The Soundtrack of My Life

the music that keeps me going…

Whats in my earbuds pt. 5

*I actually own these! and they don’t hurt my ears!*

I realized I haven’t done one of these posts in a minute. And to be honest its because I’ve been listening to a lot of older music and nothing really stood out to me to the point that I wanted to hear it over and over, thus making it post worthy. I’m gonna try to do these more often, so hopefully I’ll be inspired more often.

Top of my list is the new Raheem Devaughn mixtape Mr February aka March Madness, my inspiration. I’ve been listening to this since last Friday and I’m loving it as expected. Some of my favorites are: I’m Good (gotta love that Neptunes beat), Slow Dance, Bonita Applebum, Know What I Mean (the 50 cent have a baby joint), and Love Experience Pt. 2. If you loved the original “The Love Experience” song from his first CD, you will like that one. It also includes an unplugged version of one my favorite songs from The Love Experience, the underrated “Until”

He even has a remake of Luther Vandross’ “Never Too Much.” It’s a jazzy effort, but I love Big Lutha like my play uncle so I can’t say its comparable in anyway. He actually sings it a bit too slow, IMO. There are a few other remakes but I’ll let you peep those for yourself when you download it, the link is embedded–overall it doesn’t disappoint.

Unthinkable (I’m Ready) -Alicia Keys ft. Drake This song has been on radar for a few weeks now and I always play it a few times. I have acquired her new CD  awhile ago and haven’t finished listening to it–I’m just not that interested to be honest. I’ve already told yall how I feel about Keys, I like her, and love her earlier works.

Understanding -Kidz in the Hall -Another track I’ve been on for over a month or so. when the LRG The Professional Leisure Tour mixtape dropped. I even had a lil back and forth with Naledge on twitter about the song, which basically started with a “me likey” on some #FreakyFriday ish even though it wasn’t even a Friday– however….could your pretty peach be dessert after dinner…”   yeah, its official. LOL

We Major – Kanye West.  After cosiging my homies on twitter that this was his best CD, I’ve been all over Late Registration again, which is my favorite. I love this damn song. “feeling better than head on a Sunday afternoon,  better than a chick that say yes too soon.” Plus it has Nasir on it toooooo! Another song I can’t get enough of is “Late”.  I’ve loved that song since the leaks before LR came out.

My Flame -Zo! ft. Phonte: I love the just visiting too EP, and this is one of my favorite tracks. Just smooth mellow vibe. if you are fans of the Foreign Exchange crew, check this out too if you haven’t already.

No Ceilings the entire mixtape. I don’t do Wayne at all but he kills this and I’ve been listening on and off since to it since October, still hype off it.

You remix -LLoyd ft. Andre 3000 & Nas. I’ve been on a Lloyd kick lately–he’s one of my guilty pleasures. I posted last year about how I feel he’s totally slept on, and Street Love was seriously one of my favorite CDs to come out in 07. this song, the return of 3 stacks?! loves it still. glad I decided to revisit. “I said what time you get off, she said when you get me off.”

pretty random mix; just a few things in heavy rotation over here! I haven’t heard anything too new new other than the Raheem that I’m loving like that. so let me know what have y’all been on lately? Now that my iPod mystery has been solved (just needed a new usb cord to port music) I’m ready to add some new stuff!

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Everytime you touch me…

I wrote about Alicia Keys some time ago, and a few other discussions have been going on about her music, especially with the new CD coming out. I will be the first to say I was not a fan of As I Am at all. I will also say I’m not really liking the new singles or looking forward to the new project. I’ve had enough disappointments this year! lol. But this song right here is a gem. I loved it immediately. And the video? WHAT a message. peep that at the end. These are some powerful lyrics, vibe with me for a minute…

If I had no more time
No more time left to be here
Would you cherish what we have
Cause I’m everything that you were looking for

If I couldn’t feel your touch
And no longer were you with me
I’ll be wishing you were here
To be everything that I’ve been looking for

I don’t want to forget the present is a gift
And I don’t want to take for granted the time you may have here with me
Cause Lord only knows another day is not really guaranteed, so

Everytime you hold me
Hold me like this is the last time
Everytime you kiss me
Kiss me like you’ll never see me again
Everytime you touch me
Touch me like this is the last time
Promise that you’ll love me
Love me like you’ll never see me again

How many really know what love is
Now you never will
Do you know until you lose it
That it’s everything that we are looking for

When I wake up in the morning
With you beside me
I’m so thankful that I found
Everything that I’ve been looking for

I don’t want to forget the present is a gift
And I don’t want to take for granted the time you may have here with me
Cause Lord only knows another day is not really guaranteed, so

Everytime you hold me
Hold me like this is the last time
Everytime you kiss me
Kiss me like you’ll never see me again
Everytime you touch me
Touch me like this is the last time
Promise that you’ll love me
Love me like you’ll never see me again

I haven’t heard this song in a long time, but it came on a playlist this morning–my first A.M. song and I knew it was the one I wanted to share today. I’ve been going thru some things and this made me think about how important it is for us to cherish the loves we have in our lives and  treat them like we’ll never see them again.  I know I need to do better, I’m a work in progress. Favorite line: “I don’t want to forget that the present is a gift, and I don’t want to take for granted the time you may have here with me”

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