the book is forthcoming. by Danyel Smith. a history of black women in pop. from It Books/HarperCollins (2014). now writing. tumbling this stuff keeps me inspired, and keeps my brain sane.

Lauryn Hill Releases a Chilling Dedication to Michael Brown (Audio) 

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On The Run Tour - Los Angeles (August 3rd)

On The Run Tour - Los Angeles (August 3rd)

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The first merger of [Beyoncé and Minaj] feels very Watch the Throne. Jay Z and Kanye’s joint effort was so seminal, for so many people, because as a duo they went from two human artists to a mythical unit. It’s why things like the “Otis” video will never, ever get old. Because such an extreme level of I Don’t GAF was never supposed to happen. It’s why their giant smiles are so great to watch, because it’s almost as if they know this was never supposed to happen. As if it’s a fantasy, even for them.




How you gonna win when you ain’t right within?
Lauryn Hill, “Doo Wop (That Thing),” The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, 1998.  (via 90shiphopraprnb)

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Anonymous asked: I think Jay who takes these pictures of Bey


It is! 



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