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On Tributes, Taylor and Kendrick the Great: My 2016 GRAMMY Awards Recap

I always judge an awards show on how many times throughout that I felt like sliding out my chair unto the floor. If the answer is “less than 4” then I was relatively entertained. If the answer is “zero” then it was an incredible show. The 2016 GRAMMY Awards gets …

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Beyoncé’s Formation is Her Best Thing Yet and it’s the IDGAF Anthem

I have always been a fan of Beyonce and respected her work. I’ve loved many a song. But I’ve never been a member of the BeyHive. I was in that group that liked her enough but stood on the sidelines as people debated if she ruled just Earth or Venus too. I …

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Aretha Franklin is Every Older Black Woman at the Kennedy Center Honors

Last night was the airing of the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors, saluting Rita Moreno, George Lucas, Cicely Tyson, Seiji Ozawa and Carole King. Aretha Franklin performed “Natural Woman” to a standing ovation to honor Carole. President Obama and FLOTUS Shellie were getting their entire good times because the Queen of Soul …

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I Tried To Fight It But I Fell in Like With Drake. I Blame Hotline Bling

The day has come, ladies and gentlegoons. I have to admit that I enjoy Drake. I might think he raps like Eeyore and he runs through the 6 with hella woes, confusing me. BUT I gotta say that I like Drake the persona. Wheelchair Jimmy has grown on me, and it …

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Janelle Monae’s “Hell You Talmbout” is Movement Music that Moves Me

Chile, y’all know I LOVE ME SOME Janelle Monae. Not just because her closet is my spirit animal and her love of suits and feminine menswear makes my heart swell. The lady is a free Black girl whose music has no limits and she has fun with it. Plus, she …

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The Drake vs. Meek Mill Beef is a Lesson in Failing Successfully

It’s been about two weeks at this point, since the Meek Mill vs. Drake beef has been happening. In case you’re wondering “What is a Meek Mill?” or “Where can I get a Drake?” it’s ok. They’re both rappers. One of them used to resemble Lumiere the candlestick from Beauty …

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The 20 Greatest TV Show Theme Songs of All Time

I miss the times when TV show theme songs were big. Back when the opening credits was about laying the groundwork, giving you some context or just telling you the background story. We spent the first 1.5 minutes of each show just jamming, singing along and getting ready for our …

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Who Should They Cast in the Live Version of The Wiz on NBC?

NBC just announced that they will be bringing a live action version of The Wiz to TV screens near us on December 3. Then the show will be revived on Broadway in 2016 in partnership with Cirque du Soleil. YESSSSSS!!! This news made me hit a jig. The original film …

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Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money” is the Freelancer’s Freedom Anthem

Rihanna the Bajan Goontress just pulled a Bey and dropped a single out of the blue. It is titled “Bitch Better Have My Money” and it is clearly singing the freedom song for freelancers everywhere. She’s strumming our pain with her fingers and singing our lives with her words. YOU …

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Shade, Snubbery and Sam Smith Slayage: My 2015 GRAMMY Awards Recap

What can be said about the GRAMMY Awards that can’t be said about any other out of touch award show? It was long, it was hella white and it snubbed Black and brown people. It’s their tradition and it is mine to complain about it. Consider this that complaint. But …

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