Monthly Archives: February 2015

Guest Spot: Jeff Fuller “Shoot The Shit: Art is making the mundane look beautiful.”

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Lately, I’ve been getting asked “how do I start shooting photography”? Whether someone is battling a dead end 9-5, still in school, or just not sure where to start, I hear this question quite a bit. I wouldn’t consider myself to be “in the photography game” so to speak but I always come back to this as my answer.

Just grab a camera (your iPhone totally counts) and hit that shutter button.

The thing I’ve found I love most about shooting photography is that there are no rules, there is no right or wrong way to do it and no restrictions. I’ve also found there’s only one way to get into it and get better. Just shoot.

You have to go to that boring and dreaded 9-5 tomorrow? You have class at noon? You don’t know what to start photographing or what content interests you? Bring a camera. Shoot your commute. Shoot your lunch. Shoot your classmates or your desk. Shoot up. Shoot Down. Shoot without limitations. You’ll be amazed at how beautiful your every day life actually is.

So, just get out there.

Shoot the shit.

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Throwback Thursday: Common “The Corner”

Taking it back 10 years to one of coldest joints of 2005. 10 years before Lonnie Rashid Lynn aka Common, would win an Oscar for this musical contribution to Selma, he dropped a crazy album in the form of BE. Now what really made me chose this as the throwback choice is the 1968 film Right On starring the Original Last Poets that I had to privilege to watch after the short film that I wrote was shown at the Reel Black event a few days ago. I feel like we truly underestimate the power of our words.

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Vinyl Athletics: Jeedo “Filth EP”



One of my prized possessions came in the mail the other day and I haven’t even played it yet. In fact, I may put it in a glass case and stare in awe at it for the rest of my life. Waajeed AKA Jeedo released the awesomely titled “Filth EP” in 2012 and trust me if I had really been on my record collector “steez” then, I’d have had a FEW COPIES of this in the collection. The A-side features “Make It Boom”, which flips Art Of Noise’s classic track “Moments In Love” but adds that Detroit electric treatment. I can definitely see K. Michelle bouncing that beautiful ass to this. I actually wish that I could here for joints like this in Strip clubs. The B-Side features “Let It All Hang Out” which samples one of my favorite Queen jams “Fat Bottom Girls” but freaks it out. Check out the very dope and well edited visuals below that compliments the Filth EP perfectly. Continue reading

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For The Night… Father “Young Hot Ebony Remix ” (Ft. ILOVEMAKONNEN & Richposlim)

By now you should know who I am and know what I’m about and that this visual for Father’s “Young Hot Ebony Remix” is all that I need to get my dirty mind twisting and turning before I try and sleep tonite… Thanks again Awful Media Group… and when it comes to those asses, I’ll quote Bill Cosby… “It jiggles just like pudding”

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Dealing With The Young Girl Blues

The internet went into a rave over Tyga and Kylie Jenner’s rumored relationship. The 25 year old Tyga allegedly dating a 17 year old had many of you shaking your head in disapproval and trust me, I too thought that was wack if that is indeed the case. If I had a daughter that wasn’t old enough to vote, there’d be no way in hell that I’d be cool with her hanging out with a guy in his mid-20s. That’s grounds for a Wu-Tang style showdown. But it made me think for a moment, of my personal experiences with dating younger women (who were all of legal age) and the pros and cons. Continue reading

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MALCOLM X “THE BALLOT OR THE BULLET” (April 12, 1964)

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Malcolm’s Assassination. I, like many of those in my generation were made aware of his life and philosophies via Civil Rights documentaries like Eyes on the Prize, his autobiography co-written by Alex Haley, and/or the Spike Lee directed biopic that starred Denzel Washington. There was a point where I’d see everyone with a X t-shirt or X hat while his phrase “By Any Means Necessary” became our tagline. I always found his transformation from Detroit Red to the Malik Shabazz that we all revered to be fascinating… Being a young fiery minister with the Nation of Islam that believed in fighting back at all costs to being changed in spirit after a pilgrimage to Mecca added to his social awareness and made his message much more potent. “The Ballot or The Bullet” is one of my FAVORITE speeches and if you listen closely to what’s been spoken about here, you’ll notice that A LOT still applies greatly in 2015. Understanding the power of the black dollar, empowering our communities, as well as discrepancies that we face in the political arena. This is seriously worth the listen.

P.S. After listening, it appears that Malcolm was not fond of “We Shall Overcome” HA!

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The Art Of Thrifting: Part One by @TonyLogan

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I’ve known Tony for years via the Internets and I’ve always thought that he was on point style wise and I’ve tried to pick up a few pointers and gems from this brother whenever I had the opportunity. I’m down with the “Each one Teach one” state of thinking and I felt like Tony’s experiences and keen eye for style in the world of thrifting should be shared with the world so without further ado….  Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: J Dilla “Last Donut Of The Night”

Last Donut Of The Night” is one of those joints that always gets infinite burn whenever I revisit the Donuts album. This project dropped 9 years ago and it’s aged magnificently. The visual was created by Tuomas Vauhkonen and Jeremias Nieminen and it captured the vibe of the song very, very well. Perfect for a Throwback Thursday…

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For The Late Night… “because the night’s not over..” by @cuurlzzz

The homie @cuurlzzz has great taste in music and this mix here sets the mood for whenever you want to get into the smoothed out state of mind… This is currently my soundtrack for searching online for albums to cop for the low low…

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Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo 2014 Lecture: Marley Marl

Marley Marl’s presence in Hip-Hop is generational. His work with Mr. Magic on the WBLS Rap Attack radio show, production for the Juice Crew (Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, Roxanne Shante, Craig G, Masta Ace and Mc Shan), LL Cool J, Eric B. & Rakim, Nas, Jay-Z, etc and his drums were even used by Boogie Down Productions in a Juice Crew Diss which gave that collective a serious spotlight. I won’t even go into how ill his remixes were during the New Jack Swing Era! But dig… Marley is one of the pioneers of sampling and he’s still sampled as we speak… shout out to publishing checks. But yo this lecture from 2014 is a lengthy yet extremely informative piece of music culture. Marley is a living legend AND I still bump joints from his album, In Control Volume 2.

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