The Kanye Effect: A Timeline Of Creativity to Psychosis

The Kanye Effect: A Timeline Of Creativity to Psychosis

“Sometimes you have to get rid of everything” —Kanye West Ye… Yeezy… Yeezus… Kanye To Tha West… “Is Mr. West in the building?”… to MAGA hat wearing Trump supporter… and possibly the most hated celebrity living right now. This year has been an interesting one for the hip-hop legend. It’s almost safe to say that […]

Stan Lee and His Impact On Intersectionality

Stan Lee and His Impact On Intersectionality

“Thank you, Stan Lee, for making people who feel different realize they are special” — Seth Rogen It seems like the world of nerd boys and nerd girls stopped for a moment with a long sigh of despair on that Monday when we found out Stan Lee passed away. The 95-year-old was and will always […]

Healed: The Last Five Episodes of ‘Maniac’

Healed: The Last Five Episodes of ‘Maniac’

[Spoiler alert!] I know these warnings are annoying, but hey, don’t say I didn’t inform you. In a splitting headache that I like to call Maniac, I found myself embarking on the second chapter of the original journey I started a couple of weeks ago. I finally understand why previous episodes involved the main characters, […]

Lakers vs. Rockets // The Brawl that Fed Our Inner Hedonist

Lakers vs. Rockets // The Brawl that Fed Our Inner Hedonist

It’s probably old news to you by now that a brawl broke out at the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets game last Saturday, resulting in multiple player suspensions—including four games for Brandon Ingram (Lakers), three for Rajon Rondo (Lakers), and two for Chris Paul (Rockets). The mayhem that started with Rondo doing the unforgivable—spitting in […]

TRAUMA: THE FIRST FIVE EPISODES OF ‘MANIAC’

TRAUMA: THE FIRST FIVE EPISODES OF ‘MANIAC’

“Everyone’s a maniac. I mean, which is true in life also … there’s no one untouched by trauma or damage or some form of mental tic, I guess some more extreme than others.” –Justin Theroux If I were on a cocktail of drugs and under some level of psychosis, I’d probably understand every episode of […]

Issa Raye and the Fabulous third season of Insecure

Issa Raye and the Fabulous third season of Insecure

In my mind, Issa Raye is one of my best friends — and you can’t tell me otherwise. Two weeks ago, Insecure season three wrapped up, and for the first time since watching season one back in 2016, I’m anxious for the next season. For starters, this last season is the one I resonated with the […]

T.I. ‘Dime Trap’

T.I. ‘Dime Trap’

Last Friday, T.I. released his 10th studio album, Dime Trap, a much-anticipated follow-up to his last album, Paperwork, that was released in 2014. As soon as I heard about the album—with little marketing, as I found out about it through Instagram blurbs and The Shade Room posts—I had two questions: 1. Considering T.I. hasn’t put out an […]

Hip-Hop Shelf life:  Reviewing ‘Tha Carter V’

Hip-Hop Shelf life: Reviewing ‘Tha Carter V’

Tha Carter V may have dropped two weeks ago, but I’ve been a Lil Wayne fan since his Cash Money Millionaires days in the late `90s—when he was a member of The Hot Boy$ with Juvenile, Young Turk, and B.G. I remember being in fourth grade when I heard “Back That Azz Up” by Juvenile, […]