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Music Mix: 19 lbs. Down – Rise & Grind

Initially, I created January’s music playlist, 19 lbs. Down, to help me through my workouts; however, I quickly discovered that my musical mood changes depending on the activity. After some thought, I decided to split my playlist into two parts: Rise and Grind.

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: Mariah & Malbec Music

November’s music mix is inspired by music legend Mariah Carey‘s new release Caution, AND the fact that I always picture her with a glass of wine in her hand (NO SHADE). While I don’t necessarily consider myself a “Lamb”, I certainly recognize and respect greatness when I see and experience it.  The Mariah & Malbec Music…

Dope Aural: Recent Reverb

Once upon a time, when physical CD’s were actually bought and sold, this would generally be the time of year when record companies began releasing new music leading into the holiday season. Like all other sectors of retail, the music industry understood that consumers would buy CD’s, vinyl and cassette tapes as holiday gifts or…

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: Fall Frequencies

The fall music season is officially here and is ready to take us anywhere the wind blows.  New music releases have been landing steadily every Friday as we trek into the holiday season. Season 3 of Insecure recently concluded, but Issa Rae managed to leave us with a collection of dope music featured throughout the season of…

rePLAY: Confessions

This month I decided to pull out an album from a not-too-distant past that I haven’t heard in quite some time.  I have been an Usher fan since his very first album and my all-time favorite, “Think of You”.  I remember when Usher’s Confessions album was originally released in March 2004 because you could not…

Music Mix: Beats & Bourbon

This month’s playlist is all about featuring new music from different types of artists and some classics that remind me of the fall season.  The Beats & Bourbon mix spotlights more than 100 songs, blending R&B and hip-hop with a touch of jazz and a pop sprinkle on top.  It includes new music from some of…