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BET Awards Recap

BET Awards Recap

This year's award show was just what the culture needed. BET's theme "Our Culture Can't Be Canceled "was appropriate considering that hip-hop is the number one genre. The tone was perfect ūüĎĆ and collaboration with CBS was the perfect way to spread our message to the masses.¬†I loved how it paid homage its roots where it was community-focused and highlighting black issues. The nostalgia was in full effect when host Amanda Seales did parodies of old shows. In addition to bringing back on of BET's legendary host Donnie Simpson. The way Charlamagne Tha God feels about Arsenio Hall is the...


R&B Divas

R&B Divas

Now, the last post was all about the men and what they were cooking up. I wouldn't be a true feminist if there was no post dedicated to the ladies. The women have been holding it down for the R&B genre for quite a while so, I need to honor these ladies accordingly. Below are some tracks that I'm currently feeling.

Mahalia ‚ÄúLove and Compromise‚ÄĚ:

She‚Äôs only released three tracks off this LP so far. There‚Äôs a Beanie Man sample called ‚ÄúSimmer‚ÄĚ which features Burna Boy. This is my favorite out of the three because it‚Äôs a whole mood. Also,...


Meg Thee Stallion and Lizzo are feminist saviors!


Current Hip Hop Climate for Female Rappers

Current Hip Hop Climate for Female Rappers

Cardi B lit social media on fire last night! It was in response to Jermaine Dupri’s comments on an interview about female rappers.  I understood both sides of the argument where each party made valid points. Honestly, I blame the industry who enables these types of rappers. I blame people like Dupri, Diddy, The-Dream who are the position to stop this debauchery and bring in quality rap. Yet, they put dollars over morality. What happened to standing up for something and not falling for anything? Did Rakim, Public Enemy, Big Daddy Kane teach us anything? 

Now,...


June Is Black Music Month

June Is Black Music Month

June is here! Not only is Juneteeth this month, but it's also black music month. Which means we need to curate some new playlists of black AF! anthems! These are songs for a myriad of different occasions. Yet, whenever you hear them you're proud as hell to be black.

  • Before I Let Go
  • What's Goin On
  • Say It Loud
  • I'm Coming Out
  • A Change Gon Come
  • Alright
  • Freedom
  • Don't Touch My Hair
  • Fight The Power
  • King Kunta
  • Respect

Now there are countless others but these were some I felt that resonated with everyone. Whenever you hear those they...