I present to you: Right Beside You - an evening of...
Right Beside You is the official launch of the Right Beside You movement. I wanted to create a space where stories are shared- OUR stories. Stories that are often taken for granted,overlooked and have gone unnoticed. Stories we have grown from and triumphed over, whether simple or complex. Stories of hope, love, adversity, pain, doubt, strength. It’s the little moments that create meaning...
Favorite Hip Hop Verses
Jay Rock Kendrick Lamar ft. Jay Rock “Money Trees” from the 2012 album Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City [Listener’s Log] Yo. First of all, I have been sleeping heavily on Jay Rock. I’m talmbout heavy dosage of that Nyquil, Ra-tat-tatted with a tranquilizer gun, straight sleeping with no dreaming. I know understand why Jay Rock was the first to gain a bit of notoriety for the...
Sleepless Ramble on Punk Ass Santa
It’s 5:50 a.m. Christmas morning and sleep as yet to rub me down. Merry Christmas. It’s not like I went out. Or stayed up late with my family, they went to sleep at midnight. And it wasn’t like I was up waiting for Santa’s punk ass to come through and drop some gifts. I just was unable to sleep. (And I am grown ass man now) I remember when I was 7 or 8 years old and I actually waited...
How to date a brown girl (black girl, white girl...
Back in the day, the girlfriend and I made a game of this. A prediction game. In...– Junot Díaz, Drown (via byzantiums)
Christmas Eve Ramble
Speaking of Eve, the rapper, she was dope. Trendsetter fo’ real. I know she wasn’t the first with pawprint tats but she did popularize the flavor of it. And she was sexy. Her and Toni Braxton made me appreciate woman with short hair. It’s 2:00am, Christmas Eve and it doesn’t really feel like Christmas at all. Or maybe I’m just not a jolly as fellow. Lately, I have become anti-social, how...
soulsippin: beautiful: i used to be scared of light i didn’t want my insecurities to be visible my beauty became a casualty sacrificed and buried deep beneath the fertile soil of non-acknowledgement and then there you rose and your rays of light dived and digged, and digged, and digged and digged and uncovered the complete essence of me and burned, and burned and...
ambedo n. a kind of melacholic trance in which you become completely absorbed in vivid sensory details—raindrops skittering down a window, tall trees leaning in the wind, clouds of cream swirling in your coffee—which leads to a dawning awareness of the haunting fragility of life
— “Ukuleles are like your children. The first one, you obsess and protect. By the fourth one, you let them eat high-fructose corn syrup and run with power tools.” - Someone on the internet. — Rose. Beautiful spirit. She taught me chords on Anne’s ukulele, that’s one of the greatest things a woman cold teach a man. How else would man know, how to sing corny songs...
:-) soulsippin: you couldn’t even understand how you dug a simple man like me all i had was simple plans like: cop some nikes chill out in the park catch a nice breeze gather my dreams and be free i got my hair loc’ed up by the power of your soft hands and sat between your legs you accidentally spilled your heart all over my head something that my scalp mopped up ...
I just re-edited this piece and I like it a whole lot better. soulsippin: i love it when we’re able to shamelessly remove our shame and get naked wit our clothes on. streaking conspicuously through the busy city bodies covered by each other’s souls. verbal frolicking on this night-time stroll real talk is our dirty talk dat turns us on so, go on hold on as you bite...
Lauryn Hill's Letter On The Music Business
mslaurynhill: It was reported yesterday that Ms. Lauryn Hill has been charged with three counts of misdemeanor failure to file taxes. These charges were incurred for the years of 2005-2007, during a time in which Ms. Hill had removed herself and her family from society, in order to keep them safe, healthy, and free from danger. In response to these charges, Ms. Hill has issued the following...
My Trip On The OKC Bandwagon
THE YOUNG’NS HAVE COME OUT TO PLAY The lockout that was suspend the 2011-2012 NBA season was looming. As the owners and the player’s union fight over money, one of it’s superstars reminded the league and the world why the NBA exist. That man was Kevin Durant doing his “Summer Playground Basketball Tour”, a tour with a much effect as any Rolling Stones world...