Music Mondays: TOKiMONSTA

It’s taken me a few months but I’ve finally gotten around to listening to TOKiMONSTA’s latest album, Lune Rouge (reminded by the release of Kingdom’s remix of “NO WAY” on Friday).  And holy hell, was I depriving myself of some true beauty! Of course I have come to expect strong, piano-inflected, smooth beats from the LA-based […]

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Not gonna lie…I’ve been exclusively listening to one song since last week: the Keala Settle-led “This is Me” from The Greatest Showman soundtrack. I have Settle’s powerful performance during this year’s Oscars ceremony to thank for the introduction to this show-stopping, uplifting number. Seriously y’all, if you’re feeling down or like all the confidence has […]

Music Mondays: Courtney Barnett

I’ve been listening to Courtney Barnett’s new single “Nameless, Faceless” almost obsessively since she released it about a couple of weeks ago. Her anger about and annoyance with misogyny is just about the only thing I’ve been able to relate to these days. The song itself showcases what I believe is Barnett at her best, […]

Music Mondays: [Checking in Edition]

A whole lotta of our past Music Monday ladies are releasing new music and living their best lives so I thought I’d compile some of the awesome things they’re doing in one post, you know, for posterity and all that. From our first MM feature: SZA (collaboration with fellow TDE artist Kendrick Lamar) While we’re […]

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No feature this week because I am speechless about the following: The Black Panther lives… and so does Troublemaker! Introducing MC Underbite (@LetitiaWright), best freestyler in Wakanda. All cred to my girl @RobynHoodmusic for the original inspiration and my bars. Happy #BlackPantherDay! #BlackPanther 🎵🎶 @travbryanmusic — Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) February 16, 2018 When should […]

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STOP right now! What kind of operation would I be running if I didn’t acknowledge the big news story of last week: a Spice Girls reunion! (let’s ignore what Victoria Beckham might’ve said for a moment) #Neverforget that a good lot of us were introduced to feminism by a small notion we know as GIRL […]