Before They Were Stars: Lauryn Hill

I thought it would be cool to post videos of artists before they were stars to show how far they have come. Today I decided to spotlight, one of my favorite artists, Lauryn Hill. Way before The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill came out and before she joined forces with Wyclef Jean and Pras to form … Continue reading

Nas Talks Kelis, Drake, and Working With Kanye

I’m in love.  I’ve been in love with this man since 1999.  I was 9 years old.  Mind you, I speak of this love in the same way Common speaks of H.E.R.  The feeling is mutual.  Nas has been the epitome of hip hop to me for years now… but that’s a personal opinion that … Continue reading

“Lasers” over Losers!

Album push-backs are the ultimate *SLAP IN THE FACE* to artists who spend countless time promoting, creating, releasing and leaking tracks to build anticipation.  Of course, record labels are the big heads behind these actions as well, but what happens when a label decides to let it… sit? Lupe Fiasco has been tweeting about his … Continue reading

The Glory

I remember watching Hustle and Flow, bopping my head to “Hard out here for a Pimp,” thinking: “Shoot, it must be hard”.  Coming to think of it though, any job is hard. In fact, to make it in any field and create a name for yourself is equally as difficult. How many people do you … Continue reading

Assata Speaks

If you are unaware of our political warriors who have been in the struggle for equal rights and treatment in the United States throughout history, open your ears and eyes to at least this one.  Personally, I’ve heard of many in the past, but never knew the full length story of their battle until I … Continue reading

Stay In The Know: Oscar Grant Verdict [Video]

Unless you’ve been living in your own world, warped in a state of mind of selfishness and unconcern for the reality around you, then most likely you know who Oscar Grant is.  After brutally (and most importantly, wrongfully) caught on tape being shot to death by a police officer in LA on New Year’s Eve … Continue reading