I breath, eat, sleep and sh*t music (I know that last part wasn’t really “lady like” for me to say.. oh well). Certain types of music puts me in a certain frame of mind; and I find the older I get that more eclectic I become.
Wale’s album, beginning to end, takes me to the land of motivation. Some people may consider some of his lyrics as ignorant or offensive, but the clear cut reason behind that is the limited level of comprehension of the words; a common mistake made by many. I call these people “beat listeners” .
But back to Wale’s album being my motivation music. I hear pure poetry in his words, and yes I understand that music is poetry, but it’s something about Wale’s deliverance, it’s flawless. F*ck what ya heard or feel, it’s my opinion.
“F*ck FAME, F*ck MONEY, F*ck EVERYTHING ANYONE can take from me. It ain’t hard to make MONEY. We young N*ggas, we just tryna be LEGENDARY.” – Wale – Legendary
Awwww, where is my old Lil Kim, I miss her!
Every morning like clockwork, it is a must that I play “Can’t Fuck With Queen Bee” , one of my favorite Lil Kim songs. I kind of think it as one of my theme songs *shrugs shoulders*.
“Like a bottle of fine wine, I just get better with time”.
As I was doing my regular visit to Miss Jia’s entertainment blog (the best entertainment blog in my opinion), I came across Chris Brown’s new video “No Bullshit”, and all I can say is “well damn”.
Never in a million years have I looked at Chris Brown as “fine” or “sexy”. In my mind he was the little boy that my nieces loved, and my nephews tried to dance like. But sh*t, my perception of him has totally changed, I’m damn near ready to fight these lil groupies for a piece of that Chris Brown pie (mmm mm mmm).
I’m looking forward to seeing Chris Brown making a big comeback. Yeah, he made a f*cked up decision by putting his hands on Rhi Rhi, but what he did has nothing to do with his talent. It’s already bad enough that the entertainment industry lacks talented people, so to try to eliminate someone that has undeniable talent would be a big mistake.
Sh*t, leave Chris Brown alone and let him do what he does best.
[I have watched this about 7 times. I really love the song and video, it’s HOT! If someone said to me “don’t you be on that bullshit”…they can automatically get the panties from me..hands down. I’m joking, but at the same time I’m being serious, It’s been a long time. *shrugs shoulders*…don’t judge me]
Anyone that knows me, knows how much I la la la love to dance. Yes, I’m the girl that dances in front of the mirror, and gives the chair a lap dance (don’t judge me). In my opinion it is a great stress reliever, and a sh*t load of fun.
When and if I ever get in to a relationship, I plan on being my mans private dancer (once again, don’t judge me). Their would be no reason for him to go to the strip club because he would have his own personal stripper at home (I’m just saying).
A new dance craze that I just can’t understand or get with is this “sign language/mime” dancing (at least that’s what I call it).
Seeing people dancing to a song and literally doing a move to what the person is singing, or making a move to every beat, is so irritating to look at.
When did dancing become so literal? Whatever happened to “JUST DANCING”?
Watch the video below, and you will see what I mean by this “sign language/mime” dancing…ugh (this guy is so not cool. F- for effort).
Okay, so now you see what I mean by the “sign language/mime” dancing. Now take a look at what “REAL DANCING” used to be.
Now that’s what I call DANCING boo, I don’t know what that other sh*t was!!!!!!!
Can we talk for a minute about the power of Google?
A couple of months ago I was listening to the radio, and at the moment they were doing the traffic report. The music in the background quickly got my attention which made me lose interest about all of the traffic I would run in to on 80. As the instrumental version of this song played, I made mental note to look up what song that was.
So I get home, run to my computer, log on, go to Google, and BOOM….I’m stuck, because I have no clue of how to look for this song. I sat there for a minute just staring at the screen, and finally the light bulb went off in my head; I decided to do the Google search under “hip hop songs with loud horns”. Yeah I know it sounds part retarded to look for the song under that, but guess what..it worked!! HAHA! Uh yes yes y’all, your girl found the song she was looking for with the help of Google.
