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...

INSECURE SEASON 2 EPISODE 1 RECAP/REVIEW

I love Insecure. It's been a while since I've seen a show that's so unapologetically black. I swear the room smells like cocoa butter every time I have the pleasure of watching this program. Being a black woman in today's society, it's hard to find a TV show with characters that represent you accurately. But Insecure, let me tell y'all. That is MY show. Season 2 of Insecure premiered on HBO last...

lil’ music review – BURN MY NAME / RAY & CHRIS BROWN

This morning when I checked the always reliable scholarly source Twitter, I learned from XXL that Ray J and Chris Brown had just dropped a joint mixtape entitled “Burn My Name”. I wondered how there can be that much headassery put into one body of work. As I listened, I learned it can be done quite easily. There’s something that I dig about the tape though. Maybe it’s the A1 thuggish...