Month: July 2017

INSECURE SEASON 2 EPISODE 1 RECAP/REVIEW

I love Insecure. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a show that’s so unapologetically black. I swear the room smells like cocoa butter every time I have the pleasure of watching this program. Being a black woman in today’s society, it’s hard to find a TV show with characters that represent you accurately. But […]

#fbf CRUSH ON YOU – lil kim feat. lil cease

On the car ride back from my out of state trip, I was on a heavy female hip hop streak. I started with Cardi B’s Bodak Yellow  (a surprisingly catchy bop) and faded my way through some of my favorites from the sub-genre (Missy Elliot, Nicki Minaj (sometimes), and Lauryn Hill). But, my absolute favorite is […]

5 DOPE BOOKS ON MY TO-READ LIST ft. childhood reading flashbacks

  Books and I were like peanut butter and bananas growing up. I fondly remember our loving relationship stretching back to the blue skied and white clouded years of elementary school. Back then, I was obsessed with this thing called the AR (or, Accelerated Reading) program. Whenever you finished reading a book from my school’s […]

relationships and the beauty of authenticity feat. 21 savage & amber rose

There’s something rather exquisite about Atlanta rapper 21 Savage. Maybe it’s the upside down cross in the middle of his forehead. Maybe it’s how he’s cashed in on his universal meme status. But, I think what’s grabbed my attention the most is his overflowing authenticity. Hip-hop is full of rappers that spit fallacies instead of facts. […]

THRIFTING 101; Collab with Yolanda from My Wallet’s Keeper!

Hello beautiful people! I’m collaborating with the wonderful Yolanda from My Wallet’s Keeper, a great finance and lifestyle blog right here on the interwebs. She’s got a ton of great posts on her blog giving out some great knowledge about saving money. Today we have joined forces to give Today we have joined forces to give […]

the soundtrack to your lazy day #niarecommends

Happy Sunday everybody. I hope y’all are doing swell. Don’t y’all have those days where all you desire to do is lounge around in your pajamas and scroll through Netflix for your next binge-watch extravaganza? Today is that type of day for me. But, I tend to give my lazy days a soundtrack. What type […]

90s #TBT / ANYTIME, ANYPLACE – Janet Jackson

I was introduced to this song through Kendrick Lamar’s sample usage of it on Good Kidd Maad City’s Poetic Justice. That’s one of the reasons I love hip hop. Through sampling, it can introduce you to music that you may not have had the chance to experience otherwise. Janet Jackson is forever a queen, but this […]

NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series feat. CHANCE THE RAPPER

https://www.npr.org/templates/event/embeddedVideo.php?storyId=533112160&mediaId=533254901 Reason #211 why I love Chance the Rapper. I’m a big fan of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series. When I saw that Lil Chano from 79th had his own segment I pounced at the chance to peep. Accompanied by beautiful background vocals and live instrumentation, Chance is as he always is: authentic. Give this performance […]

issa trend – BAND TEES

Music merchandise has been a bit of a hot button topic lately, due to a couple Kardashians that got chewed out by the late rapper Biggie’s mom for using his image without their permission.  If you want to peep some of the horrid t-shirt designs that they okay’d you can laugh at it right here and here. […]

THE PERFECT SUMMER COOKOUT PLAYLIST

It’s almost Independence Day beautiful people. That means bring on the slightly dangerous sparklers, ketchup and mustard-slathered hot dogs, and dramatic renditions of our beloved national anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner. If you’re looking for the perfect playlist to turn your barbecue, party, or any type of summer celebration into a lituation, then you’re in the right place. […]