SONG OF THE DAY: LEDISI – I BLAME YOU

Is it possible to listen to this song without your body spontaneously moving along to the groove? The answer is no. I particularly enjoyed the live showing Ledisi gave the song at Black Girls Rock in 2013 which included a full dance break. Who knew she was such great dancer?! Ledisi was really feeling her oats that night and for good reason. The performance goes … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: LEDISI – I BLAME YOU

SONG OF THE DAY: SOLANGE – CRANES IN THE SKY

“I tried to drink it awayI tried to put one in the airI tried to dance it awayI tried to change it with my hairI ran my credit card bill upThought a new dress would make it betterI tried to work it awayBut that just made me even sadder” Every now and then an artist comes along with a song that expresses something in a … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: SOLANGE – CRANES IN THE SKY

COVER OF THE WEEK – HAVE YOU EVER (BRANDY) – MATT BLOYD, MARIO JOSE, AND VINCINT CANNADY

With a hefty 3.3 million views on YouTube there’s a good chance you may have heard this cover, but if not, bless your ears and take a listen to Matt, Mario and Vincint’s version of Brandy’s 1998 ballad Have You Ever. The guys did a phenomenal job interpreting this song as a trio with tight harmonies and a key change thrown in for good measure. … Continue reading COVER OF THE WEEK – HAVE YOU EVER (BRANDY) – MATT BLOYD, MARIO JOSE, AND VINCINT CANNADY

MARIAH CAREY – WHEN THE REMIX IS BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL

In 1995 Mariah Carey released the smash hit song Fantasy from her fifth album Daydream. Accompanying the original release was a more hip hop driven remix featuring Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’Dirty Bastard. It would be this song that started a trend in Mariah’s career to take a more pop flavoured song and give it an urban makeover, oftentimes completely reinventing the original track with barely … Continue reading MARIAH CAREY – WHEN THE REMIX IS BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL