On Repeat | 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

On Repeat | 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

Under Pressure Pullovers

As long as I have been sewing, Thanksgiving and Christmas have always been a time when I go home and get some sewing in. Before the turkey or Jollof rice stole the show on the dining room table, I made it my workspace. During the Christmas of 2014, I finished a jumpsuit I meant to … Continue Reading

I’m Buggin’ Out

Several years ago my mom and I had a conversation about musicians we wanted to see live. Her take, no one – everyone she wanted to see passed away. All the greats lived on through their creations – their vinyl, CDs tapes and now MP3s. I imagine that today, plenty of folks have the same … Continue Reading

On Repeat | BJ the Chicago Kid | Church

I loved BJ the Chicago Kid before I knew him – wait, no. He provided background vocals on songs I loved (Fly Union’s Do It for You, Kendrick Lamar’s Kush & Corinthians, Kanye West’s Impossible), yeah that’s more like it. I didn’t know who was behind that soulful honey dipped voice, but I knew I … Continue Reading