Tag: music

Frank Ocean Rocks GQ’s December "Men of the Year" Issue

It’s no secret that we’ve (yes, all of us) have been following Frank Ocean this year. With the debut of his solo album channel ORANGE (which I love) and penning letters about his sexuality, he’s had an amazing year. With trying to overcome homophobia with the industry and perfecting his craft is something that keeps Frank... Read more »

Alicia "Ya Yah" Townsend's "AutoMagic"

Alicia "Ya Yah" Townsend's "AutoMagic"
Meet the world’s next Pop Star. Her name is Alicia “Ya Yah”  Townsend. It’s been awhile since I’ve found a local artist that has the “X” factor.  Townsend embodies charmisa, style and an amazing voice. Her latest video, “Automagic” is a flirty song that engages you and makes you want to hear more. When I... Read more »

Independent Artists Making their Mark in Chicago

In the past, Independent artists had to struggle to get their music heard on a national level. That’s not the case anymore. Thanks to the internet, literally, anyone with talent, charisma and a musical flare can make a name for themselves. Enter Alicia ‘Ya Yah’ Townsend and The20Fours. Alicia ‘Ya Yah’ Townsend is no stranger to music. Actually, you might... Read more »

Lexus, I'm Listening!

Not only does Lexus sell amazing cars but they’re now hosting amazing listening parties. Last week, The Lexus Listening Lounge graced Chicago once again. The Lexus Listening Lounge is an national event series that allows people to not only check out the hottest Lexus car but the latest R&B recording artists. This year, the luxury car... Read more »

The Offensive Phrase: "No Homo"

Are you terrified that people may think you’re gay? No worries, hip hop has coined a phrase to get you out of the stickiest situations. Read on… I remember the first time I heard the phrase, “no homo.” I laughed and shrugged it off as ignorance, but, then, I kept hearing it from different people,... Read more »