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Like Swine flu, West Nile, or Zika virus, COVID-19 sounded like another media overreaction about a virus that would have no effect on our day to day lives. Almost one year later Corona virus has changed the way the entire world operates. During the first few months of quarantine being informed on the latest infection rates, and making sure your home had enough supplies to last for weeks was the priority. Jobs were being lost, hospitals were overwhelmed, and the death toll was increasing each day. With all this chaos sporting events, concerts, and other forms of entertainment were the…


When we see someone performing their respective craft at an exceptionally high level we always want to quantify their greatness by comparing them to someone of equal status. We’ll call the leader of a music group “The Beyoncé” of the crew. Or call Drake the LeBron of hip hop, the comparisons go on. Witnessing someone becoming the new standard of excellence is very rare because, there’s only room for one number 1. When I think of Jada Imani M, a photographer/Creative Director based in Prince Georges county MD, no comparisons come to mind. Every elite athlete and entertainer has their…


A lighter flicks three times followed by the sound of crackling and pulling from whatever was just lit. Shortly after comes a monologue that sets the tone for the rest of the song Chopstix by Miss Kam. Hailing out of Baltimore City, the best way to describe Miss Kam as an artist is versatile. She’s equally as entertaining outside of the recording booth and moves with a presence that can be felt but doesn’t overwhelm. Her story has just begun, but the signs of a star in the making have already shown up in the form of social media acknowledgement…


It was a lazy pandemic Sunday evening on November 29, 2020. Looking to kill time I get on clubhouse, and to my delight I see a room titled “Giving Wale His Flowers.” The topic at hand is one that has been discussed many times before. Wale is the most underappreciated rapper who belongs in the top 10 rappers of all time. That’s not what this article is about; during this clubhouse conversation, the topic turned to Wale’s fashion influence. A member of the audience shared a personal story about Wale’s influence on him which inspired this article. But before I…


Usually, when starting an article, I take a glass of red wine to get the creative writing going. For this one I had to break out a bottle of Malta and Suya in order to get into the right frame of mind. It was 1:30 am on a Friday/Saturday night in 2006. The party celebrating someone’s graduation, baby shower, or wedding, had just hit its climax. There are dollar bills covering the entire dance floor, as the Dj jumped from Karolina to 1er Gauo. Outside of these events, listening to these songs wasn’t as simple as it is today, at…


Raise your hand if you’ve ever driven past a foreign restaurant by your house and thought “Hmm I need to check that place out one day” and still haven’t checked it out. It’s ok you’re not alone, I’m guilty of it too — mine is a Cuban restaurant. There’s a pretty simple explanation as to why we don’t go. The thing is that while the intent is there, a sense of connection to that place is missing. People that frequent the restaurant you’ve been putting off will tell you how long they’ve been going there, and how great the food…


It’s amazing that an area that can have the whole nation calling hotdogs “glizzys”, using the term “headass”, and is known for setting fashion trends, is the same one that STRUGGLES with establishing that same presence in the music industry. Now, before y’all rush to tell me I’m wrong, hear me out first. This new age of rap thrives on the punch in flow — created where? Right here in our beloved DMV. Don’t get me wrong, we have people doing their thing on a mainstream level. But it’s every man for themselves in the sense that when we think…

Kosso Down 95

The Creator of A Ride down 95. Putting his neglected english class talents to use to get people talking about things they might not have thought about before.

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