From Hustler to Yogi

Super Rich Russell Simmons

BHERC and Eso Won Books have come together again for a night with the God-Father of Hip Hop himself, Russell Simmons. Simmons will be signing his latest book, Super Rich.

I’m actually reading this book now, and I have to admit…it’s a very inspirational read. @UncleRUSH hides nothing and holds nothing back in his tellings of his transforming journey from being a hustler to becoming a yogi (that makes me smile everytime).  Simmons’ extremely candid about his past of, using cocaine, partying all night, and being a ladies man, to his metamorphosis into becoming, first and foremost a servant to humanity and being a clean drug free VEGAN (give it up for the vegans and veggies out there!!! *are those crickets I hear?*).  He is still human, so his love and deep connection for women is a continuous part of his spiritual growth. The meat and potatoes (that’s funny) of the tome takes the reader to a deeper substantial level; a more spiritual approach of what the title implies to being Super Rich and how to have it ALL!!!!

Remember, buy your book in advanced from Eso Won books and come spend the evening with a crazy nutty spiritual individual…not to mention a PAHAIDDD individual!!!!!!

Oh, y’all know me….”If It’s Free, It’s MEEEEE”…This event is FREE (well kinda, BUY THE BOOK!!!!).

#HipHop History Lesson…

Hip-Hop: A Cultural Odyssey

This weekend don’t miss out on something mayjah!!!!. The opening of,  “Hip-Hop: A Cultural Odyssey” exhibit at The Grammy Museum. Named and fashioned after the book (dropping 2/8/11) bearing the same title, this is one of the first exhibits ever of its kind. The exhibit takes us back in the day (4 DECADES to be exact) and pays homage to the pioneers of  Hip-Hop. On display-LL Cool J’s kangol, Grandmaster Flash’s turntables, original handwritten rhymes by Tupac, and many other artifacts.  This is something that all the youngins need to visit for a rich history lesson.  The exhibit will run until May 5th and sure to make an unprecedented impact on the music community and others. This is such a great reward and compliment, considering that this genre of music was just a passing fad…suckas!!!

All true Hip-Hop heads are sure to represent…I’ll be there in my fat laces and a fuzzy kangol!

*Sidenote: Keep DJ Kool Herc in your prayers for a speedy recovery.

Check The Rhyme Ya’ll

I love Hip-Hop!  how it has grown and where it is going. Dj’s fly around the world rocking international crowds, artist are turning into actors and becoming household names, and groups are being documented. I remember when documentaries were only for those people, places, events, and times in world  history. Michael Rapport has taken on the mammoth job of producing a documentary on one of the most relevant groups of the late 80’s and 90’s…A Tribe Called Quest called Beats, Rhymes, and Life. Check out the Hollywood Reporter article of the nerve-racking adventure he had at The Sundance Film Fest here. Make sure to come back for a peek at the trailer.

ATCQ

#MOOZ-LUM w/@realevanross and @nialong

No need to write much on this movie, the trailer speaks for itself…this is gonna be a monster and sure to stir up some controversy.

It’s good to see Nia Long’s face again and Evan Ross keeps getting better and better; love him.

Make sure you support independent films and DEMAND for this movie in your city!!