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MILWAUKEE – 1995: Rappers and actors Big Boy and Andre’ 3000 from Outkast poses for photos after their performance at the Marcus Amphitheatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1995. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)

The weekend!

The brothers reminded me it’s been a year since we lost our Frat Marek Jacobs. Can only speak for myself, but I went through all the emotions again: sadness and grief and reminscing.

I think it’s coincidental but maybe it’s not, that in the past 365 days I’ve made quantum leaps forward and reconnecting with my bloodline, my Hollywood family, my KU family, doing right for everyone I claim to represent. I’m sure this is what he wanted me to do with my life. That, but not going so far into the role of serving the people I don’t carve out time to go after the things I want for myself. Again, one day you’re here, tomorrow, who knows?

I thought back to the jams of when we met, when he turned me on to the DJ booth. This is clear as day in my mind from the parties of the youth. And it still jams.

Have a good one folks. Take care of each other.



The weekend is here, and I’ve been blown away.

The Gram, THE GRAM! of all places put this cover on my radar.

3000 is one of my all time favorite lyricists, and I’ve always loved this song.  As a singer though, I say with no arrogance we’re in the same league: ‘actor singers’.  People who may impress you at a karaoke bar, who wouldn’t embarrass themselves completely in a ‘La La Land’ type musical.

But to hear this song, sung by someone who can actually, as my people say, BLOW?

Man, I’m floating!

Have a good weekend gang.




Started the holiday week with some music…

My avatar in MLB The Show 18 just called up by the Braves, and I’m trying to figure out how to make him do the Bankhead Bounce after he hits a home run.

(Ask your parents kids…)





We made it to the weekend!

In a Southern state of mind for no particular reason, and you can never go wrong with Dre and Big Boi can you?

Enjoy gang! Have a good one!




The only show I had time to binge over the holiday break was ‘Atlanta’.  But oh it was so worth it.  Talking among (black) creative friends, nothing else this year brought out the same mix of laughter and creative envy.  More than worthy of the Golden Globes it won last night.

So take your juice and nutella sandwich and enjoy…



You knew this was coming…

One of my personal top 10 hype songs.  And Breeze’s verse…

If my generation would have been the ‘I’m tatting up every inch of my skin’ generation, I’m 90 percent confident that verse would have been covering my entire back.  Can’t put a number on how many times I rapped along to that in the studio, DJ booth, club, car, and on and on…



The first bias here is I have nothing but good memories of Atlanta.  Lenoxx.  Spelman Deltas. The Blue Flame.

And Club 112.  Years apart, I’d go there and kick it, then after the club let out, we’d roll around Buckhead, and ended up in some parking lot.  And Cee-Lo was there with his people.  Twice.

But I loved this sound before ever going to Atlanta.  If you DJ’d hip hop in those days, when that vinyl came from the South, you perked up.  So surely, I’m the exact target audience for ‘The Art of Organized Noize.’

Beyond what you’d expect from a ‘bio’ doc, there are some GREAT gems in this trip down memory lane.  How and why ‘Players Ball’ came to be.  WHO directed that first Outkast video.  The music industry version of your thing becomes the ‘hot’ sound, then everybody comes calling (but I genuinely forgot or never knew the TLC and En Vogue hits they produced).  The huge contract that comes, and then…

It’s a must see doc for my generation of hip hop.  These brothas did NOT go Hollywood, and the film leaves it up to you to debate how much that helped/hurt them long term.

Now streaming on Netflix.



(oh, your boy cackled loud when this feel into his playlist today. Damn near shimmied myself to death…)



Alright gang, short work week right?  Let’s do this right.





Writing about love brings out one of the strongest elements of my personality, so enjoy this moment while it lasts, ladies and gentlemen: