Monthly Archives May 2014

An Open Letter to D’Angelo – insideplaya

An Open Letter to D’Angelo – insideplaya

Recently my friend Gary Harris, who happens to be a former EMI A&R exec, has been criticized and bashed by several fans and other outlets on the web.  One who introduced me to the music of D’Angelo back in 1992 prior to it’s release while I was at WBLS, he wrote an open letter to the artist, expressing a personal point of view.

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Music Favorites (so far) for 2014

Music Favorites (so far) for 2014

The year is half-way over as summer is upon us.  The first five months flew by to me, but since 2012, my thinking has been that 2013 & 14 are merely set-up and transitional for 2015.  I don’t even know why I’ve thought that way, “it’s just a feeling I’ve got.”  I personally moved to Boston this year and graduated from college last year, so perhaps it was just the transitions of my life that I foresaw.

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XSCAPE – THE FUNKIN’ POSTHUMOUS MICHAEL JACKSON ALBUM

XSCAPE – THE FUNKIN’ POSTHUMOUS MICHAEL JACKSON ALBUM

Earlier this year, I had to put a friend up on the meaning of posthumous — I forget what I was referencing.  According to Webster’s it means: happening, done, or published after someone’s death;  born after the death of the father; published after the death of the author; and/ or following or occurring after death.  For friends and fans of a music artist, posthumous is generally a dirty and undesirable word.

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WTF FORBES! Stay In Your Lane – Dope Female MC’s

WTF FORBES! Stay In Your Lane – Dope Female MC’s

Given my last blog and props to T.I.’s latest artist of promise that is Iggy, I felt the need for a follow-up due to Forbes’ blatant pop-cultural faux pas.  A writer, whose name won’t be mentioned, recently put his foot in his mouth and felt a need to retract and apologize.  Forbes is a financial publication, not XXL or an authority on pop-culture, and certainly not hip-hop.

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NEW FUNKY MUSIC

NEW FUNKY MUSIC

There’s a lot of new music out there!  Now, all new music isn’t necessarily good or FUNKY, but here’s some that is… acknowledging “Ladies First”, out of the world of hip-hop, is Amethyst Amelia Kelly, better known by her stage name Iggy Azalea.  An Australian recording artist and model from Mullumbimby, New South Wales, she’s got “It.”

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The New AIR-Jordans/ The Death of “DETOX”

The New AIR-Jordans/ The Death of “DETOX”

Dr. Dre is about to get PAID! As the hoopla of Solange assaulting Jay-Z dies down, the glory of the first billionaire rap star is the talk of the town.  Apple’s no dummy, they see kids – their employees – wearing Beats as opposed to the ear bugs they provide for their customers.

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2014 Glyph Comics Awards Winners

2014 Glyph Comics Awards Winners

Sista ToFunky co hosted the 2014 Glyph Comics Awards at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. What a great night honoring Independent Comic Book creators, artists and writers of color. Congratulations to the 2014 Glyph Comics Awards Winners.

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