Try Something New: Cigars

I’ve decided to start a new series for Pretty Dope Right called Try Something New. If you’ve been reading faithfully, you’ve noticed that I blog about a variety of things from album reviews, personal stories, interviews etc. I’m just all over the place most days. While many of the posts are interesting, I thought it’d be even cooler to share […]

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Giants

Spoiler alert. If you haven’t watched Giants, please stop here. If you claim to be a supporter of Issa Rae and haven’t seen it, I’m disappointed in you but still, stop here, go watch and donate. Giants is a YouTube series created by James Bland, that follows a group of friends that are dealing with life’s pressures. The show is set in Los Angeles, California. The characters include Malachi, Journee and Ade. Malachi is a 29 year old black male struggling to pursue passions while trying to avoid a divine calling on his life that he hasn’t quite figured out yet. In Season 1, he finds himself becoming a male escort, getting evicted, moving in with his friend Ade and having the purpose of his dreams about running, drowning and being kidnapped revealed to him by a random stranger at the bus stop. Journee is a 29 year old black female suffering from manic depression which has taken complete control of her life. The depression has caused her to lose her job and even spend days in bed crying and vomiting. She and Malachi were sharing living spaces prior to the eviction. She then moves in with her sister but the depression forces her sister to put her out, sending her to crash with Malachi and Ade. Journee meets a guy on Tinder but the relationship doesn’t last long as he and his ex patch things up, sending her into a […]

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Tangled

So I’m only a few months shy of my ten year high school reunion. Yes it’s already been ten years since the Northern Vance High School Class of 2008 has been together. It seems like just yesterday that I was sitting Mr. Pearce’s AP English class being convinced that Emily Dickinson was the greatest American poet. If no one else, […]

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Issa Celebration: The Space Heater

For those of you that aren’t familiar with what a space heater is, just think of it as a house warming for business owners. This was the concept behind The Space Heater event this weekend, hosted by my good friend Erin. So who the hell is Erin you ask? Erin Pettiford-Watson is a licensed massage and body work therapist with […]

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Read All About It

It’s not even Thursday yet, but on a scale from one to Liam Neeson’s daughter in Taken, I’m extremely nervous about leaving the US. Yes I watch too much TV. As nervous as I am, my bags were entirely packed over a week ago. You’d have to know me personally to know that this is nothing out of the norm. […]

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Kicking It Up A Notch

Pressed. That’s exactly what I was when I first ordered my personal business cards for Pretty Dope Right. I spent almost 3 hours going through different formats and fonts trying to find the perfect one. I was like a kid in a candy store. And then there was the logo part which I still don’t have. To hell with it. […]

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