The Honeycomb Edition

Fly. Funky. Fresh.

March 31, 2015
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Freshness: Tamia–“Sandwich and a Soda”

When Tamia released her latest musical offering, I was slow to listen it because of the title. “Sandwich and a Soda”? I wondered was it an attempt at a run-of-the-mill pop hit because she has forgone the independent route and signed with Def Jam Records. Oh how wrong I was. If you are looking for […]

March 31, 2015
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The Anatomy of the “Can I Get a Witness?” Series

Marvin Gaye was a versatile artist who spoke on a multitude of topics; however, the bulk of his compositions from 1971 and onwards were spurred by his acute spirituality and tapping into psychology. THE will dissect him topically, starting with his work in chronological order: Politics—being born and raised in a then-legally segregated Washington, D.C., […]

March 24, 2015
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Can I Get A Witness?: “Dancing in the Street”

Marvin Gaye’s first musical foray into social justice was his composition of “Dancing in the Streets,” sang by Motown Records girl group Martha and the Vandellas. He co-wrote the song along with William “Mickey” Stevenson and Ivy Jo Hunter. The song was released in 1964 and became the theme of Freedom Summer, which occurred that […]

March 20, 2015
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You Can’t Sit With Us: The Selectivity of Equality

Before the full analysis is posted Monday, take the time to think over recent statements made by two of Hollywood’s most visible women. When Patricia Arquette made the above statement during her acceptance speech at this past year’s Academy Awards, her words were predicted to reignite the women’s fight for equality. The disadvantages women face […]