Black Ink Crew Recap: Episode 7: Gossip On This 

When we last left the 9 Mag crew it was the fellas vs Kat. So that’s where we pick up in episode 7. Charmaine and Kat discuss the trip to NY and Kat is feeling some kinda of way about the way things went down. The fellas discuss the trip and Ryan still feels that Kat is disloyal.

Charmaine and Danielle chat and its revealed that Don made a pass at Charmaine the night the crew went to the club in NY, after all the bickering and back and forth they did. It’s also revealed that Don has sent some thirsty text messages to Charmaine. She claims to have thwarted his advances, but I’m not sure I believe her. Continue reading

Beanie Sigel Rips Meek Mill Apart On Tax Season Podcast

Philadelphia veteran Beanie Sigel has become the focus of the beef between Meek Mill and The Game after he alleged  that he helped Meek Mill write his diss track(Meek accussed Drake of having a ghostwriter previously) and was subsequently knocked out by Teefy Bey, a member of Meek’s Dreamchasers’s crew.

DJ Self was originally supposed to be the guest on Taxstone’s Taxseason Podcast, but Beanie Sigel showed up to tell his side of the story and give y’all #facts. The Broadstreet Bully was definitely in the building! Continue reading

Solange Announces New Album ‘A Seat At The Table’ and Tracklisting 

Kinfolk I need ‘A Seat At This Table’ NOW!

Sol-Angel AKA Solange Knowles has been hinting at new music via her website/instagram for a while now, and today we got our wish! The new album is titled ‘A Seat At The Table’ and I am f*cking estatic! This is Solange’s third full length album, the follow-up to Sol-Angel & The Hadley Street Dreams, which is still in heavy rotation. This album slaps follow her  ‘True’ EP  which was released independently. Continue reading

[Review]Hard II Love-Usher 

Kinfolk Urrrrrrrrsher Raymond dropped his new album Hard II Love. While Usher may be Hard II Love, this album is Hard To Listen II! The first single, No Limit, should have been my first indication that we were headed for trouble! Was the single catchy? Yes. Was it up-to-par for Usher? Nope! Then there was the talk of a remix with Master P, as if Young Thug was not enough of an assault to our ears and sensibilities. All of this to together let me know this album was doomed. Continue reading

Whut To Read!?!: Queen Sugar[Review]


Kinfolk! I am back again with another book!

So I am watching Mama O’s (Oprah) Own Network, and I see a commercial for a new series produced by Ava DuVernay and Oprah titled ‘Queen Sugar’. At the time I didn’t know the series was based on a novel, but of course I set my DVR to record it, because with the Ava and Oprah at the helm you can’t go wrong! When I discovered that series was based upon a book written by Natalie Baszile I figured why not read the book. I could compare and contrast the series with the book to see what they changed or left the same. Continue reading

Whut To Read!?!:Epiphany Forgive Me Lord For I Have Sinned[Review]

Kinfolk one of my New Years resolutions was to read to more. I must say that I have held true to that resolution. One of the first books I read this year was Andre’a T. Robinson’s debut novel, ‘Epiphany Forgive Me Lord For I Have Sinned’.

The book tells the story of Skylar, a beautiful and quiet natured girl who falls in love with CJ, a guy she thought was her one true love. Her fairytale life soon turns into a nightmare and Skylar must endure years of domestic abuse(verbal and physical). Continue reading

Five Things We Learned From ‘Jim & Chrissy:Vow Or Never’ Episode 1

Kinfolk! The reality tv gods have smiled down upon us! Jim Jones & Chrissy Lampkin have triumphantly returned to reality television! After falling out with Mona Scott-Young and leaving that dead-body ass show Love & Hip Hop New York(let’s face it they made the show)they are back with a new show on WeTv titled ‘Jim & Chrissy: Vow or Never’. Episode 1 premiered last night and did not disappoint. Let’s cover five things that we learned from episode 1: Continue reading

5 Observations From The MTV Video Music Awards 

Kinfolk I know I’m a day late and a dollar short, but you’ll deal! MTV’s Video Music Awards show has come and gone so I’m here to give you my top 5 Observations(I have more but won’t keep you too long) from the VMA’s

1. This Was The Blackest VMA’s I Have Seen

I guess MTV decided they wanted to take a page out of BET’s book and prove that #BlackLivesDoMatter. This had to the most black faces I have seen at VMA’s in years. From the red carpet corespondents to the host to the performers. Let’s talk about the hosts for one second. Key & Peele are funny on their show on Comedy Central show, or not! But I could have gone my whole life without them as hosts. Their jokes were corny, tired, and lame. They looked completely out of place DO BETTER MTV!  Continue reading

Say Whut Nah!?!:Broadway Dancer Marcus Bellamy Beats Boyfriend To Death And Confesses It On Facebook: ‘I Did It For Love’

Kinfolk! What The Entire Hell!?!

So I’m scrolling my timeline this morning upon waking up and I see a  disturbing story on the NY Daily News about Broadway dancer Marcus Bellamy. Now I used to follow Marcus’s YouTube channel(Walking Waters) a long time ago, but haven’t in many years.  Continue reading