Not sure if you have heard or seen about Tupac’s recent performance with Snoop. Nope, you didn’t misread anything, and yes I meant to say Tupac. Tupac, the one in whom there has always been urban myths surrounding his death, which has led some to believe he is still alive. Yup, that Tupac! In aContinue reading “Resurrection and 1 Corinthians 15: Beyond Tupac Holograms”
About 2 years ago my wife and I stopped for pizza way up in the Souderton/Telford area (philly suburb outskirts). We were in the area already and had received a strong recommendation for this particular place. As we walked into the restaurant, we immediately received stares from everyone in the facility, adult and child alike.Continue reading “The Hoodie (Revisted and Expanded): Racialized Gaze and Trayvon Martin”
Given my vocational contexts, most people these days probably associate me with wearing jeans, a button up shirt, and a sports coat when they see me. However, when I was in college, the uniform I wore most often was a hoodie and jeans. I loved and continue to love hoodie’s, there is something familiar and comfortable aboutContinue reading “The Hoodie: Racialized Gaze and My 90’s Hip Hop Subversive Spirit”
What a great album… I’ve been jamming to it all week, and it keeps getting better. I’ve always liked John Legend, and will definitely have love for Philly’s Roots crew… but the combination together is right on point, in this socially conscious fuse of soul, hip hop, and gospel. It’s time to Wake Up!
This has always been one of my favorite Phanatik jams… Love Does!
This is a verse from Talib Kweli’s song “I Try”. He is a thoughtful and creative lyricist… and a breath of fresh air when compared to the main stream rap crap that is on the radio. Pay close attention to what he’s sayin… Yo, the things I’m seein’ on the news is insane A stockContinue reading “Are You Turning A Blind Eye To People’s Suffering?”
Check out Common as he flows 16 bars… one of the finest emcees and Hip Hop prophets out there today. Now how can we begin to break away from classical theology and do freestyle theology? What I mean is how can we break from merely memorizing and studying other people’s theology from Europe in theContinue reading “Common’s Freestyle – 16 bars”
I liked the new version overall… but to be honest, I thought Lil Wayne, and some of the other brothas using autotune to sing was real weak. Not trying to sound like an old man, but we are the world ought to have been about talent. The black R&B singers represented well, aside from Wyclef,Continue reading “We Are The World 2010”
It’s time for us to invest in our young people! Too many young folk dropping out of school, too many young folk that don’t believe in their own gifts and talents, too many young folk with demoralized and beat down psyches. While I think we must continue to address the wealth disparities that exist, weContinue reading “Nas – I Can”