Growing up during the golden age of hip-hop has its perks in today’s climate. I feel those who were around from the beginning of the culture appreciate the past more than ever, especially as the culture changes in the present. During my time analyzing how hip-hop culture coincides with the radio would be the most […]
NEW YORK – The passing of Bill Nunn at the age of 62, added another sad chapter about parts of my teenage years being taken away from me. Nunn played the role of Radio Raheem in the critically acclaimed movie Do The Right Thing, which would forever be characterized as immortal. Radio Raheem was a […]
OPINION-Many people use Facebook or any other social media outlets for entertainment, keeping in touch with old friends, relatives, co-workers, learning about news, venting (that can be therapeutic), and to promote a business as part of a marketing strategy. I used it for all of these purposes, but as far as venting goes, I […]
OPINION – The internet can reach lows, that we have seen on numerous occasions on social media since Facebook and Twitter’s popularity has soared over the years. I had my share of trolling tweets, not necessarily directed at a celebrity, with the famous blue check by their names. OKAY, I confess, I did write sarcastic […]
The year was 1981 when Yarbrough & Peoples released a dance anthem of the early 80’s with the song, “Don’t Stop The Music”.
OPINION-I will be a fan of the hip-hop culture for infinity, and nothing will change that fact. Since, I am classified as a hip-hop baby so to speak, I have been fortunate enough to watch nearly the early beginnings of the culture, which includes the five elements: The B-Boy/B-Girl, DJing, The Emcee, Graffiti, and Knowledge. […]
NEW YORK-A narrative slowly becoming viral is about a few Black women who were out at the Bee Hive Lounge in Brooklyn has made its way on social media. To obtained a grasp of the theme, it is related to a lot of incidents concerning Black women, who reject a Black man’s advances and are […]
Once the story of the Knicks made a deal to acquire Bulls guard, Derrick Rose, for Robin Lopez, Jose Calderon (good riddance) and Jerian Grant, the array of NBA fans had various opinions of the deal.
It’s been a while since I did a podcast or even made a guest appearance on one. What better way to be in my comfort zone is to talk about sports, then flip it to more serious topics like The alligator who killed that young man in Orlando, and the Orlando mass shooting. My […]
The year was 1990 when the group King of Swing released the track, “Nod Your Head To This” off their only album entitled Strategy. The group consisted of Sugar Kay, Mike Master, and DJ Cocoa Chanelle. One couldn’t travel in NYC, without hearing this track blaring out of Volvos, Nissans and Wrangler jeeps. “Nod […]
Mountains of debt, significantly plummeting church attendance and membership, and uninspired members: fundamental signs your church is in decline or failing. Do the members of your church have nostalgia for “the good old days” instead of enjoying the present and looking forward to the future? Unfortunately, too many church leaders are unwilling to engage honestly […]
The New Year has taken shape and New Year resolutions have also been announced. Without further ado Happy New Year! I have a few resolutions, but this blog post isn’t about me on a personal level. I just wish everyone peace, good health and prosperity. Avoiding certain events and actions, is what I want, […]
OPINION- When I’m on social media it is for a few reasons, which are to post mainly an update to this blog, upload a few pictures, like everyone’s new baby pictures (I love the bundles of joy), interact with associates, friends and family. I also usually partake in some foolery and discussing series topics, […]
When you do stupid stuff under the influence of alcohol, don’t blame it on the alcohol—blame it on your own stupid self! Alcohol has to take the blame for far too many things that it is not causing. Alcohol does not make people do stupid things—people do stuff things because they want to do them. […]
OPINION- Another rapper has died who did not reach the age of 50. Sean Price, who I loved, from the rap duo Helter Skelter passed away in his sleep, recently. Rappers dying at a young age has been a reoccurring theme in the hip-hop community for quite some time, but it’s a cause for alarm. I […]