Wednesday, November 29, 2017

PODCAST: top 5 hip hop groups of the 80s w/ @Tweetrhymeslife




The 80s were a great decade for hip hop. This decade spawned the Golden Era of Hip Hop. It also gave birth to the concept of having hip hop group. On this podcast, we will discuss hip hop groups and tell you our certified Top 5 Hip Hop Groups from the 80s...with co-host eclectic (@Tweetrhymeslife). Feel free to create your own list...then tell us if you agree or disagree with us. We'd love to hear the feedback.


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PODCAST: allowme2reintroducemyself





This podcast is to re-introduce you to someone who you don't know...me.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

PODCAST: the 5 toughest that women ask...



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There is an old saying that you should never ask a question that you are not prepared to deal with the answer. Sometimes...women and men tend to forget that. On this podcast, we explore the 5 toughest questions that women ask (but really don't want to know the answer to). This podcast will comically take a look at the responses that men should (and should not) give.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

PODCAST: stuck in the friend zone



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What is the friend zone? Most people would describe it as a place where you DON'T want to be. But it's deeper than that. On this podcast, we'll give you tips on how to get out of the friend zone and I'll share a funny story of how I landed in the friend zone.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

she's fine...no condom needed



I'm going to take a guess about you. I would guess that at least 99.95% of you who are reading this have had unprotected sex at least ONCE in your lifetime. Is that a safe guess? I think so. Nonetheless, I found this article while reading last week. Good information here. I'm not sure how many of you (men & women) who this applies to...and I'm not here to pass judgement. LOL. But we've got to be a little smarter about how we get down. The idea of passing up on protection because "she's fine" or "she didn't look like she has something"...is not the move



Men who find their female sexual partners attractive are less likely to use condoms, according to a new study in BMJ Open. Apparently, the level of a woman's attractiveness impacts a man’s likelihood to practice safe sex.

“The primary purpose of the current study was better to understand the relationship between perceived attractiveness and condom use intentions in heterosexual men and to gain insights into the relationship between perceived attractiveness, demographics, sexual history and perceived sexual health status,” the authors write in the introduction.

The researchers found that, obviously, men who found women attractive had a greater desire to have sex with them. But while participants were more willing to have sex with attractive women, researchers found they were less inclined to use condoms when they do so. And men who considered themselves attractive also had a higher tendency to avoid condom use during sex.

Perhaps more interesting was their finding that men were still unlikely to wear condoms even when they thought the woman was at a higher risk of STDs. The researchers noted this was “surprising,” seeing as in past research, men have linked hot women with promiscuity and disease. Other studies, however, have contradicted these findings; one showed that men saw attractive women as less sexually risky when it came to STDs, assuming that they took care of themselves more than unattractive women. The diversity in findings may simply be a result of the fact that all men have differing opinions on the matter.

Only about 65 percent of men use condoms regularly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, despite the fact that contraception has proven to be safe and effective. Condom bias, or people’s negative associations and attitudes about condoms, is often to blame: Individuals often feel that condoms are unpleasant and take away from the pleasure of sex (despite the fact that this myth has been proven wrong), or contribute to the loss of erection and other unwanted issues.

It’s interesting, then, that we now have some other psychological factors that go into condom avoidance — including the level of perceived attractiveness of a person. The researchers hope their study will inform people when making choices in their sexual life, particularly if they’re engaging in risky behavior with people they find attractive. They plan to continue researching the subject to develop interventions that can prevent condom bias, and instead help people be more aware of what motivates them in safe sex.

“Future research could also investigate whether individual differences in variables known to influence risk-taking, such as sexual sensation seeking and sexual excitation/inhibition, might mediate the relationship between attractiveness and condom use intentions,” they write.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

21 questions...




I saw this on Spacebook and decided I'd participate in one of these games...


It's your SENIOR year of high school! The longer ago it was, the more fun the answers will be! (this should be fun!)

