My thoughts on why Kanye West’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ is good, but not that good.
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I am interested in posting some conversations, emails, IM's I have with colleagues, friends, adversaries because often I find I say some dope ass shit when I'm just talkin and vibin off of someone compared to when I say "i'm … Continue reading
So I was having an email exchange with a good friend of mine about what i'm calling "alterna-black" artists. These are folks that are offered up as alternatives to the dominant face of corporate black music. We are told in … Continue reading