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Das Review: Jay-z The Blueprint

I was about 15 years old, In boarding school and an avid wide eyed fan of an american art form we called rap. 3-years before I got my hands on DMX’s flesh of my flesh blood of my blood from a friend of a friend. 2,127 more words

Game Dev Journey pt. 2

There will be an enormous chrono-gap between post 1 and 2. Why is that? Because I’ve tried to get back on the horse. Yes, I’m now attempting to make games once more! 1,219 more words

Game Design

the ecstasy of list-making

As a human being, Shams, I feel, is in the area of Gurdjieff, Bodhidharma, Rinzai, Osho, Jonathan Swift, Dostoyevsky, Mark Twain, Nietzsche, Robert Bly, Pascal, Bawa Muhaaiyaddeen, Thoreau, Cervantes, Henri Corbin, Socrates, Brando –here I drift into ecstasy of list-making– Sophocles, Galway Kinnell, D.H.

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Coleman Barks

The Work of Khalik Allah

Human beings like Birds, certain primates and certain insects tend to create micro environments to suit their living conditions and needs. They build nests, they gather a bunch of leaves and make a comfy place to live to shield them from the weather or like ants they literally build ant-hills or burrow underground. 307 more words

Peep this: Scarface loves Pink Floyd

Wonderful ass over the top classic rock excess courtesy of one of the most either pretentious or genius bands ever can’t decide. But on this night as i make my foray into the world of fried chicken, their music is kinda poignant as fuck and to think i started listening to them because Scarface the rapper unapologetically said he was and is a fan of Pink Floyd.

The New Afrobeats

Growing up in an upper middle class world in africa in the 90′s. We grew up on an extensive diet of american R&B,Jamaican Dancehall and Hip-Hop, at the time the continent was in kind of a lull except for the big cultural behemoths, countries like South Africa, Nigeria and the DRC where still churning out big artists and new music. 285 more words

R.I.P David Bowie

I always liked David Bowie but he never connected to me as a young black african. When I heard this record, I was suddenly in touch with what i like to call the soulful nature of his music. 109 more words