Thursday, July 19, 2018


South African Jazz Icon Hugh Masekela Dead at 78.

January 24, 2018 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I had a friend ask me about Hugh Masekela after seeing his name trending. I didn’t know where to begin, so I said, “If Bob Marley lived and continued his social activism he would be the Hugh Masekela of the Western Hemisphere.” This wasn’t an attempt to elevate “Bra” Masekela or diminish the legacy of Bob Marley.... [Read more...]

The Most Raunchiest Songs That I’ve Ever Heard.

December 30, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) There have been many great songs in music since it’s inception in The Motherland thousands of years ago before European colonization because music was birthed in Africa. But however, since the early 1950s, music has taken on a more edgier turn with many urban artists singing and rapping lyrical content that was deemed to raunchy... [Read more...]

Hip Hop Nutcracker – Blending of Hip Hop and the Classic Nutcracker.

December 12, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The Hip Hop Nutcracker was a musical explosion combing old school Hip Hop with classical music and the grace, elegance and power of Hip Hop dancing. The back drop story line of the Nutcracker provided the framework on a story that is relevant generationally dealing with the diversity of relationships and family. Using music... [Read more...]

Hundreds Rallied for Rapper Meek Mill, but What about the Rest?

December 4, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Recently, hundreds of fans and supporters held a rally outside a Philadelphia courthouse, chanting for Robert Rihmeek Williams a.k.a. Meek Mill, to be released. The rapper was sentenced to two to four years in prison for violating his parole, stemming from 10 year-old charges, including drug possession and carrying a firearm... [Read more...]

Struggle is at the Core of Hip-Hop.

November 30, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Hip-Hop began as a genre that was able to embody hardship, pain, and struggle. Granted it there are exceptions to every rule, but most of the rap artist that have been deemed legendary came from pain. Their art was engulfed by their struggle. So many are able to identify with Hip-Hop because they can find themselves…their... [Read more...]

Rapper Meek Mill Case Casts Ugly Glare On The Racially Biased Parole System.

November 28, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Meek Mill did more than rouse the anger of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Rap Mogul Jay-Z. Both have loudly spoken out against Mill plopped back in prison for a parole violation. Mill cast the ugly glare back on a part of the criminal justice system that has been too often ignored, overlooked or... [Read more...]

FBI Investigating the Meek Mill Case After Strange Judge Requests.

November 15, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) If there is one story that has drawn the attention of the media and Hollywood over the past week, it is Meek Mill’s sentence to two-to-four years in prison. Numerous hip-hop artists have rallied behind the rapper, including Rick Ross, T.I., and Jay-Z. It has sparked a massive debate regarding the criminal justice system in... [Read more...]

What do we do when Andre 3000 doesn’t feel music anymore?

November 13, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The trials of Andre 3000 to release new music has been the equivalent of pulling teeth; the rapper has ducked and dodged an official follow up to his masterpiece, kind-of-sort-of solo album The Love Below. That album was released along with Big Boi’s Speakerboxxx in 2003, selling over eleven million copies. OutKast released... [Read more...]

Eminem Went After Trump.

October 22, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Eminem is trying to make a fan of me, and that’s not easy to do. At this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards he took his moment in the cypher to spit FIRE at the current president. I must say I watched in sheer bliss, and I felt that his anger was needed. He went after Trump in classic Slim Shady fashion. Granted it wasn’t his best... [Read more...]

Self-Hate – A Symptom Of Colonialism.

October 17, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Recently, Waka Flocka Flame made come comments that may have shocked some people in our community, but the comments come as no surprise to me at all when he said, “Man, I’m not African”. Waka Flocka Flame isn’t the only rich paid house negro that’s made such degrading statement, last year other rich paid house negroes... [Read more...]

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