I was just curious about what all yall's musical tastes encompass. Since it seems like we cover music/artists in here on a fairly regular basis. I've heard Toni Braxton, Coldplay and a few others mentioned in here. So what else yall got??
Check out Sergio Mendes or Milton Nacimiento - both Brazilians - for good listening. Some of it is batucada, some bossa nova, and some just a good mix of several styles. Also Youssou N'dour (Moroccan) is on purnt, no lie. Well, if you're into world music or interested in stretching your borders - I would suggest any of these.....
To be honest with you, I've been thoroughly disappointed with today's music so I started making compilation CD's with the music that I want to hear from the days when hip-hop was hip-hop and when R&B was R&B. My personal collection that I didn't burn includes everybody from Stevie Wonder to Miles Davis to Mint Condition. I use them to get me through the hot days in Mississippi.
The newest thing I have in my collection is hip hop by a group called Little Brother (from N.C.). Their new album is called the Minstrel Show and it drops on Sept. 13. I have an advance copy and if you love hip hop....this will be the CD of the year for you to get.
I've been contemplating buying the Nirvana box set for a while now. I actually think some of the most original and refreshing music right now is coming out of the white music community via "alternative" rock (Which is a sad testament on the state of black music) I still remember when Nirvana first came out and even then I liked their sound. I might have to follow 90 Aggie's lead and pick up that Nirvana.....How is that new Me'shell by the way?? I heard it was okay.
That En Vogue sounds like it would be pretty good. I have a few best of's.....Chaka Khan, Sade. Good stuff. Ibrahim Ferrer, the Buena Vista Social Club are in here. Everything OutKast has ever put out....just about the same can be said as far as what Celia Cruz has done. She's here too....The best of Rossini - got that too.
I actually had a chance to hear the new CD from Hootie & the Blowfish. They did a free live concert up here a few weeks ago where they played a lot of stuff off the new album. It honestly sounded pretty good and I'm pretty sure it hits stores today. They put on a good performance too.....started mixin' and rappin' and splicing other genres. All live. All instrumental. Interesting to hear B.I.G.'s "Big Pappa" and Snoop's "Gin & Juice" redone with a lil Lo' Country flava......
Freeze, I can agree that the stuff that gets spun constantly on MTV, BET, VH1, CMT, and (some) radio stations, leaves a whole lot to be desired. Usually void of substance of any sort - lyrically, musically, etc. But hey, if it sounds good in the first few licks, I'll listen....
YOUNG JEEZY (If you from the South, you already got it) Screwed & Chopped Music (Anything Crunk, 3-6, Swisha House, all that) Outkast (Southernplayalistic, ATLien, Aquemini mostly, new stuff is good too) Linkin Park (Yall seem like crossover ppl, they definitely set the bar) Reggaeton (I dont know what they sayin but I'm feelin the vibe)
Ball 1 you lost me with that Bobby V. (but I haven't heard the whole album so I cant say much about it). But The Minstrel Show hopefully will change the game in hip hop. I was talking to Pat (Ninth) and he told me that writers from XXL and the Source confided to them that they think its better than Common's latest effort BE, which I believe it is as well. Whatcha know about that Percy Miracle ;D