Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Stalley Up Next... Real Music



STALLEY!

Def. not new or anything… but..
I’ve been listening over and over again all week… So I wanted to share.

Didn’t hear too many people talking about Stalley much
(I actually think he had the best verse on Address #shrug).. until recently where
he signed with Maybach Music Group.

I, then, realized like hey.. I haven’t myself put any posts personally to him, though I ♥ his music. That changes today. I decided to give some spotlight :)

Here’s one of my favorites. “The Autobiography”… The MASH sample is C R A Z Y ..

It def. shows my age of remembering MASH and when it use to come on tv smh. I felt ancient when I heard the song and recognized it immediately smh lls







My past is what I come to…
My future’s what they run to…
So ahead of my time…






Keep him in your radar… #TALENT

Side commentary: (If you clicked the link) ..I’m mad that’s the actual name of the Mash song.. Ironic isn’t it?? Underlying message





(Let's keep the party going lol... Here's a freebee)


GIVE THE DRUMMER SOME!


Parking Meters & Cell Phones...


Technology is going to rule the world… and I don’t think it will be “Jetson” like. Things like this are ridiculous to me. It’s sad that slowly but surely.. pay phones are going to become extinct.. as well as the house phone. Sure a few may use it… but… Majority rule (gift and the curse ways of the world). I remember when things were so simple. Sure I enjoy the technology of cell phones Particularly TEXT messaging and the remarkable speed the internet has progressed we have come a LONGGGGG way from America Online 3.0 but I miss the little things. No one likes to send letters anymore to communicate….. No one likes to carry around change for anything (in case the ice cream truck comes).. or kids this generation… I swear they don’t know the fun of playing outside all day…making up their own games... waiting for the ice cream truck. Nope..they have xbox.. playstations.. ipods.. cable… some even have cell phones smh… Just the thought scares me… What is the world coming to?? Turning everything into computer generated items?? A little lazy and robotic maybe?? :-/




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Monday, April 25, 2011

Nine years later... izquierda



The Life...

RIP Lisa Nicole Lopes: May 27- 1971 April 25, 2002





















9 years later...


Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes is still remembered as a great artist member of the R&B group, TLC. Her raps, voice, and lyrics will live on....


RIP Lisa Nicole Lopes: May 27- 1971 April 25, 2002










Curren$y Running Late.... AGAIN



So....



it seems that majority of who commented on this video (below) said Curren$y was 4 hours late -_- flashbacks to memories of when I was waiting to see him at sneaker pimps smh. Although the commentors said it was worthwhile (which I ended up saying too) … I think it’s because we’re just fans lol. Cause Real Talk....waiting to see an artist for 4 hours.. that you paid YOUR money for... is NOT the business and DEF. not a good look. Come on Mr. Franklin… I hope you had a good excuse for this one… -_-




Anyway… here’s the footage..


Curren$y () Jetlife Tour (a bunch of cameos.)..... #sold out from David Stunts on Vimeo.




Video Creditors: JetsFoolBlogspot

Rouge Kisses






I don't wear my red lipstick often... Only if I'm in a certain mood..
And when I'm in that mood.... It's a wrap
Gru/devious... Activate.. Code Alice



It makes me feel a certain way... a certain way.. you couldn't understand...

Motivation Mondays...

Hope everyone had a great Easter. That holiday has always been bittersweet after my grandmother passed (no more trips to her hometown for easter)… but it was even tougher this year

This year... Easter fell on her birthday… O_O :’’’’’(((

Boi was it tough, but I held it together (majority of the day). In lieu of that… I decided to dedicate today’s Motivation Monday in her rememberance.

She always had a good message and prayed for the good in everyone, regardless of how they acted. She was the EPITOME
of a phenomenol woman… therefore.. It’s only right that the motivation for today is….



I’ve seen the rain….


But the sun will always shine again….


I’ll be praying for you….






RIP Grandma

Friday, April 22, 2011

Good Friday...

Disclaimer: If you're of a different religion... no disrespect to you... but this is MY religion... and MY blog. Therefore..... #proceedswithpost



It's Good Friday.... Let's not get so caught up in getting off work early or being off for a 3day weekend that we forget the meaning....... the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary.



Side-Commentary: I think I have posted this video maybe twice already.... but the message is incredible. Never forget....



