Storm over the nation

Let’s put things in perspective. A Black man of at least 40 years old in the year 1989 in New York City would have very vivid, detailed and traumatic memories of some of the most infamous events in the annals ...

Hip hop and detaching from the institutional narratives

This day was inevitable. As much as we prepared, we would still rue the day that it has arrived, however. The somber news is the seemingly definitive separation of rap music from the realm of hip hop culture, or considering ...

Kanye’s run strengthens options for many Americans (especially African Americans)

Kanye West held his first campaign rally this week in South Carolina. The clickbait headlines splashed across the internet are characterizing the event as “bizarre,” “chaotic,” and “rambling.

Verzuz on a roll now

Grand Champ DMX vs The Doggfather Snoop Dogg!!! Two of the voices that shaped the hip hop of the ’90s got together, and the numbers for the most recent Verzuz matchup are in.

The Kanye Program

“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States 🇺🇸! #2020VISION”

T.I.P VERZUZ 50 Cent? Book it!

Harris and Jackson. Sounds like a law firm you’d find on Lennox Avenue. Nahh. Although these two are amongst the most preeminent moguls in the realm of entertainment, they have yet to go into any business endeavors together.

Do sports matter?

A few weeks back we enthusiastically chopped it up about the possibility of seeing brothers display their athletic prowess on the hardwood.

Harlem’s Teyana Taylor ‘…still mastering and being a better me’

One of the biggest headscratchers in research is seeing a definitive timeline associated with the term Harlem Renaissance.

Now can you heed the words of: Frederick, Malcolm, Huey, Tupac, Khalid and Colin?

“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.”

NBA creativity in the time of coronavirus

On March 11 the announcement was handed down. The NBA decided to shut it down, as it should

We the fans, thank you Andre Harrell

His first taste of notoriety occurred as half of an early rap duo, Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde. Ironically, their biggest song sampled the tune “Genius of Love,” whose title could later be used to describe his persona and unfortunately ...

“Atlanta’s‌ ‌Missing‌ ‌and‌ ‌Murdered:‌ ‌The‌ ‌Lost‌ ‌Children”‌ ‌revisited‌

What’s‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌name??‌ ‌In‌ ‌the‌ ‌flesh‌ ‌we‌ ‌all‌ ‌bleed‌ ‌the‌ ‌same‌ ‌and‌ ‌in‌ ‌print‌ ‌we‌ ‌all‌ ‌read‌ ‌the‌ ‌same;‌ ‌correct?‌ ‌Not‌ ‌necessarily‌ ‌so‌ ‌perhaps

Creativity VERZUZ Crisis

With his accomplishments as a respected businessman, philanthropist, art connoisseur /art collector and fashion designer, it may be difficult to comprehend that the talents Kasseem Dean exudes in these endeavors pale in comparison to where he initially staked his reputation.

‘Rona inspires ‘Homeschool at Club Quarantine’ party, and more creative flavor

Coming in right under the gun of the crowd control limits imposed across venues throughout the nation was what could possibly be the last concert of this magnitude in the city for months.

Coronavirus knows no borders

When it set sail from its alleged birthplace of Wuhan, China in early December, as it’s been reported, it seemed worlds away.