Watch Now: Three Originals EP – The Conversation
Man, I was watching this and taking notes, ready to provide a comprehensive review of Keisha Nicole’s interview with Tobe Nwigwe, Fat and Nell. But, honestly, I don’t want to spoil the viewing experience for anyone and I really recommend everyone takes the time to press play and soak up the knowledge and good energy shared throughout the 25 minute exchange.
Listen Now: Dee-1 – I Know God
No matter how strong your faith may be, it’s not uncommon to find oneself lost amongst the clouds of confusion. While tests, trials and tribulations manifest in different forms in each of our lives, we’re all faced with various crossroads as we maneuver through the physical.
Watch Now: Ceschi – The Gospel [prod. Factor Chandelier]
The beautifully morbid irony of Ceschi Ramos manifesting an engaging pop song will be lost on some. For those who have been listening closely to the sonic landscape of Ceschi over the years, it will come as no surprise he – alongside Factor Chandelier – was able to once more destroy any attempts at placing a singular label on his musical style and sound.
Watch Now: F. Virtue – The Darkness (feat. Infinite) [prod. Skinny Atlas]
The first time I listened to F. Virtue came a couple years back, when the NY-based artist was doing a monthly series with Paper Mag. It was one of those experiences that I believe will forever remain fondly within the confines of my memory – the ways in which his music found peculiar ways of cutting deep, inching towards isolated parts of my psyche.
Watch Now: Michael Franti & Spearhead – “The Flower” (feat. Victoria Canal)
No matter what side of the debate you stand on, it’s safe to say the issue of gun violence – and increased gun legislation – is one of the most divisive issues facing America today.
Watch Now: Sylvan LaCue – Love & Sacrifice
As the one year anniversary of Apologies in Advance nears, Sylvan LaCue reflects on and celebrates all the work, blessings, love and sacrifice that was his 2018 with the release of the Jonathan Benavente-directed “Love & Sacrifice” visual.
Listen Now: Ceschi – Say No More [prod. Factor Chandelier]
A lot of people wear their egos on their sleeves to the point it becomes comical. But when a humble man begins speaking with the energy Ceschi has been rocking lately, that’s when you know it’s time to shut up and listen.
Favorite Albums of 2018
What this is not is a list of the “best” albums of the year. Nobody, myself included, possesses the credentials to decide upon the proper, indisputable criteria that determines a collection of music is not only “better” than another, but the actual “best”.
Watch Now: Hāwane – Directions (feat. Nahko)
The beauty and power of song – and prayer – is it’s ability to transcend language barriers. When the energy and intentions are pure, one does not need to understand fully the words in order to feel and recognize the message that lies within them.