Wednesday, July 8, 2020


5 Things That Helped Me Explore Heavy Metal.

June 6, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) So, having attended a high school where most students rocked more with hip hop, R&B, etc, I assimilated. I started to enjoy hip hop. Before high school, hip hop was the house but since MTV still showed music videos a lot—so was every other kind of popular music. You could see Nine In Nails, Radiohead, Christina Aguilera,... [Read more...]

Castrated Black Leaders.

May 28, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Here we go again, Ahmad Aubrey and George Floyd. I told everyone this would keep happening, that it happens more often that you know. That it could happen to ANY African-American. And that without video of these murders, nothing would have been done. So here we are right back here again. Where are the “leaders” of... [Read more...]

The 5 Best Songs From Wu-Tang Clan’s Debut.

May 21, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) It’s time for another 5 Dive! This time, we’re going into Wu-Tang Clan’s debut album from 1993: Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). As I’ve mentioned before, I’m big on groups as opposed to duos or solo artists. Sometimes it’s like you’re getting more than just the one album when you’re listening to just the one... [Read more...]

If Lil’ Baby really wanted 5 million, is he worth the cash?

May 10, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) This past Friday, rising hip hop star Lil’ Baby released the deluxe edition to his No. 1 album My Turn. Lil’ Baby has come a long way since his breakout hit “My Dawg,” but his hit song “Yes Indeed” with Drake in the spring of 2018 set the course. However, these drastic times may come with the... [Read more...]

10 Metallica Songs From The Four Best Albums.

May 9, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) This was going to be another five dive on Metallica songs from the debut album but I decided to up the challenge and do several albums. As a refresher, Metallica is a heavy metal band with roots in the early 1980s thrash metal scene in California’s Bay Area. As far as American metal bands go, Metallica is the most successful. Their... [Read more...]

How hard is it to be happy for Adele? Depends how happy you are with your own self.

May 7, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In January of 2014, I visited the doctors’ office. I just turned 22 on December 15th, was back in school, and just got promoted at my job. Life was good, so I thought. I weighed 292 pounds and was pre-diabetic, according to my doctor. I could not believe it; the good life I was living was a fabrication of my perspective.... [Read more...]

DaBaby does not need to switch his flow, but he could try providing more depth.

May 7, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) DaBaby released his second album in a matter of months, Blame It on Baby, in mid-April, and it was a commercial success. The album was another commercial success for DaBaby, debuting No. 1 on the Billboard 200 while selling 124k copies in the first week. But some fans and music critics may believe that the Charlotte rappers’... [Read more...]

“Toosie Slide” proved that Drake does not take himself as serious as social media pretends to do.

May 6, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In April, Drake released his hit single “Toosie Slide,” and like most things Drake does, it had a polarizing response. Some understood the tactical move behind the song: blowing up Tik-Tok and social media was his prime intention as we all sit in quarantine. Others found an issue with the song and Drake’s intentions... [Read more...]

Remembering The Public Enemy and Anthrax Collaboration.

May 5, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Back in 1988, Public Enemy recorded “Bring the Noise.” It appears as the first song on the A-side of It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back and also had the strength to chart peaking at 56 in the U.S. The song featured a couple of shout outs with one being to metal band and one of the “Big 4 of Thrash Metal,” Anthrax. The... [Read more...]

Growing Up Hip-Hop Is Different For Everyone.

May 5, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Growing up hip-hop is different for everyone. Hip-hop connected early for some folks, for others it hit a little later, and still there are those who are so far removed from the themes in a lot of hip-hop that they can’t relate. Also, depending on the period, the music very regional or new artists are on some different stuff... [Read more...]

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