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 Rapper’s … 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

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