Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Box Chevy x Yelawolf

This video is beautifully done.

El Debarge x Arsenio

Them Debarges are just too talented.

451ing...

Currently burning through the pages of...

 

Chris Turner x The Blue Note


On Noah the film...

In America we protest and sign petitions over everything...so how in the hell wasn't there a petition of some sort about the film Noah being so lacking in people of color? Noah, historically, came from the Middle East...and we all know there's a lot of people of color there.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Marvin Gaye Live

A lot of people know I love music but don't realize my favorite artist of all-time (any genre) is Marvin Gaye. The combination of musicianship, talent, god given voice, style and performing is so unmatched to me...this is my favorite internet clip of Marvin...who died on April 1, 1984 a day before his birthday.

Madonna x NYMag x New York Music

I like this cover best...

On everyone's religious contradiction...

A lot of people that follow religions believe that ONLY their religion is the correct one...and then will turn around and say God is all knowing and has no limits.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

James Avery on success...

'Monetary success is not success. Career success is not success. Life, someone that loves you, giving to others, doing something that makes you feel complete and full. That is success.' - James Avery


On travel and social media...

If you travel somewhere and don't post it to Instagram...did you really go? #smh

Friday, March 21, 2014

Kanye West & Kim Kardashian x Vogue


Amy Winehouse x One Shining Night

By accident I caught this great documentary of Amy Winehouse performing in a tiny church in Ireland in 2006. In-between performances she talked about her many musical influences...from Thelonius Monk to Salt N Peppa. If you get a chance, check it out. Here's a clip below.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

On NBA age limit...

The NBA trying to raise the age limit is about race and money. It is not about education. People go to college to earn a degree, to do what? Earn money! They develop a skill set that allows them to earn a living. Sometimes, in sports, you have that athletic skill set at the age of 18. How are men, rich men, now telling these young, (sometimes) poor (mostly)black (sometimes white) men that they can't earn a living at the age of 18. And the reason? The NBA wants the product to become better so that rich white men (NBA owners) can make more money with fewer risk of losing money.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

On religious belief...

You ever wonder what you would believe in if you weren't told what to believe in?

Saturday, March 15, 2014

On love...

If you truly loved someone, I don't think you ever stop loving them. You only stop acknowledging that you love them.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Isaiah Rashad x Heavenly Father

The young prince from the hometown.

Get On Up...

I'm sorry...this looks pretty bad. And not bad as in good. The director is the same that directed 'The Help.' And this trailer looks like 'The Help,' featuring James Brown. There's so many things to talk about in James Brown's life and I feel that this movie (I refuse to call it a film) will miss every single important aspect of his life and contribution to America's story.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Ghandi on technology...

Culture, leisure, indeed living, become so interlinked with machines that man himself may be innerly impoverished. 

3000 x Jimi

Well 3000 sure has that voice down.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Lupita x A catch 22

Happy she won...she deserved it with her performance...just tired of Black American's brilliance being told through the eyes of maids and slaves.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

(untitled)

a bomb could not destroy me as well as you.

Pharrell x Billboard

Pharrell's new album sounds like a party, on an island, with the perfect cocktail in your hand and just when you can't possibly be having a better time, the person of your dreams asks you to dance. . . that's what Pharrell's new albums sounds like. That's my review.




Wednesday, February 12, 2014

could you be loved

Karin was denied love. From me. For whatever reason I let my past become my present and let my heart blacken upon her bright young soul. I disrespected her and showed the lack of human compassion that I did not existed within me. And now I am empty. The worst kind of karma is the immediate. It's not the terrible things that happen years down the line when you can barely remember why these things are dumped on you. No. It's the kind that hits before you blink.
I've asked for forgiveness from her, God, friends and family and understand that I may never be forgiven from any of them. I've NEVER had so many people despise and be so disappointed by me. And I have to live with that: now and forever.
She wasn't my 'girlfriend' but she was more. And that's what makes it worse.
A title could never define the sparkle in her eye. When we came over the interstate in Baltimore. Or saw an off broadway play and walked to Times Square, her first time there.
And it pains me to know that I darkened that sparkle. 
But she's so strong. My dad said maybe I was scared of her will, her love and that in my depression I was afraid of an angel helping me when I wanted to push life away.
Maybe. Probably.
But that's no excuse for what I have done.
But I know she will find that sparkle again, in someone or something. Because her flame is unwavering, relentless to burn no matter what happens in her life.