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”?
I went to XXL Freshman in New York the other night. As a hip hop enthusiast and with much work done as a blogger and host (check me credits at LifeAsShay.com), I know what I’m talking about when it comes to this ish and I’m not shy about it. I wasn’t going to do a… Read More XXL freshman NYC (reviewed)
This blog post is in honor of what would have been Tupac’s 45th Birthday! This post is a re-blog from my original blog, LifeAsShay.com, where I shared my point of view as Hip Hop’s Girl Next Door. Originally titled “Who is Latasha Harlins?” Latasha Harlins was the 15-year-old girl who’s name I heard in several… Read More lesson from Pac | Latasha Harlins
The Life As Shay Report: Today’s Throwback is in honor of my pops! His favorite rapper was and probably still is Kurtis Blow. Blow is one of my earliest hip hop memories. My pops would play “The Breaks” over and over, he would sing it over and over and over…partly because my dad loves music… Read More THROWBACK: “The Breaks” by Kurtis Blow- Rap’s 1st Gold Hit
The Life As Shay Report: Unfortunately, there is no secret here. Kendrick Lamar is my favorite of all time. His music has inspired me in so many ways professionally and personally. And his new music has yet again refreshed my passion for what I do with this song. He just released new music “Blacker The… Read More NEW MUSIC: “Blacker The Berry” Kendrick Lamar- Sermon of Reality
The Life As Shay Report: I never really caught the Azealia Banks “bug” but when I discovered her a couple years ago I thought she was dope. But I never took to her and I never watched any interviews. I usually do a regular check with The Breakfast Club for fresh interviews and honestly, they… Read More Azealia Banks beef with Iggy over defending Black Art | INTERVIEW