We hope that everyone who celebrated Mother’s Day had a wonderful day! In their honor we start this week’s news with some stories about remarkable women.
*Based on the music in this post (Vanilla Ice, etc.), we’re using this term really loosely. Growing up in the ’90s, I learned everything I know about music and pop culture through constant absorption of TV and movies. Movie soundtracks became pretty essential to my understanding of pop music. Most of the music I listened […]
If anything captivated ladyblogland this past week, it was Ferguson. Our PoC news captured a few articles yesterday. I’ve rounded up a few, plus some other articles of interest.
On November 6, Azealia Banks finally dropped her debut album. We’ve been waiting for this album since she announced it in 2012; thankfully, it’s been worth the wait.
I don’t speak Portuguese and I can’t pretend to be the biggest hip-hop expert in the entire world, but even I can tell that the female MCs coming out of Brazil right now are up to something special and that we should all be paying attention. These ladies are having a moment that reminds me of the […]
We all have amazing dreams we want to happen in our life. This week some of my dreams have come true. Some of my other dreams seem like they weren’t meant to be. I have always wanted to be a musician. I have tried playing bass and did so in a few bands but it […]
2012 is very recent history, yes, but let’s pretend that this installment of 30 Years of Music is better than all the “Best Of” posts you saw last December and January. We’ve got indie hip-hop, dance party gems, and worry not, a fair amount of guitar too.
I’m just your average looking white girl who refuses to listen to anything besides rap. It’s one of those things that in part, I kind of can’t explain”¦ like, why do I like the color orange? Why do I like broccoli but not Brussels sprouts? It’s just a certain taste that I’ve come to acquire. […]
2002 was a strange year, musically, in that there was not a lot of music that really excited me at the time. Many of the songs featured this week are those I’ve discovered in retrospect, with a fair number of songs coming from a music collection other than my own. Still, many of my usual […]
It’s a widely accepted idea that music, like fashion, social movements, and menstruation, runs in cycles. Sometimes this theory runs less true than others, but right now I think it’s pretty applicable. Because right now, in the year of our Lord 2012, three things are making a huge media comeback: feminism, babydoll dresses, and female […]
Sho Sho Esquiro’s clothes are as radiant as she is. A fashion designer, artist, and youth worker, Sho Sho’s work combines her Native American roots with her love of hip hop and intoxicating color. Born and raised in Yukon, Canada, and taking inspiration everywhere from her grandmother to her interest in recycled materials, to call […]