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hip Hop Wednesday

I call this an adrenaline dump. Basically, I've been listening to my "palate cleanser" mix, because I can only take so much indie/warbly voice/tender emo rock/alt country/etc. My soul belongs to tha Underground Sound and Motown. (Check out my awesome icon from cityphonelines!!)

Download HERE.

What Is On This Zipped File? you may be asking... (In no order)

1. Talib Kweli (with Jay Z, Kanye West, Mos Def and Busta Bust!) - Just To Get By - My Laws. If you need something that will: a) acknowledge that life can suck, b) that we all mess up, c) but dammit, it's better when life WORKS, so you keep on trying, and that brings you pride and satisfaction, then this is your song. Oh, and it's TOTALLY AWESOME. Chorus:
This morning, I woke up
Feeling brand new and I jumped up
Feeling my highs, and my lows
In my soul, and my goals
Just to stop smokin', and stop drinkin'
And I've been thinkin - I've got my reasons
Just to get (by), just to get (by)
Just to get (by), just to get (by)</font></font>
Hell yeah.

2. Hip Hop (party mix) - Dead Prez - oh my GOODNESS the bass and low end in this song! Not to mention that those who love Dave CHapelle should recognize that as the intro music for his old show. And the words in this song! I love the Pro Black mindset - so positive and encouraging of people to PAY ATTENTION. "You would rather have a Lexus, some justice, a dream or some substance?
A Beamer, a necklace or freedom?"

3. Staying Alive - The Fugees Brazilian fight dancing in disco clothes, that was the BEST VIDEO. *sigh* Remember videos? And music? [/nostalgia] I love Wyclef Jean. LOVE him. He's a poor kid from HAITI teaching people to go to the library, because knowledge is free power. *loves* "If you've got more than a dollar in yo pocket, raise your hand."

4. All Night Long - The Roots on music, Eryka on backup and Common on lead vocals. Holy CRAP this makes me feel like I'm a kid of the 70s again. I love this kind of smoothed out neo-soul hip hop jazz fusion. I want like, collard greens with slivered almonds, sushi with BBQ sauce and grits with bleu cheese and a fine wine to go with this song.

5. Ready Or Not - The Fugees I want Lauryn Hill to be my mother. She has the most wonderful "earth mother" voice (one of my top 5 voices in all of musical history, actually) that makes me want to shrink down to toddler size and be cuddled while she sings me to sleep. I love that they sampled ENYA for this song. (And thanked her profusely.) Also, Lauryn OUT SANG Roberta Flack, what?! That song was on CONSTANT ROTATION in my house growing up. (Killing me softly, ftr. I will upload that for anyone who wants it, btw.)

6. Love of My Life - Common & Eryka Badu This may be one of my most favorite "I love this man right here. *points and kisses his cheek*" songs So simple and sweet, and they were together when they made this song (they have a baby together, but are no longer in a relationship.) I just love that it's honest about them having to grow up to be right for each other. "My friend became the/love of my life!/You are my friend/ I can depend." and
"Whenever I got lonely/or needed some advice
he gave me his shoulder/his words were very nice
But that is all behind me/And now there is no other
My love is his and his is mine/my friend became the
Love of my life."


7. 99 Problems - JayZ Not neo-soul in the slightest, but I love JayZ. LOVE! And annakovsky linked to a chart based on this song the other day and I LOL'd. "If you're having girl problems, I feel bad for you, son."

8. D'Angelo ft. The Roots and Eryka Badu - Shining Star - All you need to know is "featuring The Roots." I would listen to an hour of ?uestlove TUNING his drums, much less keeping a smoothed out jazz beat. I love that The Roots is made up of some of the best, most solid studio musicians in the business, but are so SMOOOOOV. B.

9. So In Love With You - Eryka Badu & Ziggy Marley This song makes me wish I lived on the Carribean ocean and had a thatched roofed hut over the water, and you had to walk along pylon tops to a hammock suspended over the water with nothing around but the breeze and a floating (and anchored) cocktail bar. And reminisce about first love with an ocean breeze and water the only sounds. Ahhhhhhhh. *bliss*

10. Ain't No Steppin' - Big Daddy Kane - oh my GOD this song is my 10th year in high school, me staying up to watch "Yo, MTV Raps!" and practicing my dance moves for the next church/school dance, AHAHAHA!!! *grabs ankle, pumps leg back and forth* "When my pen hits the paper? Aw, shit!" Hee hee! Man, that song takes me back. Good times. Good times.

11. Brown Sugar - Mos Def - I loooooove Mos Def. Brooklyn RepreSENT! This is grilling music. *points you to the cooler out by the pool* Who wants what? *points to variety of meats, chips and dips on the picnic tables*

12. Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) Stevie Wonder - I have this ongoing test in my head of what songs could never be vidded to Angel: The Series. (It's not for you to judge, it's between me and my Lord, which is coffee.) This was one of those. It's so sweet and happy! And then I thought about how a funny vid would be this song with Gunn in that house? You know how he signed his soul away to Wolfram&Hart, and punished himself for Fred? That could be here, then cut to Lindsey being in the house, and then end with the Demon that lives in that dimension. It could be funny! Just me, then?

