Joe Budden Some Love Lost


Written by Delmar Napue

The third album in the “Love Lost” series is a series in which we see Joe dissect a bevy of issues taking place in his life. Issues like strained relationships, depression, drug use etc. These topics and more all overlap throughout the series but the album I feel most connected to is the “Some Love Lost” album, the second of the series. This album touches me so much because like him, and many others, I’m someone who’s had bouts with depression. Listening to this album is like having someone project and convey all the right tones and words to describe what I’m to scared to talk about, everything from self doubt, puzzling interactions, and conflicting thoughts you have when you’re under that dark cloud. Feelings that only a lyricist like Joe could describe are unraveled and analyzed through his clear but hazed eyes.Continue reading



Written by Delmar Napue (Purpose Pieces)

As a 20 year old black American man, who do I look to in media to represent me and my ideals? Where are my role models? Where is my representation? Year after year a new movement arrives, a new slogan attached, a new code of ethics introduced. For a long time now I looked for someone to include me in the discussion. Nipsey came along and told me i didn’t need their discussion. Nipsey told me to make my own discussion and include my own people. Nipsey’s career has reminded and proved everything Jay Z told me, I see now that ownership of yourself and your work isn’t some fluke thing. Nipsey is one of the few to take control of his fate and that’s why he’s so important to the game. He’s a role model for all and his latest effort “Victory Lap” is one of the greatest examples why.Continue reading

Jay-Z: MaNyfaCedGod A Short Film

Jay Z : MaNyfaCedGod A Short Film

Written by Delmar Napue

I’m an analytical over thinker. Something I work desperately at to change but deep down I know I won’t. I never learned how to let things in life be, I always assumed there was a formula for every situation. I had faith that the puzzle I constantly stared at and was stumped by would eventually be solved. It wasn’t, nor will it ever be. I’m starting to realize that sometimes in order to truly close the door you have to leave it open. Because maybe it was never your door to close. Continue reading

Meek Mill: Wins & Losses

Meek Mill : Wins & Losses

Written by Delmar Napue

Earlier this year Meek Mill released his highly anticipated 3rd studio album, “Wins & Losses”. An album surrounded by much speculation because of the drama filled 2 Years Meek has gone through. Both his haters and supporters eager to see if he can bounce back from the perceived “L’s” he’d taken. Many wondered if his relationship and break up with pop star Nicki Minaj, rap beefs with Drake and numerous others, along with the social media backlash would finally put a chink in his armor, and with the title “Wins & Losses”, for many, that theory was all but confirmed. Continue reading

Jhenè Aiko Trip

Jhenè Aiko : Trip

Written by Delmar Napue

No matter the gender or ethnicity one of the most common things humans do, is somehow manage to relate everything we come across in this world back to ourselves. It’s natural, this is one of the best tools we use to help us process and understand information. In my case, running through Jhenè Aiko’s album “Trip” time and time again has reinforced that, I am no different from anyone else. In this album JhenèContinue reading