Posts Tagged ‘Faith Evans

11
Dec
09

Flashback Friday – 12/11 – Christmas Edition Pt. 2

Happy Friday All! I’m coming at you with the second part of Da Fif Floor’s Christmas Special. Alright, so its not really a Christmas special–I just now made that up but you get the point! Now is about the time when people start stressing about what to get who, how much they have to spend, blah blah blah. Its all politics people! If shopping isn’t fun anymore, do some thoughtful gift buying or even making from the heart and all will be to the good. Worry about enjoying the holiday season with the people you love the most and just chillllll……..to the songs I’m posting. 😀 Today’s blog features some classic Christmas songs from Charles Brown, Faith Evans, Mariah Carey, The Temptations and TLC. I have still ten more songs to post up between now and Christmas, so if you have requests that you’d like me to fulfill on the blog, please leave a comment! Enjoy these songs, vote, leave a comment, make a suggestion, pass this one to anyone who needs their (Christmas) spirits lifted and have a blessed weekend! 😀

*Exits outta the firescape*

Charles Brown – Merry Christmas Baby

Faith Evans – Christmas Lullabye

Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You

The Temptations — Give Love On Christmas Day

TLC – Sleigh Ride


20
Apr
09

Will Work For Good Music

work-signI’ve never been that great at science, so I’m not sure how difficult it would be or even if its possible to defy all logic and travel through time, but I’m willing to speak with anyone who thinks they can create a time machine for me. If you could send me back to around…..hmmm, say 1995, I’d truly appreciate it. As a music lover, I have to have music around me. Whether it’s at home, on the road, while working or in class, I need to have something in my ear that sounds so good, I don’t hear anything else. I like to tune out when I listen to music. Nowadays, whenever I tune into the radio, I want to tune right back out after about 30 seconds. The state of Hip Hop and R&B is depressing me ladies and gentleman. Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe I’m just not giving things a chance. Maybe I’m just getting old. Who knows? But to me, Swag Surfin, doing the Stanky Legg and Turning My Swag On are all synonyms for “grab the iPod!” Maybe I need to expand my taste in music, but I can’t help what I like. And I can’t help that I feel like my favorite musical genres have turned to straight garbage.

Please somebody take me back to the time when music was good. When the lyrics meant something and the beat was right on point. When it was fun but still had some type of rhyme and reason. When the first and only word out of a rappers mouth wasn’t “swag”. When TRUE singing was on display without the help of Auto-Tune. Leave that to T-Pain. That’s his thing……..plus, he needs it.

By the way, someone let Soulja Boy know that true swagger doesn’t need to be turned off, because its always on. After all, how can he dream of the next HORRIBLE song he releases in his sleep if his swag is turned off?

I am 27 years young, so I’m a late 80’s early 90’s child. During my high school days, Bad Boy was where it was at. Now whenever I think of Bad Boy Records, I think of how it used to be and how it is now. Now translates into, “how long before Q knocks out Brian?” I can’t even front though, Making The Band is sort of entertaining and Day 26 IS talented. There are tons of artists from that era that I am leaving out, but I miss Biggie (may he RIP). I miss 112. I miss Total. I miss Carl Thomas (Well…Emotional Carl Thomas). I miss Faith Evans. Actually, the last two artists could release an album this year if they wanted to and still get plenty of spins…..but y’all know what I mean. Music just ain’t the same anymore.

I find myself listening to stuff I heard my older brothers and sisters playing when I was 10, 11, 12. Don’t get me wrong; there are current artists who I know, love and support like Musiq Soulchild, Keyshia Cole, Kanye, Common, Raheem DeVaughn, Jill Scott to name a few……but we aren’t hearing as much enough about some of them like I think we should. Instead, I’m forced to listen to some dude trying to convince some girl that he’ll gladly be Boyfriend #2. By all means—anyone reading this who knows of some songs or artists who aren’t getting their opportunity to shine and you believe they deserve it, please leave some suggestions.

So with that all of that said, I’m leaving y’all with a handful of mid-90’s throwback tracks that might make you nod your head, bring a smile to your face as you reminisce about where you were during your earliest memories of the song or even force to you to get from behind your computer and move a lil somethin.