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The top most memorable hip-hop moments of Summer 2018

Summer has officially come to a close and 2018 brought us some of the most memorable, shocking, sad and intense moments in hip-hop and the entertainment industry.

It seems like there were a heightened number of beefs, a tragic amount of deaths, and some peace-making moments in between. Continue reading “The top most memorable hip-hop moments of Summer 2018”

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butDTMA Ep. 10: Each 1 teach 1 ft. Ms. Cuffe

In episode 10 of But…Don’t Take My Advice the podcast Alexis J and Jay sit down with Alonna Cuffe, an English teacher working to educate kids from urban areas. Alonna talks about the challenges she faces as a young black female in the education profession and how she constantly works to perfect her craft and make an impact on her students. PLUS- we pay our respects to the talented Pittsburgh native rapper Mac Miller, we rank Beyonce’s albums and we salute Nike. Continue reading “butDTMA Ep. 10: Each 1 teach 1 ft. Ms. Cuffe”

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butDTMA Ep. 9: Sorry 4 tha wait

We’re backkkkkk! In episode 9 of But…Don’t Take My Advice the podcast, Alexis J and Jay tell you where the heck they’ve been for the past few weeks. The two talk #NABJ18 (Tyler Perry directed Black Panther??), OTRII (Bey’s repeat choreography), the VMA’s (We pay our own RESPECT to Ms. Franklin!), Nicki Minaj (is this your QUEEN?!), Travis Scott, Insecure and much more. Continue reading “butDTMA Ep. 9: Sorry 4 tha wait”

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Top 3 things I learned at my first NABJ conference

For those of you wondering where I’ve been and why But…Don’t Take My Advice has been on a hiatus, I want to first say that I have a small excuse.

I been busy.

Continue reading “Top 3 things I learned at my first NABJ conference”

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All aboard the ‘Nicki Minaj hate train’: Can the Queen pump the breaks, or is she simply too far off the tracks?

I remember when I first heard Nicki Minaj’s debut project Beam Me Up Scottie.

I literally played it on repeat until I knew every word to “Itty Bitty Piggy,” “I Get Crazy,” “Easy,” “Kill Da DJ,” “Go Hard”… just writing out that list made me want to go back and listen to that mixtape at this very second.

Fast forward almost 10 years later and I am actively skipping and dodging every Nicki verse that has come out in the past few months. Continue reading “All aboard the ‘Nicki Minaj hate train’: Can the Queen pump the breaks, or is she simply too far off the tracks?”

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butDTMA Ep. 8: Yinz goin’ vegan? ft. Besus

After a week off, Alexis J and Jay return with episode 8 of But…Don’t Take My Advice, with special guest Brandon Hall aka @besus_ to discuss his move from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles, and his transformation into the vegan lifestyle. Continue reading “butDTMA Ep. 8: Yinz goin’ vegan? ft. Besus”

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Plot Twist: We actually didn’t need an ‘all rap’ OR ‘all R&B’ album from Drake

Damn.

Scorpion was just okay as f.

If you’ve been following me and my writing thus far (you can even go a few posts back), you know that I champion Drake as my favorite artist time and time again.

So critiquing him is never easy, but I have to be fair! Continue reading “Plot Twist: We actually didn’t need an ‘all rap’ OR ‘all R&B’ album from Drake”

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butDTMA Ep. 7: Family emergency ft. DJ Stuck

In episode 7 of But…Don’t Take My Advice, Alexis J and Jay are joined by special guest DJ Stuck as the three of them talk Drake’s new album Scorpion, Teyana Taylor, Tiffany Haddish, the BET Awards, sugar daddies and more! DJ Stuck also gives advice on how to grind it out in the DJ world, and what it takes to start making a name for yourself.

#Justice4AntwonRose

Continue reading “butDTMA Ep. 7: Family emergency ft. DJ Stuck”