Magnificent Life, Writings

Finding Peace within Creativity

If we are ALL made in God's image, I have unlimited, wonderful, and peculiar creations just waiting to have life breathed into them.

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Daniel Caesar – Freudian (Album Review)

A few months ago, I wrote a piece for Vibe Fridays: Daniel Caesar – Get You. In it I talked about Daniel Caesar, a relatively unknown from Toronto with buttery smooth vocals, church background, and soulful lyrics about love and life. Today I'll talk about his debut album, Freudian. Let me say this clearly. Daniel Caesar… Continue reading Daniel Caesar – Freudian (Album Review)

Videos, Writings

Vibe Friday: Black Thought Blacks Out

Once Again, it is time for the resurrection of Vibe Fridays. Vibe Fridays are where I post videos, reviews, retro songs, reflections, and everything in between about Music. This week is about the infamous Black Thought from the Legendary Roots Crew on Hot 97. Black goes in for 10 minutes of nothing but intricate rhymes,… Continue reading Vibe Friday: Black Thought Blacks Out

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H.E.R. Vol 2 & H.I.M. Vol 2

The music business is a fickle industry. The way to attack marketing and creation of music is a very fluid in approach and can easily fail horribly. After my last review of H.I.M. and H.E.R., I enjoyed both projects but was unsure of the places H.E.R. and H.I.M. would fill. Less than six months later, I… Continue reading H.E.R. Vol 2 & H.I.M. Vol 2

Videos, Writings

Kendrick Lamar – ELEMENT

I originally was debating on doing a full album review today or not but I finally got a chance to see Kendrick's ELEMENT video, the third video from his album DAMN. I watched it and felt it connects with the topics I've been touching on this week. Kung Fu Kenny's back again. This video said… Continue reading Kendrick Lamar – ELEMENT

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SZA – CTRL (Album Review)

To Close Out Women's Week here at Everything's Magnificent, I want to finish with what is arguably this best R&B album of this year, SZA's CTRL. This was probably one of my most anticipated albums of 2017 and it definitely paid off. CTRL, the abbreviations for Control on a keyboard. SZA sits calmly in front of… Continue reading SZA – CTRL (Album Review)

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(Not So) Vintage Vibes: SZA – Julia

In honor of SZA's Debut Full Length Album, CTRL, being released today worldwide, I wanted to bring back one of my favorite songs by SZA, Julia. Julia is a sunny 80s infused track supplying plenty energy and a new sound from the often slowed down siren. She floats over the song as the video highlights… Continue reading (Not So) Vintage Vibes: SZA – Julia

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Vintage Vibes: Amel Larrieux – For Real

I wanted to debut a new series for the blog today with Vintage Vibes. Every once in a while, I'll showcase a favorite song from years ago that still remains dear to my heart. For this week, we have Amel Larrieux For Real. Amel Larrieux is lead singer from Groove Theory, 90's neo-soul mainstays. For… Continue reading Vintage Vibes: Amel Larrieux – For Real

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Streaming’s Effect on Music Pt. 2

Being from Hitsville. USA (Detroit, Michigan) aka the birthplace of the Motown Sound. I am a student of music. My Uncle studied Musicology at UCLA and all of my grandparents play at least one instrument. I play three instruments, compose, sing, and rap. I watched radios die, blogs boom, and most recently, streaming explode. How […]

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Smino and the Creation of Scat Rap: Blkswn (Album Review)

St. Louis has been relatively quiet in hip-hop since Nelly no longer ruled the airways. The last time I can consciously remember enjoying a Nelly song was Over and Over in 2004. Since then, he has released three new albums with the last one in 2013. Now, the interwebs are abuzz with a guy named… Continue reading Smino and the Creation of Scat Rap: Blkswn (Album Review)