Music : ThyBlackMan

Monday, January 22, 2018

Where Can I Find and Listen to NY Underground Rap?  

May 12, 2017 by  
Filed under Business, Ent., Music, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( NY has some amazing places in it that wouldn’t be as much fun if everyone knew about it. The second a mainstream magazine does a story about something cool that’s happening without the help of a corporation, the second it becomes swamped with people who may not really understand what it’s all about. This has certainly... [Read more...]

Several Reasons Why Many Relationships And Marriages In The Urban Community In America Have Declined Today.

April 18, 2017 by  
Filed under Music, News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Back in the day when I was coming up, relationships and marriages were about trust, love, honor, respect, admiration, weathering out the storm, and staying committed to one another. These days in the urban community in America, a very disturbing trend has become very common amongst young urban millennials in particular: It’s... [Read more...]

Janet Jackson, Wissam Al Mana split – Leave the Queen alone.

April 12, 2017 by  
Filed under Ent., Money, Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Unless you live under a social media rock, you are likely aware that it was reported very recently that (as Alex Hardy refers to her) Saint Janet Damita Jo Jackson and her husband, Wissam Al Mana, have split after 5.16666667 years of marriage. You also know that Janet Jackson is reportedly worth $175 million (according to reports,... [Read more...]

Solange’s Weary Music Video Short Film/Treatment.

March 20, 2017 by  
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Tweet ( From Mother to Son, my mum would often say: “nothing beats a failure but a try”, below is my attempt at trying to get Solange to consider shooting my Music Video treatment for her song Weary. Check it out. The subtle yet meditative vibe of Solange’s Weary inspired me to write the following short film/music video treatment,... [Read more...]

Lil Wayne’s 2007 Run Was Epic.

March 17, 2017 by  
Filed under Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( 2007 was a year for me I’ll never forget. My oldest brother, Landrum, was killed in a car accident in May of that year. It was a traumatic event for me and my family. It was hard for us because he was a minister/musician, 22 years old and was to be married in two months. But one thing we all missed, was his passion for music.... [Read more...]

The Ignorance And Immaturity Of Soulja Boy.

March 15, 2017 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( I personally don’t keep up with urban celebrities let alone not even liking to writing about them at all because I personally don’t like to write about things that really don’t matter like celebrities, conspiracy theories, etc. The only reason why I am writing about Soulja Boy is because the “Crank Dat”... [Read more...]

Several Reasons Why The “Money Over Everything” Mentality Is Harmful To The African Community In America.

February 13, 2017 by  
Filed under Business, Ent., Money, Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( More and more these days whenever I go to my social media page, I see urban celebrities like Floyd Mayweather, 50 Cent, and others love to floss and stunt their wealth like it’s something that’s supposed to be celebrated in our community. People like myself are tired of seeing certain urban celebrities like Floyd... [Read more...]

Streaming has literally changed music.

January 30, 2017 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( When I was growing up as a youth in the YouTube era (2005-2011), downloading music was the not just a thing to do, it was the thing to do. It was that or buying the music from iTunes. We chose the former route. During this time, songs would take the time to build an audience, starting with internet leaks to gauge its popularity.... [Read more...]

Lil Yachty isn’t for us. He’s for the kids.

January 29, 2017 by  
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Tweet ( Much fuss is being made about the state of rap music today. Many fans my age (25) and older have a bitter taste in their mouth about rappers that have come out the past few years. Their names? Lil Uzi Vert, Desiigner and de facto leader of the pack, Lil Yachty. Yachty, along with the two aforementioned rappers have collectively... [Read more...]

T.I. aka… Tip Harris: My Open Letter to “US”

January 25, 2017 by  
Filed under Business, Ent., Money, Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( As I write this letter, I can’t help but express my frustration and concern for “US.” I also can’t help, but question my contribution to the status of where we are. I understand that I, too, have been guilty of doing the very things that put US here. Even still, right now, the state of our community is more alarming... [Read more...]

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