Tag Archives: Music

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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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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