Interview with War Chyld: The future of hip-hop belongs to the fans.

Rap Artist War Chyld

Rap Artist War Chyld

Nowadays,   you might say hip-hop is the new sex: it’s everywhere and everybody’s doing it. Although we have our own perspective on the future of hip-hop,  it’s  great to get an idea of where our most favorite art is headed,  from someone who is actually doing it well.

War Chyld, independent rapper from Philly, who gave us songs like  “Google me Now,” and “Honeymoon” featuring Slim from 112, is no stranger to underground hop-hop ciphers, and the mainstream version of hip-hop we see everyday. “hip-hop is headed in a direction where, it’s what each individual  fan makes it,” says War Chyld. “You can go to Walmart and buy a little poppy CD that’s all over ICarly…or go buy an underground legend like Sean Price.  Hip-hop hasn’t gone away, its still here.”

I remember when hip-hop used to be a cult-art, where you could pick a fan out of a crowd from miles away could maybe guess what he  or she was listening to and be right 90 percent of the time. “Hip-hop use to be just hip-hop, then they started using it in burger king commercials… and people  started feeling like, ” well I could be a rapper,” says War Chyld. “They take our culture and say… take a 12 year old with a Mohawk  and put him in a  commercial, because it’s all good and anybody can rap. They made a mockery out of hip-hop, but  to me, the heart of hip-hop  still beats.”

It seems to me that there’s two versions of hip-hop now,  the version we here on the radio, and the heart of the music, which you have  to do a little digging to find.  Click here for part II.


Three fool proof ways to get out of the friend zone

Sound like you? Don't worry, we might be able to help you!

Sound like you? Don’t worry, we might be able to help you!

It sucks when you get put into the friend zone with a woman you really like; on the other hand, it’s probably your fault why you got put there in the first place.  Here are three of the most typical friend zone situations , and how you can make your way out of the friend zone, and into the end zone.

1. Scenario: you’re in the friend zone with a woman who dates a lot of broke-ass fast talkers

For some women, being a good friend is not enough. She’ll date tons of losers that seem to have nothing beyond a nice face and decent conversation before she’ll even consider you  more than a friend.  If you’re trying to get a woman who gets caught up in “game,” and seems to always end up with guys who have a lot of style, but are all talk and no punch, you need to put your money where your mouth is …LITERALLY.  This girl is attracted to assets-like what kind of car you have, where you work, and most importantly, what you are willing to share with her.  To get out of the friend zone with a woman who is attracted to material things because the men she chooses never spend money on her, you need to show her that you’re no cheap-skate to get out of the friend zone. Buy dinner without her asking, bring her flowers, wear some  nicer clothes around her. Show her that you are willing to share not just your heart, but your wealth as well.

2. Scenario: you’re in the friend zone with a woman who’s dated a lot of guys who have money, and already makes good money on her own.

Some women don’t see material things as the deal breaker. If you are in the friend zone with a woman who is used to having nice things, or being with men who don’t mind spending money on her; to get out of the friend zone with  her you have to show that you care about her much more than a friend ever could, and that you only want to see her happy in the end.  In order to do this, during times when she really needs someone to be there for her, maybe she’s going through emotional struggles, maybe she’s very insecure about something, maybe she’s having a hard time dealing with something another guy has done to her; you have to be there for her until she is over the situation, without trying to make a move. Once the smoke is cleared she’ll realize that you are the one true person that will have her back through everything, and she’ll start to see you in a different light.

3. Scenario: you’re in the friend zone with a woman that you already do so much for, that you should be her boyfriend, but sadly, you’re not!

3. Here’s our last type.  In this case, let’s say that for this woman, you’re her door mat: you do everything for her, you buy her things, you listen to her problems, you’re always there, but you’re still in the friend zone; the only way to change your situation is to leave her alone. Stop doing things for her, and start putting your energy into women who are really interested in you.  After some time, this woman will realize how much you being there really meant to her and she’ll come looking for you.

Beware: these will only work if the woman is already physically/sexually attracted to you.  If not, FORGET IT!

Michael Kors: Watches that make women break their NECKS!

A lot of women love designer Michael Kors; he’s a judge on Project Runway, and one of the best designers known to man!  I think more women wear his fashions than men; and yes, his clothes are expensive!  Just recently, I took a trip to Lord and Taylor and noticed a whole collection of Michael Kors men’s watches. There’s nothing more timeless than a good time-piece! Check out some of my favorites for men.

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Click here to check out the Michael Kors website to see more of his watches. By the way, if you grab a watch, don’t forget to get your girl a purse!

Three Ways To Treat Your Girl That Don’t Involve You Spending Money!

Sometimes if you’re in a relationship or dating, it’s hard to tell what she really wants from you after about a month in.  When it comes down to it; it’s not always about gifts, going out, or spending money all the time.  Here are some things you can do for her that speak volumes over an expensive date (for a girl that really cares about you).


