Category Archives: Music

My Top 5 Whitney Houston Songs

Today is the homegoing service for Whitney Houston, one of the greatest singers ever, and I want to create a list of my favorite songs by “The Voice.”

I remember my mom and I having a conversation about singers. We were naming female artists who we thought had nice voices, and I said that I don’t think there’s ever been a singer who had a better voice than Whitney Houston. Mariah Carey and Alicia Keys can sing. Yolanda Adams is great. But, no one could touch Whitney. Her voice was strong. It was pure. You could feel the passion.

Let me just get my list together before I get so emotional. Here goes:

1.) “You Give Good Love”

2.) “How Will I Know”

3.) “Saving All My Love for You”

4.) “I Have Nothing”

5.) “Run to You”

Rest in peace, Whitney.

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My Favorite #Jamla Joints

Decided to post my favorite tracks off each #Jamla release. There are so many jams, but I limited myself to just one. Here goes!

Actual Proof – “The Free EP: Genius Edition” 8.26.10
“Time’s Up” ft. HaLo, Rapsody, Sean Boog & GQ (prod. by Eric G.)

Big Remo – “Entrapment” 9.28.10
“Go Ladies” ft. Robert Alred (prod. by Robert Alred & 9th Wonder)

Heather Victoria – “Victoria’s Secret” 11.9.10
“I’ll Always Be Down” ft. Rapsody (prod. by E. Jones)

Thee Tom Hardy – “The Hardy Boy Mystery Mixtape: Secret of Thee Green Magic” 11.18.10
“One 4 the Money” ft. Donnis (prod. by Eric G.)

Rapsody – “Return of the B-Girl” 12.7.10
“Angel” ft. Laws (prod. by 9th Wonder)

Sean Boog – “Light Beers ahead of You” 12.18.10
“Boog Lightbeer” ft. HaLo (prod. by Ka$h)

Actual Proof – “The Talented Tenth (The MLK, Jr. Experience)” 1.14.11
“The Talented Tenth” (prod. by 9th Wonder)

Actual Proof – “The Talented Tenth (The Malcolm X Experience)” 1.14.11
“The X Factor” (prod. by Khrysis)

HaLo – “Heat Writer II” 2.1.11
“Misunderstand” ft. Khrysis (prod. by Ka$h)

Tyler Woods – “The Mahogany Experiment” 2.14.11
“Lost in Your Love” (prod. by E. Jones)

TP – “TP Is My Hero” 3.22.11
“dream BIG” ft. Rapsody (prod. by Fatin)

Big Remo – “Robin Hood Ree” 4.19.11
“Slumdog Millionaire” (prod. by 9th Wonder)

Heather Victoria – “Graffiti Diary” 4.26.11
“What I Need” ft. HaLo (prod. by Amp)

Sean Boog – “The Phantom of the Jamla” 5.17.11
“Natural” ft. HaLo & Sundown (prod. by Eric G.)

GQ – “Blended 3” 6.14.11
“My Song for You” (prod. by Tecknowledgy)

Rapsody – “Thank H.E.R. Now” 6.21.11
“Thank H.E.R. Now” (prod. by 9th Wonder)

Actual Proof – “Still Hotter than July” 7.26.11
“No Doubt” (prod. by KP)

HaLo – “The Blind Poet” 8.30.11
“Dark Knight” (prod. by Khrysis)

9th Wonder – “The Wonder Years” 9.27.11
“Loyalty” ft. Masta Killa & HaLo (prod. by 9th Wonder)

The Away Team – “Scars and Stripes” 10.11.11
“Set It Off” ft. Talib Kweli & Rapsody (prod. by Khrysis)

Rapsody – “For Everything” 11.15.11
“The Woman’s Work” (prod. by 9th Wonder)

GQ – “Trouble Man” 12.6.11
“Blueberry Lemonade (Fa Sho)” ft. HaLo (prod. by Eric G.)

…and there’s only more hotness to come. Stay tuned to Jamla Records!

AUDIO: “Love” by Mos Def

After seeing a photo of Mos Def, I wanted to play “Love.” Then, I wanted to share it, so here it is:

I love this man…

“Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions…”

(Try not to repeat a song title. It’s a lot…)

Pick Your Artist:
A Tribe Called Quest

Are you male or female:
4 Moms

Describe yourself:
Rap Promoter

How do you feel about yourself:
Like It Like That

Describe where you currently live:
Against the World

If you could go anywhere, where would you go:
I Left My Wallet in El Segundo

Your Favorite Form of Transportation:
The Hop

Your Best Friend is:
Money Maker

Your Favorite Color is:
Midnight

What’s the Weather Like:
Everything Is Fair

Favorite Time of Day:
After Hours

If your life was a TV show, what would it be called?
Buggin’ Out

What’s the best advice you have to give:
God Lives Through

If you could change your name, what would it be?
Bonita Applebum

Your favorite food is:
Ham ‘n Eggs

Thought for the Day:
Push It Along

How Would You Like to Die:
Excursions

My Soul’s Present Condition:
Electric Relaxation

My Motto:
Keeping It Moving

VIDEO: “Lost in Your Love”

Tyler Woods Lost in Your Love Produced by E. Jones, directed by Kenneth Price

Well, well, well. Hip-Hop has always been my life. Sure I’ve liked R&B, but over the past few years, I could do without it because all of these singers have the same style. Since R&B definitely wasn’t doing anything for me, I was okay with not listening to it because hip-hop is the love of my life anyway.

In my Sophia from “Golden Girls” voice, “Picture it: The Brewery. Raleigh, NC. February 26, 2011. A young guy hits the stage and begins to sing.” (I love Sophia.) You ever get so captivated by something that you feel you are the only one in the room experiencing it? When Tyler Woods began singing “Lost in Your Love,” I became lost in his voice, the words, and the music. (I was sold at that very moment. I was in love with Tyler Woods. He could sing the ABCs, and I would buy it off iTunes. *sighs*)

“Lost in Your Love” instantly became one of my favorite love songs, and I’m so glad there’s a visual for it now. Shout out to Tyler Woods, E. Jones, and Kenneth Price!

He’s the King of Pop, There Is None Higher

Today is the 2-year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death. To show my love & admiration for the king, I had to post something on my blog. Here are my top 10 songs by MJ.  Only 1-3 are truly ranked. The others are just favorites.

1.) “Human Nature”

2.) “Remember the Time”

3.) “The Way You Make Me Feel”

4.) “P.Y.T.”

5.) “Wanna Be Startin’ Something”

6.) “You Rock My World”

7.) “Give in to Me”

8.) “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”

9.) “I Can’t Help It”

10.) “I Wanna Be Where You Are”

My Favorite Prince Songs

Today, June 7, is Prince’s birthday. On Twitter, Common asked everyone what their favorite Prince song is. I responded with “Adore” & “1999,” but I still had more faves!

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything on this blog, so I’m starting today with a list of Prince songs that I just LOVE or should I say adore? 🙂

1.) “Adore” – http://youtu.be/DVkw3p2xRgI
2.) “Nothing Compares 2 U”
3.) “Let’s Go Crazy” – http://youtu.be/Ij-jM8CcQIQ
4.) “1999” – http://youtu.be/UjivDeA7Qu0
5.) “When Doves Cry” – http://youtu.be/ucZRore0-EE
6.) “Gett Off” – http://youtu.be/6msW7wNh85E
7.) “Little Red Corvette” – http://youtu.be/MS70tCPP-_4
8.) “Controversy” – http://youtu.be/ZHm_d1JvwV4
9.) “Kiss” – http://youtu.be/gl6jq38K3-M

Happy Birthday, Prince Rogers Nelson!