It’s hard enough for two artists to create together as colleagues, but the challenge doubles when it’s a married couple. Husband and wife Micah and Whitney Stansell, residents of College Park, Georgia, are frequent collaborators and skilled artists who know a thing or two about creative differences.
Kids tend to have limitless expectations when it comes to deciding what they want to be when they grow up. Some say they would like to be world class chefs or the President of the United States. No role seems far fetched. Yet, as kids turn into adults, there are setbacks and challenges that tests their dedication to that dream. Some lose hope and change their plan, while others embrace these challenges with their eyes fixed on the prize. For entrepreneur Julia Collins, every roadblock and obstacle she encounters has only brought her closer to her dream.
In her latest pop single, “Motivation” break out star, Normani, produces a vivid nostalgic sound of the late 90’s early 2000’s era. In what can best be described as a masterful audio-video achievement, the music video for the single is a labor of love that pays homage to Normani’s childhood dreams in a way that is fun, sexy, energetic, and only the beginning of what this former girl group member is capable of.
The year 2019 is quickly coming to a close, and we still don’t have flying cars, a confirmed cure for cancer, or many other innovations that citizens of the past dreamed would be a part of our lives by now. What we have instead is an abundance of facial recognition technology that some people believe puts our security at risk. Ewa Nowak is one of those people.
Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” With growing social, political, economical, and racial tensions in the U.S., the world needs more individuals who will speak out on the important issues affecting society while also setting a positive example in the world. According to Trevor Noah, comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host, Hasan Minhaj is one of those individuals.
It’s not often that I hear new artists that put me in the mindset of that old south, soulful hip-hop. I’m talking about the way you feel when someone like Big K.R.I.T spits on a track, and you can almost smell granny’s collard greens and candied yams on the stove, and hear the grease popping from the fried chicken or catfish in that cast iron skillet. Music artists that would bring you back to a time when you had to drink the water out the hose because you knew if you went back inside, you’d have to stay. You know, before central air was a regular household appliance.
When only granny’s room and the kitchen had A/C, and you weren’t allowed to go in either room and chill. So you’re stuck in the family room with the oscillating fan, trying to sit as close as possible for that 1.75 seconds of cool air. It’s a nostalgic feeling taking me back to some of the best times of my childhood that only certain artists can tap into.