Monday, February 27, 2017

#MusicMonday - "This Is How We Do It" by Montell Jordan

#MusicMonday is dedicated to Montell Jordan and his classic hit, "This Is How We Do It". 

I can remember buying this as my first full length cassette tape and jammin' to it in 5th grade! Good times :)
This is how we do it
This is how we do it
La ra ra ra ra ra
This is how we do it

This is how we do it
It's Friday night, and I feel alright
The party is here on the West side
So I reach for my 40 and I turn it up
Designated driver take the keys to my truck
Hit the shore 'cause I'm faded
Honeys in the street say, "Monty, yo we made it!"
It feels so good in my hood tonight
The summertime skirts and the guys in Kani
All the gang bangers forgot about the drive-by
You gotta get your groove on, before you go get paid
So tip up your cup and throw your hands up
And let me hear the party say

I'm kinda buzzed and it's all because
(This is how we do it)
South Central does it like nobody does
(This is how we do it)
To all my neighbors you got much flavor
(This is how we do it)
Let's flip the track, bring the old school back
(This is how we do it)

This is how we do it, all hands are in the air
And wave them from here to there
If you're an O.G. mack or a want to-be player
You see the hood's been good to me
Ever since I was a lower-case G
But now I'm a big G. The girls see I got the money
A hundred-dollar bills y'all

If you were from where I'm from then you would know
That I gotta get mine in a big black truck
You can get yours in a '64

Whatever it is, the party's underway
So tip up your cup and throw your hands up
And let me hear the party say

I'm kinda buzzed and it's all because
(This is how we do it)
South Central does it like nobody does
(This is how we do it)
To all my neighbors you got much flavor
(This is how we do it)
Let's flip the track, bring the old school back
(This is how we do it)

I'm kinda buzzed and it's all because
(This is how we do it)
South Central does it like nobody does
(This is how we do it)
YNV, SCC
(This is how we do it)
I'll never come wack on an old school track
(This is how we do it)

Check it out!
Once upon a time in '94
Montell made no money and life sure was slow
All they said was 6'8" he stood
And people thought the music that he made was good
There lived a D.J. and Paul was his name
He came up to Monty, this is what he said
You and OG are gonna make some cash
Sell a million records and we'll make in a dash

Oh I'm buzzing because
(This is how we do it)
South Central does it like nobody does
(This is how we do it)
To all my neighbors you got much flavor
(This is how we do it)
I'll never come wack on an old school track
(This is how we do it)

I'm kinda buzzed it's all because
(This is how we do it)
South Central does it like nobody does
(This is how we do it)

Oh it's party time
(This is how we do it)
Straight up comin' from the west side
(This is how we do it)
OG's got the flavor
(This is how we do it)
And money doesn't like nobody does it
(This is how we do it)

Monday, February 20, 2017

#MusicMonday - "Emaline" by Ben Folds

#MusicMonday is dedicated to Ben Folds and his beautiful live version of the song "Emaline".
"Emaline" LIVE from Ben Folds Live Album
"Emaline" LIVE on NPR Music
Full Version courtesy of NPR Music

"I wish it was last September
When we could lose ourselves in crowds every day
Cause Emaline don't walk in time
She's not the same, that's all you can say
When I've heard enough,
I tell myself
That we've learned our lesson but I
Don't want to walk away from Emaline
They're talking now
Does she know what they're saying?
She's got the air
To float above and
I'm sinking into
Someone should pay
She's dear to me and so expensive
I'm not talking 'bout money
When money talks I hate to listen
But lately it's been screaming in my ear
When I've heard enough,
I tell myself
That we've learned our lesson but I
Don't want to walk away from Emaline
It only took me one look
To understand Emaline
Sometimes I don't know what she's saying
Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't
Know what she's saying
But I know I know
I know what she wants to believe
I wish it was last September
Don't let me walk away from Emaline
For stupid reasons
Now I'm talking 'bout money
When money talks I hate to listen
But lately it's been screaming in my ear
Oh what advice,
Girls need attention
Well are you different than all mine?
For what it's worth,
She's got attention
From people like you
Who see black and white
Now I've heard enough
I'll tell you what
Really shouldn't sit here and whine
I'll take you down to see my Emaline
I wish it was"

