Life of a music x pop culture journalist + other deliciousness
About Sowmya K.
I wear red lipstick and interview your favorite artists. The adventures of a snarky girl music writer living in New York City. Music journalist x pop culture critic x digital girl. Read me/watch me on TV: MTV, NY Magazine, Rolling Stone, Billboard, NPR, Village Voice, Vibe, CNN, E!, Ask Men, XXL, etc. Drop a line: Sowmya@TheSowmyaLife.com
“The greatest rapper of all time died on March 9th…” Today marks the 17th anniversary of the tragic death of my favorite rapper of all time, The Notorious B.I.G. Here’s one of the first write-ups about Biggie from the March 1992 issue of The Source. Amazing. We miss you, BIG.
One of the highlights of last night’s Oscars was Pharrell (+ his Arby’s hat) performing “Happy.” The feel-good number from Despicable Me 2 is my go-to song when I’m feeling emo. How can you NOT feel happy listening to this? Even Meryl Streep couldn’t help shaking it. I see you, Meryl.
First Pharrell announces that he’s dropping an album out of nowhere and now, you can stream G I R L in full. G I R L features Daft Punk, Alicia Keys and more. Listen here on iTunes Radio. I hate iTunes Radio’s wonky interface but I’m dealing with it for Skateboard P.