Category Archives: Music

Music Monday: Black History Month

February 19, 2018

Filed Under : Music

Although we are more than halfway through February, we only have nine more days to appreciate Black History Month. As an American, many of us have been conditioned to acknowledge African American History for only twenty-eight days out of the year. Fortunately, I grew up in a household where the historical contributions African Americans were appreciated and celebrated every day. Ha, and I’m not joking! My Mother did not play. That being said, I decided to create a playlist to keep the momentum going. Please note, the musical selection ranges from the early 1960s to the early 2000s, all empowering tunes. So, when you get a chance, check out the playlist below:

  1. “Glory,” Common, John Legend
  2. “Life Every Voice and Sing,” The Wardlaw Brothers
  3. “Lean on Me,” Bill Withers
  4. “Say It Loud,” James Brown
  5. “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell
  6. “Respect,” Aretha Franklin
  7. “Move On Up,” Curtis Mayfield
  8. “Ooh Child,” The Five Stairsteps
  9. “What’s Going On,” Marvin Gaye
  10. “Fight the Power,” Public Enemy
  11. “U.N.I.T.Y.,” Queen Latifah
  12. “I Can,” Nas
  13. “Brown Skin,” India.Arie
  14. “Brotha,” Angie Stone

Much respect,

-Bryce Lennon

Music Monday: Philadelphia Eagles

February 5, 2018

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The Philadelphia Eagles soared to victory with their first ever Super Bowl championship, and I couldn’t get enough of it! Since the City of Brotherly love is like my second home, I was completely glued to my television screen. To be honest, I haven’t kept up with NFL statistics in years, but that still doesn’t take away from my excitement for the win. That being said, I put together this little playlist in honor of this special occasion. I even through in a track from one of my personal favorites, Justin Timberlake, since he was the headliner during the half time show. So, when you get a chance, check out a few songs from the playlist below:

  1. “Gonna Fly Now,” Bill Conti
  2. “Streets of Philadelphia,” Bruce Springsteen
  3. “What We Do,” Freeway
  4. “Flipside,” Freeway
  5. “Dreams and Nightmares,” Meek Mill
  6. “We Are the Champions,” Queen
  7. “Champions,” Kanye West
  8. “Filthy,” Justin Timberlake
  9. “All Star,” Smash Mouth


-Bryce Lennon

Music Monday: The 2018 Grammys

January 29, 2018

Filed Under : Music

On Sunday, January 29th, the 60th annual Grammys award show aired on CBS. It was a night to remember, as we saw performances from P!nk, Childish Gambino, DJ Khalad and Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar, U2, Sam Smith, Kesha, and SZA. Hip-hop and R&b artists including Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, Childish Gambino, and Bruno Mars made headlines, as they walked away with many awards. When you get a chance, check out a few songs from the winners below:

  1. “That’s What I Like,” Bruno Mars
  2. “Alessia Cara,” Here
  3. “Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran
  4. “Redbone,” Childish Gambino
  5. “Starboy,” The Weekend
  6. “Loyalty,” Kendrick Lamar
  7. “Feel It Still,” Portugal
  8. “Tonite,” LCD Soundsystem
  9. “Sleep Well Beast,” The National

Until next year,

-Bryce Lennon

Music Monday: Draking and Driving

January 15, 2018

Filed Under : Music

If you are having a bad day, when in doubt, listen to Drake! So, my life has been in shambles for quite some time. Not literally, you know I’m a little dramatic, but things could go a lot smoother. When things are not going my way, I always find a song or two by Drake to sort through my feelings. That being said, feel free to check out the playlist below:

  1. “Houstatlantavegas”
  2. “Fear”
  3. “Cece’s Interlude”
  4. “The Resistance”
  5. “The Ride”
  6. “Look What You’ve Done”
  7. “The Real Her”
  8. “Doing It Wrong”
  9. “Marvins Room”
  10. “Connect”
  11. “From Time”
  12. Furthest Thing”

Have a better week,

-Bryce Lennon