Op Ed

Happy Mother's Day

A PHRESH Ode to MOM

Thank you MOM           for showing us love           for teaching us love           for being our first love                     through the disappointments                     through the heart aches                    …

Celebrating Nipsey Hussle

Imagine snagging a ticket to LA’s famous Staples Center for one of the most anticipated entertainment events of the year. Traffic is nauseating, security is tight, paparazzi and news media all around.…

Captain Picard Locutus of Borg

What Blogging In a Collective Has Taught Me…

  This post could have also been titled ‘Kumbyah my blog… Kumbyah’… lets examine what blogging in a collective has taught me shall we? So it’s obvious that the blog game (not…

Father/son

The Validation of Father’s Day

Faceless are the fathers who raise the sons of tomorrow. I can’t sleep. Maybe I’m over anxious, maybe I’ll still amped up from one of the longest days I ever had. Either…

Lil Wayne

Deconstructing the Myth of Lil Wayne…

Overrated or Understated? Before I go in on this topic… let me state for the record I do not listen to Lil Wayne‘s music, I didn’t look for The Carter III leak…

Jesus

The Second Coming…

Why are all the Angels white? Yea I’m back in this bitch heralded by the beating of a thousand wings and trumpets. It’s currently 5:35am and before knocking out I wanted to…

Opinions are like…

[youtube YJnaxsLBl94] "Many a truth are said in jest" - Dead Wordsmith In this era of rapid consumption news stories where the truth seems to have been eviscerated from the body of…

Hi Hater?

vs The Urban Dictionary defines Swagger Jacker as “A person who steals the flow, ideas, swagger or style of someone else” While I understand Hip Hop is about emulation and innovation of…

2-7-00

I remember when I picked up the news paper and read the cover story. “Rapper Big Pun Dead” I was shocked. When I went on to read the cause of death I…

1 is greater than 18

Two days ago the New York Giants looked the “Team of Destiny” in the eye and didn’t blink. With Super Bowl XLII being the most anticipated Super Bowl in NFL history and…

Is Publishing Dead…

Maybe Young Nasir was ahead of his time..

Music that is and similarly isn’t Hip Hop

It’s good to take a lil reprieve from the net, unplug and not pay attention to ya Gmail, Aim, RSS feed and what not for 24 hours. It recharges you and I…

Oh the weather outside is frightful…

Ahh.. you know there are few feelings that are nicer than putting on a crisp tee, shorts and a fresh pair of white on white uptowns.. going outside and enjoying 70 degree…
CB4 on stage

Parody > Actuality

What can toy say when parody surpasses what can be genuinely considered the state of the art. Hip Hop used to represent a realistic view of the trials and tribulations we went…

Scarface

Scarface isn’t the best movie of all time.

Despite what every rapper that has ever been on MTV Cribs has said.. NO.. ‘Scarface’ is NOT the greatest movie of all time.. While I can certainly appreciate the movie –and enjoy it…