Music Choice: Mario

Mario has been on my list of underappreciated artists FOREVER. I still recall blasting his debut album Mario all summer 2002. That was a special summer because I was preparing to head to high school and he was singing all the desires of my young heart! Since then, he has released quality project after quality…

Music Choice: 6lack

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…

Music Choice: Ari Lennox

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…

Music that’s Helping Me Survive 2017!

My life sometimes feels like an avalanche of emotions. Unfortunately, I’m not always immediately able to differentiate the various emotions, but music often helps to center and focus it all. Here’s some of the music that has been getting me through: Albums: 1. Free 6lack by 6lack I was introduced to this album in January,…

Appreciating the Music of Tracy Chapman

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…

Do Yourself a Favor, listen to A Seat at the Table

I’m currently three songs in and I am fighting myself from crying just so I can write this. Listen, from someone who before this moment has not musically been a Solange fan, I’m telling you to stop reading this right now and go listen to this album! I could dissect each track on the album,…

More than a Shift, it’s an Awakening (album review)

Since watching her on the final season of American Idol, I have been a little obsessed with the beautiful songstress, Avalon Young. So, of course, I have to review her new album, Shift. I have to willingly admit that my opinion of this album, since listening over the past 72 hours, continues to shift. Upon…

Music Monday: Tigallerro

I won’t lie, I’m ecstatic this album exists. As an Eric Roberson fan–who was left desiring more at his last concert–I am happy to say that this album is restoring my faith in him and his artistry. My goal is not to undermine the obvious genius of Phonte, the former one third of Little Brother,…

Music Monday: BoomScat

  BoomScat This group! I have to preface with that because of how dope they are. Prior to seeing Boomscat live, a couple years ago, I had only seen pictures of them, but never heard any of their music. My initial thought? I’ve been missing out! Back in Chicago I heard Scat (Patience) sing, but…

Music Monday: Danni Cassette

I had the pleasure of witnessing this glorious talent perform over a year ago, at the first annual Honey Groove music festival in Washington, DC. The voice is comparable only to the magnetic energy exuded on stage. As the closing act, it was immediately obvious why Danni was selected to be so. I had been…

BJ the Chicago Kid has the best song of 2016

A lot of new music comes my way, and I try to give it all a fair chance, but you know a classic when you hear it; “The New Cupid” feat. Kendrick Lamar is just that. A lot of the comments on Youtube say that they’re only there for Kendrick Lamar’s verse, but the song…

New music releases that are making April worth it!

1. “Lake by the Ocean” – Maxwell Not going to lie, I was lying across my bed going too deeply down the rabbit hole when this song came up as a youtube suggestion. Of course I clicked on it and it was so soothing. I’m not a huge Maxwell fan, but my soul clung to…

Music Monday: American Idol Edition

Are you guys watching the final season of American Idol? If not, you’re definitely missing out. The top 8 are undoubtedly some of the best talent to ever grace an American Idol stage. Don’t believe me? I’ll prove it by highlighting my top two: 1. La’Porsha Renae Talk about a powerhouse voice! She is a…