Help her take her weave out

First of all, It might be a while before the girl even let’s you know officially that her hair is not real, but you’ll find out soon enough. If she doesn’t wear weave, do things like: take out her ponytail of help her flat iron the back of her hair. Helping take out her weave will let her know that you think she’s  beautiful even without all the bells and whistles; that you accept her the way she is.  This will make her feel even more comfortable around you, and with that comfort comes more trust.

If she’s trying to loose weight, buy her a milk shake

Women are ALWAYS trying to loose weight, no matter what.  We do it because we are constantly trying to be prettier than the next chic. Messing up her diet plan (with a milkshake or one of her favorite foods)  shows that you like the way she looks, and that even if this diet doesn’t go well (which it probably won’t) , you’ll still tear-that-ass-up


PDA in front of her friends

If she’s got three friends, trust me, at least two of them are haters and would hop into bed with you in a heart beat. No matter what, don’t act on your impulse to do charity for bumb-chics; neither one of them are half the women that your girl is, that’s why they hate on her. When she’s around them, give  her a good kiss and/or hug her  tight and grab her butt at the same time.  This will make her feel really special; and more importantly, it will show her friends that you are down for her and aren’t hardly thinking about any of them.

If the woman you are dating is a good match for you, these little things will mean something to her.  You’ll always take her on dates and buy her gifts; but not every man will do these kinds of things for her.  Just be careful what kind of girl you do this for; all of these will lead to increased trust, which means more vulnerability on her part. As a result, she’ll want more trust and vulnerability from you.

TBT: songs that should be on your pre-date playlist

Every women has a pre-date playlist: a playlist of songs that make her feel sexy, irresistible and powerful.  So guys, I know you have some songs that are a MUST for you to hear, whether you’re going out with a new girl or out with friends.  With all the rituals that come with going out and having a good time, consider adding these throw-back joints to your list of confidence- boosting jams

Diamond In The Back-William DeVaughn

This song has been covered many times, but the original is my favorite version.  This song is really smooth, it’s the perfect jam to get dresses to.  It makes you feel cool; like you are “the shit.” It has a really sexy, beat and the lyrics are dope.

Flashing Lights- Kanye West

okay, so this isn’t really a throw-back, but its a hot song. This song will definitely make you want to “stunt” when you put it on.

Beautiful People- Chris Brown

This song Rings Bells all over-the-place.  It’s really fun to listen to.

Crew Love-Drake

This is one of the songs that you and your crew listen to on the way to where ever you’re going; cuz doesn’t every one have luv for your crew??? I thought so:)


How to get your girlfriend to try new things


After being with the same girl for over a year, you should know a lot about her.  Most women are very adventurous and want to try just as many things as you want to try, but overwhelming afterthoughts keep them from being as free-spirited as they want.  The difference between you and some guy she doesn’t care about is that no matter what she does with him, she can choose not to see him again at any time, and could care less what he thinks.  With you, she cares about what you think of her, and doesn’t want anyone or anything else jeopardizing how you feel about her. Some of the most common explanations for not wanting to try new things, that women who have been with their boyfriends (or husbands) for a long time share, range between three categories:  worry of humiliation, regretting the morning after, and finding something that she (or you) might like more than the usual.  Here are some things you can do to release her inhibitions (that don’t include drugs or illegal substances), that you might not have already tried, just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Embarrass yourself

One way to help your girlfriend try new things is to show her that even you have a great sense of humor, and can embarrass yourself without taking it too seriously.This will help her see a vulnerable side of you, that is not so serious and will help her  be more accepting and welcoming to new experiences that might be  embarrassing.  Doing things like skinny dipping, or streaking is a great way to do something embarrassing together, who knows what creepers might see you guys!

Let her be herself

Not every couple talks about intimate fantasies, but everyone fantasizes about not-so-typical  things.  Let her tell you her fantasy, without getting offended or giving her the, “wow, you’d really do that” face.  Letting her discuss her deepest most secretive fantasies with you will make her feel even more comfortable with herself and her sexuality around you.

Let her tell you what to do

Being adventurous takes a certain amount of confidence.  She needs to know that no matter what crazy situations the two of you get into,  you will respect her feelings, protect her, and always take her side, no matter what.  Building this type of trust with her  comes from you (as the man) respecting and trusting her judgement, and in some situations, being able to “see” what she’s feeling, without her having to say what she’s feeling all the time (you know how women make those faces).

Complement her body

Make your girlfriend feel comfortable about her body, by showing that you like all her parts, not just the fun ones.  It’s impossible for your girlfriend to be completely free with you if she’s worried that you don’t like the way she looks.  It’s more than telling her that she’s beautiful; but you have to really show her.  Once she truly believes that you love her body, and no other woman could steal the physical love you have for her, she will definitely be more willing to try new things with you, and you’ll be able to recognize this change in her.


