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3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1D9hA1tWIw I’ve been really loving Natasha Cox in Mankind is Obsolete.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 mediocre. I gotta say I like Mya’s “Whatever Bitch” better. [...]
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 and stuff like that. I’m on their FB and it’s [...]
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 (a South African group) sampled a Camaroonian classic, “Zangelewa,” for [...]
One of my favorite recent musicals is In the Heights, which won 4 Tony’s, including one for best musical. It’s set in the predominantly Latino Washington Heights neighborhood in Manhattan, and its soundtrack combines Latin music (cumbia, salsa, reggaeton, bachata, etc) with hip-hop. The lyrics are also mixed, incorporating Spanglish, English, and Spanish seamlessly. Latinos (and, uh, the people who love them? ) pop out [...]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icjbZEaCxUU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzSa1eX84w0&feature=related Happy Latin@ History Month! Learn more about why La India rules below: Basic bio Feminist Fillip to Macho Salsa ALSO THIS JUST IN: Raquel Rivera, a Nuyorican artist, singer, and poet, uses music to explore the myth of Mary Magdalene. She’s branching Afro-Caribbean spiritualities (I’m assuming la Santeria based on the white outfits in the seven song cycle?) and Christianity. Read more here.
FIRST of all, Tiye Phoenix has come out with a new single that touches on her comments about Nicki Minaj. It’s frikking amazing. OMFG “Ghost” might have just made me cream my pants, even though I don’t like her bangs, what’s WITH them? :high-fives: Some good techno. <3 Okay, so Cee Lo’s anti-gold-digger song? Sexist. But, here’s a great response to it. Oh, and an [...]