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South Florida Software Gurus Break Into Music Scene.

February 9, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Meet Jessi Dee.  A Chicago native, Jesse Daniels a.k.a. Jessi Dee is a Software Engineer in the South Florida area and a musical impresario by night. His new single, “Get Down” featuring The Deane has just been released on Itunes, accompanied by a crisp video on YouTube.   Brought to South Florida by a record label... [Read more...]

Kendrick Lamar; Grammy’s 2014 Aftermath; What’s next for Kendrick Lamar and moving forward?.

February 5, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Historically speaking, the Grammy’s have always leaned toward presenting the more prevalent act in any particular category. While it may have come as astonishment to many that Macklemore beat Kendrick Lamar head to head in each category they were featured in, it was common knowledge that Macklemore had the greater hand... [Read more...]

Beyonce’s Misguided Feminism.

January 31, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Ever since I have written about America’s Pursuit of Unattainable Beauty, I have been keenly alert to issues within current feminism. On a fundamental level, feminism is supposed to be about women’s equality. As simple as that definition is, it’s also effortless to see what feminism is not. And what Beyonce did during... [Read more...]

Macklemore’s Grammy Wins Demonstrates The Award Ceremony Is Concerned With Popularity, Not Race.

January 28, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) After Sunday’s Grammy catastrophe which mainly included Seattle rapper Macklemore sweeping the rap categories (excluding the Best Rap/Sung collaboration in which Jay-Z’s Holy Grail won,) many fans of the hip hop and overall music world have been appalled at the nonexistence of attention that Kendrick Lamar received... [Read more...]

Yes, Why The Grammys Will Always Make Black Artists Look Stupid.

January 27, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) ”I don’t know what this means. I don’t think it means anything.” – Singer Eddie Vedder after winning a Grammy for “Best Hard Rock Performance” with his group Pearl Jam in 1996. “I think the Grammys are nothing more than some gigantic promotional machine for the music industry. They cater to a low intellect and... [Read more...]

Can White People Play Black Music.

January 24, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Have you ever wondered how jazz, and then later rock ‘n’ roll, developed out of the blues? How Black music came to be America’s music? Whether or not people who are not Black can really play Black music? Amiri Baraka speaks on these things in his 1963 classic, Blues People. “There was a body music that came to exist from... [Read more...]

Either Singer Robin Thicke Is Unworthy of an NAACP Image Award or the Awards Are Unworthy of Our Support.

January 16, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In 1942, NAACP Executive Director, Walter White, worked with politicians and studio executives to establish an ad hoc committee with the major studios to monitor the image and portrayal of African Americans on the screen. In 1955, the Mississippi Branch of the NAACP, led by Medgar Evers, filed a complaint with the Federal Communication... [Read more...]

Writer Seems To Think that Memphis Rapper Juicy J is Now a Positive Role Model.

January 15, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Some think that because I critique modern commercialized hip-hop (which is not the same as real hip-hop), that I don’t understand it.  They also might assume that I don’t listen to it or wish to censor artists who might be defined as “ratchet.”  Actually, the opposite is true:  I only listen to hip-hop and almost no... [Read more...]

Beyonce’s fans.

January 14, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) If you haven’t heard, (unless you’ve lived under a rock,) Beyonce shocked the music world by releasing her self-titled fifth album Beyoncé  via iTunes in December. As expected, her fans not only bought the album, but showered their grace upon their female messiah. And if you’re wondering, there are men out... [Read more...]

What Makes Dwayne Wade & Rapper Ludacris Different From Any Other Man?

January 8, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The thought hit me hard once again when I pondered the thought of how Black men are vilified in the media more so than any other race for the same exact indiscretions. There is no official gauge to measure whether they are or not as the way many will respond to this question is totally dependent on the person. …….and as we... [Read more...]

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