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,or is it? What happened?

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 spirits of Billie Holiday and Karen Carpenter

Listen for yourself! 

Meet Domino Recording Artist, Julia Holter!

Long Live Lady Day!

 

 

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Nelson Mandela: The Man With The Master Plan!***messymandella***

 

Quotes From Nelson Mandela (Madiba)Thinkexist.com
“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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600’s LA Capone’s Mom Reflects On His Short Life***messymandella***We Gotta Keep Them Alive…***messymandella***

Poor Baby! He was programmed to rep “600” and that actually will be his claim to fame, as the churches are packed with mourners, men and women, and gangs. They will be taking pictures while they are wearing his t-shirts.  They are going to cry, rep and sing to the high heavens. Yes, they are going to leave the church, which at a gang funeral is also a war zone…
      Be prepared, more gang mayhem and casket preparation is right around the corner. The gang members from “600” hopefully the leader of “600” will make sure that his family eats for the rest of their lives!

Yeah, Right as soon as that casket drops it will be “back to trapping” and destroying the neighborhood.

Every time a gang member succumbs to violence, it just breaks the backs of everyone that risk their lives to keep us alive during the Civil Rights Movements.


Yes, this man could have made it to the top of the rap  game, but so could have Lil Snupe, Lil JoJo, and rapper Lil Fat.

Sadly, It it highly unlikely that everyone at that funeral will be alive, this time next year.
Sometimes it feels like I am suffocating around ignorance.  What is wrong with our people?

Why are we preparing children to only leave a small ill-gotten legacy?

Most of these men are raised by single moms that have to work, because the dad is either incarcerated,  or just doesn’t give a damn.

      It is not LA’ Capone’s fault that he will be a “Could he have made it?” rapper added to the roster. He just like other youth that perpetuate and mimic the glamorization of Gangs. No one will speak up against the violence; that is a part of the Hip Hop Movement.
Davey D, a prolific blogger utilized his truth and love for his people to decrease violence in Hip- Hop. He catered to articles similar to Jean Grae, Bahamadia, and De La Soul. These artist have been pushed off the charts to d-listed status.
God, it is more convenient, yes a hell of a lot easier to just sweep the violence under the rug, if you can get a hip hop deal. Approximately every five gang affiliated rappers give you all their violent capabilities. In any 3 minute song, you will be introduced to their gang location, set information, gang sign, and the proud admiration for becoming a gang member. What the hell are you proud of anyway? I understand that once you are in, you have to die or relocate to leave. I also understand that when that light bill due and mom needs food on that table, you men were forced to be a son and husband figure, before your time. Now as you evolved and witnessed so much death, what advice would you  give your grandchild that decided he wanted “in the life?”

         I  apologize for LA’ Capone not having a lucrative rap career, but Hip Hop and gangs are now one in the same largely through media perception, and our thriving community. Most of your favorite rappers are in gangs. It is a request that should be discussed before it is too late. Gangs are not disappearing but why not have an age recruitment policy? Why can’t we promise their moms that their sons will make it to puberty? Please, I beg of all gang affiliates, please leave the children out of harm’s way. Why not wait until they are at least 17? The gangs are too powerful to fight at this point, but leave children out of the equation. I beg for our urban communities as a whole, keep our kids safe!

Sleep In Peace! You never had a chance to make it out of the ghetto and crime. People can not help were they reside, but you can strive to be better. These neighborhoods are make shift prisons for children and the elderly.These people  are too scared that “BDK” may have a beef, and if  they speak up they will  loose their life to stray bullets full of hatred and racial stereotypes. He was a still a baby. He didn’t get a chance to leave his neighborhood, or feed his family LEGALLY. I hope his family finds peace. I hope that we get past this genocide one day…A damn Shame. Martin Luther King Jr, and Malcom X died for this? Typing through tears…

He
 
Was
 
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Beautiful Black Baby Boy!

George Stinney Executed at 14***messymandella***

George Stinney and Older Brother

This is a senseless death In history that seems to be forgotten. There is no way he could hurt anyone. No one thought he was guilty.

They just didn’t care if he died.

   George Stinney executed in 1944,  South Carolina.

Some people still have never heard his name. Today you will find about his  sensless murder. 

