Yung Lafayette, tho.
I know, I know. Another Black Thought video. But seriously watch. WATCH. (Also, the latter section of this verse — “I refuse to ever lose or throw my shot away” — has to be from his forthcoming appearance on the Hamilton remix album, right?)
Our second annual Valentine’s Day episode! Ko and Gene hear stories of a woman who survives a disastrous Tinder date with a superstar athlete, a young man whose shoe fails him at inopportune time, and woman who finds exactly the man of her dreams, thanks to a fortune-teller. (Sorta.) Some salty language.
Sophina DeJesus just broke the Internet: Her tumbling runs were spot on, but the moments in between are the main reason a Facebook videoof her routine has been shared more than 400,000 times. DeJesus set aside those normally staid moments in between the tumbling to whip, nae nae, hit the quan and perform other hip-hop Read More
I headed down to Charleston over the holiday break just to get away for a bit. The houses downtown were old and huge and stunning, the former mansions of statesmen and powerful merchants. My girlfriend and I stayed in an inn on a sprawling plot of land on the edge of the city that spent the first Read More
There was a stretch there from the early ’90s to the mid-aughts where Missy Elliot’s fingerprints were on everything that came out of your speakers, to the point that you could almost take her ear for [fire emoji] hooks and her singular oddball vision for granted. Then she went away on an extended (and well-earned) Read More
We were originally planning to have Deadspin’s Greg Howard on the podcast to talk about race and sports journalism — with our peg being the series of articles he wrote about the woes of The Undefeated, the troubled, much-delayed race, culture and sports site from ESPN helmed by Jason Whitlock. Whitlock had been one of Read More
Thought my Hamilton spiral was over, my thirst slaked. Then this damn cast does a cipher (LMM: ‘Hamilton’ is a monument to hip-hop/mix ’em up a big pot/Raekwon, Doc Dre, Em, Jay, Black Thought/mix ’em up in a big wok/Woo! I better back up that big talk…) and they bring out my favorite fucking MC? Read More
After reading the homie Frannie Kelley’s glowing review of the original cast soundtrack for Hamilton, the much-hyped hip-hop-meets-American-history musical by the newly minted genius Lin-Manuel Miranda, I decided to give it a listen. Sigh. So over the last few days, I have been banging this in the crib loudly — like, really, really loudly — and Read More
A few years back, I was walking down 16th Street in Philly with Tracy when I nudged her to walk with me to my old elementary school on Lombard Street. It was still there, looking all austere and gray-brown like any proper century-old Philadelphia public school building. It seemed much smaller now that I was grown. But that’s Read More