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  • Top Music of 2011

    22 Ene 2012, 18:07

    Albums
    Femi Kuti - Africa For Africa
    Africa For Africa

    Blitz The Ambassador - Native Sun
    Native Sun

    Stephen Marley - Revelation, Pt. 1: The Root of Life
    Revelation, Pt. 1: The Root of Life

    Amanda Diva - Madame Monochrome
    Madame Monochrome

    Kendrick Lamar - Section.80
    Section.80

    Ayọ - Billie-Eve
    Billie-Eve

    Phonte - Charity Starts At Home
    Charity Starts At Home

    Immortal Technique - The Martyr
    The Martyr


    Honorable Mentions
    Zion I & The Grouch - Heroes In The Healing Of The Nation
    Heroes In The Healing Of The Nation

    Saigon - The Greatest Story Never Told
    The Greatest Story Never Told

    Talib Kweli - Gutter Rainbows
    Gutter Rainbows

    Aṣa - Beautiful Imperfection
    Beautiful Imperfection

    Seun Kuti - From Africa With Fury: Rise
    From Africa With Fury: Rise

    Idle Warship - Habits of the Heart
    Habits Of The Heart


    Singles
    Goapele - Play
    Play

    Ms. Dynamite - Never Soft
    Never Soft

    Talib Kweli - Cold Rain
    Cold Rain

    Disappointments
    Lupe Fiasco - Lasers
    Lasers


    Albums I still Need to Listen to
    Lizz Wright - Fellowship
    Stic.Man - The Workout
    Nneka - Soul Is Heavy
    Common - The Dreamer The Believer
    Emily King - Seven
    Saul Williams - Volcanic Sunlight
    The Roots - Undun
    Musiq - MusicInTheMagic
    Jill Scott - Music of the Sun


    Artists I fell in love with in 2011
    Aṣa
    Ayah
    Carlitta Durand
    Luísa Maita
    Andy Palacio & The Garifuna Collective
    Emmanuel Jal
    Adele


    Heavy Rotation Superstars of 2011
    Saul Williams
    Angélique Kidjo
    Femi Kuti
    Ms. Latifah
    Loide Rosa Jorge
    Stephen Marley
    Groove Theory
    Marvin Gaye
    James Brown
    Saigon
    Ab-Soul


    Artists I want to explore in 2012
    Sonia Sanchez
    Miriam Makeda
    Hugh Masekela
    Brenda Fassie
    Bunny Wailer
    Raheem Davaughn
    Zo!
    J*Davey
    Paris
    ZAZ
    Yelawolf
  • All Time Favorite Songs

    10 Dic 2011, 12:58

    Over the years, on numerous lost sheets of paper and areas of my membrane, I have documented my favorite songs. I will now use my e-journal to do so. I am not sure how large this list will become. It could end up being a top 1000 song list :)

    1) 2Pac - I Wonda If Heaven Got A Ghetto [Hip Hop Version]
    2) Bob Marley & The Wailers - Revolution
    3) Dead Prez - Propaganda
    4) Louis Armstrong - Ain't Misbehavin' [Live]
    5) Grand Master Flash & The Furious 5 - The Message
    6) Eric B & Rakim - Paid In Full
    7) Slick Rick - A Children's Story
    8) Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
    9) Public Enemy - Fight The Power
    10) James Brown - Supa Bad
    11) Marvin Gaye - What's Goin' On
    12) Donny Hathaway - The Ghetto
    13) Stevie Wonder - Always
    13) Talib Kweli - Where Do We Go
    14) Nina Simone - Nobody's Fault But Mine
    15) Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald - It Don't Mean A Thing
    16) Sam Cooke - Change Gonna Come
    17) Earth, Wind & Fire - Reasons
    18) Bill Withers - Just The 2 of Us
    19) The Gap Band - Early In The Morning
    20) Goapele - Closer
    21) Angelique Kidjo - Tumba
    22) The Roots - You Got Me
    23) Ice Cube - Today Was A Good Day
    24) Al Green - Love & Happiness
    25) Anita Baker - Caught Up In the Rapture
    26) Leela James - Music
    27) Jill Scott - He Loves Me
    28) Mos Def - Umi Says
    29) Hathorne Heights - Niki FM
    30) Lizz Wright - Coming Home
    31) Mos Def - There Is A Way
    32) Sade - Feel No Pain
    33) 2Pac - Brenda's Got A Baby
    34) ED O.G. & The Bulldogs - Be a Father To Your Child
  • Flower by Jaguar Wright

    4 Ene 2011, 5:19

    1. Shuffle your iPod/MP3 player/iTunes/Whatever else you have.
    2. Answer the questions by the song title that comes up.
    3. Don't cheat, it makes everything more fun!

