2016 Summer Reading List: My Voice by Angie Martinez

  Angie Martinez has been a staple in hip hop for years. She has been on the forefront of every major movement in hip hop for over 20 years. She has finally decided to tell her story from her ghetto upbringing to her ascent as the Voice of New York. Angie reveals all in her memoirContinue reading “2016 Summer Reading List: My Voice by Angie Martinez”

Official 1st Book Of The Year: Needles For Free: A Manic Episode – by Ryan K Smith

In addition to our seasonal reading list we also have Da Chicken Shack’s 1st Book of the Year. For 2015 we have chosen Needles For Free by Ryan K Smith. This is a very unique story based on true events and written from a manic perspective, inspired by Daniel Keyes’ “Flowers for Aglernod”. The best bookContinue reading “Official 1st Book Of The Year: Needles For Free: A Manic Episode – by Ryan K Smith”

The Smoke Box: Wiz Khalifa & The Taylor Gang

B. Real’s finally got the Taylor Gang chief himself in the infamous SmokeBox. In this episode Wiz and B Real discuss life, love and the pursuit of happiness. Spoiler alert, Berner starts complaining about the smoke from the backseat and Wiz Khalifa co signs and says he’s never smokes like this causing B Real toContinue reading “The Smoke Box: Wiz Khalifa & The Taylor Gang”

DaChickenShack’s Fall Reading List For Millennials

DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS by Walter Mosley A mystery about a unwilling Texas native day laborer forced to become a Los Angeles detective. Devil in a Blue Dress, a defining novel in Walter Mosley’s bestselling Easy Rawlins mystery series, was adapted into a TriStar Pictures film starring Denzel Washington as Easy Rawlins and Don CheadleContinue reading “DaChickenShack’s Fall Reading List For Millennials”

BG | Spotlight

B.G. which traditionally means Baby Gangsta in black communities is the moniker donned by down south rap vet Christopher Dorsey. B.G. best friends with fallen soldier Soulja Slim and the first artist signed to Cash Money Records at 13 in the 90s made his name writing hood classics for years. B.G. even scored a goldContinue reading “BG | Spotlight”

This Kid Cries When He Finds Out He’s Going to DisneyWorld and Here’s Why

First of all the DisneyWorld theme park has had countless tragedies and is shrouded in mystery. Here are a few facts about DisneyWorld that this kid in the video clearly knows. 1. Employees at DisneyWorld refer to it as a concentration camp Although described by many visitors as “the happiest place on earth,” Disney parksContinue reading “This Kid Cries When He Finds Out He’s Going to DisneyWorld and Here’s Why”

Summer Summer Summer Time

Fresh Prince (better known today as Will Smith) and DJ Jazzy Jeff – Summer Time Summer Time by Will Smith goes down in history as a hip hop classic summer anthem. Others have tried and failed and none has stood the test of time like this song. Will takes you through a myriad of summerContinue reading “Summer Summer Summer Time”

DaChickenShack’s Summer Reading List for Millennials

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X as told to Alex Haley Alex Haley coauthored the autobiography based on a series of in-depth interviews he conducted between 1963 and Malcolm X’s 1965 assassination. The Autobiography is a spiritual narrative that outlines Malcolm X’s philosophy of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. A must read. THE ALCHEMIST byContinue reading “DaChickenShack’s Summer Reading List for Millennials”

Too Short | Spotlight

Too Short is an Oakland MC from the 80s who brought pimping into the rap game. Not only does he produce, write his own rhymes, but he has been doing it for almost 30 years straight! Arguably every MC has been influenced on some level or another by “Short Dawg”. With career ups and downs,Continue reading “Too Short | Spotlight”