Monday, February 13, 2017

#MusicMonday - "All Together Now" by The Beatles

#MusicMonday is dedicated to The Beatles - "All Together Now".
One two three four
Can I have a little more
Five six seven eight nine ten
I love you
A B C D
Can I bring my friend to tea
E F G H I J
I love you
Bom bom bom bompa bom
Sail the ship Bompa bom
Chop the tree bompa bom
Skip the rope bompa bom
Look at me
All together now
All together now
All together now
All together now
All together now
All together now
All together now
All together now
Black white green red
Can I take my friend to bed
Pink brown yellow orange and blue
I love you
All together now
All together now
All together now
All together now
All together now
All together now
All together now
All together now
All together now
All together now
All together now
All together now
All together now
All together now
All together now
All together now
Bom bom bom bompa bom
Sail the ship Bompa bom
Chop the tree bompa bom
Skip the rope bompa bom
Look at me
All together now
All together now
All together now
All together now
All together now
All together now
All together now
All together now
All together now
All together now
All together now
All together now
All together now
All together now
All together now
All together now

Monday, February 6, 2017

#MusicMonday - "What's Going On?" & "Where Is The Love?"

"What's Going On?" 
All Star Tribute
[P Diddy:]
What's Going On 

[Jermaine Dupri:]
Tell Me 

[P Diddy:]
People Dying
People Crying
Lord help us 

[Bono:]
Mother, mother
There's too many of you crying 

[Gwen Stefani:]
Oh, brother, brother, brother
There's far too many of you dying

[Jermaine Dupri:]
That's Right

[Aaron Lewis:]
You know we've got to find a way
To bring some lovin' here today 

[Nona Gaye:]
Oh my father, father
We don't need to escalate

[Backstreet Boys:]
You see war is not the answer

[Nona Gaye/Backstreet Boys:]
For only love can conquer hate 

[Christina Aguilera:]
You know we've got to find a way
To bring some lovin' here today

[Britney Spears:]
Barricades, can't block our way 

[J-Lo:]
Don't punish me with brutality

[Destiny's Child:]
Talk to me
So you can see 

[Destiny's Child/Britney Spears:]
[First Chorus]
Oh what's going on
What's going on
Yeah what's going on
Ahh what's going on 

[Ja Rule:]
What's going on in a world filled with pain
Where's the love for which we pray
What's going on
When our children can't play
Homeless can't eat
There's got to be a better way
What's going on
When we politically blind
Can't see the signs of endangered times
What's going on 

[Nelly Furtado:]
Ah tell me
What's going on in the world today
I'd rather be dead
Than turn my head away
We gotta first world vision to complete, to lift our
Hands in the air and cry for a switch 

[Michael Stipe:]
Father, father

[P Diddy:]
Father help us, come on 

[Michael Stipe:]
Everybody thinks we're wrong 

[Alicia Keys:]
Oh, but who are they to judge us
Together we can all be strong

[P Diddy:]
United we stand, Divided we fall

[N'Sync:]
Oh you know we've got to find a way

[Mary J. Blige:]
To bring some understanding here today

[N'Sync:]
Barricades can't block our way

[Darren Hayes (Savage Garden):]
Don't punish me with brutality 

[N'Sync:]
Baby talk to me
So you can see 
[Second chorus]
Yeah, what's going on
Hey, what's going on
Somebody tell me what's going on
I'll tell you what's goin' on-uh 

[Nelly:]
What's going on 'cross seas
Every minute a child dies by this disease
In record numbers indeed
Got momma's crying out please
My baby hold on
My child ain't done nothing wrong
Still I want to holler
Ask them why they don't bother
Oh no, oh no
Make me turn to my father
And ask him why they all got a trapped soul

[Nas:]
I can feel what was bothering Marvin
Why his words forever remain 
Dealing with these modern day problems
'Cause of ignorance surrounding me and my constituents
Too many infected
Too many lives diminishing 
Nobody say Protestants, Jews, Blacks, and Whites, Latinos and Asians
Pray together
Less fight 
We better unite
As genocide chemical war 
And the rich and the poor
Know that God delivers a cure 

[Eve:]
It's a shame our reality is devastating
People praying for a cure
Dying while they're waiting
Ask the Lord for the comfort and strength to face it
All the kids with dreams 
Won't get the chance to chase it
Makes me sad
Think about the lives they would've had
Think about the orphan babies got no moms and dads
How can we sit back and not try to make it right
We gotta come together
We gotta fight for life 

[Fred Durst:]
Somebody tell me what's going on 
(what's going on)
We got human beings using humans for a bomb
But everyone wanna live
Don't nobody really want to die
You feeling me right
I can't be watching people die
(die)
And watching people cry
Let me break it down for a minute
If there's enough room here for you and me
There's plenty of room for some humanity 

