December 2017

  • Top 17 Albums of 2017

    I started this tradition back in 2009 with the top 9 albums of that year. Every year since then I have had to add an album to this list. I listened to a couple albums a lot this year that didn’t make the list because they were actually released at the end of last year […]

  • Hip Hop in America: A Regional Guide

    Hip Hop in America: A Regional Guide: Volume One – East Coast and West Coast by Mickey Hess Place is an important aspect when it comes to music. Nashville is known as the home to country music and is celebrated by many singers. New Orleans is held in high esteem when it comes to jazz. […]

  • 5 Storytelling Secrets from the Masters of Radio

    Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio by Jessica Abel I love the art of radio. The power of this medium is absolutely incredible. I listen to all sorts of broadcasts from hip-hop mixshows to interviews to spoken word shows. That’s why this book jumped out at me when […]

  • Do Audio Books Count as Books?

    The Untold Story of the Talking Book by Matthew Rubery I love audio books. I think they are a great way to experience literature during a long drive. This is time that might otherwise be wasted by listening to songs on the radio. Instead, I can immerse myself in a story, learn something new through a […]

  • Doctor Who Comes to Life on the Page

    Doctor Who – Weapons of Past Destruction I miss the 9th Doctor. This book reminded me of why I used to love seeing Chris Eccleston in the role of the title character. The artwork is amazing and Cavan Scott has penned a tale that feels like a Series One episode. I could hear Chris’s voice coming […]

  • Graphic Audio Adventures

    Batman – Dead White This was a dark story, certainly not meant for children. There are several racial slurs heard throughout the book but that is because the evil forces in this story are a band of white supremacists who are determined to reshape the world. Batman has to track down the leader, known as […]

  • The Punisher – Judge, Jury, and Executioner

    Marvel Unlimited offered a free month subscription to its app to celebrate the release of The Punisher TV series on Netflix. I am still working my way through the series but thought that I would use this opportunity to read as much of the comics as I possibly could in a month. Punisher vs Bullseye […]

  • Cyber Attack + Severe Winter Storm = Cyber Storm

    Cyber Storm by Matthew Mather Imagine that you were cut off from the everyday conveniences of life. Water no longer freely ran from your faucets. There was no electricity. Stores were closed and most of them have been completely looted. And to make matters worse, there was an intense winter storm that made it difficult […]

  • 13th Annual Xmas Wrap (Biggest Rap Show of the Year)

    Toolshed, Top Billin’ Entertainment, Break North Radio, and Radio Western present: The 13th Annual Xmas Wrap This is always the best hip-hop show of the year and a London tradition. It’s bigger than ever before with a ton of performances, special guests, and a live to air broadcast on the radio. Toolshed (Timbuktu, Chokeules, and […]

  • Word is Bond Rap Radio – Christmas Rappin’

    It’s time to celebrate Christmas with two hours of great hip-hop music mixed live on the radio. We start off with the classic “Christmas Rappin’” by Kurtis Blow and ask the question, “Why isn’t this song in popular culture?” Why isn’t it heard right alongside Mariah Carey or Wham? Why are there people who don’t […]