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Don’t Sleep on “The-Dream”

The-Dream was a mastermind in the studio in the 2000s and a writer who has written countless hits. He has written records for Mariah Carey, Rihanna, and Beyoncé. He has also penned and produced some memorable tracks for himself. With his signature “eh” adlib, it wasn’t hard to figure out his lyrics across the industry. So let’s take at one of the greatest writers in the last couple of decades, The-Dream. Continue Reading

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HOT TRACKS: Two Thousand Five

Thinking back, 2005 was a good pretty good year for me. During that year I spent a lot of time listening to music and expressing myself in more artistic ways. One of those ways was writing. Inspired by a high school teacher to dig deep and release my thoughts into a notebook since it was more difficult to open up and share vocally. During those days before writing in a journal/diary entry, most people wrote some unique subheadings. These subheadings often contained songs, weather, mood, etc. after the name of the entry. In flipping through some old notes and entries, I decided to share some of them from that year. This will be a different kind of deep dive into the music that I love. Here’s a look at some of the hot tracks that I loved from 2005.  Continue Reading

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One in a Million: Remembering Aaliyah

In her short time with us, Aaliyah has blessed us with some amazing music and style that has had a long-lasting effect on our culture today. On August 21, 2001, Aaliyah, along with eight others on board, passed after their airplane crashed shortly after takeoff from the Marsh Harbour Airport in the Bahamas. In memory of her life, I will be taking a look back on her career and how it has made an impact on our culture. From her fashion sense to her powerful voice that was as powerful as it was calm, we will take a look at what made Aaliyah one of the most influential women in the game. Continue Reading