The Legacy of 90’s American “Gang” Music Culture Is Legendary…And It’s Not Going Anywhere

When I was 13 – on my thirteenth birthday actually, I had a dream that 2Pac came to visit me with Biggie. I didn’t even listen to their music, but EVERYBODY knew about the beef between Biggie and Pac. Biggie was starting to get big, just like Pac was, and Biggie had friends that Pac didn’t necessarily like, but the two of them? Pac and … Continue reading The Legacy of 90’s American “Gang” Music Culture Is Legendary…And It’s Not Going Anywhere

Michael Jackson Is The Only Famous Artist In The World To Be Born A Black Boy, and Die As A White Man

I am not by any means excusing anything he is alleged to have done, but I will say that as a musical entertainer, he really did put his heart and soul into his music. In the 80s and 90s, music videos were “the” mp3 player. They were our everything, because for years we’d been listening to the songs on the radio, but now we finally … Continue reading Michael Jackson Is The Only Famous Artist In The World To Be Born A Black Boy, and Die As A White Man

I Have Discovered That Music Therapy Is A Must In My Toolbag Of Healing

When it comes to mental health, there is no one cure all medicine that works for every single person on the planet. Each of us are so different that what works for one person isn’t going to work for another person, and what works for you today might not work for you tomorrow. When I was about eleven years old I discovered the Friday night … Continue reading I Have Discovered That Music Therapy Is A Must In My Toolbag Of Healing

If You Don’t See My Color, Culture or Race, You Don’t Understand My Artwork, Yes This Is Another #WAP Post

This post was originally going to be about colorism, until I remembered a conversation I had recently about art and culture. This was how it started: I know how it sounds. It sounds like I am being selfish and elitist, and eventually there is going to come a time when white girls everywhere are doing the WAP Dance, but for now…for a little while could … Continue reading If You Don’t See My Color, Culture or Race, You Don’t Understand My Artwork, Yes This Is Another #WAP Post

Dear T.I….You’re doing it wrong.

I really respected you, I even liked your music. I like the way you talk to kids about gang violence and reach out into your community to give back, but when it comes to your daughter you’re fucking up in all the wrong ways. You’ve already made it clear that you value your son’s privacy more than your daughters, but what you’re really saying is … Continue reading Dear T.I….You’re doing it wrong.