Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Our Thoughts :: Top Albums of 2017

No matter how much time lapses in between posts, you can always count on this one to make the cut.  The annual tradition continues.  A panel of lucky number 7 again, we all took some thought and compiled our lists individually of what made the cut for the Top Albums (projects) of 2017.  Check it out after the jump!

Monday, February 13, 2017

{Listen} :: The "Feels" Mix .... Valentine's Day Edition.

It's been a few years since I've done one of these mixes.  A random urge compelled me to do so today.  Handpicked in specific order, here are a select few of my 'feels' grooves.  I hope you enjoy J .  In advance,  Happy Valentine’s Day!

At Your Best (Remix)| Frank Ocean
That's What I Like| Bruno Mars
Partners In Crime III | The Internet
Show Me Who You Are | Jesse Boykins III
When I think of You | Janet Jackson
You're the One | Kaytranada x Syd
Tell Me | Groove Theory
Find A Way | A Tribe Called Quest
IFHY | Tyler, the Creator
The Law | Ab-Soul x Mac Miller x Rapsody
Love on the Brain | Rihanna
Whip Appeal | Babyface
Runaway | Tay Walker
Lost Inside of You | One Way
I Only Have Eyes for You | The Flamingos
3005 (Beach Picnic Version) | Childish Gambino

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How You can Help the New Orleans Tornado Victims

img via GAMBIT Weekly

Unfortunately, on February 7th, a massive tornado came through New Orleans East and severely destroyed/damaged miles of property, including injuring several of the Parish' residents.  Seeing these photos really hurt me, since I've witnessed this down there first hand after a natural disaster.  Our people need help.  Here's how you can offer your hand...  

The Greater New Orleans Foundation is taking online donations for its Helping Our Neighbors: Tornado Relief Fund.

Food Pantry of New Orleans (13040 I-10 Service Road) is collecting nonperishable food.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

28 Days of Songs :: Day 2 : should never be elevator music --- Day 11 : by the Beatles that you like

I missed a few days with the 28 days of music posts. Below are all the previous days to current!  

Day 2 -should never be elevator music
This is from one of my top 5 soundtracks ever.  I've listened to this while on the elevator, in various parts of the song, and while I enjoy the tune, I know others will feel exactly what it sounds like.  Most likely, rethinking their destination of where the elevator is actually going...

Day 3- from a great old movie
1989 James Bond.  Gladys Knight's song.. WHEW.

Day 4- you heard again for the first time in years
I haven't heard this song in a longggg time and when it randomly popped up on a playlist... Oh Joy!  Followed by a repeat later that night with a libation 

{Listen} :: X || Z resurfaces with track "Cali" + 2 bonuses

Formerly noted as 'Chris Barz' on my previous posts, X || Z has resurfaced with new music!  His latest, CALI, entails crooning lyrics of trying to keep a situationship/relationship together.  It even features a female perspective.  Alternative feels...

On another note, I noticed he released a couple last June that I missed and they are HOT.

{Personal Post} PHOTOS/VIDEOS :: A Night at the Zoo Carnival

Granted, this was the Zoo Carnival, but it was in celebration of the Chinese Lantern Festival.  A little traveling and we finally made it.  Fun Times last December...

Video :: Evil Genius | Ab-Soul x Teedra Moses x JaVonte'

or Eve'll Genie Us.  Directed by Yellow Nguyen and Moosa, this visual is deep, dark, and full of emotion like that of the song.  Anytime he mentions Alori .. i think of Tony.  Variations in the story, but many similarities.  I wasn't ready for the ending.  It got to me.  Do What Thou Wilt in stores now.

Related Post ::  Video : RAW (backwards) | Ab-Soul

Tyler, the Creator's trailer for "Cherry Bomb : The Documentary"

On January 30th, Tyler released the highly anticipated 'Cherry Bomb: The Documentary' for his 2015 album (that made my top post).  Directed, Shot, Produced, and Cut by Mikey Alfred and Illegal Civ Cinema, this doc goes behind the scenes with the making of the album.  Catch cameos from Kanye, Kali Uchis, Pharrell, Lil Wayne, ASAP Rocky etc. during this 45 minute long summarized journey.  

To keep it's exclusivity, there were only 400 made.  This $100 a pop bundle included the DVD, a Cherry Bomb Movie Poster signed by Tyler himself, and 1 Illegal Civ x GOLF shirt.  There were only 400  Now to the bad news....