Top 10 9th Wonder Beats

So picture a scrawny little kid from a small mining town in southern Africa. Suddenly thrown into an American college town in  the American midwest. Now you would think this kid would feel some kind of sadness which he did, but the kid was a rabid fan of rap and despite being miles away from the great epicenters of hip hop he took to hip hop opinion pages with similar if not more zeal than he did his classes, much to the chagrin of his parents. Amidst his deep conversations with hip hop heads he comes upon a group called … Continue reading Top 10 9th Wonder Beats

Lives I find Interesting: Warren Buffett

I don’t worship a lot of people in the world of finance. I pay attention to them, I like to take a measure of their lives. Warren Buffett represents a bygone era of finance and financial investment. In the post 80’s ‘Greed is good” world his style is probably frowned upon as weak. But his story kind of combines, a passion for something a deep deep obsessive passion for something and a heart of gold can take you a long way. The world of finance and economics really grabbed my attention after taking a public finance course in graduate school. … Continue reading Lives I find Interesting: Warren Buffett

How Music makes me a better person

I got a stern warning before i came to the United States, “Please don’t waste your time listening to music all the time.” Clearly my family felt like my love for popular music kind of came off as something that had taken over my life and changed me. But music was always in my life, all my most important memories come from or are defined by music of the time. It got me thinking about how in my culture the general perspective of people on pop culture is that its a childish distraction. That popular music and popular culture as … Continue reading How Music makes me a better person

MY FAVORITE DISCO ARTISTS OF ALL TIME

i HAVE BEEN PLAYING DISCO FOR A MINUTE. i HAVE PLAYED SO CALLED PROTO DISCO, DISCO AND POST-DISCO FOR A MINUTE. AS A WAY OF HIHGLIGHTING TO PEOPLE THAT THIS ARTFORM WAS AND IS A LEGITIMATE PART OF THE EVOLUTION OF BLACK MUSIC. EVERYONCE IN A WHILE WHEN I PLAY OUT I GET LOOKS OF CONFUSION AND HATE FROM PEOPLE WHOSE MINDS ARE STUCK ON THE DISCO DEMOLITION MOVEMENT. BUT DESPITE THIS I STILL PLAY DISCO. SO IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER HERE IS MY TOP TEN DISCO ACTS OF ALL TIME. 1. BARRY WHITE 2. SISTER SLEDGE 3. CHIC 4. … Continue reading MY FAVORITE DISCO ARTISTS OF ALL TIME