Black On Purpose

Get creative for Pops this Father’s Day with books, car pampering, food, music, and fun.

1) The Go-Go Book

Engaging, relevant, and informative, with crankin’ pockets full of fun!  Take Me Out to the Go-Go: The Autobiography of Kato Hammond is the pure story of go-go culture, of those who came up in it, and of those who continue to make their living in it.  The author, Godfather of Go-Go Media Kato Hammond, can be seen as a commentator on “UnSung” when the show profiles Chuck Brown and Go-Go on June 24th.  Go to to orderWhat does Dad do when he’s home doin’ nothin’?  Take Me Out to the Go-Goooo…

2) Car Detailing and Automotive Reconditioning



Hook that man’s car all the way up!  The team at Total Recon Automotive Reconditioning can do it all.  They can detail Pop’s ride, repair the interior, restore the headlights, touch up the paint, dye the carpet, and almost anything else you can think of!  His chariot awaits… make an appointment today!  Located at 349 Main Street in Laurel, MD.  1-800-518-0965


3) A Flavorful Food Delivery



Kapri at Bless’d & Highly Flavour’d cooks the tastiest, most creative dishes! Not just your usual fare, she puts her foot and her soul in some interesting culinary creations. Get Big Papa an order of Crabcake Muffins… or a couple of jars of the famous, fast-selling Crab and Spinach Dip…  or  perhaps dad would like a Pineapple Jerk Chicken and Shrimp BoatSee the menu here and call 301-440-9030 to order.


4) Hip Hop from the Future


Black On Purpose

The latest release from Baltimore’s own sensation of creativity, Labtekwon. The flows are like no other, the music is Black.On.Purpose., and the knowledge is brought to you by the artist’s own firsthand research on the “origin of the cultural paradigm known as Hip Hop and its founding institution, the Universal Zulu Nation.”  For $50, you can score Dad a double album (B.O.P.) The Theology of Timing: Tehuti and the Het Heru Cult and the book The Origins of Hip Hop Culture.  Order now at


5) The Perfect Blend

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Reggae + Go-Go = Regg’go.  One of DC’s premier musical ambassadors is Ras Lidj, innovator of the regg’go sound, will be performing with Deep Band twice on Father’s Day Weekend.  Take the Man out to Chapala Blue Beetle Rock Bar in Burtonsville, MD on Friday, June 19th at 9pm.  Or, make it a family affair and bring errybody to a FREE outdoor show at RIO Washingtonian Center in Gaithersburg, MD on Saturday, June 20th from 6:30pm-8:30pm.  For more information, visit  To read more about what makes Ras Lidj & Deep Band so special, read the DC Brand 99 write-up.


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