Is this song any good???

What makes this any good? What makes this song work? Important questions; but the wrong questions to ask when you are dealing with music made by young people. In particular music made by teenage to 20 sumthin’s living in 2017.Youthful music has always been informed by a fearless, boundless sense of possibilities. Young peoples lives are steeped in the boundlessness of their possibilities to create, and this distinct mind set is very present among today’s youth. On this particular song Rich The Kid rap’s with pauses that make you worry if he is rapping or making fun of someone with … Continue reading Is this song any good???

Books I’m reading or rather listening to

Reading or rather, listening to Adam Hochschilds “King Leopold’s Ghost” is a cynical and enlightening glimpse into the brutal soul of the colonial experiment. The under development of Africa indeed was largely at the hands of Europeans, and their greedy desire to extract untold wealth from this country. In the case of King Leopold their is a strange mixture of hubris, racism and unrestrained stupidity that informs his pursuits. What makes this book particularly illuminating are all the untold heroes that came to the aid of Africans particularly interesting where African Americans like William Henry Sheppard, or people like George … Continue reading Books I’m reading or rather listening to

Jobless Woes Part Uno

I came to America to go to school and it was as a college student in America that I got my first job. Not that I had never worked in my home country, but all the work I did back there was connected to my family’s businesses. My first job was as a custodian and I remember being very proud the first paycheck I got, and thinking “Man I got it made”. When I think of that now its kind of weird because I have been without a job now for almost six-months, and for the past decade and a … Continue reading Jobless Woes Part Uno

Top 10 R Kelly songs of all time

Ok I will open with a disclaimer stating how I unequivocally do not condone or support R. Kelly’s publicized abuses towards young women. Like Marvin, Sam Cooke, and Al Green R.kelly’s talent is intimately connected to his twisted psyche. R kelly is a man whose soul is tortured and mangled as he trys to navigate the tension between his gospel roots and his more hedonistic self-destructive tendencies. In the same breath R .kelly will sings praises to God while professing a bizarre bent towards a twisted sexual hedonism. He can be gritty without being over the top, he can be … Continue reading Top 10 R Kelly songs of all time

BLACK PEOPLE DOIN COOL SHIT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

As a black man often time, we are defined by what we don’t or shouldn’t do, than by what we do well. I remember being in college and a group of my african friends telling me africans shouldn’t go to coffee shops, coz thats white people shit. I was told the same thing about swimming, listening to jazz, listening to and going to punk shows or liking old woody allen movies. But we live in a new age, black peoeple been doing unorthodox and cool bizarre things that challenge misconception and leave all the real racist types scratching their heads. … Continue reading BLACK PEOPLE DOIN COOL SHIT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT