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,…

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…