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 I’ve taken on that is aligning me with who I am meant to be. It relaxes me and harmonizes with my soul. Refreshing, Therapeutic, and Calming.  It’s a passion.  One that I do not have to explain because you’ll see my devotion to it. It’s fun. freeing and foreordained. This is for me, but I offer to share it with you. :). Welcome to my world, and thank you for reading my site. 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.