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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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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. 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”

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butDTMA Ep. 4: Wyoming < ft. advice from a Wolf on Wall Street

In episode 4 of But…Don’t Take My Advice, Alexis J and Jay talk Pusha T’s response The Story of Adidon, the NBA Finals, Kanye and Kim K, Wyoming vs South Dakota and more. Also, CEO and Founder of First Step Marketing, Naiym Dingle, also known as @wolfonwallstreet_ stops by to give advice on branding, how he reached over 23k followers on IG, building a business from the ground up, and giving back to the people of Philadelphia.  Continue reading “butDTMA Ep. 4: Wyoming < ft. advice from a Wolf on Wall Street"

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butDTMA Ep. 3: The Audacity ft. astoldbyGold

In episode 3 of But…Don’t Take My Advice, Alexis and Jay talk the Pusha T and Drake beef, the Duppy Freestyle, and ghostwriting rumors. Also, Alexis J brings on her first guest, as she interviews blogger, wife, full-time mom and law student Michell Dixon. Alexis and Michelle talk the challenges of relationships, being a mother, advice for entrepreneurs and tips for moms who want to continue following their dreams. Continue reading “butDTMA Ep. 3: The Audacity ft. astoldbyGold”

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How many times does Drake have to prove himself to be a credible “rapper”?

*Disclaimer: I am a biased Drake fan. Read it anyways and fight me if you want!

Unless you are living under a rock, you have probably seen or heard by now that Drake has submersed himself into another rap beef, this time with former “Clipse” member and current G.O.O.D. Music rapper Pusha T.

I actually had about 3 or 4 paragraphs written up to recap and give a background history of what happened on Friday.

But then I said “eff all that, let’s get right to the sh*ts.”

Continue reading “How many times does Drake have to prove himself to be a credible “rapper”?”