Image Source: Top Picture -Tashema Oates Images, Bottom Pic - Google Images
If you like this blog and enjoy my music commentary, particularly R&B music, I talk a lot about the genre because I simply love it even though it is not in the same space it once was. Well the time has come for me to the put my money where my mouth is. I have the pleasure of announcing that I will be hosting my own all R&B music online show. Where I will play music from the past, present and the future R&B music artist. On my show "Don't Disturb This Groove" will be airing every first and third Saturday each month starting February 4th @ 4pm MST on www.radiophoenix.org
Image Source Google- Aaliyah album cover Pre 911 July 2001 I was twenty years old and boy that was an interesting year, to say the least. And as always my summer tradition I made my trip to the local record store. During this month one of my all time favorite artist was releasing their third album which went to become a forever favorite of mine and is on my lifetime music playlist On July 17th 2001, Aaliyah released her third and final self titled "Aaliyah" after a five year full album hiatus from her second album one in a million. At the time she had finally released a full album, of course to hold the fans over. We had the singles from the movie soundtracks such as 1998 Doctor Do Little SDTK "Are You That Somebody?" and in 2000 Romeo Must Die SDTK, "Try Again, I Don't Wanna, Come Back In One Piece and are you Feeling Me?. It was an exciting time for Aaliyah it was a year after a successful movie and soundtrack, she had entered into legal adulthood She w…
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…
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…