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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Hip Hop Music: Yes, We Get It, Everything Was Better Back in Your Day.

May 31, 2019 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Music is timeless and hip-hop is engrained in our culture—Black culture and yes, American culture. It’s no surprise that people are defensive of hip-hop and hyper critical of it as well. When hip hop rolled to the direction it is now with this new crop of rappers, there were my fans, enthusiasts, historians, and just hip-hop... [Read more...]

Want a New Stereo for My Car, But Don’t Have Good Credit – How can I go about financing it?

May 28, 2019 by  
Filed under Business, Money, Music, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( For many, their car is their pride and joy, a place where they spend hours most days. Music always makes the journey nicer, helping to bring enjoyment to otherwise boring journeys. However, as your car ages, so does the stereo. In fact, as electronics are developing so quickly, often the car stereo becomes completely outdated... [Read more...]

Film Review; Aladdin.

May 27, 2019 by  
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Tweet ( Billed as a “live-action adaption of an animated classic,” the carpet gets pulled out from under this weak and formulaic production early on. The basic story is about a poor young man who gets involved with a royal family, encounters a magic lamp and meets a genie. Purportedly, the origins of the fable come from One Thousand... [Read more...]

Throwback Thursday: Marvin Sease – Marvin Sease (1987)*.

May 16, 2019 by  
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Tweet ( Southern soul is a different animal from what most know of soul. Like any other genre of popular and popular Black music, soul can be broken down into different subgenres. You have Motown, blue-eyed soul, soul by Latinos, quiet storm and of course Southern soul. Motown and the southern scene were the foundation and backbone of... [Read more...]

2019: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – A Melting Pot of the Finest Music.

May 8, 2019 by  
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Tweet ( The 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicked off its 50thyear anniversary with a bang. The annual two-weekend fest featured world-renown musicians, tempting food concession stands, a friendly crowd of music fans and a positive vibe that was even warmer than the sun. Jazz Fest dates back to 1970, when Mahalia Jackson... [Read more...]

Film Review; Non-Fiction (Doubles Vies).

May 7, 2019 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( The sneaky, narcissistic and shallow characters who inhabit Olivier Assayas’ backstabbing ode to the rapidly changing publishing industry are unappealing. It’s hard to relate to them even within the context of a slightly humorous script and efficient direction. Avid readers are switching from hardcover books and paperbacks... [Read more...]

Throwback Thursday: Funkadelic – Maggot Brain (1971).

May 3, 2019 by  
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Tweet ( Who doesn’t love funk? The answer will surprise you but a lot of great albums came out of this genre during the 70s and 80s—especially when it split off into P-funk, go-go, disco and others. A classic is 1971’s Maggot Brain from P-funk originators Funkadelic. Maggot Brain: When Funkadelic Became Funkadelic Now, Maggot Brain... [Read more...]

Please Don’t Turn Nipsey Hussle into a Savior.

April 16, 2019 by  
Filed under Ent., Money, Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( My heart goes out to the family of Nipsey Hussle, to his fans, his community, and the millions of lives impacted by his words, and community upliftment. It is heartbreaking when another black man leaves this earth in such a violent manner, and definitely too soon. One can only wonder how much more work he would have accomplished,... [Read more...]

Support the Nipsy Hussle’s of Your Community.

April 13, 2019 by  
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Tweet ( It has been sad for many, and heartbreaking, to hear that rap artist Nipsey Hussle was gunned down in the same community he was actively working to uplift. It was even more disheartening to read that a gang member is suspected as the gunman as Nipsey Hussle was working very hard to help put a stop to gang violence on those very... [Read more...]

Wrong Is Wrong All Day Long; The Theme Song Of Rapper Cardi B, etc.

April 6, 2019 by  
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Tweet ( I have been blessed beyond measure to have been special enough that God allowed me to be loved, nurtured, and guided by not one, not two, but three grandmothers — my paternal grandfather, the original James Thomas Jones, was married twice. Before I go forward, I feel compelled to state that each of these great women poured... [Read more...]

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