Class of 1991- Wilson High School

1. Did you know your spouse?
No

2. Did you carpool?
Carpool? Is that what they called it? We called it "catching a ride". LOL. I rode in the homie, Zell's car...the Green Machine

3. What kind of car did you have?1987 Nissan Sentra (mom's car)

4. It's Friday night where did you go? The dance. There was always a dance at our school after the home football games. I played football and you always wanted go to the dance after a win. You would get props. Personally, I would like to move around the crowd and wait for the DJ to play a nice slow jam. I could dance but I preferred a good slow drag. I had a few memorable ones back in the day

5. What kind of job did you have? No job. I played football and really didn't have time to work. Besides...you will work most of your life...you only get to be in high school once. LOL

6. Were you a party animal? When you say "animal" what do you mean exactly? I liked to party and have a good time. But I wasn't partying every weekend. I didn't kick it like THAT.

7. Were you considered popular? Yeah, I would say I was popular

8. Were you in band/choir? Choir...Honors Chorus for 4 years to be exact. I made All State Chorus that year. So, I can sing. But you'll never hear me sing...

9. Were you a nerd? Nahhhhh. Smart? Yes! Nerd? Nope

10. Did you get suspended or expelled? Never

11. Can you sing the fight song? I can "hum" the fight song. But I can sing the alma mater! You wanna hear it? I'll sing it for you...

12. Where did you go to lunch? The cafeteria. This was 1991, man. There was no such thing as having Pizza Hut or Starbucks in your school. If you wanted that kind of stuff, you had to leave school. And we couldn't leave school. I ate lunch in the cafeteria. You could find me at my table with my homegirl, Jimmell and my boy, Shaft.

13. Where was your high school? Florence, South Carolina

14. What was your mascot? Tigers

15. If you could go back and do it over again, would you? Hell yeah!!! I had a great 4 yrs there

16. Did you have fun at prom? Yes, prom was fun. I enjoyed it. Real cool

17. Do you still talk to the person you went to the prom with? Yep, we're friends on Spacebook

18. Are you planning on going to your reunion? I'd like to. If we have one, I'd go

19. Are you still in contact with people from high school? Yes!!!

20. Did you skip school/class? Nah man. I never skipped a class. As long as you don't count my last class of the day (PE) when Coach Wells (RIP) would give me the keys to his car so that I could go home...

21. How old were you when you graduated? 18

Monday, November 6, 2017

off tha dome



random thoughts...

it's been a minute. I know. do you know what happens between these blog posts??? life

where is fall? it's been in the upper 80s all week

speaking of weather, I hope we're done with hurricane season

red Kool-Aid...red is probably not a flavor...but that's what we call it

Kameron told me other day that being in the 10 grade was "hard". My response..."Let's switch places."

i'd go back to the 10th grade without hesitation. i'd do some things different

the kids are taking piano lessons now. they like it

if you hire a clown...you should expect a circus. this country has hired a clown

the other day, the clown said he "talked to the president of the Virgin Islands." Duhhhh...YOU are the president of the Virgin Islands

the leader of the free world is a clueless reality tv star...






NFL boycott...i'm not boycotting. the NFL is about the NFL and always has been. I learned that a long time ago. it's not that serious to me. as fans, we don't care about the players. we think we do...but we don't. most of the players that we watch will have debilitating and brain issues not long after they stop playing. they trade on their bodies and health for our entertainment. we don't care about them. it's always about the name on the FRONT of the jersey...never the name on the BACK of the jersey.

