Sunday Music: Busta Re-Lights The Fuse

Busta Rhymes’ voice is an instrument. I don’t know if after Extinction Level Event 2 he remembered how much fun he could have, but he’s back with a new EP, The Fuse Is Lit, and it’s great.  He’s experimenting (whatever “Bulletproof Skin” is), crossing generations (“Slap” with Big Daddy Kane and Conway over a classic … Continue reading Sunday Music: Busta Re-Lights The Fuse

Sunday Music: NEW Playlist For January 2023

Thanks to those of you who have been asking for a new playlist. This one has been in the works since last fall - and courtesy of a job change, moving across state lines, and surviving COVID Christmas, it’s ready for your consumption.  I had a lot of moods in the past 6 months and … Continue reading Sunday Music: NEW Playlist For January 2023

Sunday Music: Rick Ross “Act A Fool”

I have a thing for the measured slowness of Rick Ross’ flow. I guess I missed “Act a Fool (feat. Wale)” when it came out, but I stumbled across it a few weeks ago and it’s such a vibe. Its tempo and rhythm, vibrating with his “I’m going to unapologetically make this statement for profit,” … Continue reading Sunday Music: Rick Ross “Act A Fool”

Podcast Of The Week: GZA Dropping (Star) Science

I was pretty moved by getting a bunch of messages from people over sharing a GZA reference the other day. It reminded me of this old StarTalk podcast episode where Neil DeGrasse Tyson talks to GZA.  It’s delightfully nerdy. With plenty of Wu, and the always amusing commentary of Tyson, Chuck Nice’s comedic angle, and … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: GZA Dropping (Star) Science

You’ll Stand Or Fall But You’ve Got To Test Your Legs

You can talk about it. You can think about it. You can read about it.  But eventually, you’re either going to do it (or you’re not).  It’s as true for the easy things as it is for the hard things.  And it’s as true for us as it is for our competition (or the ones … Continue reading You’ll Stand Or Fall But You’ve Got To Test Your Legs

Missy Elliott On Hiding Shyness (In Trash Bags)

One of the hardest things to do is figure out what gives you confidence.  The harder thing that comes next, is following through with your confidence.  When Missy Elliott put a plastic trash bag suit on in her “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)” video in 1997, it seemed like some crazy art-stuff.  But in a … Continue reading Missy Elliott On Hiding Shyness (In Trash Bags)

Sunday Music: Kenny Beats – Best Since Dilla?!

I’m not a big instrumental hip-hop guy. And while there are some vocals and other things on here, I haven’t been this into an album in this space since Dilla.  If you need some semi-background music to vibe to, throw this on. Magic. Kenny Beats, give me more.  It’s a 33 minutes album and you … Continue reading Sunday Music: Kenny Beats – Best Since Dilla?!

Sunday Music: Wu-Country Spinoff

I’m not (yet) in love with this, but I definitely don’t hate it and they’ve got me REAL curious given the connections -  What if I told you Tekitha (from all the Wu-Tang albums) and Prana Supreme-Diggs (RZA and Tekitha’s daughter) were recording country-infused pop songs and they’re pretty catchy? See it for yourself. Here’s … Continue reading Sunday Music: Wu-Country Spinoff