than it was about his personal struggles or angst. When the moderator of his writer’s group encouraged the participants to write a poem about presidential candidate Barack Obama, Hoffman’s anger and frustration rose to the surface. His anger toward the corrupt George W. Bush administration and his hope for someone to rescue the democracy became the lyrics for his latest song, “The Vote of a Lifetime.”

Just as he had when was younger, the 80-year-old Jewish performer – the world’s oldest professional rap singer – hit the streets in search of the best producer he could find. When he stumbled into the studios of Kollaborator Productions near his Downey home, he says he quickly realized that the pendulum of good fortune had finally swung in his direction.

The rest is history in the making.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Congressman/Rapper Bill Otto (GOP)

Rep. Bill Otto, R-LeRoy, will be posting a new video on YouTube next week.

But unlike his recent controversial "redneck rap" that criticized the policies of President Barack Obama, the new video will feature a rap highlighting positive actions the president has taken and Otto's shared vision of an America described by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

The newer rap will go like this:

Yo Barack, I want to thank you man

For helping my seniors all you can

One time money helps the poor just the same

A percent gives the rich more, so that would be lame

Thank you for given the poor more time

So they could still watch free T.V. and not spend a dime.

I feel for your bro, your job is real tough

With a congress like we got life can be tough

Bush was the R and fought Pelosi and Reid

But you got to live with them cause they got a D.

Will Rodgers said many years ago

Democrats an organized partly? NO

But "some where I read that we all should be free." And

Some where I read that should include me.

So people who dis you and do not agree

Are just not racist and that includes me.

I share a Dream, where people are fairly judged

For the color of your skin you should not be smudged

If you hate me for my hat that's up to you

I can't say I'm sorry cause I share the dream too.


Otto is still trying to talk himself out of his 1st Anti-Obama Rap posted on You Tube. I'm not going to give it any dignity by posting it here!