There are three months to go in this 2019 and hot projects are being released at a fever pitch now. I’m loving it! I’ll keep helping as I have in previous editions and give my two cents on the crème de la crème of the latest projects. This week, I’ve been mighty impressed by Casanova...Continue reading
Smoke x Mirrors
We all need music most times. Personally, I can’t think of a better time to listen to good music than during the commute. Therein lies the premise for “Smoke x Mirrors.” There’s nothing wrong with tuning into the radio. But, these are songs that have staying power in your minds and hearts!
For “Smoke x Mirrors”, I chose songs that I believe push the envelope, that are dope and that have lots of replay value.
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Smoke x Mirrors ’19|03: I
In the spirit of celebrating the best of our humanity, I like to draw your attention to a recent discovery I made. Sampa Tembo, better known as Sampa the Great, is a young supremely talented Australian multihyphenate of Zambian origins. She kinda inspired the direction of this whole playlist and tilted it to that good...Continue reading
Smoke x Mirrors ’20|05: I
I don’t know about you, but I still can’t get to this new normal. As challenging as it has been to digest new music without freedom to move about or congregate, it has been a welcome distraction and an efficient coping resource. And with our beloved artists still doing what they know best, I felt...Continue reading
Smoke x Mirrors ’21|05: I
There are undeniable similarities, shared lineage and parallels to be drawn between contemporary pop music from our continent and the one produced by our counterparts in the Carribean. We’ve alluded to it before. We’ve also hinted at the constant exchange and meld of flavors, patterns, sounds, and techniques between them. We love it, we’d love...Continue reading
Smoke x Mirrors ’19|03: III
As you enjoy this one, I will like you to keep variety and balance at the forefront of your lives. I believe in striving for balance with everything that you do. I also believe in finding and maintaining multiple avenues for in guidance and inspiration. These are keys, I believe, that have allowed me to...Continue reading
Smoke & Mirrors, April: IV
Last one for April and I tried to keep it mostly hip-hop. I hear there are exciting things coming up next month *hint*. I can’t wait to show you my contributions to the heavy work that’s been taking place in the background. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this latest ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ trip....Continue reading