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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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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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Learning the balance between being inspired by others & comparing your journeys: What’s your advice?

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.

I know I am. Continue reading “Learning the balance between being inspired by others & comparing your journeys: What’s your advice?”

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butDTMA Ep. 6: Is Everything Love?

In episode 6 of But…Don’t Take My Advice, Alexis J and Jay talk Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s joint album “Everything is Love,” Nicki Minaj’s Ell Magazine interview and more. Plus, the two hosts speak on the tragic deaths of rappers XXXtentacion and Jimmy Wopo.  Continue reading “butDTMA Ep. 6: Is Everything Love?”

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butDTMA Ep. 5: The F is for Free

In episode 5 of But…Don’t Take My Advice, Alexis J and Jay talk Lil Wayne, Beyoncé & Jay-Z, Summer Jam 2018, new music from Nicki Minaj, Kim Kardashian, the latest movie releases and more.  Continue reading “butDTMA Ep. 5: The F is for Free”