Over the weekend, I played Schoolboy Q’s “Raymond 1969” for my younger cousin. I decided to go a bit deeper and educate him to where the sample came from. “Cowboys” by Portishead is a menacing trip-hop cut that’s as great as it was as when it was released it in 1997. Some music doesn’t age […]Read More For The Day: Portishead “Cowboys” Live
1. I spent most of yesterday afternoon with my younger cousin. He’s 19 years old and currently attends an arts college in California’s Bay Area. To say that I’m proud of him is an understatement; I watched him grow into a talented young man and he has the potential to be a strong creative force. […]Read More 7.30.17 Thoughts…
If I’m not mistaken this may have been after the Roots Game Theory concert in August of 2006. The concert took place at the TLA on the day of the album’s release and Freeway and Peedi Peedi performed “Flipside” from Freeway’s debut album, Philadelphia Freeway. It was a live show. I knew most of the […]Read More One Shot: Freeway (2006)
What an awesome action thriller! I went into the theater prepared for something wild and that’s exactly what I received; Atomic Blonde is the battle royale of the summer. Atomic Blonde is based on the 2012 graphic novel titled The Coldest City by Antony Johnston And Sam Hart. Shameless plug but shout out to my […]Read More “Atomic Blonde” is GREAT!!!
Kendrick and these damn dope ass videos. Dave Meyers & the little homies, who were responsible for the HUMBLE visuals, return with a tale about love featuring Rihanna as the apple of Kung Fu Kenny’s eye. I love how vivid and lively these visuals are and I’ve come to expect nothing less from the Compton […]Read More For the Night: Kendrick Lamar “LOYALTY. “
When I hear the phrase “Black Girls Rock”, Kelis is the first woman that I think of. I had never seen anyone like her before and her music, especially in 1999, was purely an anomaly. The radio, especially urban formats, was nothing but your standard mainstream Hip-Hop and R&B. There weren’t any real exciting artists; […]Read More For Kelis…. An Appreciation
First, the director of Danny’s latest video, Matilda Finn made an amazing video. I love Black and White videos and it flawlessly matches the vibe and energy of the song. If I ever get back into creating concepts for albums, this will be used as a reference. If you haven’t heard Danny’s 2016 album Atrocity […]Read More Love The Visuals!! Danny Brown “Lost”