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”
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”
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.
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?”
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”
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”
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.
I think this is something everyone in their mid-20’s struggles with.
Your 20’s are supposed to be spent figuring life out, chasing your dreams, choosing a path and then changing your mind and choosing another. And I know that sounds like a cheesy graduation speech, but I swear from conversations I’ve had amongst friends and colleagues around my age (25), it feels like everyone is still trying to find their own way.