qotw: all the stars
I would be playing myself if I didn’t reference the movie, Black Panther. As much as I would like to talk about this epic cinematic experience, I don’t want to spoil it for those who have not seen it yet. So I am going to rely on “All the Stars” by Kendrick Lamar featuring SZA (it’s…
A Race of Babies
As soon as I saw its cover, I knew I had to read it: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas…when the first part of my muse’s most recognized tattoo is spelled out on a book—it was a no-brainer. I opened the novel and I met a complicated Black teenager named Starr and entered her…
Rhyme in Peace: Phife Dawg
A legend. A pioneer. An ill MC. Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor was my favorite rapper from A Tribe Called Quest. When I heard his Jamaican accent mixed in his dope rhymes (code switching), it brought a sense of pride. It felt like “we” were a part of hip hop. Busa Bust did it too, but…
Dear Burberry, This is Spring 2015 ad campaign is everything. You have two black fashion icons from two generations, SER-VING. Thank you. Sincerely, A fan of representation.