A$AP Rocky: A$AP Forever

After much anticipation, A$AP Rocky has finally released his first single from his upcoming album Testing. “A$AP Forever” features Moby and is one of Rocky’s best songs in years. Check it out below.

Lute: Morning Shift

J. Cole’s Dreamville has some of the most introspective and interesting rappers on the label. North Carolina rapper Lute has a striking flow that stands out on track “Morning Shift.” Lute spits on being real and trying to be the best out of his city. Check it out below.

Wild Nothing: Nocturne

Wild Nothing seems to make some of the most nostalgic feeling music that I have ever heard.  The band’s songs seem to transport you to a time and place where everything was simply good. “Nocturne” is one of their songs that does just that with its atmospheric guitar riffs and Jack Tatum’s wistful vocals.

Kerry James Marshall Exhibit

A few months ago, I went to check out the Kerry James Marshall Exhibit at the MET and didn’t have the chance to post the pictures of his paintings to this blog. Well, here they finally are. The exhibition really opened my eyes to how great an artist Marshall is. A lot of the paintings…

Revamping the Blog

I am going to change up the blog somewhat. The music video highlights will continue as well as the Sunday Soul series, but I want to incorporate long-form blogs on my thoughts and what I find interesting. When I first started this blog, I wanted to focus strictly on the arts, but now I want…

Sunday Soul: Sly and the Family Stone – Just Like a Baby

“There’s a Riot Goin’ On” is the album I always return to whenever I want to listen to Sly and the Family Stone. The album’s dark and somber tone was written during a period when the country was at war with itself. The civil rights movement was coming to end and the people were trying…

Manchester by the Sea Review

For the past ten years, I have been telling everyone just how great an actor Casey Affleck is. After watching both “Gone Baby Gone” and “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” I instantly became a fan of Affleck. His roles in both films showed a varied and moving portrayal of a…

Slowdive: Alison

Slowdive has grown to be one of my favorite bands. Their dream pop /shoegaze sound is very soothing and Rachel Goswell’s voice is hypnotizing. One of their best tracks is “Alison”, which has a heavy atmospheric sound. Check it out.

Brand New: Handcuffs

Like every other Brand new fan, I am still waiting for them to release another album. It has been a long wait, but I am still hoping beyond hope that it comes out soon. Brand New is a band that I was introduced to later in life and their music opened my eyes to a different…

Cleo from 5 to 7 review

“Cleo from 5 to 7” is the first film that I have watched by director Agnes Varda after seeing her name grouped into the French New Wave genre. I read countless times that she was one of the best to come out of that group and after watching this film I am eager to see…

Solaris 1972 film review

There are only a few movies that have completely caught me off guard and changed my own perspective on life. These films reaffirm my passion in film and what can be accomplished when done outside the box. Solaris is one of these films. This film is not only intelligent but philosophical in its attempt to…

Top 10 Albums of 2015

2015 was filled with quite surprises from many artists who released stellar albums. Some records improved on an initial sound while others went in a completely new direction. From a new twist on R&B to a cry to stop police brutality and senseless violence here are the top 10 albums of 2015. 10. Jeremih: Late…