Saturday, August 27, 2011

Soul/Hip-Hop Thought of the Day #2

"No you won't naming no buildings after me to go down dilapidated."
Erykah Badu, "A.D. 2000"

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Memory of Love...Aminatta Forna

Representing my Sierra Leonean people. Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. Check it out. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sooo True...

In the words of Lindsay's cousin, Dr. Strachan..."Chuck E. Cheese's is a casino". Think about it. The tokens are chips, the games are

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Hip-Hop Thought of the Day (#1)

They tryin to blame this rap shit for all of our ills
Like I can stick you up with a mic
Like I can rape you with a verse or use a verb as a knife
Like before Kool Herc, everything was alright
Like y'all wasn't callin black women hoes befo' "Rappers Delight"
Sheeeit~! That's just idiot talk, this whole shit is a farce
I refuse to be hip-hop's pallbearer
Had to tell my son cut that bullshit off
Them ain't videos nigga, that's psychological warfare

-Phonte, Little Brother

Monday, August 8, 2011

Gun Hill Road

You should see Gun Hill Road. I saw it. It was good.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Hip-Hop SAT Word #3 Synthesize

synthesize v. to combine (a number of things) into a coherent whole.

"Marley Marl synthesized it, I memorize it/ Eric B. made a cut, then advertised it."
--Rakim, "My Melody" 

Hip-Hop SAT 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Epiphany Reading

I'm reading my short story "Dangerous Deliveries" Tuesday evening at a cafe in the village!


Poets and Fiction Writers mix it up at the Writers Read Summer Reading on Tuesday August 9th , 2011

WHO :   ELINOR NAUEN (poet)  author of So Late into the Night, a book-length poem  from Rain Mountain Press (spring 2011) ,

Cars and Other Poems and American Guys as well as Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend: Women writers on baseball, Ladies, Start Your Engines: Women writers on cars and the road and the upcoming My Marriage A to Z: a big city romance (Dec. 2011)

         Stephanie Dickinson, (fiction) publisher and editor of SkidRow Penthouse  (with Rob Cook) and author of Half Girl, winner of the Hackney Prize for best unpublished novel - available in limited edition from Spuyten Duvyil.

            Gene Albertelli (fiction) docent at the Brooklyn Museum, avid marathon runner who is at work on a collection of short stories.

            Sidik Fofana (fiction) writes on Hip Hop and cultural politics for Source Magazine and His blog is  and he is currently at work on a collection of short stories.

         Lizabeth Kingsley (poet) teaches poetry and fiction at NYC's Writers Studio, where she is also Administrative Director.   Her work has appeared in the William and Mary Review and New Jersey Family Magazine

WHAT:  A reading of original fiction and poetry

WHERE:  Downstairs at The Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, NYC   212-989-9319      $7 cover includes one drink


WHEN:       Tuesday, August 9th at 6pm

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

White Girl With Crazy Flow

Didn't know white girls could flow like this...