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.

My Knickers

 Made a fresh pair of pants, my knickers… Vibing off of Jidenna’s newest joint, My Knickers. Now, growing up my parents used the Queens English (damn colonization) and used the term knickers to refer to ones undergarments. Clearly, this word has been jammed, smacked, flipped and rubbed down to draw attention to a society that … Continue Reading

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

Rock with You

Happy Halloween! Finally finished my Halloween Costume! I have a habit of picking costumes most folks don’t recognize, but surprisingly I had quite a few people recognize me last night. Some folks did not know who I was, but they still appreciated the craftsmanship. A lot of people just wanted to touch my costume. I … Continue Reading

DOPE

Per usual, I am a day late and a dollar short. I finally saw DOPE. A friend of mine was surprised that I had gone this long without seeing the film. She mentioned that she thought of me when she saw it – wasn’t sure if I should take that as a compliment or an … Continue Reading

Sequined Hoodie

I am playing a lot of catch up – finishing projects I left behind. Starting projects that I meant to start years ago. One of those projects happens to be the sequined hoodie. Now I thought about making a sequined hoodie more than three years ago. I created this garment in hopes of mixing sequins … Continue Reading

Golden Lady

So way back when, in December of 2013, I attended one of the livest events of the year – Wonder-Full. Now what is Wonder-Full? It is a celebration of the eighth wonder of the world, Stevie Wonder. Every December for the past ten years, Bay Area folks congregate and get down to all of the … Continue Reading