JAMES CAMERON VS. TECHNOLOGY Volume 1

JAMES CAMERON VS. TECHNOLOGY Volume 1

James Cameron burst onto the scene in 1984 with The Terminator, and two years later in 1986 he released his second feature, ALIENS (to pretty much near-unanimous praise); thus Cameron had already begun a love/hate relationship with technology. As a storyteller and a director, he was well aware of the possibilities of technology, both as […]

Hip Hop And Politics

Hip Hop And Politics

Imagine a young Black boy in the early ’90s watching his idols tear the government down as an establishment that does not recognize his culture. Now, imagine the same Black boy in 2017 watching his idols permeate the structures of the government and attain power. Suddenly, his ideals have changed. An entire generation of Black […]

END OF AN ERA

END OF AN ERA

“You’re driving in a hurricane and you see three people at a bus stop. One is an old lady and she’s sick. One is your best friend and he saved your life. And the third is the lady of your dreams. Now check it out, you only have room for one in your car, which […]

All The Wrong Reasons

All The Wrong Reasons

I was watching the new Showtime series, White Famous, this past week and this line jumped out at me… “Diversity’s real important to me right now.” There’s something so funny about it. Though it’s spoken quite earnestly, the intent is very clear… Diversity is only important because that’s what networks and large conglomerates think the […]

DMX, Eminem and the Seven Gates Of Horrorcore

DMX, Eminem and the Seven Gates Of Horrorcore

“People were literally scared of my records. There have been so many rumors about me and my records. People got the first album, and they would just make up stories. They’d get into an accident and be like, ‘I got into an accident because I was playing that tape.’ It wasn’t like we helped ourselves […]

Touching Iverson

Touching Iverson

“My whole thing was, just being me. Now, you look around the NBA and all of them have tattoos, guys wearing cornrows. Now you see the police officers with the cornrows. I took a beating for those types of things.” -Allen Iverson It’s a hot day in September, New York’s frenetic energy is juiced by […]

A Story OF: Bloghaus

A Story OF: Bloghaus

To get myself in the mood to write about the impact of bloghaus on pop culture for a real-life magazine (SHOUTOUT CONTROL FOREVER)… On Saturday night August 5th, instead of schlepping out to HARD Summer to see the breakout superstars of the beloved musical era, I went to Echoplex to check out a $10 bloghaus-themed nostalgia […]

The Tom Petty Memories

The Tom Petty Memories

“My Tom Petty memory is ‘Breakdown’. Summers in Encinitas, my childhood home, with my brothers. Surfing at Moonlight beach with my dad.” -Ethan, 37 years old, Carlsbad CA. It’s alright if you love me It’s alright if you don’t I’m not afraid of you runnin’ away honey I get the feeling you won’t Tom Petty, both […]

The Kids Of Grime

The Kids Of Grime

“Everyone calls it hip hop, but we aren’t hip hop. Our records are always like “yeah that UK Hip Hop”, we are like grime music, its a completely different thing.” -Jelacee, Stooki Sound Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo, Jr. has made it. Last year he charted on the UK billboard top 10, wen’t #1 with […]