Marlena Shaw-California Soul (Dam Groove Remix) ***messymandella***

Marlene Shaw samples have been included in some of your favorite songs!

Ghostface Killah’s song “Ghetto” (2010) contains samples of the recording “Woman of the Ghetto

DJ Premier also sampled the same song for the Gang Starr track “Check the Technique”, and Adam Freeland sampled the track for “F.E.A.R.”

Faze Action’s track “Broad Souls” also used a sample from “California Soul”.

 9th Wonder and Buckshot also sampled “Woman of the Ghetto” in the track “Ghetto”, and Evil Dee (of Black Moon)’s remix of the same song.
  Jay Rock feat. The Game “California Soul” (2007) rap song sampled “California Soul”.
 “Squire for Hire” Nathan Haines (Chillifunk records 2003) featured Marlena Shaw vocals on the title track “Squire for Hire”.
 “California Soul” is played on the 2003 remake of The Italian Job. The song, however, does not appear on the movie’s soundtrack.
“California Soul” is featured on one of the radio stations in the 2013 best selling video game Grand Theft Auto V!

Canadian rapper Drake sampled Shaw’s “Feel Like Making Love” for the song “Come Winter” from his mixtape Room for Improvement
 Producer Diplo remixed the track “California Soul” for the recent compilation The Verve Remixed Vol. 4.
DJ Premier sampled ‘California Soul’ in the Gang Starr track ‘Check the Technique’ from Step in the Arena (1990)
  “California Soul” (remixed by Diplo) is featured in 2011 action driving game Driver: San Francisco.
A “California Soul” remix featuring Ya Boy appeared over the end credits of The Lincoln Lawyer in 2011.



Listen To DoE B’s Mixtape(Grand Hustle) + Documentary ***messymandella***


 Rapper Doe B’s  posthumous mix tape  released, “Baby Jesus”  demonstrates the power and lyrical genius that Doe B possessed while on Earth.

        The mixtape cover has a sentimental but eerie feeling due to the duplicated, Biggie’s “Ready To Die” cover art. Both of these rappers suffered the exact fate that ended their career in their prime.


We can still appreciate the opportunity Rapper T.I. gave to him and the love and admiration that Alabama and the rest of the world voiced for his talent and approval in his worthy but brief,, musical career.

     The mix tape world is a dynamic street culture that was of course is more authentic than any commercial success. 

In the video treatment  for the video “Pray For Me” notice his body language of surrendering and being at terms with his situation.

He predicted his future impending death but he still wanted prayers.It is too late to pray for him, but we can always pay homage to him.

Doe B, was coming to terms with his death, like Tupac Shakur in his video for his song “Mad At Cha” when he is rapping from heaven.

Doe B makes it clear that he was going to accept his inescapable death, and he mentioned he had enemies around him!

As a man he wanted I am sure he wanted everyone to celebrate his deal, but always voiced his frustrations that he left behind,with his past dealings outside the studio.

We will keep celebrating his life on and remember his skills, admiration, and humbleness in the game.

We must also live and thrive and trust our instincts in the streets and in life, because his “friend” murdered him.

It is true you never know who wants to “clip your wings, and shoot you down…”




I Will Never See Kate Bush’s Comeback Tour, But I Can Dream!~ ***messymandella***

I had the pleasure of listening to Maxwell’s “A Woman Worth” and researched the back ground chorus and landed on the name “Kate Bush” and  opened my ears to an ghost like songstress that currently stopped recording music, or so I thought!
When I opened  up my ears and noticed that Kate’s version was in fact the original masterpiece, I became an instant fan. 

I witnessed the unmistakable vocals and stylised movements of the writer and artist that has a new generation of fans.

The new class of fans are about to witness a timeless talent, that breathes theatrical, artistically, and  “Cloudbusting” ability in every music video  and interpretation she creates in her career.

 There is only one Kate Bush! Big Boi from “Outkast” Wants to collaborate with her and that would be an honor for anyone.



The BBC’s Colin Paterson reportsKate_Bush_21 from

 that tickets with at face value of £135 were already being offered on sale on secondary ticketing sites for more than £1000.

Bush was just 20 when she completed her one and only tour, a year after topping the charts with Wuthering Heights.”

Who do you know that hasn’t toured in 35 years that can sell out a concert in less than an hour?

Tickets for Kate Bush’s first live shows in 35 years sold out in less than 15 minutes, and that.

Tickets for the 22 dates at London’s Hammersmith Apollo went on sale at 09:30 GMT on Friday morning.

The star said she was “completely overwhelmed by the response”. “Thank you so much to everyone,” she added.

The Before the Dawn concerts, which take place this August and September, mark the singer’s first return to the stage since The Tour Of Life in 1979.

“Demand was so high that the singer’s own website, as well as some ticket-selling sites, crashed as people tried to log on.

Women In The Drug Game: Meet Shontel Adams! ***messymandella***


Are you able as a woman to enter the game, and safely maneuver with the exact ability and freedom as a man? Gender equality is a myth and sometimes gets manipulated into being too strong. A woman will climb the corporate ladder with unstoppable endurance but the pay schedule is off. When women are on their grind, it is more of an upfront face ONLY because her man is out of commission

Women like me, who are wanting only the best, can sometimes get confused as being too independent. We still need love but, we want our voices to be heard too, even when we let our partners take the lead.
Make no mistake, I am not in the drug game, or any of those underworld life hustles.
I am however motivated beyond most, and have a purpose.
Every movement is systematic, any street legend will tell you that quickly. Make no mistakes, but if you do make sure that the deliberating effect, does not over ride your plans. In this case you will watch a woman who wanted to make a name for herself and end up in the female prison. Women sometimes accumulate more life sentences than the man, ask Santra Rucker.
Now we are seen on that same stage that Rich Porter loved, but even he couldn’t win the game.
Get Out of the game or have a plan B, because you have two choices.
You either end up like Big Meech or Robert Yummy Sandifer.

Utilize that talent and make all of it your hustle!

CNN: 5 -Year-Old, Mini-Hacker Exposes X-Box Security Issues! ***messymandella***

Phantogram VS Monica- In Love—Everything To Me***messymandella***