Jay Z is Not Here to Save Anybody (4:44 review)

“We don't have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.” ― Howard Zinn In no other community is it the expectation that athletes and entertainers save people. Like there are not people, systems, and governments (that we pay through our taxes) that are supposed to working for/with us, but are actively working against us.  But people are quick to throw people like Jay Z under a

Dukes Up Video [PV]!!

UPDATE: Check the video out above! Looking forward to the new video (featuring a verse from yours truly) with the homie Crazy T for his new album produced by Arkutec, The Felt Presence of Direct Experience, dropping 8/2.  We have been homies since the Guy on the Couch/Public Radio days, so the fact that we are both still rapping and also in Japan at the same time is fate. We have made a few joints in the past (check below), but this is by far one of our best collaborations.  Will update this p

Live in Hangzhou, China

Headed back to China this weekend with Nomak for a show in Hengzhou. Check out video from out show last year in Shanghai below. Always a great time!!

'I Don't Want You to Get Shooted': A Perspective From an Expat

This conversation from the article above is a similar one I had with my own daughter (who was a similar age) when we were walking pass police in San Francisco a little over 2 years ago. She was just finishing up with her Soccer practice and we were walking back to the car like always. There were a group of officers just chilling by the entrance talking. Now as I am with my daughter in a public park, I am totally oblivious to whatever it is that is going on outside of the bubble that is Maya and

This ones for you...(Lyrics)

If you ever been fan This ones for you... For my queens, and my mans This ones for you... Taking care, making plans This ones for you, this ones for you, (Hey!)  this ones for you See them dreams come true, This ones for you... Be good to ya crew, This ones for you... For those who paid dues, This ones for you, this ones for you, (Hey!) this ones for you... Before the mic, before the lights, before the rap names, Before the first 16, and the taste of some fame, Probably bought my first tape, or