Biz Markie: 1964 – 2021

2021 has proven to be brutal regarding the world of Hip Hop. This year took so many beloved artists away from us: Prince Markie Dee (of The Fat Boys), Shock G (also known as "Humpty Hump" from Digital Underground), Black Rob, DMX, and now Biz Markie. I grew up on Biz and loved him well… Continue reading Biz Markie: 1964 – 2021

DMX: 1970 – 2021

When I was 16, LL Cool J released his Phenomenon album, and I had to cop that joint, seeing as LL was the center of my universe back then. In hindsight, Phenomenon wasn't LL's greatest body of work, but it did include a stand-out track that made everyone take notice. That song was "4,3,2,1." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAZqlaDCLSI… Continue reading DMX: 1970 – 2021

Eddie Van Halen: 1955 – 2020

I was having an extremely shitty day this past Tues. (Oct. 6, 2020), and just when it was finally starting to look up...I heard about this. 😭 When I was a little girl in the '80s, MTV ruled the world. They didn't play hardly any R&B artists back then (get 'em together, Mr. Bowie!) and… Continue reading Eddie Van Halen: 1955 – 2020