I saw it all over social media and people were just raving about this new album. I have to admit when I first heard of Solange, I appreciated her style and uniqueness, but wasn’t grooving so much to her sound.
But this song did it for me. “Don’t Touch My Hair”, is an anthem for all black people, and I love it
The groove is amazing, and the chorus is even better. I love the creativity of the music video. If I was to ever watch live artwork come alive in a prestigious museum, it would look like Solange’s newest video…its that Beautiful.
This week we lost another pioneer and legendary MC of Hip Hop. He was an original member of one of my favourite hip hop groups, Malik Taylor aka Phife Dawg, of A Tribe Called Quest.
I don’t remember when I first heard them, but their beats influenced my love for hip hop music.
It’s jazzy like, with a taste of funk, and smooth like butta’. It was different and I soaked it up
MC Phife Dawg had some of the greatest lyrics: “When’s the last time you heard the Phife was sloppy/ Lyrics anonymous you never hear me copy” “Me sweat another, I do my own thing/ Strictly hardcore tracks, not a new jack swing” “Mr Energetic, who me sound pathetic/ When’s the last time you heard a funky diabetic?
Like no other Phife….
I was lucky enough to meet Phife Dawg about 5 years ago in L.A., backstage at “Word Revolution: A Celebration of the Evolution of Hip-Hop,”. He was ever so sweet, with a down to earth energy, and a openness to others. Funny enough, he was definitely shorter that I thought he would be. Nonetheless, the evening was amazing. Comprised of great performances by Naughty by Nature, Arrested Development, Everlast, DJ Jazzy Jeff with Chrisette Michelle and of course Phife who performed “Check the Rhime”. He rocked the rhymes so comfortably on stage. He was smoove like that.
Upon writing my dedication to this lyrical genius, I came upon this viz of Phife Dawg spitting freestyle, supposedly one week before his death. Da man killin’ it!
5ft MC, you will be missed by so many of us, but your rhymes, rhythms, and undeniable lyrical flow will be everlasting. R.I.P Phife
“Burn It Up” is this week’s Funky Song of the Weekend, because one, as you all know I am a huge fan of Janet Jackson and Missy Elliott. Two, I’m excited and delighted to hear them both together again and three..this song is hawt, with a perfect syncopation of voice, funky rhythms and beats to make my BOOTY SHAKE. I LOVE IT and needed to share this HIT withchall!
Video Please Mamas!!
I LOVE THIS SONG!
A definite departure from the usual punk sounds of the CLASH. RADIO CLASH has a much more funky beat with an 80’s rap influence. The song as a whole is the band’s tribute to New York rap acts such as the Sugarhill Gang and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
I am fan of MC LYTE. A legend of hip hop and a top female MC in the business..an Originator.
Her voice represents the sound of HIP HOP…the Beginning
Here’s a recent interview on Ebro in the Morning in which she talks about her independent release of her newest lp “Legend”, her collaboration with other female MCs, the history of hip hop, and a SHOUTOUT to our own MICHIE MEE at 18:18. It’s a great look into her journey
And, If you weren’t lucky enough to pick up “Legend”, stay updated on the digital release on her site
Lastly, for those who are fans, as I am…I share with you a Hip Hop Classic and one of my favourite MC LYTE jams
Huge fan of rap music,and bigger fan of CYPHERS. Thought I’d share this one with y’all
Here are the rap nominees for this year’s JUNO AWARDS doin’ their own CYPHER
The talent here in Canada is crazy. Check it out!
I LOVE HIP HOP and RAP and I am a HUGE FAN of the CYPHER, featured every year as part of the 2014 BET AWARDS. Its freestyle rap featuring up and coming rappers as well as some legendary hip hop artist. I chose this one because…well, I just did.
I LOVE ME SOME HIP HOP!
You can check them all out right here
Jay-Z performance art film, “Picasso Baby”, enlisted some beautifully creative people in the art world to make this video an enriching and unforgettable one. Fan of Jay-Z’s music, but a bigger fan of the artistic diversity. I AM INSPIRED