Happy Monday and Happy December!! Over the weekend, I had the pleasure to go see Queen & Slim, the new film by famed director Melina Matsoukas and actress/producer extrodinare Lena Waithe. The movie was amazing all around: from the imagery, the acting, the fashion, the message, and the Blackness. While I am no film critic, … Continue reading Music Monday: Queen & Slim The Soundtrack
When I think about Missy Elliott, I think about some of the best times of my childhood: watching music videos attempting to learn every word and every dance move, singing songs at 14 years old and not learning the meaning of it until I was 20 (y'all know it happened to you, too!), and adopting … Continue reading Missy Elliott for Marie Claire Magazine, August 2019
For the last week of Black Music Month, I will be focusing on albums that I listen to time and time again, and will never get old to me. While it was hard to narrow it down, I was luckily able to. First up: Amerie... In 2002, Amerie came on to the scene with her … Continue reading My Favorite Albums: Amerie “All I Have”
If you ever need some musical soul food, the PJ Morton is where it's at. The New Orleans native, who has been for six Grammys in the past, has been nominated for four more this year. The nominations include: Best R&B Performance- "First Began" Best Traditional R&B Performance- "How Deep Is Your Love" ft. YEBBA … Continue reading Countdown to The Grammys: PJ Morton
If you don't consider Janelle Monae an icon yet, then you need to just come on over with the rest of us who believe this woman is legendary! The already 6-time Grammy nominee is up for two more nominations this year: Album of the Year- Dirty Computer Best Music Video- "PYNK" Janelle Monae's latest project, Dirty Computer, … Continue reading Countdown to The Grammys: Janelle Monae
When it comes to famous sister duos that I love, there are a few that come to mind: Tia and Tamera, Phyllicia Rashad and Debbie Allen, and Vanessa and Rudy Huxtable (listen, all they had was each other at one point). I can now add Chloe and Halle Bailey to that list! These amazingly talented … Continue reading Countdown to The Grammys: Chloe x Halle
It's Grammy week!! As a music lover, I am super excited to see how this show is going to go, especially since quite a few of my faves are nominated. This week I will spotlight four ladies and one guy who I want to take home a trophy (or all of them). First up: H.E.R. … Continue reading Countdown to the Grammys: H.E.R.