Joints and Jams | Daniel Caesar’s Freudian

2DopeBoyz put me on to Daniel Caesar in 2015 and I became an immediate fan. Two weeks ago, Caesar released his debut album, Freudian. Someone on Twitter said it best,  “Freudian is what love sounds like”. New love, love lost, love of love. I am currently in love with the last song on the LP, “Freudian”. … Continue Reading

My Dark Red Jacket

The long and short of it is, I heard Steve Lacy’s, “Dark Red” and became obsessed. High hat, bass dram and guitar strum bring you into an indie soul jam. When I listened to Dark Red, I fell into a kaleidoscope of colors reds and browns of contrasting textiles and textures. Dirty sturdy denim, flannel and brass. … Continue Reading

Joints and Jams | Twelve’len – Star Dust

I have a morning playlist that gets me ready to take on the day with good vibes and notes I can only reach in the comfort of my own shower. Twelve’len’s, “Star Dust” is now on the playlist. Why? Well, first off all that black boy joy. If you don’t smile after seeing all these folks … Continue Reading

Joints and Jams | H.E.R – Losing

It’s cold out, the rain is coming down hard and the lights in my place flickered seconds before the rumble of thunder hit my window pane. I should be sleeping and getting ready for the forthcoming work day, but I am hype from turning up on a Tuesday – sewing and pattern making, ha. Spotify provided the … Continue Reading

Music that got me through 2016

The year is coming to a close and I couldn’t be happier. This year has been like that petty friend or bully you thought you left behind in school, but has somehow made their way back into your life, married your ex and moved in next door with the sole intent of making your life … Continue Reading

Camp Flog Gnaw

Camp Flog Gnaw, Where Live Music Dreams Come True When I bought my ticket in August, I did not anticipate what would transpire come November. Great line-up, check. Time to bask in the LA sunshine, a given. But a retreat from the downright tomfoolery of late 2016, naw, didn’t expect all that. On November 9th … Continue Reading

Telefone

Go listen to Noname’s Telefone at http://www.nonamehiding.com/   Do it!

Hold Me Up

With all of the dark things in the world, it is imperative to cherish the glimmers of light. Sometimes you need something to remind you that you should appreciate the people, places and things in your life that reflect that light.   Many moons ago I was introduced to Acid Rap. Although it was Chance the … Continue Reading

De La Soul | Stakes is High

The more things change the more things stay the same… 1997. I remember that year, that summer specifically, quite fondly. A free breezy summer right after a tumultuous two years of middle school and right before the treachery of high school that awaited me. The year after De La Soul released Stakes is High. I … Continue Reading

Joints and Jams | Daye Jack – Easy

Sometimes, hell, many a time, Spotify will throw some music at me that I would truly fall for. But sometimes I am not in the right place to fully receive it. Prime example, MONTHS ago my weekly discover playlist contained a Daye Jack song, I never listened to it (I blame the shuffle feature). Fast … Continue Reading