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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R.I.P. The “King Of New York” Died Of March 9! ***messymandella***

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Can you remember where you were when Christopher Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997) was Murdered?

I remember seeing all that glass, and that Suburban Truck riddled with bullets.

Conspiracy after conspiracy will always plaque his demise and haunt his fans.

We may never knew who took his life!

He will forever be quoted as 1 of the Top 5.

The King of New York died on March 9!

Kendrick Lamar needs to “Control” himself and go somewhere and sit down!

How in the Google Map Hell, can you be “The King Of New York” and you from Compton, California?

Christopher Wallace, we celebrate the music and your dreamed deferred and complicated life in film and in music.

Legends may die, but the legacy will only educate us and guide us in our lives, to not share his fate.

Christopher’s rap impact will never be duplicated, he wasn’t an Angel but he lived with knowledge of self!

Hip Hop  Lives Forever, even if “The King Of New York” died 20 years ago! 

“We can’t change the world, unless we change ourselves.” – Biggie Smalls 

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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…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Died On April 4th, 1968 In Memphis, Tennessee! ***messymandella***I HAVE A DREAM

Martin Luther King Jr. held on to the virtues of patience and “turning the other cheek” when his enemies wanted him to cease his marching and liberation for all people. In 1955 Montgomery residents of color endured mistreatment and physical abuse but stayed obedient to law enforcement to risk lynching or other arrest in a bias system. Martin Luther King created the blue print for the “Montgomery Bus Boycott” in the year of 1955 in which feminist Rosa Parks legacy and life’s work is forever linked to in our history books and Civil Rights Movement history.

MLK,the activist that instilled the legend of freedom in us still reside in our lives and family plans,if we just listen. I assume have to be shaking their heads in disgust. These people marched. were bitten by dogs, sprayed with hot fire hydrants, falsely arrested, and had crosses routinely burnt on their yard, but they didn’t stop fighting for us!

 I have told you guys  this story before, but here we go again. My great, great Grandfather Ned was a mulatto and he was a farmer who acquired land and his own garden to have the deed for a make a living off his hard work and vegetables he produced. The Klu Klux Klan in South Carolina showed up on his land and burned a cross right in his garden. They came “looking for him.” My Granddaddy had to hide in a barrel of sweet potatoes that entire night that his wife, my grandmother covered him up in so her husband,my grandaddy would not get lynched.

On October 14, 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for fighting for inequality and resisting the urge These families and ‘s blood is on are hands if we are killing each other and disrespecting his life by turning our streets into a death trap for young adults and innocent children.
A rapper,Doe B, whom recently succumbed to gun shots lost his life recently in Alabama but the news also reported 48 other gun related deaths in just that area alone the same years. King marched to give us a chance to educate and be a part of history and the rebuilding of America. King died protecting our rights and to creating unity among all races and sexes.

With all the historical landmarks that Martin Luther King traveled by pounding the pavement, in and in the end dying for us.

Do you think he would be proud that we are killing each other?
Can you envision King being ecstatic that his legacy has accomplished and celebrated even though the racist in this case, has the exact color of skin as the intended victim?
Instead of marching forward we have taken ten steps back.

I love my music and movies that have obscene or derogatory language.

       I would be lying If I said I didn’t,and you consistent readers know I feel horrible about how Bobby Shmurda was treated by Epic Record.

It appears some of us don’t understand we can move mountains and live our life and still love our art from struggle from pain and oppression.We are suppose to grow from it, not repeat it!

We have to imagine the strength MLK had also understand and remember when Malcolm X was murdered he changed his militant views and embraced people of all races.

He lived for us to live as respectful human beings not savages to make a difference, and some of us don’t remember or acknowledge the fact he was murdered TODAY!

Are WE better?

Bobby Shmurda is a product of his environment, now when he has a chance to reunite with his family on the outside. Bobby will have the chance to make that difference.

If he decides to stay in the negative light and stereotypes of our men, he has no one to blame but himself. He deserves a chance, and prayers. We don’t know everything, and you don’t give up on our men unless they don’t learn from their  15th incarceration!

WE CAN ALL BE MORE!

 

 

        If we don’t live by the doctrine of betterment for our livelihood and families, King was assasignated for no reason and we are spitting on his legacy.

        My goal is to live as if Martin Luther King Jr. was looking over my shoulder,and I am sure he would tap me on my shoulder because of my temper.

I still strive to make a difference and make him proud!

Right now as I look around Chicago, Detroit, and other neighborhoods we have ruined with gang violence I am 100% ashamed and I know we have failed his legacy.

The truth is we spit on his death every time we put that colored bandana in our back pocket, and take the safety off the gun, to murder someone who would have marched beside us, if Martin Luther King Jr. had lived.

Malinda Williams***messymandella***

 

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Hey, never mind what haters say
Ignore ’em ’til they fade away
Amazin’ they ungrateful
After all the game I gave away
Safe to say I paved the way
For you cats to get paid today
You’d still be wastin’ days away
Now had I never saved the day
Consider them my protege
Homage I think they should pay
Instead of bein’ gracious
They violate in a major way
I never been a hater
Still I love ’em in a crazy way
Some say they sold the yay’
You know they couldn’t get work on Labor Day
It ain’t that black and white
It has an area the shade of gray


 
 
 
 

WE need to locate monica bowie and bring her home!***messymandella***


 
          Monica Bowie a kidnapped victim, was abducted from  her residence in Atlanta, Georgia. She was a resident of the Berkshire Apartments which are located in a  middle class  neighborhood that catered to upcoming professionals.

       Monica Bowie born in Pennsylvania, grew up as an independent woman and her stunning looks were also used to her advantage. Monica at one time was also a stripper for a few months, at the “Blue Flame” on the western side of Atlanta. She was last scene in a  parking garage in Atlanta, Georgia and was reported missing on July 5, 2007.

        Psychic Sisters Suzanne and Jean Vincent went to Atlanta with Monica’s family to see if they could get psychic impressions from the crime scene and to bring Monica home. Now the disappearance is considered a cold case by some and the mainstream media will not aid in her recovery.
 

 
If we examine her last 24 hours and investigate and help her family and  friends and “Find Our Missing”maybe we will uncover the case. We need to  locate Monica Bowie, to bring her family closure. It is time to extend the families pleas and give them a opportunity for justice, and Monica’s redemption.