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 Cycle — Meet Flow the DJ

Think for yourself — Don’t follow the squad Better play smart — Better follow your God Follow your Heart — Understand your part In the Circle of Life — I lay you down tonight You can be anything — Wonder what you might do Teach you what I know — Help you see the LightContinue reading “The Cycle — Meet Flow the DJ”

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”

Nicki + Cardi — Dame Las Dos — Diasporic Jewels

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.

Album Review — Dirty Computer — Janelle Monáe

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.

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”