Jane Bond. Never Jane Doe. Yeah, yeah this is my palace, champagne in my chalice.I got it all covered like a wedding bandWonderland, so my alias is Alice.1 [We gon' start a motherfuckin' pussy riot.Or we gon' have to put 'em on a pussy diet.Look at that, I guarantee I got 'em quiet.Look at that, … Continue reading Django Jane — Janelle Monáe
A lot of people aren't a huge fan of rap music for understandable reasons. The exuberant baselines and harsh vocals can be deterring for some. However, some of those same people would swear by the poetry of Robert Frost or Nikki Giovanni. For this series I will choose the rappers that have songs that remind … Continue reading Rap Poetry
Cardi is day to Nicki's night. Where Nicki is going in, Cardi is chilling back, posed. When Minaj is going for your throat, Cardi is slipping you the poison while smiling. Dame. Las. Dos.
Imagine being a historian in America circa 3012, searching through archives looking for some material on technology and love in music and you proverbially dust off Dirty Computer.
It wasn't until listening to this album that I was reminded that canadian-born Drake and I had little in common... I feel like I lived an hour in his truth and I don't know this man from John Doe.
I have always loved music. [Read how much music matters to me here.] But, being a stay-at-home parent has changed the way that I listen. I remember racing through aisles at the local store to grab an album the DAY it hit the shelves. I can't always get to albums as soon as they drop … Continue reading Heavy Rotation — 2018 Albums on Repeat
"I see my life in terms of music."Albert Einstein Songs are like photographs of melodic memories or rhythmic reminders of lessons learned. They can awaken peaceful recollections of salty waves beating white sands smooth; or generate the imaginary smell of hair burning on a hot comb, all within a 3 to 7 minute timeframe. Songs … Continue reading Music Matters
This was my first essay of the year and my first Longread! I was inspired by how passionate everyone around me was about this interview. I had to watch it. I've cleaned the post up and I hope it is more enduring. If you have never met him, then meet Soulja Boy, self-professed rap legend: Soulja Boy and Donald Trump were the little kid … Continue reading Soulja Boy Trumped ‘Em