***Disclaimer***: This was taken from the final draft of my Media and Communication Studies 499- Senior Capstone Seminar paper. Hope you enjoy reading this and share it with your personal and professional networks.
In a special Vimeo exclusive edition of Fit To Speak, host and Common Sense Entertainment Vice President Eugene Obah speaks to Masongo Ogora, Senior Media and Communication Studies Major, UMBC, on whether or not he agrees with the notion that an online degree isn’t equal to a pre-COVID college education.
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Lo-fi rap embraces imperfection. Artists and producers utilize unmixed vocals, distorted drums, and tape hiss for their practical and aesthetic beauty. From RZA and Dilla to Earl Sweatshirt and Roc Marciano, the lo-fi scene is as rewarding and overwhelming a subgenre as any currently existing in rap. The Lo-Fi Rap Snack Pack is a weekly column where we highlight four songs across the lo-fi spectrum. Listen to the Lo-Fi Snack Pack playlist for these selections and more. This article previously...
On this episode of The Creators Club, the hosts sit down with special guest DMV rapper, Masongo, and guest co-host Daniel Adegbsean. They discuss rappers still having street ties and being pulled back into old vices after becoming famous, and making it out of their respective neighborhoods. As well as the sometimes controversial connotation that can come with therm "conscious ran" and pigeonholing rappers to a specific box or genre.
Welcome Back to episode 203 with our guest and friend: singer, songwriter, journalist and rapper Masongo Ogora! This week we get into a very honest and deep conversation about what it means to be a Black artist in this day and age. Is our presence online as a Black creator healthy? Authentic? Does our art always have to be political or do we even get the privilege of creating for art’s sake? These are just a few of the questions we answered in today’s podcast. As always we have a playlist for...
Discussion on the future of Higher Education in a post-pandemic world.
Elevators > Therapy.
“Now, finally has the elevator arrived. The stairs was about to become a personal inferno.” — Anders Zorn
Disclaimer: This was taken from a Method Assignment I did for my Media and Communication Studies Class 399: Methods in Media and Communication Studies. I had to take an image and analyze its historical meaning. Enjoy.
As much as we praise the Met Gala for bringing out the individual fashion sense of celebrities, the event itself is not that memorable unless it is atta...
Brian Dordevic, Founder, CEO and Lead Strategist, Alpha Efficiency, joins Fit To Speak host and Common Sense Entertainment Vice President Eugene Obah to discuss the two levels of competition he believes is coming for colleges and universities, what a future Alpha Efficiency Academy may look like, and his advice for college students in positioning themselves and navigating the current and post-COVID job market after graduation.
Eugene also talks to Masongo Ogora, Senior Media and Communication...
Has the motorcycle scene been the only thing that has kept the ‘Akira’ legacy alive for 32 years?
“For your own good is a persuasive argument that will eventually make a man agree to his own destruction.”- Janet Frame
Disclaimer: This was taken from an ideological analysis paper I did for my Media and Communication Studies Class 399: Methods in Media and Communication Studies. I hope you enjoy this “retirement” piece of academic writing.
Watching Akira (1988) in the midst of an ongoing pandem...
Behind every great man is a great woman- so let’s actually give them their flowers for building our men up!
“I do not make any apologies for my manner or personality. I come from a long line of very strong, black African-American women who neither bend nor bow. I haven’t had very good modeling in submission.”- Faye Wattleton
The world was devastated when the Obamas finally left the White House to the Trump presidency on January 20th, 2017. People constantly wondered how they were going to hea...
…And on the 8th Day, Yeezus Rose Again! Glad he can buy his way into Heaven with his Billionaire status.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. — Martin Luther King, Jr.
DISCLAIMER // TW: I wrote this entire piece for my “History and Theory of Mass Communication and Media Studies” course this Spring semester. I analyze Ye’s current mindset from the eyes of the theorists I chose for ...
A deeper look into the HBO x Dreamville documentary and why it matters more than ever during our COVID-19 pandemic lockdown as it nears its 3rd anniversary on April 15th.
“I understand Blackness from the inside out. What my goal is, is to allow the world to see the humanity that I know personally to be the truth.” — Kehinde Wiley
J.Cole, one of music’s current superstars, is not exactly the kind of artist you would picture filming from a vintage 8mm Super 8 camera or much less co-direct a doc...
How social media activism has impacted the Public Sphere Theory.
Centuries prior to social media becoming our town hall meetings to incite public action, German philosopher Jurgen Habermas created the concept behind the Public Sphere Theory. The theory is based on the idea where people come together to discuss societal issues in an organized, democratic manner to conjure and implement public action. The people end up forming a conscious “class” based on shared interests and ideas communicated...
A Kobe Bryant Tribute from a casual Basketball fan. The Marathon Continues Through Mamba Mentality.
“Everything negative- pressure, challenges- is all an opportunity for me to rise.” — Bean aka Mr. 81
Jesus up by 8
Kobe smirks at the defense.
Angels cheering on the sidelines
Gianna and Alyssa rooting for the Black Mamba to use his famous stepback jumper.
Kobe goes to the left for a layup
Jesus smiles at the sauce produced by the “lights on, lights off” practices.
Jesus hits Kobe with the cros...