So Vine is Shutting Down. But Why?


I remember sitting down with a friend in 2013, a few months after Vine launched, and watching my first vine. It was called "Ryan Gosling won't eat his cereal" and featured a tv screen with Ryan Gosling...

A Better Way to Advertise

Nobody likes pre-roll. You know when you're trying to watch a show and you have to put up with 75 seconds of ads before you're "allowed" to watch the show? It feels like you're in timeout watching the clock. That's just a fact...

What Do You Think Success Is?

Today I'm really thinking about the career journey. If you know me well then you've probably heard me say before that I don't think we're meant to have one job any more, at least for certain industries and I'm not even the thousandth person to suggest that. Again if you know me you know Im always doubling back to make sure what I said was articulated the way...

The Real Guide to Giving an Album a First Listen

WARNING: This post may get nerded out as a music fan. I'll try to keep it as simplified as possible but no guarantees. Music media, or all content media for that matter, is obsessed with being first. That's why more often than not an album will get deemed trash or Album of the Year hours after it releases...

I Finally Figured Out Lil' Yachty

Lil’ Yachty sings with the confidence of Justin Bieber but with the voice of well… Lil’ Yachty. Lately Atlanta has been pushing out artists so “weird” that Troy Ave is probably curled up somewhere staring at the wall in his adidas track suit listening to G-Unit on repeat. I’m personally a fan of anything new...

Your Favorite Rapper Probably Isn't on XXL's Freshmen List

If you know me you know my proclivity for organization and thus my fascination with XXL’s neatly organized annual Freshmen List. For the unacquainted- the Freshmen List is designed by XXL magazine picking the 10 hip-hop artists they feel are going to have a breakout year. Among those...

Ranking All of Drake's AM-PM Songs

Yesterday Drake took to his flagship music outlet OVO Sound Radio to premiere a group of songs including a feature with Gucci Mane, a Bankroll Fresh single, and Justin Bieber’s “One Dance” Remix. The real standout however, was “4PM in Calabasas” adding a fourth record in his AM-PM series...

The All Hip-Hop Squad

This is going to get ridiculous- just a head’s up. I was laying in bed trying to fall asleep and used that time to think about if I had to field a football team of rappers; who am I putting on it? For the sake of the article I’m keeping it to the offense...