Shawn Carter’s Business School of Dead Presidents

Shawn Carter aka Beyonce's husband aka Jay-Z has sold one-third of Tidal, his music streaming service, to Sprint for $200 million according to CNN Money and Billboard. Jay-Z bought Tidal in 2015 for $56 million from Aspiro, a small tech company. According to Forbes, Jay-Z and the other artists that own Tidal (which I believe includes… Continue reading Shawn Carter’s Business School of Dead Presidents

Music Monday – Cynthia Erivo

The remarkably gifted British actress, singer, and songwriter, Cynthia Erivo, was born in South London to Nigerian parents on January 8, 1987. She is a trained a professional, hailing from Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Erivo's early work consist of roles on British television programs like as Chewing Gum and The Tunnel. She has stage experience… Continue reading Music Monday – Cynthia Erivo

Music Monday – Music of 2016

So, 2016 sucked. I mean, it really sucked. 2016 is at the top of the "Ain't Shit" list right along with Donald Trump's existence, Tomi Lahren's split ends, and Drake's Views album. 2016 was an overall bad year, but one good thing that came out of this year was the music. There have been so many wonderful… Continue reading Music Monday – Music of 2016

Music Monday – Black & Gifted

As some of you may know, while A Lot On My Mind is my home, I also contribute to a blog called Black & Gifted.  There I work along side of five other very talented young, Black writers. Being that we're all music fiends, we decided to start compelling a playlist of our favorite jams. This… Continue reading Music Monday – Black & Gifted

4 Albums To Listen To If You’re Not Feeling Blond[e]

On Saturday, August 20, 2016, Frank Ocean finally released his highly anticipated album Blond[e]. While I personally enjoy the project, a lot of people aren't impressed. Channel Orange was such an amazing body of work, I'm sure it was difficult to release a follow-up. Especially when you know everyone will compare this project to the previous one. It… Continue reading 4 Albums To Listen To If You’re Not Feeling Blond[e]

Music Monday – Chasing Destiny

If you've been following me on Twitter (@averylondon_), you know that I was obsessed with the docu-series Chasing Destiny that recently wrapped on BET. Under the leadership of Kelly Rowland, the next big girl group has been formed. They very recently named themselves "June's Diary," because June is the month when everything started to click for them. Kelly Rowland… Continue reading Music Monday – Chasing Destiny

Music Monday – For Orlando

On Sunday, June 12, 2016, I woke up to news that has been playing on a constant loop in my head. A homophobic man having witnessed two men kissing decided to let his distaste of homosexuality manifest itself into one this country's most deadly attacks at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, shooting over 100 people, killing… Continue reading Music Monday – For Orlando

Music Monday… Even Though It’s Tuesday

My days are all messed up. They are all running together at this point. My work week last week was a mess because of a conference, I didn't go to church on Sunday (I usually do so when I don't it throws me off), and the three-day weekend has me all insane in the membrane… Continue reading Music Monday… Even Though It’s Tuesday

Music Monday – Douchebag

So I feel like my past couple of posts have just been going off on dumb people for dumb things they have said or done. And this post is no exception. Sorry. Pray for me, y,all. Saturday night I went to dinner and decided to go to a bar afterwards. I decided to go to… Continue reading Music Monday – Douchebag