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Happy Birthday Aaliyah

If you know anything about me, you likely know that I’ve had an obsession with Aaliyah from Day 1. She was known as “The one who started it all”, “Baby Girl”, “Liyah” and I was officially obsessed. I can’t tell you how I would have jumped to be on an episode of MTV’s Fanatic for her!  I was at a concert that Tank was at and they had Aaliyah posters hanging up (Blackground) and I had to of course tear one down.  CRAZY FAN! I could always listen to her because she has a song for every emotion and feeling. If I’m in love/like, I go to Aaliyah (Street Thing,...

“Do You Love Him” – The Countess Vaughn Tragedy

2016 has been a hell of a year.  I mean…just musically…we’ve gotten some Amazing albums.  Frank Ocean has even put out something that isn’t blank.  Do you HEAR ME…Frank Ocean sung on tracks belonging to himself and let us hear them too…in this the year 2016 of our Lord. However, there had to be things to counter the greatness.  First Mama Dee released a song and video and you know I thought that would be the worst thing I heard and saw, musically, this year.  I was proven wrong. Countess Vaughn formerly of Moesha and The Parkers fame…released a song and video.  You’re thinking…wait…Countess can blow…like SHE HAS THE RANGE....

Lemonade Lyrics that make me want to stay SINGLE

There have been countless think pieces on Lemonade in the last 3 weeks.  I swear this is why folks have Beyonce classes in college because I swear yall be STUDYING BEYONCE.  Hell…I be studying Beyonce (and a few other artists) and y’all know I hate studying.  But when folks give you a damn good piece of material to study…you study that ish!  And the Lemonade Lyrics really had me like…that’s that good material. Anyway…I’ve been doing a lot of talking and thinking about relationships lately and at this point…I feel like Birdman Beyonce certainly did not help with some of the lyrics on Lemonade.  Sometimes I be so caught up...

Mr. Wes: What Is Love EP – New Release

Hey yall!  How yall doing? So…today I wanted to share something with you: Mr. Wes’s EP is finally dropping TOMORROW!    You may remember that I reviewed his single last year.  If you missed that, you can check it out here. After releasing three successful singles, the album is HERE Yall! Mr. Wes is originally from New Orleans and currently lives in the DC area.  And he has a WHOLE CAREER as an attorney.  You know how I feel about degreed musicians.  Like…take my money and throw it at Sallie Mae and ‘nem!!  They always get my coins! There will be a single, “Falling Out of Love” released today.  If you...

Beyonce – Formation : Black, Proud, Southern, and EXTRA LOUD

Beyonce did a lot of things with this video for FORMATION!  Beyonce did a lot with this song FORMATION! IT MAY BE THE UNIVERSALLY GREATEST THING (other than Blue Ivy) THAT SHE’S EVER CREATED! I’m so proud and I’m so here for everything that is going on in this video!! I just…I could SCREAM!!!!!!! FORMATION IS UNAPOLOGETICALLY BLACK…                     PRO BLACK… SOUTHERN… RATCHET… AND RAW!    When you add that together it is a MUSICAL MIREPOIX for this generation. Just a few things that I noticed.  She’s raw and real about her make up.  She’s negro and creole and Texas to...

Ratchet Revival Vol. 2

Lately, have you not felt like the same urge to knuck if you buck… have you been unmoved by the words “cash money taking over for the 99 and the 2000” Is your side chick now your main chick cause you main chick aint feeling you no mo? If this is you…you need a Ratchet Revival…VOL 2 of course (Vol 1 Found here) Choices – This is the song that you play when you realize that you’re a ratchet but you want to live the best ratchet life possible.  You got choices…make the best ones- For Everybody -When these hoes aint loyal isn’t clear enough but you still can’t let...

Songs You Shouldn’t Play at Your Wedding

Being the musically motivated person I am…I notice a lot of things.  I’m the person who listens to lyrics and figures out how songs don’t make sense. Like…If the last single he put out…didn’t even make it out…how was it the last single he put out.  These are the questions that need answers. I’m someone who listens to lyrics and songs multiple times before making a final decision on most songs because I like to hear what the artist hears after hearing it a million times and understand the lyrics.  Doing this…I can easily put a lot of songs into categories. HOWEVER…I noticed that sometimes…folks don’t listen to lyrics.  All slow...

Summer Playlist

Well…dang shawty…you just not gon’ post about the great songs of the months of June or July…you just gon’ be OFF YO JOB?  You aint even posted a Jesus Juke Joint post or NOTHING.  Why? This the stuff I say to myself when I shame myself into blogging.  It finally worked. So here are the songs that I’ve been swerving down the highway, twerking something on Tuesday, and cabbage patching to like it’s back in style.  I gotta give yall DOUBLE..SO… Buckle in, get comfortable, this is going to be a long and poppin ride!! Enjoy YOSELF! Bitch Better Have My Money -Enough said- My Way – REMIX (just the...