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The Last Soul Man Standing

In Music by Emmanuel LittleLeave a Comment

Ray. Otis. Sam. Al. Bill. Bobby. James. Curtis. Stevie. Donny. Marvin. Mere mention of this lineage of soul men instantly evokes the emotion, pain, joy, and raw authenticity of the many classic songs they’ve given us. Their songs provided the soundtracks for plenty of memorable moments – from cookouts to weddings to bedrooms and seemingly everything…

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Music as My Ministry

In Music by Emmanuel LittleLeave a Comment

I miss going to church. As I write this, it's been months since I've entered a sanctuary. As someone who was raised, empowered by, and coddled within the Black church, with two preachers for parents (one being a pastor), this is no small feat. Cognitive dissonance between my own Blackness, personal politics & my Christianity…

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The Evolution of Kendrick Lamar

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Something special happened to me four years ago at the 9:30 Club in D.C, slam in the middle of the awful August 2011 heat wave in a room full of sweated-out shirts. A concert with some friends, one of those summer internship thrills that becomes all you remember after the coffee-making and dry cleaning delivery…

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Yoncé

In Culture, Music by Rob Henderson2 Comments

Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto. “I am a human being, I consider nothing that is human alien to me.” - Terence When the Eagles lost the Super Bowl in 2005, I didn’t care. I wasn’t interested in sports, I didn’t watch the games and it wasn’t a part of my life. The opposite…