As most of you can see by now, I’ve started this thing called Tiffany Tuesdays, where I give out a little info and some music or a song or two, off of and leading up to my musical projects. And right now, I’m just giving you a little taste of what’s going to go down starting September third. I will be releasing two singles/songs. One is from my upcoming LP “Murder She Wrote” and it’s entitled Take Me Back. The other, is my first official single from my up coming CD No Holds Barred, it’s entitled ‘Remember The Rain.” And this Friday, I’ll be giving you guys a little taste of the songs. And on 9/3 both records will be released. In the mean time, enjoy the cover art.
Great news you guys. I can finally share my musical endeavors with you all. First let me start by saying, my first official project will be called “Murder She Wrote.” Yes, it’s titled after the Angela Lansbury show Murder She Wrote. Except I do musical murder (my pen game is crazy). Hence the title. And the first song from this up coming project is entitled Take Me Back (Rock The Bells Remake). It samples LL’s “Rock The Bells” record. Very dope R&B/Hip Hop Jam with strong high energy vocals. A video will be shot soon. And these upcoming EP’s LP’s will hold me over during the 4th quarter, as well as introduce me musically to the world. Leading up to my debut entitled “No Holds Barred.”
The lead single will be entitled “Remember The Rain.” Which samples another old school favorite R&B track of mine, by Chicago based group 21st Century of the same name. If you heard Mario’s latest single Somebody Else, which also samples that record. I’m looking at a 2014 release. So there you all have it lovely people! There will be YouTube and sound-cloud clips leading up to everything. So stay tuned.
SWV says we missed them. And boy did we. That time off has served them well, because we got the ear candy that is the “I Missed Us” album. In the 90s SWV was one the Blueprint girl groups that we’ve seen many molded after. Street savvy but sweet harmonies is what made us love them. Along with their unique but signature “rain drop” sound. Even with their 15 year absence, nothing has cracked here. I Missed Us is SWV in 2012, but still maintaining who they are. And it turned out to be great. The bouncy first single “Co-Sign” is evidence that if it’s not broke don’t fix it. Perfect to signal a triumphant return (reminiscent of I’m So Into You). And it just so happens group member Lelee leads the pack this time around, while Coko’s unique and beautiful soprano not far behind.
The Party continues with the old school but body rocking jams “All About You” and “Do Ya” which features new comer Brianna Perry. They’re bound to get you up out of your seat. And of course, we can’t forget those sweet slow love jams. They come in the form of the classic “Love Unconditionally” which was written by another 90′s duo girl Jean Baylor of Zhane, and “Everything I Love.” Which have become fan favorites. The 90′s but 2012 gloss continues on the current “Better Than I” which has the girls stating not to be fooled, they’re nothing like the girl you have now. The flip side to that grass isn’t greener anthem is the hi-hat sounding Time To Go. Where they do like Beyonce and tell the man to go to the left. Where as “Show Off” boast of SWV’s classic but classy/nasty love to the fellas (nothing wrong with that).
As the title track “I Missed Us” suggest how a long lost love is missed, and the song wields an even bigger surprise. The Zelda sample at the core. To sweeten the deal adding icing on the cake. If you have the Target version of the trio’s album, you get their longed for remake of Switch’s “There’ll Never Be” (which was performed by them on the 90′s hit series New York Undercover), the throwback sounding “Free You” and one of their infamous remixes of Co-Sign by head producer Lamb. It may have taken 15 years. But the result is this sweet gem of an album. Yes, we really did miss you Coko, Lelee and Taj. Welcome back!
After the twitter blow up about Keyshia Cole and her comments on former Destiny’s Child stand in Michelle Williams, this whole thing made me think about how the public perceives entertainers. Which is ironic and funny at the same time, because the fans (to a less degree) and non-supporters (to a bigger degree) of many of these artist are so invested in their lives. This whole “stan” thing is even crazier if you ask me. I’d be really culture shocked if I knew I had stans lol. But I digress. Anyway, fast forward to today, and the social media (aka twitter-verse) village idiots are still hassling that girl a week later. All over her personal opinion of one of her peers.
Granted she tweeted her personal stance again last night on her current thoughts of Michelle. And the internet community blew up again at her over it. Stating that she’s still talking ish and hadn’t stopped all week. From the outside looking in, yes, it seems that way. But that isn’t the case. Clearly those behind their smart phones and computer screens fail to realize how she was bombarded with BS all week about Michelle (via twitter, IG, photo-shop, lame jokes and jabs about her mom’s addiction), even when she wasn’t saying anything about ole girl. So who’s really mad? If the attention starved twitter stalkers had left her alone, maybe she would stop talking about your girl Michelle.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying what Keyshia did was right, in regards to how she delivered her opinion. However, she was completely entitled to have one and openly state it like everybody else. Honestly would it matter if she was PC and cookie cutter about how she felt? Nope, because she would still be seen as the hater, villain, with a bad attitude. Not to mention Keyshia said Michelle had a few snide remarks FIRST about her performance on the Soul Train awards. How do y’all know that isn’t true? Either way, this brings me to say I don’t understand why artist can’t honestly express how they feel about their peers.
