There is nothing like hearing your significant other say all the right things…sigh
Love is something special people, and I’m not just saying that because I’m in love, I’m saying it because it has forever and always will be true. And to think about it music has always played a major part in passing on the message of love. Music spreads the message of love in such a unique and wonderful way…I ♥ MUSIC
With that being said, this blog post is an ode to love and to music spreading the beautiful message of love. The songs posted will be random (because yall know I am very random at times) and this blog entry will not and definitely could not possibly encompass all of the wonderful love songs that have been written.
This first song is one that I hadn’t heard for a while but tonight as I tuned in to VH1 Soul Player (love me some VH1 Soul Player) this song was coming on and immediately I remembered how awesome it was. PLUS I have always been a huge Ladies Love Cool James fan so anything he says I’m ready and willing to hear. LL said something with this song. Check out the lyrics
(and we won’t even discuss LL eating with those chopsticks…woah now lol)
Baby smile today
Cause I’ve been imagining more ways
I’m gon’ love you better
When your friends’ll see you too
Just when you think there’s nothin’ else I can do
I’m gon’ love you better
-LL Cool J
I ♥ MUSIC
While blog browsing I came across a picture of MC Lyte and immediately the following lyrics began to flow through my head
You can cha-cha-cha to this Mardis Gras
I’m the dopest female that you’ve heard thus far
And I do get better, the voice gets wetter
Nobody gets hurt (as long as you let her)
Do my thing with an ’89 swing
The dopeness I write, I guarantee delight
Hot shit wasn’t it? ♥
Sometimes I find myself getting completely lost in music. I put on a David Ruffin cd or maybe some old New Edition and I’m gone…zoning, somewhere back to a time and place where music grabbed a hold of your senses and wouldn’t let go. You had to pry yourself from its grasp because they were so tight and strong that even though you fought back, sometimes you eventually let yourself go to be engulfed by the music.
speaking of David Ruffin…check out this video…classic…
Music like that can’t be replaced. With today’s mixture of drop and shake your booty music and wanna be gangsta’s the quality of music is nowhere near the level it used to be. Nowadays you have to partake of 99% of the stuff we really loved back in the day and find a few songs out of the 1% left to fulfill your music needs. But back in the day it wasn’t like that. You could throw on some Eric B & Rakim or some Whodini and forget yourself. You’d be jammin’ so hard that you’d be tempted to buy yourself a boom box and carry it on your shoulder like Radio Raheem just so you wouldn’t have to be away from the music for one moment.
The artists enjoyed what they were doing and we enjoyed listening to them and watching them perform. Back when New Edition said they were With You All The Way…it was believable. When LL Cool J said he would Crush You Like a Jellybean…it was believable lol When Whodini asked about Friends the listeners were like hmmm what about my friends, how many of us really have them? When Freddie Jackson crooned Have You Ever Loved Somebody….we got to thinking about real love…..Music used to sweep you off your feet and take you to another level. True enough there are some artists today that can hold their own such as Anthony Hamilton, Common, Kanye West, India Arie and a host of others, but it still doesn’t take the memory of the back in the day music from my heart and my head.
Here’s to us music lovers! Enjoy!
Whodini – One Love
LL Cool J – I’m Bad
(I aint seen shit like this SINCE!!!)
Marvin Gaye- What’s Goin On (live)
Salt & Pepa – Push It
Doug E. Fresh & Slick Rick on Soul Train