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“Control” Yourself: Kendrick Lamar Just Saved Rap

“Control” Yourself: Kendrick Lamar Just Saved Rap

I know.  I know. I’m the Jay Electronica of posting. Much like the procrastinating poet, I have repeatedly promised a number of my Facebook family and Twitter fam that I would weigh in on the Kendrick [...]

Bottlegate: Are We to Blame for the Corruption of Drake?

Bottlegate: Are We to Blame for the Corruption of Drake?

I am absolutely appalled by the bottle-gate sweeping the worlds of rap, R&B and now, mainstream pop culture at large.  Currently, a criminal investigation is attempting to sort the throwers from the throwees. Regardless of how [...]

Nicki Minaj Has Lost Her Barbie Brain: Beez in the the Trap

Nicki Minaj Has Lost Her Barbie Brain: Beez in the the Trap

Nicki. What are you doing, ma?  Really, please stop listening to the din of Barbie fans and thirsty Stans and talk to your fellow female phenoms for a sec… **Blank stare** Have you all seen this [...]

What’s Beef: Common vs Maya Angelou

What’s Beef: Common vs Maya Angelou

This is a no-win situation. If you take a side, you’re either against a grandmotherly, revered poet and national treasure or an intelligent, cultured hip-hop artist and actor who gives back to his community. But take [...]

Track-off’s Back: Local MC, Singers and Rockers, Game On

Track-off’s Back: Local MC, Singers and Rockers, Game On

**Meek Mills voice** Track-off’s back, track-off’s back!  That’s right, Kyles Filers, the online competition I created in 2009 has a new home.  It’s been about a month since the last bout, and that was back in [...]