Here at Made In The District, we are proud to present Thank You For Not Snitching as our spotlight blog for this week’s Contributor Corner.
In an effort for you to get a glimpse of who Thank You For Not Snitching is, I’ve compiled a list of my top 5 favorite posts from their blog, in no particular order.
I am constantly trying to get my hands on new music by singers that can actually sing. Like the author in this post explains, lately in the music world, a lot of focus has been put on Hip Hop. It’s entirely refreshing when you hear a voice like Khattar’s that takes you away from the auto tuned scene for a while. Not only is her voice stunning, but you can feel her passion behind her songs. If you’re in the mood to try something new and fresh, check out the playlist the author put together. You won’t regret it.
Although this post was written a while ago, I still think it’s so powerful and relevant. In this post, the author gives a firsthand account of their time spent at the Million Man March. For those who don’t know, the Million Man March was a gathering that took place in 1995 to unite against the economic and social ills plaguing the African American community. In today’s day and age where conflict is still so prevalent, it was really powerful to read about what took place during the March. If you’re looking for a moving article, this is definitely the one.
I hate to admit it, like it genuinely pains me to admit it, but Justin Bieber has been on quite a successful streak lately. Somehow managing to come out of his angsty teenager phase, Bieber has been on the radio nonstop with his new songs. I find myself horrifyingly singing along because, dare I say it, I actually like his music now. The author of this post however, is a Bieber fanatic. I found myself laughing the whole time I was reading it because they are a genuine Belieber. If you too find yourself conflicted with liking Bieber the way I do, check out this article. It’ll give you a good laugh.
I find it interesting to see the path artists have taken to get to where they are now. To me, it seems like new artists pop up every day out of nowhere without any effort. Auto tune seems to do wonders for those who don’t necessarily deserve it. It was nice to read about an artist taking to the grassroots method to try and promote himself. Hard work pays off, I believe, and an authentic work ethic makes success that much sweeter.
In what feels almost like a diary entry, we get a snippet of the author, Barl’s, life is like. It’s not anything too crazy either, it’s an incredibly intimate account of where he is at in his life at the moment, what’s going on, and his new vice that helps him with his art. I would highly recommend any of the Weekly Snitch List posts. This blog has such a variety of posts, and ones like this really highlight that.