Archive for 2013

The most trill blog I have ever read in my entire life

The most trill blog I have ever read in my entire life
Beyonce’s new album shook up the world. That can’t be denied. I have seen some pretty cray reactions to it thus far, but none have been as mind-blowing as an article I came across while in the studio working on my album today. This article, entitled “Eat the cake, Anime: On White Cluelessness (and Beyonce)”... Read more »

Badass healthy food: Curried pumpkin stew recipe

Badass healthy food: Curried pumpkin stew recipe
Since I am an indie artist and my life is unstable and chaotic (in a good way) I experience the absolute realest of struggles when it comes to my vegan diet, especially now that I am attempting to jump on the gluten-free bandwagon. Because so much of my life revolves around finding healthy stuff to... Read more »

Why the "Does Not Play Well with Others" comment on your report card set you up to fail

Why the "Does Not Play Well with Others" comment on your report card set you up to fail
Today, I learned a valuable lesson about collaboration. And the true importance of being able to play well with others.   From kindergarten we’re taught it’s important to get along with everyone. So much so that teachers made a note of it on our report cards. But life isn’t always as simple as learning to... Read more »
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You're doing it wrong: How to stop having bad safe sex

I would like to start by saying that sex is awesome. I don’t think there’s any better form of free entertainment. But what’s not so awesome is the escalating numbers of new HIV infections and unwanted pregnancies per year. Bummer, right?   As a person who thinks about sex far more often than she actually... Read more »

Who Wants to Be "A Boss?" 3 lessons I learned from people who already made it

Who Wants to Be "A Boss?" 3 lessons I learned from people who already made it
“You have to clearly define your goals so that you know exactly what you want to accomplish. That way nobody can ever deter you from your path.” This is the first bit of advice ever given to me by Candi Carter, a badass women who spent 15 years at The Oprah Winfrey Show until it... Read more »

How your phone can turn YOU into a real rapper

How your phone can turn YOU into a real rapper
I like things that are cool. You should, too. From about the late 1950′s until the 90′s, Rock and Roll replaced Jazz as the music of young America… until rap came along and changed the game. Today, it seems that hip hop has become the music of our generation, this can be seen not only... Read more »
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The real reason why Zimmerman is innocent... and why you shouldn't be so upset about it.

The real reason why Zimmerman is innocent... and why you shouldn't be so upset about it.
It was 9:30pm on July 13th, I’d just landed in Chicago after spending three weeks working on my music in New York. For the entire day, everyone from my Pakistani cab driver to the Vietnamese lady sitting next to me while we waited for our delayed flight to depart were watching the coverage of the... Read more »

DRAMA: Are your friends making you unsuccessful?

DRAMA: Are your friends making you unsuccessful?
Juneteenth is an American holiday that honors the announcement of the abolition of slavery in all states in the USA on June 19th, 1865. It’s kind of a big deal. In the spirit of freedom and liberty and all that good stuff, I decided I wanted to share my thoughts on a particular type of... Read more »

The Boston Marathon Bombing: Why you're blaming the wrong person

The Boston Marathon Bombing: Why you're blaming the wrong person
When the news of the Boston Marathon Bombing first broke, many of us sat staring at our computer screens confused and HELLA horrified that anything so tragic could happen at a huge public event like this. We waited impatiently to find out any news we could, not just because we may have homies that were... Read more »
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10 things my White friends BETTER NOT discuss during Black History Month

10 things my White friends BETTER NOT discuss during Black History Month
Every year, I do a post about Black History Month. A lot of people have loved it, and a lot of other people have gotten mad as hell and told me to stick to making music. Last year’s post entitled 10 things my White Friends should do for me during Black History Month became so... Read more »