UK Artists You Should Be Listening to Now
I had the pleasure of seeing Ella Mai for her first U.S. Boo’d Up tour stop in Dallas. Boo’d Up has been in heavy radio rotation for the last few months but put boo aside and listen to her EPs Change and Time. Like Ella Mai, there a number of soulful UK artists that changing the way we know R&B. Check out this playlist of artists that should be in your music rotation.
Share your favorite UK artists we should know in the comments.
Top Playlists for Your Favorite Black TV Shows
Melanin representation is at an all time high and black girl magic is everywhere. There are countless examples of our powerful black women gracing the most coveted September issue covers of fashion magazines. We are succeeding in life and showing the world that we can in fact have it all. Although, we still have a lot to do in Hollywood, it sure feels great to have scripted television that portrays the beauty and essence of our black women and men. Through flaws and imperfections, highs and lows, we are seeing our lives play out on the screen with music as our soundtrack. The newest show Love is ___ is 90s nostalgia and Insecure makes it a point to highlight underrated, mostly indie artists. There’s no need to Shazam every song because I have listed links to the playlists of some of your favorite shows below.
Being Mary Jane
Dallas Gritznic, a Backyard Jam
I am so excited to highlight the first-annual Gritznic, a backyard jam curated by Dallas’ own RC Williams, bandleader of super-group The Gritz. This backyard jam will take place Saturday, September 15, 2018 at The Longhorn Ballroom in Dallas, Texas. Inspired by the original Roots Picnic in Philly, the lineup will feature local, regional and national acts promising a one-time only experience. Early-bird tickets are already sold out but you can still purchase GA and VIP tickets. Visit www.gritznic.net for tickets and more information. This list of super talented artists will be gracing the stage:
RC & The Gritz
Devin the Dude
The Texas Gentlemen
Cure for Paranoia
DJ Jay Clipp
DJ France Jaye
Kirk Thurmond and The Millennial
Medicine Man Revival
Myron Butler and Levi
September 15, 2018
The Longhorn Ballroom
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Four of My Favorite Quotes from the Legendary Aretha Franklin
Quotes from the Queen of Soul on Music, Respect and Soul
Legendary Aretha Franklin passed away on Thursday, August 16th and she will forever be remembered as the Queen of Soul. Here are some of my favorite Franklin quotes: