Revolutionary Gangsta Rap

Just the other day, I was tweeting about my love for Rick Ross’ new album “Teflon Don” when this interaction occurred: I didn’t mind the comment at all, instead, it triggered a further contemplation of “coke” aka gangsta rap for me.  I’m a person who takes pride in the fact that I don’t know every … Continue reading

All Miguel Wants Is You

Miguel is a fresh breath of air to today’s R&B. He is not one to disappoint, if you are a true fan of R&B.

For Artist’s SAKE!

What is art? I’ve been asked this question thousands of times from the start of my high school career (at a performing & visual arts school) throughout the time I’ve spent thus-far in a liberal arts college. For me, I think of art in terms of musicians. What is it that you’re creating? Why? What … Continue reading

Before They Were Stars: Aaliyah

  Today marks the 9th year of the fatal airplane crash that lead to Aaliyah and 8 others death in the Bahamas after they filmed the music video for “Rock The Boat.” I decided to do a special “Before They Were Stars” in her honor. She truly was a talented individual with a big voice … Continue reading

Spoken Sunday: Zora Howard

Zora Howard is a Harlem native who is attending Yale University this year and is New York City’s first Youth Poet Laureate. Zora performed her poem “Bi-Racial Hair” when she was 13 years old at the Urban Word NYC Teen Poetry Slam in 2006. It was the first poem I saw her perform and I … Continue reading

Thoughtful Thursday #19: Tommy Davidson

This is an old piece I had to bring back for the sake of topic… Tommy Davidson is a man mostly known for being a comical socialite.  Through acting and stand-up, Tommy Davidson made himself known as one of the top comedians throughout the country.  From In Living Color, and progression to the big screen … Continue reading

Hey Mama

I usually don’t like mama’s boys, but with Kanye West I gave an exception. I could tell that Donda West is what kept Kanye together for the most part and I really loved their relationship for that. I think it is so beautiful when you can tell a mother and son’s connection is genuine. And … Continue reading

Before They Were Stars: Destiny’s Child

As you may know, Destiny’s Child has changed members numerous times, but the two veterans of the group are Beyoncé Knowles and Kelly Rowland. Before they were known as Destiny’s Child, the group was originally named Girl’s Tyme which consisted of 6 group members: Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, LaTavia Roberson, Támar Davis (who went to work with … Continue reading

Spoken Sunday: Gemineye

Spoken Sunday is your dose of poetry. Whether it is written or spoken, from the known or unknown, the work feautred will enlighten you. The first feature of Spoken Sundays is Gemineye, also known as Christopher Andrew, who hails from Mount Vernon, New York. You may have seen him on HBO Presents Russell Simmons’ Def … Continue reading

Thoughtful Thursday: #20

Thoughtful Thursday is my new way of feeding your intellectual appetite!  From rappers (who you wouldn’t expect) to poets, choreographers and writers… I’ll be giving you something new each week.  FIRST UP is someone you wouldn’t expect, I know.. I know… He refers to himself as a “thug” just like many other rappers who therefore … Continue reading