Get hellacrafty & design your own packaging

Yellow has always been my color. It makes me happy when all else fails. Back in the day, when buying cards, I would swap the white envelopes they came with…

HBG Celebrates Record Store Day

Saturday, April 20th was Record Store Day. All of us ( meaning all three contributors to this site) love wax! Since we each live in different cities, we each celebrated…

Farmers’ Market Funk

This HBG made me and my husband smile (love the pink bows). Gettin’ funky to Stevie Wonder’s ‘I Wish’ at the Farmers’ Market. Can you hear that 8-note bassline in E♭…

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

Have you ever wanted to see a film so badly that you were willing to take a road trip to another city for it?  That’s how I feel each and…

Happy birthday, Mwandishi

  I fell in love with jazz before knowing what to call it. My dad aka Pops (G. Cordell) and pianist, Herbie Hancock, were big parts of that great love affair. Pops…

Kiarah & Denise “Set Fire to the Rain” & melt our hearts

There are some things I dislike admitting. Not because I’m ashamed of them, I just don’t like rocking the apple cart all the time, or even worse, having long discussions…

Wax Poetics No. 54 – Cerulean Soul!

Just like my Happy Black Girl counterparts, Wax Poetics Magazine has always been considered the proverbial bible for all things musical, dope and fresh!   Its dedication to vintage and contemporary…