DJ, Emcee, Media

The Friday Five 6/21/13

I don’t know about y’all but today is Friday AND payday.  *cue Johnny Kemp*.  And the way I’m celebrating is with a few choice cuts that I know will have me on a good vibe all throughout today and the rest of the weekend.  This week we’ve got some Lord Quas, some J. Cole, and […]

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Emcee, Events

J. Cole and the ‘Dollar & A Dream’ Tour

What can you do with a dollar and a dream?  For North Carolina emcee J. Cole, his possibilities have no bounds. Intended to promote today’s release of his sophomore album, Born Sinner, J. Cole began his ‘Dollar & A Dream’ tour last week.  Unlike other tours, J. Cole has taken a different approach to offer […]

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Issues

Before It Drops: A Journey Through Cole’s World

28 years ago, Jermaine Lamarr Cole was born in Germany to an African-American man from the US Army and a white mother.  After relocating to North Carolina, his father eventually left the family and his mother raised him from a young age.  Growing up in a multi-ethnic environment, Jermaine studied guitar, played basketball, and idolized […]

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Events, Issues, Lifestyle, Media

And the 2013 BET Award nominees are…

Today, the BET Network announced the nominees for the 13th annual BET Awards to be held at Nokia Theatre on June 30. The press conference kicked off with BETs President of Music Programming and Specials, Stephen Hill, taking the mic to introduce the first ever BET Experience.  If you haven’t heard by now, the BET […]

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Emcee, Issues

Album Review: Talib Kweli – Prisoner of Conscious

Prisoner of Conscious is the 5th solo album by legendary lyricist, Talib Kweli.  With a career that is approaching nearly 2 decades, Kweli is still one of the most talented and consistent emcees in the game.  Though I wouldn’t say Prisoner Of Conscious is a perfect album, I pleasantly found it to be among the […]

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Issues

Footaction x J Cole

We were invited to cover an exclusive event for Footaction on October 19th at the beautiful W Hotel in Hollywood.  The red carpet event was in celebration of their online contest “Own the Stage,” a t-shirt design contest open to all designers 18 and over in the US.  Young Hollywood represented at the event which […]

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