Happy Tuesday Folx! Y’all know what it is.. we have a new episode!! We have a VERY special guest this week. @ronnie_aka_bespeak stopped by the studio and schooled us on how to be a creator in pdx, discussing his music and incredible ability to lift up his community. Take notes y’all! He is a certified crooner and overall GENIUS!! Make sure to check out his new album A.K.A. Bespeak on Apple Music and if you haven’t yet, get tix to his upcoming show at the Mission Theater on March 9th! Stay tuned til the very end to hear new music from Ronnie! We love you and thank you all for always reminding us that #ittakesavillage !
VVP is back and with a VERY SPECIAL guest that will have you seeing ~st*rs~ @chantidarling comes thru to the studio to discuss the pdx music scene and his own career path which led to the boptastic RNB, Vol 1. If you’re living under a rock and haven’t already, buy the album and tune in to catch them third degrees!!!! Big thank you to Chanti for gracing us! ♥️ #ittakesavillage
Vibers- tune in this week to hear Mary Jane and Andrè stop by the studio as K&B engage in ABSOLUTE FOOLERY!! This episode is all shade and all jokes, sprinkled with ~special guests~ @imiamour and background singer/contributor @rastaroo! Imia is sharing her insta secrets and experiences traveling the world while also delivering the intellects. Y'all make sure to tune in, cackle, and share! #ittakesavillage
IT HAPPENED Y'ALL! Tune in to hear the realest one alive, RASHAUNDA, on VillageVibesPodcast! We have been begging her to come on forever, so we did NOT take this opportunity for granted! She's on for the whole.damn.show and we're talking the danger of yt voices, how to grow amicably, and trying to figure out how in the hell she does it all. Don't miss this episode and remember the VVP slogan: #ittakesrashaunda OH and #ittakesavillage
Hey all! Tune in to this episode to hear the lovely Ruby White contribute her magical gems and to hear us discuss Beyonce & Sanaa, gentrification in Portland, and the recent *scandal* at Howard University. We know we're not as funny as the Twitter-verse with the Call Tyrone memes and shady draggage, but our contribution is important, damnit! We're excited to announce that we're actually being consistent with Village Thoughts this time and we waNT YOUR VOICE HEARD!!!! Check us out on Insta, Facebook, or Twitter and come thru to drop a line about your experience to our posed question for this week. Love y'all! It takes a village!
We have one question. WHERE. IS. THE. VOCAL. COACH!!!
The Bye and Bye has become my favorite place to frequent since the Big Move on my own again. As I get older I realize this moving often shit is for the birds. These aren't the old days of an aspiring dancer who would pick up and go on a whim, and pray for the best. Don't get me wrong, I will still travel anywhere, but there is something about having your roots planted and a place to call home at this age. Having a home base was always something I would beg my mom for. We moved constantly, and while it didn't seem like a big deal back then, I am seeing now in my 30's, just how affected I was (as with a number of other issues that have arisen quiet as it's kept) by the constant movement. I believe a home was the last thing she wanted to secure for us before she passed, and she did. I was proud of her in that moment (as with many others), even though weeks later she'd succumb to her illness, and I'd have to let the house go. She did everything for me that lady.
The last few weeks have probably been the hardest in a while, but honestly I don't regret having these hard moments because I needed to be reminded that I am resourceful. Reminded that my hustle game is real strong still. Reminded that I CAN DO THIS! The other piece I have been reminded about, is that people (Family, Friends, New Neighbors) really will help and genuinely want to help. That sometimes you just have to allow the blessings in and not be ashamed to accept them in whatever form they come in. I say that to say this! GIVE YOURSELF A CHANCE TO SHOW AND PROVE! Take the risk! You'll never know what you're capable of until you go for it! The shits never gonna be easy...never. But that's the point isn't it?
~Signed the only Black person in Bye and Bye
This week on VILLAGEVIBESPODCAST: we’re letting Jesus take the wheel while we cruise along in Kayla’s car and talk about ALLLL the deep things! Yes, this episode is heavy shit with Kayla reflecting on her youthful dreams and Brittain reflecting on the importance of love and connection with those you hold close to you. There’s our usual bickering and Kayla’s questionable driving choices, but overall *really, it’s same me, it’s old me, you know, SAME SHIT*. We hope you all enjoy this short episode and remember to respond to VillageThoughts via Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram! Again, we spoke about this in What We Learned, but it truly takes a village... make sure you’re a part of that village when those you love need it most. Encourage them, support them, hear them, love them.