Month: October 2016

Tim Tebow, Dream Chaser

View this post on Instagram Tim Tebow on living out his dreams…respect! 👊🏼🙌🏻👌🏼 A post shared by First Take (@firsttake) on Oct 25, 2016 at 7:50am PDT Are you going for your dreams? I always appreciated Tim, but just became a true fan from this clip.

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Flowers From Soft Glas

    Here’s an opportunity to be early on someone. Soft Glas just released his Late Bloom album. And it’s gorgeous. I use that descriptor specifically because it’s too thoughtful and developed to use a lighter one.   Full disclosure: Joao “Soft Glas” Gonzalez is a buddy of mine. He was the photographer and second […]

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Making Music for Power Man

  Like many, many people, I’m watching Luke Cage on Netflix. I could write a bit about how timely a series about a bulletproof Black hero is, but I don’t feel like stating the obvious today. What I will say, however, is how much I’m enjoying Marvel’s latest streaming blockbuster from a musical standpoint. More […]

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Bruno Mars’ Pop Gold

Bruno Mars does pop music so well. A lot of acts fail because their music’s solely made with the intention that people like. So it ends up feeling contrived, cookie-cutter, or formulaic. Where’s the flavor? Bruno’s “24K Magic” is special  because it’s firmly rooted in something real, fun, and pure. There’s west coast funk, Hip-Hop, […]

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Solange and the Sounds of Blackness

  Master P’s commentary is spread throughout Solange’s A Seat at the Table album. “If you don’t understand us and understand what we’ve been through,” the entrepreneur and No Limit general proclaims at the set’s halfway mark, “then you probably wouldn’t understand what this moment is about.” Table is Solange’s moment to happily be exclusionary, […]

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