Aug 28, 2010

2Day In Music... Chi-town Time

Hey People! Today is Chi-town music day! (Well at least here on this blog.)

1. One of my good friends dropped his project this week and this ish is EPIC! Full post on this extravagance later but I'll leave with you with one track until then...

2. Because I'm hood at heart.. Here's a majorly hood Chi-town song that I secretly love..

"Chi dont dance no more. All we do is juke! All we do is juke!"

2. Here's another song by a Chicago artist that I dig. Check Chuck L.I.!


Article Dopeness: VSB on Relationships

I love VSB (Very Smart Brothas)!! Not only do they speak the truth, but thay deliver it in the funniest way possible. Below are two article from VSB about reationships that had me dying of laughter!


Aug 24, 2010

Song of the Moment: I Gotta Find Peace of Mind

Lauryn is coming back, my friends. And in honor of her glorious return back to music, catch her song "I Gotta Find Peace of Mind". I love this song and her unplugged album that it comes from because it sounds gritty, hoarse and true. Listen!

Aug 23, 2010

2Day In Music...

1. New C. Breezy! I have a feeling that this song could be HUGE! (nod to

2. I love this next video because I feel like it perfectly personifies my Christianity. Smooth, real, hip, DOPE.

3.And last up we have Bei Mejor with "She Was (A Broken Love Story)". Check it!


Article Dopeness: Queen Bey and the Femme Mafia

My friend knows my deepest love for Bey and intellectuality and she was kind enough to send this article my way. The author of this piece discusses the Beyonce that goes beyond sexuality and femininity and into the femme mafia. Enjoy!


Aug 21, 2010

Song of the Moment: Mountains and Moleills

I just got back from New York and am in the process of packing for a quick trip to see my girls tomorrow and I'm feeling great! This week was full of relaxation, affirmation, meeting some wonderful people and catching up with old friends! AHH!! Below is one of my favorite songs.... "Stop making mountains out of molehills, when it's not even real!"


Aug 12, 2010

Artist of the Moment: Solange

I was totally going to do a "Song of the Moment" and then I realized that that was completely inaccurate! I have been playing Solange in excess for the last week. Like over....and over...and over again... She's definitely stealing one of my top spots this last year. She is a true testament to the power of the complete package. I love Solange's style and coupled with her music I'm over here gagging with excitement. Here's what I've been playing on repeat.

Stillness Is the Move is a cover of a Dirty Projector's Song  but Solange indeed delivers.

Next up is, "Under Construction". Solange posted this for freezies on her website about a month ago. LOVE!

And then lastly is "Cosmic Journey" feat Bilal which has been a longtime fave.

And as an unrelated bonus/ for old time's sake, I've been playing Animal Collective- My Girls  just because.


Aug 7, 2010

Video Dopeness: Ye and Em

This week was beautiful because two of the hottest songs from the summer dropped their videos. Em and Ye. Check it.

Also, can I just say that I am BEYOND excited for Ye's album t drop! I am his biggest fan. Love you, Ye!!!


Aug 4, 2010

2Day In Music...

Hey Friends! Because I'm the bestest in the midwest-est (hahaha), I'm going to throw you all this new Wale mixtape for free-99. hahahaha! No, but really, Wale was generous enough to drop his mixtape today and it is delightful! Just, delightful! Thank you, Wale! You're awesome and all that jazz. Check it. (Nod to DJ Eternity for the download.)

Aug 3, 2010

Song of the Moment: Losing My Balance

Hey there! Here is another installment of "songs AuthenticQueen is playing on repeat"... I'm a repeat freak, I can't help myself! I'm spending this week getting super hyped for the J. Cole concert I'm hitting up on Friday and so I've been perusing his collection of greatness. Y'all already know how I feel about J. Cole. I'm in love with this guy! Super hyped to see him later this week! Check my recent J. Cole obsession.


Aug 2, 2010

Style Dopeness: Coco&Breezy

I present to you, my friends, two of the dopest twins on this side of heaven. Think dope, add some glitter and rage and there you have Coco&Breezy. Coco&Breezy hail from the chilly state of Minnesota and now reside in the fashion hub of New York City. I have been following these ladies for about 2 years and it is so interesting to see the ways in which their style has shifted. They use to be these women who rocked bright colors and neon hair and now their style is more Rihanna meets real life swag. I love it!

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 They are also the creators of the sunglasses line, Coco&Breezy. These sunglasses are edgy, affordable and DOPE! Check a video from their latest line, 20/20.

Coco & Breezy "20/20" Collection from Corey Davis on Vimeo.

To purchase their dope sunglasses go to Coco&Breezy.


Article Dopeness: Essence Hires A White Fashion Editor

There has been a lot of stir lately over the hiring of Essence's new fashion editor. Why? Because she is a white woman.

One side is saying that Essence is one of the few remaining Black magazine's and that by hiring a white woman they are showing a dis-connect to their primary audience and are afraid that the new hire cannot deliver from the Black woman's perspective. Another perspective is saying that this new hire is well aware of the main audience of the magazine and is completely aligned with Essence's magazine's mission and will therefore deliver accordingly.

Hmmmm. Read a little more on this controversy and a quote from the Editor-In-Chief when you click below.

Just Get To Know: Wiz Khalifa

Hello Friends! Back again. So, here's the thing, I am marginally obxessed with Wiz Khalifa! I remember when my tumblr homiez put me on. I was not originally obxessed but Khalifa has this way of keeping you interested and coming back for more. That's what he did to me and I'm glad I kept coming back. Now I find myself playing his music ALL THE TIME. Get into some Wiz Khalifa, dear friends.

This is one of my favorite videos/songs by him. It has a classic but modern vibe to it and I am especially in love with the rap breakdown at the end. Love!

Here's a track off of his mixtape, "Kush and OJ". This is the kind of track that the masses would love. Peep it!

Here's a re-make of "Knock You Down". Also, love!

That's all for now, friends!