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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!