3am Vibes

“…I knew the time would come I’d have to pay for my mistakes, I can’t blame you for what you’re doin’ to me girl, even though my heart aches. Your dreams have all come true Just the way you planned them So I’ll just step aside, I’m going to step aside And lend a helping…

Yo, Hip Hop!

Salute to the real OG: Hip Hop. Hip Hop’s official 44th birthday is today. My cousin used to play Public Enemy all the time. #FearOfABlackPlanet posters hung on his wall. Fast forward a few years and there I was, playing Wu-Tang singing word for word triumphantly, with Pac posters, Source and VIBE covers hanging on…

4 Your Eyez Only

Back in 2014, I said a J. Cole album in time for my bday would be great. Forest Hills Drive dropped later that day on 12/9/14. Coles newest album was released exactly 2 years later. . . #JustInTimeForMyBday👍🏽

Sam Cooke Remembered

Nearly 52 years ago, on Dec 11, 1964 Sam Cooke was murdered. With a voice smooth like butter, his deep soul was rooted in gospel music (My fave old gospel group is Sam Cooke and The Soul Stirrers).  He was a hit singer and songwriter as well as businessman and civil rights activist. At just…

(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay

49 years ago today, the incomparable Otis Redding first recorded this classic hit. Thank you Mr. Redding for lending your soul and voice to the world.

2pac love 4ever

Beautifully written by Datwon Thomas, editor-chief of VIBE magazine:  Pac was beautifully flawed, so we could see that we can be powerful in our rights and wrongs . . . . Salute to the realest…

“RN’s don’t die, we multiply.”-2pac 4ever

“The message I stress:  To make it stop, study your lessons, Don’t settle for less, Even a genius asks questions, Be grateful for blessings, Don’t ever change, keep your essence. The power is in the people and politics we address. Always do your best, don’t let this pressure make you panic.” -2pac

The passing of Prince

My Dad put me onto Prince, I put my Dad onto 2pac. Since a little girl, Prince and 2pac were two of my favorite artists. As I grew older, I kept finding more and more Prince songs that I was able to understand and appreciate. “The Marrying Kind” is the background music to a certain…