i don’t fully know why

but i’m really having a hard time believing that h-town &; jodeci really made a song together.
even though there’s videographic proof. ::sigh::

in no particular order, i blame the following for this shit here: trey songz, crack rocks, the death of gerald levert, the recession, waffle house, spectacular smith of pretty ricky, bad weed, the prison industrial complex, reaganomics (why the fuck NOT? that’s where crack rocks came from!), autotune, charlie wilson’s comeback (because these fools forgot that they weren’t ever on his level), jahiem (yeah, i said it), the good black man shortage myth, zane, malt liquor, crown fried chicken, fruity loops, & motherfucking blackplanet dot com. i would sue for damages, but as a black woman in america, i’ve learned that my complaints are usually only heard by those who give a damn to begin with. that’d be YOU, blog reader(s). all twelve of you.

& while we’re on former 90’s r&b starruhs, let’s take a gander at what aaron hall is doin w/ himself these days, shall we?

who dresses in their easter best to whisper to dogs?
is he using this $ to buy more suits?
note that there are no black folks letting this man into their homes. why? cuz we KNOW about aaron hall’s fool ass already!
his german sounds like his vietnamese sounds like his farsi sounds like his spanish. i’m just sayin.

now i have to watch coming to america to cleanse my mind. i hope it works.

full moon gratitude.

late, but i’m doing it anyway:

water
the healing properties of tears
government employees who do their jobs
potluck dinners
fat babies
donny hathaway
aretha franklin
fresh guacamole
books
library cards
cupcakes
hand holding

you can’t stop my go!

so, i love mos def’s “casa bey” to pieces. in this clip below, mos breaks down the meaning of the song to him:

& here’s the song itself, probably one of my top 5 mos songs ever.

full moon gratitude.

free concert tickets
mediterranean food
cuties who give great hugs
quality couch time w/ good friends
yuengling lager
old friends
new friends
the healing properties of tears
revolutionary love
free laundry
purple nail polish
gold nail polish
sugar scrub
anti-histamines
& the music of fertile ground.

welcome to soulville!

this isn’t just some party. it’s an experience.

you should be here.

you should be here.

all vinyl. all good. great atmosphere, soul food kitchen, & toodopegirls will be in the place. do the electric slide with us, if the need arises. buy a drank or two. show some love.
it’s real simple. ┬ácome through!

black music friday! part two.

today’s theme: live performances.

I LOVE FERTILE GROUND. period. point blank. one of the best live shows you’ll ever, ever, ever see in your LIFE.

fertile ground, “be natural”

i really had to struggle with finding just one clip of the roots. “water” is one of my most favorite songs of theirs & i’ve not had the pleasure of seeing them do this live more than twice, so this is a real pleasure to see. probably your favorite band’s favorite band. these men work hard as shit. philly. always.

faith evans, “come over”. her first album is still a banger. get familiar. (the video is bad, the audio is not great, but still!!!)

really random. chaka khan & kelly price, singing “through the fire.” again, lots of clips of chaka to choose from. & i love kelly’s voice too much not to share. awesome.

ledisi!!! “in the morning”. crushing the game. killing you hoes. & not softly, either.

lizz wright. “walk with me, lord”. LOVE. HER.

also, ms. wright sings “salt”. this is the jam.

i could go on forever. but, clearly, i’ve gone forth & gotten really excited. lol. enjoy your friday! may the music move you in a good direction.

it’s black music month!

so, every friday in june i’ll be sharing some musical goodness with y’all.

philly style:

jazmine sullivan, “in love with another man”

boyz ii men, “please don’t go”

patti labelle, “you’ll never walk alone”

bunny sigler, “keep smilin'”

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