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A Thought

Quick takes on global cultural phenomena. Rants without research, casual observations, and more

A Thought: Ike Turner Punchlines Are Played Out

As long as bars are creative, we tend not to care when our favorite rappers say crude things to make a rhyme work. Claiming...

A Thought: Anime isn’t real, except on the Internet, and it’s driving me mad

When was the last time you saw something resembling Anime sold as a physical product in a store that could be walked into? Unless you...

A Thought: The BET Hip-Hop Awards Are Still In Middle School, But Have Potential

We all know hip-hop needs a legitimate alternative entity to the GRAMMYs to annually acknowledge and award the best of the best in the...

A Thought: Once Upon a Time in Reality

Know this: I speak of nothing in particular, but I address Americans as a whole. Growing up I was told that all good stories begin...

A Thought: Asian Americans Can’t Rock Out

Name one Asian American musician in a major scene or subgenre in American music. This prompt on its own warrants some pushback against what my...

A Thought: Drake’s Globetrotting is Advanced, You’re a Hater

When I'm passionate about a topic, I usually spend weeks on the research. I piece together interview clips, long-forgotten news updates, lyrics, and other...