When I learned the song was by one of my all time favorite groups, Outkast, I was disappointed in myself, I should have already known this information. Anywho, the name of the song is “SpottieOttieDopalicious”, and in true Outkast fashion, it’s different from anything you ever heard. I don’t know what it is, but I have always attracted to songs with loud, distinctive, horns featured in the beat (example:HERE), and the horns on this beat are crazy! With me having the old soul I have, it’s only natural for me to like this song; it’s so retro.
Google will always be the search engine I swear by; Yahoo, MSN, and AOL search engines super suck!!! BOOOOOO!
Two points I need to make before I go any further. 1.) Erykah Badu is the shit! She undeniably is one of my all time favorite artist, hands down. 2.) UMMMM, Erykah is thick as hell. I know with me saying this, I either sound like a man or I’m someone who likes women, but I’m neither of the two. I can comment on her body and still be a 100% straight woman, and not have to say “NO HOMO”. Shit, I’m very comfortable with my sexuality.
If you watch the “Window Seat” video (below), you will see what I am talking about. It shocked the hell out of me to see she was so stacked. She never wore anything revealing to show her shape, so I guess their was no real way of knowing that she was so damn thick.
I love the video and the concept behind it. It’s time for everyone to step in to the “EVOLVING” state of mind. Free yourself from what the world says “WHAT IS”.
This song is definitely going to be on my wedding playlist when I get married, and with my dating track record, that won’t be anytime soon..LOL! Some may say I’m “Ghetto” or “Hood” for wanting Keith Murrays Most Beautifullest Thing In The World as one of my songs, but so what, I love the song. Of course this will not be played at the actual wedding, but it will be played at the reception, IF the wedding bells ever ring for me *rolls eyes*.
Happy Sunday People!
I felt compelled to post this song for all my true hip hop heads, and my real 80’s babies (early 80’s).
Eric B. & Rakim, I Ain’t No Joke.
Okay I have to get back to packing; going to mom’s house for the week.
HEYYYY!! *DOING MY INFAMOUS TRADEMARK DANCE*. Billy Blue made himself a brand new fan, ME! As we all know, I love all types of music, except for that head banger stuff, I can’t get with that (no ma’am no sir).
I have my moments when I want to hear something inspirational, and I have my moments when I want to hear something that is borderline ignorant (don’t judge). Subjecting myself to one type of music is what I will not do. With me, it’s either I like it or I don’t, and I do like this Fresh From Head To Toe by Billy Blue.
[*UPDATE 3/25/09 @ 9:50 a.m* I finally had the chance to sit down, and truly listen to Monica’s new album “Still Standing”. I can honestly say I love it. Even though they’re a couple of songs that sound like her previous albums, but that’s okay, still a great album. GO MONICA!!!]
Yesterday I had a small Skype chat with my friend/Onestophiphopshop.com boss, and we got on the subject of Monica. Yeah we touched on her recent break up with her fiance Rocko, but we also talked about how Monica is stuck in a “box”, as in the “music industry box”.
Now, don’t go thinking I’m about to “Monica Bash” in this blog entry, because I love me some Monica; huge fan and supporter. But I fear that Monica is only doing songs that the music industry knows will be sure “hits”. And of course this is natural for them to do, they wouldn’t ask her to sing songs that they know would flop. What I am basically saying is that they seem to pitch songs to her that all sound the same. Don’t get me wrong, I love all of her music, I just want to see her do something different, take a risk. My friend made a very good point, “It’s hard as a veteran artists trying to stay in the game, ’cause once people lock into a sound, they wanna keep you with that, and people look for that. But also it’s hard to stay creative and still sound like you”. I 100% agree with this statement, the music industry wants to stick with what works; if it’s not broke then don’t fix it right? I guess in a sense it’s right, but wouldn’t you like to see what else may work, kinda step out of the box? Well this is just my opinion, take it or leave it *shrugs shoulders*.
Anywho, I think everyone should take a second to listen to the new Monica album, “Still Standing”. I already found my favorite song, “Here I am”, mainly because this is not your “normal” Monica song. She’s basically giving you “don’t know how to take care of home” men a heads up, and letting you know that if don’t pay attention to your woman, another man will, can I get a AMEN? ;0)
P.S- I don’t have a verdict on the album yet, give me a couple of days and will know. Currently I’m on the fence about it. But nevertheless I’m still part of Team Monica no matter what. She could put out the worst song in the world and I still would cheer for her!!