Success Interview: Dwyane Wade, NBA All-Star
Dwyane Wade is a busy man. Not only is he an all-star basketball player, but he is also father, philanthropist, and best-selling author. Wade was the fifth pick in the 2003 NBA Draft. In 2006, he helped lead his team, the Miami Heat, to a 4–2 series win over the... Read more
Book Review: “The One – The Life and Music of James Brown” by RJ Smith
The first record I remember listening to was “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” by James Brown. I was enthralled by the funky horns, the guitar break, and Brown’s raspy voice. That song turned me into a lifelong fan of Brown’s music. But as I grew older and learned... Read more
The Bomb Shelter Sessions (Encore Edition) by Vintage Trouble
The first time I heard Vintage Trouble‘s music, I nearly had a wreck. I was driving down the road listening to a local Indie Rock station when “Nancy Lee” came on. I was instantly mesmerized by lead singer, Ty Taylor’s soulful voice. I fumbled around for a minutes to... Read more
A Tribute to My Favorite Beastie Boy, Adam Yauch (MCA)
When I was a kid, I loved hip-hop. In the late 70s and early 80s, the music was heady, fresh, and irresistible. I couldn’t get enough of Run DMC, Fat Boys, Kurtis Blow, Whodini, and LL Cool J. But it was trio of white boys from Brooklyn that helped... Read more
Gil Scott-Heron Poet to the People
I discovered Gil Scott-Heron’s music as a college student. While writing a term paper titled “The Linguistics of Hip-Hop”, I stumbled upon Scott-Heron’s seminal album, Winter in America. I was smitten by the songs “The Bottle” and “Rivers of My Fathers” (I liked this one because it reminded me of... Read more