There’s something very warm, inviting, and uplifting about Kelissa McDonald’s music. You can’t help but listen to the truth that resides within her lyrics and it encourages you to make a change. Well, that’s the kind of feeling I get. Born and raised on the island of Jamaica, Kelissa is a diverse artist whose sound has evolved into an expression of her background as well … Continue reading [Exclusive] Kelissa on Positive Livity & Conscious Music
When I received the opportunity to feature Kelissa on EY, I was thrilled because she’s such a humble human being who creates empowering music. Thankfully, Kelissa not only took the time to grant us an interview, but she also went on to answer our 10 quickies, which happens to be my favorite part of the interview because these questions require more of the person rather … Continue reading Kelissa Gives Us ’10’
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This is my first entry for Ed’s Sunday Stills Challenge. This week the theme is boats of any shape or size, so here are a few boat pics which I managed to source in a bit of a hurry, as Sunday is almost over. Bangkok on the Chao Phraya River. Long-tail boats in Phuket Yacht in San Pedro, Belize.… Continue reading Boats from Bangkok to South Africa.
Release date: September 30th 2013 Synopsis via Goodreads: The past is never far behind. Senia Loato’s life has been needled by disappointment, and the wounds that fester go beyond skin deep. She is certain if she puts miles between her and her tainted past, she will somehow outrun it. When she’s offered the chance to leave her island home of Mintang to become an au pair … Continue reading You Should Read: ‘Honeysuckle and Jasmine’ by Liz Grace Davis
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A USB with MH the Verb music that also serves as an armband
How to win: Follow EY Mag on twitter and facebook. Secondly, guess what my favorite song is from his Waffles & Whiskies mixtape.
Two weeks ago, on my way to the Shrine (A popular multimedia arts and cultural venue located in Harlem, NYC which music lovers patronize throughout the week, especially because of the live performances) to vibe out to some dancehall reggae and African music, I stumbled upon a live performance that was absolutely electric. M.H. the Verb, a multi-talented artiste who is also a producer, songwriter and DJ, was on stage literally killing it, with his energy and a fantastic live production band. In the words of phrase forward kids, the place was liiiiiiiiiiiiit! According to his publicist, he is an experience you don’t want to miss. With a unique sound that merges different genres together, this Philly/NYC based artiste, whose rhymes are more likely to be about student loans than “spinnaz” is one to definitely watch. Continue reading “[Feature] MH the Verb: The Multifaceted MC”
Love this song so much, and no, there’s no bias because Brymo granted us an interview. It’s a great song by a really cool artist. So, check it out and get your dance on. Credit: ccnig Continue reading Sunday Melodies: ‘Ara’ by Brymo
Click on the image and head on over to our sister site 54interviews, for an exclusive interview with Jaak- A hip hop philosopher from Paarl, South Africa. He just released his EP titled, Ongerep. Fire! Continue reading Jaak: Paarl’s Hip-Hop Philosopher
This right here is my current jam! The Jaziel Brothers are from South Africa with beautiful harmonious voices. You don’t have to understand their language, to appreciate their music. The gist of the song is about trying to make a relationship work by taking things slow. It’s a chill song…. Be blessed Continue reading [VOD UP] Jaziel Brothers: Ndikuthembis’ Uthando
Click on the image to be re-directed to 54interviews, for the interview, with Bamzigi! Continue reading Bamzigi: [The African Superman]
[click the image for interview] The image above is that of a young rising star out of Ghana by the name of Bryte who won the BigInGhana contest organized by Africa Unsigned, who I had the pleasure of interviewing last year. Thomas of AU, gave me an opportunity to guest blog/interview Bryte over at their site! Enjoy……. Continue reading Interview [Shine Bryte like a….]
Click on the image and head on over to 54interviews for more juice on this right hurr! Guys, We are alive and breathing like hoo haa, hoo haa!! Belated Merry Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hannukah, AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Continue reading My First A&R Client [Dreamville]
Come laugh with me over at 54 interviews!! Click on the image. Continue reading [54interviews: NEW POST] Laughter is the best medicine
- It is snowing and raining at the same damn time! My East Coast lovers ya’ll better kiss the good weather goodbye. Continue reading “Random Fuckery Points”
Somali-Canadian model Yasmin Warsame has the look. It’s that piercing look that demands attention and places her in the high ranks alongside Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, and Heidi Klum. What can I say? It takes more than an attitude and a striking pose to become a top model, and Warsame embodies the skill and humility that goes far beyond the requirements of the fashion industry. It’s unacceptable for me to not of been aware of this raging beauty all these years, but I’ll make it up by doing a special feature on her career and life off the runway.
Click the image, and head on over to our sister site, 54 interviews. Yo, we sincerely hope and pray that all our readers in the U.S. are safe from the crazed monster that is Sandy. Continue reading [54interviews] Wangechi Mutu-Kenyan artist
Oumou Sangare! [click on the image!!!] Ms. EY’s recap of a fantabulous weekend seeing one of her crashes, Oumou Sangare, live and direct in the flesh!!!!! Support our sister site oo~ Continue reading Oumou Sangare
I hadn’t until today. Thanks to my blog’s site stat. Anyways, the Republic of Mauritius is an island nation off the southeast coast of the African continent in the southwest Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar. Mauritius Island is part of the Mascarene Islands, with the French island of Réunion to the southwest and the island of Rodrigues to the east. Continue reading “Ever Heard Of Mauritius?”
It’s a clean sweep for team Jamaica as Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, and Warren Weir took the gold, silver and bronze medals respectively. Bolt, who dominated the 100m for the second time in a row was determined to claim the 200m as well. Though, the ever so playful and confident athlete didn’t break a record as he’d hoped, he has however placed himself in Olympics … Continue reading Jamaica Cleans Up, Kenya Breaks World Record
This is a post dedicated entirely to promoting, our sister site 54interviews endeavors, again. To be quite honest, she has been treated like a step child for so long, it’s time she got her deserved shine.
A little bit of history, will help eh, diffuse (?) confusion as to who, what, where, did what (JK, I see you!). Continue reading “54 Interviews, Again! Hehehehehehehehe!!”
Brymo is the stage name of an artist we should all be familiar with by now. His hit single Ara created a lot of waves around the world, taking his solo career to another level.
Born Ashimi Olawale, Brymo answered the call to pursue an entertainment career since a young age. Despite a slow start as many aspiring musicians go through, the artist managed to rise above all odds and is considerably the next hot thing since slice bread.
Check out the hit song that started the movement, and continue reading to learn more: