Sunday, June 11, 2023


Rugged Regime (Part I) is the brainchild of the regal emcee and label head Indigo Phoenyx.  Carefully curated and expertly executed, this nineteen track compilation is a welcome addition to the dope music permeating ears in 2023.  Featured performances on this creative tour-de-force are Bannah, Nivek, i9ON, Streetz, Ziz, Doc T, Sub2Reign, Nique Deville, Indigo Phoenyx, John Jigg$, G Fam Black, Josiah The Gift, M Doc Diego and Mondo Slade.  The soundscape for Rugged Regime (Part I) is provided by QuakeMobb, yours truly WISDOM BEATS, Bannah, Streetz, K Dero, Kwenu, Doc T, $aveme, Bobcatt The Legend and Nique Deville.  Artwork for the project comes from the creative Doc Terror.  This album is sure to be included on a slew of Best Of lists to end 2023.  In the interim, enjoy the lyrical and aural concoction that is Rugged Regime (Part I).


Wednesday, March 16, 2022


This collaboration wasn't on my radar, but I am surely glad the two powerhouse, yet underrated, creatives Elzhi and Georgia Anne Muldrow decided to bless us with Zhigeist.  The eleven-track offering brings the best of both spheres together, merging the lyrical worlds of Motor City emcee with the LA-born producer/instrumentalist/artist.  Together they make beautiful music that is a welcome departure from the trapped in trap musical world that we live in at the moment (a moment that has gone on for quite a while to be perfectly honest).  This is definitely a multiple listen project, so carve out a little time to absorb and digest the lyricism of Elzhi and musicality of Muldrow.  You won't be disappointed.




The Off-Broadway wonder that is Black No More opened recently to positive reviews.  The Afrofuturistic offering, inspired by the 1931 novel of the same name by George S. Schuyler, is a satirized view of race relations in a Harlem Renaissance-set America.  

Co-written by Tariq Trotter (better known to the hip hop sphere as Black Thought) and adapted from a book by Academy Award winner John Ridley (of 12 Years A Slave fame), this play covers much ground.  Billed as a musical, you have Trotter, fellow Roots Crew member James Poyser, Anthony Tidd and Daryl Waters bringing the melodic noise.  Black Thought also provides the lyrical firepower for Black No More.  Two-time Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones brings his choreographic expertise to this auspicious production.  

Max Disher, played by Brandon Victor Dixon, is the central character that has utilized the services of  Junius Crookman (Tariq Trotter), seeking to transform from Black to Caucasian through a mystery machine.  Through song and dance, The New Group performed, enacted and portrayed a very pertinent message with this recent run from January 20th through February 27th.  I am looking forward to the powers that be to recognize the power of this musical and bring it to Broadway.   Read more about Black No More via the links below.  I know you won't be disappointed.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022


This should have been posted in 2020.  No better time than the present.  "Thought Vs Everybody" is from the dope release from Tariq Trotter titled Streams Of Thought, Vol. 3:  Cane & Able.  I know the multitude is patiently waiting for a new album from The Legendary Roots Crew.  Black Thought, of course, has been busy with his late-night gig on The Tonight Show, and more recently his Broadway musical turn in Black No More.  Stay tuned for more insight into that dope musical.

Twitter:  @BlackThought | @TheRoots | @Okayplayer



 Welcome back to reality.  

It's been such a long time since I've tapped into this site.  I've been on a quest to create doper beats and improve upon my 30+ year spinnin' skills that I put on the back-burner for the longest.  Writing has not abandoned me, however.  I am looking to keep my virtual pen alive and well for 2022 and beyond.  

While perusing and musing online for some creative ideas I came across this hidden gem from 2017.  For those that do not know, NOE is a Baltimore-bred emcee known for his Jay-Z-like vocal timbre and affiliate of Jim Jones' ByrdGang.  Here is a dope glimpse into the existence of the East Baltimore artist.

Artist Website:

Twitter:  @NOETheBrand

Sunday, July 26, 2020


     To say the least, 2020 has been the most challenging year that humanity as a collective has experienced in eons.  There has been plenty of source material to include on WISDOM SEEKER, but I have been focusing on the musical side to challenge my anger and angst creatively.  Writing is still a passion (albeit a quieter one at age 5-0).  Needless to say it is time for me to do what is necessary to keep the WISDOM SEEKER banner flying high.
     Talib Kweli has been on the receiving end of criticism and vitriol due to his penchant for Twitter disagreements.  I won't get into that because I am about the positive aspects of this dope emcee.  His People's Party podcast/show has been doing quite well, so I am going to focus on that aspect right now.  His recent interview with Chi-Town legend Common is an informative and lengthy foray into multiple topics.  Show co-host Jasmin Leigh adds dope insight during the course of this two-hour hip hop dissertation.  Enjoy, and welcome me back to my WISDOM SEEKER platform.

Friday, November 15, 2019


Peace and blessings WISDOM SEEKERS!  It has truly been a good while since I've posted on my blog.  I've been immersed in beatmaking and production and that has taken precedent over my creative flow.  So much dope music has been released since my last posting in 2018.  With us finishing 2019 it is only right for me to showcase the newest joint to grace my eardrums.  One Of The Best Yet is the new release from Gang Starr.  I didn't know if we would ever get another collaborative effort from the late great Guru and Preemo.  We did.  It is fiyah.  From beginning to end you get that vintage sound that made Gang Starr the quintessential hip hop group.  I will let the music speak for itself at this point.

I still love Hip Hop...