No matter how hard the root of all evil tries when one is of a higher Archy and deemed royalty by whom is the keeper of all that is good and real no power shall take over nor hold down. When a voice so golden, pure and full of range is donned by the blessing of the past, mutes can only pray, but the break down of their ignorance will sway because operatic forces sway. When a God is inserted into a Queendom that continues to believe and fight an Epic explosion will give to the Noir of the plight. Although I have not had the pleasure, I have had the vision and hope that one great new musical power would be unbounded and set free for all to recognize and see. Not for the politics that blows but for talent that glows♪ I have said time and time again my dreams for my blog was to highlight what is being kept under dim light, with that being said ♫ ♫ (more…)
I read an article written by an ex NBA player and father of two talking about R Kelly’s new album cover “Black Panties.” In the article titled More Fans Should Be Outraged by R. Kelly’s New Album , (please click to read the article from here we are going to paraphrase, break it down and induce thought bloghouse style) the authors opinion was that he finds and you should find Kells ratchet depiction is not art especially given his track record and if you pay close attention to the lyrics of his songs they back up what the author feels meaning Kelly’s distorted degradation of women. His theory is because of a multitude of reasons the set album cover is way out of line and offensive and initially upon reading agreed with it whole heatedly. I was ready to lead the march on the removal and tar/feathering of the album cover, I wanted to know what kind of sista would allow a man accused of ♫ I don’t see nothing wrong with a little girl that’s nine ♫ to take a bass bow to her ass. (more…)
If you go to an art museum the idea is to look at a painting or sculpture and ascertain what message or emotion an artist was trying to express, and all artist do this, it’s what makes them great especially if you the connoisseur gets it. It’s that special gift that makes one purchase, appreciate and share their find with others or what makes for great conversation. It’s that it makes something be talked about for decades to come to be passed down from generation to generation. Then there is that piece of art that is used to light up a room for a time, it may or may not be around for years to come not as much soul, time and effort was put into it and it may or may not be a topic of conversation but a compliment to a room in your domicile that others will look at and say “that’s hot, were can I get that”? Over time it may fade and then you go out and get another piece based on the presentation but not necessarily the content. Does that mean it is any less great? Does that mean it is any less worthy? No, it’s just is what it is, a picture.
I heard an interview with Musiq Soul Child the other day and it prompted me to listen to other interviews and press clippings, Tweets etc etc (more…)
In the interest of provoking cerebral stimulation, although this is about music, todays blog is about interpretation. I say this because today I heard a conversation about Bishop T.D. Jakes seeking compensation for one of his sermons being sampled Jeezy in a song he made called “Holly Ghost” remix. Let me start off by saying that I like Hip Hop but I would be lying if I said that agreed with some of the content of their music. I also know that some of these young people are not of the content they spit. I also respect the power of influence music in general has on the body of those meaning the listeners of it. I also feel that pastors have the right to earn, drive, slumber and eat in anyway the church family financially supports as well as God has blessed them to do so. Both artists and pastors mission at the end of the day is to invoke us the listener. Now this is where I’m going to ruffle feathers, well if you think about it both the artist and pastors have similarities, both are blessed with producing a message that is captivating enough to hold our minds and induce a way of thinking, internalizing and living. Both have had a message put on them to put out to you the listener, to feed your soul and when your fed well you tend to go back to where you had that fulfillment. All parties are educated to their craft, and if asked both would probably say this is my first love. Now with all that being said here is how I see it.
How many ways do I love you. How do I love you, let me count the ways. A penny for your thought a nickel for a kiss a dime if you tell me that you love me. Old School “you have got to come to me cause I been chasing you, showing how much I care” or New School “OHHHH BaBBY, you and I together for always”…Ladies respond ♫I’m giving up this life for you♫ OMG I love Avant…wooops side track, back spin okay back on track now…well there are millions of songs to express how much you love them but what about when you want to unlove them? (more…)
I have a serious hair growing across my butt today, for many reasons, but for the sake of this article I will stick to the Do-Grow of this particular hair. I can’t figure out in music why with all the talent out there we can’t spread the status a little better, I said status because I won’t even get into the business end. As it pertains to R&B and NEO Soul that exposure, status thing is such a hard nut to crack, case in point there are some artist that can record Mary Had A Lil Lamb while banging on a trash can for a drum and because of their status we get inundated with their “stuff” I’ll just say. OK people, see we miss out on the quoate, unquoate too fat for famers because some say “oh the people don’t want to look at them their too big” or hey lets not forget the for whoever the judgers are the might not be fly enough for famers. Listen the only reason we know what auto-tune’s about is because so many young artists use it (can’t sing great but look good). What happened to the day when you had to just stand flat-footed and sing, hell I think I would rather see a generic CD cover of the sun, moon or rain (if the thought is they are not appealing,) if I’m listening to an artist who’s melodies would make my soul shake then to listen to this fly guy/gurl, that makes me want to hit skip then endure it ♫ :( ♫. That’s one hair. Then you have the artists that just sing for the sake of this article we will call them “The Momma I Want To Singers”. They can blow but that’s about it, if no one ever writes them a hit they are stuck on sit. “The Momma I Want To Singers” usually are one hit wonders because they are sooo one-dimensional and because of this they find themselves in hock trying to come up and end up in worse shape then they were when they got started working on their passion. Which brings me to the full package artists, (more…)