• Hip Hop,  Music,  Throwback Thursday

    Crime Boss Big Chiefing for Throwback Thursday

    Welcome to another Thursday as that mean we are closer to the weekend again. The started off with the Hip Hop is Dead joint from Nas and then the new Cordae album. One of my personal 2Pac Greatest Hits and then So Help Me God from 2 Chainz. The debut from Gang Starr, Fuck a Mixtape from T.I. and Laugh Now Cry Later by Ice Cube. As you can see, there’s plenty to choose from regarding my featured Throwback Thursday joint. Another compilation I’ve put together is one for Suave House Records. I’ve made a compilation before and also featured 10 Suave House albums you should have in your collection.…

  • Sam Sneed U Better Recognize Featuring Dr. Dre
    Blog Hops & memes,  Hip Hop,  Throwback Thursday

    Sam Sneed U Better Recognize Featuring Dr. Dre

    First off, Happy New Year to everyone out there. Hope you had a wonderful beginning to the new year and nothing but continued blessings throughout it. Welcome to Thursday as that mean we are closer to the weekend. My first playlist of the year started off on the R&B tip. Where I Wanna Be from Donnell Jones, 702’s No Doubt and Unpredictable from Jaime Foxx started things off. The new Nas joint, All Eyez on Me from Pac and the latest Busta Rhymes joint made the playlist. There were a couple others, but that was enough to last me throughout the week. Any of those albums would produce a great…

  • Gift Ideas,  Product Reviews,  Technology

    3 Reasons Why Oddict Earbuds Should Be Your Next Purchase

    If you follow me on my site or any of my social media accounts, then you know I love music. You may also know about my love for anything related to technology also. When you put the two together, then you have my full attention. I’m always listening to music whether it’s at home, the gym or on break at work. Over the years, I’ve tried several types of Earbuds for a few years now. The sound quality, the look or even them staying in my ears were reasons I didn’t like many of them. Recently, I had the opportunity to check out a new brand called Oddict. First thing…

  • Blog Hops & memes,  Music,  Throwback Thursday

    Whitney Houston Greatest Love of All for Throwback Thursday

    Welcome to another Thursday as that mean we are closer to the weekend. Once again, my playlist this week was crazy. Seasoned Veteran from Richie Rich kicked things off and it was followed Naughty by Nature’s Greatest Hits album. Word of Mouf from Luda, No Mercy by T.I. and The End by the Three 6 Mafia was also played. Speaking of Three 6 Mafia, make sure you check their Verzuz with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony tonight. B.G.’s Chopper City, Amerikaz Nightmare by Mobb deep and The Bachelor was also played this week. All those are worthy of being featured this week, but I’m going in another direction. Disc 1 of Whitney Houston’s…

  • Ludacris Word of Mouf
    Albums,  Hip Hop,  Music,  On This Day In History

    Ludacris Word of Mouf Released 20 Years Ago Today

    Ludacris is known as one of the best lyricists to ever touch the mic despite his playful delivery. Ludacris first hit the scene worldwide over 20 years ago. Back for the First Time was his debut album and it hit hard by selling over 3 million copies. The album produced several hits like Southern Hospitality and What’s Your Fantasy. Those hits made him one of the biggest rappers in the world at the turn of the century. Unfortunately, Ludacris haven’t dropped an album in over 6 years. These days you can catch him doing movies like Fast and the Furious and being an entrepreneur. 20 years ago today, Ludacris dropped…

  • Blog Hops & memes,  Hip Hop,  Throwback Thursday

    Young Dro Hear Me Cry for Throwback Thursday

    Welcome to another Thursday as that mean we are closer to the weekend. My playlist this week consisted of a few mixtapes. Southern Smoke 16, DJ J-Boogie’s Heavy D tribute and a classic from DJ Cuttnice were all played. The Doctor’s Advocate from Game, G Code from Juvenile and T-Pain’s debut joint also made the list. There are a few that could have been the featured track, but I’ll go in another direction. One of the albums that was played was a personal mixtape I made several years ago. The mixtape featured 50 Cent, Nas, 2Pac, Beanie Sigel and Jay-Z. One artist that also made an appearance on the mixtape…

