Get To Know: Lupe Fiasco – I’m Beamin

Certain artists generate a response that makes you honored to hear what they have to say. As I grow old in Hip-Hop, I’m starting more and more to seek out artists that mesh all of the elements together: dope tracks, lyricism, creativity and inspiration. In mainstream music the heart is missing. You can’t listen to … Read more

Get To Know… Something to Believe • May 16, 2011 • Director’s Cut


Every now and then there a no words needed when telling you about a music artist. While hitting up Okayplayer I ran across this video and in a way the artistic value of this music and video can’t be rated. So, with no further discussion take a few minutes and listen to this. It’s refreshing … Read more

Christopher Nolan is More than Batman and Inception


I taught film study courses for about two years. In the process I have to admit I have forced my opinion and film choices on students. While I think I have great taste in films, my students didn’t seem to agree, but I can’t get enough of Slingblade, Ghost Dog, Eraserhead, which a few of … Read more

Get To Know, The Roots – May 21, 2011


The Illadelph crew that delivered classics like “What They Do” and “You Got Me” released an album that continues to push the boundaries sonically and lyrically. Black Thought is the most underrated emcee ever. His skill with Questlove’s construction and the infamous Roots band has never, in my opinion, failed to deliver a classic. While … Read more

Invest 2 hours and 19 minutes: Pyaar Impossible


Alright, I’m sure you’re wondering what the hell is Pyaar? Pyaar operator Love. This film is a Bollywood creation and has all of the characteristics associated with the genre: Outbursts of music, corny acting and length of the story, but I’m assuming that you have watched a Bollywood film before. To create clarity, I will … Read more

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown: A Review


Dan Brown has crafted several novels that resulted in a massive number of sales and in all honesty created an industry in tourism. His novels Angels and Demons and The Davinci Code sparked tours and ignited a fascination with symbols, myths, conspiracies and controversy. The Lost Symbol, released in 2009 has not generated the same … Read more

For Colored Girls: A Review


The For Colored Girls reinterpretation by Tyler Perry has seen countless analysis and criticisms. I even took the time to discuss the film after watching the original play. Click here to read that analysis. My original discussion was that this play should not have been recreated. I made this decision because after watching the original … Read more

Get To Know: Emilio Rojas’ Collected to Stay


I had a great conversation with Prof. Gee Joyner about the responsibility of the emcee. (we should have recorded that one) We finally got to a point in the conversation where we basically analyzed the problem of the Black artists and if there is a responsibility that inherently exists because of the skin we are … Read more

Commentary and Thoughts on the Film “Skin”


Racism creates a vast array of emotions when presented in American society. It seems that the US has the need to own the divisive treatment that is created by people and their personal, social, and learned hatred of other cultures. The US however finds it difficult to actually analyze and create narratives discussing race. People … Read more

Lecture: Business and Entrepreneurship at the University of Memphis Section 1 – 4


This was originally posted in 2011 to the site and is a little dated but is still very relevant. I eventually captured all of these points and place them into One Hour To Wealth: Your Great Idea is Valuable…Get Up and Write It Down!Excuse the baggy gym shorts, lol. I was invited by Dr. Frances Fabian … Read more

Excuse the Dust

You probably came here looking for updates on the CG running shoe or expecting to read old footage on players and profiles, but as you can see everything is gone. I’m working on a new layout that will allow you to rap about sports only topics in a social network setting. So sign up, and … Read more