13

Jun

Funk For Momma

by Mercedes Robinson

  Mercedes "Mouse" Robinson   Born in the 80's and raised in the 90's, I grew up in a household where we listened to 2Pac, Coolio, LL Cool J, and then out of no where you hear AL Green, The Commodores, and the Whispers. With such a generational diversity in my musical upbringing, I have been introduced to music that some of the greatest producers sample from.   I even find myself playing a game of "Name That Sample" or "Who Sampled This" whenever one of these tunes grace the wavelengths. It's the music you hear at every family function....

06

Jun

Feel Good Album of the Month

by Mercedes Robinson

Mercedes "Mouse" Robinson   I don't know about you guys, but there is always a series of albums or songs that just put me in a good ass mood no matter how many times I play it out. One of those albums just so happens to be a work of art called the God Complex by a young bull in the game, Goldlink. Sounds like a wrestlers name, right? When I first heard about him, I won't lie, I went in thinking he was going to be just like every other new aged millennial trap rapper. He kind of fit...

30

May

Throw It Back One Time

by Mercedes Robinson

Mercedes "Mouse" Robinson Randomly one Thursday afternoon, I found myself in a throwback kind of mood. I mean, it IS Throwback Thursday, right? So I bring up YouTube and search a random playlist for 90’s Hip-Hop music. Everyone knows that the 90’s was lit when it came to the hip-hop scene. The music, the fashion, the music videos! It made me reflect on every change I have been able to witness in my 26 years of life. Throughout the years, not only has hip-hop as an art form changed, but the fashion behind it has also morphed with the times....

16

May

Monday's Mix

by Mercedes Robinson

Usually when it comes to Mondays, you groan as you roll over and hit the snooze button one last time in hopes that a tornado will touch down and wipe out your job. No? I'm alone in feeling this way? Ok. I'll take that. Well in any case, if you happen to have "a bad case of the Mondays", take a listen to this here quick little playlist. It's sure to get you moving and your energy levels high.   What's on YOUR #DebonairPlaylist? Share your favorite songs with us. Follow @debonairdistrict on Instagram or Like our page on Facebook at...

02

May

Fire FemCee's for the Culture

by Mercedes Robinson

A list of 5 Fire FemCee's that have been rocking steady in my headphones these past few months. All I can really say about them is, these women are pure hip-hop. Each of them has a flavor that keeps you listening for more. All lyrical beasts in their own right. It brings me great joy to find Queens who can rock the mic. So, here they are.

18

Apr

The Spoken Art

by Xavier Martinez