The Day has arrived.

I just arrived home and thought I’d continue the conversation I was having with my uber driver here with you guys on WordPress..
Today, the Queen of Soul, Ms. Aretha Franklin, has passed away.
To not acknowledge the tragedy of her death would not sit right with me. I remember when I first heard Respect, I was around 10-11. Respect was the first song I ever performed in front of an audience. It was the first song that introduced me to the gift of music. It was the first song I ever felt something through music. Her voice was a true inspiration and a gift from another world.

I thank Ms. Franklin for my love of music today.

We mourn her death as many of us as paid tribute across all social media platforms. Many singers and musicians alike such as Jojo, Nicki Minaj, Keke Wyatt, Jessie J, Michelle Obama to name a few have all expressed their sorrow on Instagram. And I feel their words. As the article states, it truly is an end of an era. Ms. Franklin was the Queen of Soul. She paved the way for many artists we knew/ know now, Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, etc. No one can ever compare and I don’t think anyone ever will. I would love to hear ya’ll thoughts, comment below.

This is for Ms. Franklin, and the legacy she left behind. May she #RestInPower.

For more details on Aretha Franklin’s death

Special Thanks To Ya’ll

So I opened up my app to this notification and I couldn’t be anymore grateful. Thank you to those who took the time to visit my page, browse my shit, and hit the like/comment button. I never thought I would gain some sort of following and I am glad ya’ll came along for the ride— especially for something I am truly passionate about, art & music. Whether your visit resulted in a follow or not, I appreciate your time and effort. As a newbie to the blogging world, it can be discouraging when you feel you are not where you want to be. But by looking at everyone else’s work, I am inspired. I believe anything is possible when you pour your heart & soul into it. So this is for ya’ll. I have things in mind and this is just the beginning. Thanks for sticking around with me. If ya’ll have any comments, suggestions, request leave em below. I love to hear from you guys.

xoxo,

Moving pictures speak just as much as the notes of a song. I’ve compiled some videos within the past year to share my travel experiences. These videos capture the moments I’ve spent with loved ones and family. I thought I’d share these moments. Editing videos is only one of my other favorite past times because I believe they tell stories to an extent that I don’t think could be exactly translated in words.

Hope ya’ll enjoy this one.
Check it out on the home page #AVlogDiarySeries

 

Tuesday Mood

Can ya’ll feel the funk? It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World by one of the greatest ever. One of my all time favorite classics. Like if ya’ll ever felt an art piece so deeply, you were convinced you born in the wrong era.  Below is a cover of Brown’s song by one my favorite contemporary artists, Judith Hill. I felt she did justice to the piece, which is why I wished to share it with ya’ll.

enjoy
xoxo,

Song Title: It's A Man's Man's Man's World
Artist: James Brown 
Release Date: April 1966
Record Label: King (6035)

“It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World” Cover by Judith Hill