Monthly Archives: June 2016

South African Battle Rap?! YEAAAHH!!!

As a writer and as an overall fan of Hip-Hop culture, Battle rap has become one of my favorite pastimes over the past few years. I got a taste of international battle rap during the WRCs (World Rap Championship) close to ten years ago during their 2 on 2 tourney on JumpOff TV. British and Aussie battlers mixed it up with contestants in the US and it was quite entertaining although some of the rappers that competed were TRASH at freestyling. Straight up hot garbage to be precise. Continue reading

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For The Day: N.O.R.E. “Live My Life”

This is probably my favorite song from N.O.R.E’s God’s Favorite album. At the time of this album’s release, I was heavy into West Coast rap and production. Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Records was on fire with Eminem and 50 Cent, Snoop and Xzibit had dropped great albums in that time period as well. Snoop’s Paid Tha Cost To Be The Boss and X’s Man Vs Machine had serious heat and I played each of those albums without question but I digress. N.O.R.E’s “Live My Life” caught my ears as soon as I heard that beat. I had sworn that it was produced by someone from the West but to my surprise it was IRV GOTTI aka DJ IRV. If I ever get a low rider, this will definitely be played at high volume.

PEACE

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Another Tattoo… Sheikah Style

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If I hadn’t made myself clear with the previous Legend of Zelda post, then this should be all of the proof that you need. One of my earliest tattoos is a Triforce which cemented my place in the Nerd Kingdom. This tattoo meant more to me once I connected the symbol with my personal life. The Sheikah Emblem which is pretty much the Eye of Truth was used in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time to see what was hidden. I’ve become better at trusting my intuition as of late which allows me to see through the nonsense that some may try and bring into my environment. That kind of vision is essential in my journey of life.

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Quite The Come Up… Prince: Alter Ego

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On April 21st, we lost Prince, one of the true Gods of music. I took it pretty hard and I’ll eventually do a vlog about it but for now, let’s focus on one of my recent findings. See it’s always cool to have friends in high places like the comic book store. My buddy Brian who’s helps to hold down Brave New Worlds in Old City Philadelphia informed me that the shop had two of these for sale and I couldn’t miss out on owning this piece of music history. Continue reading

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FINALLY!!! The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Trailer)

Where do I start? Where do I start? I am a life long Legend of Zelda fan and yesterday’s E3 event brought a dream to a reality. FINALLY! Nintendo dropped the bomb we’ve all been waiting for with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild. I watched the trailer with a face only seen in the Pokemon Cartoons whenever Brock saw an attractive woman. I’ve been on pins and needles ever since I slashed my way through Zelda’s Skyward Sword, which in itself was one hell of a game. Breath of the Wild has breathtaking visuals and the soundtrack compliments it perfectly. Continue reading

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Just Kickin’ It: Vans x Disney Mickey Mouse Slip-Ons

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I had these kicks for about a year and today, for some reason, I decided to wear these bad boys. I’m a big kid at heart so anything that has even the smallest hint of nostalgia will reign in my attention. The Vans X Disney collaboration released quite a few dope creations. I even bagged the low top Pooh lace ups from Urban Outfitters when they were on sale . The coolest thing about these sneakers, besides the retro Mickey design, is that it makes me feel even more unique. In a world full of extravagant sneaker brands, where its more so about looking good in the eyes of others instead of for yourself, I find that wearing shoes like these truly exhibit one’s sense of self. And I’m sure by the time I’m an old man, I’ll still rock kicks like these because well.. why shouldn’t I?

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