Skip to main content

Let it Reign Part II

I have always been a moderate Beyonce fan, basically I like her music overall she has always been good artist in my opinion. But after recently dropping album on us on out the blue. The previous post I had, was just a quick acknowledgement that she released a album. To be honest I didn't have the time to really process the fact that this woman released a album with no promotion, no hints, nothing at all. In 2013 artists struggle to go gold let alone platinum with promotion. And what Beyonce did from my knowledge has never been done before.

She basically just gave the industry a middle finger and said fuck y'all I'm putting an album love or hate it, deal with it. I had a chance to really sit down and listen to the album, I do like the album and I am not just saying that because it the current trending topic at the moment. This is one of her better albums out of her solo collection. Of course my favorite is Dangerously in love, The Beyonce album is definitely Number two as far a Beyonce album goes.

I definitely had a couple of songs on repeat, the song "Mine feat Drake" probably the most personal song on the album with lyrics like this: "Now I'm even more lost And  you're still so fine, oh my oh my
Been having conversations about breakups and separations I'm not feeling like myself since the baby
Are we gonna even make it?" the production is dope it was handled by Drake producer 40 Shebib and very piano driven and Drake added his personal touch with his signature rap sing vocals to the song.

The song that forced me to listen to the album and made me realize this is not a fluke this is not a game. Is the song titled "Superpower feat Frank Ocean". Okay I was seriously not expecting a song like this from Beyonce. I really wasn't: Love on top was great, Get me bodied was cool, loved if I was a boy. Frank Ocean we know his talent we know what he is capable of with him on the chorus is icing on the cake.

The song "Blow" reeks of her sister Solange influence and I so mean that in a good way, I don't have the album jacket yet to see if Solange contributed to this song. I think little sister played a role through out the album just my opinion. But song it self is funky and got a cool type 70's vibe melodic feel. And with lyrics "can you eat my skittles it sweetest in the middle" and then the line "can't wait until  you turn this cherry out". When I first heard those lines I had to ask myself did she really just say that? Well she sure did.

The song "Haunted"  she totally went left on this track and I had a couple of rewinds after these lyrics: And I've been drifting off on knowledge Cat-calls on cat-walks, man these women getting solemn I could sing a song for a Solomon or Salamander We took a flight at midnight and now my mind can't help but wonder: how come? Spoon-fed pluralized eyes to find the beaches in the forest
When I'm looking off the edge, I preach my gut it can't help but ignore it I'm climbing up the walls cause all the shit I hear is boring All the shit I do is boring, all these record labels boring
I don't trust these record labels, I'm touring

The overall sound of haunted is dark and makes me wonder will there ever be a dark Beyonce album? I sure do hope so. Overall I like this albums there are some songs I am not crazy about but I am not mad at . I do like the fact that this a visual album and yes I paid my $15.99 to get both songs and videos. Beyonce has definitely change the game of releasing new music so at this point it what now, what next?

I am not in the beehive but if she keep doing things like this I will be on twitter talking reckless for no reason about how wonderful Beyonce is.

To some up what I really feel peep Kid Fury below:


Popular posts from this blog

Great Albums Of 1996: Mona Lisa 11-20-79

Photo Source: Google Images - Mona Lisa duel album covers

June 11th 1996 Mona Lisa released her debut 11-20-79

As I continue with my series of great albums of 1996, this album that I am featuring on this post is probably in my top 10 of  my top 100 favorite albums. I promise I will treat you all to that list one day soon, I have been mentally creating that list forever, as old albums stay the same, new albums come out so stay tuned. Anyway this album featured on today's post is an album that I still play on a regular basis to this day.

Movie soundtracks was big in the 90s, sometimes even bigger than regular albums, the Wayans brothers had this hilarious move called "Don't be a menace while drinking your juice in south central" a spoof on all the hood classic films in the 90s.  The soundtrack was even better, R&B singer Joe had one of the biggest hits that helped him become name in R&B. He had a song called "All The Things…

What's Going On?

Google Images: Devastation from Bomb Attack in Mogadishu, Somalia

I may talk about music and culture, It is my way to ease the pain with all the things I see going on in this world. But it is too much to ignore, last weekend there was bomb explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia. As of right now it has been reported that 300 lives has been lost due the terrorist attack.

I do my best to keep up with what is going on, whether it's in pop culture, local or national news. And with this recent terrorist attack. The one thing I don't see flooding up and down my time lines on my social media feed. Is  #PrayForSomalia, that is something that is very scarce across the feeds. But I bet your bottom dollar I can see the endless memes of bitches not being shit and its numerous likes.

That goes without fail, I posted a few links about this horrific incident and all I have heard is crickets. If I posted a joke and made fun of reality star. It would have been likes and comments galore. I am not tell…

1997 Part II

Google Images: Micheal S. Smith Photography, Seneca Vocational H.S.
I was sixteen years old in 1997, music was life back then for me, and in that year I needed it more then ever, My freshmen year of high school was 1996 - 1997 and during that school year I was at a school I did not want to be at. In the city of Buffalo at that time, during 8th grade year students had to pick the top choices of the high school they wanted to go to. It was all based on grades during 7th grade year and first grade quarter of 8th grade.

Math was my weakest subject, and the schools that I chose at the time a student had to excel well in the area of math. And me not being on my A game it caused me to loose out on all of my choices of the schools I wanted to attend. So in fall of 1996 I was at my district school. While all my Jr. high friends was at the school of their choices living the high life.

I had to make a daily trip to south Buffalo, a place I did not want to be, what kept me calm to and from schoo…