Teyana’s second studio album, KTSE (Keep That Same Energy), was casually released on the Saturday morning of June 23rd and, sadly, it’s just still not Tey time. So, how did we get here??? Well...they say in order to understand the present, you need to know the past.
Summer is officially here and everybody knows that the most crucial elements of the season are the songs that played soundtrack to your adventures. Now that unbotherd is available on Spotify, Meikle and I decided to curate a Spotify playlist of over 50 tracks by artists that will definitely be riding hot all Summer '18.
More art from my faves! This time, I'm taking a trip to the Brooklyn Museum. It's cold and wet, as the snow melts here in New York, and the museum is hosting the 'One Basquiat' exhibit of the late Jean-Michel Basquiat. I'm super excited to see this specific exhibit as this will actually be my first time seeing one of his pieces in person.
I'll be honest...the season finale of Insecure was just a tad bit underwhelming. JUST A TAD BIT. We learned that Lawrence can't trust his new work bae, Issa is back to old habits as gentrification hits Inglewood and what are we gonna do with our girl Molly?! :(
So, Issa is still out here guilt-tripping Daniel for squirting in her eye, Molly is still settling for less by sleeping with and catching feelings for someone else's husband, and even though Lawrence may have crossed the line, he wasn't out-of-bounds with his sharp tongue.
I'll admit that when I heard that half of Key & Peele's comedic duowas doing a horror movie about racism in America, I was annoyed. I scoffed thinking it was yet another ploy by the man that shucked & jived for years on Comedy Central for white frat bro's to make bank at the expense of Black caricatures. IDK.
Lemme preface this post by saying I'm not a journalist. I'm just a guy with a domain and some thoughts.
Look. I love Migos. LOVE THEM. To be completely transparent, I only discovered them shortly after the success of their single "Fight Night" but, ever since, I've religiously supported their music and their movement.
Since the beginning of 2016, we’ve witnessed the loss of two rock legends that challenged and changed society’s narrow definition of masculinity. David Bowie and Prince didn’t just walk the fine line of sexuality, they strutted all over it in high-heeled shoes and championed gender-fluid alter egos, both on and off the stage. Their artistic influence has rippled through popular music for decades, touching rock, dance, R&B and hip-hop.
What better occasion than Black History Month to celebrate black excellence?! Last night, I had the opportunity to speak with director/screenwriter Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball and Secret Life Of Bees) about her most recent film, Beyond The Lights. During the conversation, Gina was gracious enough to give us more insight on what went into making the film and what it means for her, personally, as she preps for the release of the director’s cut of Beyond The Lights, available for purchase later this month. Here are 5 questions I had to ask…
Some pop culture for you guys! KAWS, the Brooklyn-based artist, responsible for modifying the aesthetics of the 2013 MTV VMA Moonman, is having his art featured in an exhibit at the Mary Boon Gallery on W 24th street in NYC. You may or may not know that I am an absolute fan of KAWS. I’ve always gravitated toward his artwork–so much so that I have a piece of it tatted on my forearm. With works carving a deep niche into modern Pop art, there's no surprise that I had to see it when I heard that some of it was in town.