Nostalgic for D’Angelo

Does anyone miss D’Angelo as much as I do? Lately, I’ve been reconnecting with Voodoo and Brown Sugar and damn, they still move me like few albums can. I know the man went through hard times and made mistakes along the way with serious drug abuse and frequent court date appearances on his record but … Continue reading

The Good Life

I need to take a break from unpacking! While all y’all spend the long weekend ballin’ out of control back at Wes (shout out to Mikey and Lashawn!) or at some remote beach, I’ll be holed up in the apartment with my sister and her boyfriend setting up our soon-to-be-fly cribbo. I’ll be sure to … Continue reading

Imagination Inspires Nations

This is where it all started. A Mexican joint in North Beach 2 blocks away from Bimbo’s with my darlings, Ana and Ashraf. After receiving a fortune cookie that read: an unexpected thing will happen to you, a wide-eyed angel faced boy miraculously appeared before Ashraf and sold him a $22 ticket to the sold … Continue reading

Still Ray

The way I see it, Raphael Saadiq (born Charlie Ray Wiggins) is simply as good as it gets. Hailing from the glorious kingdom of Oakland, CA (woop, woop) this creative genius got his start as lead vocalist for Tony! Toni! Toné! Later, Saadiq joined forces with Dawn Robinson (En Vogue) and Ali Shaheed Muhammad (Tribe) to … Continue reading