Saturday, December 26, 2015

Battle Rap of the Year: Ave vs Mike P

What's woody wood, grasshoppers?

2015 is almost over, and the rap gods had blessed me with the battle of the year so far...shout out to Ultimate Rap League (URL) for droppin' this jawn on Christmas...the other battles dropped on the 25th were "okay," but THIS right here..., oh, man

This that good shit, mayne

Mike P (straight outta Long Island) did his thing, but pay attention to Ave (straight outta Virginia)

Ave is a fuckin' beast


DAMN, that man's crazy

I got Ave winning all 3 rounds...straight heat...he deserves the main stage after this PG (Proven Grounds) joint...homie showed and proved...every other bar was damn near a dope punchline

CLICK HERE to watch from your phone

Peace and Afro Grease

Nah'Sun the Great @

Thursday, December 17, 2015

2015 Exxxotica New Jersey RECAP

Coolin with porn legend Ron Jeremy

What's woody wood, grasshoppers?

Long time, no vibe?

I'm in the midst of revising Thick Girls and the Guys Who Love Them before sending the manuscript to the editor...the work is tedious, but I love it...patience is key, baby

Anyway, a few weeks ago I took a trip to the Exxxotica Expo in Edison, New Jersey...I met up with folks I already knew were there...shout out to Mount Vernon and his lady, Juicee...and also my guy Preach whom I hung out with pretty much the whole night

But to be honest with you, I only went to see one person...

...Cherokee D'Ass

Shorty was mad cool...REAL down to earth...I took flicks with her and waited until the expo ended to chop it up with her for a few minutes...I even gave her a complimentary copy of In the Thick of Things

I couldn't speak with her while we took pics because of the constant flow of guys surrounding her like sharks

It's all good, tho...shit happens...after flickin' it up with her, I checked out the exhibitors and saw some goodies

I wasn't buying shit, tho...

...I just wanted to see Cherokee

I did peep the Beautiful Big Women of BBW Camhouse representin' hard for their crew

Shout out to Bi Marley, Skyler Blu Jai and the rest of the thick and juicy ladies


Oh yeah, nuff respect to Rock Da Icon...

...I chopped it up with the homie, too

Mad cool and down to earth

I peeped a few cuties in the joint...most of them were in the adult industry...the vanilla (non-industry) chicks either were "okay" looking or came with their dudes

All in all, I wouldn't mind going again next year...I might go on a Friday (the opening night) instead of Saturday just to change things up...I most definitely had fun

And one more thing...

...the industry beef between BBW Camhouse and Spicee Cajun is hilarious

There's money for everybody, and it's bad enough that society in general doesn't view BBW adult entertainment as the upper echelon of the industry

Everybody gotta stay focus instead of engaging in bullshit

Real talk

I don't think the cat fighting is that serious...just shit talkin' here and there...I'm pretty sure the ladies ain't dumb enough to fuck up their reputation and money over pettiness

I'll fuck the shit outta Bi-Marley and Spicee Cajun, tho...I'm talkin' 'bout straight up Hulk smash...m
aybe we should have a threesome as a way for the two ladies to literally kiss and make up

And on that note, I'm out

Peace and Afro Grease

Nah'Sun the Great @

Me and Preach with Cherokee

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015

Long Island Hates J Cole

What's woody wood, grasshoppers?

Looks like J Cole had ruffled some feathers...some cats on Long Island feel a way about him joking on their hood...peep the vid below

CLICK HERE to watch from your phone

And ever since then...

...a million and one diss tracks about J Cole from Long Island rappers have flooded the internet

Most of them, if not all, are wack as hell...let's keep it a stack...attention whoring ain't gangsta

On the other hand...

...I can understand why they wanna get at Cole about the joke he made on stage

If someone disses your hood, you're expected to get at them by all means

The problem is, J Cole cracks jokes about someone being from the town where he's's part of his harm, no foul

Not only that...

