Jul 27, 2010

2Day In Music...

Ladies and gents, Ms. Lauryn Hill is slowly but surely making her way back into the music world and I could not be more happier. Here's a recent track she dropped. Download and listen.

I'm not saying it's the best Lauryn track that I've ever heard but Lord knows it's better than most of the stuff we're subjected to these days!

And also, she performed over the weekend. Check it!


Jul 24, 2010

2Day In Music... Lupe!

Hey friends! Soooo I am officially back in my city, Chicago and it has already been just wonderful! This means no more speaking from the suburbs. Yay! I'll actually probably post even more these days because I will be surrounded by greatness, music and otherwise. I went to a Cool Kids and Theophilous concert last night and it set my soul ablaze. I'm really going to have to try extremely hard to stay on track with my initial career goals now that I'm living here full time. Going to concerts always ignites this desire to do music all day, everyday. I always leave wanting to go straight to a studio, stay up all night and make a whole album. Sigh. Pray for me. It's going to be a looooong and WONDERFUL 2 years. But anyway to the point.

Lupe just dropped this frestyle about 15 minutes ago. Check it.

Jul 23, 2010

Just Get To Know: Little Dragon

What to say? What to say? What to say? Perfection.

Check this live version of their song "Twice" and feel the haunts of all the world's favorite soul singers.

Little Dragon.

And also..

:::::staring at my screen in awe:::::

Jul 22, 2010

Article Dopeness: A Break in HIV Prevention

I had to post this article that I found on Essence.com. Please read how medical research has advanced as it relates to HIV prevention. This is epic!!


Jul 21, 2010

Song of the Moment: Hometown

This is when social network sites become awesome. Yesterday, in the car I heard this song that sampled Adele's "Hometown" and I searched and searched....and searched and couldn't find it! But then I had the bright idea to put that I was in search of it in my facebook status and somebody delivered. Yes! This is by far the best rap sample of this song. Check it!

And you know I'm playing this on repeat!


Just To Get To Know: Chantae Cann

The first time I heard Chantae Cann was completely by accident. I was perusing youtube getting my fix of India Arie, live, when I came across a video of her backup singers doing their thing. Chantae Cann sang and I stopped everything and just sat their, mouth open and let her voice fill me with warmth and love. You hear Chantae Cann and you hear God. No lie.

This is the first video I ever heard of Chantae singing...woooow...

I"m still listening to this regularly, like it's a mastered track...lol.

Here is a video mashup of her doing a couple different songs.

And Lord, Please hear India's other backup singer, Ametria Dock! This gurl is bonkers too! Just wooooow!

Also, Happy Birthday Chantae!

Song of the Moment: Mouthful of Diamonds

I guess what really draws me to this particular song is the vibe, the feeling. I love the way her voice cascades over the music. This is pondering music. You just let it play and you melt...

Live! ahhh.....

Jul 19, 2010

Article Dopeness: Avoiding Spending

Let's be honest here dear friends, I am a shopaholic. There, I said it. Okay, well maybe "shopaholic" is a little too strong of a word but boy do I tend to have some interesting spending habits. I LOVE new things. I believe (for some strange reason) that I deserve new things. Yes, I said deserve. For sake of argument (and to deflect personal blame) I'll just blame my parents. Or more specifically, my father. It's totally his fault. He spoiled/spoils me. Okay, happy to get that off of my chest. haha. No, but really, avoiding the temptation of spending is haaaaaard. I know. But so necessary. Today, I came across a great article that tries to help those of us struggling with this issue slowly get on the road to recovery. :) Read the article friends! Save yourself!

Song of the Moment

You ever just want to chill and let soft music cascade over your senses? Sure you do. Good. Here's a song to do that for you. Now relax and do something chiiiiiiiiiill for 9 minutes and twenty-seven seconds.

Ahhhhhh... Laterz.

Jul 16, 2010

2day In Music...

The love of my life, J. Cole, dropped a track today. I just love J. Cole. It's something about his flow that says honest and truth that gets me every time.Click the link- take a listen and download!


The PFC & Summa Summatime

I'm still keeping it fashionable ladies and gents! And it's the summatime in the Chi so I gotta keep it 100% fresh to death and fly all night!

And in the words of my sis: fly is forever!


Jul 15, 2010

Song of the Moment: Late

I love Kanye. That should come as no surprise. What popped in my head today? His bonus track off of Late Registration... "Late".

Check it below.

Jul 8, 2010

Just Get To Know: Dondria

I "met" Dondria about 2 or 3 years ago... she was on youtube sangin' her behind off! This girl was and still is the truth! She has a familiar story- she started uploading videos of her singing on youtube and was subsequently signed by So So Def and Jermaine Dupri. Her debut album is dropping in August and I am extremely excited for her. Check Dondria's album sampler and her and others talking about her album below. Love you gurl!

Dondria vs Phatfffat preview from Jermaine Dupri on Vimeo.


2 Day In Music..

I know, I know..... I will not even apologize for my absence because there really is not a legitimate excuse.. Except, 1.)I just got a new, wonderful job. 2.) I've been traveling a lot lately (Going to Vegas today as well!) and 3.) I've been a lazy bones.
Lo Siento. You can thank my lil sis for getting back in the game!

1. So, remember how I'm not the biggest fan of Rihanna's voice? Well, I dig her on the new Eminem song! It's hott!

That's all folks! Thanks for stopping by!
2. J. Cole. The love of my life! I am SUCH a fan of him AND this video. :::swoon:::

btw, J.Cole > Drake.

3. Talib Kweli brings us "The Ballad of the Black Gold" which is a commentary on the corrupt nature of the acquisition of oil. Love this!

4. And up last we have Janelle Monae with her "Tightrope Remix" ft. B.O.B. and Lupe Fiasco. I am crazy about Janelle if you have not noticed!!! This girl is the truth!