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James Ralls

Bio: James Ralls is a native upstate New Yorker; and a graduate from SUNY Fredonia where he majored in English and Music. James is passionate about music, film, philosophy and politics. He is hoping this opportunity with NYC tastemakers will help him hone his writing and editing skills.
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DJ Lucho: The Curious Case Of The Quiet Music Maverick

It’s 3pm.  The cursor is blinking at me. I really really hate the pulse of a cursor on a blank screen; but this is where we are at.  I just interviewed one of the most revered and loved DJs on the planet; and yet my ink has run dry.  “There …

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Tony Moran: A Leader; A Servant; A Musical Giant

“Tssst!”  “What is that?” “Tssst!” “What are you doing?” “I’m just doing this” *He eases his foot off of the hi-hat pedal, just a little bit, and taps the cymbals with the stick before closing the two cymbals tightly once again* “That’s called a hi-hat sizzle.” To this day, I …

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U.S tennis favorite Jack Sock announces retirement

On Sunday morning, American tennis player Jack Sock announced that will be retiring from the professional circuit after his run at the U.S Open.

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Frankie Cutlass: The Freestyle & Hip Hop legendary producer takes a victory lap

In the eyes of many, the 80s belongs to pink scrunchies, hair spray, leg warmers, overdone make-up, all on a caucasian pin up styled mannequin or a caricature of blackness with a chunky chain, chunky rings, shell tops, a fresh cut.  But if you actually lived it –or you’re too …

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NY Jets coach Robert Saleh rips into team’s offensive line

On the hit HBO Max docu-series, Hard Knocks, New York Jets coach, Robert Saleh voiced his displeasure about the team’s offensive line.

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DJ Doo Wop: How a student of the game became a legend

Shortly after this interview, I observed a car with a gentleman ( seemingly in his mid 40s) playing what sounded like it could’ve been some mid to late 90s hip hop.  This was the stuff I grew up on, albeit reluctantly.  Gospel was the state/household enforcement musical diet; and when …

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Bills running back Nyheim Hines has sustained an injury that may sideline him for the entire upcoming season.

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Desantis may find a lifeline in Iowa evangelical Christians

Desantis is vying for the vote of Iowa evangelical Christians ahead of the GOP primaries.

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Northwestern Wildcats coach Fitzgerald suspended 2 weeks without pay

Northwestern University is suspending a head coach after a months-long investigation into hazing allegations.

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Ricky Martin and his husband Jwan Yosef have announced their divorce after 5 years of marriage.

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Former Eagles Safety tweets criticism of turf, conditions in Super Bowl game

Former Eagles safety C.J Gardner-Johnson is the most recent NFL player to criticize the quality of the turf at State Farm Stadium.

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