Review: Red Hook Summer

On August 10th, Red Hook Summer premiered; this is Spike’s latest film since 2008’s Miracle at St. Anna. Jules Brown and Clarke Peters star in the film. Red Hook Summer is about a young middle-class Atlanta native, who spends his summer with his religious grandfather in Brooklyn’s Red Hook housing project. In this film both […]

Review: The Watch

On July 27th, The Watch premiered, which stars Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, and Richard Ayoade. Jared Stern, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg wrote the film’s screenplay. The comedy involves a neighborhood watch battling an alien invasion in a suburban area. During their battle and investigation of the suspicious neighborhood activities are a medley […]

Album Review: Nas’ Life is Good, and so is His Music.

On July 13, 2012 rapper Nas released his eleventh album— Life Is Good. The nineteen-track project features artists such as Rick Ross, Anthony Hamilton, and Mary J. Blige. For Nas, this is an album of closure songs such as “Bye Baby”, which describes his relationship and marriage to Kelis. “Daughters” is about Nas’ struggle as […]

Album Review: Don’t Change the Channel. Channel Orange is on!

It has been a little less than a month since Frank Ocean, from the mega group Odd Future, dropped his debut album on July 10th, Channel Orange. I have been playing Frank’s mix tape Nostalgia repeatedly since I downloaded it! From the moment I pressed the play button on my iPod Touch, a familiar sight […]

Dormtainment: The Next Big Thing

The Internet is filled with sketch comedy groups. One of my personal favorites is Dormtainment. Founded in 2009, the Atlanta-based group consists of six friends: Chaz, Cam, Amanuel, Mike, Rome, and Tay. Dormtainment does both comedy sketches and music. Dormtainment has created various hilarious characters, such as Jerome Hansen, Jerry J, and Smiley. Jerome Hansen […]

Review: K. Michelle’s 0 Fucks Given

On July 9, 2012, K. Michelle from “Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta” dropped her 0 Fucks Given mix tape. The project is hosted by DJ Sense and was presented by The Affiliates. I found this 24-track project to be a work of R&B greatness. Not only does K. Michelle have a lovely singing voice, but also […]

Review: Domo Genesis & The Alchemist’s No Idols

Odd Future is a Rap group out of California. On Thursday, August 2, 2012 Odd Future’s Domo Genesis, along with producer The Alchemist released their mix tape “No Idols”. They are famous for their explicit and sometimes offensive lyrics. This is Domo’s third project; his other projects are “Rolling Papers” and “Under The Influence”. This […]

Co-Existence: Friendships and Relationships

While scrolling through my Facebook news feed, I saw a status from a girl I knew who said she didn’t allow her boyfriend to have a girl best friend. I thought this was a very interesting view. It took me back to the age-old question: Can men and women truly be friends? Within the last […]

PDA: Is it even necessary?

I’m single. There I said it, I’ve never been in a committed relationship. A relationship period, while I’ve had my flings, I’ve never gotten to the point of boyfriend and girlfriend. However, I have many friends in relationships, which means I’ve witnessed enough public displays of affection to last a lifetime. Bringing me to ponder […]

Black Dynamite is Dynamite!

 Three weeks ago Black Dynamite premiered on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim at 11:30pm EST. The animated television show is a spin-off of Black Dynamite a 2009 film. Scott Sanders, Michael Jai White, and Byron Minns wrote the film. Scott Sanders also directed Black Dynamite. The animated show has the entire cast from the movie doing […]

Children: For Them, Sexually Suggestive Dancing is Never Cute

Several days ago I was doing my usual routine of checking, when I came across a video of six-years old doing a sexually suggestive dance called “Dem Bow”. The video was shot in Washington Heights, NY, which isn’t very far from where I live. Videos like these are sad because they expose to children […]

Payroll Card: Beneficial or Harmful

This summer instead of being paid with paper checks or direct deposit I received a Payroll Card. As someone who already has a bank account and a Debit card, I thought this was an unnecessary way to pay me. This card comes with all kinds of fees and it takes three days to transfer the […]

The Dark Knight Rose Past My Expectations

The Dark Knight Rises is the final installment in the Batman trilogy. Christopher Nolan was director in the film series. Christian Bale has played Batman in all three movies. The film premiered this weekend and it has an excellent cast. The cast has Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Gary Old man reprise their roles as […]

The Job Market: How can you gain experience, without experience?

Once I came home from my freshman year of college I had one thought, get a job. With that said for the next month and a half I applied to place after place. While I will admit that I should have gotten a head star and applied much early than May, still time after time […]

School’s Out and the Kids are in The Yard

For the past month and half I have been watching the 2011 television series The Yard via The six-episode mini-series is about the lives of elementary school kids and their lives. The show is shot documentary style and much of the story takes place between the schoolyard and the interviews done by an unseen […]

Where’s the Love in: Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta?

It’s been nearly a month since the third season of vh1’s Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta premiered mid June. As much opposition as there was to the first and second seasons, which were filmed in the New York/New Jersey area, the third season was filmed in Atlanta. Atlanta has always been the center of Southern Black […]

Interview: Dizzy SenZe

On June 28th I sat down with one of my best friends and underground MC, Dizzy SenZe. She is nineteen years old and has been rapping since the very young age of five. Her origins are child hood are split between The Bronx and Queens. In the last few years she has been heavily involved […]

MacFarlane’s Big Screen Comedy Premiere

Attention: Don’t Read if you haven’t watched Ted, SPOILERS BELOW!             If you are someone who is knowledgeable in the field of American pop culture, then you should know Seth MacFarlane; in particular for his most famous of his animated shows, Family Guy. MacFarlane is well-known for his sometimes over the line comedy style. Well […]

Miami’s New Big Three

   The Miami Heat clinched what is very possibly the dagger in the Thunder’s chances at winning the championship. There has never been a team that has recovered from a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals, ever. The big story for this game, in addition to Miami’s win is the newest member of their “Big […]

Heat Win At Home

The Miami Heat was home for game 3 of the NBA Finals. Their first home game of the series and the Heat gave their fans a show. The Heat already had the momentum from their game 2 win back in Oklahoma City. Despite the Heat’s win, game 3 saw a more aggressive Thunder and a […]