I had no idea that so many people hated candy corn. I like it

Colin Kaepernick SHOULD be playing right now. he's clearly being blackballed. he won't play again

funny how Kaepernick took a knee during the playing of the national anthem, as a gesture of respect to the military, but he doesn't have a job. but player protests along with "team unity of locking arms" while the song is being played is the thing to do. go figure

can you "win" at a game of hide & seek?

speaking of games, is there any games longer than the game of Monopoly?

don't forget about Puerto Rico just because it's no longer in the headlines. donate what you can




something is missing


I am a big fan of Jemele Hill. I agree with what she said about Chump and Jerry Jones. that said...the comment about Jones probably shouldn't have been said on twitter. especially when ESPN didn't fire her for what she said about Chump. we don't know what their social media policy is so she shouldn't have tweeted that about boycotting Jones. Jones is in a direct partnership with her employer. she earns a 7 figure salary. no need to mess that up.

if you have on one long white sock and one short white sock...is this considered to be unmatched?

freedom of speech ain't free...

this new Rapsody is so cold. if you haven't heard it, you should check it out

I see Chump tweeting about NFL players but none about Puerto Rico

like it or not...Biggie and Tupac will forever be linked

sugar on grits??? nahhhhhhhh man

for some reason, i'm bothered by the time change...no matter if the time moves forward for an hour or backwards for an hour

you will hardly ever hear me complain about the traffic in Atlanta. it's bad...but I've seen worse

not a fan of Beyoncé nor Rhianna...but I respect their hustle

there are times when I say out loud..."You know what...Bush wasn't THAT bad." LOL

Willie Washington...still funny to this day!

someone asked me the other day "Why do you say '5000' at the end of your podcast?" That made me laugh out loud...literally. 5000 means "peace or goodbye" back in the 80s. It's an old hip hop slang

Aye Tee Reese...I'm back! LOL

speaking of 80s hip hop, was there anything doper than the doorknocker earrings?



can anybody beat the Warriors?

watching reality tv < watching paint dry

shoutout to my Yankess...we had an incredible season!!! Thunbs down!!!






folks are still out here checking for RKelly. smh

I've gotta drink more water

nobody can beat the Warriors

you know my motto..."We are all freaks...some are more bigger than others"

speaking of freaks...RIP Hugh Hefner

sooooo...Puff wants to change his name to "Brother Love"? Mannnnnnsitchozzdown

I think i'm gonna get the iPhone 8. it's time

he'll always be Puff or Puffy to me. I never called him Diddy...that sounds corny. He's Puffy to me.

guess who has a birthday next month????

do you know how dope my term papers would have been back in '91 if I could have used the internet???

forever...



Friday, November 3, 2017

PODCAST: In My Lifetime Vol 1...20 Years Later





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On November 4th, 1997 Jay Z released his second album, In My Lifetime Vol 1. The album was the follow up to his classic debut album, Reasonable Doubt. On this podcast, we discuss Jay Z as an emcee, the album, and why people dislike (and love) this album. In My Lifetime Vol 1

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

PODCAST: It's About Time...25 Years Later



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On October 27, 1992, the R&B singing group SWV (Sisters With Voices) released their debut album, It's About Time. The album was powered by smash hits like Weak, Right Here, I'm So Into You and Downtown. The trio became a force in music and became one of the most popular and influential groups of the 90s. On this podcast, we take a look back at the album and it's impact on the 90s. It's About Time...25 Years Later

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

PODCAST: Interview with Richard Dix from Forever Hip Hop






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On this podcast, I sit down with Richard Dix for an interview about life, hip hop and his NEW clothing line (forever-hiphop.com)

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

PODCAST: Top 5 Hip Hop Songs from the 80s w/ @Tweetrhymeslife




The 80s were a great era for hip hop. Hip hop was growing as an art from. There were some iconic hip hop songs that were made in the 80s. On this podcast, eclectik (@Tweetrhymeslife), stops by and we discuss the certified Top 5 hip hop songs from the 80s.

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PODCAST: ucanfindmeindaclub




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The club era. Almost everybody has had a period of their life when they frequented the club to party and meet people. On this podcast, I talk about the era of my life when I partied hard at the clubs. I will also share some things that you should NOT do at club. Also, I will tell you about two funny stories about my experiences in the club.

