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Stacy is in town!

Thursday, November 12th, 2015 Posted in Entertainment, Hip Hop, Lifestyle, New York Cine Radio | No Comments »

After a really crappy week I was surprised by my old friend and former music producer, Stacy Burkett, who called me out of the blue. He was back in NYC for a few days and was reacquainting himself with NYC. ...

Happy Birthday to The Microphone Fiend

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 Posted in Hip Hop, Lifestyle | No Comments »

Today is the birthday of William Griffith, better known in hip hop circles as Rakim, also known as Rakim Allah, a.k.a. the microphone fiend, a.k.a. the God MC, a.k.a the Greatest MC of ALL TIME in my humble opinion. He ...

We rollin’ and they hatin’!

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 Posted in Hip Hop, Lifestyle, Sports and Fitness | No Comments »

This is my boy's first pass at shooting and editing his own skate video. He wants to get sponsored as an amateur skater and he figures that creating a promotional video is a great start. I had already given him ...

No Justice, No Peace

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 Posted in Hip Hop, Lifestyle, politics | No Comments »

This song is over twenty years old, and sadly in light of grand jury decision in Ferguson, it is even more relevant today. The way Michael Brown was killed is one thing, but the way the entire case has been ...

NY Cine Interview: Music and Movie Industries

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 Posted in Digital Video, Entertainment, Hip Hop, Lifestyle, New Media, New York Cine Radio, Technology | No Comments »

This is a second excerpt from my recent interview with the guys over at New York Cine Radio on the similarities between the music and the film industries, especially as it pertains to the topic of digital disruption.

NY Cine Interview: Digital Disruption

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 Posted in Entertainment, Hip Hop, Lifestyle, New Media, New York Cine Radio, Technology | No Comments »

This is a video excerpt from my recent interview with the guys over at New York Cine Radio on the topic of the digital disruption in the music and movie industries, and how services like YouTube have made a seismic ...

The life and times of a struggling MC

Monday, October 20th, 2014 Posted in Hip Hop, Lifestyle, New Media, New York Cine Radio, NYU - ITP, Technology | No Comments »

It is a rare occurrence when I get an opportunity to stop and reflect on the path not taken. With that said, I want to thank Tom Seymour and De Loot for inviting me to be interviewed on the New ...

Am I eternal? Or an eternalist?

Friday, January 31st, 2014 Posted in Hip Hop | No Comments »

  As I stop and reflect on the current state of Hip-Hop I cannot help but stop and think about how different the music and culture that I love would be if some of the great artists were still with us. ...

It ain’t finished yet

Monday, January 20th, 2014 Posted in Hip Hop | No Comments »

For many years Hip-hop has been held up as the boogie man, by both whites and blacks, as a major contributor to the ills in the African American community. When this has happened I often found myself wondering to what ...

Thanks Kendrick Lamar… I miss real Hip Hop

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 Posted in Entertainment, Hip Hop | No Comments »

I don't know if it is just a sign of me getting older but when it comes to just the music, I truly don't understand what passes for hip hop today. Unlike graffiti and breakdancing, it seems as if the ...