Events, Music Analyses, Shows and Musical Productions

Concert Review: Kanye West Chained Yet Untamed, Saint Pablo Tour 2016

On Wednesday October 20, 2016 at 8pm I attended the Kanye West Saint Pablo Tour at Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. This was my first time seeing West in concert, so I didn’t mind the fact that he was over an hour and a half late. Only excitement and anticipation in me grew as others nearby got frustrated and left,…

Continue Reading

Music Analyses

T.I. Warzone

T.I. is a musical genius. His creating Warzone is a perfect example of how black celebrities should be using their platform in this movement toward racial justice and equity. The video begins with a mother (white) cutting potatoes as her son (white) leaves their home. As he steps out of the door and off the porch T.I.’s lyrics begin, “Can’t you…

Continue Reading

Music Analyses

Solange- Don’t Touch My Hair

How often have you said that in your lifetime? Or at least wish you had after having your hair pried through and pulled on by curious peers, our hair is more than an attention grabber it is an extension of ourselves as it operates as a form of cultural expression. I get excited when I see African-American celebrities using their…

Continue Reading

Music Analyses, Social Policy

Music is our Power and We’ve Lost Our Fire

The radio disgusts me. No, not in a lighthearted sarcastic way that will still allow myself to listen to the radio because I’d rather hear something than nothing, but in the literal meaning of the word. I experience a feeling of, “revulsion or profound disapproval aroused by something unpleasant or offensive.” Like Webster describes, the radio is not only unpleasant…

Continue Reading