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Mini Album Review: Indie 500


After a typical Saturday night behind the bar I decided to do some digging for new music. Now, just incase you didn’t know this about me, I definitely have a go to list of artists and musicians that I keep tabs on. I’ve been jamming these talented individuals for years, and if you rock with me then you would probably know at least a few names on this list.
Anyway, I started thinking about what I wanted to hear, and it didn’t take very long for me to recall an article I read online a little over a month ago about two of my favorite hip hop artists collaborating on an album. Talib Kweli and 9th Wonder’s Indie 500 album dropped November 6th of this year, and it definitely doesn’t disappoint. Talib’s poetic lyrics flowing on top of 9th Wonder’s melodic, and timeless tracks creates the perfect “this is a future classic” body of work.
The albums collabs shouldn’t go unnoticed either.Tracks like, “Pay ya Dues” featuring Problem and Bad Lucc undoubtedly adds extra flavor to the album.
Although I’m very much aware of how jacked up the industry is, I still wish Indie 500 would’ve received the same exposure that other 2015 albums did. This collaboration is so important to the Hip Hop music community. Music like this is a reminder that Hip Hop is still alive and well. I hope y’all hear this s***.

Silly Me.

   I hate how you make me feel, and I get angry knowing that I don’t get to you the way you get to me. You always weezle in and screw with my head. 

   We’ve been doing this weird dance for over six years now. My feet hurt, but I can’t stop moving. I keep doing my two step in hopes that I’ll one day become your only partner. I know that will never be yet, my loyalty to you remains undeniable.

   You don’t call, and that’s ok. You don’t text, and I can live with that. I don’t worry about it too much because I have too many other things clouding my mind these days. Yet, late at night or even while I’m working a busy night behind the bar you creep into my brain. Thoughts of you fester, taking awhile to fizz out. It’s like a bad trip… You’re just waiting for it to be over. During those bad trips, I fight the urge to text you. I fight the urge to call you, and I’ve mastered the art of fighting these pestering urges. 

   I don’t listen to your music. It’s just easier that way. I don’t care to know your story because I’m not in it. 

20 Years Later….


me and Justin last week


me and Justin: left pic, present… right pic from graduation 2006

I’ve known him since I was 7 years old. He used to annoy the s*** out of me in Sunday school at church and in high school I avoided him, his friends, and his bullying. We were always conscience of one another, but our interests never intersected… and therefore, neither did we.
Now fast forward 8 years later: I reconnected with him on a random Wednesday night last week and spent some time with him that weekend. During our conversations I realized that this was the first time we ever really talked one on one in 20 years. Yea, I know…
I can’t seem to shake the fact that we meshed so well and I never in my wildest dreams imagined I would feel so comfortable around him. Back in high school, I was so uneasy when it came to him and his critical ass friends. Glad it’s different now, and I hope we chill again soon.

#wcw: Nia Long



  Nia Long has always been one of my favorite actresses. Her leading role in Love Jones was my first time seeing her on film and I loved it! (in my young Jeezy voice)… Anyway, when I was ten years old my childhood ace Megan and I watched it in awe from beginning to end. The movie was mesmerizing mainly because we weren’t supposed to be watching it, but more than anything because of Nia’s classy demeanor and also, her great portrayal of the role.
  Ms. Long has consistently remained a positive example to young girls throughout her career, yet in my opinion, she has yet to truly receive the accolades she deserves. With that being said, keep up the good work Ms. Nia! You are truly appreciated.

…So I met Spitta

me and Spitta

me and Spitta

So I got the chance to meet my favorite NOLA emcee. Curren$y was super cool… just as I expected. After he handed my brother a spliff  as he passed our table, we ran into him again on Decatur St. I asked for a picture and he gladly agreed. Great Night. #jetlife