Sunday, September 27, 2020


5 Metal Albums For Nerds and Geeks: Part 3.

September 19, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Are you ready for a third dose of heavy metal? We’re getting into five more metal albums for geeks and nerds. Whether you enjoy fantasy, sci-fi, history, or horror—metal has something for everyone. Let’s get into these five albums! Manilla Road – Crystal Logic (1983) I’ve gone into the difference between power metal... [Read more...]

Black Rock Deep Dive: Return of the Iron Messiah (2015).

September 9, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) We’ve gone into the debut full-length of Cleveland metal legends and the first all-Black heavy metal band, Black Death. The self-titled album from 1984 was an album that touched on a few genres of metal without straying too far from traditional heavy metal. Black Death Resurrected has been bouncing around since the early 2010s.... [Read more...]

Black Rock Review: The Impaler – A Contract…

September 5, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) We’re going to look at a cult piece of Black rock in A Contract With Satan by The Impaler. I first discovered Anison Roberts—who performs as The Impaler—by chance while looking through playlists on Spotify. Anison Roberts AKA The Impaler It was both different and familiar. The Impaler’s approach puts me in the mind of... [Read more...]

7 More Metal Albums for Geeks and Nerds.

August 29, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Last time, we went into five metal albums for our fellow nerds, Blerds, geeks, and gamers. That list was leaned more towards fantasy fans so here are seven more metal albums for nerds—with more sci-fi themes. A Refresher on Speed Metal and Power Metal Speed metal is basically traditional 70s and 80s heavy metal with a faster... [Read more...]

Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion WAP, Why the Uproar?

August 17, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) One of the many benefits of teaching at an HBCU is that it forces you to remain abreast of popular culture trends. There is rarely a week that passes that some new “trend” reminds me that I am now a middle-aged man who has almost, I do emphasize almost, seen it all. Although I would love to say that the cultural factors that... [Read more...]

5 Metal and Rock Songs That Didn’t Age Well.

August 15, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) As with any genre of music, metal and rock has songs that didn’t age well. This can be in part because the production makes them sound outdated or attitudes towards this kind of content changed with the times. In the latter’s case, it’s often that the content wasn’t acceptable at the time but no one was rallying that... [Read more...]

Top 5 Things That I Learned From Watching “The No Limit Chronicles”.

August 9, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Recently, a documentary series on a network that I won’t name because of my long standing dislike for the network. The recent documentary series is called “The No Limit Chronicles” which talks about the rise, fall, & rebirth of one of the greatest dynasties in rap music history with Master P & No Limit Records. I... [Read more...]

Rapper Kanye West’s Run Makes Options for Many Young Americans (Especially African Americans) Stronger.

July 23, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Kanye West held his first campaign rally this week in South Carolina. The clickbait headlines splashed across the internet are characterizing the event as “bizarre,” “chaotic” and “rambling.” But Americans might want to take the campaign seriously, even if they shouldn’t take the man... [Read more...]

5 Things That Helped Me Explore Heavy Metal.

June 6, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) So, having attended a high school where most students rocked more with hip hop, R&B, etc, I assimilated. I started to enjoy hip hop. Before high school, hip hop was the house but since MTV still showed music videos a lot—so was every other kind of popular music. You could see Nine In Nails, Radiohead, Christina Aguilera,... [Read more...]

Castrated Black Leaders.

May 28, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Here we go again, Ahmad Aubrey and George Floyd. I told everyone this would keep happening, that it happens more often that you know. That it could happen to ANY African-American. And that without video of these murders, nothing would have been done. So here we are right back here again. Where are the “leaders” of... [Read more...]

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