DMX once performed in front of the Whole MF Planet Earth

Referring to DMX in the past tense is going to hurt for a while. Here this person was. Sort of an enigma. Who blessed us with his music, his presence, his aura, his slight ignorance and his absolute brilliance. Earl “DMX” Simmons was an icon, who brought this New York City gritty reality to the mainstream with this hyper sonically aggressive flow that could bring even the drunkest person back to life in a club. DMX was also haunted by demons. Demons that were either inactively ignored or actively punished…

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…

The Menace to Black Virtuosity: Politicizing and “Urbanization” of Music Genres

On April 23rd, 2016, Beyoncé dropped her sixth studio album LEMONADE. The world stopped again as she continued with including strong and gritty visuals for hard hitting songs; but, there was a certain stillness in the air about how to define the album. While some turned to calling LEMONADE R&B, including the Grammys Recording Academy, others were puzzled as the project touched on different genres. Beyoncé gave us a taste of an artist’s ability to bounce from genre to genre on each song. She gave us smooth R&B with “Pray…

DJ TLewis, The World’s Greatest DJ! You Mad?

This episode was personal for so many reasons but this one was for the city. JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI. I was asked why I wasn’t promoting that he was Young Money’s Own Lil Wayne’s DJ and I thought about doing it. Sure, that would’ve gathered more attention, maybe, maybe not. It was important to give the man his flowers while he is here, without attaching him to anyone else. Let’s be real, it ain’t easy coming from Mississippi and reaching the top. T. Lewis is a self made brand and that should…