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…

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…

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…

Kanye West is a Symptom of the Problem

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…

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”…

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…

When are the Masses Going to Stop Sleeping on Miguel?

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…

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,…

A Few of My Favorite Things 2018: Quarter 1

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…

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…

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: 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…

To Pimp a Butterfly (album review)

Kendrick Lamar   I still remember clearly the day I was fully introduced to the force of Kendrick Lamar (K dot). It was a hot summer day, a few years back, in Chicago. His name had been mentioned to me a few times before, but as a hip-hop elitist I didn’t give his music a…

Why “The Life of Pablo” isn’t the “Old Kanye” we were expecting

It’s 8 am and I’m sitting in bed watching the snowfall outside while simultaneously listening to “The Life of Pablo” on Tidal. The first track plays and Kanye announces “this track is called “Ultra Light Beams.”” Okay, I’m ready now! My bestfriend called and told me that I was going to love it, so I’m…

Music Monday: Frank Ocean, You Can Resurface Now

Track 1: Frank Ocean Do you remember the moment you fell in love with Frank Ocean? I do. My heart swayed and my brain melted the moment I pressed play and began listening to the lonny BREAUX collection. Five years later I am still enamored with this mixtape that displays Ocean’s song writing ability and…