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Wednesday, August 5, 2015


The Whitney Houston Life Story: The Audacity Of Lifetime Television.

February 10, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) This is my tribute to my icon, the late singer Whitney Houston, whom I adored and loved and still love.  Truth be told, in my short life I’ve only had four deaths surprises that really shook me to my core, one of which was the untimely death of my girl Whitney Houston.  I take the liberty of calling Ms. Houston my girl,... [Read more...]

Are Rap Fans Ruining Ole Hip-Hop?

February 9, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Are Rap Fans Ruining Hip-Hop Music? I’ve been listening to Hip-Hop/Rap music for almost 20 years.  That’s longer than the average “rap consumer” today has been alive.  In that time I’ve seen the music transition through various stages into something that is of more controversy than ever before.  Instead of the unknowing... [Read more...]

Death Row Records Suge Knight Arrest Again Reinforces Thug Image of Black Males.

February 6, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) First it was fallen rap mogul Suge Knight’s arrest for murder. Second the alleged murder took place in Compton. And third, it was rap. This is the perfect dysfunctional storm to get the tongues clucking again that Suge Knight, rappers, and by extension young black males are hopelessly ensnared in the thug life. At first... [Read more...]

Cash Money and Lil Wayne, a match made in capitalist heaven.

February 2, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) It is well documented that Cash Money has been the target of many lawsuits that show a clear and distinct pattern of not compensating people who help them. From Wendy Day, the woman who brokered one of the most lucrative record deals in history on their behalf, to countless artists and in-house producers, Cash Money seems to... [Read more...]

I Hear and See YOU Azealia Banks.

January 24, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In order for our words to be heard and accepted it’s not just a matter of what we say, but how we live. I for one must admit that I am rather tired of seeing young black women defend a position while betraying their own cause. It is not okay to focus on one aspect of “struggle” while behaving in an overall manner that discredits... [Read more...]

Ole Homophobia, Ignorance and Ineptitude in Rap.

January 20, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) On January 7th, Young Thug decided to invent a “NIGGA TWERK” dance and post it on his Instagram. As he waddled across his floor, hands on knees, a palpable disgust quickly pervaded social media, summed up by a commenter’s incredulous “Twerking for men??” Most viewers probably ignored the 4(+?) bottles of GTV vodka on... [Read more...]

Time to Reform the Ole Thug Image of Hip Hop.

January 12, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) One of my mentors asked me why I was so quiet and not making my voice heard in the streets protesting for justice. First, because, I Can’t Breathe. I am still in mourning over all these babies being gunned down by the people who are supposed to protect us. It goes back to what I have been saying all along is the Hip Hop’s... [Read more...]

Yo Rap Exploitation: How to Destroy a Black Male in “Ten” Steps.

January 7, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) 1. Scour low income neighborhoods for misguided youth with flashes of talent. Make sure the artist has a strong local following from perpetuating a self-destructive narrative and the charisma to make self-destruction seem appealing. Artists with previous jailtime are preferred for credibility purposes. 2. Ingratiate yourself... [Read more...]

Producer Pharrell Made Just 2,700 In Royalties From 43 Million Streams Of The Song Happy On Pandora.

December 25, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Pharrell Williams is one of the biggest performers on the planet.  His song “Happy” was considered one of the greatest pop sensations of the year, winning him Grammy nominations for Best Music Video and Best Pop Solo Performance. he funny thing is that we often assume that the words “rich” and “famous” go together,... [Read more...]

Music 101: Spending To Be A Rapper vs Investing in a Rap Career.

December 24, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Last week I said that I’d give alternate suggestions to buying features and explain the “philosophy” behind major labels providing signed artists with features. Let me start by saying that any major label – any mid-major with major label distribution – will spend upwards of a million dollars on the promotion and marketing... [Read more...]

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