Live Music From Joss Stone***messymandella***


Joss Stone‘s talent should have catapulted her to the status of singerAdele.  Joss Stone’s voice is sultry and difficult to imitate.

 Joss Stone releases songs and videos that for the most part just get ignored.
 No one quiet understand the disappearance of her popularity.
Maybe she  has grown up to fast? We should remember she was under 17 and had an adult boyfriend, and singing with Betty Wright.
Maybe, when she started dressing like Rainbow Brite,her popularity declined?
 Even though Joss still gets the cold shoulder in the music industry, she is still releasing music.
Joss is Neo-Soul, and  “Blue-Eyed Soul” is of course a term for other races creating music in the Soul Genre.
I have used that term  and tag before,  I realized the stereotype I was aiding in a segregation of my own…
The termBlue-Eyed Soul, is a contradiction that creates a boundary.
Soul Music is from the heart, regardless of skin.
That being said, she has more soul than half of the singers you will hear in this lifetime, radio, or on BET!


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Alley Boy Recruits Children?***messymandella***

Alley Boy (East Atlanta)


Dear Alley Boy,

 I hope you are just a studio gangsta, and don’t believe your own garbage.

I really hope like hell you don’t have 15 years old and 16-year-old shooters!

 Have you have heard of Cragg and David Hardaway?  

They were two brothers that murdered eleven year old Robert “Yummy Sandifer.

I usually don’t  say anything when adults corrupt each other, ignorance is contagious!

Yeah, don’t see myself doing whatever you say!

 Music is expression, until you recruit young shooters.

You call yourself the Street Illuminati?

Well, you know that the organizations you speak of put Hadiya, Janiya, Robert “Yummy” Sandifer in a casket, right!

Find better role models.

Selling your soul for short-term gratification on earth is vile and selfish.

I know you have millions of people will agree with what you say but it only takes a few to speak up and make that change.

No one speaks on homicide among our people, for fear of losing their own life.

I would rather lose my life, than my soul.

I know our streets have more violence than the Vietnam War,but we just keep dancing…

Our  gang affiliated generation leaves a shameful legacy behind.

We just keep dancing…

We jump up in down to genocide of our people because it has an auto tune and repetitive  beat.

No time to listen to the lyrics about Children and crime.

You should be proud…

I hope no one is DUMB enough to “Do Whatever You Say.”

I am a feminist and activist, and speak my mind.

I hope this letter finds you in good spirits.

I hope all of your teenager shooters are doing their middle school homework and not using Google Maps to locate my residence.  

Don’t come for Me!

Your Sister In Christ,


Nelson Mandella: The True Science Of Forgiveness***messymandella***

Quotes From Nelson Mandella (Madiba)

“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people, I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if it needs be it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”

“As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”



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Jheri Curl Chronicles:Roger +Zapp Vs Carl Carlton!!***messymandella***


       According the Hood Bible AKA Wikipedia,
“Jheri Redding (born Robert William Redding March 2, 1907 – March 15, 1998) was an American hairdresser, chemist, hair care products entrepreneur and businessman. Redding is best known for having created the Jheri curl.” 
This man created a greasy hot sweaty mess on the necks of all our relatives in the early 1970’s and 1980’s.

Remember the musical hits and remember the unique, and innovative talent of Roger  And Zapp and we must pay attention to the “Soul Glow” AKA the Castro Curl that Jherri Redding let drip
on the stairways and pillowcases, that appeared to be covered in butter,after a good nights sleep. Let’s pay homage to Carl Carlton.