Joy Harjo? One brave, poetically awesome, talented, intelligent, and beautiful woman. I love her. MORE SPOKEN WORD! A poem for Nicki Minaj. Kick it retro: Black Feminism circa 1979. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bzxnw0lBrLo “A Litany for Survival” by Audre Lorde And then…. more Joy!! Now to close out with an actual song. Des’ree’s “You Gotta Be…”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDOCzQ9zdx4 Damn, y’all. Sometimes you just want to bounce. Pogo’s “Mending” can make that desire work for YOU. Get infected with the beat. I ALSO don’t feel dirty yet don’t feel right! Thank you, Katy Rose, for articulating my pain. Eartha Kitt wants be evil. Been there, girl. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ5VaBgXzuM In repeat news: Maluca has her […]
When people piss me off? I WHIP MY HAIR BACK AND FORTH. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4AVd8El-QY Amanda Black’s “Something Better” is my new independent ladies song. <3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1D9hA1tWIw I’ve been really loving Natasha Cox in Mankind is Obsolete. I’m not as thrilled with “Now I’m That Bitch,” because the title had such potential but the song itself is […]
In case you’re unfamiliar with the trend known as “mommy blogging”, it’s, well, mothers blogging about being mothers and whatever else in their lives (or interests) they care to talk about. These blogs vary quite a lot, and I want to be clear on that. Some of the “moms” are slick corporate-backed celebrities being written […]
TOO MUCH SWAGGER FOR ONE BAND! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaSgFk9tPjA You know what I love? MY HAIR! Now, let’s kick it old school with a clip from School Daze. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtfEmTHeYNw And now, a heartfelt request: STOP LOOKING AT MY MOM!
All up in your genre, remixing your shit. Here’s Aaliyah Tropicalized. No idea if DJ Still Life is Latin@ — I’m more into the fact that Latin beats are augmenting Aaliyah’s legacy. <3 Remezcla is kind of like a general listserv — every couple days they do a round up of the best in free mix-tapes […]
Right. So this is totally a post devoted to ONE SONG because DIASPORA IS SERIOUS BUSINESS and ONGOING and sometimes reflected through musical stylings and the evolution of covers. THERE. I said it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi93Nfm8VRI ….Shaki, I love you. But you were wrong to try and claim all the credit for this song. Shakira and FreshlyGround […]