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 classic 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…

Afrikan Insurrektion Muzik (A.I.M.)

In a previous post, I paid my respects to one of my favorite lyricists, Nas. Growing up in an era where commercialized Hip-Hop dominated the airwaves, conscious artists like him (along with a handful of others) really stood out to me. Their messages were necessary and, at times, they didn’t receive the same level of…

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…

Are You Ready For Some Afro-Caribbean Tunes?

Greetings Everyone, In a previous post, I expressed my disappointment in the music that’s being marketed here in the United States; namely Hip Hop and Trap&B (formerly known as R&B). It feels like the industry’s primary goal nowadays is to promote degeneracy and socially engineer the masses, particularly young people, to take pride in it….

The Vault

Greetings All, I tend to go through cyclical moments of nostalgia where I thirst for pastime events and information. As I’ve mentioned before throughout this blog, I’m a student of Black history, not only when it comes to our Freedom struggles or African ancestry, but within the arts as well. I have a great deal…

Changes

Greetings Everyone, I came across that artistically beautiful and powerful clip on social media earlier this week and had to share it with you all. The message in this song and image focuses on combating gun violence in our communities. We, as a people, have to stop the senseless killings; not only for us but…

Afrobeats

Greetings Good People, In a previous post, I discussed why I no longer listen to the radio and why I’ve become more selective with the type of music that I choose to support; most people would call it mental digestion, I just call it being allergic to ignorance. However, one of my mentors from the…

NAS

Ask me if I’m trying to kick knowledge? Nah, I’m trying to kick the sh*t you need to learn, though. That ether, that sh*t that make your soul burn slow. Greetings All, I came across a YouTube video entitled Hip Hop vs. Mumble Rap, and I encourage everyone, particularly the connoisseurs of Hip Hop music,…

Mind, Body, and Soul

Greetings Good People, I’ve recently made the conscious decision to no longer listen to the radio and be more selective with which artists I choose to support. Not only is the majority of mainstream music terrible, but I always feel like my IQ drops by the time a song is over. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older…

R&B Music, PLEASE Come Back!

Disclaimer: If you’re a fan of today’s music and you’re not interested in a subjective opinion about what music used to sound like, then don’t read any further. Greetings All, I went on a mini road trip this past weekend and I had some time to think about a few things. Whenever I travel I…