Travelogue: Day 2 in D.C. / ON THE WIRE: E. Oks “Back Up, Black Out”

Yesterday, I spent a total of 12 hours listening to Oks’ tape to determine my objective view on this body of work. From the 13 tracks, I’ve picked 8 that I feel are the most exceptional and representative of his aesthetic, flow, craft, reason, epistemology, and overall character as an artist and creative human being. This was a tough analysis, but here are my final thoughts.

“Art into Music,” A Curation By Elizabeth Ferrer @ Bric Media House 2/19/2014

Last night, Black Congolese journeyed into the burrows of Brooklyn to join BRIC Media House in their grand opening reception of their latest curated gallery, “Art Into Music,” featuring incredible artists from Dread Scott to Ward Shelley. Guest writer, RGB V CMYK, accompanied me and took field notes of the evening. Enjoy.

Studio Session w/ Donna Lewis @ Sounds Music Group 2/12/2014

The DMV is finally establishing itself as a promise land for new age artists to forge a path in the evolving sound of music this year. To retrace the track record of Mid-Atlantic Rap, we begin with Wale and his debut album, Attention Deficit, his freshman feature on “No Hands,” and signing onto the Teflon…

240 Oz

I will never forget the day you told me that I reminded you of a sunset on the dawn of salvation, Climbing and scaling the multiverse, carving out oceans on moons and black beaches on coasts that didn’t exist yet, “Who are you??”, I would laugh in mild satisfaction and wonder, as we held hands,…