  • Albums,  Hip Hop,  Music,  On This Day In History

    The Game Doctor’s Advocate Turns 15 Years Old Today

    The Game has carved out a legendary career for himself in his almost 20 years in the rap game. In 2005, he dropped his debut project The Documentary and it’s one of the best albums I’ve ever heard. The Documentary went on to go triple platinum as it was released in January of 2005. Less than two years later, he dropped his second album Doctor’s Advocate. The first album was with Dr. Dre and 50 Cent through Aftermath and G-Unit Records. Between the two albums, there were a lot of drama between the Game and 50 Cent. The beef with them started with 50 Cent kicking The Game out of…

  • 2Pac 2Pacalypse Now
    Albums,  Hip Hop,  Music,  On This Day In History

    2Pac Released His Debut Album 30 Years Ago Today

    Man time sure does fly by really fast, doesn’t it? We’ve celebrated the 25 year anniversary of Pac’s passing a couple of months ago. It’s hard to believe he dropped 2Pacalypse Now 30 years ago. To give you a broader view, he was recording this revolutionary album when he was 19-years-old. To put that in proper contents, listen to the rappers nowadays that’s in their late teens and early-20s, see the difference? I’m sure if you follow everything on my site, on Instagram, Twitter or know me personally, 2Pac is my all-time favorite. I mean you know it because I say it in all of my stuff. I’ll share a…

  • Music,  Throwback Thursday

    Chris Brown Yo Excuse Me Miss for Throwback Thursday

    Welcome to another Thursday, as that mean we are closer to the weekend. Before moving on, let’s me say Happy Veterans Day to all the men and women that served in the military. My playlist this week was mixtape heavy. There were 5 in all with 2 of them representing G-Unit. One of them was a personal MMG one, plus one from Cutmaster C and Baby Maker Volume 1. TRU 2 Da Game was bumped and also the Evolution album from Joyner Lucas. 2Pacalypse Now and the new album from Wale also made the playlist. There is plenty to choose from once again, but I’m going the R&B route for…

  • Makaveli Hold Ya Head for Throwback Thursday
    Blog Hops & memes,  Hip Hop,  Music,  Throwback Thursday

    Makaveli Hold Ya Head for Throwback Thursday

    Welcome to another Thursday, which means we are closer to the weekend. My playlist had a little bit of everything as always. We had some new flavor from Don Tolliver and Moneybagg Yo, plus a couple of personal mixes I’ve made. Tela’s Piece of Mind, LL Cool J and his Mr. Smith joint and Coolio’s Gangstas Paradise was also played. Cash Money records was represented with the No Ceilings joint from Wayne and Birdman’s debut solo album. With tomorrow being the 25th anniversary of Tela’s Piece of Mind and 2Pac’s Makaveli album it came down to those two. We all know I’m a huge Pac fan, so we are going…

  • Albums,  Hip Hop,  Music,  On This Day In History

    Wale Released Ambition 10 Years Ago Today

    It’s hard to believe that Wale has been on the scene ever since 2009. Wale dropped his first album in November of 2009, and it was called Attention Deficit. Unfortunately, he parted ways with his label but was scooped up by Rick Ross and Maybach Music Group. Almost two years to the day, Wale released his second album and MMG debut. Ambition was the name and it featured Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Ne-Yo, Big Sean, Kid Cudi, Miguel & Jeremih. Lotus Flower Bomb was released prior to the album, and it featured Miguel. Lotus Flower Bomb was a success as it was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap…

  • Blog Hops & memes,  Hip Hop,  Music,  Throwback Thursday

    South Circle Unsolved Mysteries Featuring 8Ball & Tela

    Welcome to another Thursday as that mean we are closer to the weekend. It has been a while since I’ve done Throwback Thursday because I was dealing with Covid. Fortunately, everything is great now and I’m glad to feel much better. My playlist this week started with the Last Meal from Snoop Dogg and then I’m Serious from T.I. The Great Depression from DMX, Ironman from Ghostface and the new joint from Meek Mill was also played. Here I Stand from Usher and the Unplugged album from Alicia Keys also made the playlist. My featured Throwback Thursday track is from South Circle as many know were part of Suave House…

  • Instruments,  Kids,  Music,  Parenting

    Why Playing the Violin Might be the Best Thing Your Child Has Ever Done!

