Monday, June 29, 2009

Fly Quotes: Billie Holiday

"If I'm going to sing like someone else, then I don't need to sing at all." -Billie Holiday

Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Classics: Lauryn Hill Sings "A Change Is Gonna Come"

I couldn't resist posting this audio of Lauryn Hill singing the song that Sam Cooke made legendary: "A Change Is Gonna Come."

Book Excerpt: The Treachery Of The Music Business Edition

"Let's not beat around the bush: The music industry as commonly known is, from the innermost innards to the outermost exteriors, a murderous international crime syndicate. There's no other way to describe it as accurately. An outgrowth of the chattel slavery system, the music business is just one tentacle of capitalism, a monster that's sole objective is the continuous accumulation of wealth by all evil means im/possible at anyone's/anything's expense. Its very nature is ill-will towards wo/men, dog-eat-dog, the cavewo/man's basic instinct in full-effect for 'modern' times...

Though the music business- which insiders always insist is a business first and foremost- has money as the ends to the means, it is the will of white supremacy, the progenitor of capitalism, which has shaped the structure of music in European domains. This volition redefined the meaning, the purpose, the very qualities of music so much so that it became unrecognizable to the cultures of color subjected to colonization. And the ways we conceive of, perform, listen to and hand down music to generations are warped out of shape and sense. It's more than money, even power. It's the drive to destroy a people's inner/outer worldview. It's the battle of the minds- rather, those with instigated by those without." -From, "Warrior Song" By: Djehuti Wa Kamau

Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Nineteen Ninety Fly™ Video Of The Week

The production on this track is like...

Friday, June 26, 2009

Undeniably, Talent Unparalleled...

I live my life fairly disconnected from the mass media. I don't own a television, and I only turn on the radio every 8months or so to hear what's in rotation. Therefore, I was relatively late on hearing about Michael Jackson's passing.

When I received a text message about his death, I didn't believe it. I checked CNN's website and it said that Michael Jackson was in a coma. CNN was reportedly one of the last news outlets to confirm Michael's death. The delay in their reporting added to my incredulity. However, I still don't believe that Michael Jackson is dead. Call me out of touch with reality, a dreamer, a conspiracy theorist, or whatever; but, I'm not buying it.

Michael Jackson is one of the few people (in, or out of, the public eye) who exudes being born to specifically do something at its highest level. His talent was that potent and fine tuned. [SIDEBAR: Michael Jordan is another person who I feel fits this criteria.]

Here's a video of Michael Jackson displaying some of his talent:

Is that Dom Deluise dancing with the Jacksons?...Lol.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Fly With Me...Digiwaxx Femcee Of The Week Interview...

Shout out to Glennisha (Thanks for the continued support. She conducted a fairly extensive phone-in interview with me for Digiwaxx.

for my Digiwaxx Femcee Of The Week Feature/Interview.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Happy Born Day To Tupac...

Happy birthday to Tupac Shakur- My favorite rapper.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Classics: To Be Young, Gifted & Black

Here's a live version of Donny Hathaway singing his classic, "To Be Young, Gifted & Black":

Monday, June 8, 2009

Spoken Word = Spoken Truth: Taalam Acey

"$200,000 automobiles don't fool me, I know pain when I see it..." "Your record will sell if it sounds like Willie Lynch wrote it..." I've always loved this poem. It's a must watch for me!

[SIDEBAR: Warning: This video clip contains some explicit language]

This Saturday...Bless Roxwell At "The Synch Chronicles"...

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tonight, I'll Be Doing An Interview On Blog Talk Radio...

Tonight at 9:30PM (EST), I'll be doing an interview on Blog Talk Radio with Taz. CLICK HERE to tune in (

The Nineteen Ninety Fly™ Video Of The Week

This was one of my favorite tracks off of that Nice N Smooth album when I was coming up. [SIDEBAR: I still love tracks that are heavy on the piano.]

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Classics: Mahalia Jackson & Nat King Cole Duet