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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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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. 2: Privilege

In episode 2 of but…Don’t Take My Advice, the podcast titled “Privilege,” Alexis J brings back special guest and co-producer Jay to discuss the Sante Fe School Shooting, J Cole, Lil Tay, Rae Sremmurd vs The Migos, sports betting, the NBA Playoffs, black people having the police called on them and more. Continue reading “butDTMA Ep. 2: Privilege”