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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The 7 Hour Mp3 Mixtape by DjayTiger

Enjoy these special Mp3 - 7 hour mixtapes! Volume 1 features classic 90's RNB songs from artists like Jeff Redd, SWV, Total, and Montell Jordan. Volume 2 features some of the best slow jams from artists like Jodeci, Maxwell, Teddy Pendergrass, and Guy. Volume 3 features that 80's barbeque old school music feat Maze & Frankie Beverly, Rick James, MJ, and some classic House music songs such as Hot Music and Follow Me. Volume 4 features the best in classic Hip Hop from artists such as Rakim, LL Cool J, Jungle Brothers and many many more! A small donation of $5 (for administrative and technical purposes) for each volume will get you the download link of this once in a lifetime collection!









Volume 1 Track list (click to enlarge)

Volume 2 Track list
Volume 3 Track list

Volume 4 Track list 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

I'm Backkkkkkk!!!!!/The Phantom

It's been a minute since I have written anything. I got real caught up with school, work, family, and a relationship. I feel like I missed out on so much as 2013 came to a close. I  started co-hosting an awesome Underground hip-hop radio show, on, known as DourHour Radio. I was really upset to have to put these two aside. The blog and the show were important to me. I was heartbroken to have to fall back from it.I had so much going on and so little time. This semester I decided to slow it down a bit. While I will be taking more classes, I also promise I will make time for things that are important to me.

Today I am not going to post one of my witty articles many of you have grown to love, but a little glimpse into my psyche. This little story has to do with a relationship that had a huge impact on my life. I know a lot of times we do not like to admit that we let someone have such power over us, but as you all know, I am not afraid to go there. It might even be therapeutic for me to let you guys read it.

so here it goes and remember all isn't fair in love and war...         

I hate these dreams. The ones you wake up from that feel so real. The ones that you know are memories that lay hidden in the recesses of my mind; they are reminders of the phantom pieces of my heart. The part that got lost when they walked away. I hate these dreams they make me feel sideways. In them I am lost in the desires of my heart. I come to realizing that it was all imagined. We didn’t just have a stroll in the park. We didn’t just laugh until our cheeks hurt. You did not just kiss me tenderly as I feel asleep in your arms and tell me you love me.  I woke up to empty arms and a cold bed. You were never there you haven’t been there for years.

I try frantically to fall asleep again. Hoping maybe I can will that dream to come back, so I can have you again for a moment longer. The ghost of you in my dreams is all I have left now.  You are gone. I know that every time I wake from them. The wake up hurts as much as the break-up.

The wake up reminds me of why you left. I can hear you voice so clearly. “ I am not happy, being with you does not make me happy,” I know that it’s true. I saw it in your eyes months before you even uttered those words. It still did not stop me from saying, “I thought you loved me and you said you were never going to leave me and you were always going to be there for me.”  With no emotion at all you say, “When was the last time I said those things?” It is not really a question but a command from you to me. A command that forces me to rack my brain and realize that was months ago before your eyes showed me something different.

No matter where I run.  From arm to arm, state-to-state, and continent-to-continent, I can’t escape these dreams. I can’t escape the memory of you. It’s like Kanye said “In my past, you on the other side of the glass of my memory's museum,” All you are now is a relic. A piece of my history hidden behind the glass wall of my memories I can no longer touch you but, you have left an indelible mark on me.  You have become immortalized in my dreams. You are the Phantom.

* Note to readers this piece is best read listening to the song “Sideways” by Citizens Cope*

Tuesday, October 15, 2013



Monday, September 30, 2013

Iconic New York hip-hop film, 'Wild Style,' celebrated on 30th anniversary

Director Charlie Ahearn's tale of a graffiti artist's quest is a snapshot to a former age - and gets its due with a 2013 screening.

Thirty years ago, of course, New York had a whole different energy.
The opportunity to experience that era again is merely one reason "Wild Style," the 1983 hip-hop verite-drama celebrating its 30th anniversary this week at IFC, is a must-see.
"It was a portrait of people I thought were spearheading a whole new movement that was going on," says "Wild Style" director Charlie Ahearn.
"These guys in the Bronx had developed hip-hop into a language. It was like making a big art movie populated by all these creative individuals."
The film holds a place in history for being the first representation on film of New York's hip-hop scene. In it, a graffiti artist named Raymond (Lee Quinones) who, under the pseudonym "Zoro," traverses the city - especially the South Bronx - spray-paining subway cars (stationary targets are too easy for him).
He avoids the cops, romances a girl (Sandra Fabara) and hits big when he tags the background for a major "underground" rap competition outside an abandoned downtown theater.
Among the famous faces in the film are Fab 5 Freddy, Grandmaster Flash and Busy Bee.

