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Books Hip-Hop Reviews

A Fun, Glib, and Honest Trip Down Rap Memory Lane – “Ruffhouse” Reviewed

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.

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I Was There Life

“Police! Open Up!” – The morning U.S. Marshals pounded on my door

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It was December, 2013. A Tuesday morning.

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NFL Philadelphia

PHINALLY! The Super Bowl Champion (!!!!) Philadelphia Eagles

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This wasn’t supposed to be the team that did it.

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Hip-Hop Rap

Classic Non-Album Cuts: Black Thought

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Occasionally, it takes time to recognize greatness.

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Food Life

I Love a Good Diner

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It was a Tuesday in the middle of winter. Late January or early February.

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I Was There

I Was There: Live 8 Philadelphia

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We weren’t going to go.

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I Was There

I Was There: Carmelo, LeBron, CP3 & “The Battle of I-95”

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They are the NBA’s version of the Super Friends.

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America Life Longreads

Confessions of a Gentrifier

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The beer garden at Memphis Taproom, my favorite spot in Philly (photo via The New York Times)

I was a 21st Century gentrifier years before it became a front page story or a topic of debate.

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Week in Review

Week in Review (December 30, 2015)

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It’s no secret how much I love Philadelphia.