Young, Black, and Anxious; My Thoughts on First, We Make the Beast Beautiful

I’ve never considered myself to be an anxious person. Reading Sarah Wilson’s book First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Journey Through Anxiety made me reevaluate anxiety’s role as a recurring character in my everyday life. Why I Work From Home Currently, I work from home as a freelancer; where I write and edit for my amazingly wonderful clients. I love 90% of the career I have crafted...

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...

#TBTJam BRITNEY SPEARS – toxic

90s and early 2000s pop will always have a place in my heart. It's small, oddly shaped, and squished in right next to Flavor of Love re-runs and Creamy Chicken Instant Ramen. But it's there y'all. Toxic is one of my faves from this glorious era of bubblegum pop. I remember it being stuck in my head from my beloved copy of the video game Karaoke Revolution Volume 2, which came out in 2003-ish (I...

innanetape, freshman year, & my music collection feat. vic mensa’s the autobiography

Chicago rapper Vic Mensa played a substantial part in the growth of my music taste...whatever that may be. Mensa's 2013 debut solo mixtape Innanetape was one of the first tapes that I downloaded off of the uber popular free mixtape site DatPiff. This tape built the infrastructure of my now hefty music collection. There's something so special about a person's music collection. It isn't just songs...

#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 Lil Kim. She's such an iconic female figure in music and her influence in the hip hop...