Back in 2009, I wrote a blog post for XXL in which I wondered if mixtapes were becoming better – and more important – than albums. My contention was that there are certain artists – Jadakiss, for example – that are better suited for the mixtape circuit, so they should really be judged on theirContinue reading “Does the Album Still Have a Place in Music?”
I just turned 36. For my generation, the 1980’s were a glorious time. We had Small Wonder and Mr. Belvedere, slap bracelets, and Skip-It. How could you not love the 80’s?
This originally appeared on The Cauldron on June 16, 2015
I’m already done with summer.
He is a charter member of the Wu-Tang Clan. He is the creator of The Purple Tape and its stellar sequel. His flow is filthy and his wordplay is wicked. He invents slang and dictates fashion trends. He is a New York rap legend with a long history of competition and collaboration with many ofContinue reading “Politic Ditto – The Slept-On Greatness of Raekwon’s Hooks”
You can’t be the greatest player of all-time if you only play on one end.
I’ve worked in a variety of organizations and industries, from banks to manufacturing plants to non-profits to Fortune 15 multinationals. Consequently, my work attire has deviated wildly depending on my job. I’ve worn suits and ties, cut-off tee-shirts and shorts, button downs and jeans.
As a craft beer connoisseur, I have a list of beers that I want to try.
I was a 21st Century gentrifier years before it became a front page story or a topic of debate.
I’ve been known to have unpopular opinions when it comes to pop culture and this is not a new phenomenon.