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Dirty Pretty Random: I Didn’t Know Robert Downey, Jr. Could Sing!

I spend quite a bit of time ghost riding in the whip along the Information Superhighway, bka “The Internetz” and on my travels today, I discovered a video of award-winning American actor, Robert Downey, Jr. singing with Sting. Singing…with Sting, one of the Greats. WHO THE HELL KNEW RDJ COULD SING AND DIDN’T TELL ME??? Check this out:   Up until today,...
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Kaleidoscope Dream by Miguel Will Be Mine & Mine Alone

I just bought Miguel’s new album “Kaleidoscope Dream” via Amazon and I’m not sharing it.   First off, I love this album. I’ve been listening to it for the past couple of hours and it is solid, in my opinion. I am constantly craving fresh R&B music that doesn’t sound like the singer really wanted to be a rapper but failed, so...
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Soul Train Is Where First I Fell In Love & Found My Beauty: RIP Don Cornelius

I was at work sitting in the break room checking my Facebook when I found out via my newsfeed that Don Cornelius had died today, in an apparent suicide. Just in case you’re totally un-hip and an unprecedented BAMMA, Don Cornelius created “Soul Train” back in the early 1970s and for decades it was the #1 place on TV to showcase Black...
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Gummy Soul Presents: “Fela Soul” by Amerigo Gazaway

Hello Dedicated Readers! Here’s a little gem I discovered in my travels along The Innanets earlier this week that I wanted to share with you all: I fell in love with it from the first listen. Two of my faves, Fela Kuti and De La Soul mashed up together expertly. Kudos to Amerigo Gazaway!!   From GummySoul.com: What do you get when...
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The Weave Quotient: When A Naturalista Decides To Wear Hair

So, last week I got a weave. I abandoned chemical relaxers for my hair seven and a half years ago and I was loc’d for five of those years. I picked my locs out last year and have been perfecting a care regimen and styling for my “Afro Reborn” for the last 11 months. It’s been wonderful and great and all that...
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R.I.P. Amy Winehouse

CNN just reported on their website that 27 year-old British jazz and soul singer Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London apartment. I predicted her death two years ago. Honestly, I had a vision of sorts. I can’t quite explain it, but I saw her dead. Despite her well-known struggles with drug abuse, I didn’t know how she would die. I...
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“Don’t Be Afraid”: Anatomy of A Rape Carol

Yes, a “Rape Carol”. This is a term introduced to me by my good girlfriend Alise of NaturallyAlise.com. A “rape carol” is a song  usually sung by a man that lyrically  suggests in one way or another that there will be sex going down and that the woman’s consent is either not needed, not wanted or at best, questionable. Most of the...
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“Ain’t No Use”: The Hurt Tape by PBG

Last month, I peeped this post entitled “The Hurt Tape” by my friend @tlewisisdope on his blog. He linked Sista Toldja since he got the idea for his post from hers. These two tapes are musical montages to heartache. Their own soundtracks to when love goes wrong and you crawl into a song to lament and eventually ease the pain. I know...
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My Blue-Eyed Soul Guilt

Almost everybody who is a fan of Black soul and R &B music has heard music from the latest soul singer to come out of the United Kingdom. Her name is Adele and if you haven’t heard her music, you have at least heard of her. And if you haven’t heard of her or her music, you should subscribe to  a few...
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Music of My Mind: Mixin’ It Up With NovaMatic

I’m sure I’ve said on more than one occasion that I am absolutely a DJ snob. This stems from me being a music snob and I am unapologetic about both. Even a fool knows that the difference between a good party and a bad party is almost wholly dependent upon the DJ. If only 3 or 4 gather together in a basement...
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