music is natural

Naturals in NOLA 3

^My hair had a mind of its own and I did not mind one bit! Well, I made it to Essence Festival 2014 and maaaaaaan oh maaaaaaan was it a treat!! I didn’t even go to the nightly Superdome concerts (crazy, right?) yet I had a wonderful time! No, really! […]

Kriss Mincey

Why Kriss Mincey?? A fun personality mixed with approachability will go far with fans when you’re in the music industry. These two, mixed with an awesome talent drew me to Kriss Mincey, a singer, writer, and self-proclaimed ARTtrepreneur. Introspective I spoke with Kriss about life and music. She learned a […]

Black Actress: Andrea Lewis

After viewing yet another Issa Rae production that I thoroughly enjoyed, I just had to reach out to the creator. Andrea Lewis raised over $20,000 to create Black Actress, the most recent web series to grace the YouTube channel of Issa Rae. Her co-producer, Brian Walker, was the first person […]

Q.U.E.E.N. – Freedom Song

Over 8,000 plays in twenty minutes…hmmm…some folks must have been waitin’ on this song! Many counted down with Janelle’s through her site and were anticipating this song (and some wanted a video too…but hey we can’t have it all:). [youtuber youtube=’’] A snippet from Miss Monáe: “I can’t believe all […]

Take Us Forward Obama!

My grandmother shared this link with me today.  While my initial thought was “awww this is cute and cheesy” lol I really do appreciate the culturally diverse imagery and the warm fuzzy feeling it gives to consider Barack Obama IS GOING TO BE elected for another term! #claimit [youtuber youtube=’’] […]

Soul Music: Ayo

Ayo might be a new-to-you artist, and if you like what you hear, please share her sound with others! I was introduced to her years ago, but I’m sorry to say I forgot to keep checking on her to hear new music.     [youtube][/youtube] [youtube][/youtube] Read her bio here. […]

My HAIRspiration for the day: Nneka

C’mon out from under that rock which I’ll call “radio”…there are so many artists to choose from but mainstream media would lead you to believe only Beyonce and Taylor Swift are worthy of notoriety and accolades. *my personal opinion* Nigerian-born Nneka grew up surrounded by a culture that appreciates the […]

Listening party…fashion…natural hair… 2

I recently attended a listening party for a soulful artist I adore: TeresaJenee! [youtube][/youtube] Heads were bobbing, feet were tapping, and lips were smiling at the abilities of this talented woman who wrote and produced several tracks on her upcoming mixtap Electric Yellow which will be released July 3, 2012.  TeresaJenee […]