Introductory Disclaimer: Beyoncé, though I love her, may not be the best go-to for mental health advice. Black celebrities and artists are not automatically black leaders by nature of their fame. There are teachers, professors, counselors, ministers, civil servants, and subject matter experts that have devoted their lives to the communities they serve. Make sureContinue reading “Beyoncé Brillance: Quotes & Notes from ELLE”
A very short poem about a tree that is submerged in the water. What can the trees teach us about being bent out of shape or submerged?
Alpha Lyrae means the brightest star. I love that the first word is alpha and it is associated with masculinity because that is what this album is about. Squallé has laid out some of the things he deals with as a man. Maybe that is what all rap is about but particularly this album. HeContinue reading “Alpha Lyrae. Squallé’s Grown Man EP. Feat. Kxng Blanco.”
Everyone loves Jeremiah… He’s so innocent and pure. Friendly. And different. Depending on what you see. Just know that, everyone loves Jeremiah. Maybe his purity is designed to teach us humility. His character is judgement free. How could you not love Jeremiah? I would give anything to see the world through his eyes. Experience hisContinue reading “Everyone Loves Jeremiah By Nessla1 and Herstun Feat Patrick Dougher”
This collaboration is bringing together two American artists broadcasting to you about about being a man. Do you have ten toes down?
Relationships shouldn’t be crappy Don’t stay if you ain’t happy A broken home before you even a mama or pappy Hate when we make babies Who are just a product of complacency Plenty fish in the sea Don’t be afraid to leave If you don’t feel the vibe Don’t be afraid to ride Cause daysContinue reading “Time Flies By Flow the Dj feat Mind of El”
Meet the curator. Tape A. Side 1.
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 dropContinue 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.Continue reading “Music Matters”