Happy Birthday, Thelonius Monk

I discovered Thelonius Monk years ago through a book my Mom encouraged me to read. Very happy she urged me to read that book because it was within its pages where I discovered my love for jazz. I’ve mentioned Thelonius Monk in a previous blog stating, “Monk is one of my personal favorite jazz greats,…

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👍🏽

Music to My Ears

“Let the cupid take me wherever he wants to go. Fly me to the moon like an old jazz love song.” ~Chrisette Michele