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

Jumpsuit, Jumpsuit, Jumpsuit

Aye, I made another jumpsuit! This time around, I joined the pretty girls sew April sew-along. I decided to use this indigo dyed fabric that was collecting dust in my closet for years.  I used McCall’s M7330 pattern to make this utility jumpsuit. Most of my jumpsuits are form fitting so I decided to make this one … 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.

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