We were a motley band of homeschoolers, playing on a sunny back porch while our mothers had a Bible study inside. We had been warned against coming in and interrupting, so we scuffed our Keds against the floor boards and broke sticks into little logs. Most of the girls wore ankle-length skirts or jumpers. They all had long hair, except me. I had mine cut short because I wouldn’t let my mom brush it, and she wanted it out of my face.
One of the older girls, her hair pulled up in a large bow that matched the trimming on her socks, glanced over us. “Let’s put on a [...]
Saint Heron, the first annual installment of R&B compilations Solange Knowles will be releasing from her very own label, Saint Records, is basically jam after jam after jam—but it's this life-affirming-for-a-frigid-morning track, from L.A. singer-songwriter India Shawn, that I've had on repeat. (See also: Cassie's "Indo" and Solange's own "Cash In." The whole thing's on Spotify, too.)
Yesterday Beyoncé announced that her self-directed Beyonceumentary will air on HBO in February, and today her sister Solange's seven-track EP True — containing the perfect and amazing song/video "Losing You" — became available for purchase on iTunes.*
And although this piece about the Beyonceumentary (linked above) already starts out with so many wonderful "Beyoncé," "Beyoncé" mentions, it's only at the "said Beyoncé" part that it gets really good. What said the Beyoncé? Who dares awaken the Beyoncé?? I am the last Beyoncé.