A Kidney for Ulises Aguirre

It is an organ that provides one of the most basic functions that we need to sustain life. It is one that we often do not think of: The kidneys. The sole purpose of the kidneys is to filter the blood and deposit the toxins and extra waste (urine). We need our kidneys to keep us alive. When your kidneys stop working, toxins build up in your body and, from…

DON’T GET BOBBY SHMURDA’D!!

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This whole situation has got to be the dumbest mess I have ever seen in my entire life. Bobby Shmurda got hymned up for snitching on himself in the song “Hot Nigga“. You know, the song that made him a “one hit wonder”?…. Moment of silence before I go in…. We tend to embrace imagery of murder. We tend to talk about taking life, killing life, and dividing life…. We…

King Jamez: Already Str8

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Whenever I hear the words “Independent Grind”, one person almost instantly comes to mind: King Jamez. King Jamez is the reigning king of the underground heavily concentrated in the south. King Jamez decided to take his music serious at a very early age. Since making that decision, he has dedicated and devoted all of his time into becoming bigger and better. That perseverance has paid off. He is one of…

Mommyhood: What it takes to raise a nation

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I never understood life, much less my purpose until I became a Mother. Everything didn’t click for me until my belly began to grow and I felt the first kicks of new life. It didn’t even completely register when I heard the baby’s heart beat for the very first time… I was about to embark on a serious life changing/molding journey. It was then in the midst of carrying this…

Risen: Artist Young Lock 2014

  Photo Credits @MoneyDesignz His artistry is seasoned with a particular flavor that hip hop heads have yet to taste. It is his tangy southern drawl wrapped in a unique delivery that connects to his listeners. It is his free and vibrant energy that has easily risen Young Lock to the top of the Underground. Young Lock is a native of Louisville, Kentucky. He was first exposed to Hip Hop…

Freebandz OG Double D to be Laid to Rest

On Friday morning, the world of Hip Hop learned the devastating news of the passing of a well-known insider: OG Double D ( real name: James Lewiel). Once again, this goes down as another senseless act of violence in Hip Hop. Double D was brutally murdered in Dekalb County on Thursday, April 11, 2013. He was headed Westbound on I-20 towards the city during the height of afternoon rush hour…

Mixtape 2chainz vs. Album 2chainz

I remember when he was just “Titty Boi” , a skinny southern rapper with one chain that sported his braids to the back and a single gold tooth. He was with Ludacris’s  record label Disturbing tha Peace (D.T.P). The masses didn’t know who he was then. He was the underdog. I was excited when I got to see this underdog flip his image and style (without selling out) and make…

Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a marriage counselor

Since the previews first made their way to television, people have all been amped and making plans to see it. “Temptation: Confessions of a marriage counselor” is the latest visual installment added to the Tyler Perry saga. This film is unlike the Madea movies that catapulted Perry straight to the top of the game. I finally got the chance to view the film that I have been reading and hearing…

The Real King Jamez

Pursuing a dream as big as this in an industry that is now designed to primarily feed the big dawgs is one of the most challenging missions an artist can conquer. Plain and simple, A&R’s and music execs are no longer interested in building careers to last. It’s all about breaking things down, exploiting artists, and getting money back by any means necessary. With all the deception and “politricks” in…

War on Molly

At the end of the day I want to know: Who’s paying all of these rappers to endorse Molly? The presence of this drug went from barely there to everywhere. Molly has become so laced and intertwined in our music that you can’t escape randomly hearing the name throughout the day. More and more rappers are beginning to glorify it. Everyone from, Rick Ross, Juicy J, Kanye West and even…