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Le Du-rag: The Most Important Thing to a Brotha

” The satin shield highlights our aestheticism and culture, while protecting our crown and glory.”   In my late teens, early twenties I remember watching a television show and hearing “the most important thing to a brotha is his barber.”  That line resonated with me more ways than one: being that I am a direct extension [son] of...

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Why I Had to Leave My Church

“Many leave home to grow, because home has a way of hindering lives.”  When I was about 12 years of age; the Church I went to was out my grandmother’s backdoor, through a parking lot, and across a small field.  Needless to say; it was a hop, skip, and a jump away from home.  Church for me...

Usher “A” Album Review
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Usher “A” Album Review

On the cusp of his 40th birthday, Usher gets extra cozy with his hometown sound on “A”. Teaming up with Atlanta producer Zaytoven to record an 8-song project in 5 days.  Followed with the decision to release it 48 hours before its date. Instantly you hear that Usher still refuses to give his fans traditional R&B that...

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Kanye West ‘ye’ Album Review

Kanye West approached his eighth studio album a little different than usual.  Simply titling it ye, and consisting of 7 songs only.  Mr. West is persistent on veering further away from rhyming by exploring his other musical abilities, which are bought to the forefront. Opening with what sounds like a therapy session with his inner...

Hip Hip & R&B
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Top 30 Hip-Hop & R&B Collaborations

Before we became sucked into this feature driven music industry.  Before we craved to see album track listings- just to see whom the feature guest was.  Before artist needed assistance from all of their musical peers.  You know, back when both artists actually got in the studio together to create magic.  Back when artists actually...

Despite Everything…I’m Still a Kanye West Fan
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Despite Everything…I’m Still a Kanye West Fan

As Kanye West once said: “If you’re a fan of Kanye West, then you’re a fan of your mother*&king self.”  Yes, I’m well aware that he has gone against the black agenda by aligning himself with Trump, and referring to Trump as “brotha.”  But honestly, I don’t care about him professing his love for that...

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#AskB: My Boyfriend Wants to Buy a House; But We’re Not Married

My boyfriend and I have been dating for 7 years now.  We began dating our senior year of high school, and maintained our relationship by attending the same college.  We’ve both graduated, and are now living together, but now he wants to stop renting and purchase a home together.  I’m a little apprehensive about buying...

Cardi B- Invasion of Privacy
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Cardi B. ‘Invasion of Privacy’ Album Review

“I was covered in dollars, now I’m dripping in jewels…I started speaking my mind and tripled my views.  Real b!tch, only thing fake is the boobs.,” Cardi B. raps on her Meek Mill-esque track “Get Up 10.” And that was just the first track of 13.  She may have started things off speaking about her...

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#AskB: My Son is Dating A Girl with a Kid and I Hate It

My son is 24 yrs old and he’s been dating this girl who has a kid.  I don’t like it, but I tolerate it because I don’t want conflict.  His father doesn’t say much, so it leaves me looking like the bad guy when I do make remarks. I want my son to concentrate on...