Category Archives: Bring that Beat Back

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For the love of Dilla…

It kind of goes without saying that J. Dilla touched the lives of many. Here at The Happy Black Girl, I guess you can say for Jay Dee, the love…

Electric Wire Hustle Revisited

  Artist: Electric Wire Hustle Label: BBE (Barely Breaking Even) Album: Electric Wire Hustle Region: Wellington, New Zealand It’s all rainy and sweet smellin out today. So in true Devoya fashion I…

Snarky Puppy + Lalah Hathaway for the Win!

Granted, I haven’t felt goosebumps since the 80’s, when the King of Pop had us all take a look at the Man In the Mirror, but I’d be terribly remiss if…

The Greatest x Yasiin Bey

  Friday, January 17 marks the birthday of the Greatest Heavyweight Champion of all time, Muhummad Ali. To commemorate this auspicious occasion Yasiin Bey (my favorite hip hop artist of all time) announced his…

I’m in Love…

“When I reach and touch your hand. sweet melodies began… ”  When Mary J. Blige released her 1997 album simply titled, Mary I loved everything about it. The simple black and…

Do it for Stevie

  Artist: Stevie Wonder Album: Talking Book Release Date: October 28, 1972 Label: Tamla Spend a week relaxing and soon I’ll be sitting around thinking. It’s one of the reasons I always have…

My Top 5 Holiday Joints

  My friend Josh Tehee over at the Fresno Bee put together a list of his Top Five Christmas Songs. It inspired me to do the same. Now I’m not the biggest fan of holiday…