If you’re not willing to take this journey with your girlfriend, trust me, you guys are definitely going to break-up!

Men’s Cologne: Strong, Fresh and Sweet- how every girl likes her man to be, and how she likes her man to smell

Picking a cologne can be very difficult and can take a long time.  When buying a new fragrance every man should keep two thoughts in mind, one: how do I like this smell, and two: how will my girlfriend like this smell on me? Some women like strong scents, some like fresh scents, and some like sweet.  If you’re going cologne browsing by yourself and don’t know where to start, use these fragrances to help navagate your way around the cologne counter; especially if you’re looking for something new for Valentines Day.



Drakkar Noir is a cologne that has been around for a long time.  This is a classic fragrance, one that you might have seen on your dads dresser when you were growing up.  It is very warm; reminds me of cigars.  It Smells like Egyptian musk with hints of licorice and spice.  Just be sure to apply this one sparingly because it has a very strong scent.


Aramis Is also one of the classics too, it’s been around since the 70’s and isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.  This one is sweet, but very strong, manly, and robust.  I have to admit  I’m not a big fan of strong colognes, but I love to hug guys who wear this fragrance. The smell of it makes me feel relaxed and safe; the way a girl should feel when she’s in a man’s arms.  This one  smells like leather with hints of floral and vanilla.



Nautica Voyage is one of my favorite cool scents for men.  It starts off smelling like the ocean and sea-breeze  but as it develops, you start to smell different spices    lingering underneath the cool ocean scents.  This one is great for guys who are really into water sports because the smell of it really captures a part of the ocean.


Calvin Klein’s Eternity: Agua is also a great fragrance for men.  This one differs from Nautica Voyage in that the oceanic-cool smell lasts longer and the scent is less spicy  and has a truer ocean-breeze quality.  Both of these are really sporty and great for guys who like colognes that reflect what things they like to do in real life.



Prada Amber is a beautiful smell.  It starts off very sweet, smelling like vanilla and cedar wood, then as the fragrance develops. It turns into a very warm, fresh-out-the-shower-soapy smell.  This one is great for the guy who’s girlfriend  likes sweet scents on him, but want’s something more than your average vanilla/chocolate axe spray.  This one reminds me of leather, vanilla and soap; sounds like a weird combination, but it all smells so sexy together.


Angel Men.  You may have seen a fragrance called, “Angel” on your girlfriends dresser top at some point, but don’t worry because the  Angel fragrance for men comes in a completely different bottle (so you guys won’t be matching).  This cologne is as sweet as it gets when it comes to men’s cologne.  It smells like vanilla and caramel   If you are looking for a fragrance that will make your girlfriend want to “eat” you, this is the one.

Angel Men Cologne Metal Case


Most guys eventually learn that letting your girlfriend, “friend,” chick-on-the-side, or what ever you call her; pick what movies or shows you guys watch is the first step to the day resulting in a good night for you.  At some point you were probably forced to watch shows like “Housewives of Atlanta,” or “Bad Girl’s Club.”  Here are some movies and shows that satisfy her need to watch female drama, but at the same time, are pretty entertaining so you won’t be pissed watching, just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Love and Hip Hop

This show is full of female drama, but at the same time some of your favorite rappers (like Jim Jones and Benzino of  XXL) are on the show too, so while she’s getting what she needs from girl world, you get to see what some of your favorite Hip Hop personalities are doing these days.


The Vow

On the surface, “The Vow” looks like your average girly love story, but Channing Tatum brought a realness to the movie that makes it entertaining and fun to watch. You definitely won’t fall asleep on this. It’s not just about a woman falling in love again, it’s about a real guy, protecting his girl and having her back, and in the end, she shows him that she’s down for him too.


The Next Three Days

In this movie, Russell Crowe plays a husband who’s wife is accused of killing another woman.  The bottom line is, he helps his wife escape from jail, and then moves she and their son out of the country to escape police.  This movie is extremely entertaining. Russell Crowe is like this super-gangster/ ride-or-die husband that won’t let his wife go to jail for something he knows she didn’t do.  This movie is so good, your girl will swear she picked it out.


Okay, let me know how this goes, and what you guys think:)

Men’s style: John Varvatos, a designer that knows what the American man looks like

John Varvatos is one designer that men of all ages look really sexy wearing.  His clothes are like 19th century English gent meets 2012  Brooklyn hustla’.

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All his looks provide a clean and classy silhouette  with enough edginess to make them stand out amongst a sea of mediocre  designs and more of the  same ol’ same ol’.  I love the fact that he is an American designer and you can see how being “made in America,” has deeply influenced his style perspective.

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His designs have a comfortable  fit and are cut to give an almost-tailored look.  My favorite parts of his collection are the accessories.  Bags, sunglasses, belts, cuff links and even fragrances, give Varvato’s line a very unique identity.

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These are some of my favorite pieces from Varvatos, I even bought my boyfriend a couple of his things for Christmas.