Dose: Texas Queen Takeover

Get your weekly dose of pop culture news with my segment, Dose, every Friday. Dose is a weekly series that highlights various pop culture trends that I am interested in from music to fashion. This week’s Dose features the Houston Hottie’s versatility in genres of music, and the opening weekend of a Little movie executive produced by a 14-year old black Queen from Plano, Texas.

Savvy: The Creative Mind of Ryan

Savvy is a new profile series I wanted to start that highlights rising individuals in their respective fields. This week's Savvy interview focuses on a 26-year-old Dallas, TX native that has found a way to combine their many passions. Ryan White is the owner of RYANWHITEC Content Management. I had the opportunity to dive into his creative world of fashion and entertainment.

SAVVY: Teddy Owner of The Throwback Closet

Savvy is a new profile series I wanted to start that highlights rising individuals in their respective fields. This week's Savvy interview focuses on an individual combining their love of fashion, entrepreneurship, and aspirations of being an attorney. I was able to catch up with The Throwback Closet vintage thrift store owner, Tedrick Hawkins aka Teddy. Tedrick is from Tyler, Texas then moved to Dallas in 8th grade and calls both cities home and draws on his upbringing for inspiration.

While We Wait: Kehlani's Latest Project

February 22 Midnight ET - Kehlani released her latest project, a mixtape entitled While We Wait. The mixtape is the first full-length project since the Bay Area songstress released her debut album SweetSexySavage marking the nine-track, While We Wait as her fourth full-length project and third mixtape.

SAVVY: Beverly aka Curlybeviie

Savvy is a new profile series I wanted to start that highlights rising individuals in their respective fields. The first installment of Savvy features Beverly Coleman aka Curlybeviie, a graduate student, influencer, and model. Beverly has made quite a name for herself and seems to be able to do it all.

Music Video Alert: Ring by Cardi B Featuring Kehlani

The music video for, ‘Ring’, off of Cardi B’s debut album, Invasion of Privacyhas dropped and the visuals are beautiful. Cardi B and Kehlani look amazing in the video from head to toe. The video has since racked up 6.1+ million views on YouTube after 1 day. The video, all things considered, was visually amazing. However, I miss when music videos would tell a story and I think ‘Ring’ could have served such amazing storytelling visuals. Check out the music video and form your own opinion.

Keeping the Same Energy: Understanding the Growth of Teyana Taylor

With a not so grand Rollout, Teyana Taylor’s sophomore album, K.T.S.E., seemed like only a taste of what her talent holds. After waiting 4 years, fans expected more. But more, sometimes comes in a different way than you expect. Fans of Teyana Taylor since her first appearance on MTV’s My Super Sweet 16, like myself, have long understood the talent and unique creativity she possesses.

Kiana Ledé Releases ‘Selfless’ EP

Kiana Ledé is a musician and actor who got her start by wining Kidz Bop’s Kidz Star USA competition in 2011 and signed to major-label RCA. The following year at the age of 14 she debuted her first record, “Do the Mermaid” for Barbie in a Mermaid Tale 2. Her first official single from RCA was “Hey Chica”, the record was featured on the Smurfs 2 soundtrack. For some time, Kiana was only visible an actor than a singer. Most notably for her role on MTV’s Scream series as Zoe Vaughn. She soon signed to Orange Factory Music and began doing covers on YouTube with her #SoulFoodTeusday (#SoulFoodSessions). In 2015, Soulfood Sessions EP was released featuring four of her most popular covers. In 2017, Kiana has consistently released singles such as “I Choose You” and “FairPlay” through the UMG-distributed Republic.

KTSE: The New Teyana Taylor Album is Out Now

The wait has been a long one, as fans searched high and low for the sophomore album, #KTSE, of Teyana Taylor. But the wait is over after releasing a whole day later, the album is now available exclusively on Tidal. As usual with all Tidal exclusives expect the album to be available on other platforms soon.