Which music artists have had the greatest impact on your life?

Guy singing onstage with starry sky behind him

On Twitter tonight, one of the trending hashtags was #TheseLyricsChangedMyLife. Being the music fiend that I am, I had to jump into that conversation. As the night went on, I started thinking about life and how music plays such a vital role in my survival. Music has always been my safe place, and I need… Continue reading Which music artists have had the greatest impact on your life?

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#FlashbackFriday: Remembering the Remix

still shot from Janet Jackson's "Together Again (Deeper Remix)" video

Yall know what I miss? Those good ole 90s remixes. Not the "let's throw a rapper on it and call it a remix" trend that only seems to occur these days. I'm talking those remixes that sounded like a completely different song. One of those Bad Boy/So So Def remixes that was so hot that… Continue reading #FlashbackFriday: Remembering the Remix

Put Some Respeck on J-Lo’s Name

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The other day, The Shade Room posted on Instagram that Jennifer Lopez would be this year's recipient of MTV's Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. I couldn't believe the hate that was in the comments. Sooo, many folks were unhappy with MTV's decision. In fact, a lot of people prefer that Missy Elliott receive the award… Continue reading Put Some Respeck on J-Lo’s Name

Ciara Wants You to Level Up in Self-Assured New Comeback Single

"Know you want this yummy, yummy all in your tummy." That's what Ciara proclaims in her confident new single, "Level Up." Don't let those racy lyrics fool you though. The song's overall theme isn't sexual at all. In fact, it's a song of empowerment. Ciara sings about her growth as a woman who has learned… Continue reading Ciara Wants You to Level Up in Self-Assured New Comeback Single

Mary J. Blige Takes Us Back to Studio 54 With Discofied New Single

Mary J. Blige - Only Love single cover

Other than my oldest sister, I'm pretty sure no one would argue with me that Mary J. Blige is one of the greatest R&B artists of all time. When a legend like Patti LaBelle or Aretha Franklin is willing to do a song with you, then you definitely have something special. Just like those R&B… Continue reading Mary J. Blige Takes Us Back to Studio 54 With Discofied New Single

New Instagram Challenge Will Have You in Your Feelings

Rapper Drake

Social media never seems to be at a loss for fun and sometimes over-the-top challenges. From the ice bucket and mannequin challenges to the hilariously raunchy "For the D/For the P" challenge, there is constantly a crazy new social media fad dominating your Facebook timeline. If you love to dance or love Drake, then the… Continue reading New Instagram Challenge Will Have You in Your Feelings

Toddley’s Top 10 Albums of the Past 10 years: Celebrating 10 years in the ATL!

This year marks my 10th year of living in the fabulous city of Atlanta, GA. It's been a crazy, yet exciting 10 years full of ups, downs, and in-betweens. Through it all though, I always had my music! Music is my passion, and I even worked as a professional singer for a while, as some… Continue reading Toddley’s Top 10 Albums of the Past 10 years: Celebrating 10 years in the ATL!