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PODCAST: Top 5 MCs from the 80s w/ @Tweetrhymeslife




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There were some great MCs from the 1980s who were legends that paved the way for the rappers of today. On this podcast, the homie, eclectik, stops by and we talk about some of the best MCs from that era. More specifically, we will rank our certified Top 5 MC from the 80s. Our rankings are based on their LYRICS, FLOW, and IMPACT in the 80s. Listen & let us know what YOU think. Feel free to comment here or on twitter and let us know what you think
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PODCAST: One Day It'll All Make Sense...20 Years Later



On September 30th, 1997 Common released his third studio album, One Day It'll All Make Sense. It was a pivotal album in his career and one of the best albums that was released that year. On this podcast, we will discuss the album and the significance of it. One Day It'll All Make Sense...20 Yrs Later.

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PODCAST: ranking Jay Z's discography

PODCAST: ranking Jay Z's discography



Jay Z is a legend and a hip hop icon. He came into the rap game in 1996 when he dropped his first album, Reasonable Doubt. Two decades later, he's still here making music. On this podcast, we examine and RANK his musical discography. Listen and tell me if you agree or disagree with my ranking. Feel free to leave a comment.


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PODCAST: 1995 vs 1996 Round 2 : Singles W/ @12kyle



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1995 vs 1996 Round 2 : Singles

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

PODCAST: your daddy's hip hop




What happens when your teenage son gets hooked on old skool hip hop? Think it cannot happen? Listen to the latest podcast as I talk old skool hip hop with my 15 year old son, Kameron.

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PODCAST: do you remember your first...



We all have many experiences that shape our memories because it happened for the first time. Maybe it was your first car, the first day of school, or your first kiss? Check out the latest episode of the 12Kyle Podcast as we discuss many of these things. Feel free to comment in the comment section to share your experiences.
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Houston...




Houston is under water.

Literally...

The images and news of the destruction created by Hurricane Harvey has been mind blowing for me.

Like many people, I didn't realize the magnitude of this storm. There have been bigger hurricanes but none have dumped this much rain over an area than this one. This is one of those "once in a lifetime moments." It's hard to fathom...one of the biggest cities in the United States has been pounded with rainfall that could reach up to 50 inches in some areas. We watched the horrific images of Hurricane Katrina and how it ripped through New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. Now, Hurricane Harvey has done the same to Houston and South Texas. What can we do but watch?

I don't have any family that live in Houston. But I do have a few friends who live there. Fortunately, they are all safe and have not been flooded. But they know tons of people who live in their city who have been. I was glad to hear that my friends were ok. The last thing that you want is for something to happen to your friends. But you still feel some compassion for those who aren't as fortunate. You feel helpless. What can you do?

You could tell jokes. That seems to be the norm on social media. I've seen far too many jokes about Houston being flooded. What's funny about that? I'm not sure how anybody could find any of this funny. Some people have lost their homes, their cars, their possessions, and some...their lives. And folks think it's ok to post jokes about it on social media. I've blocked a few people on social media for doing that. I don't want to see it. Let's see...what else can you do?

You could complain and point your finger. Oh...that seems to happen a lot. People are blaming the mayor and city officials for not evacuating the city of Houston. I think there's about 6 million people in that city. You can't get them all to leave at once. That's not possible. Should people blame the mayor? I don't know. I don't live in Houston. That's not for me to decide. At this point, does blaming the mayor and city officials help? You could also blame megachurch pastor Joel Osteen for "initially being reluctant" to open up his church as a place of refuge for those who were displaced. His church can hold more than 15,000 people. He eventually opened the church up. Do I blame him? No, I don't know him or his church. At this point, does blaming him matter?

You could come up with "conspiracy theories" that the government broke the damns and levees around the city and made the flooding worse. Yes...I saw that actually being debated on social media. I had to block them, too. I think having 40+ inches of rain fall in less than week probably led to the flooding. Do I buy into these theories? Nah. Why should I? Especially if you don't hear it from somebody who lives in Houston. I've found it extremely interesting that the people who have the most to say about what did or didn't happen in Houston...don't live in Houston. What do THEY know?

