On Repeat | Rae Khalil | Sunrise

The profusion of music year end lists could cause new releases to get caught in an end of year limbo, caught between listeners recalling the best album of the year and underrated gems. As I did my best to avoid said lists, I came upon a friends feed that despite having year end vibes, did … Continue Reading

On Repeat | Noname – Room 25

What y’all ain’t gonna do in 2018 is sleep on Noname. Rolling Stone and Mick Jenkins are right, Noname is one of the greatest rappers alive. I have followed Noname’s work since her appearance on Chance The Rapper’s Acid Rap and she inspired one of my sewing adventures in the past (see them there receipts). … Continue Reading

This is it – Luchini Overalls

Camp Lo’s Uptown Saturday Night turned 20…Excuse me, while I let that sink in a bit. Recently I found myself in something of a creative output dilemma. My mother bought me a ton of fabric to use to make garments that I could sell, but I kept finding myself eyeing the fabric and making something for myself … Continue Reading

On Repeat | Sammus 1080p

Today a friend and fellow hip-hop head, introduced me to Sammus. “Heard of Sammus, she is dope!” “Wait? She? Oh ok, lemme go ahead and check her out.” I asked my friend to provide me with the first song I should listen to. The song he thought served as the best introduction to her sound. Opening with … 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!

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

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.

Life is Living | Oakland

Last Saturday the Life is Living annual celebration took place. This beautiful celebration of life and community started in 2008 and I have had the opportunity to experience this space since 2010. The Life is Living website provides a great explanation of their exemplary work in the community.   “LIFE is LIVING establishes a new … Continue Reading