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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

Save Free Library of Philadelphia!

The shit storm that is 2009 continues to claim lives (rest in peace, Patrick Swayze) and now even our public libraries are at risk! While the blogosphere and twitterverse continue to beat the already dead horse that is Kanye West to a pulp (yes, I am combining redundant idioms), I hope to shift the focus … Continue reading

The Way I See It

Revived an old collection of polaroids documenting my life in the Bay Area. Enjoy!

Melanie Fiona “It Kills Me”

+ DOWNLOAD: Melanie Fiona “It Kills Me” + Download via Blind I. Melanie Fiona is my pick for #musicmonday. What’s yours?

“Google Eyes” (Live) — Jay Electronica

“J, I’m yours. I’ve been screaming for the past 3 days, I’m hoarse!” My love grows bigger…

Dime Piece X Cassie 2009

Among my close circle of friends, I’m known for doing a mean (as in accurate but highly exaggerated) impression of Cassie’s monotone/generic singing style and forced bedroom eyes “exotic” sex appeal. Apparently, the joke is on me because after all I’m dedicating an entire post to the release of her latest clothing line. To steal … Continue reading

The Foreign Exchange ft. Muhsinah — “House Of Cards”

In addition to Gordon Gartrell Radio “Phonte states the facts, Brainchild spins the tracks” airing Episode 15 of their on-going podcast series, Phonte tweet-released the video for The Foreign Exchange’s “House of Cards” directed by Matt Koza featuring Muhsinah. Unlike the majority of popular hip hop music videos (whose themes and dissonant storylines never seem … Continue reading

Respect The Architect: Red (The Man Without The Machine)

When this video first hit YouTube in December of 2008, it spread like wild fire across the interwebs. I vividly recall being sent the link to this curious parking lot G-Funk beat boxer (we now know as Red “The Man Without The Machine”) countless times by folks who were equally impressed with the rather casual … Continue reading

Aaliyah Revisited: Rest In Power

Today marks the eighth anniversary of the tragic passing of R&B ‘s leading lady, Aaliyah Dana Haughton. As a tried and true Aaliyah fan, I want to recognize and celebrate the impressive body of work she shared with the world — a necessary ritual of healing and remembrance. While nothing can compare to the listening … Continue reading