...the J Cole diss tracks I heard are garbage truck wack juice

Which brings me to Reek Da Villain, formerly of the Flipmode Squad

As the most well-known rapper from Long Island of his generation, the self-proclaimed "King of Long Island" took it upon himself to lead the charge against Cole

Peep the video below (CLICK HERE to peep on your phone)

If you ask me, the track is lukewarm

Dude missed a golden opportunity to bring all eyes on his hood by NOT droppin' a classic diss track against one of the biggest names in Hip-Hop

Hey... worked for Tim Dawg when he dropped "Fuck Compton"

I personally believe that headz are using this opportunity to get some publicity by dissing Cole, because if they were REALLY serious about disliking him on the strength of the joke, they need a reality check to cash and buy a life

By the way...

...Long Island is NOT soft

I repeat

Long Island is NOT soft

Don't get it fucked up, there's more to Strong Island than wine, fishing, and the iced tea

I remember when my ex-girlfriend's mother had told me Long Island was soft before I went off to college...

...she's from Brooklyn

So my first impression of L.I. before hittin up a Spring open house at a school in Hempstead was a lily white suburb on the outskirts of the Rotten Apple


Maaaaaaaaan, I was shell shocked when I stepped off the Long Island Rail Road @ the Hempstead Terminal

The Stead looked HOOD as hell, and still is

I remember telling this dude from Baltimore at a ski trip awhile back to stop sleepin' on Long Island when it comes to that street shit as he thought shit didn't pop off in the 'burbs

Shout out to Hempstead, Uniondale, Roosevelt (Exit 21), Freeport, Amityville, Wyandanch, Brentwood, Central Islip, New Cassell, Elmont, Huntington, and Riverhead

Oh yeah...

...Reek dissed Fayetteville on the track, too

Fayetteville, North Carolina (where J Cole is from) isn't a walk in the park...I'm not the one to glorify violence, but them cats in the country don't play...real talk

Just like how Reek might feel a way about headz under-estimating Long Island's gangster, I think he might wanna pause about Fayetteville as well

Them country boys get busy

And on that note...

...I'm out

Peace and Afro Grease

Nah'Sun the Great @


One love to Dejah Joyner...

...the 12-year-old girl girl who got killed in her home @ Hempstead  Heights last week by a stray bullet

The L.I. cats that's fuckin' around makin' diss tracks about J Cole should put their time and energy to rap about squashing the fuckery that goes on in their hood

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015

Loaded Lux vs Charlie Clips RECAP

Loaded Lux vs Charlie Clips

What's woody wood, grasshoppers?

We finally got what we've been waiting for...

Loaded Lux vs Charlie Clips

I RECAPPED this jawn because I didn't give a fuck about the other battles on the URL (Ultimate Rap League) Summer Madness 5 card

I'm just keepin' it a stack

Besides the fuckery during the coin toss and between rounds, this jawn is classic

Straight up

The battle had everything: bars, flow, personals, drama, freestyle, jokes and crowd reaction

So let's get down to it

ROUND 1 (6:50 start in the clip)

Lux came out swinging...his flow was on point with schemes for days...out of all Lux's rounds in the battle, this is my favorite from the one they nicknamed "Beloved"

And the funny thing is...

...I think a lot of his rhymes had went over a lot of folks' headz at first listen including mine

Alot of headz didn't peep why Lux repeated Clips's name before he started his round

People in a game use two pencils and shape them to a cross and say, "Charlie Charlie, are you there?" to see if the demon spirit is real...if there's no response, the spirit is fake...Lux is low key calling Clips a fraud

They also slept on Lux's other punches and schemes in the first

1. "As much flack as you got from not being in L.A. with them sneakers"

2. The Pizza Scheme...

3. Sending a message taking characters (Twitter)

4. Suited up, forever slacks. Prep...

5. Tits. Broad layers...

"Just cuz you got tits, bra (bruh), don't mean you be thinking in +broad (a chick) layers+"

6. Bootleg. Copy that, Clips a fraud...

"You got to look at how the +bootleg cut+ if you +copy+ that, this +Clips+ a fraud//this +pictures+ off"

7. Pillsbury doughboy/Boys N the Hood line...

8. Sike I lied... (Hollow Da Don trademarking Clips's slogan)

9. Cell phone scheme (Sprint, TMobile, Sim)

"You can't tell that to a nigga without a car, just him//And his +T-mobile+ the minute you roll over, try to play you like a +Sim+ (the video game/sim card)//That was him//All the ex-producers and managers planning to be in my +top five fave+ friends//'til they figured they ain't got drive for the long run that's when they came to +Sprint+//but this a marathon we in"

