I’m finally back with a new post! I know I know, long time no see. Being consistent with 9-5 is difficult but I’m making it work.
In January, I introduced the Audible Pleasure Mixtape and even though I said it would be a monthly feature, I wasn’t completely sure if it’s something that you the readers would like. Well y’all were really feeling it so we’re continuing it for March. I even created a Spotify account to house the playlists.
I’ll have to admit that this month I’ve really been listening to four songs on repeat. It’s weird I go song binges where I only listen to one or few songs on repeat for weeks at a time. So when you look at the list, don’t be confused.
Because I wanted to keep an archive of all the playlist, I created a Cultured Mosaic Spotify account. You can listen to January Mixtape there as well. You know who I do it for.
One of my favorite features on the blog is Audible Pleasures. If you are new to the blog, Audible Pleasures is just what it sounds. Music, podcasts or anything else that sounds pleasing to the ear. For the first time on the blog, I’m introducing the Audible Pleasures Mixtape. A monthly compilation of songs that I’m loving. This month is a nice mix of oldies and newbies. I’d like to say something for everybody. What do you think?
The past Audible Pleasures features have been solely focused on music but that’s not the full scope of Audible Pleasures. You can expect anything audible pleasant for this feature. Enter: podcasts! I am a huge fan of podcasts! When my commute was over an hour one way, podcasts saved my life because if you know anything about Atlanta traffic, you know you are one minute away from having negative Jesus! One evening on my way home, I decided to give Heben and Tracy of Another Round a listen and these ladies did not disappoint! They are both unapologetically black and I am HERE for it! It is inspiring! When I listen to them in my car, I laugh uncontrollably or I am screaming yassssss girlah!
You can expect: hilarious stories from Tracy with a strong co-sign from Heben, awesome guests like Chirlane McCray, Issa Rae, and Desus Nice and drunken debates! It feels like I’m listening to conversations that I have with my friends from serious issues to latest news in pop culture! Convinced to listen yet? You should! You can find Another Round on SoundCloud or you can subscribe via iTunes!
Take a listen and comment below with what you think!
Remember a couple weeks ago, I talked about how much I loved Lecrae’s new album, Anomaly. Well I was able to get a pair of tickets to see him in concert for the Anomaly tour. I did not know what to expect actually. I’ve been to many Christian events and in contrast, many hip hop concerts but not a Christian hop hop concert. This was different but it was EVERYTHING and more. I always say music is the universal language because it brings together people from various walks of life. Young, old, Black, White, Latino, Asian. All there to enjoy this amazing performance by Lecrae. It truly was a blessing! The show had a opener, Andy Mineo, who I had never of but was incredibly energetic and the perfect opener for Lecrae. My friend and I were Google-ing him like who is this cat? She downloaded his album on iTunes right there. Lol. Continue reading
I truly believe music is the universal language. There’s something about the melody, beat, lyrics of a song that can bring people of different race, cultures, etc together in one room. And to me that is magical. I’m starting a series called Audible Pleasures. In this series, you can expect music suggestions, concert reviews, throwback jams, etc. Anything pretty much related to music basically. Now we’re on the same page, let’s get into the first installment.
I’ve never been a fan of gospel rap or gospel hip hop. To me it just didn’t mix. It was either gospel OR hip hop/rap. But here comes Lecrae’s new album. Released this earlier this year, Lecrae dropped a new album and it’s pretty dope. What I like about this album is it’s not preachy. It’s more telling a story of what it’s like to be a Christian in today’s society. Each song targets an issue you have felt or currently feeling as being a believer. Like the song Anomaly, talks about how God created us to be different, declaring “we are the odd, the outcast, the peculiar, the strangers. And they say you don’t fit in but I say, we are exactly who God created us to be.” Then you have Nuthin, critiquing current hip hop stars/rappers about how they aren’t rapping about anything of substance. Just money, girls, etc. when there is so much more to life. Conscious hip hop with the message of God. My kind of music!
If you are try it before you buy it type of person, the album is on Spotify. Have you listened to it? Let me know what you think in the comments!