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A Ridiculous Story About Getting Petty Larcenied by a Crackhead 20 Years Ago to the Day on September 29, 1998 A Ridiculous Story About Getting Petty Larcenied by a Crackhead 20 Years Ago to the Day on September 29, 1998

On September 29, 1998, I was a sophomore at Morehouse College. I didn’t live on-campus. I was living in the westside of Atlanta house on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd SW that my grandmother lived in for much of my youth. At some point, my cousin bought her a house in Adamsville—two miles west on MLK—and my two of my…

Ain’t No Way a Diss Record That Important Doesn’t See the Light of Day in 2018—Unless It Doesn’t Exist Ain’t No Way a Diss Record That Important Doesn’t See the Light of Day in 2018—Unless It Doesn’t Exist

Allegedly, Drake has a diss record in the can that would ruin Kanye West’s career. At least according to J. Prince. I find that a little bit hard to believe, considering I don’t know what Drake could say about Kanye that would do more damage than he seems to be doing himself. He’s got white women in Wyoming banning…

The Fugees’ ‘Killing Me Softly’ Is Overrated and the Least Awesome Song on The Score. Fight Me, Bro The Fugees’ ‘Killing Me Softly’ Is Overrated and the Least Awesome Song on The Score. Fight Me, Bro

I was recently hipped to Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s (the Roots) Questlove Supreme podcast on Pandora. I can’t believe I’ve never listened to it before, but now that I’ve found love, what am I going to do with it? I’m going to binge the fuck out of this podcast and treat every day like Christmas.

Should Black Artists Care About the Grammys? Should Black Artists Care About the Grammys?

“Who gives a fuck about a goddamn Grammy?” These venerable words came from the mouth of Public Enemy’s Chuck D on 1988’s “Terminator X to the Edge of Panic.” It is a sentiment that’s been shared by so many other artists, critics and fans over the years. When it comes to the Recording Academy, black artists have grown…

Revisiting Dr. Dre’s The Chronic 25 Years Later Revisiting Dr. Dre’s The Chronic 25 Years Later

There are a few albums in my life that have held pivotal roles: De La Soul’s De La Soul Is Dead, A Tribe Called Quest’s Midnight Marauders, N.W.A.’s EFIL4ZAGGIN and Outkast’s Aquemini, to name a few. Another of those pivotal albums, Dr. Dre’s The Chronic, was released on Dec. 15, 1992, exactly 25 years ago today.

It’s Official: Midnight Marauders by A Tribe Called Quest Is My Favorite Hip-Hop Album of All Time It’s Official: Midnight Marauders by A Tribe Called Quest Is My Favorite Hip-Hop Album of All Time

I’m the kind of person who likes to get into my car, pull up an album and play it for my neighborhood as I drive through to wherever I’m going.

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