At the beginning of each year, since the summer of my sophomore year of college, I have tried to set goals for how many books I read a year. People who know me, know that I absolutely love reading books, not E-books or audiobooks, but physical books.
What does it mean to conspire against someone? How would you go about secretly plotting and planning to destroy your target? In the age of social media where every move is broadcasted to the world, is a real conspiracy even possible? All valid questions when we think about what a conspiracy is. The word alone can conjure up many thoughts and theories about historical events, each seemingly wilder than the next, however, in the modern age the general public tends to believe they are no longer possible to achieve or exist (in the real world at least).
Veteran videographer/filmmaker, Arthur, “Choke No Joke” Alston recently posted an open letter on his Instagram page to Kanye West to tell him to stop taking the medicine he is apparently on.
Drake recently announced that he will be releasing his latest album, Scorpion this upcoming June. According to Chartdata, Drake is already slated to receive a plaque for the project.
Compton MC, Kendrick Lamar has made history by being the first rapper to win the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for his critically acclaimed studio album, DAMN.
Last night at the 2018 Academy Awards Ceremony, two notable Oscar winners, Jordan Peele and Kobe Bryant made history in their own ways.
On November 6, 2017, a Philadelphia judge sentenced rapper Meek Mill to 2-4 years in prison for violating probation.
In a society where likes and retweets are used to feed our egos, and simply telling someone you are "grinding" substitutes for the real thing, being an entrepreneur is seen as the new sexy thing to be. The idea of being a winner can become muddied and lost in "inspirational" memes with vague quotes and filtered Instagram pictures of a rented lifestyle, that we as a culture have a fixed image of what being a winner really is.
As a young, educated black man, it is always inspiring to see someone else who embodies those same values. I've watched Marc Lamont Hill go toe to toe with some of the worst Fox News has to offer when he was a contributor, like Bill O'Reilly or Larry Elder. He always seems to keep his sharp wit and intellect, while he dismantles his opposition with facts, statistics, and urban euphemisms.
Los Angeles has produced a lot of great Hip-Hop in the past and several artists today maintain the city’s rep. This lineage is in full-force on Rosecrans, the collaborative album from DJ Quik and Problem. DJ Quik is a legend and this project finds him working with one of the artists he’s partly responsible for in Problem.