George Stinney  is still the youngest person  executed, in the 20 century.

 George Stinney who was sickly, shy and underweight was accused of murdering two girls.

He “allegedly confessed” that he murdered the girls.

In the movie “Carolina Skeletons” they eluded that it was a law official that may have been the killer.The murder scene is just acting.It’s graphic,but the actor is reenacting the scene of what happened that day he was executed. http://youtu.be/HIC-qBLDWUg

 This little guy would not have the strength to kick a puppy. He would seen playing in the flowers with little girls while singing songs.That means he may have been a little effeminate.

There is no way in hell, George  killed and raped  two girls!

George had no one to speak up for him.

His dad fired from his job, because of the case.

George’s siblings were given only 2 choices.

1.Runaway

2.Lynched

Yes, little innocent children were going to be lynched for their brothers alleged crime.

The South will always have whispers of racism.

I just hope that whoever murdered these 2 little girls, gets justice.

I am sure they are in their afterlife.

However,sadly  so is George Stinney.

George Stinney needs his redemption. Let him have that. He can’t get back his life.

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A Vintage Christmas Play ..JESUS, IS DAT YOU? ***messymandella***


 

 
 

Update – Not Guilty, My Ass. Freddie Gray Should Be Alive! ***messymandella***murder trial starts today…


 

 

 

Looting

Uprising

Rioting

 

Baltimore, no matter what  we label the actions in Maryland this week, this wouldn’t have happened if the moral code of the world was deemed superior to the so called law enforcement code. Who are the laws built to protect? Apparently not  Tamir Rice, Walter Scott, Trayvon, Mike Brown, and everyone else that was murdered just because they bumped into the wrong police officer at the wrong time? 

         Freddie, shouldn’t be dead and his twin sister shouldn’t be giving interviews. Oh, and to the conservatives who investigated Freddie Gray’s criminal record, you yourself wanted and needed validation  of your own racism and bigotry. If your relative was murdered by policeman, the LAST thing I would do would be to pull up their criminal records.

The  officers that were the same nationality of Freddie Gray are lower than dirt for what they watched and took place in to cause the “Uprising” and lynching  of Freddie are worse than George Zimmerman. Someone could have saved Freddie’s life. These people are upset the law has failed them repeatedly. How many more men and marches are we going to have this year. It is May 1,2015 and we are not getting the national support or confidence that this will change. Black men will keep running, because even if they run or not, they still may end up dead from  a police lynching, like Eric Garner and now Freddie Gray.

 

Kelis Performing Live, And Bringing Her “Friday Fish Fry” To The Truck!***messymandella***

       You either hate Kelis or love  Kelis.

Kelis is an acquired taste, that can’t be categorized by one and only  musical genre, her stylized  almost rapping, raspy  lower octave voice, and her distinctive beat riding is her sound and of course gained her fame, and a hit song, “Bossy.”

           Kelis has a fashion peculiarity about her, that at times comes under scrutiny. Her voice is mocked at times, and even some fool put her on a list as one of the “Ugliest Women List” which is simply not true.

       Kelis is of African-American, Chinese, and Puerto Rican descent and her eyes and her soybean colored skin, is unique but exotic beautiful.

        Her creativity and her fashion accessorizes her confident and unyielding ability to still have faith that her record career, will eventually earn another  Grammy Nomination. Maybe it  this time for Kelis she can prove her  naysayers wrong?

Maybe

       Kelis  surprisingly is a  professional chef, and recently attempted to live  a low-key life professional life, but  her personal life could never leave mainstream media.

She constantly has suffered backlash in the spotlight, for her divorce.

Kelis the chef, enlisted her own recipes as her track list for her new release “FOOD.” The author has also landed her own television show on “Saucy & Sweet” that is currently  on The Food Channel, but also is accessible for personal viewing  on-line. Kelis never embodied many octaves, in her raspy and often criticized voice.

         She however utilized  her fashion exploration and personal marriage  drama to stay in the limelight. Even if it was bad press, that press apparently became beneficial to her new-found success.

         Here is a live performance sponsored by Morning Comes Eclectic of her new single, Friday Fish Fry” and she should come visit us in South Carolina. We always appreciate a good fish fry, and here is the often discussed, but rarely seen, Kelis.

 

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