DOPE

Per usual, I am a day late and a dollar short. I finally saw DOPE. A friend of mine was surprised that I had gone this long without seeing the film. She mentioned that she thought of me when she saw it – wasn’t sure if I should take that as a compliment or an … Continue Reading

Life is Living | Oakland

Last Saturday the Life is Living annual celebration took place. This beautiful celebration of life and community started in 2008 and I have had the opportunity to experience this space since 2010. The Life is Living website provides a great explanation of their exemplary work in the community.   “LIFE is LIVING establishes a new … Continue Reading

Lost Wallets and Vinyl

Last weekend, my good friends got together to explore the Alameda Flea Market. The mission, I chose to accept it, was to explore this massive faire. My friends and I got there bright and early at 9:45am (for a Sunday morning that is pretty early since I got up around 7:00am to prep). I didn’t … Continue Reading

Hip Hop Declaration of Peace

I consider myself to be a supporter of the hip hop community (no brainer). As such I wanted to spread the word about the hip hop declaration of peace as I think more folks in the hip hop community might want to read it/sign it. Click the link below for more details… Hip Hop Declaration … Continue Reading

J Dilla Changed My Life

2/10/2006, 6:14pm When I heard that Jay Dee died I wanted to believe it was a rumor. Wondering why everyone was playing old ATCQ and Slum Village on the radio that night. I tried to listen to my friend in one ear, while attempting to use the other to listen to the up-to-date information on … Continue Reading

Lucille

And so it begins… My new toy…

In a Do the Right Thing Mood

Radio Raheem Left hand Hate, KO’d by Love! Saying that this is a great film is an understatement. Even after 20 years the subject matter is still just as poignant and thought provoking now as it was then. The various perspectives on intergroup dynamics, stereotypes and life are captivating. What also strikes a chord is … Continue Reading

Hello

So, I plan to post some things – things that inspire me and reflect what I love – fantastic music, random mumbling of sorts, and designs. For the most part I am a hip hop and live music fiend, if there is a live hip hop show, I am usually front and center with camera … Continue Reading