Anyone who knows me is aware that I have a major crush on Maluma. Not only is he gorgeous, but he is an AMAZING talent. I’ve seen him in concert and must admit that I was impressed by his presence and performance. This week I have not one song, but two. Do your ears, eyes, […]Read More Music Choice: Maluma
I have absolutely loved 6lack since his first album. Not only did he present a flawless debut project, but with each single has managed to deliver and perform to the same quality. His current song that I have one repeat is “Nonchalant.” My favorite line is “I’m somewhere between humble and hell nah.” Know that […]Read More Music Choice: 6lack
As you all know, I’m a music snob who loves to share good quality tunes with all of you. Beginning today, each Monday I will share a tune that I’m currently jamming to and I have had on repeat. The song may be new or old but is worth a listen all the same. The […]Read More Music Choice: Ari Lennox
For many Kanye West fans, his stance for the last few years has been problematic, to say the least. However, what some know, but many are seemingly unwilling to say, is that the issue is bigger than Kanye. West’s problem is that he has an altered and limited level of consciousness. What I mean by […]Read More Kanye West is a Symptom of the Problem
I once wrote an article about how much I love and live for quality rap battles. Now, to my surprise and amusement, a worthwhile one is finally upon us: Drake vs. Pusha T. This beef has been going on for so long that I nearly forgot it was a thing! On Pusha T’s newest album, […]Read More Can Drake Withstand the Push?
The weekend is upon us and I’m ready to groove! Here are some songs that will definitely be on my chill weekend vibes playlist. I hope you enjoy and find many reasons to dance :-). 1. “Boo’d Up” (Ella Mai Remix) – Plies 2. “Come Through and Chill – Miguel 3. “Return of the Mack” […]Read More Weekend Vibes
Listen, Miguel is a national treasure and we should all be appreciating him as such. Not only is he musically capable of bodying his own songs, but also everyone else’s. Don’t believe me, let the talent speak for itself: Not enough proof? Let’s go back to the beginning. For the most part, we were all […]Read More When are the Masses Going to Stop Sleeping on Miguel?
Since 2010 the world has found a place in the mind and the music of Jermaine Cole. Friday Night Lights, J. Cole’s last mixtape, was a dazzling display of true lyricism that was not only sorely needed at the time but set him on his current trajectory. Coles’ introspection on the project comes from a […]Read More K.O.D.: The Best J. Cole Album Yet?
1. Bronzeville The podcast describes this series as “an audio theatre for the mind” and this could not be more accurate! My bias towards all things Chicago aside, this is a phenomenal series that honestly elevates the podcast-sphere. This series is jam-packed with A-list performers: Laurence Fishburne, Larenz Tate, Wood Harris, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, […]Read More Two Podcasts I Can’t Listen to Enough
I can’t believe the first quarter of 2018 is already over! I want to take a moment to reflect on some of my favorite experiences and most used items of 2018. Here we go: 1. Maluma’s F.A.M.E. Concert As I’ve stated in other posts, concerts are one of my many favorite pastimes. In March I […]Read More A Few of My Favorite Things 2018: Quarter 1
For the better part of the last 5 years, I have been on a hunt to find Lianne La Havas’ debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough? on vinyl. However, up until today, I hadn’t purchased it because it was limited edition release and being resold for upward of $400. But low and behold, today […]Read More Is Your Love Big Enough? Re-Release…I Need Answers!
As an individual with a rich appreciation of music, I love to share gems that I feel are often slept on. This week, here are some songs on my playlist that I feel should be more widely known: 1. “Monsoon” – Amber Mark 2. “The Woman you Love” – Ashanti 3. “No Bonnie” – Frank […]Read More Thursday Tunes: R&B Edition
A lot of great music came out this year, but just like Matthew 22:14 states, “For many are called, few are chosen.” In accordance, here are the best hip-hop albums of 2017: 1. 4:44 – Jay-Z 2. DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar 3. The God Box – David Banner 4. No Dope on Sundays – CyHi […]Read More 5 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2017
The album begins powerfully, with the record “Kill Jay Z,” we are immediately dropped into the mind of a reflective and introspective JAY. He touches on “sins” he has committed over the years, and mistakes that he has nearly made by losing his family, i.e., “don’t be Eric Benet” who did indeed let Halle Barry […]Read More 4:44 (album review)
2 Chainz dropped his anticipated album, Pretty Girls Like Trap Music last week, and I’ve given it a pretty thorough listen. My initial thought? Well, pretty girls do indeed like trap music, but we already knew that. The album overall has “trap” beats; heavy guitar, loud bass, and simplistic eight count raps. Simply put, it’s […]Read More Do Pretty Girls Really Like Trap Music? (and other June 2017 releases)
Anyone who knows me is fully aware that there isn’t a rapper I adore and love more than Jay-Z. There’s even an inside joke that I’ve been supporting his work and riding for him for so long that he owes me a first child, lol. All of that goes to say that I can’t allow […]Read More My Favorite Rapper has been Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame
I haven’t publicly come out and said this yet, but I’m a huge fan of the Joe Budden Podcast. On Episode 108 Joe Budden asks the question above, and honestly, I had to pause and write this post in response, before hearing their answers, because the question is just that good! I’m a huge Cole […]Read More Who’s the Better Storyteller: J. Cole or Kendrick Lamar?
In case you missed it, Jadakiss lowkey dissed Big Sean on “Rate the Bars.” Everyone knows I live for a classic rap battle. I am of the belief that we grow most when we are challenged and pushed beyond our current limits. I have thoughts on who I think would win, but I’ll save that […]Read More I Want Big Sean to Respond to Jadakiss
It is easily arguable that 2016 has been a year of loss, disappointment, death, and devastation. On these points, I won’t disagree, however, 2016 has been a great year for music. Here are the albums that almost made all of the turmoil of 2016 worth it, in no particular order: 1. A Seat at The […]Read More The Best Albums of 2016
It’s National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) history month! Therefore what better way is there to celebrate Music Monday than by honoring a musical icon of the community? We couldn’t think of one, so today’s feature is the legendary, Tracy Chapman. I’m not sure how many of you were introduced to the genius […]Read More Appreciating the Music of Tracy Chapman