This morning I wake up to a text from a close friend studying abroad in Finland saying, "I'm....I'm devastated". I thought it was just more boy trouble that we spoke on yesterday so of course I was ready to be there and asked what was wrong. She replies, "This election", and immediately I knew what … Continue reading The Future of America: Where To Go From Here
Last summer I wrote an article about why it was important to keep hip-hop culture our own and not sell out and steer away from what was created by us. I find myself back at the topic of culture but this time it extends to an aspect of culture that sadly is present. The infiltration … Continue reading Why Do We Keep Creating Culture Vultures?
The murder of Keith Lamont Scott by police, Tuesday afternoon in Charlotte, NC, led to protests that were peaceful and one escalating into more bloodshed on Wednesday night. Details behind Scott's death are still fuzzy as people are confused by several aspects of the story. 1. If police were going to serve a warrant for … Continue reading My Thoughts and Some Truth Behind the Charlotte Protests
There's nothing worse than losing out on money from situations you can't control but you really feel like a dunce when that happens over a moment you could have prevented. If your career is also involved that's just a double whammy. Hip-hop beefs have been a fun and effective tactic to keep the culture alive at … Continue reading You Can’t Make Money When You’re Beefing
I wish I could happily say that I am always motivated in life in pertaining to my goals but I would be lying. There are some days when I just do not even want to open my computer and publish an article or even leave the house for that matter. Everyone has had those moments … Continue reading 5 Ways To Get Out Of Your Unmotivated Slump
For 16 years of my life, I grew up and lived in Charlotte, NC (prior I was born and living in Spartanburg, SC). I moved around a lot while growing up and lived on every side of Charlotte which meant leaving friends but making new ones. I was constantly being put into a new … Continue reading I Left My Comfort Zone & You Can Too
Last night, Kendrick Lamar gave the greatest Grammy performance in history. As you can see from the above clip, Kendrick did not hold back in giving us images of the incarceration of the black man and the motherland all wrapped into one. This is just on top of all the greatness that has been bestowed … Continue reading Yes, Blackness!
Flashback to the 1960's in the South Bronx of NYC. Black youth are gathering in the streets, coming together to tell stories of their struggles, dreams of making it big and anything else that comes to their mind. This will form to be the hip-hop culture that we all know and love. As hip-hop expands, … Continue reading Why Keeping Culture Is Important