Music Monday: Spring Is Here

All I Need Is My Headphones
All I Need Is My Headphones

Would it surprise you one bit if I told you that this past winter I spent the better part of it hibernating and listening to music nonstop when the opportunity presented itself. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again “Music makes me happy!”

I’m sure I’m not the only one who fixates on a song and listens on a constant repeat? It seems pretty normal to some degree to have songs that actually make you feel good that you listen to on constant auto-repeat until the song suddenly deletes itself off your phone!!

Current Obsessions:

  • Partynextdoor “Relax With Me”
  • Mayer Hawthorne “Reach Out Richard”
  • Ty Dolla $ign feat. Tinashe & Charlie XCX “Drop That Kitty”
  • Major Lazer feat. Kreesha “Dance Bling”
  • TWRK “Helicopter”
  • Blackbear feat. G. Eazy “90210”
  • Sevyn Streeter feat. Chris Brown “Don’t Kill The Fun”
  • Tchami feat. Stacy Barthe “Afterlife”
  • Tchami feat. Kaleem Taylor “Promesses”
  • Tajan “Be With U”
  • Kid Ink feat. Dej Loaf “Be Real”
  • Dej Loaf “Try Me”
  • ODESZA feat. Shy Girls “All We Need(Giraffage Remix)”
  • Beyonce “7/11(DJ Mustard Remix)”
  • Syn Cole “Miami 82(Kygo Remix)”
  • Basement Jaxx feat. ETML “Never Say Never”
  • SNBRN feat. Kerli “Raindrops”
  • Kaskade & John Dahlback feat. Sansa “A Little More”
  • Little Dragon “Paris(Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Holiday Edit)”
  • Maya Jane Coles “What They Say”
  • Skrillex & Kill Th Noise feat. Fatman Scoop and Michael Angelakos “Recess”

If there’s a song you’d think I’d like send it my way, I’d love to hear it!


Music Monday: Throwback Jams

Planet Retro Records on Central Ave in St. Petersburg
Planet Retro Records on Central Ave in St. Petersburg

Throwback Jams is exactly what it means. A particular song that is a sudden reminder of the past, whether good or bad. Growing up in a household in which music was a main focal point, I have plenty of throwback jams. Sometimes, I even find myself wondering how I was able to listen to such songs because now that I’m older and understanding the mean of certain songs like “Freak Like Me”…….

Anytime I walk past a record store that sells vinyls, I have to stop in, even though I don’t play them, I find them really cool to have on hand. A habit that my mother started, she has some pretty rare records like “The Purple Album” from Prince and many more.

Recently, I stopped into Planet Retro Records in St. Petersburg, and found a bunch of neat finds. I even picked up some Barbra and Judy for a friend of mine in NYC who is über obsessed. Brand new condition, kind of scary how well-preserved these albums are.

What are some of your favorite throwback songs? Below is a list of my favorites:

  • Pleasure Principle – Janet Jackson
  • Love Don’t Live Here Anymore – Rose Royce
  • Juicy Gotcha Krazy – Oaktown’s 357
  • Love You Down – INOJ
  • Bilingual – Jose Nunez feat. Tania
  • Best Of Me(Remix) – Mya feat Jay-Z
  • Honestly anything by Jon B.
  • Midas Touch – Midnight Star
Dionne Warick, One Way, The Deele, England Dan & John Ford Coley, Lionel Richie, Flashdance
Dionne Warwick, One Way, The Deele, England Dan & John Ford Coley, Lionel Richie, Flashdance

Music Monday: Fergie

L.A. Love
L.A. Love

Fergie? New Music? I completely missed that!

“L.A. Love(La La)” is her first solo single in eight years since the release of her solo album The Dutchess. The DJ Mustard produced beat and the chorus are definitely the perfect blend to have you addicted. The city chanting should have really stayed to just L.A. but she did create a classic song. A lot of popular songs chant cities and have a “la la” in their hook!

Personally, I love the song. I really dig the West Coast beat production sound. From L.A. to the Bay the sound of the different DJ’s is so different. It’s really unique. DJ Mustard knows how to produce a track!

Music Monday: Nicki Minaj All Up On Your Stereo

Usually when I get plastic surgery I try not to bring in a picture of "Tickle Me Elmo"
Usually when I get plastic surgery I try not to bring in a picture of “Tickle Me Elmo”

Nicki Minaj… either love her or you hate her. I like her mix tape stuff when she was “Beam Me Up Scotty” or “Sticks In My Bun”  and that was on the days of IMEEM!

Even though I knew  she was releasing an album, I had to scratch my head and say “With what relevance?” “Pills N Potion” it’s an okay song, I get it. For some reason, I got excited for “Anaconda” 

Every girl is going to be posing like this to take #Selfies now
But first let me take a #selfie

If you are a fan of the 90’s booty shaking Sir MixALot’s “Baby Got Back”, you’ll love Anaconda. Playing one of her many characters, this song is sure to TURN UP parties and clubs everywhere! Can’t wait to see the video and the “Twerk” she came up with for the video.