10. Ben Stiller line..

11. Audi logo/Bandages scheme

"This is what happens when these niggas get mentally famished//and can't handle it//their mental feeds be fishing, they can't manage it//'cuz they ain't bread (bred) for this type of meet (meat), but you could hook up the sandwiches//I mean, look, you got what ever type of advantages//Could be damages//Standing in your lobby thinking how he//Put his rounds together that's a sign, that nigga Audi//I been planning this//to rap (wrap) circles around a body, nigga, you're lucky it could be bandages"

12. Malcolm with the rifle line (click the photo below for a better read)

13. "Raisin on a nigga like dried prunes"

But what blew my mind was how I missed the schizophrenic scheme and the reason why Lux had changed clothes before his round

"You can say I'm a preacher, a Panther, Rich Porter, a YMCA dancer//Whatever, they gonna laugh, you're entertaining//I just figured in the age//Where trigger fingers turn to Twitter fingers//Don't be sending a message, take a certain number of characters to explain it//Like how me, myself, and I, already dangerous, but schizophrenic//You with a Harlem hustler, that will black out with the shotguns on the stages//I kill you in front of mom free of charge, and then pay for your whole funeral arrangements (click the photo below for a better read)

Don't get it fucked up, tho...

...Clips did his thing, too (14:11 start in the clip)

The first was also his strongest in my opinion

The more entertaining Clips rocked the crowd...they were clearly on his side...his flow was easier to follow, and he threw a haymaker when he rhymed...

"Oh, you talkin to me while the crowd goin' crazy, you don't know to work the heckler//Stomach shot, paramedics surprised, they don't know how to work the stretcher//He said 'Harlem Hospital giving beds out,' that'll work whatever//But the hole so big, Harlem Hospital and Presbyterian gotta work together!"

1. The God Blessing scheme

2. The Clips wannabe Loaded (Lux) scheme

3. The Fabolous line

4. The paralyze line

5. Home's Improvement/Ceiling line

6. The Puma line

7. Battle on the roof/Ass bettin'

The Uber and the Will Smith lines were questionable... pay AFTER the ride with Uber, and the movie was I Am Legend, NOT Independence Day


(Lux 23:30 start in the clip)

Lux schemed heavy in the second round, and got the crowd on his side with a more simpler and comical approach

Dude even busted out in a freestyle twice with the Wavy and hospital lines

Peep the highlights from Lux's second...

"These type niggas, they for y'all, that's like that show on Starz// Nah, I'm into authentic Power//When in an hour you ain't gotta act like,"50 cent ain't enough", so disrespect? You allow it// How you talkin' principle (principal) shit? Well, I never attended Howard// But as a student of the game, I know you can't just claim to be a man and not put on those trousers// I watched you gun talk a nigga for 3 minutes straight, my nigga, bullet showers//We just want to know where was the tech when Big Cheese kept your 7 hundred and fifty dollars"

"This happens when you get to guessin' at the debates//Chess is what I play//And if Coutour (Clips's girlfriend) know the game, she know it's over once a nigga get +checked+ in front of his +mate+"

"I came to fight, fat boy, sleeves up//I roll up on this nigga like a pants cuff//Break his whole dance up//Pop Lock//I wanna hold tall Couture, handsome//How long u gone cockblock?//'What's the time, Smack?'//Why yo fake shooters always worried bout the shot clock?//you stop watch ass nigga, prolly a laptop over backshots//That flabby bag ain't built to last//you get in, pull the trigger fast//This BLACK ass not BLACK OPS//You a Charlie CLIPS, I'm FULLY LOADED//You just a trailer in my movie, SNAPSHOT//Ain't no future in frontin', BACKDROP//You in here with the main attraction, MASCOT"

A lot of people thought Lux's second round was his dopest

Me personally...

...I thought his second was light compared to the first

His finish wasn't as strong as the first

Oh yeah, Lux also dissed Smack on the low

"You (Clips) the only nigga in battle rap with a 360 deal, nigga//You let this hairy nigga play J. G. Wintworth" (referring to Smack)

People didn't even catch that low key diss

Now on to Charlie

(Clips 29:50 start in the clip)

Clips once again entertained the crowd with the Don't Be a Menace joke

For those who don't know, Lux became known as a conscious eMCee since his battle with Calicoe, and a few headz have been mocking him about his style change ever since

That's why Clips played on the joke with the kufi and glasses, acting like the righteous character from the movie

That shit Clips did was funny as hell, tho...

