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Step Toward Your Destiny (with Tiwa Savage) – Episode 46 of Rants & Randomness

My people! Welcome to this week’s episode of Rants & Randomness. Today I’m talking to Tiwa Savage, if you don’t know Tiwa you’re about to fall in love with her and her music. In addition to her amazing studio albums, she co-wrote and sang “Keys To The Kingdom” from The …

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CultureMusicTV and Movies

Black is King is a Masterpiece

When Beyoncé dropped The Gift in 2019, in conjunction with the live remake of “The Lion King” she blessed our ears with a heavily afrobeats album, partnering with some of West Africa’s finest musicians, in Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage, Mr. Eazi, Burna Boy. Every song was a vibe, some were …

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Famous folksMusic

About Teddy Riley, Babyface and the Failed Uncle Production

I have been laughing my whole ass off at the jokes about Teddy Riley and I don’t think this will stop being funny for a LONG TIME. Or ever. There are so many lessons here. * This is a transcript of the video I posted. Yesterday was the Uncle Production: …

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CultureMusic

This is America: Donald Glover’s Video is a Gripping Read

In times of great crisis, we create great art. Donald Glover’s video for his latest single This is America is great art. It’s not because it’s trying to be overly subtle to where only art connoisseurs can defuse the meaning. It’s that it trusts us to pick up what it’s …

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CultureMusic

Beychella is Proof That Beyoncé is the Greatest Performer Alive. I’m Not Arguing

Beyoncé Giselle of House Knowles. First of her name. Snatcher of Edges. Killer of Stages. Exemplar of Excellence. Citizen of Creole Wonderland. Legendary Black Girl. Wakandan Council President. Queen. I gotta up my intake of B12 (Biotin) and re-order my supply of Jamaican Black Castor Oil. Beyoncé stays coming for …

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Famous folksMusic

#NoEdgesLeftBehind: Important Lessons from Remy Ma’s Nicki Minaj Diss Track ShETHER

I was minding your business on this quiet Saturday when Remy Ma derailed all my plans by dropping ShEther. It is her manifesto of shade, directed at Nicki Minaj. I am here, as a witness, to the annihilation of Onika Maraj, in the hands of Reminisce Mackie. I stand before thee, …

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AwardsFamous folksMusicTV and Movies

I Got Questions about the 2017 GRAMMYs: Recap

Yesterday was the biggest night in music: the GRAMMY Awards. The one thing we can count on is a rollercoaster of thrills and disappointments. And many performances that make me take the time to go to the kitchen to re-up on snacks. It was hosted by James Corden of car …

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Famous folksMusic

A Comprehensive Guide to Going to a Lauryn Hill Concert

I was gonna have this post be one word: “DON’T.” But I’m trying to change my peak petty ways in 2017. LMAOOO. No, I’m not. Lemme not even tell that lie. Look, I love(d) Lauryn Hill and all her gifts but she is perpetually flagrant and people still hold out hope …

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Beyoncé’s LEMONADE is Sweet Tea

This is a far cry from “Crazy in Love” Bonnie and Clyde Beyoncé. Hell, it’s a ways away from the FLAWLESS Beyoncé. She had a growth spurt. You know when your kid goes to summer camp in June and when they return in August, you barely recognize them? Yes. Bey. …

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Music

Brandy, Fantasia and Jazmine Sullivan Just Made Melanin March Blacker

When good news drops nowadays, we gotta hold on to it like the last piece of perfectly fried, golden brown, chicken. We gotta hold on to its ankles like the spider monkey of life. And today? We got some GREAT news. Fantasia aka Tasia Mae aka She Who Will Squall …

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