Prince ***messymandella***

        Prince, the legend entertained myriads of cultures and generations and will continue to, because as long as we have their contributions to the arts, they are still spiritually here. Prince will always  be remembered as an immaculate and extremely intelligent pioneer of modern pop infused with soul contemporary music. We all know, Prince loved the color purple!                        

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Chaka Khan***messymandella***

 

Vanessa Williams – Save The Best For Last ***messymandella***

Don’t Let Fear Destroy Your Destiny!***messymandella***

 I started this site to express myself.

I have so many parts of me including love art, music, and laughter. I thought about what my friends and family would say about ***messymandella.com.*** I know that when I told people I had this site,  it would be confusion. I have only been doing this for a year. I don’t know what will happen in the future? I just know that national sites link my articles.

 

 I just knew that at first I wanted to prove to myself that I could do anything.

After I realized I could, I decided to connect with other artist and free thinkers.

MY people know  that I purposely change punctuation and verbiage because ART HAS NO RULES.

Some people laughed, or dismissed it as being crazy, or dumb.

Every writer, actor, or artist will tell you that the last people who support you are your own people.

I knew it was a joke to some people then  you get recognition. You look around and your life has completely changed, and you did it your way.

Don’t be afraid, a wise but crazy man stated, “Danger is Real, fear is in your mind.”

You will never know if you don’t embark  on that journey to find you. 

 

 I knew that there were stories that would never get told.

I also had to set so much time aside to get started, but with love and dedication hood heros, ill begotten and victims will have their say.

I know also that when I thought people had my back  some just left me stranded.

 I think the hurt is the motivation to keep going.

Don’t let anyone make you think that the problem is you, or question your artistic style.

 You can’t be free, until you are comfortable with yourself. 

There is nothing wrong with you if you spend your day listening to Wu-TangKate BushNas, and  Ray Lamontagne.

Don’t worry about close minded people.

You just have to live, and a leave a positive legacy.

If you lay under your covers, scared of the world that is your fault!

Nothing comes from just dreaming, and hoping. Actions  and positive energy have to combine.

Be You!

Keep Going!

Thank You for linking and loving me.

I love y’all for advice, respect and truth.

It means so much to me, that you except me, for being me!

I say “love” because “You are beloved” by me and every moment on this Earth is a blessing.

Enjoy your time here and think about your growth, and follow the golden rule and you will live a better way. Never compromise your artistic freedom out of fear of backlash. Just tell them to let you live. Here is some inspiration from the late great FRANK. 

Corrine Bailey Rae:Fashion Icon***messymandella***I Would Do It Again

 

Obscure Soul:Teena Marie – A Rose By Any Other Name ft. Gerald Levert ***messymandella***

      yesOn messymandella.com I love digging through the crates of my parents music and finding beauty in hidden hits, or obscure soul ballads that the Billboard Charts missed, or didn’t give their proper due.

We have showcased Regina Belle, who of course is a Broadway Actress and she is famous for her duet, with Peabo Bryson on the song, “A Whole New World (Aladin’sTheme)” and numerous other hits that you memorized, but had no idea who the songs originated from, during the Slow Jamz period. We know that Gerald Levert has and always will be “The Voice” and “The Teddy Bear” and Teena Marie, is always and Forever “Lady T.”

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It is romantic and you can you use your imagination to tell that person how you want them and need them. She wants to be in his arms and she belongs to him, and it didn’t cost anything…

 

 

 

Metric With The Beautiful Emily Haines***messymandella***

Emily Haines,  from the Canadian band Metric has always impressed the masses with her confidence, beauty and self-expression.

She is attractive, confident, and beyond talented.

Metric has a cult following, that has reached even me in South Carolina.

Yes, Metric is a functioning group, with other members besides Emily, but she garners the most attention.