I just got off the phone with a producer from CNN/HLN who asked if I cared to discuss Nas' ignorant letter to the savages in Chicago on CNN's Headline News today.

She said I would join of panel of such distinguished guests as Jesse Jackson and others. And she asked If I would give my perspective on Nas' ignorant letter from a Hip Hop perspective.

When she said I would be on camera in the studio, naturally I declined. The simple fact is I am not uniquely qualified to speak on the subject of Hip Hop. I certainly didn't want to embarrass myself on national TV trying to sound like an expert on Hip Hop when I don't even listen to the garbage on the radio anymore.

But I appreciate CNN/HLN reaching out to me today. It means I'm doing something right! The segment airs at 5:30 p.m. today on Headline News. Be sure to watch!

  • melinla

    all the other Nas posts we could comment on....but this one.... Nah I just kidding Sandra - that's a good look - hopefully they call you for something you are "qualified" for next time :wink:

  • melinla

    could = couldn't 8-)

  • Daisy

    Nasir is far from ignorant he has been dropping knowledge from day one he is far from perfect but he is one of view that can kick some truth to the young black youths

    Team Nas!

    Sandra I am sure u were called because you called Nas ignorant and you wld be the BLACK person on the show blaming Nas n hip hop sorta like a larry elders or amrstrong williams :coffee:

  • http://myspace.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    should of called me im hiphop qualified lol

  • iscream

    I can't believe you turned them down! Do you know the exposure that would've given you??? You know enough to make these post blaming hip hop for the downfalls of the youth.

    Next time take the offer and if they ask you something you are not sure of... simply say I'm not qualified to speak on that but.... and change it to something along the lines that you know.

    I'm saddend by this. I would've been hype to see you on tv in action..

  • iscream

    *slaps self on forehead* oh you probably knew that you wouldn't have enough time to take that weave/braids out your hair in enough time to be on tv after that post you had up today. :p

  • http://twitter.com/LaydeeJustice LadyJustice

    LOL @ isc

    sandra i think you should have taken the opportunity :( that would have dont wonders for your site

  • Shauny

    DEAD @Isc...girl you be hitting it on the head. #5 and 6 is priceless.

  • http://nwmasssmedia.com NichelleWalker/nwmasssmedia.com

    @iscream Says:

    lmfao @ #6 you silly girl

  • kcicero

    :rofl: @ isc, on point girl!!! Now Sandra you know you should have done it, cut it out... :shock:

  • Daisy

    I guess I am the only one who did not believe that sandra was serious about getting a phone call sorry Auntie you know I do not believe you often and no I am not calling you a liar either just always need another source when it comes to you lol

  • SunnyPA

    You know how I feel Sandra ... you could (and should) have your own show if you wanted.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    iscream Says:
    I can’t believe you turned them down! Do you know the exposure that would’ve given you???


    I think I do OK. CNN reads my blog don't they? If I opened up registration you would see just how well my blog is doing. But then you wouldn't be happy with all the rejects from down the block coming in here trashing the place.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    LadyJustice Says:
    LOL @ isc

    sandra i think you should have taken the opportunity that would have dont wonders for your site


    See #13

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    SunnyPA Says:
    You know how I feel Sandra … you could (and should) have your own show if you wanted.


    Thanks, but no thanks. I'm good. :)

  • Daisy

    Sandra I have seen new ppl this wk so you did open it up to who you wanted lol

  • iscream


    Please don't open the flood gates. I've checked your #'s before. I know you do well.

    Found that out one scary time I posted on the site we can no longer mention & right away they were like she is from THAT site. :eek: kindve freaked me out. Sometimes I forget because there are more eyes than we can see.

    Either way congrats on the love.

  • SunnyPA

    That's why I changed my gravatar a while back. On another blog someone recognized my real photo from this site even though I had a different screen name. It was freakish.

  • SunnyPA

    In all honesty ... it was an Internet dating site. One of the photos in my profile was the same as my then gravatar.

    Man, you can't get away with anything nowadays.

  • Daisy

    Nas is looking GOOD on 106 n park today

    I see ppl from here and other sites I frequent all ova the place lol

  • http://myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    First ESPN on the Mike Vick story and now CNN. More proof that you are the bomb even if you never take them up on it.

    As for Nas, I am no fan. He is a man who professes to spread knowledge when he just doesn't seem that knowledgable to me. I have a really hard time respecting him. That being said, I didn't find anything wrong with his letter and wish more of these rappers would speak out against violence in our communities rather than glorifying it like that usually do.

  • iscream

    Lmao @ Sunny I know, I know.

    @ Daisy or should I say GiGi, I see you on that other site.

    You bugged me out once during the Jay concert. You were here talking to us.. Then when I checked that other blog the next day (because she had photos) I saw you were over there and here at the same time. Having the same convo with them that you were having with us.

    Cheater :P

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    @ Bird: thanks, but did you read his letter? OMG, I read it today and I couldn't believe the bad grammar, misspelling, etc. How can he spread knowledge when he's borderline illiterate?

  • http://myspace.com/erikamagaly Hermosa

    Have any of these rappers, that have spoken out on the Darrion Albert case, donated $ to his fund???

    Im just saying, his family doesn't need any rapper (high rent/low rent<---lil bow wow) getting publicity of their child. They probably need $ to help pay for this childs funeral.

  • http://nwmasssmedia.com NichelleWalker/nwmasssmedia.com

    please no more new commenters some of the new one's you let in are already on my left nerve

  • Daisy

    Sandra and Bird Nas is very knowledgeable IMO on Africa, social issues and history he dropped out of high school but that doesn't mean he isn't smart in certain areas and topics.

    Hermosa I am sure they have once Russell posted it and they can do BOTH speak out and donate

    Isc Daisy was already taken on that other site so I went with my 2nd alias

  • ontaya brooks

    Auntie I bet if they asked you to make a comment on Rihead(Rihanna)you would have gladly accepted. I wonder, if they read your blog, why did they not ask you to comment on any of the Obama issues, hmmmmmmmm. You better be careful auntie they watching you.