It’s that time of year again! HOUSTON RESTAURANT WEEKS! What initially started as a week-long effort to raise money for the Houston Food Bank, HRW has become a month of Houstonians discovering new eateries and restaurant doing their part to give back.
At the start of this week, we celebrated America with fireworks, patriotism and community. By Friday, the country is in utter turmoil, much blood has been shed and innocent lives have been lost. Continue reading
Did you miss the world’s largest black family reunion last night? No worries, I’ll catch you up! The 2016 BET Awards was nothing short of amazing and one of the most memorable award shows in recent years. Legends were honored, audiences were entertained, and outright “proud of my blackness” was at an all time high. I’m sure EVERY person of color is at their job this morning sporting luscious afros and colorful dashikis while staring down their melanin-less counterparts.
Having been away from the mainstream most of his career, singer Raheem DeVaughn is an artist that has a very exclusive following. His fans love him for the sexy, yet glorifying way he praises women in many of his songs. He’s managed to work with some of the greatest in hip-hop as the genre has played a huge role in the success of his career, but he’s always remained true to his R&B roots. When Raheem Devaughn stopped in Houston on his Love N’Soul Experience Tour back in November, he sat down with me to share what’s it’s like being in the industry for 10 years, what he’s doing to keep R&B ahead of the game, and how this tour is very special for him.
Tank has been in the music industry for 17 years, writing, producing, and singing. Starting out in the late 90s, Tank wrote many hits for some of your favorite artists before launching his own career and taking the R&B world by storm. He released his latest album earlier this year and it is a follow-up to his earlier hit album Sex, Love & Pain. I had the pleasure of speaking to R&B crooner Tank about his new album Sex, Love, & Pain 2, his tour, family and wearing the many hats of being in the industry.
Ice Cube has new movies out in theaters and in stores now!
White rappers have long stood out in the realm of black music and oftentimes becoming more successful than the black artists in the genre who deserve more recognition. Macklemore, a highly successful white rapper, released a new song where he blatantly expresses white guilt and spreads the word of cultural appropriation.
We have a lil bit of trap, a lil bit of rap, a lil bit of gospel and a lil bit of rock this week. Not many albums, but a few hot mixtapes that are a must listen. Check it out to see who’s giving us good music this week.
Ziggy Stardust. Thin White Duke. The white Prince. Whatever you know him as, he’s impacted pop culture in your lifetime in some way, shape or form. He served the entertainment world for nearly five decades and still had a lot more music left in him to give to the world.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Wow! It is now 2016 and I’m ashamed of myself for going through 2015 without doing any posting on this blog. Please forgive my neglect, but I really had a busy and eventful 2015 full of learning and growing which lead to my attention being pulled away from this. I never forgot about YBC, but could hardly find time to keep up with my vision for this. Enough with my excuses though, it’s a new year and I have vowed to do better for myself and for others. Continue reading