Beyoncé’s ‘Homecoming’ Is a Massive Triumph

In the wee hours of the morning (3 A.M. EST to be exact), Beyoncé released an in-depth look at the making of her legendary headlining set at 2018’s Coachella. That iconic performance, now commonly referred to as Beychella, was an astounding showcase of passion, showmanship, musicality, and the specific experience of homecoming at HBCUs (read…

‘Everything Is Love’ Is One of the Most Important Albums of the Year

Earlier this summer on June 16, The Carters (Beyoncé and Jay-Z) surprise released their long-rumored joint album at one of their London dates on their “On The Run II” world tour. Admittedly, the album got a more tepid reception than what most people anticipated. All of 6 of Beyoncé’s solo albums have debuted at #1…

The 10 Best Things About Beyoncé & JAY Z’s ‘On The Run II’

I got to attend Beyoncé and Jay Z’s “On The Run II” tour at MetLife Stadium, here are the ten best things about the show:   10. The Interludes As tours have become longer and more ambitious throughout the industry, interludes have become increasingly common. At “On The Run II,” Beyoncé and Jay Z utilize…

How Did Beyoncé Become a Feminist Icon?

A Study of the Emergence of Fourth Wave Feminism Through the Lens of Beyoncé’s Career (2008-2016) In 2008, a new wave of feminism emerged in American society; this wave focused on sex-workers rights, social justice, social media, reproductive justice and more. At the forefront of this movement was none other than Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter. Beyoncé…

The Top 10 Blackest Moments of Beychella

Beyoncé set the Earth on fire with her instantly legendary Coachella set. Let’s break down the biggest and best odes to black culture throughout the performance.   1. HBCUs Get Major Love The stunning two-hour spectacle paid homage to HBCU culture. For those unfamiliar with the term, HBCU stands for “historically black colleges and universities.”…

Album Review: ‘Invasion of Privacy,’ Cardi B

Last year, Cardi B captivated America’s attention and hearts with her breakthrough history-marking single, “Bodak Yellow” and her inimitable personality. Her debut album, Invasion of Privacy, is a collection of tracks that perfectly encompasses her dynamic presence. The album opens with the passionate and gritty “Get Up 10” which is lyrically reminiscent of Meek Mill’s…

Chloe x Halle Personify Excellence on Debut Album

  In his 1973 song, “Trenchtown Rock,” Bob Marley said, “One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain.” Chloe x Halle’s debut album, The Kids Are Alright, is an absolute affirmation of this quote; when they sing all pain is ameliorated. The Kids Are Alright is a nearly hour-long journey through adolescence and young…

Panic! At the Disco Is Still On Top Of the World

Panic! At the Disco released two new singles this week, “(F*ck A) Silver Lining” and “(Say Amen) Saturday Night.” Bendon Urie’s vocals are still in pristine condition; Whether he is belting or exercising the full extent of his range, his vocals are crisp and clear. Both tracks are full throttle stadium pop with production that utilizes…

The GRAMMYs Disappoint, But Are We Surpised?

Well, last night I completely wasted three and a half hours of my time watching the Grammys. Between boring and tone-deaf performances and almost comical stupidity, the show was a flaming dumpster fire. My first gripe with the show was the bizarre decision to not only bring back James Corden as host but to also lengthen…

What Can Pop Culture Learn from Colin Kaepernick?

Let’s just get this out of the way: pop culture, or at least American pop culture, is black culture. Our dance moves, our slang and vernacular, our fashion, our music, and our hair has shaped decades of American pop culture and to a greater extent, society as a whole. The media loves black people to…