Home / Observations

Observations

We Could Never Feel His Pain

We lost a Hip Hop legend yesterday when Prodigy of Mobb Deep succumbed to what I assume was his long battle with Sickle Cell Anemia. The loss was sobering. Sobering in a sense that all unexpected deaths tend to remind us of our own mortality and the limited earthly time …

Read More »

The Tale of Tu Pacs

It was the Spring of 1997. A few minutes before, I had just got into it with my old man (RIP) during a conversation we had on a payphone. After almost 18 years of dealing with my father’s bullshit and bullying, I finally stood up for myself. I finally told …

Read More »

Hip Hop is Alive and Well

Picture Credit: Brian Micheloe Doss I keep seeing that Hip Hop is dead. How? Where? I guess a lot of this so-called near death experience can be blamed on the popularity of Mumble Rappers, but the idea that Hip Hop is dead or even dying couldn’t be further from the …

Read More »

Purple Reign: The Day Prince Died Without Our Permission

Maybe I’m just living…and dying, for that matter, in the moment. Maybe I feel like this because the current situation is so fucking unexpected. Maybe it’s just, quite frankly, true. But I don’t regret it. I mean it. I mean every muthafuckin’ syllable. Prince is king. Always will be. Show …

Read More »

Damn. Seems Kendrick picked up where Solange left off.

It wasn’t long ago when Solange was setting everyone up for the revolution by imploring all within earshot to have a seat at the table. But if there ever was a Rap version of the supersonic hell raising anthem she created, Damn. by Kendrick Lamar may very well be it. And while this is …

Read More »

A Word on the Intentions of Kendrick Lamar

There are two kinds of bloggers in this world. There are the ones that write you warm and fuzzy shit that makes you feel like the gooey filling inside a toasted pop tart simply because they want to keep their followership happy (bitchassness if you ask me). And then there’s …

Read More »

Why Jay-Z Is The GOAT

But thinking about this from a logical point of a view and not from an emotional point of view, you can argue that the greatest to ever rock a mic is, in fact, from the Roc itself. Few – if any people – mention Jay in their conclusions. Which is unfortunate …

Read More »

I Used To Love H.I.M.

I’ve always been a fanatic of Kanye West’s music – going all the way back to The College Dropout. It seemed like an obvious match looking hindsight at it all. I was producing music. He was too. I’m from Chicago. He’s from Chicago too. I’m from the southside. He’s from …

Read More »

Biggie Will NEVER Be The GOAT

I’m going to be skewered for this. I already know it. But the best fucking part of it all is that I don’t care. The fact of the matter is someone has to say what a shit ton of people out there are already thinking and have been thinking since …

Read More »