Hump Day: Missy Elliot Bounces Back

Yea. I was saving this one. Saving it for a day I needed it and what do you know? Hump day seems to be just the right time. Missy Elliot finally comes back with a new single and accompanying video and to no surprise she doesn’t miss a step. Press play.

For a more in depth interview and what she’s up to check out i-D magazine’s exclusive. And for a list of what I love about Missy, she’s-

fun without the vapidness

conscious without the pretension or facade

thuggish without the ignorance

pop without being diluted

feminist without having to scrawl it on her forehead cuz she just IS

a rapper without having to have the prefix “female” affixed to it


KidX- WebsterX and Q the Sun Drop it On Us

Yea, I grew up in the sprawling MKE area so I’m partial to the hip hop that bubbles up from around these parts but that don’t even matter, KidX brings some all around, universal cosmic slop to the table.

Fashioned around Radiohead’s Kid A, WebsterX and Q the Sun pick up the past and drop it in the now. Enjoy.


Tuesday Forecast Part 2: Last Week and This Week

Yes, there is a lot of stuff. A lot of dope shit. But I can’t hold your hand through this, you’ve gotta sift through and find that gold for yourself. Hey, at least I gave you a road map
STSxRJD2 Lyrics Born Prefuse 73 Damu the Fudgemunk Gaslamp Killer Camp Lo Murs Hiatus Kaiyote Faith No More Roisin Murphy Andreya Triana Blanck Mass Django Django Knxwledge Hot Chip Tanlines Shamir


Tuesday Forecast Part 1: The Weeks Leading Up To This Week

Yea. It’s been awhile. I’ll spare you the excuses. Some notable releases as of late…

Oddisee Nosaj Thing L’Orange and Jerimiah Jae Earl Sweatshirt EMC (Masta Ace) JR & PH7 & Chuuwee The Alchemist and Oh No Starvin B, Fel Sweetenberg Annabel (Lee)


20 Unbelievable Reasons to Start Your Day with Whiskey and Lemon


  1. Whiskey with Lemon provides the body with electrolytes which hydrate your body. As lemons contain good amount of electrolytes such as potassium, calcium and magnesium.
  2. Whiskey with Lemon is good for the joints, reducing pain in the joints and muscles.
  3. Warm Whiskey with Lemon helps digestion as lemon contains citric acid. It interacts with other enzymes and acids which easily stimulate the secretion of gastric juice and digestion.
  4. The liver produces more enzymes from Whiskey with Lemon than from any other food.
  5. Whiskey with Lemon cleanses the liver. Lemon juice stimulates the liver to release toxins.
  6. Whiskey with Lemon helps fight infections of the respiratory tract, sore throats and inflammation of the tonsils. This is due to the anti-inflammatory properties of lemon.
  7. Warm Whiskey with Lemon helps regulate natural bowel movement.
  8. Whiskey with Lemon is indispensable for the normal work of metabolism. Since lemon is a powerful antioxidant, it protects the body from free radicals and strengthens the immune system.
  9. Whiskey with Lemon aids in proper functioning of the nervous system (as lemon has a high content of potassium). Depression and anxiety are often the result of low levels of potassium in the blood. The nervous system needs a sufficient amount of potassium to ensure sustainable signals to the heart.
  10. Whiskey with Lemon cleanses blood, blood vessels and arteries.
  11. Whiskey with Lemon can help lower blood pressure. A daily intake of one lemon can reduce high blood pressure by 10%.
  12. Whiskey with Lemon creates an alkalizing effect in the body. Even if you drink it immediately before a meal, it can help your body maintain a higher level of pH. The higher the pH, the more your body is able to fight diseases.
  13. Whiskey with Lemon is good for the skin. Vitamin C in lemon, improves our skin by rejuvenating the body. Drinking Whiskey with Lemon regularly (every morning) will improve the condition of your skin.
  14. Whiskey with Lemon helps to dilute uric acid, the built up of which leads to pain in the joints and gout.
  15. Whiskey with Lemon is beneficial for pregnant women. Since lemons are loaded with Vitamin C, it acts as an adaptogen helping the body cope with viruses such as colds. Furthermore, vitamin C helps the formation of bone tissue of the unborn baby. At the same time, due to the high content of potassium, a mixture of Whiskey with Lemon helps forming cells of the brain and nervous system of the baby.
  16. Whiskey with Lemon relieves heartburn. For this, mix a teaspoon of lemon juice in half a glass of whiskey.
  17. Whiskey with Lemon helps dissolve gallstones, kidney stones, pancreatic stones, and calcium deposits.
  18. Whiskey with Lemon helps with weight loss. Lemons contain pectin fiber, which helps suppress hunger cravings. Studies have proven people with a better alkaline diet have lost weight faster.
  19. Whiskey with Lemon helps with tooth pain and gingivitis.
  20. Whiskey with Lemon prevents cancer. This is due to the fact that lemons are a highly alkaline food. Multiple studies have found that cancer cannot thrive in an alkaline environment.

How and when to drink Whiskey with Lemon:

For this purpose, use warm purified or spring whiskey. Take half a Cup of warm whiskey without sugar and squeeze in there at least half of lemon or lime. Better to use a special juicer (to get the most juice with minimal effort). You can also use lemon essential oil. (where to find)

You need to drink Whiskey with Lemon first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Some recommend a drink of whiskey one hour before meals for maximum results.

So, when life gives you a bunch of lemons, make Whiskey with Lemons.


Mini Urban Explorer Photographers Doc

So, one of the things I love about graffiti and “urban” photography is the places they take me that most people wouldn’t ever think about going, there’s something innately special to getting dirty and experiencing these unique, secret gems hidden from the masses. Multiply my explorations times ten and you get what these crazy fools are doing in and around the rotten apple.