Same As It Ever Was

Jose Vilson Jose

The Grammys always reminds me of the quasi-utopia the music industry portrays. With the gusto and aplomb the musicians and artists convey, one might think …

Letter: Man In The Mirror

Jose Vilson Jose

Dear Michael Jackson, First, let me say that I’m deeply saddened by your death. Your passing ranks up there in the moments where people had …

Play The Soloist

Jose Vilson Jose, Writing

When your voice finds you, it doesn’t matter how you express it: your signature’s all over it. I write this because, after seeing The Soloist, …

Feels So Good

Jose Vilson Jose

Humble. That’s the one word I would use for 2-time Grammy winning jazz artist, Chuck Mangione. He’s made the theme song for millions (no, really, …

Tay Zonday: Original Gangsta

Jose Vilson

On April 22nd, 2007, Tay Zonday releases “Chocolate Rain” to the Internet world. 3 months later, the YouTube showing is the most popular viral video …

Crazy Eights

Jose Vilson Jose

Borrowed from J. Dakar: The Rules: 1. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts. 2. Players start with eight random …

More or Less

Jose Vilson Jose

Many of you are familiar with Talib Kweli the artist. Since the days of Black Star, he’s blossomed into a premier face for hip-hop music. …

Follow the Leader

Jose Vilson

I wrote this a few weeks ago in another site in response to someone’s inquiry as to why I believe Rakim’s the greatest rapper of …

Supernatural Force

Jose Vilson

Law #27 in Robert Greene’s 48 Laws of Power states: “Play on People’s Need to Believe to Create a Cultlike Following” Yesterday, Maná demonstrated that …

I Wish I Wrote That Song

Jose Vilson

*** Quick Update on the last blog: Soon after I wrote this blog, massive reports came out about the tons of violence that happened during …

40 Acres and a Basketball

Jose Vilson Jose

This weekend is probably one of my favorite weekends of the year, as it commemorates … the NBA’s All-Star Weekend. Every year, before I even …

I Am the Eggman

Jose Vilson

Let me preface this by saying that anything I write here might actually have to do with my thoughts on myself. That may seem like …