Are you wondering what the heck is a Y’Keal and Deborrie? They are my middle names and phonetically perfect for my music review tagline.  I’m also known by Ishna Hagan. From 9 to 5, I create marketing-driven website copy and eCommerce stores for North American businesses. I am also a published author, most notably for my article, “Gulf Residents Protest, Brace Themselves for Effects of Oil Spill,” and for my WUSA9 online news reports. I’ve similarly written stories for my alma mater, Howard University, (#youknow), and the National Newspaper Publishers Association. All this is to say, writing – I have it down pat.

Critiquing music, on the other hand, is a newer endeavor that’s aligning me with my calling. Every time I take in a song, it relaxes my soul. Refreshing. therapeutic. calming.  It’s a passion, I say.  One that I do not have to explain because you’ll see the work. It’s a style of art that satisfies my mind. Fun. freeing. fantastical. Evaluating songs, interpreting verses, and breaking down lines is for me. However, I want to share it with you. 🙂 I welcome you into my world and thank you for reading my blog. Let’s chat about all things music, and feel free to share your thoughts on my critiques or send a song for review. Dart over to my contact page to start the conversation.