Throwback Thursday- REAGAN by Killer Mike

I want to slap cats who try to act like Killer Mike is getting a free ride on the RTJ train (you know who tf you are).  Killer Mike is one cat who ALWAYS keeps it 100% ...  
Exhibit A: Here's the video for REAGAN.

"I'm the sonic representation of dark matter. Any space I rock is where the meteors and stars gather..." -Sa-Roc

I can't stress this enough: Hip hop is still producing incredible music.  While y'all paying undue attention to wack emcees, Sa-Roc and frequent producing partner Sol Messiah are over here dropping dope rhymes in my feed again...

"You can choose to say 'Good morning, God' or 'Good God, morning'!" #NowPlaying BLAZING ARROW by Blackalicious

album cover BLAZING ARROW by Blackalicious
Everybody knows BLAZING ARROW by Blackalicious is my second favorite album of all time.  I ran into it on Sunday, and consequently spent the whole day with it on repeat.

PENCIL to PENCIL- Jamar and Mike interview JG JONES

Jamar Nicholas and Mike Manley returned with their inside comics podcast PENCIL TO PENCIL, and Wednesday they were joined by the mighty JG JONES!

A couple new Tobe Nwigwe jawns...

Tobe Nwigwe, Fat, and Ivory
It's been a minute since I posted any Tobe Nwigwe music, but he's still probably my favorite emcee right now.  So here's a couple of his new videos...

Rob Liu-Trujillo Reads from his book FURQUAN'S FIRST FLAT TOP!

Children's book author, illustrator, and activist Robert Liu-Trujillo reads his book Furquan's First Flat Top

"She say the beam from the skylights is so enticin'. She reaching for the sky like Peabo Bryson..." -Jay Electronica

The homie DJ Fusion shared some intel about a Jay Electronica verse appearing on this Paul Epworth single Love Galaxy, so I checked it out

I assure you, Jay-Z does not make an appearance at all...


Everybody likes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, okay?  That is a scientific fact. If you also like comic artist Andy Kuhn, you are really gonna love this...

Social Media Comment of the Week #1

"What's wrong with Slim Thug's blood?"

Start the Day off Right w/ Bishop Nehru

That one chick DJ Fusion put me on to Meathead, the new collab between Bishop Nehru and the mighty MF DOOM.  So I went ahead and peeped this cartoon video on Nehru's YouTube channel...

"Radiant" by Samax Amen

Here's a cool Note Card sketch I drew this week...

How are you doing, fam? I drew Deathlok...

Happy Birthday George Gant!

I don't talk about him enough, but that dude George Gant is one of my favorite cartoonists working right now!  

Today (April 21, 2020) is his 37th birthday.

As social media continues to choke the newspapers to death, comic strip artists hafta do their thing on the web and figure out how to make it pay.
Gant is one of the cats doing it right...

Peep This Edit of a Classic GREEN LANTERN/GREEN ARROW Cover

Here's the original art for Green Lantern/Green Arrow #87, the first appearance of John Stewart, the Green Lantern most of kids today grew up on, much to the chagrin of racist comics dudes. This cover could have turned out a little different...

New York Rap Legend VAST AIRE Soldiering Through the Death of Both Parents

Our hearts go out to Cannibal Ox front man Vast Aire, who lost his father today.  He already lost his moms last month from complications of Coronavirus.

"The Dove Prince Sang about in Purple Rain cryin'..."

Everybody already knows that my favorite song on that Jay E-Z's album A Written Testimony is The Blinding. So when I see a nice looking visual, I fux wit it...

NowPlaying at GhettoManga HQ "With God" by Locksmith, Xzibit, + Ras Kass f/Brevi

"Let's eliminate the labor from the genre
Let the labels lactate fate in the form of karma
If you calmly disagree, they label you as a problem
I'ma be a thorn in they side 'til they embalm him

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Dat new Aesop Rock

We know you have a multitude of entertainment options while America's in it's various stages of quarantine.  Right now I'm spinning this new Aesop Rock joint Drums on the Wheel...

I'm in LOVE, y'all!

Based on true events... Not really.  Well, kinda?

What should I name this new sticker, fam?

Start the Day off RIGHT w/Eric B and Rakim

I maintain often that hip hop is in good health while my peers are tearfully lamenting its demise.  

It's understandable that they are so perpetually crestfallen about the state of hip hop.  

We were raised by Yo!MTV Raps and similar shows curating and delivering videos like Eric B & Rakim's Microphone Fiend on a daily basis...

Batman Stickers are here, fam! EXTREMELY LIMITED! Get yours NOW!


Remembering the mighty Bill Withers- (LIVE 1972)

These days death is coming down like rain.  
It almost seems unfair to single anyone out.  

But at the risk of being out of order, let's take a minute to appreciate the life and contribution of the late, great Bill Withers.

Start the Day Off Right with JERU THE DAMAJA

In a message I sent to a client a few minutes ago, I referenced Jeru the Damaja (I love my clients), so it wasn't long before I was watching the video for this Jeru classic Ya Playin' Yaself...

Ventilators and Death Rates


The Kickstarter Campaign for LIVING HEROES will close Sunday morning.  So if you want in on it, now's the time!

Great Power. No Responsibility?

We're all exhausted with politics, the coronavirus, and President Trump.

So of course, I pulled out my cintiq, fired up adobe photoshop, and made a new comic strip that included all three.  

Hopefully it'll inject a little levity into your day... 

IGNITION needs your help to cross the finish line! #KickstartTHIS

We still don't have nearly enough diversity in genres and subject matter in mainstream comics.  Racial and gender diversity (on the page and on creative teams) is a mixed bag.  On the other hand, indie comics offers more choices and inclusion.  This racing comic IGNITION is offering fans the whole package.  

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