    Being able to play a musical instrument is a technical ability that is adored by many. Still, only a few can achieve the mindset and skill through sheer determination. Since it takes a lot of time to learn, understand and master an instrument, most people prefer that their children start it early. Violin is among the few of the classiest and complicated instruments that certainly don’t pop in one’s mind when discussing instruments. “Piano?” “Sure.” “Guitar?” “Why not?” But Violin??? Sounds unconventional, right? Even then, the violin’s romantic aura and mystic melodies make it worth the money and effort. We have discussed the best benefits of playing the violin that…

  • Music

    A Music Lover’s Guide to Creating a Record Collection

    Over the years, record collection has emerged as one of the favorite activities for music lovers. Even in the age of live streaming, vinyl continues to hold a popular place. But creating a collection goes beyond finding the rarest records and hunting for more. It is also about preserving them. As a beginner, you need to understand the basics of both. Here is a comprehensive guide to help you create and preserve an awesome record collection. Start by picking some records This one is a no-brainer because a collection starts with records and ends at them. Start buying and continue building down the line. You can check the local record…

  • Blog Hops & memes,  Hip Hop,  Music,  Throwback Thursday

    J. Cole Sideline Story for Throwback Thursday

    Welcome to another Thursday as that mean we are closer to the weekend once again. My playlists this week consisted of some old school hip hop from the 80s and 90s. The Raising Hell joint from Run DMC, Doug E. Fresh and Kwame represented the 80s. Master P’s The Good Side Disc 1 and Dayton Family’s FBI joint were from artists of the 90s. The new album from the Outlawz called One Nation was also bumped and it was really good. For my Throwback Thursday, we are turning to J. Cole who happens to be one of my favorite newer artists. On Monday September 27th, J. Cole’s debut album Cole…

  • Blog Hops & memes,  Hip Hop,  Music,  Throwback Thursday

    Lupe Fiasco Kick Push for Throwback Thursday

    Welcome to another Thursday as that mean we are closer to the weekend. My playlist started out with A Tribe Called Quest and their classic Low End Theory joint. The Sound of Revenge from Chamillionaire and the New Jersey Drive Soundtrack followed that. Pusha T’s Wrath of Caine, plus the What the Game’s Been Missing project by Juelz Santana also made the playlist. The classic album of the week was the debut album from Lupe Fiasco called Food and Liquor. Food and Liquor was a highly anticipated album after his classic feature on Kanye’s Touch the Sky. Before that, Lupe dropped some classic material on a few mixtapes also. Food…

  • Blog Hops & memes,  Hip Hop,  Music,  Throwback Thursday

    Fat Joe Featuring Ja Rule and Ashanti What’s Luv?

    Welcome to another Thursday as that mean we are closer to the weekend. The Blueprint album by Jay-Z started off the week seeing its 20th anniversary was on 9/11. The new AZ album made my rotation, the debut album from Bone and the Radio joint from LL Cool J was played. Kanye’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, And Then there Was X from DMX and Time is Money by Styles P made the list. There were a couple others, but as you see this was another good week. On Tuesday, we saw another epic Verzuz matchup featuring Fat Joe and Ja Rule. Fat Joe’s Jealous One’s Still Envy made the…

  • Entertainment,  Music

    5 Ways to Plan A Rocking Event Like the 2021 Michigan Music Festival

    “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who couldn’t hear the music.” – Friedrich Nietzsche.   Michigan is one of the major centers of attraction in the U.S. for creation and performance. This city has a rich music history, which is why thousands of people visit this place every year. Especially during the year-end, as they get to be a part of thrilling Michigan Music Festivals. Because the level of this festival is simply top-notch, getting an opportunity to host your own music event here is just amazing. Therefore, you need to ensure that your event is nothing less than ROCKING. Having said that,…