New Music: Ameriie returns with “Drive”

25 May

Ameriie is back with new music just in time for your “summertime fine” playlists. After a nearly decade-long hiatus, the “1 Thing” singer/songwriter, released her free yet succinct EP, Drive. Including a feature from rapper Fabolous, Drive reflects on a range of emotions while proving Ameriie hasn’t lost the vocals and ability to create that feel-good music we all love. This EP is pretty damn good, and I can’t wait to see what she releases next! Take a listen below:


Sia “Elastic Heart”

25 May

Morning music:

Be Shameless.

21 May


“Life if like a sling shot. It pulls you back to shoot you forward.” -Shameless Maya


20 May

And I am ever-so-grateful. An article I wrote on Alicia Keys’ return to music was published on a site I truly love and appreciate.

Check it out here. :)

Alicia Keys

Chanel Iman x Harper’s Bazaar

19 May

The 25-year-old  supermodel helped pay homage to The Purple One, channeling Prince through her cover and spread in Harper’s Bazaar Serbia’s June issue. The spread notably highlights Prince’s famous Mohawk curls and bold garb.


Harper’s is the first fashion editorial to pay tribute to Prince who tragically passed away last month. Side note: it still does not feel real and I still wish I wasn’t writing anything like this. However, it’s been amazing to see how pervasive the outpouring of love and respect for Prince’s legacy have and continue to be displayed worldwide. And we know he loved his muses, so a female fashion spread channeling Purple Rain is totally spot on.

What do you think, did she nail the look?




all photos via Harper’s Bazaar

The issue hits stands May 21st.

18 May



One of the greatest…

16 May


Janet Jackson  “Rhythm Nation”

It’s cyclical.

14 May

“I have learned and unlearned how to live hundreds of times.

Whenever I am taught something new, I think that perhaps this will be the last step required to reach the top of the mountain, 

the note that justifies a whole symphony,

the word that sums up an entire book.

Yet most things, people and places end up disappearing and you have to start over… Or so it seems.

Our life is a constant journey, from birth to death.

The landscape changes, the people change, our needs change, but the train keeps moving.

God will guide you, because everything you ever experienced or will experience is in the here and now.

Whoever you met will reappear, whoever you lost will return. Don’t betray the grace that was bestowed on you.

Understand what is going on inside you and you will understand what is going on inside everyone else.”

Niyyirah Waheed

New Music: Corinne Bailey Rae “The Skies Will Break”

14 May



13 May


We got it.

We figured out how to hold on, because letting go is unimaginable.

A million wishes of gratitude to you, a multitude of tears, an abundance of unbreakable bonds.

Every dance, every song, every brave step taken forward in the name of passion,

We will think of you, hold your energy in our hearts and carry the torch on.

May your music continue to help light the path in this thing called life, beloved, with purple flames and electric love,

until we meet again.