Candid: Ms. Ventura


JUST BECAUSE i like Cassie... I posted this pic I found #shrug. lol. I wonder what the shoot is for?? hmmmm

Neo Soul Stop...




Something about this song that just changes my mood... and kinda makes me smile ♥.. (*girly giggle)






Thursday, April 21, 2011

Barsssssssssssss.....



Fab lyrical game is ridiculous. Before my lunch break ended .. I had to post this.






"The Soul Tape" dropped earlier today.

DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE...

NOW lol

"You like Shaq at the line... you prob. missed the point..."

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Prayers...


The Lord DOES answer prayers..... Can't say Thank you enough...



side commentary:... I think I may listen to this song or
"Marvelous" at least ONCE a day... #Humble/Thankful. *wiz voice... I Just Wanted To Say That....

The more that b*tch gon' bang...


Another highlight to my day (besides Curren$y mixtape)....


"I pay these lames with a reality check..."

This song brings back so many memories... I was DEAD tired at Club DREAM in Miami last month and was ready to go (me and my homegirl had a flight in like 3 hours and I only had 2 hours of sleep the night before...) Any who.. so yea.. I'm sittin down.. eyes closed (lls old woman)... and then this dropped....O_O
My eyes popped open.. head started noddin... bnm passed from bridge immediately (HAHAHA)... It banged too hard...


What made it even better was... i didn't know bridge f*cked w/ it hard just like I did. We found the link for it... the next day and it was a wrap. To my surprise.. the homie Fife.. posted the video on his site today.. good look man :-)




Women's Empowerment Wednesdays...



To those who already have a “good man”… you may have 99 problems… but that is DEFinitely NOT one. . That’s not one of your problems bc he’s on his J O B. I will say to you… appreciate that. They are truly precious breeds. Don’t let negative “ain’t doing shit” friends who “ain’t got shit” ruin “your shit” with their negativity and foolery. A relationship is between TWO people.. not the world which is the exact reason why everybody don't know MY business... I already peeped their type . Pay them no mind. Let it exude through your aura. You may have things to worry about.. but what your man is doing when you’re not around is not one of them. You’re complacent with your life and relationship.. there’s nothing better. Keep the trash out! now that i think about it... this can apply to anything really... hmm




“I tried to ignore ‘em… talk to the Lord… Pray for ‘em… but some dudes just love to perform…”






On the flip side…




Know your worth and embrace it. No need to sit and worry about why you haven’t found the right guy yet etc. etc. You realize there are more IMPT. Things going on in your life.. and that’s not one of them. You realize… blatanly speaking… “Hey… I’m the sh*t....a GREAT catch! but I have business to take care of” (which in more calmer terms means… I have A LOT going for myself.. and I’m a great woman who can handle her own). He’ll come around. And you know that.



Prioritize.. you’re worth more than you can imagine… and one day.. someone will come along to appreciate that. But in the mean time…. hold that head up high sistah and keep pressin!




If you havin man problems.. I feel bad for you hun.. I got 99 problems but a n*gga ain’t one…












Side-Commentary: I decided to choose this as the main focus for today for personal reasons that I’d rather not go into detail about. There is some more ish I want to say on this one.. but it’s empowerment Wednesday.. so I’ll keep it classy. But that other post of what I’ve been noticing about women today.. Oh.. it’s coming.. #BelieveThat

"It's Spitta... Guaranteed Winner..."

It’s 4/20 ... which means……

Covert Coup dropped :-) Curren$y Spitta and Alchemist teamed up to make some more classic ridin music. *spitta voice… Yeeeaaaaaugh!






DOWNLOAD HERE

Orrrrrrrr...

You can LISTEN HERE as I’m doing at the plantation lls



Side Commentary: I’m sure this is on most blogs… which in most times I wouldn’t post… buttttt… It’s Spitta. #NuffSaid


Monday, April 18, 2011

Can't Be Superwoman 247- Vent Session...


Even superwoman had to take a break to be Lois Lane again.....


I find myself in these situations.... where I give and give and give. Everyone comes to me for moral support... which I do take pride in... because that means my confidentiality and loyalty is valued. It, also, means that people feel comfortable enough around me to share their deepest & darkest secrets ; open up about their feelings. Unfortunately...... that does take it's toll. I am there for everyone, but when a situation arises.. I look up.. and It's just me. I can't go to those same people to talk about anything. It's like committing social suicide if I do.

