Category: Inspirations


 

daniel-caesar

Turned on to some new music today.  I don’t pretend to be in the loop, but based on this, this kid is on my radar now.  Right in my wheelhouse.

Enjoy!

Advertisements

 

prince2

The weekend is upon us.

I haven’t heard any complaints about playing ‘catch up’ with the official Prince videos.

And I highly doubt I ever will…

Have a good one gang. Catch you on the other side.

 

 

hammer

A 90s playlist provides today’s song choice.

We’ve all gotten jokes and a half off this man (and these ridiculous pants).  But if you’re old enough, you had the song and at minimum, you had some knock off of the pants.

There’s no shame in admitting it anymore.

Enjoy!

 

 

rockwell

The Halloween/creep factor of today’s video is a happy coincidence.  Got hit with an 80s playlist today and this gem popped up.

Have to chuckle because, in my entire life, I’m pretty sure this still holds the title for ‘We all know why this became a hit record, right?’

Enjoy!

 

 

anita_baker

New week.  There is a LOT that could be talked about/debated/expressed here, but for today at least, we’ll stick to music.

The ‘For Malik’ mix threw this one at me.  Not for the 100th time let me say, ‘Well done Spotify.’

Enjoy!

 

 

eminem

Have to end this week with something from the catalog of the man who used his voice and platform to say what many are feeling.

Not that I ever doubted where he stood but still when I saw the cipher…

Image result for charles dutton gif

Have a good weekend gang!

 

 

T.I.

A hip hop day on the playlists.

On top of having four of the best of their generation, I especially like how the way the song is organized, thematically and lyrically, it sounds like a ‘one up’ contest.

And good Lord, Tip brought it home at the end.

Enjoy!

 

 

defjam

Part high school reunion, part interview show, ‘Def Comedy Jam 25’ is a fun 90 minute journey on Netflix.  As more than one comedian noted, there was a time when black comedians could be killing it for years and never even dream of being on the Tonight Show.  Russell Simmons recognized the void and got HBO to buy in.  Everyone from household names like Rock and Chappelle to the Kings of Comedy pay their respects in this show.

I’m old enough to remember Def Jam at its peak, but whoever organized the clips still did an excellent job of pulling from some classic sets and one liners you’ve just forgotten about if you haven’t seen them in 20 years.  There was a nice tribute to Bernie Mac; I still feel his Def Jam set is the best stand up routine I have ever seen (way too X rated to repost here but not that hard to find).

As for the Netflix episode, there’s a part near the end where DL Hughley and Chappelle go off script…  That’s all I need to say, isn’t it?  Best part of the show.

Worth watching if you’re a fan of urban comedy.

 

 

saltnpepa

The Golden Age Hip Hop station was the soundtrack as I ran my Sunday errands today, so we’re starting this week with one of rap’s first classic jams.

Enjoy!

 

 

prince

We made it to another weekend.

When I hear this now, I think ‘this could be the song everyday.’

Today was just the day I decided to post it.

Have a good weekend everyone.