...I can't lie

The Lux impression he pulled was hilarious and hella entertaining

I think Clips lost his luster in this round...his rhymes were "eh"...the jokes were cool, but I thought Clips did better with incorporating jokes WITH the bars in the first round

And I think that's why the crowd booed Clips before he finished his second

The Roy Rogers/Popeyes line was dope, tho

Now on to the third and last round

Round 3

(Lux 38:35 start in the clip)

If anyone had Lux and Clips tied at this point, I think this round was the most defining moment of the battle

This round was the most personal...

...and Lux most definitely brought heat to Clips

We just gon' share that half a square while we wait here and park at the scene//this the spot where Rex popped off, and didn't accomplish a thing//I'm taking shots//but I'ma stop off at every bar in between//What Arnold got, the schwarzr-nigga strong on the machine//pull up sharp, when I come out the rock like Arthur the king 

Lux's rhyme scheme in those bars were crazy

What got me open was when he spat... 

You and yo punk ass daddy a couple of chatty pattys, nigga//Acting catty, meow//Math was swinging, you was standing there playing caddy//I thought you was a killer, Charles? LeRay//I thought Chuckie wasn't no joke?, He just think he DeRay//You might be a DJ, the way you turn on niggas in the jam you in//You switched on Cor & Chamberz, after you let they man get whipped//Dammit Clips//I know +comedians+ don't do candid script//And you a funny acting ass nigga, too, but that wasn't no +stand up+ shit


And then the paperwork about Clips's pops snitching on The Lynch Mob, the drug crew that operated on Lenox Ave and 142nd Street in Harlem...according to documents, a Feds magazine article, and former members of the crew, Clips's pops, Charles "Fat Leon" Brown, cooperated with the government and then reneged on the deal at the stand which got him LIFE in federal prison

Lux name drops Farris Phillips and Lou Simms in the round, former members of The Lynch Mob who copped pleas instead of flippin' on the crew (click the photos below for a better read)

Lux used that angle to say how Clips shared the same charactistics as his pops by throwing fellow battle eMCees Cortez and D Chamberz under the bus during his battle against Hollow Da Don 

And the funny thing is, what made Lux's 3rd round hit home was when Clips told the world the private convo he had with Verb about how to battle Lux in that same round

"The apple don't fall far from the tree" - Lux

If Smack didn't stop Lux from rhyming the second time, I think he would've destroyed Clips...real talk...from what I saw, Lux was about to say some shit to burn Clips's soul if he already didn't before the round ended

I've never seen a serious looking Clips rattled during a battle 

Then it was on Clips (Clips
 50:20 start in the clip)

Clips tried to rebuttal Lux's claims of his pops snitchin' by saying how Faybach's pops's was a snitch, too

Faybach is the light skinned cat who brought out the paperwork of Clips's pops supposedly cooperating with the government in the battle

I think Clips took too long with trying to rebuttal Lux's 3rd round...he should've stuck with the program by using at least four bars to address the issue, and then going back into his writtens...he didn't start cookin' until late in the round, but by then, it was too late

I got the mind of a Martin Luther//Look at me, king, you should be proud of me//And I shall overcome, on your girl's lips while she's mouthin' me//I Had a Dream, that all these people in the front row was comin' out for me//And how ironic, they watchin me lose my mind from the balcony

That scheme from Clips was hard

The time limit killed the battle, but I still thought the joint was saw everything, rhymes, drama, fuckery, personals and crowd participation, and with that said...

...I gave Lux the battle 3-0 (no bodybag) 

Lux had a FOCUS; a main idea (assassinate Clips's character persona)...

