My initial thoughts on Jay-Z’s endorsement of marriage equality.
Posted in Music, Politics, Sexuality
Tagged Barack Obama, CNN, gay, gay marriage, Jay-Z, Jigga, LGBT, marriage equality, President Obama, Shawn Carter
My thoughts on the 10 best songs of 2011.
Posted in Best of 2011, Music
Tagged 4, 70s soul, Anwar Robinson, Aston Merrygold, best songs of 2011, Beyonce, black synth pop, Bleuphoria, Cali Swag District, Dougie, EPMD, Fatback, Feel Inside, Frank Ocean, Ginuwine, Havoc, hip hop soul, Insomnia, Jay-Z, Jazmine Sullivan, JB Gill, Jean Grae, JLS, Johnny Gill, Kelly Rowland, Kevin Michael, Kickback, Lalah Hathaway, Last Offence, LastO, Marvin Humes, Mary J. Blige, Mint Condition, Mobb Deep, Motivation, Mountain Top, Nas, Naughty By Nature, O'Dell, Oritse, Prodigy, Rahsaan Patterson, Rick James, Salaam Remi, soul, Spray, Stay, Stern Savage, Stokely, Talib Kweli, Teedra Moses, The Deel, They, Trey Songz, Triumph, Tyrese, Uh Oh, Usher, Van Hunt, Wu-Tang Clan
My thoughts on the best songs of 2010, numbers 24-19.
Posted in Best of 2010 - Songs, Music
Tagged Akon, Al Green, As We Enter, Best Songs of 2010, black music, Bon Iver, Calvin Richardson, Damian Marley, diaspora, Dr. Dre, emcee, Ghostface Killah, hip hop, Jaheim, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Kush, Marvin Gaye, Method Man, mixtape, Monster, Nas, Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday, posse cut., R&B, Raekwon, Redman, Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg, soul music, Troublemakers, Wu-Tang Clan
My thoughts on why Kanye West’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ is good, but not that good.
Posted in Conversations, Music
Tagged A Tribe Called Quest, ballet, Big Boi, Big KRIT, black music, Common, Damian Marley, De La Soul, diaspora, emceeing, guitar, Hi-Tek, high art, hip hop, Jay Hova, Jay-Z, Jigga, Kamaal the Abstract, Kanye West, mainstream, meter, music industry, musical ambition, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Nas, Nottz, Novel, Open, OutKast, Q-Tip, rappers, Reflection Eternal, Talib Kweli, The Blueprint, white people
My thoughts on the announcement that Jay Electronica has signed with Roc Nation.