The IFC Center is located at 323 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10014 For tickets and information go to or call 212-924-7771

Thursday, September 12, 2013


Thursday, August 15, 2013


Wow. 25 cents to get in!

Thursday, July 4, 2013


Fuck the Radio

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Crossroads (Girls Love Beyonce - Drake feat. James Fauntleroy)

A few days ago someone sent me this song.  It was like someone smacked me in the face. I am not a huge Drake fan, but sometimes he puts out a track that truly resonates with me. This song made me think about how much I have changed mentally in the last year. I'm sure my friends and family will say I am still the same girl. In my mind, that's where the problem lies. I am not a girl anymore I am woman. I have evolved. Right now I feel as if I am at some kind of crossroads.

I think it's hard for people to rationalize this idea of me a as a woman. It is hard for me to rationalize it. This may have something to do with my age. Someone said to me recently 25 is a confusing age. You are in the middle of young adult and full adult. You still want to party all night but, know you have to clock into work at 9 am. You can no longer spend all your money on popping bottles, because you now have to decide whether your going to start your 401K or a an IRA, if not both. You realize you can't just play the field forever you actually need someone to help you build your empire. Yet most of us are just thinking at 25. Taking baby steps towards maturity because we cannot seem to let the freedom from our youth go. As a matter of fact we are in revolt of letting it go. I do want to hold on to it a little longer I am ashamed to say it. Especially since I am a mother of two, I have a degree, and I work in the corporate office of a well known company.

As of today there are only 30 days left of being 25. I realize I need to use these next few years to make myself a noteworthy person. It's time to make myself a brand and build and empire. I know exactly who I want to be I just don't know how to get there. I took a baby step into law school and then I left. I decided to take a year off. I need to use this year to set the stage for the rest of my life. My initial idea was to just come home and party, but as soon as I got home I went into the shadows. I just focused on getting a job and getting in shape. Once I felt I was in a comfortable place, I started hitting my friends up to revive me. They have all helped me get my motivation back one way or another. I also started making some new friends. People that inspire me and speak life into me. They are little older and definitely wiser.  I also spend a lot more time at home underneath my mom and dad. To some that may be strange, but I feel as if there are things I need to learn from the right now. I have also been trying to find my spirituality. I was raised in the church, but I need to make firm decision on what I really believe. I also would not mind meeting someone to walk the rest of this journey with, trust me another warm body is great to have on a cold night.... I mean that metaphorically by the way!

If you listened to the song, and wondered how it led to me writing an article on life I'll explain. Drake is talking about a woman and we all know life is a bitch! On a serious note though, there is nothing more inspiring then hearing a person in your peer group express what you are going through. He talks about growing up in this song.  He expresses his fear of commitment in relationships, reminisces about the fun of his youth, and talks about how it is time change his thinking. Also the girl he is having the conversation with sounds like the one I used to be. As 25 comes to a close It's time for me to leave that girl behind and become The woman of my dreams.

Time for me to go...Enjoy the track and remember... All isn't fair in love and war!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

True Skool: Block Party Displays Hip-Hop in Its Most Pure and Honest Form

Source : LifeAfterHate.Org
Author :  DaRaven

Hip-Hop has become an almost universal language in popular culture of today. It has become not only a cultural but also a corporate superpower influencing the values, mentalities, and lives of all people who may listen to a rapper, or take part in a break dance battle. You can’t turn anywhere nor go anywhere without Hip-Hop and Rap’s seemingly hypnotic influence. Of course in our society, we have constantly seen Rap and Hip-Hop come under fire for its stereotypes, violent images, misogyny, and accused lawlessness that seems to overshadow Hip-Hop’s intentional and original goal of being a voice for a people. As most radio stations and even people pass me every day, you can hear those very subjects and images being blasted out of their cars reinforced by such rap artists as Lil Wayne, Drake, and Big Sean. It leaves many critics of the culture to pose the question, “Is this what Hip-Hop stands for?” In truth it’s an unfair question, and more daunting is the same critic’s hesitation to see all facets of a culture once as obscure as it is now popular.
But can Hip-Hop regain its original title of being a social force for impoverished people and a highlight of good times and brighter days ahead? How can Hip-Hop elude the negative criticisms that have plagued the musical genre since the early 90’s and beyond? If you were in......Read the rest of this article HERE


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