HUMP DAY. Not Lady Lumps Day. (Has everyone seen the Alanis Morisette parody of that song? Ahahahaha!)



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Apr. 4th, 2007 07:13 pm (UTC)

Apr. 4th, 2007 07:20 pm (UTC)
Apr. 4th, 2007 07:14 pm (UTC)
Apr. 4th, 2007 07:57 pm (UTC)
LJ is not showing me anything but your icon, so it looks like you are mad at/questioning me! Hahaha.
Apr. 4th, 2007 08:00 pm (UTC)
Not mad!
But lj was doing weird stuff for a while, and your adrenaline post appeared 4 times!
I wondered if you'd had too much adrenaline!
but it quadrupled some comments as well.
Apr. 4th, 2007 08:03 pm (UTC)
Gah, I saw that! I tried to delete the excess as fast as possible, because ACK!

I had to delete my SPAM to fitofpique because eveidently she needed my thumbs up MANY MANY TIMES. *kicks LJ*
Apr. 4th, 2007 08:11 pm (UTC)
... and that's my default icon!
Trepkos, see?!
Apr. 4th, 2007 08:14 pm (UTC)
Yes! I know it's your default, but here's where I display my ignorance: I have NO IDEA what it's from. *hangs head*
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Apr. 4th, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC)
I have not! Nor am I familiar with Amy Winehouse!

(And OT: yay, LJ is showing me comments! This is a novelty today...)
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Apr. 5th, 2007 12:02 am (UTC)
I googled her after your original comment and found her MySpace page. She's like a 60 singer with modern blues! Very cool.
Apr. 5th, 2007 01:55 am (UTC)
I want that icon. That is awesome.
Apr. 4th, 2007 07:41 pm (UTC)
Do you know how much that made me love Alanis again? She's such a jagged little pill, that Alanis!

Thanks for the laugh. Good times. I wonder if she'll go down on him in a thea- TER.
Apr. 4th, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC)
PLEASE tell me that you know that song is about her failed romance with Dave "Cut it out!" Coulier!!
Apr. 4th, 2007 08:20 pm (UTC)
Yes indeedy I doodely doo.

Toodely doodely neighbor!
Apr. 4th, 2007 07:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for the music! These are great, and great additions to my workout music.

Thank you again. I really appreciate it.
Apr. 4th, 2007 07:58 pm (UTC)
Absolutely! *pop locks and bobs mah head wit ya*
Apr. 4th, 2007 08:31 pm (UTC)
Hee! Thanks for the link to the Alanis vid.
Apr. 4th, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC)
Isn't that silly?! *hugs*
Apr. 4th, 2007 08:56 pm (UTC)
Lauryn Hill attended the HS my sister's kids go to. She's definitely the local celeb there.
Apr. 4th, 2007 09:19 pm (UTC)
Oooooh, cool! New Jersey, 'SUP?! I loooooooove her. (I like Eryka Badu a whole bunch, she's from here, but I loooooove Lauryn Hill.)
Apr. 4th, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC)
You are the best. *smishes* There are a few of these I don't have so much thanks. Oh and the Alanis parody is a riot.
Apr. 4th, 2007 09:18 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised you don't have them all! Glad to be of service!
Apr. 4th, 2007 09:08 pm (UTC)
I have about half of these but I'm grabbing the zip n-e-wayz. Thanks!
Apr. 4th, 2007 09:18 pm (UTC)
You bet! *rocks out witchu*
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Apr. 5th, 2007 12:02 am (UTC)
Ha, that was TOTALLY my intent. Sleet?! Oh, man. So sorry!
Apr. 5th, 2007 05:12 am (UTC)

When I was like 13, I wanted to spell my name like Eryka Badu. Of course that would make my full name even more annoying to spell. But then I was all disillusioned when I found out that wasn't how it was spelled her entire life.
Apr. 5th, 2007 12:30 pm (UTC)
Heeee! Oh, noes! *goes back in time to hug your disillusioned 13 year old self* Apparently she came up with her "image" when she was leaving Dallas and heading up to New England. That whole Neo-Soul renaissance of the late 90s early 2000's brought some AMAZING music to the world, though.

*fist up*
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Reading this? I'm just curious. Because that's really detail-oriented of you. Feel free to stop reading. But you can see that there's more here, so are you going to keep reading? Really? That's pretty dedicated. I'm impressed. No, really. I'm not being sarcastic, why do you get like that? See, this is the problem I have with your mother - yes. YES. I'm going there. It's time we put all of our cards on the table.

I love you, why are you doing this? After all we've been through? You don't have to be like this. You know, still reading. You could be baking a pie. And then sharing it with me.

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