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November 22, 2019

“To the meaning of life..
What's my purpose? Maybe this Earth is..
Ain't a good place to be..
How far is heaven? Let's see..
Is it in the clouds like they said it would be?” - KDOT

Over 30 years ago, kids in the inner city were told that Hip hop was a “FAD” and had no l...

October 22, 2019

In life there is often the saying, “Practice makes perfect”. A lot of successful people are attributed with having a tireless work ethic, motivation and drive. Perseverance is also a strength that should not be overlooked. In Hip Hop, to be the BEST MC is a big deal an...

September 4, 2019

If you are anything like me, you see music as a blessing from God. Music in some form or fashion has been around since Paleolithic times according to historians. I can’t imagine life without music. Music comes in so many different forms and connect people from various...

September 2, 2019

“You have to lay where I laid, stay where I stayed”.

Growing up in the inner city can be very challenging for our youth. There is a lot of temptation, crime, love, hate, poverty, broken families and school systems that are often inadequate. When a young man faces these...

August 16, 2019

One of the beautiful treasures in life is taking a moment on any given night to gaze and embrace outer space. The stars illuminate dark skies, enhancing our very existence. In life, there is a time to rejoice, cry, pray and reflect on all things provided by the Univers...

July 14, 2019

In life there are people who view aging as a scary thing. Professionals in various industries might feel like they’ve loss some of their sharpness. Athletes deal with their bodies going through changes and injury. Our existence is an hour glass with sand that move slow...

June 3, 2019

In the history of Hip Hop Culture, there are 5-6 names that universally receive and garner a high level of admiration. There are some great minds that penetrated, influenced and moved this relatively young culture forward. The authentic figures are generally individual...

May 24, 2019

As a Music Historian, some artists intrigue you to the point where it’s intoxicating. You look at their lives and see complexity, simplicity, talent, happiness, sadness with a touch of the angels and demons we all face from time to time. You hear various stories that b...

April 2, 2019

The story of Hip Hop and Rap Music is a fascinating one to say the least. Various individuals have contributed to the look and sound of our great but complex culture. There are also those who somehow fell beneath the cracks and crevices of our consciousness. When we th...

February 10, 2019

Jay-Z and Biggie appeared on three tracks together.  Each time they did so, they pushed each other – whether either would admit it.  In Puff Daddy’s 1997 release of his album, No Way Out, the stage was set for a battle.  At that time, the order of the verses seemed to...

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