The Packaging of Female Empowerment in Popular Music

Cardi B releases her long-awaited debut album. Drake releases his new song and video for “Nice For What.” Janelle Monae releases her new song and video for “PYNK.” What do these events all have in common? Easy answer, they all encourage women’s empowerment. There is, however, a slight problem in how these are being perceived…

tbt affirmations pt. 39

“Maybe the problem with love these days is that someone says they love you, and you just wonder how long for.” – J.L. Johnson

Best Albums of 2017: tbt playlist vol.03

To accompany my top albums list for 2017, I decided to put together a playlist with songs from each album that made the list. I tried to put songs on there that fell under the radar a bit from each album, deep cuts if you will. 4:44 unfortunately isn’t on Spotify so the version with…

Best Albums of 2017

My list of the 50 best albums released in 2017 in order by my preference.

tbt affirmations pt. 38

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” – Sun Tzu

Kobe Year: tbt playlist vol.02

It’s the [second] of the month so it’s new playlist time! Like I promised from my previous list, this one is a lot shorter, so it was tough to round up a nice variety. But this is a rough glimpse into what I’ve been listening to this past month. Oh and I just turned 24…

tbt affirmations pt. 36

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” – John F. Kennedy