happy bday Aaliyah.. you are still missed baby girl….

Okay so .. I did a wonderful retrospective on the beautiful  Ms. Haughton , LAST YEAR  on the eve of her passing.. … all of your favorites are there…  Check it Out!!!   oh and if you are looking for that Drake trash.. you won’t find it here.. Sorry.. Check the other blogs.. they got that shit on REPEAT.. AD NAUSEUM.. Carry ON!!!




It is unfortunate that we have lost so many in the last 30 days.

We here at this blog cannot keep up with all of the untimely deaths that have occured within a 30 day period..   We clown and post things of a more “party” nature here at bamboobanga but TRUST we surely do feel the hole in the sky that has been made by some of our legendary ICONS.. The black community and the world as a whole have recently lost Etta James, Don Cornelius, and WHITNEY HOUSTON.. words cannot express..

We chose not to add to the blogosphere ,  material that was already out there  ad nauseum. We instead encourage you to go to the tried and trues like Bossip.com , ConcreteLoop, Crunk and Disorderly or the blog of your choice to get that full coverage ..then come back here and get into some of this art, music, and other stuff.. ..

All jokes aside though.. .. we did want to express our deepest sadness and our sincerest offering of  gratitude for these gems giving ALL of themselves so that we could be inspired.  Thank You.. and may your journeys be peaceful!!!!

We will miss Etta James, Whitney Houston, and Don Cornelius. We will not judge them for any missteps they may have taken in life,  but instead will bask in the contributions and body of work left for us to cherish FOREVER..So much has been said about these trailblazers and we decided that we would just keep it 100 and not get involved with the drama created by some of it.  We understand how tough these times are and how beautiful life is . So I guess what we could take from this is .. Live Each Day as If it’s your last.. and tell those that you love that you love them everyday.. Don’t wait .. We also learned that the media are some racist bastards too but that’s another post.. Whoo Saaa!!! Lighters Up.. PEACE!!

Here is a pretty awesome mash up ..Whitney w/ Rhianna.. No really it’s dope LOL..

Aww.. 😦

RIP Fred Shuttlesworth…

This brother passed yesterday … Mr. Shuttlesworth was a building block in the Civil’s Right’s movement.. Sir.. your contributions will not be overlooked.. May your journey be peaceful

The Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, a blunt-talking preacher who braved beatings, bombings and fire-hosings to push Birmingham, Ala., to the forefront of the civil rights movement and advanced the historic fight with a confrontational strategy that often put him at odds with its most charismatic leader, died Wednesday. He was 89. .. LATIMES.COM

"The tear gassing and beating of Negroes in Selma, Alabama, yesterday . . . upon orders of Governor 
Wallace clearly dramatizes . . . that Negroes are not respected . . . and are treated worse than cattle."  
Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth 


Read his full situation .. 

Rip Jonas… Wow..

so young .. i hate this part.. 

Co-founder of LRG , Jonas Bevacqua was found dead today in his Laguna Beach home.  This is awful.. this kid was only 34.  No official word as to his cause of death at this time , however when we learn more .. so shall you..

Here is a great story on his success and the rise of the LRG brand ; I am sure all of you own at least one piece.