This is a major natural disaster in one of the largest cities in the country. This ain't a small town that was flooded by the Mississippi River. This...or any other natural disaster could happen ANYWHERE. It could happen in your city and mine. If something like this happened, would you want people making jokes and pointing the finger?

When I drove home today, I pulled my car in my driveway and I looked at my house. Then, I imagined if the entire first floor was flooded and I had to gather my family and escape through my bedroom window. How would I get out? Where would I go? What would I take? These are the kind of decisions that people are making right now as you are reading this.

Anybody can tell jokes on twitter or complain on Facebook about Joel Osteen. Few will do what they SHOULD do...and that's shut up. If you're not a part of the solution, then you're a part of the problem. You can give money or you can donate clothes and supplies. I definitely plan to do that.

At the very least...we can all pray for those affected. And it's never too hard...or too late to pray.




Friday, August 18, 2017

PODCAST: my Top 10 video games of all time



Video games are a staple of your childhood. Most kids spend countless hours playing video games. No matter the era in which you grew up, video games played a huge role. Listen to latest podcast as I discuss MY Top 10 video games of all time. These are my personal favorites.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

in the face of hate...





In the face of hate...what do you do?

Do you condemn it?

Do you run from it?

Do you fight it?

Do you pretend that it doesn't exist?

Do you say "that's unfortunate"...but breathe a sigh of relief that it didn't happen in your town or city?

or do you say nothing?

Like many of you, I watched the horrific, racist, and terroristic events that transpired over this past weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Hatred and bigotry spewed out right before our eyes.

Those scenes reminded me of the stories that I heard my parents tell me as a child. I heard stories about the Klan and what they thought about me and my people. Growing up in the South, you knew what it was. You knew what that confederate flag looked like. I remember my mom showing me places in my hometown, Florence, SC, where she couldn't go as a child. She showed me the places that had the "back entrance" for black customers. She even showed me where there were signs that read "FOR COLOREDS" that were posted over the water fountain. At the age of 10, I remember thinking "wow, they had it real bad back in those days."

Fast forward 34 years later...and you see me trying to explain this to my 10 year old son. I never thought I'd see anything that resembled the Jim Crow south. But it's on my tv screen. How do you explain that to a little black boy? How do you explain a world that you never thought you'd see? It's simple...you do what your parents did...you arm him with the truth.

Race is the 400 pound elephant in the room. It's in the room and most people want to ignore it. But they can't. Not only can they not ignore it, but many walk past it as if it doesn't exist. People seem to be "begging to have a discussion about race" but do they REALLY want to talk about it? No. They don't. And they few who want to talk about it, only want to talk until they begin to get uncomfortable. So, you can miss me with the attempts to talk. You either do or you don't. There is no in between.

I'm not surprised that these fools took to the campus of the University of Virginia. It's much safer for them there than it is Hampton Roads or Richmond. Am I surprised that these fools would come out and act this way? No. I am a little surprised that they didn't have their masks on. That's bold! Then again, their fearless leader has put the battery in their backs and given them the juice to act this way. I've often said that I don't worry about Chump...but I worry about the 50M people who voted for him. Many of those folks were in that crowd thinking of what they could do to scare folks. Those people may be the principal at your kid's school or the dude who you need to help you get a mortgage. These are the real domestic terrorist.

I couldn't help but also think about my big cousin. He's a UVa alum from their law school. His wife is an alum from the medical school. They have 2 kids who have recently graduated from there. Their 3 child...she will be attending school there this week. I pray for them...and I pray for her. They shouldn't have to deal with this. But here we are. She is armed with the truth. She will be just fine.

