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It Must Be Your Ass, ‘Cause It Ain’t Your Rhymes: Nicki Minaj & the Anaconda controversy

Almost every week there seems to be a deluge of thought pieces that surround respectability politics and images of Blacks in entertainment. Most recently the biggest things to blog about are Iggy Azealea and the conquistador-like mentality of many mainstream publications deeming her the “Queen of Hip Hop” due to her two hot singles. The other big topic now is the attention paid to Nicki Minaj, most especially for the cover art to her single “Anaconda”. I’m not gonna mince words here- The fact that so many people want to try to parse words and legitimize how Nicki’s “Anaconda” artwork is all good shows that many people have bought into a lie, and are deluding themselves into thinking that the image is harmless. Either that, or they are writing about it just because it’s the hot topic of the moment and want some page hits. I could give a damn about page hits. I want to talk¬†some realness for a second.

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07 2014

The Jam- Episode 3: Dilla

jdilla5It’s been a while! ¬†Sorry for the wait on this side of things, but I’ve been pretty active on a lot of fronts.

Wanna be sure to catch you up on many many things, and lot of changes happening. But I especially want you to peep The Jam podcasts I’ve had going with my friends Kim & Chris at BlackIsOnline.

Episode 3 is dedicated to the one and only James Yancey aka J Dilla.

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04 2014

The Jam – Episode 2 feat. Nola Darling

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And we’re back with more of The Jam!

In this episode we talk to my good friends Nola Darling. I also throw a party with these ladies every 3rd Saturday of the month in Los Angeles. So, if you’re in town and look for something to do after Valentine’s Day, come thru!

Head on OVER HERE and give the podcast a listen!

 

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02 2014

The Jam- Episode 1 feat. Desmond Marzette

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Hey there!

If you didn’t know, I started a bi-monthly podcast called The Jam!

Check out Episode 1 with my friend Desmond Marzette. Desmond is currently the Global Director of Advertising for Jordan. He has done work with Nike and various other great ad campaigns, including being the namesake of Lil Dez in the Lebron vs Kobe ad campaigns. He is also a DJ, and my good friend!

Head on over HERE and check it out!

 

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01 2014

Interview: Corey & Fatima pt 3

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As we round out the finale of the 3 part interview with Corey and Fatima on Isis Dynasty, I highly implore you to visit their IndieGogo page and donate anything you can to their cause. For all the complaints there are of nothing different and fresh in the entertainment market, now is the time for you to directly contribute to the cause!

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12 2013