If It Fits In The Back Pack: 10 Years On The Road With Mochilla

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Bright Moments: Ocean Beach Edition

An afternoon full of sky, sand and sun.

Visual Wizardry: Exhibit A

Let’s kick things off with a contradiction! I pledged not to rewind into the past but alas (yeah, that rhymes), I think these visuals need to be engaged.

BlakRoc and Black Dante Speaks

Admittedly, I have been sleeping on the highly anticipated collaborative BlakRoc album bringing together the disparate sounds and styles of Mighty Mos, The Black Keys, Raekwon, Jim Jones, Q-Tip, RZA and many more

Nneka Ft. Jay Electronica “Walking” (J. Period Remix)

At this point, my unbridled enthusiasm for all things Jay Electronica is self-evident. Indeed, his latest feature on this hypnotic Nneka “Walking” joint (to be included on her and J.Period’s upcoming mixtape The Madness (Onye-Ala) slated to drop tomorrow Tuesday December 15) is no exception.

Muhsinah’s The Oscillations: Triangle

The lovely Muhsinah recently released the first iteration of her latest project “The Oscillations: Triangle” which to no surprise is receiving warm praise from critics and fans alike.

He Said, She Said: David Graver

“avant-garde is to be enslaved to a shallow notion of innovation for innovation’s sake, to favor the outrageous over the well-wrought, to cloak mediocrity in the robes of the rebel.” — david graver

He Said, She Said: Junot Diaz + Edwidge Danticat

As someone who admires the writing of author Junot Díaz, it brings me great pleasure to share an excerpt from BOMB Magazine’s dynamic conversation between Díaz and “the inimitable” Edwidge Danticat. To no surprise, I will highlight the exchange that deals with process — offering insight(s) into the various practices and approaches of each author … Continue reading

The Bridge

“in order to hold on, you need to release / in order to keep, you need to let go“

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