Hello everyone! So, I was finally able to take a break from studying for finals and working on presentations, blah, blah…and I was able to sit and watch the recent interview that Jay-Z did with The New York Times. The Brooklyn-native sat down for a conversation with the Times’ executive editor, Dean Baquet, in New York late last September; the main topics of which seemed … Continue reading Jay-Z Opens Up to The New York Times
Hey Street Poetry fans! It’s Liss here from blisswithliss coming to talk to you guys about these Grammy nominations. If you love street poetry, then you’ll definitely want to check out her guest post on my blog blisswithliss. Now about these nominations… I personally don’t care too much for them. As a music fan, I pay attention to them but I just feel like Hip … Continue reading Grammy Nominations 2018
It looks like Swizz Beatz officially has redefined the goal that most students have of securing a “job” after graduation. Not even a whole week after graduating from Harvard Business School (#fromthebronxtoharvard), the producer is showing us that all of his focus is back on the music! Swizz Beatz has just helped produce and was featured on a part of Fabolous’ new album, Friday on … Continue reading Swizz Beatz & J. Cole Hit The Studio
Hey everybody! This is just a quick post of me gushing over what I experienced at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. the other day. So, because my professor is the G.O.A.T. (shout out to Professor Williams-Johnson!), my Social & Internet Marketing class was able to go to the NMAAHC before opening hours and take a tour of the … Continue reading I Love Black People: NMAAHC “Musical Crossroads”
The other day, I happened to see two tweets that I just couldn’t resist retweeting because they made me think about something that I often question: how have we allowed these basic rappers to become the face of hip-hip today? By the way, being a “rapper” does not mean that the music you make is “hip-hop,” but that’s a story for another day. One of … Continue reading We Get It. Now, Be Original.
Don’t Take It Personal… In the last few days, artists have just been winning left and right like it’s nothing! First off, my girl SZA announced that her song “Love Galore” from her debut album, CTRL, which just oozed with carefree black girl magic, went Platinum! And speaking of “Love Galore,” SZA also blessed us with a video that just oozes ‘carefree black girl’ and … Continue reading Last Week’s Winners! (Don’t Take It Personal, Just Stay Woke, and Make Money Moves)
Grammy-award winning artist, Chance the Rapper, had a lot on his mind during his performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, September 26. He, along with the very talented, Daniel Caesar, blessed the stage with an unreleased song that will make you play it back repeatedly to listen intently. The untitled track was a very introspective piece; in which, Chance talks about fatherhood, … Continue reading Chance the Rapper Debuts Brand New Song on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Hey y’all! Welcome to my blog, street poetry! My name is Cherise (or Reese if we’re cool like that), and I am a senior at the one and only Mecca, the real HU, Howard University. I’m writing this post just to let any one reading know a bit about me, and why I am starting this blog. So, to be honest, this blog is a … Continue reading My First Blog Post — We LIVE!