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Shop Talk: DJ Layne Luv chops it up with The Legendary Kwame’

While 2016 has been a turbulent year for the majority, it has also taken DJ Layne Luv on a Hip Hop Ride, (peace to Da Youngstas) What started out as an interview with The Legendary Dana Dane back in April 2016 has turned into ...
by Layne Luv


Positive K is “Makin It Happen” Interview by DJ Layne Luv

If I could describe 2016 in the entertainment world, I would quote Charles Dickens in The Tale of Two Cities “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” We lost Prince, Maurice White of EWF, Natalie Cole,...
by Layne Luv


Shop Talk: UW chops it up with Rahiem of Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five

Todd Williams aka Rahiem of Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five took time out of his busy schedule to speak with Uptown Weekly about his penman work on the @Netflix series The Get Down. I had to wait a few weeks for this i...
by Layne Luv



Goodbye Uncle Tom vs Birth Of A Nation by Delayne Whiteside

About 3 years ago a friend of mine asked me to see a movie entitled Addio Zio Tom which is Italian for Goodbye Uncle Tom. When he told me the movie was banned in the United States, it raised my level of intrigue. Mind you, I&...
by Layne Luv


Isaiah Never Lied…. By Delayne Whiteside

There are no shortage of prophecies in the bible, but as I get older I’m seeing more and more Isaiah 11:6 come to pass “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the ...
by Layne Luv