Indie Alternatives in October

Since October came around, I’ve just been in the mood for all things spooky. Yet, my love for discovering new indie alternative doesn’t stop with my all time favorites. Lately, artists have been releasing new music, EPS, and making music videos like Paul Abrahamian and We Were Promised Jetpacks. Two new artists in my playlist…

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The Efficiency Of a Diss Track

Diss tracks are personal responses to hate words, other diss songs, or to get revenge on a fellow artist for their own competitive beef. In 2017, many YouTube artist release diss track after diss track on each other which resulted in the gain of followers. In contrast, regular record label artist hasn’t been beefing much…

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A Vision No One Else Can See| “The Bobby Brown Story”

Last week, “The Bobby Brown Story” premiered and I sat back and watch both parts of the movie. To summarize the movie is to recap the main [points in his life, but I want to focus on his music. One scene in particular with the producer, Teddy Riley, Bobby admitted to wanting a different sound…

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The Best Romantic Comedy of the Summer

*Warning: this post may contain spoilers. One of the many activities I did in my spare time this four day weekend was read, “Crazy Rich Asians” by Kevin Kwan. One of the many activities I did in my spare time this four day weekend was read, “Crazy Rich Asians” by Kevin Kwan. Now, everyone has…

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Labor Day Weekdend- What are your plans?

Please wake me up when September ends because I’m ready for fall to begin. Summer ending is like different feeling this year, but maybe because I worked every day, I just feel exhausted. So, it’s finally September, Labor Day weekend is coming up. I got four days off to get some work done on my…

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The 1980s meets Old English Makeup Brand

Starting a makeup brand can be fun with the right partners and vision in mind, but how often does a brand capture your attention? Sauce Box Cosmetics gives consumers that fun, playful feel to their products while delivering great pigmentation. By starting off small, they are still an indie company which many consumers don’t know…

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Alternative Music Still Rocks!

Nowadays, everyone listens to either Rap, R&B, or Pop music; but where is the alternative music lovers? Summertime is meant for rock concerts, romance, and bad decisions. Since the 1980s, metal and alternative music reach its peak and left a stain on the younger generation to appreciate their artform/lyrics. Besides the popular music genres, a…

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Instagram Poets You Need to Check Out

(Featured Image made using Adobe Spark App) Social Media creates multiple platforms for indecent artists, writers, and business to promote their work. An old, but new on the rise social media platform for poets to use is Instagram. This social media app is known for their users to take pictures, crop, and design, and share…

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Don’t Sleep on Spicy Management

Almost everyone possesses a musical talent that he or she feels need to be shown to the world. Whether that musical talent is singing, rapping, or composing lyrics, each artist wants their shot to reach to the top of the charts. The past few years, many artists are either independent or develop music in an…

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Essence of Indie 2018

Saturday, July 7, 2018, Essence hosted their 4th annual “Essence of Indie” concert during the Essence Festival weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana. This year’s lineup features lam Denisia, Alfred Banks, Austin Levy, Maxx Painn, Paasky, Briki fa president and more. The location was at the famous, “The Howlin’ Wolf” music venue. The same weekend, another…

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Anyone Can Use Some Moroccan Spiciness in their lives

Rihanna has done it again! Her beauty line, Fenty Beauty, is releasing another summer collection right after the “Killawat Foil Highlights” mini collection, lip luminzers, and “Body Lava” products. The collection, “Moroccan Spice” gives off a powerful stumble natural look for anyone that enjoys nude eyeshadows. Rihanna has been teasing her fans with the possibility…

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Rom-Com Makeup Looks!

Everyone loves a good romantic comedy. Well, at least some famous movies from the 1970s-1990s like, “Grease”, “Dirty Dancing”, “One Fine Day”, “You Got Mail” and so on. What if you had a makeup palette with your favorite rom-com characters on the packaging? Sola Look, an indie makeup brand, has gained popularity on Instagram for…

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Happy Juneteenth: This is Our History 

Juneteenth is a day of independence for African Americans to celebrate the remaining slaves gaining freedom. Recently, I read an article about Juneteenth and I want to acknowledge this important day for everyone to learn about another piece of Black History. Nowadays in the black culture, we are constantly tearing each other down and the…

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I’m Every Woman- An “Ocean’s 8” Film Analysis

James Bond meets Sex in the City in this summer’s new film, “Ocean’s 8”.   Women can be just as cunning and creative as men, which is proven in Gary Ross’ newest film, “Ocean’s 8”. He forms a new spin off in the Oceans series with an all-girl cast that audiences can’t wait to see…

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Cheers to 20 Years Sephora!

by Evelyn Davis Makeup lovers are rejoicing for Sephora making twenty years in the industry and beauty insiders know the company will celebrate in an epic way. Last week, Glamour magazine announced Sephora presents, “Sephoria: House of Beauty”. This event showcases their products, brands, and skincare to the world. This marketing campaign is beating out…

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My List for Anticipated Summer Reads

Who else is tired of binge-watching TV shows? I know I am, which is why I’m about to turn to second favorite pastime: reading. Before judgment, reading can be an enjoyable pastime with the right story in your hands. Have you read the wrong story? I know I have countless times on standardize tests, newspaper…

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Can You Hear Me?| Reflection on “13 Reasons Why”

by Evelyn Davis After binge-watching season two of “13 Reasons Why”, the constant theme of communication, the lack thereof, is seen but not applied. The reason being is because we live in an alienation society where its one man for himself. Not everyone is a blessing with the opportunity of creating great friendships and not…

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High-End Makeup Brands vs. Dupes

Everyone likes a good makeup product from a high-end, well known, makeup company. Not many people trust to try a brand that isn’t in Sephora or Ultra stores. But, what if you can’t afford to purchase high-end brand makeup? There is a dupe. Someone thought of a creative idea to make a copy-cat, or replica,…

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Creating Memories For This Summer

Summer time is approaching soon. Starting within the next week, summer programs take off to keep the younger kids busy, while the parents relax at home or work. What will the Millennials do? Believe it or not, we will be enjoying the summer sun at beaches, road trips to music concerts, and attend barbecues. Unless…

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Tradition vs. Social Media: Which Team Should You Be On?

In today’s time, more and more individuals are finding alternative ways to becoming successful in the fields of music and writing. Many young people are using YouTube to promote their music while getting to know their fans early on in their careers. Creative Writers, Influencers, and stay at home moms are writing books and publishing…

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Storybook Cosmetics: A Makeup Brand for Bookish Lovers

By Evelyn Davis Everyone likes makeup. From eye shadows, lipsticks, to contouring, women and men are creating fashionable iconic looks. Almost every makeup artists, gurus, and popular social media stars (YouTubers) is collaborating with makeup companies to create their own collection to sell. Also, these social media stars are promoting indie makeup companies, which help…

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Tips and Remedies for College Finals

by Evelyn Davis College Finals, whether in the Fall or Spring semester, is an illness student receive with symptoms of anxiety, stress, and ingesting too much caffeine drinks. How can a student succeed during finals week? Some may say by studying, others will want to approach the teacher about discussing their grade. Even after midterms,…

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