#TBT Washington Heights on MTV

This piece was initially featured on BrooklynBodega.com in January 2013. Enjoy this #TBT                         Now the home of The Heights, MTV’s latest reality TV free-for-all, New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood continues to be one of America’s most intriguing and arguably controversial locales in not just […]

Masters of Conspicuity: Blatant Poetry

  Poetry… KRS-One called it the language of imagination. T.S. Eliot, (which has touched every project housing in the United States) is considered one of Europe’s best poets, of all time, even beyond the existence of King James. Although that was always difficult for me to gauge (although accepted) since I never knew quite exactly […]

Whats the word this week??

Wassup everybody? This weekend will be an interesting one, we have quite a few events that you should look into and attend. For starters on Friday the Capicu  Open mic is back with Papo Swiggity and Xmental Inc co hosting the Back to school  Drive. Featuring will be the one and only True, who is […]

Lil’ B: A Based Introspective

First off, I’d like to thank the Based God for not fucking my bitch, because then the score would just be like 600 million bitches of his, to my being a bitchless guy in the world. No bueno. So, thank you #BasedGod. Thank you! In all truth, I want to take a moment to give […]

S.P. The Ghost and the LOVE Discourse

  “Did I tell you I love Barbara? In the parks they love Barbara…“ My top 5 dead or alive never fail to fill in the gaps academia has bemoaned for decades… a discussion on “love.” Cornel West and bell hooks, writers of the ivy league, professors of the elite, and all around well respected […]

Nasty Nas, Al Qaeda Jada, and the enumerated rap

“Enumerated” means an itemized list. I always grit my teeth, scrunch up my nose, ruffle my eyebrows when Jadakiss lists illegal substances, documents related to the prison industrial complex, or just generally hard ish. “Aries, haze, diesel, sour.” Jadakiss boils it all down to just a few words that he doesn’t even have to connect […]