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Ten Gifts for the Music Junkie in Your Life

Christmas Day is drawing near and most of us are online shopping or actually in line (like I am right now) to find the perfect gifts for those special people in our lives.  Unfortunately, we often find ourselves in the position of not knowing what to get.  As a music junkie myself, I would like…

Dope Aural: Holiday Edition

The Christmas holiday is upon us, and the smells of mistletoe and balsam are in the air.  Over the next few weeks, if you are out and about shopping, you will encounter tons of holiday music everywhere you go. It’s time to get in all of your holiday grooves now before December 25th, when all of…

Music Mix: Pretty Wicked Things

Halloween is right around the block, and it’s time for festive costume parties, gross candy corn, and all things pumpkin spice. In honor of these American traditions, I decided to share a collection of Halloween-inspired tracks that will get you ready for adult trick-or-treatin’. October’s playlist, Pretty Wicked Things, includes a mix of old Halloween favorites like…

Who is Quincy Jones?

Last week, I was washing clothes and preparing for my vacation this week. My usual habit is to watch YouTube videos, listen to podcasts, or catch up on my Netflix shows while doing housework or packing. I came across Quincy, a documentary about the life of the legendary Quincy Jones. I was both captivated and…

Dope Aural: July’s Coolest Records

The summer thus far has been ripe with new music from Black artists, and July has definitely offered some great sounds to vibe to.  Check out this list of R&B, hip-hop, jazz, gospel and dancehall albums/EPs that you may have missed this month.  Just click the album art and take a listen to find your new fave.   Jade…

Music Mix: Sunglasses & Sangrias

Soundtracks of summertime always remind me of vacations, family reunions, day parties, and amazing experiences with family and friends.  Every summer, we vibe to the infectious music of the moment, and we hear classics that remind us of years past.  This month, we share our midsummer jam, Sunglasses & Sangrias.   “Sitting with your friends…