Music Choice: “I Wish I Never Met You” by Domo Wilson

A part of me hates that I really like this song. Like most people who watched their relationship mature, and eventually devolve, I don’t care to see Domo and Crissy continue to rip each other to shreds in the public eye, but the music lover in me can acknowledge the way that Domo elevated her…

Music Choice: Tamia

Tamia is one of those rare talents whose voice is a superb today as it was when he first heard her years ago. For some reason, her album seemed to slide under the radar and did not receive as much attention as it rightfully deserved. In order to try to change that, I have selected…

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: 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: Maluma

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,…

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…

Do Pretty Girls Really Like Trap Music? (and other June 2017 releases)

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Why I’m (mostly) pro ANTI

Now on my third listen of ANTI, Rihanna’s newest album, I must admit that I’m almost a complete fan of the album. My desire is to say that the album is 100% great, but there are some areas causing me to feel slightly perplexed. “Consideration” featuring SZA: the first song of the album drops with…