After all, they know more about them than the outsiders do. As someone who creates music herself, it’s ironic how these bloggers, fans, interviewers ect…are so against artist/celebs speaking on their peers, but yet want them to be honest and forth-coming about themselves. Oxymoron much. All I’m saying is, if you want these artist to be honest, then let them be that across the board. Don’t only agree when it’s convenient truth for you. Everybody isn’t going to like your favorite. You’ll deal. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t thinking about Michelle or DC either (and let’s keep it real some of y’all know you weren’t either). Further more, I didn’t even watch the Superbowl or any of that. I’m not into those types of things. So I really didn’t pay it any mind.
Speaking of which, yes it was nice that Michelle was on that stage. But not every artist defines their career or success by that, or awards and record sales. And not every artist does music for that reason either. Is it nice to have all that? Yeah, but that doesn’t make you unsuccessful, broke, or irrelevant because you don’t have it. In the words of my girl Monica - “I may not get called for the biggest stages but at least my platform is a real one. And I’m thankful for that.” Anyway, with that being said, y’all will get over Michelle being dissed. It really ain’t that serious. There are so many other things going on in the world. Especially since the village idiots deem Keyshia as forgotten about and irrelevant. And DC and Michelle have so much more money. Ok, I’m done and over it.
Are coming soon LOL! Many things have prevented me from actually getting my stuff together. Everything from the crazy weather to helping my parents out. But things are slowly but surely coming together. And I’ll be redoing my tumblr (fixing it up rather). And using it much more often. So stick around for some new developments folks!
AKA Tip (yes that’s my nick name LOL)!
This is dedicated to all the internet goers and message board frequenters. For everybody that has an issue with me and my essays. To keep it short and sweet, if you don’t like or want to read the knowledge I spit, then don’t read it and move right along. It’s funny how people say I should keep it cute and down size to two words. I’m sorry but NO, I have a lot of truth to spread. And I’ll yell it until the cows come home. It’s sad that people don’t even want to take the time to read or feed their brain with truth and enlightenment. Instead of these dumb reality shows, celebrity money, lifestyle, and personal lives. Pick up a book for once and see what you come up with.
It saddens me that society no longer cares to open their minds, think for themselves, and find out the truth for themselves. Instead of accepting what’s being spoon fed to them by the corporate institutes that ultimately run this country. Bottom line is, I don’t say anything without a reason and I’m an independent thinker. I don’t let nobody tell me what’s what, what’s hot or not, or what’s right or wrong. Stop being a sheep and a follower. I’ll continue to say what I say, no matter who likes it or not. No, I won’t keep it cute with two sentences or words. And that is all folks!
I just want to tackle this subject for a quick minute. I understand the music industry is in the business of selling music. Ok, I get that. I make music myself. However, I see a lot of turned up noses and shading of liking and still supporting straight up and down R&B/Hip Hop/Soul music. I just want to know. Why is that wrong to listen to and still support a genre of music that touches you in a way something else may not? Everybody’s lame excuse (IMO) is the fact that music has changed and the genre just isn’t considered hot anymore. And many of the artist that do it, are either boring or outdated. That right there is where I disagree. Real soul/R&B music isn’t dead, it hasn’t disappeared, nor has it been a fluke genre of the past, that needs to stop trying to re-created or re-captured. TALENT has went back underground. Under the raidar again. That’s all. Instead of a variety of styles and genre all being promoted and exposed at once, everything has become trendish now.
Whatever is hot at the moment is what everybody is going to roll with until the next trend comes along. To me, that’s sad, because good music is good music and talented artist are talented artist. No matter what genre they’re doing. Then again, I’m not surprised at this thought process of these new aged fans. They’re more a fan of the artist themselves than they are the actual music or talent (or lack there of) that they’re providing. Either way, I still got love and still purchase, look for, and listen to R&B, Soul, and my beloved Hip Hop. Music has always been different for me in my book anyway. I wasn’t thinking about sales, money, or notiriety when I was being molded to the artist I was listening to,coming up. Music, for me, was memories being built, timeless records you could throw on in any era as if they came out right now.
I hope people understand why we want that nostalgia back. It was greatness being molded and shaped right before our eyes. The generation of young folks now, will never be able to capture the kind of history those before them did. And with that being said, no supporting R&B/Soul/Hip Hop music is not wrong and the genre is not dead. There’s still some genuine raw talent out there, that should get the credit they deserve.