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

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

Word to the Media: “It’s Not That Serious”

Since Eminem’s latest video for “Love The Way You Lie” premiered, (which features Rihanna on the track,) the media has been talking out the side of their necks in regards to the pop star.  Featuring actors Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan as an abusive domestic violent couple, reports are saying that Rihanna is glamorizing domestic violence by … Continue reading

Before They Were Stars: Jazmine Sullivan

Definitely jumping on to what my girl Tarnisha started doing, I also thought it would be interesting to spotlight an artist before they were famous, and see truly just how far they have come. Not only in terms of stardom, but also in terms of progression of their voices, their technique. In some cases, some … Continue reading

Before They Were Stars: Lauryn Hill

I thought it would be cool to post videos of artists before they were stars to show how far they have come. Today I decided to spotlight, one of my favorite artists, Lauryn Hill. Way before The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill came out and before she joined forces with Wyclef Jean and Pras to form … Continue reading

Everlasting Flavor [Video]: Tupac Shakur X Jada Pinkett

Perhaps the best part of this whole video is that they’re performing a Will Smith song!  It’s crazy where time can take you.  These two remain to be two of my favorite people, and this definitely gives me more cause for my obsession of the two!  I always wonder what may have happened between the … Continue reading