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

Killer Mike | RAP Music

  Killer Mike put on one hell of a show