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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. 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”

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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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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”

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What ‘Lil Tay’ being exposed as a fraud says about those of us who made her “famous”

And by “us”…I mean Y’ALL.

I legit had never heard of “Lil Tay” until like a month ago when she popped up on The Shade Room in a video where she was defending some little girl named “Woah Vicky” and they were about to fight the Cash Me Outside girl also known as “Bhad Bhabie.” Continue reading “What ‘Lil Tay’ being exposed as a fraud says about those of us who made her “famous””