Baby Girl Wanted To Be Just Like Him

Kobe Bryant always had this look throughout his legendary career. This look was centered around what he coined as the Mamba Mentality. This mentality, which some can argue as being an unorganized religion, required you to work harder than everyone else in the room and be relentless at all times in order to accomplish the ultimate goal. Mamba Mentality served Kobe well, as he won multiple championships, secured multiple ALL-NBA teams and All Star appearances and won two NBA Finals MVP’s and one regular season MVP. And oh, he dropped…

What’s in a Name? – Meeting Tayari Jones

“I’m going to name a character in my next book after you.” That’s what Tayari Jones said in conversation with me the first time we met. It was May of 2011 at the Fancy Hat Literary Luncheon, an event created and hosted by my Aunt Jennie in honor of Mama Francina’s G.U.I.L.D., our family book club. Tayari’s book Silver Sparrow was the selection for that year’s event and she was our surprise guest. She sat in the audience, quietly hidden behind a hat my aunt had given her that day…

Exclusive Interview: COVID-19 Pops Bottles at Afterparty with Gucci and Jeezy

By now, all of us are familar with the monumental Trap Verzuz that took place last night. And many are probably wondering what went down at the afterparty last night at the famous Atlanta nightclub, Compound, last night. Well, we had a chance to catch up with the infamous and evil COVID-19 aka Coronavirus aka Rona aka The Wuhan Bat Bully, and here is what he had to say about his experience popping bottles with Jeezy and Gucci at the Verzuz afterparty. BWNC: Glad you can join us. You still…

How Did Jeezy Win Trapper of the Year Four Times in a Row?

Let’s consider this.. Young Jeezy once stated he won Trapper of the Year four times in a row and no one looked into the the validity of that claim. But why? Was his apex that monumental, that no one considered questioning or probing into how one would win Trapper of the Year once, let alone four times, consecutively? What are the criteria’s/guidelines to determine such an achievement? What does the peer review process entail? Do they bring in dug users to test the product of the nominees before reaching a…

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

Ok, so check it… I am NOT your chick-flick, Hallmark, Lifetime movie-lover. I also HATE Christmas movies (I make exceptions for The Preacher’s Wife with Whitney and This Christmas). And even though I do like a good musical every now and again, I wasn’t aware that Jingle Jangle would have singing and dancing, so I went into the movie with no expectations. I figured it couldn’t be too bad with a stellar cast that included Phylicia Rashad, Forest Whitaker, Anika Noni Rose, and Keegan-Michael Key. Thirty minutes in I was…