Tuesday, February 08, 2005
I'm sitting here listening to my girl Honey Soul's Radio Blog, and there's a song on there from Do or Die featuring Shawnna and Kanye West called "Higher". Now, I've heard this song before and it upset me the first time I heard it. I feel the same feeling of mild disgust now. It contains a sample of Teddy Pendegrass' "Latest, Greatest Inspiration". My husband and I danced to this song when we got married. Now...I'm not upset because it was sampled, or because of the affinity I have for the song, but because it's the most grossly interpretated sample I've ever heard. Someone should stop Kanye before he goes too far!

posted by NiaSoul with Love, Peace, and Nappiness at 4:27 PM

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Monday, November 15, 2004
The man we know as Ol' Dirty Bastard a.k.a Big Baby Jesus, Unique Ason, Joe Bannanas, Dirt McGirt, Dirt Dog, and Osirus, has gon on to be with the Lord.

In a statement released by his mother, Cherry Jones, she said she was notified of her son's death by telephone, something she called "every mother's worst dream."

"To the public he was known as Old Dirty Bastard, but to me he was known as Rusty. The kindest most generous soul on earth," she continued. "Russell was more than a rapper, he was a loving father, brother, uncle, and most of all, son."

As a long time fan of the Wu and ODB, my heart, thoughts, prayers go out to his family, friends, and fans. I think it's safe to say that there will never be another one like him.

posted by NiaSoul with Love, Peace, and Nappiness at 1:12 PM

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Friday, November 12, 2004
Well, today begins with a new blog. This is my third one to date. The others have somewhat fallen by the wayside. Being completely and utterly inspired by Honey Soul's blog, I've decided to do something that I should've done with all my other relatively failed attempts at blogging...talk about the things that matter to me.

Now, I'm sure that those of you who are kind enough to stop by this site are wondering...well, what the heck matters. Music, first and foremost (which should be evident by the title of this blog...an homage to jazz genius John Coltrane), followed closely by other people's business. So, I'm hoping that this blog will turn out to be a nice balance of the two, while keeping you deeply rooted in my subconscious mind.

Now with that said, allow me to turn your attention to my favorite song at the moment. I am loving Nas' "Bridging the Gap". Every once in a while, Nas comes out with something that I really love. He'd been missing as of late. "I Can" was just played out (eventhough it was a good motivational tool for the kiddies), and I really can't remember anything after that, but this latest release is pretty decent. Performing with his father Olu Dara, he does exactly what the song title implies...bridges the gap. The song is completely infused with blues while Nas flows effotlessly over the beat. It's definitely worth a listen. It's something refreshingly different from the hip hop mundane.

I find myself being absolutely intrigued by the Jay-Z/R. Kelly drama. Now, according to an article on Lee Bailey's EURWEB, Jigga's homie was arrested for the ALLEGED pepperspray incident. I say "alleged" because even though homeboy has been charged, I fail to believe anything that R. Kelly says nowadays.

posted by NiaSoul with Love, Peace, and Nappiness at 2:49 PM

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2. Baby - Fabolous
3. Cross My Mind - Jill Scott
4. Family Reunion - Jill Scott
5. Caught Up - Usher
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7. Let's Get Blown - Snoop feat. Pharrell
8. She Don't Have to Know (live) - John Legend
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10. Number One Spot - Ludacris

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