by Tony Toni Tone: Slow Wine with an e; not Slow Wind with a d. This song came in my head yesterday and my boyfriend, who had never heard this song, argued me up and down that it was wind and not wine. But, oh no! I knew the word ended in e, although I couldn’t figure out who sang the song. My initial thought was a group, such as Guy, but I was wrong. I searched on YouTube and the results only showed videos for R. Kelly. Negative! Knowing a couple lines of the lyrics, I was thankful for Google. With a few power searches, I was informed that Slow Wine; Slow Wine; If I Could Wine You In My Arms; From Left to Right; Slow Wine was the 90s hit by Tony Toni Tone. My boyfriend had the nerve to say Raphael Saadiq isn’t the lead on the song and that’s the reason he had not heard the song. Only thing I have to say is…I won that bet!
March 1, 2010
November 5, 2008
by Q-Tip: With Election Day being yesterday, less important news was overlooked. One of those things included albums that were scheduled for release on Tuesday. The Renaissance was one album that was released and I really like it. I’ve been listening to this album for about two weeks and it is hip-hop thru and thru. You won’t find that weird voice machine people have been using, nor will you find T-Pain on a single track! However there are some brilliant collaborations on this album such as songs that feature D’Angelo, Raphael Saadiq, Amanda Diva, and Norah Jones – who happens to be the artist featured on my favorite track on the album, Life is Better. The album is a good mix of slow, upbeat, and chill music. The sounds are unique also. There are some old tunes sampled, but very modern. This is a great album and I doubt it will get the praise that it deserves since Jay nor Weezy are on the album. Although, I suggest that you take a good hour and jam to this musical creation that highlights lyrical expression without vulgarity.
September 11, 2008
by Raphael Saadiq ft. Jay-Z: This is the music I want to listen to! I think America has been waiting for a sound like this for some time! When I listen to this song, I think back to the times when I was a child jamming to the oldies on a Saturday morning with my dad. This song sounds like it was heavily inspired by The Stylistics. When I listened, I went into my own world and started singing Betcha by Golly Wow! I can’t believe Raphael’s album, The Way I See It, will be released on Tuesday. Besides my mentor mentioning Raphael’s name randomly every few weeks, I have not heard any conversations about him. Why is that everyone can talk about Soulja Boy’s Marco Polo (Might I add someone told me the other day this video was filmed at Atlanta Beach. Atlanta Beach people – a MAN MADE BEACH!) but no one will talk about real music?!?