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Books, Beats, & Beyond is for the curious...the insatiably curious. It’s for people who constantly question and challenge not only themselves to think outside their knowledge comfort zone, but they also challenge others to do the same.


What will you talk about?

Books, Beats, & Beyond focuses on alternative and marginalized history, progressive issues, provocative and thought-provoking music, and any other topics that stimulate curiosity. Together, we will interview authors, journalists, music artists, scholars, scientists, and many others that peak our interest.

Who are you?






I’m your host, Taj.


I'm just your average human...sort of.  I'm average in the fact that I'm a father, a husband and have a 9-to-5. I graduated from Howard University and got my MBA from Georgia State University. The “sort of” comes into play when it relates to my hobbies. I have an insatiable appetite for reading and listening to music. Most of my free time is spent reading about history, current events, or something that relates to music. I hardly watch TV because it rarely answers my questions and it barely presents music artists that convey my reality. So, I created Books, Beats, & Beyond, where people like you and me can build and create a like-minded community.  

I’m not here to teach you anything. I’m here to help facilitate the conversations. I’m here to learn with you. So together let’s create a tribe that embraces their “uncomfortable” and pursues their curiosity. What up? You down? “Coo”. Let’s do this.


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