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Pen’s Rhythm Nation: LM5 by Little Mix

LM5 by Little Mix

Dear Pennies & Pens, So you may not know this but I am the biggest fan of Little Mix – a girl group from the UK. I wrote about Little Mix forever ago here (link). Little Mix consists of Leigh Ann, Jade, Perrie, and Jesy. Each of these chicks is bad AF. I have no […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation: Caution by Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

Dear Pennies & Pens, So at this point, Mariah needs no introduction. Like if you dunno who Mariah is. Exit stage left. Mariah is an ICON little baby. There’s no denying her talent and influence on pop music. And last year, Mariah reminded us of why she’s one of the best to ever stand in […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation: Singular Act I by Sabrina Carpenter

Sabrina Carpenter

Dear Pennies & Pens, So when we weren’t looking, Disney created another soon to be pop icon aka Sabrina Carpenter. I first learned of Sabrina from Girl Meets World, the modern reboot of Boy Meets World. Sabrina plays the main character’s BFF. She’s a great actress and she’s sang on the show but I never […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation: The Best Hip-hop and R&B Albums for Fall

Solange on the cover of A Seat at the Table

Dear Pennies  & Pens, Now that Fall is upon us, I was thinking about music and what music fits this season best. Currently, my team and I are working on ISLP’s first hip-hop and R&B compilation album, LPZ. We believe that most of the music that’s out right now is kind of shitty so we […]

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Pen’s Flicks: The Best Holiday Films of the 2010s (So Far)

Sponsored Post Dear Pennies & Pens, I am so excited to be working with a guest contributor who submitted this article for the 7 Years of Ink issue. Y’all know holiday movies are my jam so I love this roundup of contemporary holiday films. Let me know what you think of the list in the […]

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le magazine noir: Kuul

Kuul (Image courtesy of Kuul)

Dear Pennies & Pens, A couple years of ago, one of our contributors Bran the Don featured a few of emerging independent artists. One of those artists was Kuul. I am so excited to say that Kuul has done a fantastic job of keeping in touch with us! Over the years, I’ve touched base with […]

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de la Pen…All Pen Everything Presents le magazine noir

Dear Pennies & Pens, le magazine noir aka “The Black Magazine” is the name of the Black History Month issue of de la Pen…All Pen Everything. When brainstorming names for our Black History Month issue, we wanted something that was unique, classy, and chic. We started searching the internet for inspiration and racking our brains […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation: The Vamps

The Vamps on their Meet The Vamps Album Cover

Dear Pennies & Pens, About a month ago, I discovered a new British Pop-Rock band called The Vamps. I stumbled across the video for their first single “Can We Dance” via YouTube and immediately fell in love with their music! They have such a cool sound, it’s the perfect blend of pop and rock. The […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation: Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland

Dear Pennies & Pens, I have always loved Kelly Rowland, her style, her music, it’s all just so flyy. I featured Kelly years ago in an old. Today, I wanted to talk about Kelly’s music. Since Destiny’s Child disbanded, Kelly has released 4 solo albums. Simply Deep (2002), Ms. Kelly (2007), Here I Am (2011), […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation: Mike Will Made It

Ransom by Mike Will Made It (Image found on Google)

Dear Pennies & Pens, For the past few months, I have been obsessed with Mike Will Made It’s Ransom mixtape. It is both ratchet and on fleek. Ransom features Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, Juicy J, and many more. As far as tracks, I bang with Stop, Start, Drinks On Us, and Paradise. These […]

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