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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...

November 3, 2018

Life is amazing but the “Reality” of Life can be scary. Life is a maze consisting of birth, growth, trials, tribulations, love, family, friends, goals, hate, fear, triumph, defeat, satisfaction and finally, a quiet trip back to the essence. In the middle of it all, we...

October 20, 2018

I always say Music is a gift from God. When you think about how sacred music is across the world and the way cultures are connected, it’s amazing to say the least. As a kid, I listened to whatever my big brother listened to. I listened to what I heard my older cousins...

September 15, 2018

As a 9th Grader in High School, I would take long walks dribbling my basketball around the neighborhood with a walkman tape player blasting. Early memories of Run DMC, EPMD and Ice Cube come to mind. Their tapes got the most run in my walkman until one day, everything...

August 30, 2018

I’m an old man. Old enough to remember Yo MTV Raps. Old enough to remember Rap City. Old enough that when rap started showing up on the radio that you would grab that cassette tape your mom never really listened to anyways, fill the two holes at the top with toilet tis...

August 5, 2018

As an 80’s baby, I’ve had the privilege of watching Hip Hop as a “Culture” and Rap Music as “The Musical Art Form” evolve into a worldwide phenomenon. It’s no secret that we live in a male dominated society and this is also the case in regard to Hip Hop. Women have an...

July 13, 2018

Summer 1984: Enfield Street in Hartford, Connecticut

I vividly remember that summer as the period of time within my short 9 years of life that I fell in love with the art form known as rap music, and the hip hop culture that accompanied as much.   I had a lot going on a...

July 7, 2018

A few years ago I had the pleasure of seeing Rakim live in my hometown of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. After attending Hip Hop Concerts for almost 3 decades, I finally got the chance to see Rakim Allah, better known as The God MC. For many older Hip Hop Heads, callin...

June 10, 2018

In each generation there is an artist that absolutely blows your mind. Their talent is hard to measure and to a degree, it’s difficult to fathom the level of skills they possess. Like the old saying goes, some people just have that “IT Factor.” With great gifts and ble...

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