Sade’s Return: Solider Of Love

Sade is back and her return is epic beyond measure. In truth, I continue to characterize Sade as musical royalty which is simply to say that I’m generally unable to offer useful critique of her music at this moment.

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Blurring The Line Between Man And Animal

FWMJ and his baller cat Meebo take inter-species bonding to new (intimate) heights = LOL X SMH Dwele also accrues cute points for documenting his dog Rockstar’s fly fit. Cat’s still win…

BET Cipher 2009: Dante, Black Thought & Eminem

A cipher among equals! Dante, Black Thought & Em revive hip hop over and over again. Salute! Shout out to the Culture Capture Champs over at Frolab for the extra footage of 75 bars

Jay Electronica x Just Blaze “Exhibit C”

DOWNLOAD :: Jay Electronica “Exhibit C” Produced By Just Blaze :: Shout out to @FWMJ from Rappers I Know for the download link via illRoots Abracadabra! Jay e-mailed @FWMJ the scripture late last night. STUDY THESE! I FEEL GIDDY!

Bang This In Ya Whip!

Big Boi feat Gucci Mane “Shine Blockas” for the legit penmanship. yadadamean? Stevie Wonder “For Your Love” (Nick James Remix) for the kind of shine only love can bring Hudson Mohawke “Still On It” for boys from Glasgow, Scotland with big dreams and dirty beats Shafiq Husayn “The UN Plan” for those who know no … Continue reading

life is living and living is green

“life is living and living is green”

The Truth Is No Secret, Just Seek It: “Shafiq En’ A-Free-Ka”

Writing about music is an important exercise however it is difficult (if not impossible) to describe that which escapes language. With that said, here’s my humble attempt…Today, Tuesday October 6 marks the highly anticipated release of Shafiq Husayn’s debut album “Shafiq En’ A-Free-Ka” presented by the good folks over at Plug Research. We can all … Continue reading

Stay Woke: With Victory Comes Struggle

The people have spoken! That’s right, folks — I am thrilled to announce that the Pennsylvania State Senate finally passed bill 1828 by a vote of 32 to 17. (Sidebar: who are these 17 nay sayers and how do they rationalize voting for the mandatory closing of ALL libraries? Get your mind right!). Nevertheless, this … Continue reading

“For Trent Lott”

“Imagine what we hold in our corners” Roger Bonair Agard reminds me what it means to survive.

Practicing The Piano

The blogging (pronounced: BAHLAWGING) gangsters should issue me a late pass for my failure to keep up with the lightning speed of Internet updates. I’ve officially abandoned the daily update grind — you can keep up with Rap Radar and Nah Right for the new news. One of the many things I have slept on … Continue reading