I don’t mind being there for people. It actually brings me joy to be able to help others (strangers.. family… etc. doesn’t matter). However… I have to take time for me. When I can have a full conversation with someone about their problems and tell them in the middle like Hey I really can’t talk right now.. I’m crying (in other words letting them know.. hey I’m here for you.. but it’s some stuff I’m dealing with in my own life right now) and they completely disregard that and continue to talk about their issues…without putting them to the side for ONE second to ask what’s wrong or what happened…. RED FLAG!

I just can’t be superwoman to everyone 24/7. There has to be time for “Lois Lane” (my name inserted). If I respond to people the way they usually respond to me, in situations as such, they would not like it one bit. But that’s not my M.O. I wouldn’t do that to people because I know how it feels when it’s done to me. . NO need to compare situations. Bad is bad. I could have just found out.. I have a week to live… but how would you know? Oh beg my pardon.. you must have missed that. I just can't explain enought how overwhelming that is.


I was blessed to have a great conversation with pie yesterday that put everything in perspective. We never knew we had that much in common. Any way… it felt good to actually have someone LISTEN (listening and hearing are two different things) and offer a substantial response as I did/do with them. It was quite refreshing....actually it was really refreshing.

I’m emotionally overwhelmed/drained (and mentally in most instances) with all this tugging and pulling from everyone… and the red flag incident this morning let me know immediately. It’s time to hang up the cape for the day…before "Lois Lane" (my name inserted) isn't recognizable anymore.. and turns into the villain…..


I just have to for once... take care of ME...





"I'd hope you see my face... and that you'd be reminded..."

Motivation Mondays...

What a weekend o_O. Bittersweet in so many ways I must say. However... Motivation Mondays still happened to make it...

I Remember back in the day…
Before I thought about getting paid…
The _____ they ain’t give me no play…
The haters ain’t have nothing to say…

Gave my all, but it just wasn’t enough…
Ain’t complaining but it’s just how it was…

And now I’m just posted with my baddest ____ and we just chillin in the villa watchin pictures getting roasted…..


I started coming up in the game…
And people started knowing my name…
They tried to put me into that lane…
And we had to go our separate ways...
Instead of fussin and flippin out...
I did my thing and figured it out…

And all my peoples got champagne.. fast cars.. by the bar wasted …
Horses in my car.. little Louis on my bracelet…
When you live just like a star ..it feel so amazzzzing


And the moral of the story (motivation for today is).. You might have to work at the job that you don’t like… drive the car but have your eyes set on a better one.. Whatever the case may be… Don’t get discouraged. Don’t look down… look up. Look at it as… “A minor setback… for a major comeback “ werd to Lil Boosie ya dig?? Keep your head up!


{side commentary... there are blanks in the lyrics.. so an input word can apply to both genders}

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

So In Love- AH & JS

For all my neo soul heads... like myself ... I've been hearing this on the radio all day at work ... Shouts to WHUR for helping to get through the day. .. Apparently, the song just dropped. I'm feelin it. I can only imagine what the live performance for this song would be like.... whoooooooooooooo #HotFire

Women's Empowerment Wednesdays...



Ahhh… what a day what a day what a day. These past few days have been really overwhelming and exhausting. #SHRUG.. but what else is new. Hey.. someone gotta do it.. Who better at the job than me... at the end of the day...I like the challenge :;)



To all my over whelmed/exhausted sistahs... I know times are hard... and it seems our jobs as Employee, Employer, Mother, Wife, Sister, Girlfriend, Friend, SELF etc are getting more complicated and strenuous by the second! It's just a tedious job being a woman all around #sheesh. Although sometimes we may be drowning in bills, work, and every other issue that seems to float itself over our way.. we still hang strong. Most times we don't recognize... there is HOPE. And it seems Ms. Arie found thee PERFECT words to describe what I mean....

A little was overrated...

But a lot was a little too complicated...

You see… Zero didn’t satisfy me…

A million didn’t make me happy…


...It’s about the size of faith in your heart…

...He taught me paradise is in your mind…




THERE'S HOPE!

It doesn’t cost a thing to smile...

You don’t have to pay to laugh...

You BETTER Thank GOD for that…



Hang in there ladies. Remember... you're all beautiful and important for more ways than you can imagine. Smile


xoxo- Dolcezza






Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Olivia Starts Over in December...

