Graphic Novel (P)Review- BUFFALO SPEEDWAY by Yehudi Mercado

At the tail end of STAPLE as we were packing up, Yehudi Mercado ran up on me and gave me free copies of volumes 1 and 2 of his graphic novel series Buffalo Speedway. Before I could finish stumbling through my attempt to thank him, he was gone. 

PREVIEW- Proof:Endangered #4

 If you've never read PROOF (the GhettoManga Award-winning comic about a well-dressed Sasquatch working for a multinational agency that hunts, captures and houses supposedly mythical creatures), then this 5 page preview probably won't mean much to you (the series' star John Prufrock doesn't even appear). You might prefer to click here and read some previous posts about the series.

PREVIEW- new Usagi Yojimbo

 It's Dark Horse Comics' 25th anniversary, which explains the big 25 on the cover of Usagi Yojimbo #136, the first issue of  the new story arc. If you've never read Stan Sakai's epic saga of a wandering rabbit samurai, this is a good time to jump on board...

start the day off right w/ Big K.R.I.T.

Peep the youTube for the single Dreamin' and cop the free download of Big K.R.I.T.'s new album, Return of 4eva...

I GOT TA HAVE IT--->"Thunderbolts:CAGE" trade paper back

The moment you've I've been waiting for is finally upon us, Marvel has begun collecting the Luke Cage era of Thunderbolts into TPB

Lex Boogie + Point God = Download This

some ill isht gliding beneath the surface... cautionary tales from the School of Sharks: D.R.E.A.M. Conversation With David...

Gratuitous Ninja VS Tsunami (Round Two): FIGHT!!

Gratuitous Ninja boss D-pi (the ladies call him Ron Wimberly) continues the grind to assist with disaster relief in Japan. He's creating original art every day to be awarded to fans who donate $35 or more to the Red Cross via his website, and dammit, we think that's fly...


Come out and celebrate the release of BLACK DYNAMITE: SLAVE ISLAND in this star-studded event! Here's the Sales Pitch


If you're attending Wondercon, look for your boy Jim Mahfood

"You can find me in the club..."

 Tabledancing. Cats getting handsy with the dancers. Shooting dice. Beatdowns... nah, I'm not watching BET,son... I'm looking at Mike Hawthorne's pencils for Conan: Road of Kings #3

#Bavutube- "Eddie Long"

You probably clicked on the link to take a break from laughing at Charlie Sheen and Chris Brown by laughing at Eddie Long some more. After all, what makes you feel better about how much of a screw up you are than pointing at someone else who is out there effing up royally? I hate to disappoint you, but the new track Eddie Long doesn't have any gay jokes in it, just well- constructed- yet- conversational rhymes in the broadcast baritone we've come to expect from the mighty Bavu Blakes.

Conspiracy Radio gets with Rhymefest, Ras Kass & more

I was disappointed by Rhymefest's last album El Che, but I still consider myself a fan. I was intrigued when he decided to run for Alderman in Chicago. As expected, his opponents are using his rhymes against him like the hip hop police... Kanye and Lupe Fiasco have came out publicly in support of his campaign, also as expected.
Anyways Che spoke to the fine folks at Conspiracy Worldwide Radio about his aspirations for the community, and his meeting with UK Prime Minister, David Cameron.

Start the day off RIGHT w/Pikahsso on some Schoolhouse Rawk isht

I don't care what NOBODY say... this mess is dope!

Badu(bai) Poster by EMEK

This hella-tight Erykah Badu poster (by frequent collaborator and "thinking man's poster artist" EMEK) for a recent show in Dubai really caught my eye and I figured I'd post it up.

start the day off Right w/Zap Mama, Kweli & Common

Man, my 2 year old daughter LOVES this song Yelling Away by Zap Mama w/Kweli and Common... I noticed her singing along (in broken toddler babble) recently in her baby seat...

How did I miss this Thundercats Trailer?

Have you seen this Thundercats trailer yet? No? Check it out...

Rainn Wilson namedrops Phoenix Jones on Jimmy Kimmel

Rainn Wilson (Soul PancakeThe RockerThe Office) speaks on building with Seattle-based costumed vigilante Phoenix Jones while kicking it on Jimmy Kimmel. A Seattle native, Rainn met Phoenix while promoting his new movie Super at Seattle's Emerald City Comicon.  He also kicked it with Phoenix in Los Angeles and learned how to take a tazer...

Pharoahe Monch interview...

The mighty Pharoahe gives a shout-out to Wolverine... speaks on his relationship with hip hop's big names... his producers on the new record... discusses the significance of indie labels in hip hop...

the Ofloda Monster strikes again!

One of my favorite internet friends, California zine master Ofloda Monstro, sent me a packet full of cool zines he made along with a hand-lettered note on the back of a note card...

um... right

That dude Mike Hawthorne (Hysteria, Un-Men, Conan: Road of Kings) has been cracking me up with Facebook and Twitter updates about his toddler's... outside- the- box thinking for a while now, but he recently started webcomic about it called Raising Crazy... whenever he collects them into a paperback volume, I'm DEFINITELY buying one...

Quotable- the mighty Bill Russell

"Philosophically speaking, the opposite of Love is not hate. The opposite of love is indifference. You should not carry around hate in your heart, because it takes away your ability to be happy."
-Bill Russell
11 time NBA Champion, 12 time All-Star, 4 time MVP and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

STREAM THIS- the mighty Pharoahe's new Album!

W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) by the mighty Pharoahe Monch is in stores now. The Rapper's rapper is back, with guest shots from Styles P, Immortal Technique, Jean Grae, Royce Da 5' 9", Phonte, Jill Scott, Citizen Cope and more. Stream it free below...

Hot diggity (for those who missed it)...

As you may know, I was commissioned to do a tee-shirt design for one of my favorite emcees, Playdough of the mighty Deepspace 5 crew, to coincide with the release of his new album Hotdoggin'...

start the day off Right w/ Pharoahe Monch

It's my birthday today, so you know what that means: YEP! The mighty Pharoahe Monch's new album W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) drops today! For those who haven't seen it, here's the extended video for the first single Clap (One Day)...

Start the day off Right w/the immortal J Dilla

nothing beats some good music on a Sunday morning to get the creative juices flowing. Case in Point: Here's a fly portrait of legendary hip hop maestro, the late, great J. Dilla by the mighty Chris Herod.
"Listening to the brilliant Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Suite for Ma Dukes inspired this Dilla piece..." said Herod when he dropped this fly joint on Facebook. Mochilla Presents Timeless: Suite For Ma Dukes is a recording of a 60 piece orchestra interpreting some of Dilla's best compositions, and represents hip hop mood music at it's finest!

What kind of car does Phoenix Jones Drive?

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