Recently, I’ve tried to wrap my brain around words. Words that incite violence, words that evoke fear, and words that hurt. Late last month, the infamous Donald J. Trump put words of hate and distrust into an executive order that potentially would change the face of world travel. Meanwhile, in the sports arena words were being exchanged between another infamous talker and a current superstar — Charles Barkley and LeBron James. This exchange struck a chord with me.
On this episode of The Curb podcast, hosts Bluu and Lahgic sit down with Clifton “KLFTN” Reddick, founder of Battle of the Beat Makers (BBM) and Sound Supremacy Entertainment. They have a quick chat about friends gone astray, whether or not it’s possible to go too far in a rap battle, the 10-year cycle of top tier rap artists and why Bluu felt he needed to see Birth of a Nation even though he’s tired of seeing slave movies.
The dust has finally settled on the Toronto Raptors 2015/16 season. With everything said and done within this tumultuous campaign, the Raps remained relevant well into May. It’s the month usually relegated to pre-draft preparations, murmurs of firing the head coach and potential off-season free agent acquisitions. This spring, however, proved to be one of excitement and intrigue in the 6ix.
By definition, the word gentrification describes the process of renewing and rebuilding by infusing the affluent, or middle-class, into a deteriorating urban area, thereby displacing its own residents. Such is the case of Toronto’s Regent Park, where, since 2005 residents have been slowly ushered out of their dwellings to make way for the “New Toronto” order, like Tory Lanez would say.
On this episode of The Curb podcast, hosts Bluu and Lahgic sit down with T.R.A.C.K.S., one-third of IRS, DJ extraordinaire and member of Canadian group Big Black Lincoln. We take a trip down memory lane as T.R.A.C.K.S. looks back on his time in the music industry. IRS was known as a true school hip-hop duo that had a major push before Sony and BMG merged.
Keeping things rolling, once again LahGic and Bluu are back with episode five of The Curb. The duo discusses the idea of witnessing your own funeral, the evolution of video game consoles, classic hip-hop albums turning 20 years old and the deeper implications of Stacy Dash’s comments on segregation/inclusion in the entertainment world as a result of #OscarsSoWhite.
On this special edition of The Curb podcast, hosts Lahgic and Bluu sit down with Nicole Nurse, CEO and founder of Black Leopard Public Relations on Valentine’s Day to discuss the ‘most romantic day of the year’. Is Valentine’s Day just another marketing cash grab? Is McDonald’s a good enough dinner choice to take your special someone?