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Ralo & Gucci Mane: Ralo LaFlare

Gucci Mane has become one of my guilty pleasures when it comes to Rap. All it takes is a little liquor in my system and some Gucci playing in the background and I’m bouncing around the damn house like some sort of trap chicken selling drugs in his head. Therefore, …

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Is the Statue of Liberty invited to the cookout?

Patriotism isn’t binary. It isn’t this blissful feeling that is an experience of complete blindness to flaws, history, and present-day wrong doings of our fellow Americans. Patriotism is about love of country. And love of country is recognizing the ugliness in your country and wanting to fix the hell outta …

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Jay-Z: 4:44

No ID is pretty much the man that taught Kanye West everything Kanye knows about music production. In fact, consider No ID to be Kanye’s musical daddy that picks little Kanye up every other weekend and buys him J’s whenever little Kanye needs some new joints to rock to school. …

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DJ Khaled: Grateful

Since DJ Khaled’s son was born, Khaled has been notorious on social media for showering his son with love and attention in the form of traditional Hip Hop cultural fanfare and to be totally honest: it all has been quite dope…in an excessive, “Ok now, dude, time to chill TF …

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Vince Staples: Big Fish Theory

I won’t tell any lies: I expected a totally different album when I first sat down and prepared myself to listen to Vince Staples’ latest contribution to the Hip Hop world: Big Fish Theory I expected him to pick up where he left off on Summertime ’06. I expected a …

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Leave Bruno Mars Alone

Guys. Bruno Mars is not appropriating Black music. Ever since he put on a helluva show for the BET Awards, I’ve been seeing whiny little posts up and down my Facebook timeline about his lack of Blackness and ridiculous assorted accusations of him appropriating R&B and Hip Hop. I hate …

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White People’s Contributions To The World – Vol. 1: Jesus Sandals

Here we are. In June. The beginning of summer. The weather is warming. The daisy dukes are coming out of the closets of women everywhere. The sundresses are causing accidents in the streets as men glare at the booty print of a woman’s rotund ass pressing against the cloth. And …

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We Could Never Feel His Pain

We lost a Hip Hop legend yesterday when Prodigy of Mobb Deep succumbed to what I assume was his long battle with Sickle Cell Anemia. The loss was sobering. Sobering in a sense that all unexpected deaths tend to remind us of our own mortality and the limited earthly time …

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Why He Falls Down

Well. Here I am. As promised. I’m back to wreak havoc through brutally honest commentary on current events & random shit while armed with common sense logic and a bunch of other self-righteous tools of intellect. Fucking beware. Initially, I was supposed to focus on my other blog baby, HearingEveryRhyme.com, mostly …

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Dear America, We Didn’t Do It For You

  Back in 2001, I was 22 years old with a two year old daughter that meant the world to me. Also in 2001, I was something called “Broke as all damn fuck.” You may have heard of it. Now, when I say broke, I mean so broke that my …

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