Alpha Lyrae. Squallé’s Grown Man EP. Feat. Kxng Blanco.

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.”

The Marathon Continues — Nipsey Hu$$le

Rest In Peace Nipsey Hu$$le Ermias Asghedom Nipsey Hu$$le, was murdered March 31, 2019 outside of his clothing store, Marathon, on Slauson Ave in Los Angeles, CA. Upon receipt of the disheartening news, the Hip-Hop world of fans and artists alike rushed to social media to pay their respects to the legendary rapper and activist.Continue reading “The Marathon Continues — Nipsey Hu$$le”

Django Jane — Janelle Monáe

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, I guarantee they all inspired.]Continue reading “Django Jane — Janelle Monáe”

Album Review — East Atlanta Love Letter — 6lack

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.

Heavy Rotation — 2018 Albums on Repeat

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”

Music Matters

“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”