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Friday, August 1, 2014


RnB Singer Usher’s Defense of Justin Bieber Is Indefensible.

June 11, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The only time I ever met Usher was at his very first album release party in 1994. At the time, I was working for NARAS (The Grammy Awards) and Usher was just a child with great talent; not much older than Justin Bieber in the video above. That is to say, I remember what Usher was like as a child, before the stardom and without... [Read more...]

Was Jay-Z protecting his business versus Solange??

May 28, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Being media savvy is almost an art form; knowing what to say or do to trigger the media and the public is something that appears to take great skill to achieve. After the Solange-Jay-Z debacle earlier this month, the in-laws took to the store to go shopping, while Solange and Beyoncé did effective damage control by posting pictures... [Read more...]

Rapper T.I. Punching Floyd Mayweather Jr. – A Bad Financial Decision.

May 27, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Everyone knows about the fight between the rapper T.I. and boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.  The two got into their infamous brawl over TI’s wife, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle and their “little incident” at a Fatburger restaurant.  Apparently, T.I.’s jealousy is strong enough to make him try to punch the greatest figher on the... [Read more...]

The Beyonce Effect.

May 26, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In the aftermath of the fallout between Beyonce’s sister Solange and her husband Jay-Z, some have seriously pondered the negative impact, if any, that the now infamous elevator brawl will have on Beyonce’s career.  I offer this opinion-None at all! As Beyonce has proven in the past by putting a positive and usually... [Read more...]

Hip-Hop Generation Needs to Step Up.

May 17, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) It’s a war going on outside, no man is safe from, you could run but you can’t hide forever, from these streets that we done took you walking with your head down scared to look, you shook cause ain’t no such thing as halfway crooks. -Excerpt from Prodigy of Mobb Deep’s “Survival of the Fittest” Survival of the... [Read more...]

Is PHARRELL For Real About THE NEW BLACK.

May 17, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Singer Pharrell Williams said that there is now a New Black, and he is one of them, thus generating a storm of controversy over the notion that we can, should, or have moved beyond the historic struggles of our past to a new, free, fresh and empowering identity. This debate over who we are, what we are, and how we should express... [Read more...]

Why I decided to give up the N Word.

May 7, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I fought long and hard and often for the word “Nigga” to be used exclusively between Black people only, as a term of endearment that symbolized our power as a community to take something that originated in pure hatred, and make it into something positive. We failed. The word has now become a glorified symbol of being cool... [Read more...]

If You Think Toxic Music Doesnt Affect Your Kids You”re Out Of Your Mind.

May 6, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) My Older brother Donald was actually my uncle, but we were close enough in age that he was pretty much a sibling.  I’d looked up to him from the day I was born and followed him around for the next 25 years.   I followed him to my first trip to the movies, I followed him to prison, I followed him to the unemployment line,... [Read more...]

The Boondocks First Episode Despite McGruder’s absence, delivers on Chris Brown.

April 28, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The loss of Aaron McGruder for the cult classic The Boondocks, hit home high and low to a vast majority of fans of the show. His loss was clearly evident when the season premiere of the shows first episode “Pretty Boy Fizzy,” premiered Monday, and the loss of the shows sharp edged humor and writing that emphasize... [Read more...]

The State of Hip Hop.

April 20, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Time has brought about an immeasurable amount of change. In hip hop’s heyday, rap music was, without question, authentic and thorough; nowadays, people march to a different drum. It appears that only one vainglorious record is all that is required for an individual to be awarded a multi-million dollar recording contract. As... [Read more...]

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