John Singleton’s Legacy

Earlier this week, we lost a directorial icon. John Singleton. As someone who has been a fan of his work throughout the 90s and the new millennial, I was somewhat upset about his passing. His films were milestones to my community because they were authentic narratives that had powerful messages. The cinematography and breakout star…

4/25/02

On April 25, 2002, the world lost a musical heavyweight. Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. Since she was so influential throughout my childhood, it’s only right that I pay my respects today. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Lisa “Left Eye” Nicole Lopes was a member of the Hip Hop/R&B group TLC. Lending her rap skills to the…

Just Because…

I felt like vibing to some Soul Music. Until Next Time…

2/11/12

On February 11, 2012, the world lost an icon. Whitney Houston. I don’t know too many people who didn’t love her, so it’s only right that I pay my respects on this day. Born to a musical family in Newark, New Jersey, Whitney Houston was destined for success in the entertainment industry. As a teenager,…

Lupe Fiasco

You would never know what you could ever be. If you never try, you would never see.   In a previous post, I paid homage to one of my favorite lyrical scholars—Nas. Listening to his music always makes me appreciate the art form that is Hip Hop. Artists like Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, and Drake…

Just Because…

I felt like vibing to some 90’s Hip Hop. Until Next Time…

The Return of R&B Music

“Soul music touches people. We got back to just wanting to be ourselves, and I think once we stopped trying to compete, we eclipsed pop music.” – PJ Morton   If you’ve been following this blog then you know that my favorite genre of music happens to be R&B (Rhythm and Blues). And for the…

11/8/11

On November 8, 2011, the world lost a Hip Hop Icon. Dwight Arrington Myers, better known as Heavy D. My family (my mom especially) was a huge fan of his music, so it’s only right that I pay my respects on this day. Labeled Hip Hop’s original overweight lover, Heavy D’s career began in high…

Online Salute

Greetings All, As I’ve stated before in several posts, spotlighting bloggers, vloggers, and other independent media outlets who offer substantial content is imperative; mainly because so many of us are craving creativity nowadays. So Honest Media would like to give an online salute to YouTube personalities De’arra and Ken. De’arra and Ken are a couple…

9/13/96

On September 13, 1996, the world lost a Hip Hop Legend. Tupac Amaru Shakur. I’ve been a fan of his music and talent since childhood, so it’s only right that I pay my respects on this day. 2pac was a rapper, actor, activist, poet, and revolutionary. His career started at age 17 when his family…

8/25/01

On Saturday, August 25, 2001, the world lost an angel. Aaliyah Dana Haughton. For those of you who don’t know, Aaliyah was my baby/wifey/mother of my kids/everything. I remember seeing her for the first time in that iconic “One In A Million” video and immediately falling in love. Her melodies, style, and messages in her…