ABSTRACT Music has been and continues to be a universal language, unifying people, telling stories, furthering cultures, bringing excitement, and healing people. The essence of what music is to a twenty-first century society has not changed; however, what has changed is the way that we discover and consume music. Technology and social media has made… Read More Social Media Agencies as The New A&Rs: Fake Love? The Case of Lil Pump
The Life As Shay Report: Welp! I’m back! As you know, if there is one artist that’s able to set fire under my arse and get me back to writing, it’s Kendrick *insert emoji heart eyes* Seeing as how Kendrick released “Humble” about three days ago and there is already 21 million plus views, I… Read More Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble”: A brief epilogue
Today marks the 20th year since Biggie Small’s untimely death. His legacy permeates black culture, pop culture, business culture…culture, culture (you get the picture). But today I realized that Biggie applies to “success” culture too. Listen, I am in the middle of my second semester of law school, and frankly…shit gets rough. So this here… Read More Biggie’s #10CrackCommandments Applied to LIFE!
Being home this week really get me thinking. When people say “oh she’s real” or “oh he’s a real one…” I’m always interested in knowing the answer to the burning question; “HOW??” I mean, you can apply being real to just about anything. Real because you’re honest, trustworthy, loyal, consistent? Real because they let you… Read More being real
Everyday I try my hardest to do something productive, something that will get me a little closer to one of my goals. I can’t lie, it definitely gets harder as time goes on but what I’ve learned is that if it’s something you think about every single day you’re cheating yourself if you’re not pursuing… Read More no connecting flights
Today’s round of realness was inspired by a good ole Instagram post. Now that I’m over the remorse of leaving LA and I’ve finished setting myself up for the next chapter in my life, I’ve been having some free time on my hands. After a 5-6 month hiatus from the gram, I do take pleasure… Read More Pick up a damn book