Monday, February 13, 2017

Talking with Michael Tillery on The Starting Five Live

Over the weekend, I had the awesome pleasure of chatting with Michael Tillery of The Starting Five Live online radio show on Mike is a longtime e-migo whom I have corresponded with for 10 years or so. Mike has been a freelance writer as well who has given me a lot of advice and mentorship on developing my own voice.

These days, Mike hosts The Starting Five Live on, a web platform created by Chuck D of Public Enemy. The Starting Five Live hosts discussions on sports and culture. He has hosted sports legends such as Julius Erving, media personalities such as Jemele Hill, and music artists such as Skyzoo, so it is a definitely honor to be included on that list.

Mike and I spoke a lot about the blogosphere, social media, and then talked about the New York Knicks and the mess between owner James Dolan and Knicks legend Charles Oakley.

Please go check out my discussion with  Michael Tillery. Hopefully Mike will have me on again.

The Starting Five Live 170: The Michael Lortz Interview

Friday, February 10, 2017

Flava in Ya Documentary

Music documentaries are a favorite of mine. Especially ones of old school hip hop. This one, on Craig Mack, was interesting. Although it focused primarily on Mack's early days and his relationship with Sean Puffy Combs. I would have liked to see more what happened to Craig between 2000 and 2015, when he was found in a church in South Carolina.

How did he get there? They said Craig was religious, but to disappear and resurface in a small church dropping free style rhymes is a big change. Not everyone does that.

After watching this, I am inspired to refocus on telling the story of Kenny Waters, Tampa's first hip hop DJ and founder of Digital Underground. Be on the look out for more information on that.