On the flight in

May 18, 2012

Due to my late night packing and listening to Patrice Oneal clips, I fell asleep quickly on my 14 hour flight to Japan. Most of my waking hours were spent reading the amazing comic book DMZ and listening to the new Ab-Soul project Control System. My row mate Shawn an architectural student on his way to study abroad mostly slept. My kind of trip. My fifth time going to Japan an it feels like sort of a homecoming. After reading a book like DMZ (I read about 40 issues on the flight) which focuses on the feelings of new yorkers about their city, I wonder what Tokyo holds for me this time. How has Shibuya changed?

Dj Spinna will also be in Japan during my time here. How much has the club scene changed since my first time getting on the good foot in Shibuya back in 05? I would imagine as much as NY has changed, which is quite a bit. Change is constant, and I welcome it. Even when I don’t like the outcomes (see Williamsburg) I’ll check it out. Isn’t life about new experiences anyway?

What hasn’t changed is my struggle with Japanese. One of the flight attendants saw me studying on the flight and threw in some help for proper pronunciation. The help was for words I already know but the intent was appreciated.

I’ll try to continue to report as the trip moves along.






Fellas you ever wonder why your girl switches up on you after yall become an official couple? Why exactly do women fall in love with a man and then expect us to automatically fall in love with them simultaneously? The answers to these questions along with many more are answered on the greatest radio show that never was, The Black Phillip Show. Are you familiar with The Black Phillip Show? Probably not unless you’re a big Patrice Oneal fan like me. Black Phillip was a short lived often delayed radio show on XM starring none other than comedian extraordinaire Patrice Oneal. His co-host and solid wingman Dante Nero helped ground the show with a constant flow of straight man talk. The “hole”(industry term for female host) for the show constantly changed during its run but each one added something to the puzzle.

Patrice is known for his strong feelings regarding women and how they treat men. Ultimately he doesn’t like women and tries his best to let them know exactly why men as a whole don’t like them. For men who are heterosexual, Patrice is spitting pure gospel on every show. He also stays at a level the average man can relate to. He talks about issues with his own woman and how he constantly fights to overcome everyday relationship pitfalls.

Unfortunately The Black Phillip Show never really took off and it’s now a footnote in history. I would love for this show to come back and get some new episodes but the fact is all we have now are the memories. If you are a fan let Patrice know. He’s on Twitter (like everyone else) under @BIGMOMMAPRODS.

In order to relive the magic that was this show I’ve uploaded a few of the earlier episodes. If you guys dig it and let me know I’ll put more up. Please note there is a ton of explicit language used on this show. Those who are faint of heart and can’t take harsh words in proper context need not apply. With that said…enjoy!

The Black Phillip Show DOWNLOAD