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Why Kelela’s “Take Me Apart” is One of The Best Albums Since Its Release

I first heard of Kelela on Solange’s classic, Grammy Award winning “A Seat At The Table“. A year later, Kelela dropped her debut album “Take Me Apart”, a classic in its own right. I was not familiar with her sound or lyrics before my first listen, but I unexpectedly fell in love.

First, let’s discuss how almost every album I love is Continue reading Why Kelela’s “Take Me Apart” is One of The Best Albums Since Its Release

The Best Female Rap Beef Ever: Nicki Minaj vs. Remy Ma

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So, if you had a busy Saturday like I did and missed the best female rap beef in history, don’t worry… I got you! Here’s what happened.

Two days ago, Continue reading The Best Female Rap Beef Ever: Nicki Minaj vs. Remy Ma

ASCAP Presents: Women Behind the Music Recap

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via @ASCAPUrban Instagram

I had the honor of attending ASCAP’s 8th Annual Women Behind the Music event on Wednesday, October 12th in Hollywood; a celebration of the contributions women make to music. This year celebrated Priscilla Renea (singer/songwriter), Dominique Dunn (Vice President of Publishing at Roc Nation), and Eufaula Garrett (Manager/Brand Strategist). WBM was a glamorous event held at an intimate bar in Hollywood’s Entertainment District and was hosted by Moya Nkruma (ASCAP Associate Director, Rhythm & Soul/Urban). Music was provided by DJ Niena Drake as guests mingled before and after the main event.

WBM started off with Continue reading ASCAP Presents: Women Behind the Music Recap

“A Seat at the Table”: A Necessary Discussion About Being Black in America

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Solange Knowles released her highly anticipated self written, produced, and composed album “A Seat at the Table” Friday, September 30th after a 4 year hiatus. Staying true to her gift of provoking self love through her art, this album expresses not only empowerment for African Americans, but also the struggles of racism and mircoaggressions we face throughout our lives. The term “A Seat at the Table” is widely known to represent an opportunity to be heard and make a difference; the exact purpose of this album for the African American community.

“A Seat at the Table” serves as a soundtrack and a source of strength for African Americans as we are continuously, unrightfully, unjustifiably killed at the hands of police officers. When asked on Twitter how “A Seat at the Table” compares to her previous album “True”, Solange notes:

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“A Seat…” starts with a slow tempo “Rise” that instructs Continue reading “A Seat at the Table”: A Necessary Discussion About Being Black in America