Divine By Design: Bilal’s “Airtight’s Revenge”

[Divine by design, it all intertwines] Blessed with a voice that defies easy classification, Bilal is a universe to orbit. With a reputation for changing lives through the power of one note — each song he brings into the world tells a compelling story of heartbreak and transformative love. There is an undeniable healing quality to … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Q-Tip!

The godfather of Buggin’ Out turns 39 today — holding it down for hip hop heads who age gracefully. Without his countless contributions to this vibrant (and ever growing) culture, I would simply not be who I am today. Additionally, this blog would be titled something tragically wack and possess signficiantly less sexy currency. Thank … Continue reading

The Abstract

The abstract, poetic, don’t ever forget it, don’t you dare edit.

Check The Rhime

First order of business, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to everyone who filled my birthday with love, life, light, hugs, fun etc (and my belly with good food and lots of sangria, makers & ginger, tequila and red stripe!) Birthdays always remind me of how blessed I am and how many wonderful, … Continue reading

2k Bounce Tour

That’s right ladies and gentlemen, yours truly will be spending her birthday this upcoming Thursday November 13, 2008 gettin’ up with Q-Tip (+ his FULL band), DJ Scratch and The Cool Kids over @ The Mezzanine in Frisco. My absolute favorite birthday present of all time is a good show (preferably of the Hip Hop variety). I … Continue reading

Q-Tip’s Renaissance

Let’s be clear about one thing: there would be no Buggin’ Out without Q-Tip and so it is my duty to continue reminding all of you lovely people about the highly anticipated release of his album The Renaissance next Tuesday on election day, November 4, 2008. A historical day to be sure. (I’m in the … Continue reading

Free Shit

Another day, another hip hop show missed. Last night Q-Tip and Busta ripped it at The Knitting Factory in NYC at a FREE show presented by Okay Player, word. I have to say, I’m really feelin all these free shows being thrown lately to generate hype and throw folks a bone amidst all the bullshit … Continue reading

Rocked The Bells

Wow, what an epic weekend…I’m still in recovery mode. The truth is I couldn’t make it to Rock The Bells (my pockets are hurting right now) but I managed to hit up the after party at Mezzanine with my girls. We arrived before midnight to get our money’s worth ($15, you feel me?). After a 20 minute … Continue reading