Olivia seems to be starting her career over with a new direction in music. On yesterday’s episode of “Love and Hip Hop" , one of my fav. Shows for personal reasons , Olivia and her manager discussed her past fails in her music career. She was signed with J Records (which I only remember just one video single from there) where that direction faced turmoil ....leading her to sign with G-Unit records. They displayed her as the leading front lady… including her on hit singles and outings… giving the appearance that her career would finally take flight. Unfortunately, as she explained yesterday on the show, she recorded an album for G-unit… but they were on tour overseas for three years thus not being able to promote her album; a result in the album never being released. Now she’s on her own… and praying 3rd time’s a charm. She’s ready to sing for the world. I first heard this song on last night’s episode, where they showed a good portion of her singing it in the studio. Who knew I would find the visuals for it today….

Here’s Olivia’s New Single… “December”






Side Commentary: I’m interested in hearing what her G-Unit album sounded like ..hmmm.





I had to edit this post and add this because I find it odd that after the brief altercation Olivia and cast mate Somaya Reece had on last night’s show.. I just happen to see her video too -_-. Now I’m not sure if these both dropped today or if they’ve been out… but this might be more than just a coincidence. #iThink





Side-Commentary: This somaya song would be 10 times better if she took out her rapping and gave the song to another artist #shrug. The hook and beat is there…. The rest of the song.. #fail.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Reminder: Hov is THAT dude


Must I remind you people over and over again... Hov is thee man :) What a great article I stumbled across....


"5 Things You Can Learn from Jay-Z's career"

- Anthony Balderrama


"1. Find something your passionate about and make it part of your life

What Jay Z did: Jay-Z is a sports enthusiast. He's a proud Yankees fan and he's been a courtside fixture at NBA games for years for The Cavaliers, Knicks and Lakers. Not content with just being a fan, Jay-Z assembled a team (that included Lebron James) in 2003 to play in Entertainers Basketball Classic (EBC) and then became a co-owner of the New Jersey Nets.

What you can do: Many of us are sports fans, but few of us have the bank account and business savvy to own an NBA team. However, we can find a way to make one of our passions part of our everyday life, even if your interest doesn't fit within your current job. For example, if you are obsessed with politics but you work at a clothing store, you should leave your opinion of Congress at home. But that doesn't mean you can't start your own political blog or become a contributor to another one. That way you can immerse yourself in a subject you love and still improve your analytical and writing skills. You never know what will become of your side venture -- maybe a new business opportunity. Maybe nothing will happen beyond gaining readership, but at least you'll have space where you can indulge your passions.


2. Market yourself


What Jay-Z did: One of the other reasons Jay-Z decided to assemble that basketball team in the EBC? He knew it was great marketing. He branded a bus with the image of a sneaker he designed for Reebok, had the team tour in it, all while his music blared. And then they'd celebrate at the club he owned in New York. It was his project from top to bottom and he wasn't afraid to promote it.

What you can do: The odds are slim that somebody will walk up to you and say, "Wow, all that great work you do? Unbelievable! Let me offer you this high-paying job that is perfect for you." Instead, make sure you let your boss know when you perform well. Don't brag, but forward any positive feedback you get from clients or colleagues If you're looking for a job, piece together an impressive portfolio or résumé. Think about the awards you've won, leadership positions you've held, and references who will speak glowingly about you. Don't play meek when it comes to finding a new job because employers don't have time to beg you to talk about yourself. Impress them from the beginning. (And if you can afford to plaster your face on the side of a bus, go ahead.)"


To read more... follow this link at CNN




"People said Hov how you get so fly? I said from not being afraid to fall out the sky..."- S.Carter

Motivation Mondays.. meets Womens Empowerment Wed.

Top of the week!!! I decided to make this a joint activity (Hey I can switch things up... it’s my blog I do what i want lol). I wanted to use this song for Motivation Mondays today... but then I realized... this can be a Womens Empowerment Wednesday song, as well. The theme and message applies to us all... So I figured.. why not combine?


Three little birds, sat on my window...
And they told me I don't need to worry...

Maybe sometimes, we've got it wrong, but it's alright...
The more things seem to change...The more they stay the same...
Oh Don't you hesitate...

...Sapphire and faded jeans, I hope you get your dreams
Just go ahead let your hair down...
You're gonna find yourself somewhere.... somehow...