Somebody tell me what's going on
(what's going on)
Somebody tell me what's going on
(what's going on)
Somebody tell me what's going on
(what's going on)
Somebody tell me what's going on
(what's going on)
Somebody tell me what's going on
(what's going on)
Somebody tell me what's going on
(what's going on)
Somebody tell me what's going on
(what's going on)
Somebody tell me what's going on
(what's going on)
____________________

"Where Is The Love?"
by The Black Eyes Peas
[Chorus: will.i.am]
People killin', people dyin'
Children hurtin', I hear them cryin'
Can you practice what you preachin'?
Would you turn the other cheek again?
Mama, mama, mama, tell us what the hell is goin' on
Can we all just get along?
Father, Father, Father, help us
Send some guidance from above
Cause people got me, got me questioning
(Where's the love)

[Verse 1: will.i.am (Jamie Foxx & Mary J. Blige)]
Yo, what's going on with the world, momma?
(Where's the love)
Yo, people living like they ain't got no mommas
(Where's the love)
I think they all distracted by the drama and attracted to the trauma, mama
(Where's the love)
I think they don't understand the concept or the meaning of karma
(Where's the love)

[Verse 2: Diddy (Mary J. Blige & Cassie)]
Overseas, yeah, they trying to stop terrorism
(Where's the love)
Over here on the streets, the police shoot
The people put the bullets in 'em
(Where's the love)
But if you only got love for your own race
(Where's the love)
Then you're gonna leave space for others to discriminate
(Where's the love)

[Verse 3: will.i.am]
And to discriminate only generates hate
And when you hate, then you're bound to get irate
Madness is what you demonstrate
And that's exactly how hate works and operates
Man, we gotta set it straight
Take control of your mind, just meditate
And let your soul just gravitate to the love
So the whole world celebrate it

[Chorus: will.i.am, Mary J. Blige, Andra Day, Nicole Scherzinger & Tori Kelly]
People killin' people dyin'
Children hurtin', I hear them cryin'
Can you practice what you preachin'?
Would you turn the other cheek again?
Mama, mama, mama, tell us what the hell is goin' on
Can't we all just get along?
Father, Father, Father, help us
Send some guidance from above
Cause people got me, got me questioning
(Where's the love)

[Verse 4: Taboo (Jessie J & Andra Day)]
It just ain't the same, always in change
(Where's the love)
New days are strange, is the world insane?
(Where's the love)
Nation droppin' bombs killing our little ones
(Where's the love)
Ongoing suffering as the youth die young
(Where's the love)

[Verse 5: Game]
Where's the love when a child gets murdered, or a cop gets knocked down?
Black lives, not now
Everybody matter to me, all races
Y'all don't like what I'm sayin'? Haterade, tall cases
Everybody hate somebody, guess we all racist
Black Eyed Peas do a song about love and y'all hate this
All these protest with different colored faces
We was all born with a heart, why we gotta chase it?
And every time I look around

[Verse 6: Taboo + Ty Dolla $ign (Mary J. Blige & Jessie J)]
Every time I look up, every time I look down
No one's on a common ground
(Where's the love)
And if you never speak truth, then you never know how love sounds
(Where's the love)
And if you never know love, then you never know God, wow
(Where's the love)
Where's the love y'all? I don't, I don't know
Where's the truth y'all? I don't know

[Chorus: Justin Timberlake]
People killin' people dyin'
Children hurtin', I hear them cryin'
Can you practice what you preach?
Would you turn the other cheek?
Father, Father, Father, help us
Send some guidance from above
Cause people got me, got me questioning
(Where's the love, where's the love)

[Bridge: DJ Khaled (Usher, Nicole Scherzinger, will.i.am & Justin Timberlake)]
Love is the key
(Where's the love)
Love is the answer
(Where's the love)
Love is the solution
(Where's the love)
They don't want us to love
(Where's the love)
Love is powerful
(Where's the love)

[Verse 7: A$AP Rocky + Jaden Smith]
My mama asked me why I never vote, never vote
Cause police men want me dead and gone, dead and gone
That election looking like a joke, such a joke, man
And the weed man still sellin' dope, oh no
Somebody gotta give these niggas hope, give us hope
All he ever wanted was a smoke, my gosh
Said he can't breathe with his hands in the air
Layin' on the ground died from a choke

