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Apr 14
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Award-Winning Author Topé Folarin Joins <i>Pass The Peas</i> to Talk About His Life, His Time at Morehouse College, His Debut Novel, <i>A Particular Kind of Black Man</i> and Res' <i>How I Do</i>

One of the coolest parts of this entire journey with Very Smart Brothas is the sheer amount of cool people I’ve had the opportunity to meet. If there’s one reason I’d tell anybody to start up that thing you want to do it’s easily because, if you do something right, the world opens up and it’s full of tremendous folks.

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Apr 7
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Is 'Return of the Mack' the Greatest Song Ever? A Debate With <i>The Root</i>'s Shanelle Genai, Who Disagrees (She's Wrong), on <i>Pass the Peas With Panama Jackson</i>

On March 18, 2021, Mark Morrison’s “Return of The Mack” reached its 25th birthday. To commemorate this accoladational (Editor’s note: this is not a word) achievement for this song that really is the best song ever, I shared an article I wrote in 2017 stating as much, titled “Return of The Mack” Is The Best Song Ever

Mar 31
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An Ode to My Favorite Poem of All Time—From the Movie <i>Trippin'—</i>Whose Title I Can't Put Here Because It's Profane

Y’all really don’t talk about the movie Trippin’ enough. Released in 1999 and starring everybody’s favorite next-door neighbor, Bud—Deon Richmond—and Maia Campbell, Trippin’ is one of those movies that never gets old, is always fun and seems to get absolutely no flowers, and I have no idea why. Richmond plays Greg

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Mar 25
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Derrick Jaxn and Co. Are Living Proof That When STFU Is An Option, It Should Be Strongly Considered

Up until last week, I had a very vague knowledge of Derrick Jaxn. I’d heard his name of course. He and a slew of other chaps’ names are often bandied about when it comes to relationship “gurus;” their videos in cars and places are often shared all over the social medias. In my neck of the social medias—the Wishanigga

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Mar 15
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Dear New Sneaker People, Just Because You Usually Wear a Certain Size Doesn't Mean You Always Wear That Size

It’s been documented here before, but the onset of the coronavirus over a year ago seems to have turned everybody and their mothers into sneakerheads (and ultimately rendering most of us winless at the SNKRS app sweepstakes). And while the sneaker culture (and folks attempting to become resellers; good morning to

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