SOTBNerdy, Valentino's Corner

The Mangaka That Will Pierce the Heavens! Meet HBCU Grad-DMV Native AnimeBae and the Black-Owned Manga/Anime, "Akai"

  Original character design from AnimeBae’s manga/anime called Akai. *cue iconic opening song and narrator voice* This isn’t the story of how AnimeBae became the greatest hero alive, but this unlikely hero of Academia and undaunted determination has an enthralling story on the same scaling of your favorite manga/anime as he creates one of the […]

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Dear DMV Rappers…

So, I may get some “outsider looking in” looks on this one. But, it’s got to be said. Why is it that DMV artists are barely even put on within the DMV? Yes, we had Wale getting burn on DJ Alizay shows and getting a lot of O.G. approval. But, since Wale, many artists within […]

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Wale feat. Highbridge Voices – "Voices In My Head"

Well, if they’re taking submissions for the NBA 2K17 soundtrack, this may be an early contender. Wale, Metro Boomin, and the Highbridge Voices, per Mass Appeal, pretty much put this track together from scratch. It’s one of those inspirational/I-gotta-get-it tracks. But, one of the things that got me hooked was Metro did his known sound, […]

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Dree the Drummer – Underrated 2

Last year, I spoke on Dree’s Underrated mixtape featuring Paco Panama and more. A lot can change in a year. Underrated 2, which dropped a few days back, features the sound that’s become synonymous with Dree. It also features artists such as Wale, Dew Baby, Lil’ Durk and more. All in all, it’s a dope […]

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Not So Social Media, Part Six: Conclusion

Disclaimer: It’s come to my attention that, since posting part five of my series on social media, I came to a rushed conclusion of my thoughts and findings. Because of that, I offer up a proper conclusion to the series. No, this is not an act of redaction for anything that I’ve said or have offered […]

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