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Tene Williams Featuring Howard Hewett My Akron Family Reunion!!

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wpid-wp-1414595310850.jpegBy BridgetEE

Let me say it up front my home town family will always get shown love in BridgetEE’s Blog House…Thats right!!!  Here in B’s House my Casa is my hometowns Casa ;) (more…)


Noir Queen “V” Is Epic

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wpid-wp-1413937105001.jpegBy BridgetEE

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…)


Is It Art Or Sexism Or Are We Just Sensitive

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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…)


Is Musiq Soul Childs Husel A Window Seat Momment Or The Greatest?

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wpid-screenshot_2014-10-13-23-08-36-1.pngBy BridgetEE

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…)


Is The Word The Word By And For Any: TD Jakes Vs Jeezy

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By BridgetEE

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.
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Wu-Tang Is A Million Dollar Art Form

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WuTang By BridgetEE

The basis of this blog is to preview and review music in its subjective not objective manner.  To look at the artist for what they are ARTIST and their music for it is ART.  It used to be their art gallery was a neighbor hood record store and their social media platform was a radio station.  Now in the new millenium we have ITunes and Amazon as their gallery and Facebook and Twitter in conjunction with radio as their social media.  Web sites and Blogs are the artist promotions department to go and listen to their masterpieces.  Instead of hard copy beautiful albums and their covers we now have some CD’s, mostly MP3 downloads to collect and there is always a debate over the value of the piece.  The new millenium has brought forth mass production collections opposed to urban legend timeless trends.  The right now has almost tried to replace the history form.  Cult like followings are now just a fan base.  Our musical living legends are now in functional few, but in the world of Hip Hop there is one that is still standing and commanding The Wu-Tang Clan along with their followers Wu-Heads.   What makes Wu-Tang so great is them and their art form is like no other and it has mass appeal you see a Wu-Head is ageless, sexless as well as colorless.  Their style visually is basic but audibly it is masterful timeless making them legendary.  Not many Hip Hop fans or artists will disagree with me when I say one of the greats albums produced to the world was the “Enter The Wu-Tang (36Chambers)” album, a masterpiece in its self.  But I’m not telling you nothing new, and most know all of this already.  But what I’m about to say is new and it will go down in history as being a first and quite possibly an only and last.  If you want to go see any piece of great art not the stuff you see floating around here that you can touch or whip out the debit card and buy, I’m not even talking about that investment art that might be the price of a new car.  I’m talking about great art and artist like van Gogh, Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci artist whose art is displayed under security booby traps that you have never even imagined people paying to be in the same building and room with, but you better not think of taking a picture or touching and let me just say the original purchase would mean that you are beyond rich you are what they call wealthy.  Their greatness is displayed in places like the Smithsonian in DC or Le Louvre in Paris.  I’m talking about paintings and sculptures, so if music is a form of Art and Wu-Tang is the artist why shouldn’t they be displayed and be a growing investment for the wealthy as well.   With that being said Wu-Tang Clan has created a masterpiece that is encased in a handcrafted silver and nickel incrusted box, while being stored in a vault somewhere near the mountains in Morocco, and if you want to purchase this Wu-vestment titled “The Wu-Once Upon A Time In Shaolin” you will have to be of wealth and able to fork over more than Million Dollars (according to an article in Forbes). (more…)


It’s Dunn And It’s Over

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Antoine L DunnBy BridgetEE

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…)