Month: September 2016

The Gingerbread Revelry

  Texas has finally cooled down over the last couple of days. Some of you may remember me posting a picture of my new Imbue Tea portable brewer on Instagram. I purchased it through Kickstarter and I’ve been using it heavily since then. Bagged tea can be really good, but loose leaf tea tastes the best. […]

En Vogue: Reunited, Divided & Conquered

Cindy. Terry. Maxine. Dawn. The ladies of En Vogue made their immensely successful debut into the music industry in 1990. Before there was SWV, Destiny’s Child, Xscape or Fifth Harmony, there were the funky divas. The group was effortlessly sexy and are arguably the best sounding female group in the last 30 years – case […]

Skylar Grey: Greatness of Natural Causes

Some people still may not know who Skylar Grey is, despite the fact that she just released her third studio album. However, Natural Causes is only her second release under this stage name. Holly Brook was her former name, used during her debut album. She has been recording since 2006. She really hit big in […]

Bell Biv Devoe On The ‘Run’

The drum pattern starts and you instantly know what it is. Ronnie, Ricky and Mike changed the face of music, with hits like “Poison”. Their unique brand of R&B and Hip Hop fusion was undeniable. Bell Biv Devoe branched off from the extremely successful male band, New Edition. New Edition is preparing for the release […]

Island Bound With A Crown

Memphis is known for their barbecue. I visited there last weekend for a book festival. My friends and I tried a barbecue spot called Jim ‘N Nick’s while we were in town. The food was so good that we actually came back twice. I’ actually don’t like barbecue that much. When I say a barbecue place […]

Usher: Hard To Stay Relevant

Usher has finally released his long awaited follow up to 2012’s Lookin 4 Myself. He’s still doing some soul searching here, but with less of a pop influence. This time he is catering more to his urban market. His swagger remains intact, although there seems to be a thirst to keep up with the times. House […]

5 Questions That Make Authors Cringe

I attended a book festival this past weekend, in Memphis, TN. The experience was awesome; plus, Memphis has some delicious food. My professional writing journey started 5 years ago. I released my first book, a collection of poems called Blurred Vision, in 2011. Blurred Vision was a self-published work, which required many hours of research on […]

Erick Murphy: Amazin Flashback Music

I first met Erick Murphy during an interview I did with Tha Afterparty Radio back in July. He kept me rolling the entire interview and had a very cool personality. He’s also an artist, producer and songwriter. After checking out his music, I had to get a chance to interview him as well about his single […]

Get Into Grown Folks Business

I’m sure many of you remember the familiar phrase when you were children. “Stay out of grown folks’ business”.  Sometimes as a kid, it was easy to feel like the adults just wouldn’t let us be great. However, there are many grown folks today who need to hear this. We could just switch up the verbiage […]

Macy Gray Strips Down Well

I still remember the first time I heard Macy Gray’s “I Try”. I was flicking through channels on TV. Her throaty, scratchy tenor immediately caught my attention. I have been hooked ever since. Now, she’s back with the follow up to her last studio album, The Way (released in October of 2014). However, her new album […]