Tuesday, April 30, 2013

WYCLEF IS BACK!! Get your umbrella!! APRIL SHOWERS is HOT!!

DEAR WORLD!! 
CAN WE JUST SAY WYCLEF JEAN YOU'VE DONE IT AGAIN!!

I am sure by now you've heard all about Wyclef's latest mixtape April Tape... right? (knodd your head yes)I am sure we all read the article in XXL Magazine about Wyclef’s April Showers Mixtape right? Well it is finally here!
Mathematically this is what the mixtape is:
REGGAE + HIP HOP + HOT BEATS+33 TRACKS = Wyclef Jean's April Showers


I encourage you to also check out Wyclef’s Youtube page and just watch the man work.


AND as for the MID LIFE CRISIS TRAILER… PRESS PLAY!




CREDITS: Links to the mixtape can be found on Hot New Hip Hop's website or on Datpiff

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Happy 96th birthday ‘Queen’ Ella Fitzgerald!

Happy 96th birthday Ella Fitzgerald


Hello World,
Although music changes as the years progress, I can never forget the sound of JAZZ. Jazz gives me a vision of life. The jazz sounds of the guitars/string instruments, drums, pianos and horns/wind instruments are so dynamic either together or on their own.

Jazz music paints a picture that either brings a smile to my face or it allows my abstract thoughts to run and be free. Jazz soothes and massages my stress away while at the same time JAZZ allows my creative juices to simmer and produce ART! SO!! I SAY ALL OF THAT TO SAY THIS!!


Happy 96th birthday ‘Queen’ Ella Fitzgerald!
Ella’s infectious smile and her jazzy voice are truly captivating. She represents a special era. A era of class.

The classic duets she did with artist like Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and many others are priceless. Ella's influence is still strong... I hear artist like, (MY GIRL) Chrisette Michele and I even remember the first time I listened to Queen Latifah's jazz cd... I smiled and thought of Ella.

Ella although you are gone, you are never forgotten. 


PRESS PLAY and enjoy the sounds of Ella Fitzgerald!

 
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book – Lush Life
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0bUP-RyCqk



Queen Latifah – Lush Life
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mub-gyuPFlw



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xABT7teB114




If interested in purchasing music/downloading music by Ella check out the link below:


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Spring Fling Music! Alicia Keys & Maxwell - Fire We Make

HELLO WORLD!
Maxwell + the song title Fire We Make = I HAD TO CHECK IT OUT!! AND I AM PLEASED!!! Waving my church fan... Maxwell!! Maxwell!! Maxwell!!! #NUFFSAID
And don't get me wrong... Alicia Keys is on FIRE... oh yes I said it, "that girl is on fire..." BUT the IT factor for me was Maxwell... He is that added spice that gives you that much needed kick! He is saucy! This is a great video shot by Chris Robinson (excellent job as always)

PRESS PLAY!! AND get your church fan ready!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Q.U.E.E.N Janelle Monae & Erykah Badu... (bow down)

Hello World!
Spring is in the air!! The sun is shining, warm temperatures are caressing my skin and I am feeling like a QUEEN!!

I am rocking hard to the song called, Q.U.E.E.N. by Janelle Monae AND Erykah Badu. I AM IN LOVE WITH Q.U.E.E.N.

The guitar grabs you by your face, the synthesizer sounds accompanied with that sophisticated funk is so refreshing to hear. That Prince-like style makes you want to dance along with the voices of Janelle and Erykah... THIS IS A HIT! The voices on this track! full of  SASS and SPUNK! I mean we are talking about Janelle and Erykah! AND let's not forget the MESSAGE in the song!

I love a HOT track with a MESSAGE.

This song is perfect for the spring time!

Don't throw shade... BUT this track makes you want to put your shades on, smile real big, close your eyes and twirl in the sunshine to this one!!



You can purchase this track on itunes (of course I downloaded my copy)







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