Splitting The Crowd

Splitting The Crowd

I stood on the sidewalk in front of SOB’s, smoking a cigarette as I waited patiently for the sprinter to arrive. Havoc was performing that night, and although I wasn’t sure if this was a “Mobb Deep” show, or a special guest performance, I used this opportunity to exercise privilege,…

Come What May

Come What May

For someone to have done what I have done with my life, it would shock some to know that I value my privacy very much. There are things that I share, and things that I don’t share, and that’s my right. But with everything in my life happening at once,…

My Deal With The Devil

My Deal With The Devil

I could feel the cool touch of the night breeze. The scent reminded me of a time gone by, of the young boy with boundless dreams who once called this place home. My daughter had whispered in my ear earlier, her voice filled with both hope and concern, “Be brave,…

Sober Not Mature

Sober Not Mature

The crackling static of the line was the only sound in my quiet living room, humming like a hive of anticipation, mirroring the nervous energy that consumed me. It reminded me of the jittery excitement before hitting the ‘go live’ button on the Bud and Roach Show, when my heartbeat…

The Vocal Warmup

The Vocal Warmup

Smoke billowed around me as I stood outside my building, cigarette in hand. The crisp morning air was a welcome contrast to the stifling stress that had been building up inside me. I couldn’t help but feel overwhelmed by the blog I had been working on; it was as if…

That Shit Blowing Mine

That Shit Blowing Mine

As I logged into my Facebook account last night, I felt a sudden urge to express my gratitude towards the people who have been with me throughout this rollercoaster of a journey. I noticed that the demographics following me on Instagram were vastly different from those on Facebook. While most…

18 Holes And The Chip In

18 Holes And The Chip In

It all began when I was a young boy. My parents had just gotten divorced, and my father moved to Atlantic City. As tough as those times were, I always cherished our visits. We established a routine that brought us closer, and on every trip, we’d head over to Ocean…

Miseria Cantare

Miseria Cantare

The closer I got to the launch of Dominate The Globe, the more anxiety I felt building up inside me. It felt like the weight of the world was on my shoulders, my heart pounding in my chest like a drumbeat to a chaotic song. I’d have to take breaks…

The Future Is On Fire

The Future Is On Fire

It started to feel like therapy. The moments I spent writing about my life had begun to take the shape of a chaise lounge, and I found myself in tears more often than not. Just weeks away from launching Dominate The Globe, the story of my life and journey through…

She Loves Battle Rap

She Loves Battle Rap

It had felt like a moment of divine intervention. I sat alone in my dimly lit room, with a heavy heart and a clouded mind, desperately trying to find solace as I relived the memories of my journey with Nicole. My fingers hesitated over the keyboard, scrolling through her Facebook…