Russell Simmons grew up in Queens, around the changing culture from disco to hip hop of the late 1970s and into the the breakdancing phenomenon of the 1980s. From then forward, Simmons emerged himself in urban culture; in gangs and hip hop. In 1984, Def Jam was created by Russel Simmons and Rick Ruban to … Continue reading Celebrating 25 Years of Def Comedy Jam
There have been two albums released in 2017 that I have listened to religiously, one of them being All AmeriKKKan BadASS (AABA) by Joey BadA$$ - the other SweetSexySavage by my queen Kehlani. Now before I begin this article, I am going to give you a history listen in my spiritual and Church beliefs because … Continue reading How I found “God” through Joey BadA$$
https://twitter.com/RealLifeKaz/status/866756344258449408 I've been having a lot of thoughts about Eminem's career lately and I'm not afraid to say that his artistry is gone. 20 years ago, Marshall Mathers released the self-titled album and was just at the beginning of his career. Today I feel as if Eminem is just a nostalgic name in the … Continue reading The Decline of Marshall Mathers.
Charlamagne’s new book, Black Privilege is 285 pages of pure, almost brutal honesty. While I wouldn’t have expected anything less of the radio host who infamously called Mr. West “Kanye Kardashian”, I applaud his ability to admit his defeats, overcome his downfalls and be open about how they influenced his views and lifestyle today. Cha … Continue reading BLACK PRIVILEGE