[Verse 8: apl.de.ap + Fergie]
I feel the weight of the world on my shoulders
As I'm gettin' older y'all people gets colder
Most of us only care about money makin'
Selfishness got us followin' the wrong direction
Wrong information always shown by the media
Negative images is the main criteria
Infecting the young minds faster than bacteria
Kids wanna act like what they see in the cinemas
What happened to the love and the values of humanity?
(Where's the love)
What happened to the love and the fairness and equality?
(Where's the love)
Instead of spreading love we're spreading animosity
(Where's the love)
Lack of understanding leading us away from unity
(Where's the love)

Monday, January 30, 2017

#MusicMonday - The Matches - "Didi (My Doe Part 2)"

#MusicMonday is dedicated to The Matches this week. One of the best bands I've ever seen live. I had the pleasure of watching them grow to fame out of Oakland and iMusicast. Every show was full of energy and true passion from a band who always created unique music based on their raw talent.
The Matches - Shawn Harris Didi (My Doe Part 2) Acoustic

I'd highly recommend checking out their debut album, E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals.

#SupportLocalMusic



Monday, January 23, 2017

#Music Monday - Bryce Vine - "Sour Patch Kids"

#MusicMonday is dedicated to Bryce Vine and his song called, "Sour Patch Kids".
A throwback to the good 'ol days, back in the 1990's.


"When I was growing up, I had a lot of dreams, my momma told me "Son you could be anything"
Long as you spread your wings, I know one day you'll be great
Just wait, soon you'll aim up at the sky and I'll watch you float away
But, now that I am older, I'll admit that I am over all the stress and shit that comes from holding life up on your shoulders
It's a chore, I'm sick of being bored, I'm sick of always stressin over shit I could ignore
I guess it's just my own immaturity, burnin' through me internally, take imagination and making it a reality
So, pause. Yo, fuck it, I'll be right back
Pay a visit to the past, tell them all to kiss my ass for a second

I don't wanna worry bout nothin for a while, I just wanna play around livin' like a child
With old tunes jammin on my Walkman, and some Sour Patch Kids and a Coke can
I don't wanna think about anything at all, I just wanna run around doin what I want
With a pretty ass girl and a slow jam, and some Sour Patch Kids and a Coke can

I just wanna go back to the old school, old news, road rules, fresh prince, cartoons, good raps, dope tracks
I'm not tryin to be on it, I'm just tryin' to be honest. Packed lunch, school crush, Bus home and play Sonic
I have been there, I have done that, made my mark up on the town
Been stupid, I've been lucid, been a menace and a clown
Wow, I'm chillin watchin' Rocko's modern livin' wishin I could find a way to bring back Music Television
No more Jersey Shore'n whorin' or horribly borin' versions of shows from Great Britain, they're written with no vision
Damn, so fuck it I'll be right back
Pay my tribute to the past, you can all just kiss my ass for a second

I don't wanna worry bout nothin for a while, I just wanna play around livin' like a child 
With old tunes jammin on my Walkman, and some Sour Patch Kids and a Coke can 
I don't wanna think about anything at all, I just wanna run around doin what I want 
With a pretty ass girl and a slow jam, and some Sour Patch Kids and a Coke can 
I don't wanna worry bout nothin for a while, I just wanna play around, like a child
With old tunes jammin on my Walkman, Sour Patch Kids and a Coke can

I don't wanna worry bout nothin for a while, I just wanna play around livin' like a child
With old tunes jammin on my Walkman, and some Sour Patch Kids and a Coke can
I don't wanna think about anything at all, I just wanna run around doin what I want
With a pretty ass girl and a slow jam, and some Sour Patch Kids and a Coke can."

Monday, December 12, 2016

#MusicMonday - Lupe Fiasco - "The Show Goes On"

#MusicMonday is dedicated to Lupe Fiasco and his song called, "The Show Goes On". 

This song has a great message of inspiration and motivation for working hard no matter what. May it inspire you!
"Alright, already the show goes on
All night, till the morning we dream so long
Anybody ever wonder,
When they would see the sun up
Just remember when you come up
The show goes on!
Alright, already the show goes on
All night, till the morning we dream so long
Anybody ever wonder,
When they would see the sun up
Just remember when you come up
The show goes on!

So no matter what you been through
No matter what you into
No matter what you see when you look outside your window
Brown grass or green grass
Picket fence or barbed wire
Never ever put them down
You just lift your arms higher
Raise 'em 'til your arms tired
Let em' know you're there
That you struggling and survivin'
That you gonna persevere
Yeah, ain't no body leavin',
No body goin' home
Even if they turn the lights out the show is goin' on!"