Preach On, Sermon: My Distaste of Online Dating

Preach On, Sermon: My Distaste of Online Dating

Online dating sucks, and I suck at it. Despite so many people turning to them, admitting that I’ve tried these sites still feels embarrassing. And several tries later, not a single thing has happened. No relationships, no friends, no nothing, which is why I suck at using them. I’ve gotten more chances off Twitter than, say, OkCupid. The most success I’ve had on a dating site was this year. I can’t tell you why I randomly decided to sign back up on POF, but I did. I dreaded every minute about it. Filling out the profile information was terrible. WHAT… continue reading

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Some Thoughts On Hanif’s ’12 Inch Vinyls’ EP

Some Thoughts On Hanif’s ’12 Inch Vinyls’ EP

Writer’s block is terrible, but a natural part of being a writer. Nobody can be excused from it, nor can you predict when it’ll strike. For me, it came while trying to construct a review for Hanif’s 12 Inch Vinyls EP. I got two paragraphs done, then couldn’t figure out what else to say. Reviews in this day and age have a time limit unless you’re like a huge mega-star journalist, which I am not. Putting out a review late means less people care to read it. The Portland native might have just made my favorite project from him and… continue reading

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Video: Sol – People

Video: Sol – People

Sol’s two-track EP is doing so well. Both songs have racked up over 30,000 plays since they dropped a couple weeks ago. Despite being free, it’s also on iTunes for those who choose to support. No word on if both songs are getting the video treatment, but Sol links up with director Noah Porter to bring his vision for “People” alive. If you watch all of Sol’s videos on a continuous loop to figure out which one is his best, you’ll reach the end with “People” in mind. Sometimes, it’s hard to bring your idea on a song with such… continue reading

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Video: Futuristic & Sam Lachow – Watch Yo Mouth

Video: Futuristic & Sam Lachow – Watch Yo Mouth

Most rappers who team up to go on tour together never do what Futuristic and Sam Lachow are doing. Many do collaborate at some point, but this record/video is strictly to promote their upcoming tour. On top of that, you will never see anything like this from any other rap combination. “Watch Yo Mouth” is the two spitting a verse each with some of the most ridiculous, fun bars you’ve ever heard them rap. They both met up in Cali to shoot this hilarious visual, directed by Jakob Owens, featuring the midget from R. Kelly’s Trapped In The Closet series…. continue reading

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Video: NIKO IS – Vamoose

Video: NIKO IS – Vamoose

Talib Kweli’s new artist Niko Is released his debut album, Brutus, last month. And, it was good. A solid body of work that showcased why Talib took an interest in him for his Javotti Media label. This month, Niko is hitting the road as an opening act for Immortal Tech and Talib’s tour. How’s that for a fun, productive start to the year? You can sum up Niko’s “Vamoose” video in two words: unorthodox and colorful. Director Chris Smith and Niko clearly put in some work to make this look as cool as it does. Watch it below if you’re… continue reading

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The Sermon’s Curation: Best Reads of the Week (2-23 to 3-1)

The Sermon’s Curation: Best Reads of the Week (2-23 to 3-1)

Ric Flair turned 66 this week, so it’s only right to look at one of the best wrestlers ever. David D even wrote a really good piece about Flair’s career, confidence and inspiration. Aside from that, we have articles about Fashawn’s new album (worth copping), a huge middle finger to Tyga, why the timing is right for Charles Hamilton to return, the Huff Post ruining Pimp My Ride, and more. Scroll down. The Story Behind Fashawn’s ‘The Ecology’: Fashawn is competing with Big Sean, Chris Brown & Tyga for your listen. Ex out the collaborative album, and give your attention… continue reading

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