Black History Month Featuring Langston Hughes

      James Mercer Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri. His parents, James Hughes and Carrie Langston, separated soon after his birth, and his father moved to Mexico. While Hughes’s mother moved around during his youth, Hughes was raised primarily by his maternal grandmother, Mary, until she died in his early teens. From that point, he went to live with his mother, and they moved to several cities before eventually settling in Cleveland, Ohio. It was during this time that Hughes first ... [read more]

Black History Month: Alex Haley

      Alex Haley was born Alexander Murray Palmer Haley on August 11, 1921, in Ithaca, New York. At the time of his birth, Haley's father, Simon Haley, a World War I veteran, was a graduate student in agriculture at Cornell University, and his mother, Bertha Palmer Haley, was a teacher. For the first five years of his life, Haley lived with his mother and grandparents in Henning, Tennessee, while his father finished his studies. When Simon Haley completed his degree, he joined the family in Tennessee and taught as a ... [read more]

War Ready from Rick Ross Featuring Jeezy

My Music Monday is from Rick Ross and it's off his Mastermind album due out March 4th and it features one-time nemesis Jeezy. The track is called War Ready! Enjoy!!!!! Download Track HERE!!!!!               ... [read more]

Zubie Is the Best Gift to Give to Anyone

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Zubie for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.       Well Valentine’s Day is around the corner and guess what? My son is about to get his learner license!!! What, you thought I was talking about something romantic with my wife or maybe spill the beans on what I have planned or something. I mentioned Valentine’s Day because this is a perfect gift to give someone you love in your family and save some money in the process because we all love saving dough. So you ... [read more]

Supporting Team USA with the #ItsOurTime App/giveaway

I received a promotional item from AT&T for my honest opinion in this post.     The 2014 Winter Olympics have just begun and the event will last through February 23rd and we all must get behind Team USA. You’re probably thinking, I’m down with supporting our team and I’m going to be watching all the events live on TV while screaming USA! USA! USA!!!!! Well that’s great and any kind of support is needed but there’s a way to cheer on the athletes by chanting USA and they’ll be able to see your chants. You can download ... [read more]

Black History Month: Andrew Young

        On March 12, 1932, Andrew Jackson Young Jr., known as Andrew Young Jr., was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. The product of a middle-class family—his father was a dentist, his mother a teacher—he had to travel from his neighborhood to attend segregated schools. After graduating from Howard University, Young chose to study at Connecticut's Hartford Theological Seminary. In 1955, he became an ordained minister.   Working as a pastor in Georgia, Young first became part of the Civil Rights ... [read more]

Daddy’s Hangout Presents R. Kelly Greatest Hits Vol. 1

This is a R. Kelly mixtape I made a few years ago and will also post it on my new site It's a nice compilation and would love feedback from the ones who will download it and let me know what you think and would you support future compilations of some of your favorite artists. Here is the tracklisting:   1. Bump-N-Grind[Remix] 2. Half On a Baby 3. Tempo Slow 4. Down Low[Remix] 5. When A Woman's Fed Up 6. 12 Play 7. Slow Dance 8. I Believe I Can Fly 9. Your Body's Callin 10. You Remind Me of ... [read more]

Black History Month: Michael Jackson

    It's Michael Jackson and there's no need to write about his accomplishments and what he meant to music. ... [read more]

One Love from Nas off Illmatic for Throwback Thursday

My Throwback Thursday is from Nas, who recently announced he's celebrating the 20th anniversary of Illmatic in April. The track is from Illmatic and it's One Love. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!! ... [read more]

Black History Month: Benjamin O. Davis

      U.S. Army general and soldier Benjamin Oliver Davis, Sr. was born on July 1, 1877, in Washington, D.C. Breaking new ground, Davis became the first African-American general in the United States Army. He began his military career as a volunteer during the Spanish-American War in 1898. Receiving his commission in 1901, Davis was made a second lieutenant in the regular army. Despite the widespread prejudice against African-Americans, he rose up the ranks, becoming a brigadier general in 1940.   During ... [read more]

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