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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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in my earbuds pt. 3…favorite songs this week

so, I was reminded yesterday that one of my favorite songs right now is of course by one of the men I love….

“they say it aint trickin if you got it, they lyin. I say it aint trickin if you got HER, she mine…”

Loso! one of my facebook friends mentioned that the Throw it in the bag remix shouldve been on the CD. I agree. I actually planned to revisit the CD this week because I haven’t listened to it since I bought it…and that’s not a good sign, I’ve already forgotten whats on it. hmmmm.

so what else have I been listening to?

I’m Good -Clipse ft. Pharrell: I mean…its Clipse and Pharrell!!!  you know I rep two up two down even though they from tidewater

Mario- Break Up: this one isn’t new anymore, but its sooooo infectious. and I love Mario too.

Rather Be With You -Wale ft. J. Cole & Currensy: one of my faves from the Back to the Feature mixtape. when I first heard it I played it over and over…the production is sick. J Cole rips it in the beginning. gosh I love this nasty song! LOL. They do nasty so much better than say a Plies with his wack crass ass bust it baby/becky shit….

Where I’m From- Jay-Z: one of my favorite songs by him, and because I watch MTB, I’m always hearing the beat because Diddy decided he wanted to use it! ugh! that frustrates me more than anything…. “where we argue all day about whose the best emcees Biggie, Jay Z and Nas..”

Muah -Electrik Red: not sure how I feel about them, I mean I’ve had their joint for awhile and its aight. however I love this one song right here! I don’t care what people say about girls erroneously assigning “theme” songs… “I’m the shit, with this shit…mmm muah!”

Yo Side of the Bed -Trey Songz: so Ready is finally about to be released, and I uhm have already acquired it. I’m gonna buy it, but I’m not quite done sampling it yet. This song I’ve liked since I heard it on the mixtape…so far listening to Ready I’ll just say, I don’t like it better than Trey Day…or even Anticipation

Can’t tell me nothing- Kanye: this was a hot ass song. I remember the first time I heard it like….ooohhh! me likes. “man its so hard not to act reckless….”

For Real -Amel Larrieux: I heard this song yesterday and thought “awww!” I used to LOVE THIS. still do. great love song. and Bravebird was a great cd! check the video below:

a random mix yes…but it works for me! if you haven’t heard these ever, or its just been awhile click the links are ride out!!!

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In my earbuds….favorite songs this week…

I haven’t really heard any new new music this week that I immediately loved, most of the songs I’ve been feeling out for a couple weeks now that are officially my favorites for some reason….. In a pretty upbeat mood this week:

Blame it On me -Chrisette Michele. This one is actually new, from Epiphany. I love the CD and this is one of my favorites…..I feel the words of this song, I’ve been there.  this is the only really slow kinda sad song I’m feeling this week….

Kinda  like a Big Deal – Clipse. Heard this one a few weeks ago, and it still bangs. two up two down and all that. I like Kanye on this one too.

Turn My Swag On remix -Keri Hilson. I dig Keri, and while I hate SoujaBoytellem,  the hook is catchy so I prefer her voice on this lil remix.

“if you been hating, just be mad at yourself…I bet you think this song is about you…. don’t you? I did it without you..”

So Much Swagg -Oceans 7. Okay the song isn’t that great, but I looooooves Johnta, Trey and the entire Oceans crew.  Bow Wow actually went in lil bit on his verse. I’m not a Bow Wow fan though. I promise. LOL. I can’t wait for the mixtape to come out. I’m so on it!

Punch Drunk Love Remix -Common ft. Pharrell.  This isn’t new at all, but I looooooooove this. I can’t stop loving it. hmmm. Common, you got me feeling some type of way. ” I knock and I knock…can I come inside, I feel like its  home when I’m in between your thighs”. hmmm.  “I come from the chi, so in I go, turn around its about to be a TKO”….uhhhh. yeah. the rhymes are pretty simple but it doesn’t even matter! whoooo I love Common and Pharrell.

Best I ever had -Drake. Its like I don’t even want to like it  anymore since everyone likes it now. I heard it on the radio at home! the radio! I’m happy for Drizzy, clearly I don’t hear him on radio in Tally so….its a good look for him.

Underground Kingz -Naledge ft. Fooch. Naledge is my dude, of course I love Kidz in the Hall….. It took me WEEKS to figure out the beat was from Raheem Devaughn’s The Love Experience…..but now I’m on it. The Cool Guys Always Finish First mixtape was good, just one of my favorites this year so far….

Get Your Money Up -Keri again. I liked this song the minute I heard it. Love Keysh, and Trina is just eh. I wouldve preferred Eve on the track  if we had to have a female rapper…..

Say Hello-Jay Z. because I never get tired of Jigga. I still love this song!!!! “they say I’m a menace, that’s the the picture they paint…they say a lot about me, let me tell you what I ain’t…”

I found a link from the Heart of the City tour and was about to cry. I’m still salty that I missed it. Okay, I’m over it.

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