    1. IF SOMEONE SAYS "IS THIS OKAY" YOU SAY?
    Why yes, it's just the intro of a beautiful relationship
    Intro (instrumental) used by Souls of Mischief

    2. WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
    I like Brown girls who read books.
    My little Brown Book by Dianne Reeves and Billy Strayhorn

    3. HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
    I feel broke, it's like that and that's the way it is.
    It's like that by RUN-DMC

    4. WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE?
    To gain 15 minutes after my first 15 minutes of fame.
    Encore by The Roots

    5. WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
    Spew ink until my quill spouts extra wings and takes flight.
    Quills by The Roots

    6. WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
    As a liberated free thinking gentleman.
    Liberation by Corneille

    7. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR PARENTS?
    I think my ma rhymes amazingly!
    Rhyme Amazing (instrumental) by Ayatollah

    8. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
    I often think about something that happens all night long.
    All night long by Common

    9. WHAT IS 2+2?
    It's the entity that makes the sunset, it's the moon!
    What Makes the sunset? By Frank Sinatra

    10. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
    She is always trying to gain the upper hand, life is politics for her.
    Politician by Young Money

    11. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
    I can't just have one look, I do a double take whenever I see them.
    Encore (instrumental) used by JAY Z

    12. WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
    “I'm twice as fly, I show you how to do this.”
    We do this by T.I.

    13. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
    A man who acknowledges where he came from and teaches the youth what my four fathers taught me.
    Back to my Roots (instrumental) by DJ Dvious Minds

    14. WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
    She's a beautifully composed piece of art like Bach's Brandenburg.
    Brandenburg interpretation by Black Violin

    15. WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
    Since my moms rhyme amazing, she believes I can revive Hip Hop.
    Hip Hop Is Dead (instrumental) used by Nas

    16. WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
    Strange by Big Remoand David Banner
    That would be strange.

    17. WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
    “You give me butterflyz, got me flying so high in sky.”
    Butterflyz by Alicia Keys

    18. WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
    To fear no challenge and to overcome all life's obstacles.
    Fear by OneRepublic

    19. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
    They are a breath of fresh air that got me through the years.
    Breathe thru the years by Saigon

    20. WHAT'S THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN?
    “Being born in a dump, my mother died, my daddy got drunk. He left me here to die or grow in the middle of tobacco road. I grew up in a rusty shack with all I had on my back...”
    Psychology by dead prez

    21. HOW WILL YOU DIE?
    In the water.
    Water by Lauryn Hill

    22. WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU REGRET?
    Living on the Westside of Detroit but working on the Eastside. I can't choose one side, I'm loyal to both. I regret knowing where more things are on the Eastside than the West.
    One Side by M1

    23. WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?
    Someone asking me is their baby mine!
    Is My Baby Yours? By Sarah Blasko

    24. WHAT MAKES YOU CRY?
    “When brothas make babies and leave young women to be the papi.”
    Keep your head up by 2Pac

    25. WILL YOU EVER GET MARRIED?
    I will when the “white girl shoulder dance” goes out of style.
    That's What It Is by Immortal Technique

    26. WHAT SCARES YOU THE MOST?
    Only getting a record deal offer from G-Unit and no one else.
    We Want In by The Outlawz

    27. DOES ANYONE LIKE YOU?
    Yeah but “nothing lasts forever” and I haven't made my move yet.
    Nothing Lasts Forever by Brett Dennen

    28. IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?
    My little wouldn't have got shot and I would have graduated on time.
    Commencement Day by Blue Scholars

    29. WHAT HURTS YOU RIGHT NOW?
    “Fly hoes,” regular hoes, all hoes really. There is got to be a better to spend your time in life.
    Crazysexycool Interlude by TLC

    30. WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?
    Flower by Jaguar Wright