Kendrick Lamar is a force to be reckoned with. Hop Hop is still buzzing of his 2012 release good kid, m A.A. d city. Then there was the infamous control verse. He’s been popping up as a feature left and right. I don’t know about you all, but I’ve been fiendin’ for new K.Dot music. Last month, I got my hit when Kendrick released the lyric video for his new single i, a soulful track dedicated to loving one’s self even in the mist of adversity.
Welp, this week Kendrick released his video for ‘i.”. We see Kendrick as he travels through his native Compton (I presume) re-enforcing the 3 simple words that can change lives “I LOVE MYSELF.”
Shout out to a cameo from Mr. Biggs himself, Ron Isley, who is also featured towards the end of the song. The song itself samples the 1973 Isley Brothers’ hit “Who’s That Lady”.
Pic courtesy of Zo!
Detroit songbird Monica Blaire has dropped another hot track for our ear lobes. If you aren’t familiar with this sista, I suggest you head over to her website and check her out. Amazing talent. She’s been featured on a couple Dwele tracks and recent was on tour with Tyler Perry’s Hell Hath No Fury.
Monica recently just dropped her latest track Antidote which she wrote, produced, AND performed. Chew on that for a sec.
Sista is the truth. Her voice is pure diamond (conflict free though ;-)). Her voice can be smooth as silk to keep you calm, or be powerful enough to wake the dead.
But don’t take my word for it. Hear for yourself:
This Detroit Girl in a NY World spends most of her time in Brooklyn, but if there was ever a time I should have been in the city, this was it. Erykah Badu recently gave street entertainment a try when she decided to sing for money in Times Square. Shot and edited by Ms. Badu herself, the iPhone movie gives us a glance into her entrance into the world of Times Square entertainment. Watch the movie and let me know what you think!
Due to my schedule, I don’t really get to watch a lot of late night television (Team Netflix over here), however I woke up this morning to this on my FB feed. Not only did Ms. Aretha perform on the Late Show with David Letterman, she performed her cover of Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep.” She put that funk that on it that only Ms. Aretha can. It takes skill to be able to take such a well known song and make it your own. Proof that Ms. Aretha is an expert at this sangin’ thang.
And did you see Cissy Houston in the background?!? I didn’t know Whitney’s mama was performing. Go head Ms. Cissy!!
World Star Hip Hop just dropped some new K. Dot heat!
Today, Michael Jackson would have turned 56 years old. He was definitely one of a kind. There will never be another.
Long Live The King of Pop.
Would this be considered a Flashback Friday?
That Dilla chain though…
Happy Birthday, Beautiful Detroit!!! Grab a Vernors or Faygo and a meal from Detroit Vegan Soul, hit up Belle Isle and enjoy your day.
A little jam for ya:
If you’re on Facebook and either are form Detroit or have friends that are from Detroit, then I’m sure you saw the #ImSoDetroit that dominated Detroit Facebook yesterday. Detroiters from all around shared their fondest memories of growing up in the motor city. I’m not sure who started it, but I saw a few posts this morning from some friends, and soon after, it spread like wild fire. All day yesterday I was cruising down memory lane while I read stories from friends, watched old commercials, and even listened a few tunes that reminded me of growing up in my beloved city, Detroit , MI. Kudos to whomever came up this idea. This was a great alternative to all the negative media that is constantly pushed down our throats about Detroit.
If you’re on FaceBook, search for #ImSoDetroit and enjoy!!!
A few highlights: