QUARANTINE PLAYLIST: 2000s Hip Hop & R&B

When times get rough, sometimes you have to brush the dust off your Baby Phat T-shirt from 2003, iron out your jorts, and do the sturdiest Harlem Shake to your favorite throwbacks. This quarantine playlist is inspired by some of my favorite 2000s artists that turned my middle and high school dances into lituations. Plugin your headphones and let's take a walk down memory lane. P.S. I hope you are...
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BEST RHYTHM GAME EVER? – American Idol (PS2)

I, along with millions of other oblivious wannabe singers out there, have fascinated at one point about being the American Idol. As a child, I was obsessed. But, even as I grew, I still watched the show religiously until its 12th season in 2013. There’s something so mesmerizing about witnessing the good, the bad, and ugly of home-grown singers transforming into nationally-recognized Cowell,...

MY FAVORITE 2000s VIDEO GAMES

My obsession with video games began when I was an afro-puffed, Limited Too-obsessed child. During those early years, I played some of the best games I've ever played in my entire life. Those key experiences are some of the many reasons why I ended up becoming a lifelong gamer.  Today, we’re going to take a deep dive into some of my favorite games from the 2000s and why they're still relevant...

LIL MUSIC REVIEW: GOLDLINK – DIASPORA

Even though black identity is a deeply rooted tree with an infinite amount of branches, I often think that many of us have shared experiences. It's the singe on the back of your ear from the hot comb. It's smooth melodies of 70s or 80s or 90s tunes strutting into your ears on a Sunday morning as you stumble out of a good night's rest, signaling: it's time to clean. It's Chamillionaire. (I don't...

WHO’S UP NEXT — INTERVIEW WITH WILL THA ARTIST

Welcome to Who's Up Next, where I put you onto the dopest creatives on the Internet. In the first ever segment of Who's Up Next, I had a super dope convo with the 20-year-old rapper, spoken word artist, and all-around creative Will Tha Artist. Keep reading to learn more about the uber-talented Toronto native: Q: What do you love the most about Toronto, and how do you believe the city influences...