To Lil Yachty and It Starts Here

This piece is not an album review, but some dap for people who dare to surprise. I’m sharing these words with the assumption that you’re serious about sharing Let’s Start Here with the universe. Do it; if it feels good. And while feeling good, you may still think you’re not completely heard. That’s your cue […]

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It’s the Day After Christmas — And You Still Need to Get Patsy Moore’s “Winter Wonderland” Song

I think you should get all of her Holiday releases … I just remembered that Patsy Moore releases annual Christmas music when she recently shared one in a social media update. I don’t feel great about that since I call myself a fan. Released about 11 years ago, “Winter Wonderland” (Volume I) is part of […]

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The Jerry Jones Miracle, or Why Police and Sesame Place Reforms Will Always Fail

Arguably more mysterious than the stories of Magical Negroes … This piece about institutional racism’s unspoken truth came to mind during my most recent digital sabbatical. Lemme change that: this truth has been on my mind since the day a young White supremacist shot and killed nine Black churchgoers in South Carolina, but the piece […]

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An Album or Two in My Head (0065)

SAOUL TWATEAU 2022 SELF-RELEASED To my American friends — consider how most of you were recently asked, multiple times, to choose between a woman’s womb and the price of bacon in Walmart, while others remain willing to convince themselves that a bulky football legend wearing a post-domestic-violence court suit and possible brain damage can be […]

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Album in the Crosshairs: Saoul — Paint the World | 2021 | Self-Released

A lovely place to begin, if you’ve been waiting for 17 months to restart the party … Hey, don’t fret We’re gonna make you sweat Don’t forget  The funk’s within you, the funk’s within you — “Splash”, performed by Saoul I call Paint the World the must-listen sequel to SuCcumb, Saoul’s previous album.  Where SuCcumb […]

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Wealth gap will continue to weaken Black and Brown power — even as the majority population

This is a national security issue in the making … W. Kamau Bell’s “The Wealth Gap” episode from his United Shades of America CNN series will air tonight, which triggered me to think about a specific racial crisis America will face two decades from now, if economic inequity isn’t addressed. “Sometime after 2040” is what […]

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