There are times when being a musical artist creates a no-win situation. Fickle fans want you to grow, but keep making the same sort of music. They don’t want you to repeat yourself, but quickly become unhappy if the new stuff is too different from what they expected.
The latest iteration of my newsletter includes thoughts on the first day of school – for both kids and adults – family vacations, the juxtaposition of grandparents and grandchildren, writing about hip-hop again, and of course, the latest books I encountered.
The ceremony should serve as the base camp of a mountain, but far too many people treat it like the peak
“Got me behind the pot again” The odds were stacked against him.
Growing up in the Philly area, there is a constant underlying feeling of inferiority, like a little brother, in regards to New York City, particularly within the realm of hip-hop.
“Soon as I hold a pen I co-defend the sickest MCs” August 11, 2009. I walked into the FYE in the Gallery at Market East in Philly and headed straight for the new releases section. I had already gone digital with my iPod Classic but a new album dropped that day and I wanted an actual physicalContinue reading “A Decade of Slaughterhouse”
The July 2019 newsletter includes thoughts on going to the beach with kids, the quiet reconciliation of Lennon & McCartney, podcasts, organizing my library, and, of course, the latest books I encountered.
One of the perks of my job is that I am fortunate to sit in meetings with the leadership of the organization — President/CEO, COO, CFO, VP’s, fellow directors, managers, whomever.
In some ways, it feels like the NBA offseason is becoming more exciting than the actual season.
The June 2019 newsletter includes my thoughts on fireworks, exercising, Buffalo hip-hop, and, of course, books.