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David Goodson

Nuff said, I’m out. Holla next week. Till then, enjoy the nightlife.



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It’s on at Madison Garden!

We’re a little past the midway point for the NFL season, and both area teams are winning below expectations.

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David Hollister: Grown man music is back!

I really enjoy those conversations with previous generations. To hear them tell it, we and future generations ain’t about nothing.

Nas: The time is still ‘Illmatic’

It was the summer of 1982 that the world was exposed to Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s song “The Message,” which proved that hip-hop music was more than just meaningless rhymes strung together.

Third annual Global Citizen Festival rocks Central Park

Once upon a time, the grandiose ambition of a child was to be known as the biggest and best in the whole wide world.

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Salute to you, Derek Jeter

Many moons have passed, but the memories are crystal clear of heading to the crib and waiting for the BX 55 bus on the inner block of 161st Street and River Avenue.

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Battle rapping for summer madness and fighting for Mike Brown

As a long-time follower of the sport known as battle rap, it’s not hard to imagine the future vision projected by the fervent believers coming to fruition

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SummerStage music amid the turmoil

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It’s hard to find levity of any kind in weeks like this; however, an attempt was made. Why not? Chilled Saturday, my born day, glued to CNN, monitoring the transgressions in Ferguson, Mo., so maybe a minute to enjoy this fine August weather was in order.

Sheri Sher of Mercedes Ladies is still official

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Understanding why the chasm is growing wider between today’s youth and the previous generation—I guess now I’m part of the latter—is perplexing, especially when we, the previous generation, laid the groundwork for the culture that young people have so dearly embraced. You’d think a little dialogue be broached to discuss the conditions that spawned the movement and what detrimental factors stunted the growth of the creators of the art.

Rick James still ‘Kickin’’

Funkateers over the world can relate to the dichotomy that comes with the beginning of August. Aug. 5, 1983, reinforcement of his legacy was added with the “Cold Blooded” release of his then-seventh studio album. Like the previous sixth, it also went on to at least gold.

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Kenny Leon Still Shining

It’s puzzling how audiences have not been able to definitively quantify what makes someone the “best” in hip-hop. On my side of the ledger, it starts and ends with the word.

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