World Music Edition: Nigerian Singer Nneka Lucia Egbuna***messymandella***


 
“Nneka’s passionate sense of social consciousness also led her to co-found a charity called The Rope Foundation, in 2012, with Sierra Leonean MC Ahmed Nyeie [aka Genda].
 
The Rope Foundation serves as a platform for young men and women to express themselves through art.” –Quote retrieved from her biography on her official website.
 
http://www.nnekaworld.com/

 
Nigerian singer-songwriter Nneka is back – with a captivating, reggae-tinged fourth album “My Fairy Tales” entered the world on February 25, 2015.

 
HIP-HOP LEGEND Nas calls her “amazing” and “an incredible artist.”
 
The Sunday Times hailed her as the new Lauryn Hill and said her debut album was “as good as The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.”
 
“If the roots are rotten the branches and the flowers will never grow.”-nneka
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

“Brave” Artist Take Chances! ***messymandella***

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Bishop Nehru – Fickle Mind$ ***messymandella***


 
“I would tell each and every person out there
Doh-Forget about that click n up Sh-thing, you know what I mean?
Be to yourself, stay to yourself, trust nobody
TRUST NO-BODY
After dark, you know what I mean?
Straight up, my closest friends did me in
My closest friends, my homies, people who I took care of they whole family
I took care of everything for em, look out for them, put em in the game
Everything! Turned on me!”

 
***messymandella***
 
Sometimes we don’t understand the word friend. Some people say
” I have no friends!” That of course is coping mechanism utilized by those who are fearful of chance. You ALWAYS have friends. The human mind will ignore blessings to

 
purposely drive it’s self into a world with no responsibilities or failed attempts of love and trust. You have friends!
 
The person that trusted you with their money for a business proposition is a friend. The person that prays and hopes you recover from an injury or disease is a friend.

The only  people who repeat the mantra, “I have no friends” never learned how to be a friend.

One person will hurt you, maybe 15 will break your spirit but never give up on love and loyalty.
 
Never be a coward!
 
You will eventually meet a friend that will always BE by on your side.

 

  
 
 
 

G&D – PopStopper (Official Music Video) ***messymandella***


 

 

 
 
 

Aloe Blacc- Smile! ***messymandella*** “Mama Hold My Hand”


 

 

 
 

Billie Holiday “Strange Fruit” And Julia Holter – “World” ***messymandella***

           Have you ever been hypnotized or lifted up to another place or captivated by an original voice? With technology anyone can auto tune a singing voice. You can’t auto-tune talent. Two women with 2 different backgrounds and decades of musical separation, intrigue those that believe a unique voice is not something you can create in a studio. A voice is a gift, or as in this case, a warning to the world of confusion, and the state of the world we live in . You hear  a painful, but hauntingly beautiful  voice, but were you also listening?

                   If you have not had a chance to experience this phenomenal,  these two women will definitely relax and trouble you because of the heart-felt pain, but elaborate similarities of  their voices.


The music of the late Billie Holiday, still transforms historians because of the pain.
The demons that tortured Billie,  in her destructive life also tortured the late Whitney Houston. Yes, life plaques celebrities with beauty and talent even if it is more than  40 years apart.

Artist will usually have one addictive down-fall,  because their talent is too powerful to contain, and even in the case of Whitney, Cissy said her talent scared her.

I also deal with that  the feeling, of wondering ,”Why am I seeing this, How can I create this? Why am I telling these stories?”

       That melancholy  voice transforms the electricity in your  body, and it can’t escape you. You can imagine standing where Billie Holiday stood, when she first saw that body swinging from that tree. It is history, pain and struggle and a gift  that was merely too intense for one person to contain.


       Julia’s  Holters’ voice might be the last sound you hear before you leave this earthly life. It is a heavenly but depressing voice that haunts most. It  is time to listen and judge the similarities in this songs and the beauty of both women, with different backgrounds, decades, and musical training that captivate any audience. Julia will leave her own space in history. 

         We also know some of the best voices of our time, are barely heard and sadly will not reach that well deserved pinnacle of success. Hip Hip would not be anything, without samples, musical exploration and a vast appreciation to open your mind, and step away from the mundane. Create your own sound, and make your name and voice that next generations will appreciate. Billie Holiday died in 1959 and we still appreciate the gift and curse that she left behind.

You know when you hear Julia’s voice, that this will be the last song you will sing.

Never  have I heard a voice so transforming, as this Domino Recording Artist.

Is she telling you good-bye, for good?

What is you trying to escape?

Julia Holter appears to be  possessed with the ghosts of Billie Holiday and Karen Carpenter.

Listen for yourself!

Meet Domino Recording Artist, Julia Holter!

Long Live Lady Day!

 

 

January 2015: Da Hell Is You Wearing? ***messymandella***


 


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