Thanks for reading this blog! In a little over a year, this site and its 60 or so posts have racked up 3,964 unique views. Pretty cool! In an effort to better present myself and my work, I bought a domain name and some webspace and started up a new portfolio/blog: http://karlbrisseaux.com/. It features a few … Read more
Back in 2006, when I was looking at colleges as a high school senior, one of the things I wanted as a part of my college experience (besides solid academics and a quality social experience) was an NCAA Division I athletic program. But especially a D-I basketball program. It wasn’t because I wanted to play … Read more
This story appears online HERE at the Lehigh University News Center.
The legendary Roots crew just released their 13th studio album, the beautifully sad Undun.
DRAKE – TAKE CARE (NOVEMBER 15) I like Take Care. I think it’s a much more cohesive project than Drake’s debut, Thank Me Later. Though, if you let him tell it, So Far Gone is his true debut, and Take Care simply picks up where the critically acclaimed mixtape left off. I’d be inclined to agree. There’s … Read more
So last night, I DJed a five hour set for my fraternity’s second annual Lehigh/Laughayette party (we won the Football game today 37-13, for the fourth year in a row.) Marathon sets are definitely the most challenging kind of sets for me, especially in a place that was essentially packed wall-to-wall the ENTIRE night. But … Read more
Before Ambition was finally released today, I was very excited for the final project. I’ve listened to every Wale project since the Seinfeld-infused The Mixtape About Nothing was released back in 2008. I bought tickets to a show in New York last Friday at Terminal 5 hoping to hear an inspired performance a few days before the official release … Read more
(This post is featured as a guest blog post at MasculinityU)
A couple of days ago, my newsfeed and timeline were chock full of messages calling for people to “Never Forget” September 11, 2001. You know, just in case the events of that day ever happen to slip your mind. One of the things I remember most about September 11, 2001 was that it was a … Read more
I wanted to wait a couple of weeks to overanalyze and dissect the new Kanye West and Jay-Z piece. I really did. I like sitting with an album for a little while, reading through the lyrics, and so on, before I come to a preliminary conclusion about it. Alas, the past 24 hours made me … Read more