'Twas more than I could take, pity for pity's sake...
Some nights kept me awake... I thought that I was stronger...
When you gonna realize, that you don't even have to try any longer?
Do what you want to...

You're gonna find yourself somewhere....somehow... - Corrine Bailey Rae




Don’t worry yourself crazy about things. “Let your hair down” or for my males hov voice “ Loosen up the tie” and ENJOY LIFE!

Side Commentary: Whatever it is that tickles your fancy...that makes you smile... that brings you joy... Surround yourself with that presence. Quit the hesitation. This is coming from a deeper place right now that I can’t even describe... Xoxo

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

G-Day.... Or was It????....



I almost crapped my pants EXTREME EXAGGERATION LOL when I saw Wiz's tweet about rollin up for Spitta's Birthday. Like.. word!?.. Did I miss it??? So i decided to use my sleuth skills to investigate.

Now Spitta didn’t really tweet anything on his specifically confirming that it was his birthday (so modest) until… I saw a tweet where he said he’d finished three tracks w/ pharrell on his bday. Now I’m like yo that could be yesterday or today (since it was 8 hours ago).. so I digged a little deeper. Google it is lol.
I go on there...and typed in his name. One of the first links to pop up was from inflexwetrust… saying Happy Birthday to Spitta dated for yesterday. But that was the only one. SOOOOO I dig a little deeper lol.
Typed Currensy Spitta Birthday into the search engine and what do you know… mad links popped up. His birthday was yesterday! How could I miss it!? What a terrible fan I am lol jk . As much as I been supporting his music all this time.. you think I would know something like that. Ugh.. Sorry Spitta. Forgive Me. Lol
Happy BELATED Birthday Shante "Currensy Spitta" Franklin . Hope you rocked out for your 30th! YEEEEEAAAAAUUGHH!


XOXO- Dolcezza



“Take one guess she caught up in the rapture… wakin.. and bakin.. Anita’s greatest hits blastin”




“We belong at the top.. but we ain’t trippin.. cause we’ll get there in a minute”


No matter where we go… one place we’ll never be.. is close… even if you lived right next to me…………And you can’t do a thang about it…”


“Live ya life patna.. guess I can keep my two cents in my pocket…”



“Lazy eyed but watchful… tryna play me.. I’ll spot you…”

“Say they swagger jackin daddy I say f*ck it baby girl we gone let em live”


“I do a lot of smokin to stay over this bogus sh*t“


“Name on the side of the plane… Jets fool.. dot dot dot”




JETS FOOL....

Monday, April 4, 2011

1ne...2wo...3hree.. (& Counting)

Happy 3rd Anniversary to my favorite power couple for more reasons that one .... (who secretly tied the knot on this day in 2008) Hov & Bey

"She do anything that's necessary for him... and I do Anything that's necessary for her..."

"Cause that rock on your finger is like a tumor... you can't put your hand in your new purse"


"Helplessly... I reminisce.. Don't want to... Compare nobody to you..."




Crazy In Love




April 4, 1968

This day... marks the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (an indeed.. sad time in Black History). Although, we’ve progressed tremendously (not only opportunity wise… BUT… We have a BLACK President… something I thought I would never live to see), we still have a long way to go. Do you think if Dr. King was alive today… he would be proud of our culture as a whole?

Release Session...

Knowing that you can’t go to anyone about certain things because you will get a simple “damn” “it’ll be ok” or “I don’t know what to say. What do you want me to say?” all of which seem to be common nowadays . Truthfully speaking… would you want someone to say that to you? Why say that to others when YOU want compassion when YOU’RE going through? It’s not fair, but yet and still… I dish out more than I get in return. As much as I TRY to turn away from my big heart… it always wins. I wish for once I could get in return the amount of support I put out. There is no comfort in going through the things that “count”that hurt the most… alone. I mean, sure, it makes you a stronger person, but make no mistake… it does have a negative effect… it HURTS… and hurts even more to think about. More than what others can truly imagine.... ~Dolcezza Side-Commentary: As much as I don't display them (for the particular reason listed above).. I DO have feelings

Friday, April 1, 2011

Marvin....

LEGENDARY... My favorite Marvin album

This is one entertainer that I say over and over I wish I could have saw perform live. His music was incredible. This post is for today... AND... tomorrow. Marvin... you will NEVER be forgotten

Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984)


Let the playlist rock.. All my favorites...