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, we’ve made it to another Monday in Spring 2017. Whether you enjoyed your weekend or not, I think you’d appreciate this jam by Goldlink. I remember running across Goldlink’s music about a year ago and I fell in love, he’s so DOPE! This DC native is next up so… Read More Monday Moods: “Crew” by Goldlink ft Brent Faiyaz, Shy Glizzy
The Life As Shay Report: Yes, it’s true…it’s only Tuesday and I can call my week stressful already. I have already had an oral presentation, a long ass meeting after an 80 mile drive, hours of homework and outlining, emails upon emails, and it’s not even Wednesday. In times like this…I revert to one of… Read More Stressful Week? “Dance on Me”-Goldlink
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!
Unedited, fresh out the theater…my reaction to Jordan Peele’s Get Out.
I have an interesting affinity for Tupac and his music. Not just because he was one of the most successful rappers during my early years; and not because I was essentially introduced to hip hop through his music. Not even because my mother was a super fan and made sure that I was familiar with… Read More Who is Huey in Tupac’s “Changes”?