Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Jesus & Hip Hop

Last night I saw a few people post the above picture of Kanye's new album cover, which is 
entitled "Yeezus." Though it has not been confirmed if this is in fact his album cover or not,
many people found this to be very inappropriate. 

I wouldn't be surprised if this ended up being Kanye's album cover. 
Remember his 2006 Rolling Stone cover...

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Never Ending Natural vs Permed Hair Debate

With the popularization of "going natural," I've seen plenty of women speak negatively about women who still choose to perm or weave their hair. This topic is something I constantly see on twitter and has been the subject of many magazine articles. This topic has also made it's way into the discussion of Afro-Latina hair too.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

"Latinos in US Popular Music" Exhibition

Yesterday I visited the American Sabor: Latinos in US Popular Music exhibition

The exhibition explores the influence Latinos have had on popular genres of music.
Including Jazz, Hip Hop, Rock N' Roll, and R&B.

From the 1940s to the present; several artists are featured in the exhibit.

The exhibit has five different sections. 
Each showcases how a specific city in the US  
played a major role in Latino music production. These cities include:
LA, Miami, New York, San Antonio, and San Francisco.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Brooklyn & Hip Hop

Brooklyn, the Remix: A Hip-Hop Tour

The mean streets of the borough that rappers like the Notorious B.I.G. crowed about are now hipster havens, where cupcakes and organic kale rule.


Brian Harkin for The New York Times
A mural of the Notorious B.I.G., killed in 1997, in today’s Bedford-Stuyvesant.
For current real estate purposes, the block where the Brooklyn rapper Notorious B.I.G., whose real name was Christopher Wallace, once sold crack is now well within the boundaries of swiftly gentrifying Clinton Hill, though it was at the edge of Bedford-Stuyvesant when he was growing up. Biggie, who was killed under still-mysterious circumstances in 1997, was just one of the many rappers to emerge from Brooklyn’s streets in the ’80s and ’90s. Including successful hardcore rappers, alternative hip-hop M.C.s, respected but obscure underground groups and some — like KRS-One and Gang Starr — who were arguably all of the above, the then-mean streets gave birth to an explosion of hip hop. Among the artists who lived in or hung out in this now gentrified corner of the borough: Not only Jay-Z, but also the Beastie Boys, Foxy Brown, Talib Kweli, Big Daddy Kane, Mos Def and L’il Kim.

Friday, May 10, 2013

You Should Be Listening To: LaTasha Lee & The BlackTies

I really don't have much to say about LaTasha Lee other than, you should listen to her music.
She's that dope!

I was introduced to her music by a friend, who also has her own blog, Urban Inspirations.
She wrote a little something about LaTasha's music here
And that is how I first fell in love with LaTasha's sound.  

Friday, May 3, 2013

2 Years & Counting...

Two years ago today I posted my first Blog entry...

What started out as a way for me to share my thoughts and showcase things I like, has now become so much more to me. This Blog is a conversation starter, has helped me get writing gigs, to now having people reach out to me to be featured on it. This Blog shows my growth as not only a writer but also as a person.

From making sure there is new content posted every few days to making sure it's visually appealing; in some kind of way my blog has become my little baby. Because it constantly need my attention, and I have to remained dedicated to it.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Be Healthy: Watermelon

Some foods are fun to eat, and watermelon is definitely one of them. That triangular wedge of bright red/white/green, sweet juiciness forbids us to take life too seriously and shouts, "SUMMER!!!" As if that weren't enough, watermelon is packed full of nutrition, hydrates and is low-fat. While many of us think of watermelon as a great snack option, when you tally up its nutritive value, you might consider making this all-star a feature player in your cuisine.