What If?

What if Qtip never lost his wallet in El Segundo? What if G Dep only made a regular delivery? What if Black Sheep decided to make the choice for you? What if men actually cared about the definition of coercion without being scared of what we would have to reconcile with ourselves? What if 50 …

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The problem with Spike: A Modern Greek Tragedy

I went to Chiraq with the other fellows from the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University. We were invited to see the movie by Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. (also known as "Skip"). I had been following some of the responses to the idea of the project when it was …

Thinking of the Cultural Arts and Entertainment Scene…

Ok. Look. Every city should have a cultural arts and entertainment planner serving a position commissioned like a laureate and supported through allocated funds to consistently help curators, promoters, artists, and culturalists move in a way that fosters an ever blossoming scene.    Warning...Warning...Warning...What's next is a mini rant.... I was thinking about things and …

Reflecting on Hip Hop

In addition to the things I’ve been able to do as an artist I’ve had the pleasure of being an independent recording artist. I love music and dreamed of recording music for a long time. I participated in talent shows with my friends when I was young. I couldn’t sing anything but blended background and …