On the State of Things

As the world plunges deeper into the abyss, I keep waiting on god to show him/herself and press the reset button on this shit. If ever there was a time for Jesus to take the wheel, it would be now. I don’t see this lasting for four more years. I really don’t. America has sunk…

All We Got

I can’t stop watching Chance the Rapper’s Grammy Performance. He’s a treasure. Honestly and Truly. As for the rest of the program, I didn’t see it, per se. I scrolled through the fallout on Twitter when I got off of work, actually. And the Twitter transcript revealed that the Grammy’s still ain’t shit. I talked…

Can’t Stop Our Blackness

I don’t think I’ve ever been more invested in an awards season. I have to say with the past two years of Oscars-so-white frenzy, I was beginning to think things would never change. And maybe all the blackness on display, this year, is a fluke, but if I’m being honest. They can’t continue to ignore…

One Time for the Culture

Let it be known that on the 1st of February in the year of our lord, 2017, the Queen herself announced the coming of not one but two heirs to the throne of Carter. Congratulations to the Carter family. I can rest assured that the seeds of generational wealth will be sown deep into the…

Oh, Chrisette

Charlemagne the God now holds the blue ribbon for Biggest Troll. I’m just now getting around to watching Chrisette Michelle on The Breakfast Club and damn that shit was painful. Now I’ve only heard this woman’s name in passing these past few weeks. I don’t listen to her music. She’s never given me a reason…

2017 Oscars not-so-white

The oscar noms are in and bitch, we outchea! Anyone who knows me knows i stan for Ava DuVernay. Aside from the fact that, as a filmmaker, her work is some of my favorite, she’s also just a gem of a human being. And even though they snubbed her with Selma back in 2013, she’s…

Inaguration Day Blues

I choose to pretend that none of this is actually happening. I’m sure that’ll bite me in the ass at some point, but hopefully, I can get away with it for as long as I can. Donald Trump has been inaugurated as the 45th president of the u.s. and honestly I throw up in my…

Michael Eric Dyson was on TBC

… and I’m grateful to Dr. Dyson’s mouth that DJ Envy’s time on the mic was minimal. The Breakfast Club is my top pick for urban radio listening. Though Envy is hella dumb and I still haven’t figured out what Angela Yee’s function is, Charlemagne usually seems to pull off some decent interviews – especially given a particularly impressive…

Your PEOTUS, ladies and gents

So, Donald Trump allegedly likes golden showers and I can’t shake the feeling that stories like this are going to be a staple in the Trump administration. You know, this bullshit doesn’t shock me in the slightest. In fact, I’m glad this is happening. I think it’s indicative of the fall of an empire, the…

*takes earbud out* what

Podcasts help me keep my brain busy when I’m waisting time. And I also like hearing intelligent takes on what’s going on in the world. I’m carrying these with me into the new year. Insightful, funny, relatable shit, these are my favorite podcasts. The Combat Jack Show I’m a huge hip hop head. It’s never…

All Praise to da Migos

I paid $1.50 for chicken nuggets at burger king – 10 of em, got some dank ass weeds, and made it home just in time to see the Golden Globes. And I’m glad I was listening to the voice that reminded me to tune in on sunday night Tracee Ellis-Ross took best comedy actress at…

i like it better wit a dip

When I say I’m proud of this nigga like he was my own brother… Hometown hero, Kway, is here to give you a taste of some deep south flavor with his new mixtape and I promise you’ve never heard anything like it. Twelve16 This is not a review, but rather an appreciation post. My fav…