Get Up, Get Out, Get Something

The last few weeks have been a range of emotions to say the least. Despite the fact that we’re still in a pandemic thanks to COVID-19, we now find ourselves yet again (although it has never fully stopped) in a war against racism. With the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and then George Floyd,…

Waiting To Exhale: The Stories Behind The Soundtrack

Babyface decided that he would share with us the stories behind the Waiting to Exhale soundtrack of which he composed. This IG (Instagram) Live presentation was originally scheduled for Mother’s Day weekend but due to the death of a dear friend of his and a music industry vet Andre Harrell, he rescheduled it to Memorial…

Nelly vs Ludacris

I was exceptionally surprised when a little before 7pm I hopped on Instagram to see that Nelly was already live. I thought alright, we might get a battle that actually starts on time. Nelly was prepping his sound and Ludacris hopped on a little after 7. A friend of mine noticed that I was tuning…

Erykah Badu vs Jill Scott

May 9th, 2020 at 7pm EST a much anticipated Verzuz Instagram (IG) Live was to happen between 2 lovely ladies: the marvelous Jill Scott and most eccentric Erykah Badu. It’s been advertised for a little over a week now and many were very excited to tune into the 1st female Verzuz. Many agreed that it…

Behind The Songs: Dallas Austin And Jermaine Dupri

As a writer (songwriter, lyricist and poet), I enjoy hearing other writers tell the story behind the music. Aren’t you ever curious as to how some of your favorite songs came to life? There’s a special relationship between the writer, artist, producers and engineers to bring the entire song to life. One rule that I…

Teddy Riley vs Babyface: The Rematch

As we go about living in this new quarantine life thanks to COVID-19, Instagram has given music a platform to entertain us. Over the last few weeks there have been Instagram music battles going on between top artists and super producers from Swizz Beatz vs Timbaland to T-Pain vs Lil John and many more but…

#NewMusic- Mounika: Intro (I’m Sorry)

“You’re only as old as you feel for we’re all young at heart.” This is what comes to mind when I hear this mostly instrumental song. To some, it may be hard to depict a story from just a sound but this came naturally easy to me. I got a sense of old school games…

#NewMusic – Madame Gandhi: See Me Thru (Sarah Farina Remix)

“And come and see me thru…I like who I am around you…I see freedom in your love.” As the song begins to play picture it: It’s 2020 AU (Alternate Universe) and Madame Gandhi is standing on light grey sand in a long dark navy dress (ruffle like but sleek and slender) gazing out at the…

#NewMusic – Carré: This Is Not A Band

“This is not happening, we are not together…This is not…a band.” Picture it: It’s Halloween night and you’re all dressed up in your costume ready for a party at a haunted house. Now picture something like Fifty Shades of Grey, what do you think of? As an aspiring music supervisor, I hear music differently. When…