How Becoming a Developer is Like Becoming a Jedi

How Becoming a Developer is Like Becoming a Jedi

I mentioned on the “About That Life” page that being a developer is like becoming a Jedi. Now, if you don’t know or understand what a Jedi is at this point in life, you may want to stop reading here. This won’t make much sense to you. However, if you are on your Jedi path, keep reading.

4 Non-Facebook Social Media Networks That Got It right

4 Non-Facebook Social Media Networks That Got It right

The contextually omnipresent ubiquitous “F” in blue logo is everywhere. Every blog you read (including this one, please feel free to share it on that social network), nearly every site you visit, other social media sites, in commercials with warm-and-fuzzy endings, and virtually, everywhere else (major, howbeit, corny pun intended), including the 2016 Presidential Election.  We’ll get back to that a little later.

Terry Carter (The Hip Hop Dev)

I use tech to build really cool things that connect people and I'm pretty good at it. I love learning and connecting with people of all types. Among other things, I'm also an avid hip hop lover. The nature of innovation in tech and hip hop is a mutually shared one that I plan to talk about in this blog. I don't claim to know all or even a lot, but I will benevolently share all that I've learned along this path of learning if you'll do the same. Take this journey with me. Let's Connect!

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  • Evening commute: I've been bumping this joint since it came out! This project is 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥Tigallo and Big Pooh do their thing. BARS!!! Lemme tell you something. There is not an MC alive that Phonte has to run from! This man is one of the illest on the mic! Nice smoothed out tracks that feel good. I'm running around looking for an excuse to scream out. "BLACKNESS!!" Definitely one of my favorite projects of 2019? Make sure you get this project! . . .

#littlebrother #maythelordwatch #northcarolinahiphop #hiphopculture #hiphop #rapculture #realrap #realhiphop #boombap #ilovehiphop #eastcoasthiphop #tigallo #hiphopblog #blogger #undergroundhiphop  #undergroundrap #independentartist #indiehiphop #hiphopdev #rapmusic #rap
  • Evening commute: So Phoenix is one of the fastest growing cities in the US. So of course this means crazy rush hour traffic. Now, in this case, I'm glad for this because I've been bumping this @wale project like CRAZY since it dropped!! Wale got it IN on this project!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥. I will leave you with a quote from the immortal LL Cool J, "Don't call it a comeback.. I been here for years!!" Nuff said. Dope project, cover to cover . . .

#hiphop #hiphopculture #wale #rapculture #hiphopdev #blogger #hiphopblog #hiphopblogger #realhiphop #realhiphoponly #rapculture #rapmusic #boombap
  • Life changing event! None other than the God MC @rakimgodmc ! I Had the honor of meeting him at his book signing for "Sweat the Technique". He was amazing! Super humble and down to earth, kind intelligent! Peace and love to the god! 
#rakim #rakimallah #thegodmc #sweatthetechnique #top5 #🐐 #hiphop #nychiphop #longisland #realhiphopmusic #oldschoolhiphop #hiphopculture #realrap #rapculture #boombap #knowtheledge
  • What's understood doesn't need to be explained. Its ALL about Leos!! . . .

#hiphop #hiphophead #realhiphop #rapmusic #rap #hiphopblog #blogger #hiphopdev #hiphopculture #hiphoplife #realrap #eastcoasthiphop #undergroundhiphop #leoseason #leo
  • This is just super Facts. Tag your favorite Leo! Nuff said. . . .

#hiphop #hiphophead #hiphopblog #ilovehiphop #hiphopculture #leoseason #leo #seasonoftheleo #lion #mufasa
  • Evening Commute: I had to bump this @nickgrantmusic. Both his 2017 and 2018 joints have been on steady repeat for a while now. 
This dude got FLAT OUT BARS!!! He is EVERYTHING hip hop needs and should be. Both of his works of art check every box in hip hop in my opinion. 
Bars ✔
Storytelling ✔
Substance✔
Metaphors and similes ✔
Wordplay✔
Delivery ✔
Production ✔
Bombast/braggadocio ✔

For a younger MC, his level of season is far above most MCs in his age group. He could easily rival many OGs in the game. Like Easily easily! Definitely a legend in his own time. Dude is a serious problem. MCs better beware, #nickgrant is out here takin lunches!! Salute Nick Grant! . . .

