May

30

Rest in Poetry Maya Angelou

Dear Maya Angelou, Thank you for blessing us with your presence, gifts, literary legacy, thoughts, resonating words and flavor. You are an amazing woman whose physical being and essence will truly be missed. Your spirit and soul touched so many people! I learned so much from you. I have no words. A true inspiration and […]

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Feb

04

Happy Birthday Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks is a hero. This woman changed American history and civil rights. Happy Born Day to the brave and fierce!  

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May

09

R.I.P. Malcolm Shabazz

Last night Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of Malcolm X, was killed in Mexico as he was being robbed in Tijauana. Prayers…

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May

03

Heroine & Cocaine…

With the death of Chris “Daddy Mac” Kelly fresh on the music world’s mind, I’ve got to wonder and ask, “What is up with the rise of drug references in urban music, namely heroine and cocaine?” It’s not confirmed, but word on the radio was that Kelly’s overdose was possibly a mixture of heroine and […]

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Apr

20

R.I.P. Guru

Today marks the anniversary of the legendary hip hop MC/Artist Keith Elam, aka GURU. I met Guru in New York a few times when I was working for the former MCA Records shooting/producing behind the scenes footage for The Roots. My experience of him was that he could definitely be a little brash and aggressive at […]

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Feb

07

Rest in Wind Paradise, Donald Byrd

http://youtu.be/1LKxEs0HewI Wind Parade – Donald Byrd R.I.P. to the late, great Donald Byrd. Byrd was an amazing artist and musician who left a jazzy legacy to be remembered and cherished. His contributions and impact on the music world and on hip hop will not be forgotten. This is one of my all time favorite samples […]

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Jul

06

! Feliz Cumpleanos Frida Khalo!

Frida Khalo: July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954 Happy Born Day to one of my favorite artists, Frida Khalo. This woman’s story resonates with me on a deep level because of her experience with struggle and personal excellence. Her significance and relevance is unmeasured as is her contribution to the arts. !Feliz Cumpleanos a la […]

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Jun

27

6/30 – Crooks & Castles Event

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Jun

18

RIP Rodney King

Sad news on Father’s Day, the infamous Rodney King passed away today.

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Jun

03

RIP Chris “Lewda” Natalio – Crooks & Castles

My heart sunk when I received news yesterday that a long time associate Chris Natalio passed away. Everyone called him “Lewda” and he was a true OG from the Crooks & Castles family. Chris helped start Crooks & Castles and was the marketing director for the brand. We all grew up going to the same parties and […]

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