...Clips, on the other hand, stirred up jokes, punchlines and rebuttals in a pot of gumbo and cooked up his rounds

At first, I said the battle was debatable...I had Clips winning round 1 with Lux bagging the 2nd and 3rd...the more I watched the battle, I got Lux edging the 1st (that round was the most debatable to me)

If anybody got Clips, I wouldn't be mad...I just felt Lux's material more...Clips won in the room, but Lux's style is timeless to the point where he never gets old on repeated watches because you constantly catch hidden jewels you never caught in the first few views 

"+Dead+ niggaz are always +late+" - Lux using a metaphor of a clock and a battle emcee dying on stage (when someone dies, you call them the late (insert name here)

Some headz might say you shouldn't have to watch a battle numerous times to pick a definitive winning, but to be honest with you...I don't think Lux is necessarily aiming to win in the room

He's rapping to the camera, not the crowd...battle rap to him is a legacy...and the method to the madness of giving the audience more for the future is what brings freshness to his battles

The comedy from Clips had me laughing...on the flip side, you can't play games with a lyricist like Lux whose pen game is superior...even though I got Lux beating Hollow Da Don 2-1, I still think Hollow legitimately cracked the code on how to beat Lux (if you say Hollow had won) by not trying to out-rap Lux

You gotta use angles to get over on Lux because lyrically too advanced to beat

Aight, family...I gotta finish this new book I'm cookin''s been whoopin' my ass the past few months, but I see the finish line in my horizon

Peace and Afro Grease

Nah'Sun the Great @

CLICK HERE to watch from your phone

Monday, September 21, 2015

The Fake Black Woman

What's woody wood, grasshoppers?

I know I'm maaaaaaad late on this issue on some Colored People Time shit...which is no pun to what I'm about to talk about...I wanna touch on the Rachel Dolezal fiasco right quick

You know shorty...she's the former chapter President of NAACP who paraded around as a Black woman for years even though she's really white...funny shit, ain't it?

Okay, for one, I don't believe she's crazy...

...that's too much of a cop out

She sued Howard University for discrimination before she decided to her call herself Black, and that alone rules out anything that speaks of mental illness

For two, Black people are something else

I take that back...

...NEGROES who think Rachel is doing us a favor by 
denouncing her whiteness are something else


But seriously, Black people, talk to me, or at least think about what I'm about to tell you

Why do you NEED Rachel to want to be Black?

Will that make you feel better about yourself?

Will this white woman sense of mimickry validate your life?

I already know Black people are awesome and amazing...popular culture copies the Black American style every day (Life would be better if society was more in love with Black people as whole rather than just the culture, but that's another issue)...I'm already in love with my ancestry...I never needed white America to wear my culture, literally as skin, to feel good about US

Why should a woman walking around in blackface who lied about everything under the sun be the cost of humanizing us to the world?

Headz are quick to overlook the fraud and deception because somehow her frontin' about who she is makes them feel loved...get yourselves together, please...what she did wasn't love, admiration or flattery...she's a damn con artist

Simple as that

She would've been MORE EFFECTIVE at fighting for Black people as a white woman because it shows that white folks aren't afraid to walk in the front lines to combat systematic racism and discrimination

Bottom line

The made-up stories about her life as Black woman also hinders the fight that Black women go through for real

I mean, damn...'s bad enough that society already think we're paranoid about the shit we go through on a regular basis

And on that note, I'm out

Peace and Afro Grease

Nah'Sun the Great @

Thursday, September 17, 2015

When Sex and Fire Don't Mix

What's woody wood, grasshoppers?

Ayo, shit is reeeeeeeeal out on these streets

Lifestyle promoter extraordinaire Missy King hosted an event this past weekend in know, the city in Westchester County...home of DMX, The Lox, and Mary J Blige, baby


But fuck all that...

...let's get to the nitty gritty

Everything was good last Saturday had food, drinks, the Mayweather fight, the works...not to mention gettin' raunchy if you felt like gettin' down and dirty on some grown folk shit, nah'mean.

Speaking of Mayweather, I'm tired of muh'fuckas talkin' 'bout this duckin' and dancin' crap...the object of boxing is NOT get hit...and that's exactly what Floyd have done throughout his career

Flawless, baby

49 and 0

He left the game, and made money hand over fist with his brain in tact

Now what?

Anyway, after the night of debauchery, some fuckery happened the next day...that Sunday...someone decided to torch the house on some John Blaze shit...yep, I guess someone was mad about not getting pussy at the party


But seriously, let's not think so fast and blame Lifestyle "hate"...I seriously doubt someone in the LS was that gangster enough to risk their freedom over jealousy because their parties aren't poppin'...real talk

Emotional responses lead to unnecessary judgment...while everybody and their mamas are pointing the finger at jealousy, I wouldn't be surprised if either the owner of the house that was rented for the party had beef with some individuals...I also wouldn't be surprised if the arson was an inside let's pump the brakes and let po po do their thing with the investigation before everybody get their Law and Order on

I mean, damn...

