In Memoriam | Joe Cocker, The Sheffield Soul Shouter | 1944 – 2014

When I heard that John Robert Cocker p/k/a “Joe Cocker” passed away two days before Christmas, my heart broke a little. Continue reading

Mistah F.A.B. on Sway In The Morning: The Best Freestyle of 2013?

The first time I ever heard of Mistah F.A.B. was while I was working on Snoop‘s ninth solo album Ego Trippin’. Snoop recorded a song called “Life of da Party” featuring Too Short and Mistah F.A.B. It was a hot single, due in large part to the stellar features,  even making it onto some of Billboard’s charts.

A buddy of mine forwarded me a link (on 8/29/13) of Mistah F.A.B.’s freestyle on the radio show “Sway in the Morning”.  He absolutely killed it. The freestyle also seemed to come genuinely off the dome as Sway even threw out topics during the freestyle  for the rapper to ruminate on. Mistah F.A.B. didn’t miss a beat. He killed it.

To me, this is what hip hop is about. A true M.C. does what Mistah F.A.B. did. He’s definitely set the bar high for the rest of the year.  I doubt we’ll be hearing any other rappers freestyle in the immediate future. There’s really no way you can compete with this.

I hope you enjoy this as much as me.

21 Songs for the Heartbroken

Now, it’s not like someone broke my heart recently or anything, but I know that for some (myself included) listening to sad love songs after you’ve had your heart torn out of your chest by someone can often times be therapeutic … This post has been moved to the site. Head on over by CLICKING HERE! Continue reading