We Just Some Pretty Bad Bitches
We Just Some Pretty Bad Bitches

Beyicki? Neyonce? Whatever the hell you want to call these two, just make sure you stay on their team! Everyone is all like she’s addressing the “Elevator Scandal” and let’s be real…..she really didn’t. This song just throws all kind of shade while making sure that everything you do is FLAWLESS! There’s another remix version of this track, Lil Kim recorded a version where she added her vocals in……I mean I could understand Foxy Brown over Lil Kim but that’s none of my business.

Really? Kim C'mon
Really? Kim C’mon

Nicki Minaj-Anaconda

Beyonce-Flawless(Nicki Minaj remix)

Music Monday: Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks
Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks aka Hip Hop’s Bratty Little Sister has finally dropped her new single “Heavy Metal and Reflective.” Which means she could be one step closer to actually dropping her début album “Broke With Expensive Taste” which has continuously been put on the backburners since 2012.

Listen Here

I don’t care for the song personally. Hopefully the lead single from the album is better.



Summer Playlist

What You Could Be Listening To
What You Could Be Listening To

If you live in New England, summer unofficially starts on Memorial Day Weekend. That's why it's important to have the right playlist to start the weekend off perfectly.


It's no secret that I'm addicted to music. As I like to do, let me share what I'm listening with you! Like always I'd love to know what you are listening to.

Gucci Mane-Party Animal(Hud Mo RMX)

Lil Jon feat. Tyga-Bend Ova

Tujamo-Hey Mister


Bassnectar feat. Rye Rye-Now

LIZ feat. Tyga- Don't Say

Electric Head-This Head I Hold

Saint feat. Dai Burger-Tamagotchi(Remix)

Mark Ronson-Record Collection(Perseus Remix)


Music Monday: Tinashe “2 On”

If you haven’t heard the début single “2 On” by Tinashe, you are definitely missing out! The video is just as good definitely showcasing her style influences i.e. Beyonce and Janet Jackson. DJ Mustard produced featuring Schoolboy Q, Tinashe’s début single is definitely bringing strong West Coast sound. Turn Up!

“Get ratchet, go dumb then go more dumb then”

Music Monday: Spring Playlist

It doesn’t really take a lot to impress me musically. Well, actually it does. I have particulars for my music and I expect those expectations to be met. Good beat. Good melody. Good lyrics. Honestly, if you don’t like it, probably will appeal to me much more. I like what others don’t like it.

That being said, I’m currently in love with a lot of different things. ESPECIALLY that song in the Target commercial by HAIM.

Currently Being Overplayed:

Forever – HAIM

Fancy – Iggy Azalea feat. Charlie XCX

Come A Little Closer – Cage the Elephant

Charlie Brown – Coldplay

#Selfie – The Chainsmokers

2 On – Tinash feat. Schoolboy Q

Help Me Lose My Mind(Paul Woolford Remix) – Disclosure

Must Be The Music

My New Obsession
My New Obsession

I love SoundCloud. I follow who I want and get the latest in music when they release. I highly recommend it especially if you want to find artist who aren't typically played. 



Currently Being Overplayed:

Aksel Friberg – Viking Line(Disco Mix) 

Aksel Friberg feat. Kicki Halmos – To Be There With You

ARP 101 – Groove

Kanye West – Flashing Lights(TWRK Remix)

Machinedrum – Back Seat Ho

Dj Sayso – Honestly, if you like hip hop check him out. He has the latest in the L.A. sound.

HOLLERTRONIX – Never Scared(it’s an hour-long mix by Diplo & Lowbudget)

Major Lazer feat. Pharrell – Aerosol Can

Addison Groove – An We Drop (Scuba DJ-Kicks Exclusive)

Jon Convex – Streetwalk

Mood & Music

Ever realize how much music correlates to our mood? Music breaks down the barriers of language and everyone can enjoy. Music makes us feel good. It tells a story, it sets our mood, it inspires us and so much more. As you know, not a day goes by when I am not listening to music. I'M LITERALLY OBSESSED WITH MUSIC. I also have a bad habit of listening to music on a first glance and disliking the song but then hearing again to find that I only like the song or artist.

Coincidentally, I was at the barbershop(a place that i truly loathe) however this visit wasn’t as bad, the person cutting my hair actually happened to be a “DJ” and on his tape actually put a song that I am now obsessed with. So here’s a list of songs that I am now obsessed with.

  • Childish Gambino “3005” The song from the barbershop playlist
  • Jazmin Sisters “You” sampling  SWV’s classic “Weak” Very good too! My mother liked this too which says a lot
  • Leo Simone “Black Horse”
  • Jazmin Sisters “PYT” sampling QTip’s “Vivrant Thang”
  • Le Youth & Dominique Young Unique “Dance With Me(TWRK Remix)”
  • Dominique Young Unique “Get Out Of My Shoes”
  • Pharrell Williams “Happy” This song is so feel good, you can’t help but want to dance
  • Tigerlight “Respect The Booty” Really cute dance party song
  • Beyoncé “Partition”
  • Nicki Minaj feat PTA “Boss Ass Bitch”

This is what I’m obsessed which is a reflection of my mood at the moment. I want to dance!!!! If you live in Boston, you should check out Controversy