The other half of Floetry is doing the damn thing with her new album as well. Her video for Far Away come out last week. Once I got past being a little confused and then a little shocked, I completely fell in love with the song and the video. There's a deep message here for those of us who decide to embrace it. Watch and learn:
What y'all know about Clarence Carter's Back Door Santa? I will admit to singin' along to this song as child with no clue what I was singin' about. Now that I have a clue, I'm sending side-eye to BougieParents for giggling at me. Enjoy~
Friday afternoon, Prez 44 strolled to the podium with Diamond Bill in tow to chat about these freakin'-deakin' tax cuts one mo' good time. He was clearly over the entire discussion on Monday when he explained (with clenched jaw, steely gaze, and tight tone) that he did what he had to due because the Republicans are holding the American people hostage and the Democrats wouldn't shake their asses to get things done when they had the votes to do it. [Uh that's my translation of what he said anyway]
He wasn't feeling it Friday, Clinton was getting a little long-winded and on top of that, Prez Barry had a date with his wife. Given the choice between jaw-boning with the press corps over stuff he already said or taking his lovely wife out? He bounced. Besides, it's not like Clinton hadn't "been there - done that".
I'm sorry, I thought it was hilarious and more than a little gangsta. He basically passed the mic and said, "Yeah uh, Bill's got this. I'm out." Bruh rolled out and did not look back. Calm down people, it's not like he left Bill with his finger on the button or in the Oval Office with some interns. For all of those who tuned in, wondered if it was 1996 or if Prez 44 took leave of his senses, I give you today's video shout out: Janet Jackson's Got 'Til It's Gone
What did y'all think of Obama bailing on his own briefing? Any musical shout outs today?
Remember Floetry? I could write a few books around some memories involving the song Say Yes... but I digress. At any rate, the duo of Natalie (The Floacist) and Marcia Ambrosius have gone on to do separate projects. The Floacist's album drops November 9. Here's the first cut Forever with Musiq. (Also look for a cut called Come Over featuring Lalah Hathaway that is smoking hot. I'm taking cocoa-worthy people)
Martin Luther McCoy, known as Martin Luther drops some of the best music and is completely slept on. His work and collabs with supergroup The Roots made him automatically legit for me. Check the acoustic version of his anthem: Rise.
So here we have two versions of a Classic Bob Marley cut: Is this Love? The first performed by one of my favorite Neo-Soul artists Bilal and the other by the legendary Marley himself. I love both versions, take a look (listen) and vote.
More than 4,000 homes in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Two years later, when actor Brad Pitt toured the city, the neighborhood was still deserted and devastated. Pitt promised the families he met there, that he would help make it right. He founded Make It Right to build 150 affordable, green storm resistant homes for families living in the Lower 9th Ward when the storm hit.
It's nice to see celebs in the news for honest-to-goodness charitable works rather than a photo op. Hat tip to you, Mr. Pitt.