Microphone fiend and celebrated rapper Rakim’s ☛SWEAT THE TECHNIQUE: REVELATIONS ON CREATIVITY FROM THE LYRICAL GENIUS [pub: Amistad] drops on September 24th. Tickets for his conversation at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture go on sale today at 8:00 a.m. on eventbrite.
But no matter how many say so, my sons, you are not a problem. Mothering you is not a problem. It is a gift. A vast one. A breathtaking one, beautiful. One that makes me pray for an unmercenary spirit about what I am here to do, never considering it a burden or worthy of particular praise.
Did you catch Rick Ross on Good Morning America this morning? The Miami rapper-turned-author’s memoir ☛HURRICANES drops tomorrow. Check out his Los Angeles book signing this Friday, September 6th at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Author Mary H.K. Choi is releasing her second novel ☛PERMANENT RECORD [pub: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers] next Tuesday, September 3rd. Her first book ☛EMERGENCY CONTACT was a New York Times bestseller. Check out my fellow XXL magazine alum that same evening at Books Are Magic in Brooklyn and get your copy signed.