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, […]

Black, Queer, and Proud – A Playlist

Black, Queer, and Proud – A Playlist

It’s 2018, so it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that there are even more dope Queer artists on the R&B and hip-hop music scene than there were six years ago—acceptance issues are becoming a thing of the past. It was back in 2012, when Frank Ocean penned an open letter to his fans to […]

Diving Into Queer R&B Artist Tiffany Gouché

Diving Into Queer R&B Artist Tiffany Gouché

Edgy, sultry, and Lesbian? Usually when we think of R&B, we think of a man singing without his shirt on with sweat dripping from his chest and numerous women screaming in orgasmic unison. Tiffany Gouché not only challenges that stereotype, but presents a whole new norm for female R&B artists. Tiffany is revolutionary in the […]

Man Up: Serena, Surfing, and Sexism

Man Up: Serena, Surfing, and Sexism

It was less than two weeks ago on September 8, 2018—Serena lost the US Open women’s final to Naomi Osaka—her 20-year-old potential successor and fan. This loss was unlike any other loss that Serena has experienced since ranking as the number one player in 2002. We all know Serena is a beast at tennis; she’s […]

Nike Takes On Kaepernick

Nike Takes On Kaepernick

“What was Nike Thinking?” – Donald Trump Labor Day was last Monday, and grilling with friends was surprisingly not the most eventful moment of the holiday. If you were anywhere on the face of the planet, you already know that Nike released an ad featuring a photo of Colin Kaepernick with the inscription: “Believe in […]