Wayne Brady: Every Little Step Video

While waiting for the Oscars I watch Comedy Central and they were showing  Chappelle’s Show, which is still just as funny over ten years later, yes ten years later. One Episode was the one where Wayne Brady took over because Dave left the show.My girl was all over the fulfilled prophecy of the episode. Still you have to give it up to Wayne Brady for being a funny dude who understood the way he was viewed by African Americans. All that brings me to say while on Facebook someone had this video posted in a group I’m in and it was from Funny Or Die, I personally have never found anything funny that I’ve come across on the site at all. This wasn’t funny as much as it was fun to see everyone involved having fun including the King of R&B himself.

 

Sunday Soul Session: Valentines Day 2015

valentine 2015

A Day Late and a little lighter in the pockets but completely worth it being this happy. Moving on from the sappy stuff, here is a nice mix of old CLASSIC slow jams about love and being loved. Click here and Enjoy.

 

1.Intro – Intro
2. Keith Sweat – I’ll Give All My Love To You
3. Anita Baker – Angel
4. Maxwell – Whenever Wherever Whatever
5. Tammi Terrell & Marvin Gaye – You’re All I Need To Get By
6. Luther Vandross & Cheryl Lynn – If This World Were Mine
7. Whitney Houston – You Give Good Love
8. Atlantic Starr – Always
9. Peaches & Herb – Close Your Eyes
10. Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway – The Closer I Get To You
11. Boyz II Men – On Bended Knee
12. Patti LeBelle – Love, Need, And Want You
13. Donny Hathaway – A Song For You
14. John Legend – Ordinary People
15. Minnie Riperton – Loving You

Ledisi Should Have Been A Feel Good Story Of The Grammys

 

If you’ve seen the drama about Beyonce stealing Ledisi’s thunder yesterday and may have wondered who is Ledisi? You’re not alone, she isn’t part of pop culture regulars at all. Now if you’re the type of person who actually took time to check her music out and liked it because you’ve read comments about how good, no great, she is of a singer imagine if she had got to perform at The Grammys instead of Beyonce. The Grammys have been known to single handed put artists  front and center in pop culture just from exposure. Ricky Martin was one of those people, Bon Iver was a niche group before The Grammys.  Imagine hearing Ledisi do her thing and everyone first learning how to spell her name then going to Itunes to hear her music. To have performed at The Grammys televised portion on your resume is a great look. Some people with great careers have not only never won, have never been nominated for a Grammy, which by the way not being up for those major award does lower the chance to perform a song at The Grammys. Ledisi lucked up because of The Selma tribute. This could have been her one shot or at best the first of many times seen live at The Grammys. Blame on what happened can go around starting with Beyonce, to those who didn’t stop Beyonce from hijacking Ledisi shine, including Ledisi herself. Maybe if she had voiced her opinion things may have been different. That last comment can also be taken two ways because it could have also meant what outlets do play Ledisi’s music could have stopped playing it as a result of standing up to the queen. Maybe John Legend could have spoken up. If this was Like Chocolate For Water Common he too could have been substituted for a more high profile MC.The Grammy are nothing more than black tie AMA or MTV awards, if you’re not holding top spot in Country, Pop or Urban music you’re not even on the televised portion of the show. Ledisi made it through the doors with nothing more than VH-1 Soul as a outlet. I hope someone at The Grammys noticed the class act she was to take it all as a blessing and find a way to get her stage sometime in the future.

Sight Of Sound…a J Dilla Video Mix by Digumsmak

J Dilla Video mix by digumsmak

Tracklist:

1. Phife – Dear Dilla
2. A Tribe Called Quest – Find A Way
3. De La Soul – Stakes Is High
4. A Tribe Called Quest – 1nce Again
5. The Dynas – The Apartment
6. Slum Village – Yes Yes
7. The Pharcyde – Drop
8. Lawless Element – Rules pt. 2
9. J Dilla – Geek Down
10. Q Tip – Lets Ride
11. Slum Village – Raise It Up
12. J Dilla – Lightworks
13. Common – The Light
14. Yancey Boys – The Fisherman
15. Q Tip – Breathe And Stop
16. J Dilla – Nothing Like This
17. Common – Heat
18. Q Tip – Move
19. Illa J – We Here
20. Slum Village – Forever
21. J Dilla – Dillatroit
22. Slum Village – Reppin
23. J Dilla – Wont Do
24. Janet Jackson ft. Q Tip – Got Til Its Gone
25. J Dilla – Donut Of The Heart
26. Jaylib – The Heist
27. Yancey Boys ft. Common and Dezi Paige – Quicksand
28. J Dilla – Last Donut Of The Night
29. J Dilla – Love U
30. J Dilla – Workinonit

Sunday Soul Session: Electric Relaxation 1

 

Electric Relaxation

It’s been a long while since I dropped a Soul Session mix and with all this good music out there I’ve been listening to, the slow stuff needs to be heard.  click here and Enjoy the mix.

1. D Angelo – Really Love
2. Somi – Brown Round Things
3. Chris Rolin – 120 B Avenue
4. Don-E feat. D’Angelo – So Cold
5. Manchild – Joy
6. Jesse Boykins III – Be All Truth
7. Sade – Love Is Stronger Than Pride
8. The Internet – Red Balloon
9. Erykah Badu feat. Kirsten Agresta – Incense
10. Blood Orange – It Is What It Is
11. Feist – La Sirena
12. Anthony Hamilton – Dear Life
13. Adrain Younge & The Delfonics – Party’s Over
14. Adrain Younge – Two Hearts Combine