Love Is Real Vol. 4: Vessels Behind A Moment

“We are all One. Individuals with a unique gift and calling. Still, by a universal vibration, through the art of creation; we are all C o n n e c t e d. Devine by design, it all intertwines.” – Bilal

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.

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.

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…

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

The Bizarre World of Harput’s

For being such a small city, San Francisco has an impressive number of boutiques with choice selections of everything from vintage to collector’s kicks. After living here for nearly two years, it’s easy to rely on the usual spots instead of exploring other avenues. Fortunately, I was introduced to Harput’s on Fillmore (two storefronts to … Continue reading

Pill 4075: The Refill

DOWNLOAD :: Pill 4075: The Refill :: Who better to break my blogging hiatus than Atlanta’s Pill? Hailing from numerous projects in the ATL, Pill also known as “Young Psych” in Pink City (where he currently resides) is breathing new life into the rap game. After the first listen, I immediately drew a parallel between … Continue reading

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!

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