Were you able to fully pronounce my tagline? Y’Keal and Deborrie are my middle names, but I am more commonly known as 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, and the National Newspaper Publishers Association. All this is to say, writing is my thing.

Critiquing music, however, is my joy. It’s the passion I don’t have to explain because you’ll see the grind. It’s the one form of work that feels like fun and worth my time. It’s a style of art that satisfies my cerebral mind. Evaluating songs, interpreting music, and breaking it down – I love it. This is for me. Thank you for reading my blog. Let’s chat it up, and feel free to share your thoughts about my critiques or send a song for review. You can send a message via my contact page.