Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Women vs Men 950

Check out the 12 RADIO SHOW. The 12 RADIO SHOW is the most innovative and interactive show on Blog Talk Radio. Tune in tonight at 9pm EST as the host, 12kyle, informs and entertains! Don't just listen to the a part of the show and participate in the interactive chat room...or call in to speak with 12kyle and his co-hosts.

On this week's episode, we will show some of the differences between women and men. 

How well do you know the opposite sex? 

TOPIC - Women vs Men 950

Join us for an educational, informative, and sometimes comical about dealing with the opposite sex. The show will be co-hosted by the infamous, Soul Survivors crew (Ieisha, L Marie, Mz InspiredMind, Vince, & DLuvhall).

Follow the show on twitter: @12RadioShow. Also follow the host 12kyle on twitter: @12kyle

You can listen online ( or via phone (347)215-7162. Press #1 if you want to speak to the host.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Big 3 (The Infamous, Midnight Marauders, Enter the 36 Chambers)...12 Radio Show

Check out the 12 RADIO SHOW. The 12 RADIO SHOW is the most innovative and interactive show on Blog Talk Radio. Tune in tonight at 9pm EST as the host, 12kyle, informs and entertains! Don't just listen to the a part of the show and participate in the interactive chat room...or call in to speak with 12kyle and his co-hosts.

On this week's episode, we will talk about 3 groundbreaking 90s hip hop albums
(The Infamous - Mobb Deep, Midnight Marauders - A Tribe Called Quest, and Enter the 36 Chambers - Wu Tang). You don't want to miss this show! Pass the word.

You can listen online ( or via phone (347)215-7162.

9pm-11pm EST

Friday, August 15, 2014

Devin's story

We both sat patiently. Waiting...

Both of our cars were being serviced. Like me, he was waiting in this auto shop as they were outside changing the tires on both of our cars.

When I walked in, we had initially made eye contact and gave each other the proverbial "head nod". But as we were sitting...not looking at each other...he blurted out in frustration...

"I hope they get my tires fixed right this time. I can't make this trip on bad tires."

I looked up from playing with my iPhone. I looked at him and broke the ice.

"Where are you headed?" I could hear in his voice that he wasn't from Atlanta.

"Chi-caaaago." he replied. I knew by the way that he said it that he was from there (i have a habit of listening to people who I don't know and I guess where they are from...most of the time I am right."

I confirmed it. "Is that where you from?" He said yes.

Meet Devin. He's a 27 yr old young man. He's married with a 5 yr old son and a 2 yr old daughter. Although he is from Chicago, he's been living in Atlanta for the past 2 yrs. I told Devin that he was in a better place considering how violent Chicago is right now. He agreed. He told me about how his brother was murdered a few years ago in the Wild 100s - one of the roughest, gang infested sections on the South Side of Chicago. Devin and his wife Kenya, whose name was tattooed on his forearm, moved to Atlanta from Chicago for a better life. They had agreed that they would try living in Atlanta for 3 years. If they didn't like it, they would leave. Devin fell in love with the ATL. He found the slower pace living to bring him peace. He felt at peace knowing his kids could play outside in their neighborhood without hearing gunshots ring out. Unfortunately, Kenya didn't feel the same. She didn't like Atlanta. She was homesick. She wanted to go back. The plan was to wait 3 years but she didn't want to wait that long. This past September, Kenya decided to take the kids back to Chicago. She had given up on Atlanta...and she had given up on Devin and their marriage. At 25, Kenya preferred the fast life of Chicago but Devin didn't.

"I'm not going back to live in Chicago. I can't go back. I'm 27 years old. I did a lot of shit when I was younger. I ran in the streets and lived a different life. But I've never been to jail and I made it out of one of the worst ghettos...ALIVE. Why would I go back? To do what??? Stand on the corner with my homies. I've lost 10 friends to the streets AND my brother. My mom has moved here to Atlanta and she lives with me. Why in the hell would I go back. She's selfish. Our marriage is all but done. She can have Chicago. I'm here. I have a good job and I have my education. I'm not looking over my shoulder when I walk on these streets. If I lived in Chicago, I might not make it to see the age of 30. I'm only going back tomorrow to take the kids back and I'll be back here on Sunday. They've been with me all summer. They had a ball. She had the nerve to tell me that I should live there so I can see my kids. You can't use my kids as pawns. If this means that I get to see my kids only during the summer and the holidays...I guess that's what it's going to be."

I could see the pain is his eyes and the hurt in his voice. I told him that I respected his decision because I know it was a tough one. I explained to him that Kenya is at an age where some women want to still "be in the world". She got married young and she's chasing a lifestyle. I also gave him a few points of direction to help him. I was then notified that my car was ready. I gave Devin my phone number and I got his. I gave him a pound and a hug and I told him to be safe. Then I left.

It's funny what you can learn about people within a 20 minute conversation. I gained a lot of respect for a young brother who is a lot stronger and smarter than a lot of people.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Marriage 800...12 Radio Show

Tune in to the 12 Radio Show tonight at 9pm est.

Tonight's topic - Marriage 800

co-hosted by Tiffany

Are you married?

Are you looking to get married?

Do you have questions about marriage?

Tonight...we'll discuss the good and bad of marriage in a very informational and comical way.

