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...

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 tips to all you beginner thrifters out there. Thrifting speaks to the...

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 of soundtrack? Glad you asked my beautiful internet friend. Here's a hefty supply of chillax worthy...

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. But, I'd rather not focus on the tacky. I have always loved a good band tee. As an awkward...

*new music* TYLER, THE CREATOR – Who Dat Boy

Brand spankin' new certified banger from rapper Tyler, The Creator. I am super duper flippin' excited to see a new project from Tyler! It's been a minute since his last project Cherry Bomb dropped in 2015, and it's about time he dropped another smash. Is it going to be a collab album with A$AP Rocky?? These are questions that need answers!! Let me know what you think about the song lovelies!

(#TBTJam) THE INTERNET – you don’t even know ft. tay walker

Every Thursday, I'm going to re-introduce you to a killer song from back in the day. Back in the day may mean ten years ago, two years ago, or two days ago. It just depends on what I want to put y'all on for today. Today's #TBTJam is a song off of The Internet's 2013 album Feel Good called You Don't Even Know featuring Cali singer Tay Walker. If you aren't familiar with the group, The Internet...