...there was no sign of forced entry

I'm sayin', tho

Shit like that makes me wanna bust out and chant one of my favorite ol school joints...

The roof! the roof! the roof is on fiiiireeee!...

...we don't need no water let the muthafucka buuuurn!


Burn muthafuckaaaaa!



Aight, let me stop bullshittin'

I don't have much else to say except love, peace, and sooooooooul

Aight, I'm out like insurance money


Peace and Afro Grease

Nah'Sun the Great @


CLICK HERE to read the news clipping of the arson

Friday, August 7, 2015

Interview with a True Hustler

They say 85 percent of success is hustle and the rest is talent.

Michael Evans has them both. (Not the Michael Evans from the TV show Good Times...the REAL Mike Evans...ha ha!)

You might come across the grind-driven New Yorker anywhere on the sidewalks of the five boroughs hawking his books to potential readers. You never know when you'll run into Mike and his array of books. Whether standing with books in his hands on Jamaica Avenue in Queens or charming potentials on the world famous 125th street in Harlem, Mike consistently sets up shop rain or shine with a table full of books. If the independent grind is an art, he's Picasso; painting pictures with words to breathe life from pen to paper.

Evans is the author of the popular book series, Son of a Snitch. The Snitch series has gained him a wide audience in the Tri-State with an ever expanding readership in the country. Now that you know of his books, meet the man sometimes referred to as Midtown Mike, a colloquialism that pays homage to the Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan neighborhood where he was raised.

Nah'Sun - How many times did you want to leave the book industry because of shady dealings, or if you thought the industry was changing for the worse? If so, why?

Mike - Never (did I think about quitting), because I grew up on the streets of midtown Manhattan with pimps, prostitutes and con men who used devious tactics to accomplish what they wanted. This chaotic, larceny-hearted atmosphere prepared me for all the shady business dealings in the book publishing industry. Any industry that deals with lots of money will have people trying to manipulate you out of it.

Nah'Sun - How can anyone fix the book industry if it needs fixing?

Mike - The best way to fix it is to offer book readers better product, and stop writing cookie cutter storylines that are far from being original. Authors also have to monetarily put a higher value on their creative endeavors. If quality product is offered, readers will pay a fair price. 13 years ago when I first entered the book industry, readers paid 15 to 10 dollars for my books when I did book signings. Then book publishers started offering five dollar paperback books and one dollar E-books. Some of these books were not properly written and had multiple grammatical mistakes. This made a lot of the book buying public stop purchasing books. I feel in order to make it in the book industry, a person must find cheaper ways to promote using social media, multiple book signings, and by thinking outside the box. You can have the best product, but if nobody knows about it, you have nada.

Nah'Sun - Tell my readers the time when Barnes and Noble had approached you about distributing your first book

Mike - One time, I was doing the Harlem Book Fair - book signing, and these
 two guys watched me sell a whole lot of books, and (they) then approached me. They were book buyers from Barnes & Noble (B&N), and they gave me a card to start doing business with them. B&N purchased 1000 (of my) books, and through the years we continued having productive business dealings. 

Nah'Sun - What is the best way to connect with a potential buyer?

Mike - Book signings, social media promoting through radio interviews, television, magazines and events where lots of people gather. Also word of mouth helps a lot.

Nah'Sun - Explain the do's and don'ts of selling books on the street or @ a book fair?

Mike - An author during book signings must definitely know how to get his point across real quick. The attention span of any potential customer is not long. Be very respectful and do not look down on anyone who comes to your table during book signings. Multiple times I have encountered with people who looked like they are broke, but winded up purchasing all four of my books. If you are trying to sell somebody something, you cannot be shy and scared to talk about your products. I once did a book signing at Temple University with six bestselling authors. As they sat down acting like ego driven literary geniuses, I stood up and went into yap/yap mode talking about my books to all potential customers walking by in the crowded event. I began selling books in frenzy while these other authors could not sell anything. One-by-one they (the other authors) got up and left. I winded up selling 218 books. To do well in any business, you have to know how to sell your product; oil to an Arab, raid to a roach…ha ha!

