Song of the Day – ‘Swagger Like Us’

  A hip hop day on the playlists. On top of having four of the best of their generation, I especially like how the way the song is organized, thematically and lyrically, it sounds like a ‘one up’ contest. And good Lord, Tip brought it home at the end. Enjoy!  

Song of the Day – ‘Bittersweet’

Sometime last week: THE HOMIE: Yo, did you know about this John Mayer/Kanye West collaboration? ME: That’s not possible.  There’s no way that would have slipped under my radar. THE HOMIE: Check it out. ME: (not doubting the Homie, but also thinking it must not have been that great if I’m just now hearing about […]

Song of the Day – ‘Flashing Lights’

  My body feels like I’ve been in a car accident (ahh the first solid week back working out), my head is throbbing from a migraine (weird weather), and I have more questions than answers in my life at the moment. In a larger sense though, I’m actually pretty happy.  My routine is somewhat back […]

Song of the Day – ‘Swagger Like Us’

  You all know how I feel about the ‘group’ rap song where it feels like everyone is trying to one up each other.  I’ve been wearing my ‘movie star’ uniform a lot more lately so this one has been on my mind… [Intro/Chorus 4X: sample of M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes”]“No one on the corner has […]

Art of Rap

  I saw somewhere that Ice-T said don’t waste time with the ‘TV version’ of this doc, so I waited until it came out on Netflix. This isn’t a must see doc for everybody, BUT if you love hip hop (Africa Bambataa is the first of many to break down the culture versus the music), […]