Browsing All posts tagged under »Kanye West«

Happy Friday + Queen of California

May 25, 2012


Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye For a period of time, during the halcyon days of my youth (about 3/4 years ago), I was commuting back and forth between London and Paris often catching the 5am train to Paris Saturday mornings. On one such morning, tired after a long week and aching for a few extra […]


April 19, 2012


To Whom Much is Given, Much is Tested Kanye does rebellion so well…There are so many great lines from this song. Despite all that’s said about Mr. West (and whatever he may do to overshadow this), he really is a great lyricist. I ain’t one of the Cosbys, I didn’t go to Hill, man

Fire Fly

April 15, 2012


In recent history, I have resisted Childish Gambino in all forms no matter how beloved the source encouraging me to like his music (Awkward Black Girl, NPR, Pitchfork and all other internet purveyors of music). In line with the release of Donald Glover’s Childish Gambino, NPR streamed the entire album, which I listened to a […]

D’Banj + Oliver Twist

March 18, 2012


Well, it’s here; the official music video for D’Banj’s single Oliver Twist. Released a day after Don Jazzy announced the official dissolution of his relationship with D’Banj, this has been quite the weekend for Afrobeats. My knowledge of/familiarity with D’Banj’s ouevre (*giggles*) isn’t sufficiently deep to understand the full impact of the breakup but comments […]

Grammy Winners 2012 – Flashbacks of a Fool

February 13, 2012


I haven’t watched the Grammys in forever. Last night, I didn’t even attempt to figure out which (if any) channel would broadcast the show in my barrio. I re-read my post following last year’s Grammys and this year played out in pretty much similar fashion. Instead of Arcade Fire (miss them! looking forward to the […]

Music Break: Jose Gonzalez + Common, Erykah Badu = Heartbeats

July 31, 2011


Standing on the Shoulders of Giants As per my previous post, my music collection, built over the last 8 or so years is gone, poof, disappeared into the ether courtesy of a fellow (I assume) who decided the best opportunity the moment offered him was to steal two of my laptops and my iPod.  As […]

George Condo + Kanye West + M/M (Paris) Scarf Collaboration

May 7, 2011


I fall squarely in the (minority) camp of people who don’t particularly care about the goings on in Kanye West‘s personal life.  I don’t say this because the man isn’t talented: that he was able to sample Chaka Khan‘s Through the Fire successfully will eternally endear him to me; or for lack of doing attention […]