Category: Video of the Day


My words are coming Sunday night.

In the meantime, one of the Office homies just put this video in one of our chats. Good people man. Again, I’ll speak on that Sunday.

In the meantime, this PSA…

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I’m about…80 percent into ‘Malik X’ mode as the homies call it (bring on Ramadan 2019…)

I have a good feeling ‘Avengers: Endgame’ is going to bring me down. I have a good feeling this Sunday’s episode of ‘Thrones’ is going to bring me down even more.

So let’s go into the weekend with something sweet and positive and innocent before we get our feelings hurt.

Have a good one gang; movie review Sunday night.

Like most of everyone in the KU circle, I was shocked when word got to me that Justin Vanoy passed yesterday.

We weren’t close. Different fraternities, different inner circles. But the black social circles at KU are pretty small; and if you’re in the Greek life, you absolutely knew of each other if you weren’t hanging out. I can still clearly see Justin dancing when I walked into the Burge like it was only a couple Saturday nights ago.

Time has passed; our last connect was surely my birthday and his. Hope you’re well, glad you’re healthy, that type of thing. I’m about a week or so away from the annual social media vanishing, but I have to say it was nice to see how many of you posted pictures and kind words about your memories of Justin. I went through this with my Frat brother passed, but we should all hope when our time comes, the people we leave behind have really GLOWING memories of how we left them.

This was definitely a jam from our youth. I don’t even remember this video but the song takes me back. Enjoy.

Rest in Power Justin.

I mean…

This woman is my generation’s Michael. There’s no more debate. I’m old, that might not have been up for debate for a while. But this concert film closed the book on that. Michael, mixed with Tina Turner. I’m also the product of HBCU grads, my childhood had the Homecomings and the Bayou Classic trips, so the visual themes she used for this show; I was one of those people sitting at home saying ‘Yeah, ya’ll don’t know about that.’ But it’s still super impressive. To say the least.

Another common link, which some of you share: I know how many months go into a crisp, ‘perfect’ live performance, whether you’re talking about a step show or a play for the theatre. So the part of the film I enjoyed the most personally was seeing her show how much goes into the ‘one night’ you actually see. Even if you’re not in the Beyhive, how can you not respect the damn work ethic?!?

Final point from me, which Very Smart Brothas devoted a whole post too: she covers one of the most iconic Black songs of all time at the end, ‘Before I Let Go.’ You didn’t know you wanted it. You didn’t even think anyone would have the guts to even TRY to cover it. Then you hear how she modernizes it and personalizes it for how soul has evolved since Frankie Beverly and Maze first did it, and even now I’m just listening to this like…

COME ON!!!

The movie is well worth the public discussions we’re all having.

Here’s her cover. I dare you not to enjoy…

In my zone to start the week. Things are in motion.

Here’s some live Sammy to get you going.

Enjoy!

I’m not here to argue with any of you about the company he keeps, or if he’s truly ‘redeemed’ from past indiscretions.

I’m acknowledging the athletic accomplishment and the man’s kids being old enough now to appreciate in person how good their dad is at what he does.

I knew Nike wasn’t go waste any time.

Enjoy.

Has DC figured it out? It’s starting to figure out DC has figured out its lane…

Every movie is its own thing (like most comic books). Some silly, some over the top, some stories great metaphors…

I’ve heard about the allusions to Taxi Driver and the King of Comedy for awhile, now that I’m seeing this trailer…

I’m intrigued. I’m definitely intrigued.

We shall see…

Luther Vandross performing at Madison Square Garden in New York City on October 5, 1988. (Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns)

Every day I try to do good.

Today I definitely did good.

Love mood. That means Luther.

Enjoy!

‘Lyrically, I’m supposed to represent, I’m not only a client, I’m the player president.’

That is still the undisputed best closer in hip hop for me.

‘Shorty let me tell you bout my only vice; it has to do with lots of lovin, and it ain’t nothing nice…’

That might be my clear number 2…

Enjoy!

Hall and Oates, late 1970s Shown from left: Daryl Hall, John Oates

The weekend is upon us.

Vacation was good, but I’m happy to be back on my Mission. Still, have a little bit of a light mood about me.

And can you get any more light than Hall & Oates? I think not.

Enjoy. Movie review coming Sunday.