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Screw You Glee for Making Me Cry… Again.

I am a Gleek. However, even if I weren’t… This is by far one of the best song covers ever done on the show. Sure, the story line helped to add to emotion (and my tears) but even if you … Continue reading

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Listening vs. Hearing: Frank Ocean’s Pyramids

Hear ye Hear ye. Let it be forever known and forever remembered that Frank Ocean’s “Pyramids” is a vital contribution to music, society, philosophy and our culture. As one of the founding members of the Left Side Poets, I humbly … Continue reading

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Goapele Gives Us a “Dawn” to Remember

Soul singer Goapele made her long-awaited comeback with her recent album, “Break of Dawn” late last year. Six years after the beautifully constructed “Change it All,” she graces us with her airy, yet soulful voice once again. This album is … Continue reading

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Top Ten Tuesday:: Favorite Dance Songs

Who says art always has to be contemplative, serious, and mellow? This list is a mix of my most recent and most enduring favorite jams to which I love to just DANCE. Like…the songs that make me say, “This is … Continue reading

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#Cocaine80s: Ghost Lady EP

Ok, so you know how it feels when you hear some REEEAAAAAALLLLLLYYY GOOD music? Like, so good that you wanna run around and tell everybody to go listen to what you’ve just heard??? Kinda like the Gospel? OK. THAT is … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Stop the Carnival: Freedom! Freedom? Freedom….

After a brief interview on The Colbert Report I felt a stirring in spirit to learn more about the artist and activist that is Harry Belafonte. I’ve already added his latest book to my amazon wish list: Sophia’s Wish List  (feel … Continue reading

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Cover: I’m a Nobody–Too

So like T. Odis of the Left Side Poets I have been recording my words. My Literary Mixtape, I’m a Nobody-Too will be available 8/2/2011 on http://www.svelvetnoose.com The Literary Mixtape includes 6 sampled tracks from Ice Cube, Whiteney Houston, Nas, … Continue reading

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4 Should Really Bey 2

Unless your name is Patrick and your house is under a rock at the bottom of the ocean…. You have heard, seen, talked about, debated, hate and/or love the new Beyoncé album. Let’s be real here… 4 is easily one … Continue reading

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Sartorial Sounds

THIS ISH RIGHT HERE IS AN ARTIST’S WET DREAM. A room filled with young, bright, talented (in their own right), respected (in their chosen crafts), rising artists, who are all coming together to feed off each other’s energy and create … Continue reading

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Something Old… Something Borrowed…

I used to have my own website. I thought it was pretty cool. However, I soon learned that managing your own site with little to no help is not as easy as one would think it to be. Sadly, I … Continue reading

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