Music was important growing up in a Caribbean American household in Jamaica, Queens in the 90s and living through the Biggie vs Tupac era. My taste of tunes ranges from hip-hop to reggae. The title of this site is actually dedicated to one of my favorite songs- “Around the Way Girl” by LL Cool J.
I considered myself sophist-ratchet before Angela Rye made that a thing. (Shout out to Angela’s podcast if you haven’t heard it.) Here is a playlist that I created in tidal that is a musical diary of my upbringing in New York.