I ran into this article where For Harriet writer Michelle Denise Jackson discussed her quandary — being a feminist and simultaneously loving ratchet music.
You know ratchet music. You may have nearly broken a finger or two frantically pushing buttons on the radio while driving to get away from it. Whereas I look forward to riding in my car just so I can listen to Drake and crew on 107.5 or 92.3 in Chicago.
Sometimes I jam so hard my Sonata turns into a little mobile dance club. In my more enlightened moments, I know I shouldn’t be listening to this music. I should be writing a blog on how horrible it is that a Muslim couple and her sister were killed this week — a very obvious hate crime in my opinion — but the music is an escape from that reality. Continue reading “You Can Be a Feminist and Love Modern Music #feminism #music #Drake #diversity”
I’ve been on a serious Donny Hathaway kick lately. I knew who he was, of course, that he died young under mysterious and tragic circumstances, but I only knew his musical standards: A Song For You, I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know. This joint, Giving Up, is just as special. It’s like a … Continue reading Donny Hathaway: Adult Pacifier
I stumbled across the video for Lose to Win recently, and was at first thrilled to see Fantasia back on the horse. Seems all I’ve seen of her recently has had nothing to do with her music and everything to do with the train wreck her life has become. This video, while beautiful and showing … Continue reading Fantasia, Ugly is a State of Mind
I saw a WSJ interview where the interviewer commented that Usher’s voice seemed to have gotten bigger on his new album Looking for Myself. I finally listened to the whole thing, and I have to agree. E’rybody knows I love me some Usher. Not for the looks – though I admit it doesn’t hurt that my man … Continue reading Lord, the Vibrato!