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…

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,…

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…

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…