May 11, 2015- Kendrick Lamar was recognized by the Calfornia State Senate as a “Generational Icon.” Such a great feat for a young man from Compton, was the undertone. But I see, such a great feat for a young African- American man. A musician, a poet and storyteller. Someone that has been able to uplight… Read More Mr. Lamar Accepting “Generational Icon” Honor VIDEO-I KNOW I CAN
The Life As Shay Report: Who is Latasha Harlins? Latasha Harlins was the 15-year-old girl whose name I’d heard in several Hip-Hop songs coming up…In particular, I remember hearing Tupac make reference to her as “Little Latasha” in his song Thugz Mansion. Surprising as it may be to some, my moms was a HUGE Tupac… Read More Who is Latasha Harlins?- In Tupac’s “Thugz Mansion”
The Life As Shay Report: How did I miss this guy? Buddy is a signee to Pharrell‘s “I Am Other” imprint and Pharrell is pretty hands on with his artist, producing majority of Buddy‘s mixtape, “Idle Time”…which drops TODAY! This guy is a young Compton rapper with a fresh out the water sound. When you… Read More NEW MUSIC: “Smoke Signals” Buddy ft. Miley Cyrus off IDLE TIME- GOLDEN
The Life As Shay Report: The past two days in LA have been rainy- surprisingly enough, as a May Baby, I LOVE THE RAIN! So today I want to throw it back to ONE OF MY MOST FAVORITE SONGS EEVVVEEEER, Tony! Toni! Tone’!‘s It Never Rains (in Southern California). I can listen to this song… Read More THROWBACK: IT NEVER RAINS (in Southern California) tony! toni! tone’!
The Life As Shay Report: — This could be a coincidence. Most likely it’s not. Hot off the trail of Jay Rock‘s Numbers on the Board Freestyle, I came across new music from fellow TDE Black Hippy member, AB SOUL. This Carson, California native is known for his intelligent metaphors and rhymes of higher thinking… Read More NEW: AB SOUL’S “DUB SAC”