One door closes as another one opens…..

  
Things change. Things can get better or they can get worse. In the last year my life has improved in a variety of ways. I’m engaged, a home owner and a dad to a 3 year old lab collie cross called Tess. Things are kinda perfect. I’m content with my lot in life. I’m also proud of how things have progressed with my website/blog. The traffic has been great as has the feedback.

Overall I feel that I’ve achieved my goals. Doing something that I love has given me such wonderful rewards. The rewards have been the friendships all over the world I’ve made from this. Connecting with likeminded souls is enriching. I’ve tried to make sure the true essence of the culture was at the forefront of the work I’ve done from the videos posted, articles written and interviews conducted. Thank you to all those who’ve taken part. It’s meant the world to me. Those connections I’ve made have opened up doors for me to expand my horizons and challenge myself in different ways. So with a little sadness but with a sense of excitement for the year ahead I’m archiving/closing the site/blog for pastures new. It’s been on my mind for a few months now. I’ve known it was on the cards but wasn’t sure it was the right move but now I do. 

From January you’ll be able to find me at https://www.hiphopgods.com and http://rapstation.com thanks to my friend Baird. He’s been a big supporter of my work and an advocate for the direction I’m taking. I hope you can come with me on this next chapter in my evolution. One door closes as another one opens. 

Your Old Droog – “Off Top” Freestyle (Top Shelf Premium)

Your Old Droog came through the shop and blessed us with bars for “OFF TOP,” our brand new series of exclusive freestyles shot on VHS.

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#CivilTV: Dave East – Welcome To My Neighborhood

Dave East is the latest guest to appear on Karen Civil & Civil TV’s “Welcome To My Neighborhood” series. In the latest episode, Dave East takes us through his hometown of Harlem, NYC where he was born & raised. Talks spending time in Queens, working on his craft, signing to Nas’ Mass Appeal records & more.

Lloyd Banks – Halloween Havoc 2 (Free Mixtape Download)

Download Link : http://www.datpiff.com/pop-mixtape-do…

I forgot all about this when it dropped. Always been a fan of Lloyd Banks. In my opinion the dopest out of G-Unit. Click the link above to download if you dig what you hear.

Method Man – The Purple Tape feat. Raekwon, Inspectah Deck (Produced by J57)

My brother J57 has dropped a true and living banger right here for Meth and Co. Enjoy.

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Food Warriors: Ozone Park – Lefferts Boulevard (Richmond Hill)

They are back. Peep the info:

The station sign says Ozone Park, but the truth is we’ve landed in Richmond Hill, Queens. We’re way way out from Manhattan’s commercial districts and expensive real estate now, and that distance helps create this bustling immigrant neighborhood and protect it from encroachment.

The demographics here are a globe-spanning mix of the West and East Indies. Richmond Hill is called “Little Guyana” for the prevailing influence of that South American nation (a British colony until 1966), but the Caribbean islands (particularly Trinidad) and Indian subcontinent are in the mix as well.

The combination is literally delicious, and this area might be the richest for food options that we’ve seen so far. Trini Roti shops, Chinese-Guyanese hybrids, restaurants that sell clothes out front and do your taxes in the back. How are we ever going to leave this place?

Featuring Dallas Penn & Rafi Kam
Directed by Casimir Nozkowski
Shot by Jesse Brown
Edited by Bryan Galatis
Field Producer: Humu Yansane
Music: Aaron S. Brown http://aaronsbrown.com
Re-Recording Engineer: Tod Chapman

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What is a Food Warrior?
The Internets Celebrities have become the Food Warriors again for season two of their subterranean journey along NYC’s ‘A’ train line. Dallas and Rafi will again look to find the best places to eat when they exit the subway system, with the help of the people they encounter at that station. Democracy based dining done with the Internets Celebrities inimitable style. Come along for the ride…

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