Posts tagged "Team Bad Ass"

Why lighter skin is better than dark skin

Why lighter skin is better than dark skin
I saw a feature today on Afropunk that really pissed me off. In the feature named “Self-hate, beauty standards: how do we stop the madness?,” they posted the cover of Drum Magazine that features South African artist Mshoza. The cover boasts a before and after picture of Mshoza who is opening up to the magazine... Read more »

10 Bad Christmas Pictures That Nobody Should Ever See. Ever.

10 Bad Christmas Pictures That Nobody Should Ever See. Ever.
Last year, I wrote a blog called The Grinch Who Owned Christmas that was pretty freaking awesome, in my humble opinion. Now, in the spirit originality, I’m doing the exact same thing I did last year. Don’t worry, the music I create is far more creative than my blog ideas.     1. ‘Tis the... Read more »

Tax Evasion: Why Lauryn Hill is nothing but a common criminal

Tax Evasion: Why Lauryn Hill is nothing but a common criminal
What do actor Wesley Snipes, Country singer Willie Nelson, Baseball star Darryl Strawberry, and hip hop icon Lauryn Hill have in common? They’re all common criminals. Because tax evasion is hella illegal. Today, Complex .com reported: “Earlier this month, Lauryn Hill explained why she went three years without paying taxes. Instead of going along with... Read more »
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The super cool thing that Nike did for me

The super cool thing that Nike did for me
When it comes to my wardrobe, I’m not really into name brands. I buy what I like, whether it costs $5 or $500. However, I do support brands who support causes that I believe in, especially when it directly benefits people who are close to me. That’s why I totally love Nike now. In April,... Read more »

Family First: Why I suddenly cleared my schedule and left town

Family First: Why I suddenly cleared my schedule and left town
(Connie McKendrick of Scotland showing love to my lil bro.) When I woke up yesterday morning I had a big day planned. I was going to work on music for my album that I am releasing this summer, make plans to rehearse with my DJ for my show at Berlin Nightclub on May 24th, plan... Read more »

I'm a writer for a major publication now. Ain't that bad ass?

I'm a writer for a major publication now. Ain't that bad ass?
Most indie artists would kill to have a write-up about them featured in a popular newspaper. Now, I’m an indie artist who will be having my own writing featured in one. Sweeeeeeeet! RedEye is a major publication in Chicago that covers pop culture, sports, and anything else current & newsworthy. Since the paper was launched... Read more »
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The FlyWheel 5 Ride challenge: I already look better naked...and now my friends will, too!

The FlyWheel 5 Ride challenge: I already look better naked...and now my friends will, too!
I am currently working on a new album that I plan to release this summer. That means I have to get off of my hedonistic ass and exercise so that I can be in tip-top shape for shows, videos, and other half-naked summertime foolishness. Poor me. A few days ago  I wrote about FlyWheel, the... Read more »

If you (or someone you know) is a producer, I have an opportunity for you

If you (or someone you know) is a producer, I have an opportunity for you
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ACAPELLA AND SUBMISSION GUIDELINES. In 2006 I wrote a song called Lies Girls Tell. I didn’t know how to produce beats (I didn’t learn ’til 2008,) so the song sat around in my notebook until I received an instrumental that fit it well. After I recorded the song I ran... Read more »

KONY 2012: The movement that NONE OF US can afford to ignore anymore

KONY 2012: The movement that NONE OF US can afford to ignore anymore
If you had the power to make the world a better place… would you do it? Guess what? You do have power. It’s an election year. I have a pretty active Facebook Fan page. I use it to discuss my songs, to share my music videos, and to display images of funny/crazy/terrible things for the... Read more »
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Interview- Turquoise Jeep: Behind the Smang

Interview- Turquoise Jeep: Behind the Smang
Anybody who is a devout Youtuber has heard of Turquoise Jeep. They are a group of guys who have become known worldwide for making hilarious videos for their undeniably catchy songs (if you haven’t AT LEAST seen Smang It then you’re super late, try to keep up!) With almost 20 million views of their videos,... Read more »