Issues, Lifestyle

Editor’s Note: Success In The Struggle

Back in the day I was a pretty avid gamer.  I’m talking having pretty much every major gaming system all the way up to the Playstation 2 – Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Genesis, Game Boy, Saturn, Dreamcast, N64 – nearly everything except the Virtual Boy, because honestly you were a bonafide buster if you had that.  […]

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Emcee, Lifestyle, Media

The Friday Five

Rock The Bells last week brought out an unprecedented number of hologram performances, with two coming in the form of ODB and Eazy-E.  Which got me to thinking – there’s still plenty of ill hip hop artists which have passed that would make for an awesome show, should they receive the holographic treatment at any […]

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Emcee, Events, Fashion Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Media

The Friday Five

New York Fashion Week has been poppin’ off as of late, so naturally my playlist has been somewhat influenced by it.  For this week’s Friday Five I have a few choice cuts that have some fly fashion references in them.  Whether it be A$AP Rocky rattling off a laundry list of designers, to Smif-N-Wessun channeling […]

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Emcee, Lifestyle, Media

The Friday Five

Earlier this week, one of hip hop’s most lauded albums ever, Lauryn Hill’s ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”, turned 15.  Released back in August of ’98, ‘Miseducation’ was a monumental success, going on to clean house at that year’s Grammy Awards by earning Ms. Hill five awards.  What many, and in particular young women from […]

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Issues

Editor’s Note: Find Your Inspiration

Recently, while covering the 2013 BET Awards Experience weekend, I had the privilege of sitting in on a live exclusive interview with Pharrell Williams himself.  It goes without saying that the wisdom he shared with the audience that night was equal parts extensive, varied, crucial, and insightful.  Now let’s take a second to step back […]

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Emcee, Lifestyle, Media

The Friday Five

Earl got bars.  And even though that’s been evident for quite some time, having a full length solo album really affirms it.  Check out this week’s five for a dope track from his new album, along with other weekend worthy jams that’ll activate your vibe and have it going on the right path towards some […]

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DJ, Emcee, Issues, Media

The Friday Five

Earlier this week, the musical world mourned the loss of legendary keyboardist, George Duke.  A virtuoso of his craft and a luminary figure in music for decades, Duke was a master of composition and an absolute musical maven.  Not surprisingly for a man of his talents, George Duke has worked with the likes of Miles […]

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Fashion Lifestyle, Issues, Lifestyle

Style Profile: $elo

$elo’s style first caught my attention as I am a regular patron of the Blends sneaker boutique at The Lab in Costa Mesa, CA.  Every time I saw $elo there working he was always wearing a fresh fit that he always seemed so comfortable in; almost as if his unique style was his second skin.  […]

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DJ, Emcee, Lifestyle, Media

The Friday Five

Last night for dinner I had these new waffle battered chicken tenders at Popeye’s.  Now just on paper, the concept alone blows me away already – I mean let’s just bypass the whole “AND” part of chicken and waffles and fry it in some waffle batter!  Wylin’.  Stoners must really be joining the culinary ranks […]

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Issues, Lifestyle

Editor’s Note: It’s the Questions

Back in the day, in what seems like a lifetime ago, I was a telemarketer for a mortgage lender.  Yup.  I was among the hated that called you right around any inopportune time and had that mind-numbingly annoying two second lag before answering you back after your third ‘Hello?’.  It didn’t really matter whatever it […]

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Emcee, Events, Lifestyle

No-Sign: Kanye, The Mad Rapper

No-Sign is a regular feature that gives an in depth opinion on whatever deserves a proper verbal thrashing.  Basically, instead of earning a highly esteemed Co-Sign, it’s about to catch fade on a No-Sign.  In this edition, Kanye West is one angry cornball.

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The Friday Five

So earlier this week, as I was listening to Iamsu’s “Hipster Girls” one of the lyrics caught my attention – “Shop at Urban Outfitters, all your other clothes is straight vintage.  Tie flannels around your waist.  Wear boots and beanies in the winter.”  Now the reason that this line grabbed my attention was, 1. I […]

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Emcee, Media

The Friday Five

If you are one of the poor individuals who have to work on a Friday AFTER a holiday, I feel bad for you son.  So as a sort of ‘there-there’ pat on the back to sooth your sorrows, I’m sending out a very dope Friday Five today.  I mean, since when has good music ever […]

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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, Media

Jam On It: TiRon & Ayomari – “The Wonderful Prelude Pt. 2”

Kanye’s Yeezus and J. Cole’s Born Sinner have taken up the majority of the spotlight on Tuesday’s music release day.  However, a few other gems like TiRon & Ayomari’s The Wonderful Prelude Pt. 2 dropped as well.  The second installment in the West Coast duo’s The Wonderful Prelude EP series looks to be another solid […]

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