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Wolves in Conscious Clothing

By El Che

Tweet Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to continue our journey through my experience on the Motorcycle Diaries Tour. After a hell of a time in Raleigh, NC, my spirits were up again and ready to take on Virginia. My host Duron Chavis a.k.a. Manifest seemed very eager for me to arrive. I […]

El Che & The Frat Boys

By El Che

Tweet As the huge bus was packed and the tour rolled on. I knew that for my next stop I would need to up my energy a bit. From everything that I’d read, the next place that we were staying was a huge house with 4 – 5 guys and still enough space for Rock […]

South Carolina: Hunting & Camouflage

By El Che

Tweet We’ve been on this journey for about three weeks now. Fatigue, homesickness and thin patience are all starting to set in. The temperature drop and cold rain began as we left North Carolina and continued its pattern into South Carolina. Tonight’s going to be a late show. Thank God because only the lord knows […]

Hip Hop Grows Up: The Anderson Family

By El Che

Tweet Words from El Che Anderson: When Ray Anderson aka DJ Rsenal and his wife Michele met us outside after our concert, the first thing that struck me about both of them, was that it was apparent that they were married. I’ve noticed how some people don’t even have to stand next to each other […]

Lessons From Rakim Allah The God MC

By El Che

Tweet When I first began this journey, I knew that half of the adventure consisted of sharing home lives with total strangers, trying to become family with over 30 people in 22 days. And I’ll tell you like I tell all my hosts: “Once I arrive, in my mind, we are family. If you are […]

On The Road Again: The God MC Rakim

By El Che

Tweet The next blog will feature my experiences being on the road with The God MC Rakim, on the Seventh Seal Tour. I will be discussing deep conversations that we’ve had, and what’s it’s like to be on the road. El Che

Black on Brown Love Part 2: Self Fulfilling Prophecy?

By El Che

Tweet From everything I’ve heard about Austin, Texas, it was a sleepy college town that embraced it’s athletics and distinguished and isolated itself from the big city rush. Yet when I met my 8th host, Blaxsmith, he was anything but sleepy and mostly in a rush. A pint size, wiry black guy with gold teeth, […]

Brown on Black Love Part 1: The New Mexican Family

By El Che

Tweet When we first pulled into Arizona, all I could think about was how the sun was so yellow, it was teal. While the Los Angeles sun has a real dusky feeling, and the Las Vegas sun can be just blazing hot, the way the sun hits Arizona, it’s sort of an end of the […]

The Squares Vs. The Hood: My Time With Chill Will

By El Che

Tweet This was one of those rare occasions where we had two hosts in one city because we stayed for more than two days. And it was such an adventurous time with our last hosts who I’ll refer to as Bonnie & Clyde. I just really needed to relax. That’s where Chill Will came in […]

Motorcycle Diaries Host – Charlotte – Host #9

By El Che

Tweet Host Name: DJ Rsenal Occupation: AT & T, Freelance Writer & DJ Living Arrangements: DJ Rsenal and his wife, plus their two kids live in a 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath suburban home in a culturally mixed neighborhood. Facebook: facebook.com/djrsenal Myspace: myspace.com/djrsenal Twitter:djrsenal


About

Che Smith is a revolutionary artist, writer, and activist. Popularly known as Rhymefest, the South Side Chicago native has been a trailblazer in music, television, and politics.