Posts in Category/Tag: Soul

John Legend – Ooh Laa

March 18th, 2021

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Summary: This is dedicated to that ooh la.

About Artist: John Legend has a voice of gold and face that makes butter melt. I’ve been in love with him since 2003 when I first heard live album “Live at the Knitting Factory”. He has a come along away but he still cranks out the hits.

About Song: This song is the intro track to his recent 2020 album “Bigger Love”. I had ticket to see him in the fall of 2020 but we all know how that ended : (

Favorite Part: I like the old-timey doowap track with the deep bass drop at 0:09. I like the prechorus build and the way the chorus blossoms (0:37). And of course I just love John’s sexy sexy voice.
“You know I’m romantic,
I’d cross the Atlantic for that, Ooh-laa
I’ll wear my best tuxedo,
And you can undress me and we go, Ooh-laa” (1:08)

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R&B, Soul,

No Justice No Peace – Summer 2020

June 1st, 2020

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Summary: Rest in Power George Floyd.

About Artist: Over 15 artists featured.

About Song: 24 minutes long. Goes from melancholy, to anger, to sadness, to hope.

Other: So much pain, so much rage, so much injustice.

Hard Hip Hop, Instrumental, Lyrical, Old School, Soul, Southern,

Lo-Fi Coronalife [Side A]

May 21st, 2020

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Summary: The CD runs 77 minutes in 50 tracks featuring over 60 artists. I hope you find your new favorite song. I know we can all use a little more music in our lives rights now.

About: I wanted to create a mixtape that had a little something for everybody. The tracks are edited to be short but offer a glimpses into pop hits and odd audial obscurities and alike. A project of the quarantine.

Other: Enjoy some easy listening or get out Shazam and find your new favorite song!

 

 

 

Banger, Electronic, Female, Good Production, Gospel, gregshiphop.com, Instrumental, Lyrical, Mashup, Mellow, Mindful, Musical, Not Hip Hop, Old School, Pop Hop, R&B, Radio Hop, Remix, Soul, Southern, Spanish, Throwback Thrusday,

YBN Cordae – Family Matters (ft. Arin Ray)

November 27th, 2019

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Summary: A little soul from the next generation.
About Artist: I don’t know much about YBN Cordae but I really loved his debut album “Lost Boy” this year. YBN Cordae was listed on the XXL Freshmen list of 2019 and I’m excited to see where he goes. Definitely worth checking out.
About Song: This song samples Kendrick Lamar’s “Faith”.
Favorite Part: I really love the sample and the soulfulness.
Other:
YBN Cordae Wikipedia

 

 

 

 

Good Production, Mellow, Soul,

Childish Gambino – The Night Me and Your Mama Met

December 27th, 2016

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THIS SONG HAS BEEN REMOVED DUE TO A COMPLAINT BY THE RIAA.
Summary: Instrumental break
About Artist: Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover) is an amazingly multitalented individual. I’ve been obsessed with him for years and his new TV show Atlanta is now one of my favorites.
About Song: This is an instrumental track of off Childish Gambino’s recent album “Awaken My Love” (2016). This album is so different than any other music he’s put out. While not all of the songs are instrumentals there is little of the rapping that has been the staple of his music output to date. I really really really like “Awaken My Love”.
Favorite Part: I love the vibes of this whole album. It blows me away that Childish Gambino stepped into this new musical space for the first time and made something so compelling. I also love the guitar on this song is by Garry Clark Jr, who I really need to check out more. The guitar on this song sings so beautifully and the song fits perfectly into the album.
Other:
Garry Clark Jr (Wikipedia)
Awaken My Love (Wikipedia)

Instrumental, Soul,

John Legend – Overload (ft. Miguel)

December 26th, 2016

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THIS SONG HAS BEEN REMOVED DUE TO A COMPLAINT BY THE RIAA.
Summary: A new classic. John Legend and Miguel make me melt.
About Artist: John Legend is singer/songwriter/piano player with a voice of god. He is one of my favorite singers, his voice just melts me. John Legend was first made famous by Kanye West, and had a hit freshmen album in “Get Lifted” (2004). Miguel is another R&B singer who I’m also in love with.
About Song: This song is a track off of John Legend’s 5th album “Darkness and Light” which came out on December 2nd 2016.
Favorite Part: I love how simple the song structure is. I love how sparse the intro is and how the song slowly builds as it progresses. I also am in love with John Legend and Miguel’s harmonies. I’m always a sucker for duets and to me this is one of the best. The song is so subtle and so beautiful.
Other:
John Legend Wikipedia
Miguel Wikipedia

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Chance The Rapper – Blessings (Reprise) (ft. Ty Dolla $ign)

July 7th, 2016

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Summary: Are you ready for your blessings?
About Artist: Chance the Rapper is my new favorite. Acid Rap (2013) was great and Chance’s career just got better from there. Everyone should listen to Coloring Book (2016).
About Song: This song is the outro to my favorite album of 2016 “Coloring Book”. You can download Coloring Book here.
Favorite Part: I love his whole intro lyrics and the transition around 1:24

“I speak to God in public
He keep my rhymes in couplets
He think the new shit jam, I think we mutual fans”
(1:00)

“Call me Mister Mufasa, I had to master stampedes” (1:23)
Other:
Download “Coloring Book” (2016)
Coloring Book Full YouTube
Chance the Rapper Wikipedia

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