Nah'Sun - Tell me the wildest thing you saw while selling books

Mike - While doing book signings, I have encountered all types of situations because of dealing with different people and personalities. Some will make you laugh, curse you out, offer constructive criticisms, offer crazy philosophies and also provide you with helpful information. I have people come up, not knowing I wrote the books being sold and tell me they wrote the book or some of their cousins wrote it. But I hate when people sarcastically say, "I can't read." I always tell them, "I will pray for you!" The wildest thing I saw while doing a book signing was when a guy bumped into another guy. They began to argue and the guy turned his back to walk away; unbeknownst to him, a gun was being pulled out. He would have winded up dead if not for the woman making the other guy put his gun away.

Nah'Sun - What motivates you to grind and not give up?

Mike - A fear of being broke. A Wise man once said, "Although you might be rich, still grind like a poor man." Through rain, sleet or snow, I grind hard. Never let the weatherman predict your money.

Nah'Sun - What would you say to someone who wants to throw in the towel and quit?

Mike - Giving up should never be an option because life cost money. Even if things don't seem to work out for you, it is always a learning experience. Only go-getters make it in this crazy world.

Nah'Sun - What do you say to someone who has a shy personality, but wants to hit the bricks and hawk their books?

Mike - The squeaky wheel gets oil. It’s hard for shy people to make it in business because you have to engage potential customers. If you are not confident and somewhat outgoing, you will lose their interest. I am not saying you have to jump up and down, do back flips, and be some entertainer, but be able to get your point across in a good manner.

I can be reached at:


Click here for Michael Evans Kindle page on Amazon

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Erotic Explosion 2015 Hedonism II RECAP

Click the music video above to groove while you read

My Girlfriend

What's woody wood, grasshoppers?

Let me start off by saying I got 3 letters for you...


And I got 4 words for you, too...

...I had a blast

You a lame if you hit up the 5 to 7-day Erotic Explosion Hedonism II trip and don't have a ball

Real talk

Elephant Man foot the bill on the performance side of things...and so did Ginuwine...both guys did their thing on stage; Elephant Man on the beach stage, and Ginuwine on the main stage

Early phase of the beach stage

There were some controversy about Ginuwine's performance, but I'll touch on that later

You know ya boy went buckwild on the other words, I did my thing...if you're good @ understanding code, you'll know that taking showers and dippin' in the pool weren't the only times I got my dick wet

But sex was only the icing on the cake

The cake is meeting new people, and the cherry on top was getting what I paid for...never a dull moment...never a boring second...if anything, my body couldn't keep up with the rounds of events that went on from the time I woke up, to the second I passed out from gettin' it in @ the nude side

Damn, I'm getting old

Coolin' out with adult star, Rome Major

*** PROS and CONS of my trip ***

I wanna get the Cons out the way first


- The Rooms -

Some rooms were renovated...

...while others weren't

My side of the resort wasn't roommate and I had the old joint...the bathroom had baby ant and plumbing issues, but not serious enough for me to spazz about getting another room

I wasn't in the room most of the time anyway, but Hedo needs to do something about those problems instead of sleeping on the fact that the resort is an addicting place to go

- Flakey Females -

Frontin' is part of the game (sadly)...

...but it's funny how chicks talked that jazz about doing all types of freaky shit to me before the trip, only to act like Mother Theresa when they saw me

That's why flirting on Facebook is a waste of time

I only played with one woman whom I was familiar with from the Erotic Explosion Facebook group while the rest of my play partners were total strangers

Funny shit, ain't it?

But like I said, that's part of the game

Shit happens

- Cliques -

The Chicago (Midwest) crews were notorious for sticking together and not branching out to others

It's natural for people to link up with like-minds and those they're comfortable with...

...but I saw the SAME group of people from the Chi chill with each other without interacting much with other crews

The East Coast, Down South, and California crews (shout out to them) mixed and mingled OUTSIDE their comfort zones, but the Chicago headz pretty much stayed to themselves

My advice to the new kids on the block (not only @ Hedo, but in any social setting) is to link up with headz who aren't in cliques to build a support system

I'm the type to get in where I fit in, so the cliques didn't bother me

Because the truth is...