Lastly, I go back to my original statement. What are we going to do? More importantly, what are YOU going to do? Truth be told, most of the push needed for the Civil Rights came from white people who grew tired of watching black folks on tv every night being sprayed with fire hoses and being attacked by dogs. How far away are we from those days? If this current administration has anything to do with it...we are moving closer to those days. So...again...what are you going to do?

If your decision is to sit and do nothing...or say nothing...you are just as bad as those fools on tv. Your silence speaks volumes....

Friday, August 11, 2017

PODCAST: 10 signs he's into you...





Ladies...have you ever been interested in a man but you weren't sure about how serious he was about you? There are signs that he will help show you how he feels. I discuss them on this podcast

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

PODCAST: be happy...





Be happy. It sounds simple and easy to do. What is happiness? Listen to the latest podcast and I'll tell you what it is...and what it is not

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1000th post





This is post #1000

Wowww!!!

I didn't expect to make 1000 of these when I started back on January 10, 2008.

I called the first post The Genesis because it was the beginning.

I had no idea I'd keep this thing around this long.

I want to thank you for rocking with me. It doesn't matter if it's been for almost 10 years or 10 days. I appreciate it. I know I don't blog nearly as much as I used to. But there are more people who read it now than ever before. I definitely appreciate the love. I still have a lot to say.

How much longer will this go? As long as I feel like I have something to say!

PODCAST: 5 for 5 Hip Hop Summer Playlists w/@12kyle




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If you had to pick 5 songs for your Summer Hip Hop Playlist, which would you choose?

Choose something not so obvious, something that reminds you of summer, Hot weather, that good Hip Hop feeling, what do you have?

Listen to 12Kyle and Myself go back and forth with our 5

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PODCAST: 3 things (We wish we had growing up/didn't want w/@12kyle)


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Do kids have it better now?

What are you happy you didn't have to deal with growing up?

That's what we discuss...

Three things we WISH we had that kids have now

Three things we are HAPPY we didn't have

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PODCAST: Comparing NBA players to emcees (w/@12kyle)



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What emcee would you compare Magic Johnson to?

What about Lebron James?

Steph Curry?

Hakeem The Dream Olajuwon?

12Kyle and I do that and more ... turn off your brain and take a listen!

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Friday, July 28, 2017

PODCAST: What's the 411? - 25 Years Later



Mary J. Blige released her debut album on July 28th, 1992. On this episode of the 12kyle Podcast, we will discuss this album, breakdown the songs, and reveal why this album is significant.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

off tha dome




random thoughts...

remember when love songs were actually about LOVE and mad you think about that special person...

which chore would you rather do...wash dishes, sweep the floor, or take out the trash?

i've got a gazillion cds. i probably should convert them but i'm too lazy to do that

remember the game that you played as a kid called Jacks. what was the purpose of that game? it seemed dumb to me

the lady who plays tambourine at your church is ALWAYS a half beat off the rhythm. don't believe me...watch her the next time that she plays

i hate washing the dishes

my girlfriend is coming back...can't wait to see her

you know what's better than having paperless bills? no bills.

speaking of bills...i don't think i've written a check to pay a bill in like 2 years

Insecure is one of the best shows on tv. Period!





jay z's album 4:44 was good...not great. he could have been better. but i dug it

raise your hand if you had to be in the house by the time the street lights came on in the summertime...

i know it was hot when i was growing up in the 80s but i don't think it was THIS hot. this heat is brutal.

somebody said "jay z is the first to make a grown man hip hop album" whaaaaaaaattt? that's comically ignorant

i'm still trying to figure out how 50 million people voted for ya manz...smh

"It's too hot outside for us to go outside"...words we never said as kids growing up

Girls Trip was just as funny to me as The Hangover. I loved it and I'll see it again. Don't get it twisted, it's not just about 4 women...it's about their friendship. I found myself relating to a lot of the aspects of the movie.

i listen to a lot of podcasts. but i give them 5 mins. if you don't hook me in the first 5 mins, i'm done.

