Monthly Archives: April 2014

Carolina Negro Jig

The Carolina Chocolate Drops are one of the few black, old-time string bands that still exist today.  Composed of lead vocalist, violinist, and banjoist, Rhiannon Giddens, multi-instrumentalists, Hubby Jenkins and Rowan Corbett, and cellist, Malcolm Parson, the Durham, North Carolina … Continue reading

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August Alsina #Testimony #AlbumReview

Album Rating System 3 1/2 out of 5 records       Bad boy R&B goes hand in hand with young women who like a guy with an element of danger.  The type of guy that women like to make their projects … Continue reading

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When OutKast Became en vogue

There was a time when it wasn’t cool to be from the south.  At one point, southern rap wasn’t considered a genre in Hip Hop.  That fact was made apparent at the 1995 Source Awards in New York City when … Continue reading

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Bxtches Be Like – A Social Commentary

A few days ago Rap Radar posted a music video by recording artist Rico Love from his Discrete Luxury EP, entitled Bitches Be Like (which I’ll stylize as Bxtches Be Like).  Amused by the title, my first impulse was to … Continue reading

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SZA #Z #AlbumReview

Album Rating System 4 out of 5 records        If you’ve ever rummaged through a girl’s diary to know her private thoughts you’ve probably run across some pretty revealing truths.  To get caught violating that privacy is hell to pay.  … Continue reading

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Sage The Gemini #RememberMe #AlbumReview

Album Rating System: 3 out of 5 records       Remember Me is the debut album from Fairfield, California native, Sage The Gemini.  Sage is one of many rappers on the west coast who have embraced “ratchet” music.  As one of … Continue reading

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#ILLmaticXX Anniversary: 20 Years In Review

  The Genesis Queensbridge Houses are the largest housing projects on the North American continent.  It sits along the East River just north of the Queensborough (59th Street) Bridge that connects Manhattan to Queens.  Looking down from the bridge on … Continue reading

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