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…