Sample Saturday: Death & Taxes by Daniel Caesar

    Daniel Caesar is a Canadian Soul/R&B singer and songwriter. He is known for his slow ballad “Get You” featuring Kali Uchis. Before releasing his debut studio album Freudian last month, Caesar released Pilgrim’s Paradise – a seven-song EP featuring my favorite track “Death & Taxes”. No matter what we go through in life we can’t avoid…

Woman Wednesday: The Evolution of Kelis

Kelis Rogers is a singer, songwriter, chef, and muse from Harlem, NY. The “first girl to scream on a track” stepped onto the music scene when her raspy vocals touched the hook of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s Got Your Money.  As a singer, she explores R&B, Hip Hop, Soul, and EDM. As a chef who graduated from the Le Cordon…

Music: Mndsgn “Starving” (Iman Omari Remix)

ImanOmari’s remix to Mndsgn “Starving” featured on ‘Inedia’ The track contains samples of Iman Omari’s “Sun Ray (Look Of Love)” and MoRuf & Iman Omari’s “Clutch!” The original version appears on Mndsgn’s ‘Breatharian’

Brief Photo History of Racial Protests in Sports

This stand wasn’t for me. This is because I’m seeing things happen to people that don’t have a voice, people that don’t have a platform to talk and have their voices heard, and effect change. So I’m in the position where I can do that and I’m going to do that for people that can’t….

Short Film: Trip by Jhene Aiko

Jhené Aiko released Trip, a surprise 22-track album on September 22nd. It features her daughter, Namiko Love, Kurupt, Mali Music, Brandy, Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd, and Big Sean.  Stream the album here. A short film with the shared name was also released. Within the short, the character Penny finds love in a stranger and embarks on a road…

Twelve’len and Skott collaborate in “Test Our Luck”

“Time is the gap between ourselves and our desires. Only we can fill the gap. We never know for sure, but know for sure we have to test our luck in the pursuit. And blow away those fires of doubt.” -Twelve’Len     Twelve’len, a Carol City native, and Swedish-born Skott collaborate on “Test Our Luck”…

Woman Wednesday: The Female DJ

The DJ industry is no longer male-dominated. As the meaning of Disc Jockey evolves, the gender behind it does the same. Here are some mixes from my favorite female DJs. There’s a mix for each mood; when you’re mellow, hype, or in between. Nothing New by Vashtie x Noumenon sunflowers & melancholy by Sasha Marie…

Short Film: Pumzi by Wanuri Kahiu

Kenya’s first Sci-Fi short   Filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu takes us to a post-apocalyptic dystopia 35 years after WWIII. The Water War left a damaged earth with scarce water and no organic life. Within Pumzi, the Maitu community is contained with limited contact and is forced to conserve any trace of water. Through Afrofuturism, Kahiu makes the…

Short Film: Know the Ledge by Ibra Ake 

Love and pastelles.                                  Know the Ledge is a modern silent film presented by Union Los Angeles. In sunny South Central Los Angeles, a couple spends their first day together. Ibra Ake, photographer and creative director of Childish Gambino’s Royalty…