Growing up when I did, with scribed memories of…
kids bringing vinyl flooring out at recess,
excitement surrounding the school dance, the highly respected DJ and his many crates,
the sounds of Planet Rock, flashing lights and battling b-boys fitted in matching Adidas track suits representin’ their crew.
And just like Sanaa Lathan’s character Sidney Shaw in the movie Brown Sugar,
“I remember the exact day I fell in love with hip hop.”

The Jacket Show, presented by TMC/TDK FAMILY, reminding us what REAL hip hop is all about.

“…to hip hop.  I loved you.  I still do…and I always will.”

  But first, happiest of birthdays to my MaryJane main!
Cheers to being older, wiser and growing up with REAL hip hop!
Dinner at MUA.




Tomato Bisque and Mini Grilled Cheese


Beet Salad


Brussel Sprouts in Brown Butter


Crabcakes and Aioli

Blackened Catfish and Dirty Rice


Beef Bone Marrow on Toast


Pineapple Upside-down Cake and Coconut Gelato

For the #ninjaboo.


Got my jacket too!  Both by @elitmc!!!  THANK YOU ELI!!!The Jacket Show
at Mink, Daly City
What you know about this???
It was on every girl’s MUST list back in the day.

“Just when you think you know hip hop it surprises you and reminds you why you fell in love with it in the first place.” – Syd Shaw

Big ups to The Main Crew and Those Damn Kids for bringing this show to life!  Can’t wait for part 2!!!

Till the next episode…