Monday Mood: Jay Z – “Oceans” (Ft. Frank Ocean)

Only Christopher we acknowledge/
is Wallace

Oh my gawd, I hope y’all don’t get see-sick

Watch below for Jay breaking down “Oceans”, Christopher Columbus/Wallace to Timbaland and Pharrell to their amazement and your amusement. HOLY Grail!

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Monday Mood: Jay Z – “Dear Summer”

Please show the same love to my friends,
Dear Summer

 

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Throwback Thursday: Gucci Mane – “Lemonade”

*cracks knuckles*… let’s see what a lil SEO keywording can get us in clicks on the best LEMONADE of the week and of all time!

Before Beyonce got presumptive and ambitious with the drink of the Summer and named her album Lemonade. Before she “allegedly” (this is B.S. btw) pulled all her marriage’s skeletons out the closet as an “apparent” metaphor of Black America as the under appreciated in the U.S.A.’s multi-cultural melting pot marriage. HOLD UP, before all that sweet, and sour cold on a hot day Lemonade – was it Jack White, Kendrick Lamar, James Blake or The Weekend servin up these streets? NO!  Gucci Mane was the mixologist in the FORMATION of the original musical refreshment, Lemonade. Gucci buffered any “apparent diss” Jay Z might face even 6 years later by preemptively surfing the TIDAL wave the “BeyHive” is riding on this week. Sorry BEYloved, Guwop knows the future. #FreeGuwop

Flashback Friday: Top 10 Durag Moments Of All Time… And A Lie

Ben’s freakin out ALL MONTH about spider eyes which he describes as  “loose remnants of damned human souls” among other things that scare him, and folks again mass shootin again. My birthday is Monday, and I wanna laugh. I’ll laugh at the young me trying sleeping with a durag on to “get them waves on lock”. Then one day, I woke up with the headache those usually come with, and realized “Wait a minute.. I’m African.. My hair’s suPPOSED to be nappy AF. Skip All that!” It’s been nap city every since, on this side! Ain’t no lookin back, baby! Well maybe just this once…

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Throwback Thursday: Busta Rhymes – “Put Your Hands Where My Hands Can See”

And I ain’t animated like, say, Busta Rhymes

― Jay Z – What More Can I Say

Having seen Jay in concert several times, that’s a point this African won’t argue – unfortunately. Jay is hella boring on-stage because he looks too cool to wild out  In a Bussa-buss show, however, you’d be hard-pressed to find a fan who is more hype than the performer himself on  stage!  Videos – especially when the MTV Vanguard Recipient, Hype Williams is directing, are but a snippet of that energy. Check out this animated throwback:

Watch Monday Motivation: “There Are No Chosen Ones! “

“. You just have to find what you’re great at, then tap into it!”

Starting off the week, let’s remember when a Brooklyn boy who once said to himself,  “Hov, Remind yourself; nobody’s built like you, you design YOURSELF“.  I see, I said. Watch today’s Monday Motivation: