Music Choice: Pitbull

Have you ever heard a song and knew within the first 10 seconds that it was going to be amazing? That was this song for me! The moment Prince Royce sang “Quiero saber…” I was enraptured by the silkiness of his voice and immediately added the song to my “música” playlist. Not only did these […]

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Music Choice: Danni Cassette

It is no secret that I have been a fan of Danni Cassette for quite a while and the newest single definitely lives up to my expectations! Give your soul a boost and check out the melodic croons of “Banana” by this electric talent. The newest single: Listen here :). Discover More of Danni: Leave […]

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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 […]

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Weekend Vibes

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” […]

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Who I Am and Why I’m Here

I’ve been blogging for a few years now, but I have never taken a moment to fully introduce myself. So, here we are. When I initially began this blog it was as an extension, and eventual replacement, for the “For Your Black? Conscious” newsletter I started during my years in Chicago. The original intent of […]

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Two Podcasts I Can’t Listen to Enough

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, […]

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Thursday Tunes: R&B Edition

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 […]

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Yes, I am Still Gushing Over Chance The Rapper’s #SoGoneChallenge Freestyle to his Girlfriend

The freestyle verse Chance the Rapper wrote for his girlfriend over “So Gone” by Monica, was definitely one of the highlights of early August. As always, Chance was charismatic in his flow and word choice, but what captivated me most about this video, even more than the lyrics, is Chance’s obvious and blatant vulnerability. So […]

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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, […]

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