There’s Something About Lebowski

There’s Something About Lebowski

I would be remiss if I let the year end, and I did not write about two great movies from 20 years ago. Although, I know by the time I turn in this article and it is published, it will be 2019. I saw one of these movies in the theater, and from that moment I […]

The Day the Fun Died?

The Day the Fun Died?

January 2, 2019. “Mean Gene” Okurland I woke up to the news that “Mean Gene” Okurland died. If you don’t know who that is, you never watched any WWF (now WWE) wrestling—and you definitely don’t remember the high-tension stakes that was WrestleMania III when the two titans of WWF, Hulk Hogan and André the Giant (formerly […]

On Wax Special: Top Five Albums, Artists, and Singles of 2018

On Wax Special: Top Five Albums, Artists, and Singles of 2018

Last year, 2018, was an interesting year for hip-hop with more ups and downs than one could count, and even in the low points, we still had a tremendous amount of highlights. Top Five Artists  Hiram: 5. Lil Wayne After many long years of waiting, Lil Wayne fans finally got the long-awaited album, Tha Carter […]

ON WAX: KODAK BLACK DROPS ‘DYING TO LIVE,’ RICO NASTY’S NEW SINGLE, & BIG K.R.I.T.’S ‘TRIFECTA’ RELEASES

ON WAX: KODAK BLACK DROPS ‘DYING TO LIVE,’ RICO NASTY’S NEW SINGLE, & BIG K.R.I.T.’S ‘TRIFECTA’ RELEASES

HIP-HOP RE-ENTERS THE COMIC BOOK WORLD With Black Panther released earlier this year, Marvel set up a great template for hip-hop soundtracks, and once again, Marvel delivers for Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. Although the Spider-Man soundtrack wasn’t curated by a team or label like Black Panther was, the Spider-Man soundtrack is still rather cohesive. The project features heavy hitters, like Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne […]

The Definitive ‘Rocky’ Ranking

The Definitive ‘Rocky’ Ranking

When Creed came out in 2015, people were initially unsure what to make of it. The story of Apollo Creed’s son who wants to get into boxing and seeks out Rocky Balboa to train him? It sounded like a cash grab. For me, Rocky Balboa was the only final word this franchise needed. The film Creed […]

Current Events and Movies: Pt. Two

Current Events and Movies: Pt. Two

The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow’r, And all that beauty, all that wealth e’er gave, Awaits alike th’inevitable hour. The paths of glory lead but to the grave. -“Elegy Written In a Country Churchyard” by Thomas Grey, 1751 We recently celebrated Veterans Day. On that same day, November 11th, we also celebrated the 100th […]

Current Events and Movies: Pt. One

Current Events and Movies: Pt. One

Earlier this month, President Donald J. Trump got upset at CNN’s Jim Acosta and pulled Acosta’s White House press pass—meaning Acosta is no longer welcome at the White House. White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, then released a doctored video that had been sped up in which it appeared that Acosta was delivering a judo […]

Fade Out: William Goldman

Fade Out: William Goldman

FADE IN: William Goldman is dead? Inconceivable! If you look William Goldman up on IMDb, the first five words of his mini bio are, “Screenwriter, novelist, playwright, non-fiction author.”  I think they could have just gone with one word: storyteller. William Goldman was the consummate writer. If you don’t know his name offhand, you definitely know […]

The Worst at Cowboys: A ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ War Journal

The Worst at Cowboys: A ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ War Journal

Red Dead Redemption 2 is the biggest entertainment release of the year. During its inaugural weekend, the game pulled in $725 million dollars—that’s more than Avengers: Infinity War by almost $500 million. It’s the biggest weekend launch of, well, basically anything ever. I am duty-bound as a pop culture writer to play it. It’s massive, detailed, and […]