Hip hop r n' b lyrics. The Queen Bee on home-grown hood teamwork: Mission 6: Gotta check these chicks 'Cause you know they gonna block, when I take these flix, hey Wind it back Wind it back Tell 'em get the bottles poppin' when they play my song, hey! Like we do it all the time, we gonna do it again, hey! Baby, all I want is to let it go Ain't no worries no Wind it back Wind it back (more…)
Photo – In Capetown, on cultural ambassador duties for the USA, Solange pays tribute to the culture of ZA’S fashion, reports Time Live ZA. The Knowles family are so hard to keep up with, trends wise – they move so fast.
New music by artist Solange Knowles. It’s been a while since the artist released a single. Arriving at a time when the gap between R&B and electronica is rapidly closing Knowles styles has a simplicity that echoes ’60s music. The song is titled Losing You.
The track captures a paradoxical blend of resignation and hope — that moment when the sun emerges after a downpour. Watch the video, shot in South Africa, below. I’ve always appreciated Solange’s humor on twitter.
Her brain, naturally clever creative. She was my (unofficial) ebonics tutor online in the USA when twitter first started up. 100% style and a knowing ornate awareness within her bones and dna. As an artist who contributes to U.S culture continually, Solange is totz underrated.
Ryan Seacrest’s website notes: Solange tweeted, “So humbled, & grateful for the overwhelming response to Losing you.“ The single, co-written and produced by Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes, is upbeat with a classic tribal feel. The music video is a nod to 70′s quirk fashion US statements and is produced by videos director, Alan Del Rio Ortiz.
Normally well-planned, Solange says the idea was to just go with it, the new neighborhood she was experiencing:
“It was sort of a ‘grab a camera and let’s go’ moment. I think I’ve always liked her because she uses the words “humble” and “grateful” a lot. That’s usually a clear sign of a winner.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.10.12~
I got my see ron stylez on swede dial, drop it low. got my seuss-giesel ham stars on the go.
because i am, i beez da block.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 29.8.12~
A little sweat ain't never hurt nobody. While you all standin' on the wall. Come here, let me work for you--Beyonce ebonics, Houston songwriting. I will stand my watch and set myself on the rampart, And watch to see what He will say to me, and what I will answer when I am corrected. “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that they may run who read it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, It will not tarry. The just shall . . . --Habakkuk's ancient poetry.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 26.8.12~
Ebonics 101 via London: Mydamnstagrams.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.7.12~
Every now and again, I like to brush up on my ebonics. Just in case Americans run out of water or gasoline, and we have to adopt some in the future.
Or, if more Americans move to New Zealand, being the largest foreign owners of New Zealand land, as of last month.
So, here we go.
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Today I read about a star who is parenting another star’s children in the form of an open letter. It goes like this:
He would have me watch that for hours back to back to back.
What he wanted me to learn was his soul.
You could hear his soul.
And he was this little kid who hadn’t experienced love but he was a vessel.
For whatever reason he could evoke more emotion than an adult.
It was so raw and so pure.
It was these little things that he did that were just swag. (more…)
Audience reading in the last 60 Minutes is a bit of trip. Here’s that look:
United States, New Zealand, Australia, Italy, United Kingdom, Qatar, France, Lithuania, Spain, Canada, Germany. Mexico and the rainbow nation of South Africa are also registering too.
Peace! & Kia Ora.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aoteroa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 17.4.12~
We in the buildin’, but still keep it basement
We flyer than the parakeet, floatin’ wit’ no parachute
Can’t a young nigga get money anymore?
Tell PETA my mink is draggin’ on the floor.
–rapper Kanye West continues his materialistic-driven brand of smackin rap lyrics dropping a new single today.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.4.12~
Brotha. - - - You all hip ridin' yo' bike from downtown 'long Santa Monica Bowlevard. - - - You be whistlin' 'dem 'ole hollywood movie toons passed down from yo' momma Silva Screen. - - - Somewhere o'er de rainbow - - - Watchu peddlin' brotha? - - - Is it dat glint in yo' coco brown eyes dat lemme know you got 'dem grown up candy? - - - Yo' broad shoulders so heavy laden by yo'backpack black.
“Let me give ya somethin’ to think about… always expand your horizons.”
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Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez. No one could rap quite like her.
Dig it… still. Classic.
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As a rapper, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez, straight up gave women ‘The Standard.’ She laid the track down.
[BTW - For 'my' Miley Cyrus generation... This music video has had 20 million views now. Not bad flow!].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 1.1.12~
Sometimes I feel like a waterfall in West Hollywood, that just won’t stop. Where the water comes from within the spirit that feels dry, jaded, tired on grey winters days, ironically on days when it pours with rain – I don’t know.
One thing I do know, is that 2 million innocent children, die each year in our world, on our watch, regardless of what flags we wave above our heads, or what parades we have under them for whatever reasons to gratify our own sense of worth and identity. While our flags flap around in the wind, the lives of these children do too and many die because they don’t have access to clean drinking water. They get sick, their lives and their potential in this world are cut short.
Sometimes I wish, that people who are told and even say themselves that they are Kings & Queens would rise up like the legend of Moses in a dry desert, and take the wooden staff of their generation’s destiny and dare to strike the rock of greed, of apathy, or blindness, of entitlement, of nationalism, of hatred, of extreme and costly ‘paper gangsta’ capitalism, of those attitudes of detachment masked in those nonhuman words ‘that’s them and not us,’ of leader’s pride, human blind spots and prejudices; and our own too judging these leaders who are at best, mirrors of ourselves that we elected in many cases (or, the flip side too of letting go of the paralyzing and crippling fear of extreme loss and grief that inevitably follows in that degree of sudden loss too, it’s all the same constructed coin)–and these royals of the earth would say “enough, let these children go free” and cause water to flow to children they don’t know, whose parents they’ve never seen, whose dreams are more real than us at times or our bank balance or the figure we are told of our paper worth or lack of, or the excitement in our allocated and imagined carbon credit worth too. We are so green thinking these days!
[Excuse the Kerouac-esque lack of punctuating all proper, in that last paragraph].
Then I realise, sh*t, these Kings and Queens are on this blog everyday. They’re you and on a good day – I could be in your good company too. On a good day. Giving the gift of water to someone else is perhaps the most powerful thing we can do in the 2010′s. One of the true signs we have actually evolved with all of enjoyment and claims of new technology et al that have radically changed our lives. Giving water and saying to someone else, “I love you and you are much loved” are two simple yet vital things we can do each day.
One of America’s most famous members of The Twitter community, lists her moniker key words as being:
“water, melanin, bones, blood.”
Solange recently tweeted that she went to the movies to see Love and Other Drugs starring Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal. Her next tweet was hysterical. It was the word:
To follow Ms. Knowles on Twitter, go here. I always enjoy her culturally versant world view and opinions within America. She so black, even tweetin most messages in the American literary art form of ebonics. Love that! Because she does have the confidence to express herself her way- referencing American history by her verbage in a modern form, to me Solange Knowles is always an authentic American artist. Naturally.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.28.10~