It Snowed in the Washington, DC Area Today for the First Time This Season. Let Me Tell You About My Commute

According to the crackerjack group of meteorologists who service the Washington, D.C., area (or at least the ones on the stations I watch who shall remain nameless), today would be a day with some snow flurries early, perhaps some light accumulation on the grass and this evening would be a likely mess full of heavy…

Some Asshole Tried to Rewrite Hip-Hop History and Alleged That Outkast Was ‘Dressed So Fresh, So Clean’

Like many a southern rap fan, I grew up on André and Antwan, better known as André 3000 and Big Boi, and even better known as Outkast. When all the players came from far and wide, I too wanted to attend the “Player’s Ball.” What’s the funkiest kind of music for my soul? Southernplayalistickcadillackmuzik, of course.…

Belly Is the 2nd Greatest Music Video of All Time Behind Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'

Let me be very clear, I love Belly. I love love it. When Mary J. Blige sang about “Real Love” in 1992, a whole ass six years before Belly would be released to the masses, she had no idea that she was singing my soul’s affinity for Hype Williams’ best music video ever. And what’s not to love? For a person like myself,…

Juvenile’s 400 Degreez Is Turning 20. You Thought It Wasn’t Gon’ Change the Game, Ha? You Were Wrong, Ha

There are a few songs that I can remember exactly where I was the first time I heard them. Juvenile’s “Ha” is one of them. I remember sitting on the futon in my house in what must have been early October 1998 (because of when the single was released) watching Rap City, while on a break from class at Morehouse College,…

10 Blackest, Funnest, Littest Parts of the Haunted Pink Trap House in Atlanta (Okay, Waaaay Outside of Atlanta)

I’m not a fan of haunted houses. Hell, I’m not even really a fan of scary movies. It’s not that I scare easy; it’s just that I don’t like surprises. Haunted houses are all about surprises and startling the shit out of you. Don’t startle me, bro. Ya know? However, outside of Atlanta exists a meshing of haunting with a…

Elizabeth Warren May Not Be Native American, But She Might Be Black, Talking About 'I Got Some Indian In My Family' 

Earlier this year, several folks in my family (including myself) did some variation of DNA testing. You know what I’m talking about; the tests where you send in your DNA and apparently, the government owns and can clone you, but you get to find out, especially if you’re black, that maybe your family originates from…

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