Jay-Z, Chris Cornell and Being Aged out in Hip-Hop

    

    In a lot of ways being a hip-hop artist is like being a professional athlete.  You have a short window to make a lot money and you’re going to have to come up with creative ways grow your income…

My Grandfather and Real Friendships

    It seems almost anywhere that serves reasonable priced coffee or cheap beer; there will be a quartet of men, late in their years; congregating. They’ll meet weekly and even daily. If you’re a fly on the wall for any of…

#FaSho90sBox “My Personal Journey Through Urban Fashion”

#FaShow90sBox is my story and my journey through urban fashion.  I went from being a kid that just wanted to dress like his grandfather to being a kid what wanted to dress like his favorite rapper.  Because my grandparents were…

Why Kayne West Is Not Hard to Understand

Writer and blogger Jessica Ann Mitchell says Kayne has a “Frantz Fannon complex,” and his social and racial rants have more to do with him not getting a “seat at the table” rather than him actually caring about social and…

The N.W.A. Complex, Why Many of us have it

   I know it feels kind of awkward.  The N.W.A. movie is coming out and you have mixed guilt and feelings about wanting to see it.  Let me guess; you’re my age (39).  You grew in the prime of the gangsta’…