A Critical Mind

Around 1am on a humid 4th of July, I waited outside of my friends’ hotel in New Orleans’ French Quarter. I came to New Orleans for my college roommate’s wedding; and after the nuptials, shooting a music video at the reception, and a drink in hand for the past nine hours, it was time to... Continue Reading →

My Summer Rewind: An Ode to Self-Care 26-“Lemonade”

https://www.youtube.com/embed/H6Q4s_ZdvAQ When life gives you lemons, you make lemon pepper wings with the freeze cups. For days, I have attempted to find direction for this Gucci Mane-inspired prompt. I found it ironic most of my ideas were cliched lemons. I could speak with eloquence and use pejorative terms to make the phrase “when life gives... Continue Reading →

My Summer Rewind: An Ode to Self-Care 22-“Waves”

https://www.youtube.com/embed/cUGXFyevoLo New Year’s Eve, 1997. A few hours before the ball dropped, I sat in my parents’ bedroom to watch my favorite rap group, Bone Thugs -N-Harmony on BET’s Planet Groove. After a performance of “Look Into My Eyez,” Cleveland’s finest sat on the couch with my former wife to be, Rachel Stuart to promote... Continue Reading →

Product of the Recession

Note: this post may not be the most grammatically correct and that is on purpose. Two nights ago, I was one of 81.4 million people that watch the presidential debate. After thinking to myself "This is taking place down the street from me at Hoftsra University," a few thoughts ran through my mind. 1) Instead of... Continue Reading →

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