The Lion King: “Spirit” by Beyoncé

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As you may already be aware, The Lion King has made headlines and has garnered great attention nationwide. As a blogger, I feel an inclination to address this hype not only because I have seen the news all over my feed these past weeks, but mostly because I feel as though I am seeing a merge of the mainstream pop culture and old time Disney. Sometimes I forget it is 2019, approaching 2020, so times are changing. When I was younger, celebrity icons and Disney were totally two separate entities, but now we see how celebrities are using their fame as a platform to further promote big brands such as Disney to bring its brand to new heights, or as I see it “revive” itself. Not to mention incorporating the representation of black culture, which I am all in for (don’t get me wrong). However, it’s hard to predict whether The Lion King would have had the same outcome if it were not for Beyonce, or whether Little Mermaid would have the same outcome if it were not for Halle Bailey. This piques my interest only because I hope this same social/ racial issue would also be addressed towards other cultures who are getting overshadowed in the mix in the notion of “black vs. white” (i.e. the asian community, etc.). While I am excited for this new movement of the century, I also anticipate it will pave the way for other cultures as well.

With all that said, the making of the video/ movie (& wardrobe) is absolutely stunning.
Check out the single “Spirit” by Beyoncé below. leave your comments below!

22WestMedia Magazine

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Throwin’ it back to one of the first pieces I wrote for my college magazine, 22WestMedia Magazine. I briefly touch upon the evolution we see in the music culture today, both for artists & consumers, and my excitement as a newly hired intern for KJazz, introducing KJazz’s new hip-hop/ jazz fusion series known as the “Excursions”.
Find out more details here on my article Exploring Jazz, Exploring Music  written by yours truly.

Sam Smith Music Overdue, but Delivers with “How Do You Sleep” (2019)

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Soo, I woke up this morning to this video on my Youtube recommendations and I have no disappointment.
After some long-awaited time, Sam Smith has decided to reappear and swoon us once again. This time with his hips.. literally.
His hip sways in the music video is giving us all life, Mr. Smith hitting us with his dance moves and vocals. As if them vocals weren’t enough, & let’s not forget about his cute background dancers too, phew! Like if ya’ll been missing the Sam Smith vibes like I have & also, for more content/ updates on today’s music pop culture.

xox