The Blog of Eric M. Ruiz

Exploring the differences that make us the same.

Ten Songs For Throwback Thursday

I love Throwback Thursday. Mostly because I love to reminisce and share pictures of when I used to be fat. Which was basically like 5 years ago. Hooray at no longer being chubby Eric. But perhaps the biggest reason why I enjoy Throwback Thursday, or #tbt as the kids call it, is because it gives me an excuse to share and talk about the music from years gone by.

Hip-Hop 101: Six-Degrees of “The College Dropout”

                    My co-worker…and co-friend Mark Campos asked me to make him a Hip-Hop 101 list. Mark, besides being incredibly smart, went to art school. So he likes bands that probably don’t exist yet. Making this list could be difficult. On one hand, I’m ecstatic that Mark thinks I’m a cuddly, more personable version of Pandora. But on the other hand, what if I crack.. Read More

My Favorite Hip Hop Love Songs

Yes, I know it’s hard to believe, but beneath the cold, hard outer shell that is Eric Ruiz lies a deep, spiritual and complex man that enjoys the occasional love jam. So, without further ado, here are my top jams that you should be spinning come tomorrow (and forever).