March 9th 1997 hiphop lost an amazing emcee. Christopher Wallace had the ability to make songs that were agresseive, lyrical and then switch to songs that catered to the ladies. All of this without loosing any credibility.
Where would hiphop be today if Biggie hadn’t passed away? That “Life After Death” album title certainly wouldn’t have been so prophetic. We would have had a “Commission” album. That would have certainly blown “TheFirm” album that Nas did with Dre out of the water. Big probably would have left Bad Boy to another major label, as is the trend with Diddy’s artists. Would Junior Mafia still bill around or would they be defunct like D12 or Bravehearts? Would Biggie still even be recording or would he have moved on to other ventures. All of these questions and more we will never know the answers to.
Easily haled as one of the best posse cut remixes in HipHop history. Flava In Ya Ear Remix dropped about 20 years ago. Look how far we have come in history. Kids who listen to hiphop today hardly know LL as an artist. The are used to seeing him as a character on NCIS: LA (more…)
Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Jet Magazine Jun 25, 2001
I’m approaching the end of the first week of the Handstand challenge. I was incorrect in where I thought the difficulty would lie. Getting into position when you are facing the wall is easier than back to the wall. Arm and back strength is decent. Your core is where the key is. When you are in a handstand you are essentially doing a vertical plank. Which means core and glutes flexed. So where my difficulty lies is when attempting to hold the handstand for 5 minutes is keeping those abs tight. I end up breaking the 5 minutes into 30-45 intervals. Go up. Hold it. Come down. Gather myself go up again and repeat until I hear that beautiful alarm sound.
Run the Jewels is the Gift that just keeps on giving. If you haven’t gotten a chance to listen to #KillerMike and #EL-p , go back and forth as a duo How can you call yourself a Hiphop fan? Arguably one of the top 10 hiphop albums of 2013. I dare you to name 10 better duo in the past Year or two.
If you didn’t catch episode 1 on Sundance. You can stream it here. I did.
I was glad to catch up with this. Jason Momoa’s portrayal of Phillip Kopus is intriguing. He is menacing with out hamming it up. You can tell that his character takes no joy in his work. His presence is known from the first time you see him on screen. I can see already that there is some depth to the characters. There aren’t a bunch of stereotypes running around starring the show. One episode in and I do want to know more. Do you have any problems with this first episode? Let us know in the comments below.
In the episode “The Locked Room” Martin and Rust have an exchange that colors their whole relationship. They have the same job and are even partners but they don’t approach life nor their job the same way. Rust’s past experiences have led him to focus complete on his job. At times it seems that Rust is completely unimpressed with anything besides the cases. Martin tends to look outside of the job and his home for something else to focus on.
The KLLRWLLKRW way is to keep challenging your body by setting goals in measurable ways. If you see a difference that you like then you continue with the methods that got you there. This year I’ve tried:
- Breakfast within and hour of waking
- Yoga twice a day for 30 days
- 30/30 squat challenge
And to think we are only starting the 3 month of the year. My next goal is to get closer to being able to do a free-standing handstand. This type of body movement can’t be accomplished with just brute strength. It takes balance and concentration. Obviously, the bigger and taller you are the more difficult this will be for you. (more…)
Are we witnessing the beginning of a cinematic trend in Hollywood? In Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel there is a brief moment where he is underwater and floating with no visible attempts to escape. In the trailer of Noah, Russell Crowe is filmed in a similar scene. I think this happens more in movies that have action where they find a scene gets a reaction then Hollywood tries to fit it into their next movie until the point that it becomes cliche like the scene where Keanu Reeves avoids all of the bullets in the Matrix. Maybe I’m jumping the gun. Only time will tell.