An afternoon full of sky, sand and sun.
Let’s kick things off with a contradiction! I pledged not to rewind into the past but alas (yeah, that rhymes), I think these visuals need to be engaged.
Admittedly, I have been sleeping on the highly anticipated collaborative BlakRoc album bringing together the disparate sounds and styles of Mighty Mos, The Black Keys, Raekwon, Jim Jones, Q-Tip, RZA and many more
At this point, my unbridled enthusiasm for all things Jay Electronica is self-evident. Indeed, his latest feature on this hypnotic Nneka “Walking” joint (to be included on her and J.Period’s upcoming mixtape The Madness (Onye-Ala) slated to drop tomorrow Tuesday December 15) is no exception.
The lovely Muhsinah recently released the first iteration of her latest project “The Oscillations: Triangle” which to no surprise is receiving warm praise from critics and fans alike.
“avant-garde is to be enslaved to a shallow notion of innovation for innovation’s sake, to favor the outrageous over the well-wrought, to cloak mediocrity in the robes of the rebel.” — david graver
As someone who admires the writing of author Junot Díaz, it brings me great pleasure to share an excerpt from BOMB Magazine’s dynamic conversation between Díaz and “the inimitable” Edwidge Danticat. To no surprise, I will highlight the exchange that deals with process — offering insight(s) into the various practices and approaches of each author … Continue reading
“in order to hold on, you need to release / in order to keep, you need to let go“
Big Boi feat Gucci Mane “Shine Blockas” for the legit penmanship. yadadamean? Stevie Wonder “For Your Love” (Nick James Remix) for the kind of shine only love can bring Hudson Mohawke “Still On It” for boys from Glasgow, Scotland with big dreams and dirty beats Shafiq Husayn “The UN Plan” for those who know no … Continue reading