SZA’S VIDEO FOR GARDEN, TUMBLR AESTHETIC, AND HOW IT’S ALL CONNECTED

After being a witness to the controversial, yet stellar video that sparked the internet on fire, Childish Gambino's This is America, I knew I wasn't the only one who noticed the one and only kinky hair killa, SZA, at the end of the video. My first thought was that it probably didn't mean anything. You know, it's not out of the blue to see cool black people hanging out in the same place. But my...

LIL MUSIC REVIEW: EMINEM FEAT. BEYONCE – WALK ON WATER

Am I the only person that wasn't exactly looking forward to Eminem's comeback? I knew that it was coming since I witnessed Eminem's public slaughter of President Trump during the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards. I've never been the biggest Eminem fan, but I can truly respect the longevity of his career and the mastery of his craft as a rapper. So, if Eminem drops something I gotta at least check the...

LIL MUSIC REVIEW: SO FAR GONE – DRAKE #TBT

If Comeback Season is what separated Aubrey Graham from Jimmy Brooks, So Far Gone is what separated Drake from Aubrey Graham. I have a bad gauge of talent. I remember back in 2007 when I was making it a routine to sneak-watch episodes of Degrassi: The Next Generation over at my friend's house. Specifically, I remember watching the episode where Wheelchair Jimmy ends up rapping and stealing the...

#TBT why i’m in love with neo-soul ft. musiq soulchild, erykah badu

Neo-Soul is like butter. I have an affinity for music that's smooth like that. It's the type that has you unknowingly swaying to the beat. Any music that makes you sway is pure to the core; it knows the art of finesse. It makes the marriage of ethereal vocals with raw instrumentation that's so unbelievably authentic. It's rare that I find neo-soul music that sounds mass-produced or...

lil music review; DANIEL CAESAR – FREUDIAN

I pride myself on being ahead of the wave. But, on my always entertaining Twitter feed, I kept seeing people praising Toronto singer Daniel Caesar's new album Freudian. First off, I had no idea who this guy Daniel Caesar even was...much less what the word Freudian even meant. So, before I actually listened to the album I did my Googles and figured out what Freudian meant: "relating to, or...