Happy Tuesday, guys and dolls! How are you all doing today? I hope your week started off on a positive note and you're all in good spirits! As it usually goes, I would like to thank you guys for stopping by here today and checking out the tunes I've been grooving to so far. I appreciate each and every one of you and hope that you hear at least one song you like or can reminisce to or vibe with while listening along today.
On The Radio by Nelly Furtado- Listening to Nelly Furtado this morning brought back memories of 2001. This was a pivotal point in my life, as I was learning many lessons in self-love. Ironically enough, lyrics in Nelly's song declare that she had decided to stay true to herself-- something I was learning to do at that same time. While she was clearly talking about her switch to mainstream, her message spoke to my high school self perfectly. I didn't have to fit in with others. It was okay if I was a nerd, or loved to read & write ALL THE TIME, or didn't have a million name-brand pieces in my wardrobe. I decided back in 2001 to stay true to myself no matter what. I lost a few friends, but looking back at everything, I realized they weren't my friends to begin with. If any young ladies and gentlemen are reading this, always remember to love yourself first. If you have to change any aspect of who you are to fit in with others, chances are you don't need to be around them in the first place. Never dim your light to satisfy others. People who don't want to see you doing your best don't have your best interest at heart anyways! Listen to the song :)
Good Good Love by Rapsody- Hearing Rapsody, or any of the very talented artists from the JAMLA roster always make me feel proud to rep North Carolina. This track, which is probably my favorite from the album, talks about the perils of that tricky love thang we call break-up to make-up. In the chorus BJ the Chicago Kid sings "For him she packed all her Louie, all her Fendi, all her Prada, but somehow she left her heart." Many if not all of us can relate to not being able to walk away from the one we love so easy. If you like what you hear, be sure to purchase her project The Idea of Beautiful from iTunes here. You will not be disappointed!
Bonita Applebum by A Tribe Called Quest- Now this one right here is a guilty pleasure for me. When I hear the lyrics, "Do I love you... Do I lust for you... Am I sinner 'cuz I do the two?" I get all kinds of hype waiting for the beat to drop. Q-tip is pretty much begging Ms. Bonita Applebum to "put him on" with his witty lyrics and even compares her to a hip-hop song! Bonita Applebum just has such a laid-back feel to it, I could listen to it over and over. Are you a fan of this track? Were you a fan of A Tribe Called Quest back in the day?
I Do Love You by GQ- Now this song right here! Man, they don't make music like this anymore! Of course this song isn't from my day or time or whatever, but I fell in love with it after hearing it on the movie Baby Boy years ago. I played it for my mom a few times and she asked me, "What do you know about GQ, girl?" lol. I know it's good soulful music, with a smooth feel, and lyrics that make you want to fall in love over and over again. Are you feeling this one as much as I am?
What are you listening to today?
Tell me in the comments!