Don't miss it!


Monday, August 11, 2014

for the record...

I miss record stores.

I mean...I REALLY miss record stores.

Back in the day when I was a kid, I would spend countless hours in record stores. Especially once I became a teenager and I could go to the store on my own. Music is one of the few mediums that brings people from different backgrounds together. I grew up on everything from R&B, soul, and pop. By the time I became a teenager, it was all about hip hop. I came up during hip hop's Golden Era. I feel blessed because I was exposed to so much great music. I was turned 16 in December in 1988. That year these albums dropped...

Biz Markie - Goin' Off
DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince - He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper
Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Boogie Down Productions - By All Means Necessary
Big Daddy Kane - Long Live the Kane
Eric B & Rakim - Follow the Leader
NWA - Straight Outta Compton
EPMD - Strictly Business
Marley Marl - In Control Volume 1
Eazy E - Eazy Duz It
MC Lyte - Lyte As A Rock
Slick Rick - The Great Adventures of Slick Rick

Just to name a few.

Back then, you could go in a record store and actually LISTEN to the ENTIRE album before you bought. And you didn't have to buy it...but more than would buy it because the music was so dope.

Fast forward to 2014...

Where are the record stores? It's hard to have a record store when you don't have records anymore. Technology has been the gift and the curse. Everything is digital. I used to buy cds. I have hundreds of them. I probably should have converted them to mp3 files (i have done it for my favorites). But now, you buy the cd on iTunes and it's on your phone. No cd. No album. No liner notes. The game has changed. And the music has gotten worse.

Maybe there is a correlation here.

It feels go back to my hometown, Florence, SC, and see the same record store that I went to as a kid, Rays. It's still open. I wish I could say the same for Tower Records and some of my other favorite spots. Shoutout to Electric Fetus in Minneapolis. I love that place.

Call me old skool...or call me old. I miss the record stores.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

2nd video shoot

As many of you know (or some of you don't know)...I host a weekly sports show every Tuesday night at 9pm EST called Dead End Sports. I've hosted the show for nearly a year. The show is fun and I enjoy doing it each week. If you have not heard it, check us out right here ( on iTunes and Stitcher

The Dead End Sports crew (Feefo, Beezy, Ken, and myself) recently got together to shoot our first videos. The first video we shot was about LeBron James leaving Miami. The second video was about the Biggest Upset in Sports. Both videos was shot and edited by Modest Media. 

Check it out. Subscribe to our youTube channel so that you won't miss any of our videos because we have more on the way. More importantly, let me know what you think. Thanks

Friday, August 1, 2014

off tha dome

random thoughts...

what ever happened to Magoo? one day he was doing songs with Timbaland and the next day he's gone

the summer has been relatively mild. this means the winter will be BRUTAL

5 to 6 hrs of sleep is enough for me. if i slept 8 hrs, I'd be grumpy

i love R&B music from the 90s

why are people leaving their kids in their hot cars? senseless...

R&B music died after the 90s

i read a headline that said 60 people shot over the weekend. i thought it was about the Gaza Strip. it wasn't. it happened in Chicago

my girlfriend is back!!!

let's see if I can describe my trip to NYC 2 wks, partying with the crew, drinks, Yankees game, more partying...and did I mention partying with the crew?

Mary J Blige's debut album, What's the 411?, came out 20 yrs ago. Wow. Time flies

John Boehner looks like that dude who couldn't get a girl in high school nor college so he tried to "buy" them.

can somebody explain how a NFL player will get suspended for 4 games for using drugs but Ray Rice ONLY got suspended for 2 games for knocking out his wife???

do you remember when you played outside ALL day? the only time that you came inside was to eat lunch or to get some water

we always used Number 2 pencils growing up. Is there a such thing as Number 3 or Number 4 pencils

i've gotta write more poetry. i just have to sit down to do it. i've got like 10 poems in my head

my golf game needs work

i remember when MTV actually showed VIDEOS

this Ebola virus epidemic is scary

they still haven't found that plane...have they?

i've been a soundboard for a few of my friends recently. i'm glad that they trust me and my words. i don't take it lightly

we should have known LeBron was going back to Cleveland after his WIFE posted on instagram that the "countdown was on" after they lost to the Spurs

can we get one more season of the Chapelle Show?

the one subject that we took in high school that we'll NEVER see again...geometry

oatmeal raisin cookies are everything

i hated geometry

remember the maxi-single? the first maxi-single that i bought was Pretty Brown Eyes by Mint Condition. i still have it at my mom's house

thanks for supporting Dead End Sports. i appreciate the love!!!

i tried to color in a coloring book the other day and i STILL can't stay within the lines. damn!

do yourself a favor...go see The Foreign Exchange in concert this summer. Phenomenal

i think i want a dog

the new cd from Marsha Ambrosius, Friends and Lovers, is sooooo cold. it's an iceberg

my kids go back to school in 2 weeks. where did the summer go?

Walmart, Target, and Best Buy...3 stores that I can't go in and buy just ONE thing

Fellas...if your woman says "Fine" me...everything ain't fine more attention to what a man does than to what he says. some men will say anything. there is a huge gap between their actions and words

i never get into the MJ vs Prince debate. but when it comes to women...Prince has Mike beat!!!