#hiphop #hiphophead #realhiphop #rapmusic #rap #hiphopblog #blogger #hiphopdev #hiphopculture #hiphoplife #realrap #realrapculture #boombap #fortheculture #hiphopaddict #rapaddict #rapculture #goldenerahiphop #classichiphop #northcarolina #howsway #southernhiphop #eastcoasthiphop #undergroundhiphop #hiphopislife
  • Yo. I just thought of something today. Maybe I'm not the first person to think of this BUT! I think @1cyhitheprynce is hip hops Howlin' Wolf. 
If you listen to Howlin Wolf, his voice was unique, distinctly raspy, and richly soulful. As one of the pioneers of the Blues in the electric era and arguably one of modern musics most influential luminaries, Howlin Wolf secured a legacy that crossed multiple genres and inspired some of todays greatest artists.

@1cyhitheprynce has an eerily similar voice that is distinct, soulful, unique, and raspy. His delivery, bars, punchlines, metaphors, similes, wordplay, substance, storytelling etc... make him a huge force to be reckoned with. 
What say you? . . .

#hiphophead #hiphop #hiphopmusic #undergroundhiphop #hiphopislife #blogger #hiphopdev #hiphopculture #hiphoplife #realrap #realrapculture #boombap #fortheculture #hiphopaddict #cyhitheprynce #nodopeonsunday #blues #theblues #howlinwolf #atlantahiphop #eastatlanta
  • Morning commute: Ok, so I've been bumping a lot of Common lately. BUT, this project here is nothing short of amazing. 
I'll admit, I'm a hip hop purist. I think the Golden Era of hip hop was the best, there were a lot of lyrical geniuses giving some positive messages. Some may refer to it as "Conscious hip hop". #blackness and pride in it was a centerpiece of this hip hop. 
Somewhere along the way, lots of artist (at the behest of record labels) got away from that centerpiece. Then murder, drug dealing, pimping etc...became cornerstone motifs in hip hop and gave birth to the current generation of hip hop artists who mumble, are junkies, and trap. 
This project sought to make the beauty of blackness and our power and pride and legacy a centerpiece again. 
BRILLIANTLY crafted. 
Lyrics ✔
Metaphors and similes✔
Flow✔
Word play✔
Bravado/bombast ✔
Knowledge ✔
Message ✔
Production ✔
Everything we love about Common is in this project. He was bold in a time where a lot of rappers in the mainstream were afraid to make a project addressing social issues. A few made a song or 2 but not many. Salute to Common for this project. #blackisbeautiful
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#hiphop #hiphophead #realhiphop #rapmusic #rap #hiphopblog #blogger #hiphopdev #hiphopculture #hiphoplife #realhiphop #hiphoplife #hiphopaddict #rapaddict #rapculture #realrapculture #boombap #fortheculture #goldenerahiphop #common #chicago #chicagohiphop #blackness
  • Morning Commute: Whoever made Phoenix freeways must not have seen how large this city would become. So in the AM, traffic is always "tricky". For that reason, your music choice can be pivotal for your day. 
This morning, @meekmill set it off for me. This record shows a newer and more evolved Meek Mill. It's a brilliant project through and through. I bumped this project since it dropped and each time I get a new insight or perspective. He addresses some serious topics in this record but still gives us a fair bit of fun and some real bangers. I will admit, I'm a little disappointed Meek didn't give us the next installment of the  #tonystory saga. I was thirsty waiting for it, but he said the next one would be a movie so it's all good. We also have that vintage raw and gritty Meek Mill we have come to know and love. Meek is a real boss in this game. Salute to you King! . . .

#hiphop #hiphophead #realhiphop #rapmusic #rap #hiphopblog #hiphopculture #hiphoplife #realhiphop #eastcoasthiphop #meekmill #philly #illadelphia #phillyhiphop #hiphopaddict #rapaddict #rapculture #realrapculture #beats #ilovehiphop #boombap #fortheculture #hiphopdev  #hiphopisbled
Hip Hop Dev