#NIADIARIES VOL 6. – “DO NOTHING WITHOUT INTENTION.”

Scrolling through the most popular images on any "self care" hashtag, I'm bombarded with the same eye-rollingly repetitive imagery including: -  Open-ended, fortune cookie-esque inspirational quotes like "You can't pour from an empty cup." or "My imperfections make me beautiful." - Super skinny white girls in front of tropical, beachy, etc. backgrounds looking like they've never felt any pain in...

DONALD GLOVER, RIHANNA, & GUAVA ISLAND | REVIEW

Guava Island is a project that's been lingering in the back of my mind like the lyrics to Cardi B's verse on the Thotiana remix. I remember peeping this Vulture article back in November and watching that super small, bootleg-ass trailer from someone's Instagram thinking "What in the world is Gambino cooking up now?"  Now, after months of anticipation and at least sixteen circulations of me...

GOING BAD, LORI HARVEY, AND THE ART OF FLIPPING THE SCRIPT

Practically two years after the straight slap in the face club banger type smash hit record Back 2 Back, Drake and Meek Mill have finally kissed and made up on Meek Mill's "let's pretend we're the mob" anthem Going Bad. Something about the combination is admittedly electrifying. Maybe it's the fact that Meek's last album Championships is one of the best bodies of work he's ever put out? Maybe I'm...

WAKE UP, IT’S THE FIRST OF THE MONTH: OCTOBER

What's up and what's poppin' my beautiful internet homies? October is live and ready around my way, even though we're still dealing with some crazy 80+ degree weather. I guess I should try and appreciate it as much as I can before the swift pimp slap of cold weather hits me directly on the cheekbone. There are many things I love about the fall season including the fashion, the perfect weather,...

EVERYTHING IS LOVE – THE CARTERS

As if you haven't got slapped in the face with this link at least three hundred and twenty-seven thousand times before you drunkenly stumbled onto this post. But yeah, if you (for some reason) don't know where you can listen to the surprise Beyonce & Jay Z album Everything is Love, then you can go and stream that joint up above. I swear, I had a whole elongated schedule before I realized...