Tribal Paint

Most of these images are created by the amazing Nigerian brother, Laolu Senbanjo. His work is so dope. Regardless, I love tribal paint. It is commanding and against the grain. It invokes the energy of powerful African warriors, tribeswomen and tribesmen and the creativity and adaptability of Diasporans across the globe. Decorative, intriguing, and downright … Continue reading Tribal Paint

The Groundshaker – Grace Jones

I was obsessed with Grace Jones in the 80's, particularly after watching A View to a Kill and Conan the Destroyer. BUT, living in a Bible belt world I began to actually look down on her art and freedom - which at the time was labeled everything from a whore, to irresponsible, to a sell-out. … Continue reading The Groundshaker – Grace Jones

Badoula

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAnWChAVd0k Delightful Read with a Soundtrack...   Dangerous Queen... Making music, mistakes, and babies. Listening, learning, reading, writing. Exciting every brotha in her gaze, dumbfounded and twisted in her maze. She is fire and desire, burning the souls of cash money makers and rhyme slayers alike. Intellectuals and sell-outs. They all love this culture crooner, exemplifying … Continue reading Badoula