i don't understand how people drink coffee past 10am. i can't

"If You Only Knew" by Patti LaBelle...still incredibly dope after all of these years. love that song

the Golden State Warriors are scary

Patti LaBelle is one of my mom's favorite singers

i think iPhone purposely makes raggedy chargers. smh






"when I'm writing, i'm trapped in between the lines..."

always bet on yourself

i tell my kids not to bring their cellphones to the dinner table. that's the one place where we want to sit and talk as a family.

lemon pepper wings are sooooo good

has Sade ever come with some wack music? nope! never!

never warm up leftover fish in the microwave at work

fellas...there should be an empty space between men at a bathroom urinal

wait...should it be called a bathroom or restroom? especially when you're talking about one in public. you're not bathing nor are you resting...

Skyler and Brandon will soon be taking piano lessons. I'm happy. I took one lesson and quit

to suggest that this man should cut his afro is to suggest that he should be "less black". that's ignorant





i'm surprised that you are shocked that RKelly is still outchea being a pervert...

Usher? herpes? damn

white Macadamia cookies are so dope

some schools here in Metro Atlanta start school next week. damn...where did the summer go?




Monday, July 24, 2017

20 year Atlien...




July 24, 1997

I remember that day like it was yesterday.

It was the day that I loaded up all of my stuff on a moving truck and moved to Atlanta.

Twenty years have gone by fast. If you would have told me that I would be here for 20 years, I would have told you that you were crazy. I didn't plan to be here this long. Maybe I did...I just never thought about it.

I moved here 20 years ago today and didn't know one person in this city. I only knew my boy, JFresh, who rented a townhouse with me. JFresh and I have been friends since we were 6 years old. He had finished college and moved back to our hometown...Florence, SC. I had just graduated from South Carolina State University and I decided to move to Atlanta. At the time, I was young, energetic, ambitious, and ready to conquer the world. In this city, I found many people like me...young, gifted, and unapologetically black. I was a young bachelor with a pocket full of money. Life was beginning to start.

Life took off! I've had a successful career and I've grown as a person. More importantly, I've grown as a man. Little did I know that I would get married, buy a house, and have 3 incredible sons and 1 incredible daughter. I planted seeds here. Atlanta became home.

While I've grown up over these 20 years, I still appreciate the simple things that I love about this city...cruising down Peachtree Street with the windows down listening to hip hop (I do this at least once a week), stop by Fellini's pizza for a slice or 2, checking out the Hawks or Falcons games, a stroll through Lenox Mall to "people watch", a quiet dinner at Oceanaire, drinks at a few bars in Midtown and Atlantic Station, mad fun at Top Golf, or a solo visit to the Georgia Aquarium to check in on the animals (I love this place more than the kids do). This place has offered me alot. I've watched the city grow. I got here the summer after the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. So much has changed. Then again...so have I.

I've realized that I've lived here longer than I have lived anywhere else in my life. It's weird...when I think about that...but it's true. I've flirted with the idea of living somewhere else...but I don't plan to leave. Atlanta is NOT the "home of the Atlanta Housewives". It is not the "home for Love & Hip Hop Atlanta". It's not the home for ratchet reality tv shows. It's the home of thousands of hard working people (like me) who make a living here and feel good about their city. It's funny to see this city have a firm grip on the hip hop industry. Twenty years ago, the hip hop scene was just starting to bubble with OutKast, Goodie MoB, and Ludacris.

When I moved here 20 years ago...

gas was 99 cents

I had a pager

nobody used this new thing called "the internet"

i had a kitchen table, a bed, and my tv sat on top of a box


Time flies. I've grown...as this city has grown. I have always felt at home here. This feels as much like home as does Florence or the campus of South Carolina State University.

This is home.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

PODCAST: Biggie & Tupac...



On this episode of the 12kyle Podcast, we take a look back at the life, death, and legacies of Biggie & Tupac...from a fan's perspective

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