By way of Greedmont Park, I heard Nneke for the first time. Must say she is more refreshing that a cup of coffee or the flat stack of ho-hum singers served up on the morning radio. Nneka Egbuna is a Nigerian-German hip hop/soul singer and songwriter. She sings in English and her traditional language of Igbo. Get at her on her Concrete Jungle tour; details here.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

  • Tue, 09/02/2010 Atlanta, GA Vinyl – Atlanta, GA
  • Thu, 11/02/2010 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley Bar & Grill – Nashville, TN
  • Sat, 13/02/2010 St. Louis, MO The Gramaphone – St. Louis, MO
  • Sun, 14/02/2010 Chicago, IL Double Door – Chicago, IL

The 48 Laws of Power (2000)


A book you should’ve read but probably haven’t.


Erykah Badu’s “Twinkle”

There was much buzz about Erykah Badu’s new release “New AmErykah: World War Part 4.” I heard the first release Honey on 95.5 WPGC and wondered if Erykah had rolled over in bed and coughed a song into the mic. The song sounds lazy and underdeveloped. Good enough for the radio, but not good enough for her talents or her fans. Convinced the rest of “New AmErykah” would be the same, I passed on buying it. Later, I found my suspicions were only 90 percent accurate.