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Pen’s Rhythm Nation: The Notorious BIG

The Notorious BIG (Image found on Google)

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya girl LoudPen here to share with you Pen’s Rhythm Nation: The Notorious BIG. As you all hopefully know, yesterday was The Notorious BIG’s birthday. Since I am a die-hard Biggie fan, I knew I wanted to create something special to celebrate Biggie. Biggie is one of the greatest rappers […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation: Teyana Taylor

VII by Teyana Taylor Album Cover

Dear Pennies & Pens, I bought Teyana Taylor’s “VII” album in November and I’ve listened to it at least once a week since then. #TrueStory. Oddly enough, the album was not on my radar at all. In my opinion, it was a pretty quiet album release as far as marketing and PR. When I discovered […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation: Gene Noble and The Rebirth of Gene

Dear Pennies & Pens, This past Christmas, while browsing through Google Play, I discovered Gene Noble’s debut EP Rebirth of Gene. Since I’m such a music snob, I decided to preview the album before committing to purchasing it. After listening to a 30 second clip of the first song, I immediately bought it. Gene’s voice, the beats, and […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation: Neon Jungle

Neon Jungle (Image from neon-jungle.com)

Dear Pennies & Pens, Last year while hanging out at the house on a lazy Saturday, I discovered the fabulousness that is Neon Jungle. I was watching some Little Mix videos on YouTube when a Neon Jungle video popped up in my recommendations. Seeing their killer outfits in the screenshot, I knew I had to give […]

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LOUDRead…Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man

Gil Scott-Heron (Image provided by St. Martins Press)

This post contains Press Samples Dear Pennies & Pens, Today, I’m introducing a new section of de la Pen…All Pen Everything called LOUDRead pronounced “LoudRed” where I’ll be featuring book reviews. Some of you may remember my earlier reviews of biographies on Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. The book I’m reviewing today also features a biography of a music […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation: The London Sessions by Mary J. Blige

The London Sessions Album Cover with Mary J. Blige

This post contains a Press Sample Dear Pennies & Pens, I am so humbled to be writing this post right now. The reason for this is because I have been following Mary J. Blige’s career my entire life. She is one of my all time favorite artists. For years, she’s been consistently releasing high quality […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation: 6 New School Rappers I Have Lyrical Crushes On

Kendrick Lamar

Yo Pennies & Pens, It’s ya girl LoudPen coming at you with Part II of my lyrical crushes series. In my last post, Pen’s Rhythm Nation: 6 Old School Rappers I Have Lyrical Crushes On, I talked about why I love rappers like Rakim, Biggie, and Jay Z. Now, I’d like to talk about new school […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation: 6 Old School Rappers I Have Lyrical Crushes On

Jay Z

Yo Pennies & Pens, I’ve decided I want to be a rapper. I plan to start writing and recording my first album soon. I know that sounds very random and slightly ridiculous seeing as how I’m a Blogger/Editor and Brand Manager. But I love music and I truly believe I could create some dope music. […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation…ON THE RUN with Jay Z and Beyonce`

Jay Z and Beyonce` at On The Run Houston (Photo by Rob Hoffman from lifeandtimes.com)

Dear Pennies & Pens, Unless you’ve been under like 50-11 million rocks, you know that Jay Z and Beyonce` are currently on the road for the ON THE RUN tour. I was blessed with the opportunity to see the show here in Houston and it was PHENOMENAL, EPIC, FABULOUS, GANGSTA, and overall it was just […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation: A Salute To Little Mix

Little Mix DNA Album (Image from Google)

Dear Pennies & Pens, Want to create the best girl group since Destiny’s Child and the new school version of the Spice Girls? If the answer is yes, here’s the recipe: add a dash of Perrie, Leigh-Anne, Jesy, and Jade. Now voila, you’ve got Little Mix! Little Mix is a girl band from the UK […]

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