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A Musical Trip Through the Cosmos – Alpha & Scorcese’s “A World Only Gods Know” Reviewed

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After four decades, it’s hard to create a hip-hop project that doesn’t sound like everything else that has come before it while also maintaining the elements of what has made the music endure and grow for so long.

Sometimes, though, an album finds a new space that hasn’t been plundered yet. A World Only Gods Know, the new project from Scorcese and Alpha Davis, aims to be one those albums.

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Finally Confronting “It”

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To call It a box office success would be an enormous understatement. The film shattered records upon its release and has grossed over $650 million worldwide — $320 million of which came domestically — against a very modest $35 million budget.

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A Wu-Tang Album in Name Only – The Deception of “The Saga Continues”

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If a (supposedly) new Wu-Tang Clan album doesn’t move the needle the way it once did, it’s largely because it’s easy to be skeptical about new material coming out of Shaolin.

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Twists & Turns Like a Maze – A Review of “S●Town”

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Trailblazing can be a gift and a curse.

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Grisham Lite Doesn’t Taste Great – “Law and Disorder” Reviewed

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There are very few guarantees in pop culture. It’s hard to know why a seemingly average song becomes a hit or why a can’t-miss film flops.

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A Boring Page-Turner: “The Whistler” Reviewed

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On page one of John Grisham’s new novel, The Whistler, we’re introduced to a character that is napping. It’s fitting, because this book will put you to sleep.

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Laughably Unrealistic (Even for the 2016 Election): “The Candidate” Reviewed

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Many people know the Mark Twain quote, “Truth is stranger than fiction,” but most ignore the second, and more important, part: “…but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.”

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More Bad Than Good: “Infamy” Reviewed

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Let me begin by saying that I am not the target audience for this book.

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Hip-Hop Reviews

Intelligent Goons: “Black Superhero Music” Reviewed

A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.

– Mario Puzo, The Godfather

Society demands that we be easily categorized. We are defined not only by our race, gender, geographical location, and political leanings, but also by the things we buy, wear, and drive, and how we choose to spend our days and nights.

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Ranking All 36 John Grisham Books

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Excluding the Theodore Boone series for children and a few Kindle singles, John Grisham has released thirty-six books — thirty-four novels, one collection of short stories and one work of non-fiction. Since I have loved his work (to varying degrees) for years — flaws and all — I decided to rank them.