By Tony

In 1973, the San Francisco based R&B group Tower of Power had a hit song that posed the question “What is Hip”(?)  Right off, the hippest thing about the song was the lead singer of the group at the time, Lenny Williams, you know, dude that sung “Cause I Love You” … okay, okay… Kanye used the sample for “Overnight Celebrity”.  So now i just “hipped” you to some new stuff and that’s what blogs are suppose to do, I guess.

The second “hippest” thing about it was that they chose to analyze or define “hip”, for those that don’t relate to the possibly jaded lingo: “What is style?” or “What is cool?”, or for that matter, “what is dope”?  I’m all about style, and in my world, if you have to think too much about it, you probably don’t have any.  Style can’t be too contrived.  Cool, if you have to try too hard, you’re probably not that cool.  Cool people are just cool.  Last year Ebony Magazine published who they thought was the “25 Coolest Brothers of All Time”.  They had brothers like Marvin Gaye, Muhammed Ali, Barak Obama, Billy D. Williams  and  Jay Z. Yo, Jay , I’m really envying you on this one… I mean, a Grammy would be nice, but  to be considered of the “25 Coolest of All Time”, well damn!

My purpose for donning the “Blogger hat” at this time (as a Brother that should be considered for the “Coolest….” list the next time it is published) is to set the record straight about “What is hip?”, “What is cool?”, “What is style?”, “What is good?”, “What is sexy?”, etc., etc…


6 Responses to “About”

  1. May 18, 2009 at 6:32 AM

    I like your remix to amazing. We do christian music. Please listen to my group’s remix of the song. how do i get exposure for our group on your site.

  2. June 12, 2009 at 3:50 AM

    Hello my name is Dereck Janniere, and I am a music video director. I just finished directing r&b artist, Mishon’s “Just A Kiss” video. I believe this music video would fit your site well being that your site features fresh concepts. You will find that my video is not your typical r&b video that we constantly are flooded with. It has stop motion animation, motion graphics and visual effects compositing.
    Dereck Janniere

  3. November 9, 2009 at 1:25 AM

    I hope this email finds you in great timing and spirits. I am happy to say that I finally finished editing the long reverse time lapse “performance” piece, appropriately titled “Reverse Psychology.”
    It’s the last of the all the hard summers travels and works done in Europe. This piece was done in Leipzig, Germany and was extremely fun and entertaining. I hope you feel the same and could post the video on your website? Here is the link and more info about the process and theme of this “performance piece.”

    VIMEO >

    “There are two sides to every coin, and we all know two wrongs don’t make a right but somehow when it comes to filming a video in reverse then reversing it, it makes total sense? Confused? Watch the video to get a better idea. If you still don’t understand, I can only suggest to try and watch it in reverse?!”

    The reverse side also has a reverse side. -Japanese proverb.

    Thank you!

  4. 4 jonathan Allen
    October 29, 2010 at 7:03 PM

    my mentor produced some shit for Lenny, they real good friends

  5. 5 jonathan Allen
    October 29, 2010 at 7:04 PM

    Love the blog

  6. March 15, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    New Wil May!

    Here’s the latest from Wil May (MAKESHIFT Recordings) titled, “Maybe Love” produced by Wil May himself and presented This is from his upcoming mixtape, ‘The College Memoirs: Frathouse, Traphouse,’ which is dropping very soon. ‘Frathouse, Traphouse’ is a collection of material Wil May made during his college years and is the prequel to his newer material.



    Wil May:

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