Monday, December 24, 2012

Best of 2012: My Favorite Albums

(photo by me)

1) Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, M.A.A.D City


2) Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan


3) Kanye West presents G.O.O.D. Music - Cruel Summer 


4) Beach House - Bloom


5) The xx - Coexist


6) Cat Power - Sun 


7) Death Grips - The Money Store


8) Nas - Life is Good


9) 2 Chainz - Based on a Tru Story


10) Justin Bieber - Believe

Best of 2012: My Favorite Videos

(photo by me)

1) Zebra Katz ft Njena Redd Foxxx - "Ima Read"


2) Mac Miller ft. Casey Veggies & Joey Bada$$ - "America"


3) The Aikiu - "Pieces of Gold"


4) Danny Brown - "Grown Up"


5) THEESatisfaction - "QueenS"


6) Machine Gun Kelly ft. 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, French Montana, Yo Gotti & Mystical - "Wild Boys (Remix)


7) Justin Bieber ft Nicki Minaj - "Beauty and a Beat"


8) Rick Ross - "Hold Me Back"


9) Azealia Banks - "Liquorice"


10) The Drums - "Days"

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Best of 2012: My Favorite Singles


1) "Exodus 23:1" - Pusha-T


2) "I Don't Like (Extended Pusha-T Verse Mix)" - Pusha-T, Kanye West, Chief Keef, Big Sean, Jadakiss


3) "So Will Be Now" - John Talabot


4) "Fuck It None of Y'all Don't Rap" - Evian Christ


5) "Harvest Moon" - Poolside


6) "Get Free" - Major Lazer w/ Amber of Dirty Projectors


7) "I Need U" - Fort Romeau


8) "Neptune" - Lemonade


9) "Hands on the Wheel" - Schoolboy Q w/ A$AP Rocky


10) "Going Insane" - JNL_Cinemafunk





Best of 2012: My Favorite Remixes


1) "Sunny (Mercury Edit)" - Marvin Gaye



2) "Angels (Bodhi Remix)" - The xx



3) "Every Single Night (Its Overture Remix)" - Fiona Apple



4) "Changes (Shlohmo Remix)" - LOL Boys



5) "Say My Name (Cyril Hahn Remix)" - Destiny's Child



6) "You Know You Like It (Bondax Remix)" - AlunaGeorge



7) "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe (Star Slinger Via London Refix)" - Kendrick Lamar



8) "Smiling At You (Young Edits Going Home Version)" - Stevie Nicks



9) "Mariah"- Ghilbi


10) "Never Say Never (Lane 8 Rework)" - Brandy


Saturday, December 15, 2012

How To Dress Well in Chicago

"The Sunshine Store"


Readers of my memoir, ALL I COULD BARE, know that I was once a regular on a kids' TV show in D.C. As I wrote in the book:

"When I was in junior high, I became a regular on The Sunshine Store, a children’s TV show on the local NBC affiliate. I played the friendly neighborhood black kid who came in the store and learned life lessons from the middle-aged white store owner. In that way, the premise was similar to Diff’rent Strokes or Webster except I didn’t get adopted."

Well, here's actual--and completely mortifying video from the show.

Monday, December 3, 2012

1986