10 Favorite SZA Songs and Features

It’s SZA SZN BA-BY! Recently, SZA dropped a brand new solo track “Hit Different” featuring Ty Dolla Sign. Of course, my nostalgia-obsessed self had to take a stroll down memory lane and remind herself of her incredible catalog. My favorite SZA songs and features are down below. Let's listen to dope music together. 1. Child’s Play - SZA feat. Chance the Rapper "Child's Play" blew College...

#NiaDiaries Vol. 8: My Toxic Relationship With Hip Hop

Recently, I have become more intentional about the content I consume. I only have time and energy for content that makes me feel good. For example, I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts and tons of jazz music. As I consume new content, I’ve been letting go of others. For example, I’ve been listening to less and less hip hop. Hip hop is a music genre I used to love unconditionally,...

The Best 2000s Video Game Soundtracks

When a great video game has a memorable soundtrack, the music sticks with you like none other. As a life-long gamer, I have fallen in love with many video game soundtracks over the years. Below are three 2000s video game soundtracks I consider the best: 1. Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Released in 2004, Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life is a farm-simulation role-playing game whose franchise has...

My Black Love Story Playlist | Camp NaNoWriMo

My Camp NaNoWriMo project, Project Dewey, is inspired by Black romantic comedies like Brown Sugar, Love Jones, and the recently released The Photograph. Along with each movie's plot and characters, one of the most memorable parts of each movie is its respective soundtracks. One of my wildest author dreams is getting one of my books adapted into a movie -- so I had to create my own black love...

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...