90s #TBT / ANYTIME, ANYPLACE – Janet Jackson

I was introduced to this song through Kendrick Lamar's sample usage of it on Good Kidd Maad City's Poetic Justice. That's one of the reasons I love hip hop. Through sampling, it can introduce you to music that you may not have had the chance to experience otherwise. Janet Jackson is forever a queen, but this video showcases her at her prime. Take a look back and listen to this classic track.

issa trend – BAND TEES

Music merchandise has been a bit of a hot button topic lately, due to a couple Kardashians that got chewed out by the late rapper Biggie's mom for using his image without their permission.  If you want to peep some of the horrid t-shirt designs that they okay'd you can laugh at it right here and here. But, I'd rather not focus on the tacky. I have always loved a good band tee. As an awkward...

lil’ music review – BIG FISH THEORY / VINCE STAPLES

When I first peeped Long Beach rapper Vince Staples, I believe it was on Earl Sweatshirt's song Hive back in 2013. I messed with his flow, his tone/accent, his crazy lyrics, and that he radiated over all these good vibes from just lounging in the front seat of the car. Skip right to 2:55 in the vid to hear his verse. He just seemed like my kind of rapper, ya feel me? I've been following him like...