Month: November 2016

Sting Alert: Two Week Notice

So, exactly why are you doing this? What is the benefit? How does it work?  These are just a few questions I’ve received since launching my Kickstarter. Many of you likely know by now about my new poetry book, Stingrays. Last year I did a Kickstarter for my first novel, Fortune Cookie. The campaign ended up […]

John Legend Knows Better Than This

2016 has proven to be a year of awakening. However, there are some of us who have been “woke” for quite some time. John Legend is one of those people. His lyrics are prolific and his vocals are unmistakable. I heard him as the keynote speaker at a Frito Lay event a few years ago. Oh […]

You’re Gonna Miss Me

Isn’t it funny how we often miss what has left us? Relationships, friendships and even job positions seem to have more meaning when they are no longer active in our lives. Why does this have to be though? Why does it take losing someone or something to appreciate its full worth? A friend and I […]

Prince’s Moonbeam Levels 4Ever

We knew it was coming. Prince released enough albums to fill up a whole trunk while he was alive. Fans are still mourning his loss even now. Today, his estate quietly released a new compilations album entitled 4ever. The album is basically a 2 disc greatest hits collection. However, it does include some lesser known […]

Sean Paul Gets Busy Again

Sean Paul dominated the rap and pop music charts nearly 15 years ago. Talk about dating yourself. His sound was inescapable; then he just disappeared. The music industry is 10 times more fickle now than back then. Everyone from Drake to Rihanna and Justin Bieber (Lord help us) is experimenting with the dancehall sound. However, […]

Tune In For An ADD Takeover

There are some places where anything goes. The ADD Show Through The Eyes of Robi Nickoli is one of those places. I had a blast promoting Fortune Cookie on the show in July with Robi Nickoli, Kay Boss Lady and Erick Murphy. So, with the Kickstarter for my new book, Stingrays, just launching, I knew I […]

A Tribe Called Quest Still Lives On

The surviving members of  A Tribe Called Quest (rappers Q-Tip and Jarobi White and producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad) blazed the SNL stage this Saturday. The group performed the politically charged anthem “We The People” and the poignant “The Space Program”. We Got It From Here….Thank You 4 Your Service was released on Veterans Day  (November 11th). […]

I’ve Been Stung…Have You?

Today is a very special day for me, for several reasons. I released my first poetry book, Blurred Vision, five years ago. Now, I’m really anxious to share my latest book. Stingrays will be released on my birthday, February 4, 2017. This poetry collection will only be available as an ebook. However, there are physical copies […]

Let’s All Just Be Honest

People were walking on egg shells yesterday. The tension was thick enough to cut with a knife. I noticed how people were very careful to state their opinions of the election results. However, everyone tried to be diplomatic. However, social media showed people’s true colors. I saw posts and captions that were bold, very opinionated and at […]

Common Explains Black America….Again

Common has always been a socially conscious rapper. He spoke about justice and politics at a time when it wasn’t popular to do so. So, many people may think his 11th studio album, Black America Again, is militant. In fact, this album is less aggressive than its predecessor, the underrated classic, Nobody’s Smiling.  However, the […]