DJ ‘Quarantinathon’ live music experience continues… because it has to

I chopped it up with my homie and business partner, Maurice “Moetown” Lee at the tail end of last week to discuss the latest idea he brought to life – The “Quarantinathon.”

The idea was born out of necessity. Music has always served as a means of healing when people are in need and now is one of those times. With that, Lee took it upon himself to organize a pool of DJs from across the country and the world, all of whom have agreed to spin for an hour at a time.

Check it out this week, every day, from 5pm to midnight. Listen to the entire interview below and if you happen to tune in and like what you hear, use that DJs Ca$h app handle and reward them for their service.

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13554147_1478400932.2623It takes a village to raise a child and that old adage couldn’t be truer for Colorado’s only Spelman College enrollee since 2015 – Nicole Dudley. A four-year AVID student, varsity POMS cheerleader and all around great kid, Nicole needs your help!

 Prior to being accepted and subsequently beginning her Freshman campaign, the lifetime academically advanced student was shorted thousands of dollars in financial aid. In order to remain at the prestigious Liberal Arts school, she needs a total of $9800 for her past due payment installment.

 Sadly, if that amount is not met by the end of Thanksgiving break, Nicole will be forced to move back to Colorado.   Read more

Kendrick’s TPAB Still Making Noise


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There seems to be a colony of culture critics going around bashing Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly, for favor of nothing in particular. My immediate take on it was that the noise makes for more publicity on an album that was released two seasons ago… For better or worse, if people are still talking about it and him, it’s a good thing. That old adage, “all publicity is good publicity” is ever appropriate.

Then a little initial disgust set in, but I had to be honest with myself: I didn’t listen to TPAB in its entirety until the weather broke. It was damn near summer. I just don’t listen to new hip hop like I used to. Don’t get me wrong. I listen to hip hop, just not these new cats. But Kendrick isn’t one of those. Not to me. In truth, I’ve been bumpin’ his shit since “Bitch I’m In The Club,” back in 2009. Read more

Bout Time For Blaine?

espnapi_dm_150527_nfl_cowherd_on_kaepernick_wmainI’m no football nerd, but I like the NFL – especially when the San Francisco 49ers are doing well. If you are a football fan, you know that isn’t the case right about now.

As a result, I’m a little detached from the game and then there’s hoop season, which always takes ahold of me this time of the year.

All that said, the 9ers being the laughing stock of the league right now, I had a feeling it would come to this. Even when Collin Kaepernick (I’ve been calling him Kraep for at least two years) was galloping up and down the field, flexing like there was no tomorrow, I didn’t believe in him. Read more

No Time Like The Present

It’s an old cliche, but couldn’t be truer… especially for me.

It’s the fourth quarter of 2015, I have a newborn, a six year old and a beautiful wife of nearly six years. I have everything to live for and a burning urge to fight. Negative forces be gone and positive ones unite!

I’ve come a long way and can only imagine how far we have to go and I have my family to thank for that. The pact now is about being nice, which for me, was a little more difficult than I imagined.

I have an attitude. I’m aggressive by nature and am quick to speak my mind. Anyone that knows me, knows that. That said, I promised my wife I would work on being a nicer person. She explained to me that I owe it to myself and my family; because walking around with an attitude, ready to snap on the next person for stepping on my foot and not saying “excuse me,” is played at this stage. Read more