Month: December 2016

The New Fiction Act Is ‘Everywhere’

“Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere”. This is a famous quote from former Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown. Ironically, this is also how the UK alternative Rock group, Everywhere, got their name. The band was formed in 2012, spearheaded by lead singer Max Berga. Now, the group has returned with their sophomore […]

Remembering Pop Star George Michael

George Michael first gained critical acclaim and worldwide stardom as one half of the duo Wham! He quickly gained mass popularity with songs like “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go”, “Father Figure” and “Faith”. The pinnacle of his career spanned from the late 80s to early 90s. His image evolved over the years. George […]

Just Blame It On The Residue

Wouldn’t it be cool if we could see people’s residue before they get too close to us? You know, all of the grimy, filthy, smelly dirt caked on their skin? Sure, we can easily take a hot shower to remove sweat and dirt from our physical beings. However, there are traces of invisible traits the […]

Chris Brown Keeps The ‘Party’ Going

Chris Brown stays in the headlines. Either he’s making hits or involved in controversy. He’s also a master of being involved in both simultaneously. However, he seems poised and ready to focus on the music again. This weekend, he returned with his first official single since “Grass Ain’t Greener” (in May). His new single, “Party”, […]

Pharrell: Hidden Figures & Hit Songs

What does Pharrell Williams have in common with Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Costner and Kirsten Dunst? They all have something to do with the upcoming film, Hidden Figures. The movie is based on a true story about three African American women (Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson) who served […]

The Tail End Of The Sting!

The power of a stingray lies in its tail. Ironically, Ancient Greek dentists used the venom contained inside of the tail of a stingray as anesthesia. There is always light after any storm. Maybe you have experienced the loss of a loved one recently. Maybe you’re feeling really unnoticed or unappreciated. Then, there may be […]

J. Cole: More Than The Eyez Can See

J. Cole fans have been impatiently awaiting his unexpected new album, 4 Your Eyez Only. Although he has garnered multi-platinum success, his level of artistry has quietly slipped under the radar. He’s not as conscious as Common. However, he’s not as pop as Drake either. His last album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, went platinum with […]

The Coloring Book of Champions

I always enjoy the release of the Grammy nominees list each year. Of course, industry staples like Beyonce, Adele, Kirk Franklin and Rihanna made the cut. Those artists are expected to be on the list. However, one artist’s inclusion on the list pleasantly surprised me, Chance The Rapper. Don’t get me wrong. His CD, Coloring Book, […]

The Weeknd: A Complicated Starboy

The Weeknd has always had an affinity for dark sounds and lyrics. However, in the last couple of years, his music has reflected a haunting of sorts. Beauty Behind The Madness was released less than 2 years ago. Now, he’ s already back with a collection of new tracks on the appropriately titled Starboy. Don’t let the upbeat […]