Tag: music is natural

  • Naturals in NOLA

    Naturals in NOLA

    ^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! There is so much to…

  • Kriss Mincey

    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 lot about her self as…

  • Chrisette Michelle

    Chrisette Michelle

      Hi, my name is Tiffany. And I write.   Read the entire article here.

  • Faarrow


    [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt0XYvesin0′] I came across these funky Somalian sisters on Instagram. Their style is so fun and playful and to see that they have talent makes me like them even more. Follow these fly girls on Instagram and YouTube!

  • Black Actress: Andrea Lewis

    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 to speak to Issa about…

  • Q.U.E.E.N. – Freedom Song

    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=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEddixS-UoU’] A snippet from Miss Monáe: “I can’t believe all the things they say about…

  • My HAIRspiration for the day: Avery Sunshine

    My HAIRspiration for the day: Avery Sunshine

    Every woman cannot rock a fade but Avery pulls it off and looks gorgeous while doing so! She’s just adding to the beauties making their way into mainstream media; showing young girls that black is beautiful!  You don’t need long, straight hair to look good! Plus she’s in my music fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota International…

  • Chrisette Michele

    Chrisette Michele

    [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMKFEYXATFM’] On a recent shopping trip, my mom and I listened to this…can you say FANTASTIC ALBUM!?!? And I’m not sure if it’s still free, but it was when I got it:). You cannot go wrong with Robert Glasper, Wale, 2Chainz, and Kenneth Whalum on one album! What a unique lineup! [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQRMWQxxq1E’] I…

  • Deborah Bond – Madam Palindrome

    Deborah Bond – Madam Palindrome

    I officially have a new favorite female artist. Her soulful voice has a hint of sweet innocence and the lyrics speak to your soul. Before reading a bit about her musical experience and hair journey, please watch her latest video, “You Are the One,” from her 2011 album Madam Palindrome. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COf1syOkZLg[/youtube] “My musical experience so…

  • Jean and Marcus Baylor

    Jean and Marcus Baylor

    Last month I had the pleasure of meeting Marcus and Jean Baylor.  The Suite Soul Spot Concert Series, in association with VanitaApplebum Entertainment Services, brought Frank McComb to St. Louis along with Marcus on drums and Jean as a vocalist.  And oh what a show it was!  It was the first time the Baylors worked…

  • rocky-soul-funk-acid-jazz


    I’m thankful for each and every one of my opportunities!! Among those is interviewing artists who I’ve admired for years.  Not only will I see Bilal in concert for the second time this month, but I had a chance to speak with him about his music. Not to put Bilal in a box, but if…

  • A love poem to streetlife: YUSEF

    A love poem to streetlife: YUSEF

    Hopefully my peeps know by now that I wear many hats! 🙂 One being a writer for two magazines.  This is a music review I did for Delux Magazine (based in St. Louis and Atlanta). I hope you take a listen to this brotha’s music and tell him I sent ya! “If you’re going to…

  • The Musical Artistry of Diggs Duke

    The Musical Artistry of Diggs Duke

    Ohh the emails you find when rummaging through your account!! I reached out to this brotha in August…and I’m so sorry I just now realized the email was there, waiting to be posted on my site, offering men inspiration!! *tisk tisk* Shame on me. I was listening to SoundCloud today and his song popped up…

  • Take Us Forward Obama!

    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=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_d9mntKvGM’] I hope you smile and…

  • My HAIRspiration for the day: Nuwamba

    My HAIRspiration for the day: Nuwamba

    …yeah, it’s a guy!  Men need HAIRspiration sometimes too:) I first came across this brotha on This is Real Music: http://www.thisisrealmusic.com/articles/61111/Nuwamba-Unusual.php   Here’s Nuwamba performing with Erro [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwjK9IhQHK0[/youtube]

  • Don’t Wake Me Up: Lianne La Havas

    Don’t Wake Me Up: Lianne La Havas

    This songstress is the truth.  Hearing her sing Don’t Wake Me Up in a live performance just about brought me to tears (and I was watching iTunes Festival from my iPad, so I could only imagine hearing it live!)…so as I watch her open up for Alicia Keys in a stellar performance for the second…

  • My HAIRspiration for the day: India.Arie

    My HAIRspiration for the day: India.Arie

    Talented. Gorgeous. Educated. Passionate about her craft. *my opinion*

  • Soul Music: Ayo

    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]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZOJsIlAgpE&feature=channel&list=UL[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFiB-twXn3k&feature=related[/youtube] Read her bio here. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53aoPCTXUyM&feature=related[/youtube]

  • My HAIRspiration for the day: Nneka

    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 LIFE that shines through music.…

  • Listening party…fashion…natural hair…

    Listening party…fashion…natural hair…

    I recently attended a listening party for a soulful artist I adore: TeresaJenee! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eov_rsAZcvA&list=UUUG9eopZYuH6Rhp1QEXrymg&index=1&feature=plcp[/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 has been on a slight…