Foxy Brown Appreciation Day: Get Me Home-Foxy Brown Featuring Blackstreet 

 
It’s Friday!!

I’ve decided to change Foxy Brown Appreciation Day to Friday, it’s only fitting! Y’all know I love me some Inga DeCarlo Fung Marchand AKA Foxy Brown. She is one of the best female MC’s to ever do it! I hope she’ll give us some new music very soon, I think she still has it! 

One of my favorite songs by Foxy comes from her first album Ill Na Na. The song is Get Me Home it features Blackstreet. The song samples Eugene Wild’s Gotta Get You Home. This wasn’t my first introduction to Foxy, but this song solidified the fact that would STAN for life! 

Check Out Get Me Home 

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Respect the greatness that is Foxy Brown on Foxy Brown Apprecition Day!  Follow Foxy on Instagram: @badgyalfox

[LISTEN] New Music: Say Love-JoJo


“The Emancipation of JoJo,” from the shackles of Blackground Records has been the best thing ever because she has been coming with fire and this time is no different. Say Love from her new EP titled III, is an amazing song produced by Harmony Samuels.

I absolutely love this song, it speaks to me! The last few seconds of this song give me goose bumps. JoJo’s voice in that last thirty seconds is amazingly beautiful! I can’t wait to hear a full album of material from JoJo, seeing has how she was in bondage over at Blackground I am sure she has a lot to get off her chest. Her last EP was awesome so there is nowhere to go but up!

Check out Say Love below:

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[Review]Woman-Jill Scott 

So…I know I am late with this review seeing as how this album was released a few weeks ago, but shit life happens. Now I will admit upon first listening to this album, it really didn’t grab me in the way that I wanted it to. I am not one to rush to judgement where music is concerned, especially when I haven’t listened in my car. The car is where I do my best listening it just sounds better in the car. I am not sure why that is, but it just is. I will also add that watching Jill Scott’s “HelloBeautiful” special that came on TVOne helped me to appreciate Jill’s new offering. There is something about live performance that accentuates music for me. So after watching the special I gave this new project another good listen and to my surprise I enjoyed it. Now I will say nothing grabs me like “Who Is Jill Scott? or The Real Thing: Words And Sounds Vol. 3, but it’s hard to recreate the magic of those albums. It’s also unfair to expect that same magic.

Prepared, which is the second track on the album is one of my favorites, Jill sings of getting her proverbial “house” in order so that she can be prepared when the Lord calls her home, deep shit, right? I enjoyed the message of this song, and we should all follow suit. On Can’t Wait she sings of not being able to wait to get some loving from her man, you know that feeling when you are in your BEW’s presence and nothing else matters, and you just want to get it in right there. This song conveys that emotion perfectly. On Lighthouse sings of being her man’s sounding board,shoulder to cry on, or listening ear. The song has slow mellow groove that makes you want to open up, another favorite on the album.

Now I will admit when I first heard Fools Gold I wasn’t really that moved by it, partly because I wasn’t listening to the lyrics, which is a clear infraction. The lyrical content of this song is so relevant, we have all been there. We all  have put it all on the line for that one person only to find out it was all a lie, hence chasing fools gold. Willing-Interlude is one of those interludes that should have been song, I never understand why this happens, but I guess i’ll be happy with the interlude. Closure is an up-tempo on which Jill sings about getting closure from a previous relationship with one last romp in the bedroom, let’s face we all need this! That one last round, and then you can send that ass packing, regretting the fact that they screwed you over.

Pause-Interlude is yet another interlude that should have been a song, but again I will be happy with the interlude, but I would like to hear a full version of this. Cruisin has a slow groove that I love and Jill’s vocals make you feel fancy and free on this song. Jahraymecofasola is my favorite song off the album. “‘Jah’ is God. ‘Ray’ is ‘king’ in Spanish and a ray of light. ‘Me’ is ‘to me.’ ‘Co’ means ‘with.’ ‘Fa’ is the fourth note on the diatonic scale. I tend to sing right in there. ‘So’ means ‘to such an extent.’ ‘La’ means to exalt,” she explained. “So, basically, it means God is king to me with the fourth note of the diatonic scale to such an extent that I exalt… I love when the spirit is moved. Whether I understand it or not. I said ‘I’mma leave it right there because that was not me.” Jill gave this break down in an interview on BET.com. The explanation and the musicality of this song gives me good bumps.

