Public Exposure Is Costly

Well, well…whaddaya know? Look at me: actually making use out of this Planned Non-Operational vehicle that is Earth Tones. It’s always a while between these, but meanwhile I’ve been furiously soapboxing my sub-100 circle of Facebook friends with colorful status… Continue Reading →

Reports of My Demise Were Somewhat Accurate

Hi, welcome! I’m so glad you could make it; feel free to browse around and… Look, chances are this is your first time to the site. There’s been a lot of waffly posting consistency on my part since 2008, and… Continue Reading →

Where Were YOU The Day Hip-Hop Tried?

Is it too early to mourn? Is it too late to ride? Everybody seems to be asking the question, “Where is Hip-Hop when we need it the most, to speak for us in our time of need?” Well…this is almost a… Continue Reading →

A ‘Little’ Perspective

A ‘Little’ Perspective When thinking about all of the problems of the world, and even just the problems of my own personal life, I like to have perspective. It gives me a sense of peace and harmony that’s hard to… Continue Reading →

Hype Train: NBA 2K15 – Yakkem Trailer

I would preorder this, but I’ve gotten out of the habit of pre-ordering things because it’s too committal for me. (Source: youtube)

Mic Row Blog: To Be ‘Somebody’

Mic Row Blog: To Be ‘Somebody’ I came across a Twitter thread today that reminded me of this vindictive tendency people have to qualify one person’s value by stepping on others’ perceived value. Essentially, they defend one person being criticized… Continue Reading →

Why Is Underground Rap Still Underground?

The following is a very unfortunate snippet of a blog post that, back when I was shifting my posts to Tumblr for some ungodly reason, didn’t make it across the middle passage. Too soon? But anyway, my apologies; I’m not… Continue Reading →

nockFORCE: The Reader

I loved NockForce back in the day. It was so raw, but so good. Props to Ian & Jim – they’ve both made a lot of career progress since these videos. (Source: youtube)

Space Dandy: QT’s Voice – Noice

I haven’t watched Space Dandy yet…but something tells me the only thing I’d watch for is to hear QT’s voice. Auto-Tune does have a place…just not in music. (Source: youtube)

Dope Art: hoodmage

Now, see…when I see something like this, it makes me not want to ever pick up a pencil again. You win. You’re the bodybuilder at the gym that Kevin Hart talks about.

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