A Complex Yet Authentic Truth

Jazmine Sullivan’s Heaux Tales

by Isaiah Shaw

Jazmine Sullivan
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Despite the instability of the world, artists continue to create — expressing their experiences and declaring the meaning of life in unique ways. Grammy-nominated R&B singer-songwriter Jazmine Sullivan released a versatile album on January 8 2021. Heaux Tales follows the untold stories of empowerment among Black women while laying waste to the patriarchal definitions of female sexuality.1   

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More Than Another Song About Tokyo

Rina Sawayama: SAWAYAMA Album Review | Pitchfork

What does it mean to be out of place? Where do you call home when you’ve been traveling your whole life? Who are you if you’re always trying to be something else? These questions have no obvious answer but Japan-born and UK-raised Rina Sawayama does her best to do so in her debut 13 track album SAWAYAMA, released in April of 2020.

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