The title Woman is a testament the growth of Jill Scott from her first album to this album. On this album you can tell that Jill has experienced some things in life, both good and bad. These experiences translate to great lyrical content and stories,this gives the album a fullness. That is not to say that her previous albums didn’t have this, but I can see and feel her growth as an artist. This album is most definitely worth a listen, but listen with your heart and mind, because if you don’t you will surely miss the gems that Jill is dropping.

Final Rating: 4/5

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[Listen]Song of the Week: Back Up-Dej Loaf Featuring Big Sean

 
Now y’all know I have to show love for my fellow Detroiter’s musical endeavors. The Song of the Week is Back Up by Dej Loaf featuring Big Sean. This song is soooooo Detroit. The beat is infectious and Dej and Sean compliment each other something like the Detroit version of Bonnie & Clyde. 

My favorite line is

He heard about, he was waiting on me at the door

This one gets heavy rotation. I love to see Detroit artists doing good great things. It’s interesting watching Dej’s progression. She’s the modern day Smiley. Be sure to take a listen to Dej’s EP #AndSeeThatsTheThing

Take a listen to Back Up below:

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[VIDEO] Jazmine Sullivan Honors Kim Burrell At Essence Festival


Jazmine Sullivan has to be one of my favorite singers, she is right up there with Lalah Hathaway, Fantasia, and Kim Burrell. I could go on with the list, but I won’t. So what would a Kim Burrell tribute be without “The Runner” AKA Jazmine Sullivan?

I loved the tribute to Kim Burrell from Chrisette Michele, LeAndria Johnson, Lalah Hathway, and India.Arie, but Jazmine is my favorite. She sang Kim Burrell’s song Prodigal Son and seenelessly transitioned into her song Mona Lisa from her Reality Show album.

If any singer tells you that they haven’t been influenced by Kim Burrell they are a GOTDAMN lie check out Jazmine’s tribute below:

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[LISTEN] New Music: Ain’t No Man-SMV

  
Coko, LeLee, and Taj collectively known as SMV(Sisters With Voices) have a hit on their hands with this new single, Ain’t No Man, which they just dropped! From top to bottom this song is a hit! I need this to be pushed to radio tonight! The song is vintage SMV with a updated feel to it! 

If that wasn’t enough the ladies 5th studio album will be released October 30 according to Entertainment Weekly. I am sure their WeTV reality series SMV:Reunited will coincide with the release. Until then check out the greatness of this new single below:

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[LISTEN]NEW MUSIC: 28 Thousand Days-Alicia Keys 

 
Alicia Keys is back with a new song titled 28 Thousand Days. The song is from her untitled sixth studio album. I don’t hate the song, it’s uplifting, but I need more from Alicia.

Take a listen below:

Alicia’s voice hasn’t been the same since she had those beautiful babies. I am interested to hear this new project. 

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Black Twitter Responds To Meek Mill’s “Wanna Know” 

  
So…Meek is having the worst week ever LOL!

Meek Mill dropped a garbage ass response to Drake’s “2” diss records and Black Twitter is dragging Meek within a inch of his life

Here are a few of my faves:

Lmaaaoooooo!!!! Why u bullshittin, he & 50 need to put that POWER theme song on the streets! #power #wannaknow #meekmill

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Here are some of mine:

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[LISTEN]Wanna Know-Meek Mill(Drake Diss)

 

So I think I spoke too soon about Drake VS Meek being a battle *side-eye* So two diss records(from Drake) and a week later, Meek finally decided to release his response to Drake’s two diss record. I bet you’re wondering what my thoughts are right? Well…

This song is DOA, we waited a week for this!?! Really bruh, you couldn’t do no better than that? Meek clearly hasn’t done his homework on how a battle goes. Well I think the score is Drake 3/Meek 0. I would say good effort Meek,but I’d be lying. Try again Meek! 

Listen below:

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[LISTEN] Ratchet Song of the Week: Blow A Bag-Future

 The Ratchet Song of the Week(RSW) is Blow A Bag by Future. The song come from his newly release DS2(Dirty Sprite 2) album. Future scored his first number 1 album last week, and it was well deserved. Honestly any song on this album could have been the RSW because I got my whole entire ratchet life from this album. Everyone and I mean everyone needs a little ratchet in their life, it saves lives.

While I am not a fan of Future’s disparaging remarks about Ciara, I do agree with what he said about her staying in the Body Party Lane because that is what we need from her. Go ahead and get your weekly dose of ratchet from Future. This song makes we want to blow a bag, and rent is due on the first LOL!

Take a look/listen:

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