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Damn here we go again, Moguls. The Summer of Discontent is the gift that keeps on giving. And before autumn leaves fall, Summer had three more gifts to hand out; the shootings of Tyree King, Keith Lamont Scott, and Terence Crutcher. Damn! It is beginning to seem like police officers are getting points for shooting […]

MaalHimself sits down and discusses new rapper MadeinTYO known for his latest joint Uber Everywhere. Also check out I Want (feat. 2 Chainz) on iTunes.

  We have waited so patiently for a new De La Soul record. The last legitimate release we got from the trio was 2004’s The Grind Date. That was a minute. Long enough in most circles to put a tombstone on a career that has last decades. However, in this case, I believe that absence […]

It is funny how hindsight makes everyone a winner. A few months ago we as a nation were celebrating Muhammad Ali and ALL that he stood for, from his brash loud mouth antics to his refusal to serve in the United States Army. Now many of the same people who gave Ali high fives are […]

MaalHimself talks SchoolBoy Q

Yeah, I understand that to some of you think Chris Brown is the second coming of Jesus Christ. I get that. But please let’s not get carried away. Chris Brown cannot carry Michael’s Jheri curl juice bottle to the party. And that’s not a knock against Mr. Brown, but we have to keep it 100 […]

The Morning After… Day 2…… Tension is at an all-time high out in the community and that is understandable. However, attacking each other and trying to create a “social media” civil war is corny and wack. This morning I was accused by a local police officer who is a friend of two things. A) That […]

The morning after……. I sit here thinking as my city still smells like smoke, What’s Next? We should have watched the clues that were laid out before us all summer long and knew at some point this could possibly happen. We should have noticed the current temperature in the United States and realized that something […]

So in case you missed it, Paul Ryan decided to take a selfie with all of Capitol Hill’s interns. Over 100 of them. And of course, the internet, being the internet pointed out how white his picture was. In fact, I like to call the picture 100 Shades of Whiteness. Somehow Paul Ryan managed to […]

The Black Excellence theme continues this week as the crew discusses solutions to the problems many African Americans face in the community in 2016.  What should we do to correct the ills that are plaguing the neighborhoods? Do celebrities share the same objectives as the lower class? They also took a look at the recent police killings […]

So while America was coming off of it’s BBQ high, another Black man was murdered by police. While we Facebooked, Tweeted, Instagrammed, and hashtagged our anger, another Black man was murdered by the police. While we Facebooked, Tweeted, Instagrammed, hashtagged, and peacefully marched, 4 officers were murdered. When will this end? How many more Black men […]

The crew discusses Jesse Williams and the question is asked if they celebrate the 4th of July.

The past few days I have been sharing the message on social media for cats to “Count your blessings, not your problems!” As of late, my Facebook feed has been flooded with negative message after negative message. So much in fact that I think some people run to the phone to post about whatever negative […]

So now that the presidential candidates have been narrowed down to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump the real fun begins. Over the last month or so once it became clear that Bernie Sanders would not get the Democratic nod from the delegates and the people they represent, his supporters huffed, puffed and proclaimed that they […]

  So last night DJ Khaled finally dropped the video to perhaps the most hyped up song since Michael Jackson returned with “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”. For like the last 2 months if not longer all you heard was about how Jay-Z did a song with Future and it was the best thing […]

2016 sucks in a major way thus far. Today I come to the realization that the GOAT of all goats has passed away. Today I mourn the loss of Muhammad Ali. Ali meant a lot to me. The first time I remember seeing him was on an episode of Diff’rent Strokes. Where Arnold had to […]

Danny P Ocean First off let me preface this by saying I love hip-hop and the culture that it gave me. I probably have been affected more by hip-hop than any other single culture. The culture of hip-hop introduced me to Malcolm X, jazz, and a multitude of books I may have never picked up. […]

Ladies and Gentlemen we would like to welcome you to The Summit. The Summit is a podcast where we will chop it up and discuss music we love, hate, miss, and wish were made. On this episode, Ali and El-Fatiah discuss the state of Black music. Where did it go wrong? What happened to it?  

“It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity. One ever feels his two-ness, an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two […]

Not a good look!!! It is hot now and some of us like to bend rules a little. Or rather I say act like we don’t have any common sense. We throw fashion rules out the window once the temp goes past 75 degrees, all of sudden it is raid the closet and wear what […]

Did I ever tell you all about what I like to call The Barney Stinson Sweet Spot Theory? After years of writing articles,  I can’t recall everything I wrote and I said to myself… “Self… why don’t you tell the readers about your Barney Stinson Sweet Spot Theory? It will surely make for great water […]


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