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Monday, December 22, 2014


Ferguson; Jay Z and other artists so silent.

December 8, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) One of the most beautiful things about this country is the first amendment. As a writer that statement is cliche, but in times of national crisis, outcry, and struggle it rings true. Congress shall make no law no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of... [Read more...]

Entertainment: Black Folk and their Addiction to Leaders.

December 3, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I’ve been racking my brain for years trying to figure out why black entertainers are expected to be great role models and leaders. It’s interesting that only within the black community does one who seeks “success” owe something back to the black community. I often wonder where this notion of a community being owed anything,... [Read more...]

What Is Conscious Hip Hop?

November 24, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Sub-genres are hard to define because they usually appear organically, derived by the fans of the music. They are nuanced in subtle ways that make a big difference to the insiders. To the uninitiated, the manifestation of a sub-genre can pose a good question, “what’s the difference?” Instead of being too cool for school... [Read more...]

YM Nicki Minaj Is So Talented She Might Teach Your Daughter To Be A Hooker.

November 22, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Nicki Minaj, aka Onika Tanya Maraj, disappoints me.  As a fan of quality hip-hop, I immediately concluded that Nicki Minaj is every bit as talented as her male counterparts.  Her flow is smooth, creative and powerful, and she could easily make hit records and perform battle rap at the highest levels.  Most rappers can’t... [Read more...]

Chief Keef, Bobby Schmurda and the Low risk, high reward record contract.

November 18, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) What’s going on with everybody, it’s been a minute. Been ripping and running getting some career goals out of the way. I know it’s been a couple of week ssince this came out, but I felt compelled to quickly harp on the news of Chicago rapper Chief Keef being dropped from Interscope. Without further ado, I’d... [Read more...]

Jews Are Upset About YM Nicki Minaj’s Video But Don’t Care That It’s Racist.

November 12, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I was amused and intrigued by the online criticism of Nicki Minaj’s new song “Only.”  Some are saying that the video is anti-Semitic, primarily because it presents imagery similar to the German military during World War II.  Of course, the Jewish holocaust is nothing to laugh about, and most of us cringe when we think... [Read more...]

Is Min. Louis Farrakhan Gonna Take On Record Labels I Hope He Does.

November 3, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) My friend Chuck Creekmur runs Allhiphop.com, one of the leading hip-hop news websites in the country.  I love remaining connected to the site because I truly believe that if we are to critique hip-hop music, we should be able to understand and appreciate it.  It is the lack of attention paid to the subtleties of the music that... [Read more...]

Rapper Bobby Shmurda’s Performance At Epic Records Made Me Feel Sorry For Him.

October 28, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I received a bunch of inbox messages this week with the familiar words, “Did you see this?”  This is what people write to me on Facebook when they want me to know about some kind of ridiculous embarrassment, tragedy or symptom of dysfunctionality that occurs in the black community.  On this day, I received the same message,... [Read more...]

Do Abusive Athletes/Men Genuinely Apologize to Their Woman?

October 14, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In this climate of NFL domestic battery and abuse, many wonder what kind of private apologies were extended to the wives/women by the professional athletes accused of such terrible acts! And how does an abusive man and those who’ve made mistakes actually go about saying “I’m Sorry” to the woman…convincingly?!   Being... [Read more...]

The Music Industry Is Killing More Black Men Than The Kkk.

October 8, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) This week, I had a conversation with Father Michael Pfleger, head of the Saint Sabina church on the southwest side of Chicago.  Father Pfleger actively engages with struggling young black men in the consistent fight for their humanity, education, prosperity and survival. Pfleger, more than most men in his position, knows the... [Read more...]

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