• Hip Hop

    Lifting My Mind in the New Year

    It’s always cool to kick off the new year with some fresh music. It’s even better when it’s some local boys! Lifted Mindz are a five man, hip hop crew that I first heard during a break of the Orange…

  • Hip Hop

    Q-Tip’s “Barely In Love”

    Well, shame on me for not listening to this album when it came out September. 2009. It’s teeming with life. Live instrumentation; a funky, soulful, jazzy laid back vibe (it is Q-Tip, after all, who perfected “laid back” hip-hop twenty…

  • Hip Hop

    But My Good Friends Is All I Need

    For the past few years, I have received many comments which basically come down to one central theme: It’s about time I started acting my age. I am 42 years old. But even when I was in my late thirties,…

  • Funk,  Hip Hop,  Ick's Pick

    Ick’s Pick: En’ A-Free-Ka

    Unpredictable. Otherworldy. Fuunnky. Indescribable. The new album from Shafiq Husayn is blowing my mind. En’ A-Free-Ka is an hour long journey through strange sounds, funky Parliament-arian grooves, futuristic hip-hop soundscapes. Seriously, when I listen to this album, it feels like…

  • Hip Hop,  Video

    Wu-Tang is for the Children!

    It’s undeniable that Wu-Tang Clan are one of the most influential crews in hip-hop history, but trust me you’ve not seen them like this before. It may be LEGO® but it’s still raw so despite what O.D.B. thought you may…

  • Hip Hop,  Rock

    Motivation

    So I’m in the early stages of getting back in the gym groove. With all this dying in the celebrity world lately, and all this talk about failing hearts, it was time to drag my sorry ass back into some…