...if your social skills are on point, the cliques won't matter as much

Adapting is everything in life

And now the PROS

- The DJs -

The DJs were A-1...

...enough said

Any DJ who plays joints like Group home's "Living Proof," Tribe's "Bonita Applebum," LL's "Bad," Capone N Noreaga's "Bloody Money," and old school house music gets an automatic A from me

They masterfully blended the old with the new throughout the week without being a slave to the latest trends that sound like they were made for niggaz who fail open book tests

- Mid-day Events -

Joints like the Lifestyle seminar, hosted by Playboy's Lola Bastinado, taught folks how to please themselves and their partner(s), and kept the ball rolling between breakfast and dinner

You also had the option to venture off the resort for an inexpensive fee during the day

I wasn't in the mood to head out, but if I did, I had a wide range of choices, whether the pick was shuttling to downtown Negril, hittin up the local mall or jet skiing

- The Food -

The food was on point...from Jamaican to Japanese...all you can eat...I think I gained 10 pounds during the trip, and that says a lot considering I don't eat much when I'm in the States

My roommate and I made reservations at the Italian spot and at the Hibachi joint...

...and the waiters/waitresses made ya boy feel @ home

The Hibachi joint

Jamaican food at lunch

- Pool Parties -

I'm pissed that I unintentionally deleted this part of the recap...

...and I hate re-writing things

So I'm gonna make this one short

The theme-driven pool parties were off the hook

The naughty games and contests brought freshness to the pool parties instead of the hosts just having folks talk up a storm without them looking forward to anything

The hosts kept the ball of energy flowing between the music...

...and I even saw a big girl do a split

Nobody can say big girls aren't flexible

I would post a pic of that, but you should've been there to see it


Oh yeah...I can't forget about the marching band that paraded on the prude side (the clothing option part of Hedo)...I thought the band was dope

The drums and the horns reminded me of the college Spring Break reunion I never experienced as they marched up and down the beach on some A Different World type shit

That was funky

- The Foam Party -

I didn't expect to enjoy the Foam jumpoff as much as I did

In fact...

...the Foam Party was my favorite out of all parties held at the disco

The joint wasn't as crowded due to a lot of people hittin' the sack early to wake up for their flight the next day, but that didn't stop me from coming out of my shell to wild out during my last night on the resort

- Organization -

The promoters delivered everything that was on the events itinerary

The stage set up on the beach for the Elephant Man concert and the Erotic Spoken Word event impressed the hell outta me

I wanted to do the spoken word event...

...but my mind wasn't there even though my heart begged me to spit on the mic

Spoken word stage on the beach

I'd shut off my brain during the trip, and wasn't in the mood to write and perform


...maybe next year

- Elephant Man and Ginuwine -

Elephant Man on the beach stage

Both performers did their thing...

...and I felt I got my money's worth

Comedian Trey Elliot opened up the Elephant Man set, and funny ass Shoegasm did her thing before Ginuwine had hit the stage

Matter of fact, let me touch on the Ginuwine issue real fast

A few headz (mainly women) felt a certain way about Ginuwine performing a 20-minute set

They felt he should've performed longer

If you ask me...

...I thoroughly enjoyed his show

For one, people should be grateful to see two mainstream artists perform on separate days hosted by independent promoters, especially on a resort that's STILL considered taboo in society

For two, it's not easy bringing celebrities to an event...let alone to perform outside the country they're from...most of them want your right lung, a mortgage payment, the Sega Genesis you got collecting dust in storage, and a Porsche in order for them to show up

For three, I wasn't expecting a long concert-type of show anyway...

...I just went with the flow

Expectation is the mother of disappointment

And last, Ginuwine's catalog of songs isn't that big in the first place

He was charismatic, he interacted with the crowd, and he performed songs that folks wanted to hear

And what that said, I give Ginuwine an "A" for his performance

The crowd didn't give him enough energy to work with even IF he did wanted to perform longer than he was allegedly supposed to do

Effort goes both ways

Point blank

And on that note, I hope you enjoyed my recap

The trip was my best Hedo experience to date, and I wouldn't mind turnin' up again with XPPS (

Presentation and execution are everything...

...and they did their thing (Final Grade: A)

Click on to watch the promo video for next year

Peace and Afro Grease

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