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Toure
Brooklyn
Writer, TV Host, Husband, Dad
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Jay-Z’s verse on No Church In the Wild is one of the most interesting on Watch the Throne as it combines religion, spirituality, and philosophy. I tried to unpack most of what I heard but I’m sure there’s things I’m missing. It’s a deep verse. (Again, my point system is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2011 at Infinite Juice
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In the intro Jus Blaze says “In the hearing against The State of Hiphop vs Jay Electronica.” Thus Exhibit C is the third and final exhibit or argument but what is the charge? Is it do you belong in hiphop? Is it do you deserve to be in the game?... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2011 at Infinite Juice
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KRS-One once told me hiphop songs are like confidence sandwiches. You put them in your mouth (and repeat the lyrics) and they make you feel the confidence of the MC. Much of hiphop is about bragging, either saying I'm so ill with these lyrics or I'm so tough on the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2011 at Infinite Juice
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The Casey Anthony case continues to fascinate me. It's not over. There will be more chapters. Will they be pretty? I've been following Casey on Twitter and she seems defensive, angry, extremely self-centered and probably unable to get out of her own way. Here's my video essay from MSNBC that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2011 at Infinite Juice
When you experience the most humiliating moment of your life and you're a writer, you write about it. You push your public self aside in favor of your writer self. You sacrifice face in order to gain as a writer. Because your life is lived in order to gain experience... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2011 at Infinite Juice
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For years Chappellologists have talked about Dave’s secret shows, the pop-up appearances. “Did you hear about the one in San Francisco that lasted six hours?” “He did a set in Tokyo?” “I heard he did a 5 a.m. show in Chicago.” We dream of catching a Chappelle stand-up performance because... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2011 at Infinite Juice
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