Jazzy Jeff and Skillz are TALKING ABOUT YOU Hanging out at CIAA :)

Ha! Jazzy Jeff and his team are on the road AS USUSAL, and into their second season documenting their journeys via their web show “Vinyl Destination.” In this episode, the season opener, Jeff and Skillz discuss their experience with the crowd during the CIAA Tournament. I won’t lie, I literally laughed out loud. Watch with […]

Young Guru Responds to “Paris vs Poorest” via Video

“Paris vs Poorest” is a poignant statement of perspective. Maurice “Mo the Educator” Dolberry‘s depiction of the two sides of the coin that Yasiin Bey and Jay-Z and Kanye West portray caught the attention of the Pillars of Hip Hop embodied including Chuck D, various notable DJs and far from least, recording engineer to the […]

Paris vs Poorest: Occupy the Throne? Or Rip it From its Foundation?

Released 47 years to the day after the assassination of Malcolm X, Yasiin Bey offers the video for his counternarrative to Jay-Z and Kanye’s luxury rap, club-banger. Equipped with the glyph and all – the stylized Arabic writing for “Yasiin” flashes on the screen throughout the video – the emcee formerly known as Mos Def […]

The Power of Being Authentic – Karmin

“Do You.” It’s a message that means nothing more than be your authentic self, and play YOUR role in the big picture. I love seeing examples of people who find ways to show the world their talent, and work hard at it. It becomes just a matter of time before their passion and time investment […]