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

On Repeat | Kendrick Lamar | untitled unmastered.

So Kendrick Lamar released an album yesterday and I am here for all of it! Looks like the only plans I have this weekend are to drive around and listen to King Kendrick in my ride.

On Repeat | River Tiber | West (feat. Daniel Caesar)

Some of my friends are surprised by the music on my Soundcloud playlists. When I am out in the world with them, I am easily 100 on the hype-o-meter. You need a hype woman for a rendition of Beyonce’s Flawless at karaoke? I got chu! Need someone to join your breakdancing competition in Clarion Alley? … Continue Reading

On Repeat | Unknown Mortal Orchestra | Multi-Love

I love student run college radio. During my junior year of high school my radio scanner happened upon the University of California Riverside’s frequency. I stumbled upon Soulful Sundays, a full day of neo-soul programming and on Thursday nights I stayed up way past my bedtime, lied in bed and listened to a young college … Continue Reading

Looking for Trouble

Quadron’s Avalanche is currently in heavy rotation…. Summer, summer, summertime! Looking for trouble reminds me of my college days, out and about and looking for trouble.  After all of this daydreaming and reminiscing I thought about making something light and airy and bold in color – I thought of this jumper. I think the romper … Continue Reading

On Repeat | Quadron, Quasimoto, and a Third Artist Whose Name Doesn’t Start with the Letter Q

Summertime fun in the sun with these joints. A friend introduced me to this group in late 2011. I saw them at a local music venue and was enthralled with the lead singer Coco and the man behind the music, Robin Hannibal. Together they make Quadron, a duo that makes soulful electronic treats for your eardrums. … Continue Reading

Danny Brown | The Old and Reckless Tour

Who: Danny Brown What: Sold out concert Where: The New Parish, Oakland When: May 21, 2013 Why: Sold out Danny Brown show – nuff said.

Killer Mike | RAP Music

  Killer Mike put on one hell of a show