Tag Archives: Music

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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Press Pen: Flavor’s Night Out, The InkSpot, Jewels by Cacha`, and The Network

The InkSpot

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya girl LoudPen here to share some major news! This Spring, my business partner Cacha` and I are going to be some busy little bees. In fact, we’re already pretty busy and overwhelmed. Let me start from the beginning, back in November of 2010, Cacha` and I met and decided […]

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Press Pen: HoustonPress Artopia

Art from HoustonPress' Artopia -- Artist Unknown (Image by LoudPen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, This past weekend, I attended HoustonPress’ Artopia. Some of you may remember that I also covered this event last year. If not, check out the post here: Press Pen: HoustonPress Artopia 2014. As it states on the website, “Artopia is an evening of culture, fashion, art, music and food. Entertainment includes live music, […]

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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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