"Dear Mamma," A Song Review

Tupac Shakur will forever remain an iconic figure in 90’s rap history. Though I’m not a fan of the antics and gangsta-rap culture that came with his persona, he undoubtedly displayed the ability to tell amazing stories with visual and honest lyrics. In today’s blog, I want to talk about one of my favorite songs Dear Mamma. It’s a timeless love song that sends me chills with every listen. A true example of coming to age, this song is a young man’s reflection on his life as he better understands himself and the events of the past. The first thing I usually notice when listening is the smooth musical arrangement. Originally produced by Tony Pizarro, the songs’ piano and slow placed beat telepor

Zest in the West

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend a food lover’s dream. For the uninitiated, Zest in the West is a world class culinary event that features the best wine in food from West Houston and beyond. I didn’t know what to expect. Would my tongue comprehend the flavors I would experience? Luckily, All of my fears melted way with the first slip of a well-aged red wine. While on this food and wine adventure, I was accompanied by my new friends Louie and Karissa. Primed with my food companions, we were ready to set sail. We had 17 restaurants, eight master chefs and only three bellies to work with. We had to be strategic. We couldn’t just run around like crazed animals attacking everyon

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