"I love hymns like an old woman. But, seriously, I love the message of hymns like Ke Ngwana Hao and Le Mo Tsebe ke Modimo ... There's something about Lifela tsa Sione. They pierce the heart. Perhaps we Basotho love to sing. They make you understand yourself. There's a hymn for every situation."
By Noluthando Tsoko You know how we all say that if textbooks were songs, we’d do so well in school? I will never forget the day, in grade 11, when our English teacher sprung a spot spelling test on us (yes, a spelling test in grade 11) and we had to wear our brave faces … Continue reading Universal is Music
By Darnelle Thompson Missed Calls is the product of a collaboration between Ige, a 20-year-old Philadelphian son of Nigerian parents, and Noah Breakfast, an increasingly important behind-the-scenes force in the same city. With the best tracks on the EP positioned consecutively, On my Grind and Bring yo friends got me doing the Milly rock everywhere … Continue reading Tunji Ige – Missed Calls
By Darnelle Thompson This is the kind of music that's made by someone who was a toddler when André 3000 explored a love below and k-os dropped his first LP. There are hints of trap, folk, and neo-soul coming together to form a new micro-genre of hip-hop that's part part Chance the Rapper, part Wyclef, … Continue reading Kweku Collins – Nat Love
By Darnelle Thompson With everything that has been burning down in the country, here is some ear candy to get you fired up just in time for the weekend! Click on the link below for a listen. https://soundcloud.com/alpha-she/sets/turban-tuesdays 2pac -California love 2. SZA - Child's Play (ft. Chance the Rapper) 3. Alina Baraz & Galimatias … Continue reading Turban Thursday Playlist
By Darnelle Thompson It's mid-week and Africa month is in full swing! Here are 10 proudly African tracks to get you in the feels and experiencing all sorts of nostalgia. WizKid - Ojuelegba Letta Mbulu - Not Yet Uhuru Burna Boy - Soke Thandiswa Mazwai - Ingoma Hugh Masekela - Stimela (Jazzanova Remix) Angélique Kidjo - … Continue reading Top 10 Songs to get you in the Africa Month Feels
Mother’s day may be passed but what would it be without that meticulous playlist dedicated to the number one girl in your life? Here is a little something dedicated to mama-bear letting them know much we love and appreciate them, until the end. Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares For Me Meghan Trainor - Better When … Continue reading Mother’s Month Playlist
By Noluthando Tsoko Do you ever get those moments where you’re asking yourself why you’re even grinding so hard so you just consider a life where your greatness isn’t really necessary? As I’m climbing up this life ladder (as are you) my toughest climbs are accompanied by Kelela with her Guns and Synths. Please ignore … Continue reading In Case You Forget