Trey Songz- Passion, Pleasure, Pain (album review/ video)

Happy Monday Soulified! How was everyone’s weekend? Got the new Trey Songz album last Friday and have been bumping it all weekend.

I gotta admit the album is a lot better then I thought it was going to be. Trey has definitely matured as an artist because the whole album is very well rounded. And for my dude’s that are looking for a good “beating/ panty droppin” album this is the one! lol I know I’ll def be putting this album on next time I knock some boots. lol Big up’s to Trey for this one. I appreciate it family. hahaha The track list is a little different from the one I posted a few weeks ago in the album sneak peek where all of you can still download and listen to the 6 tracks off the album highlighted below by clicking. The album’s very similar to Dwele’s W.ants W.orld W.omen album in the sense that he broke the album into 3 separate part with the parts relating to the album title’s 3 words. Though Trey’s words aren’t in the right order in his track list as they are in the album title I’m not mad at him for trying and doing it the way he did because it makes the album that much more interesting. Make sure to buy the album tomorrow (Sep 14th) when it drops.

The video for the new single off the album “Can’t Be Friends” and I’m feeling this video big time. It’s a simple concept but it gets the point and lyrics across. More artist should focus on feeling and simplicity when doing video’s because all the crazy graphics and special effects and shit aren’t needed. The song is dope as well cause I feel every word he’s singing on a personal level as I’m sure a lot of you are as well. This cut defiantly leads me to believe that his album will truly be the most personal to date.

“Can’t Be Friends”

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01. Here We Go Again Intro
02. Love Faces
03. Massage
04. Alone
05. Bottoms Up (Feat. Nicki Minaj)
06. Pain  Interlude
07. Can’t Be Friends
08. Please Return My Call
09. Made To Be Together
10. Pleasure  Interlude
11. Red Lipstick
12. Unusual (Feat. Drake)
13. Doorbell
14. Passion Interlude
15. Unfortunate
16. Blind
17. You Just Need Me

4 out of 5 Cartons

-Black Milk


Green Tea & Uncle Shecky Present The Dosage 2.5: The Crazy Eights Remix EP

Green Tea has released a new collaboration effort with Applejac. The new project is “Green Tea & Uncle Shecky Present The Dosage 2.5: The Crazy Eights Remix EP“.  If you’re a reader of Soulified and don’t know who Green Tea is, then you need a quick refresher course.  Our first spotlight was on her previous two albums “Have A Cup Of green Tea Dosage 1: Shades Of Green“, released in 2005, and “Dosage II: Choices” which was released in 2008.  We then covered her awesome “Beautiful Weirdo” Mixtape.  Each release was better than the last and really showcased her talent.

This latest project is with the talented Applejac aka Uncle Shecky. They took Green Tea’s 2nd album “Dosage: II” and used that as the base, and built from there.  They brought new life into those songs, not that they needed it, but made them fresh and giving you a reason them to put them back in rotation.  Check out the EP, and support a pair of talented independent artists.


Mad Late: Eric Roberson “Still” Video

Eric Roberson released his album Music Fan First in August of 2009, but still releasing singles and videos to support it.  You can catch my favorite of his videos so far. It’s the duo he did with Layla Hathaway. Back to this video “Still”.  I am loving the slowed down tempo, coupled with the action of the video.  Check it out for yourself. Enjoy.

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Kem asks with “Why Would You Stay” Video

Kem has released his first video for the first single form his new album, Intimacy Album III.  His third album is an impressive collection of art.  I even had the opportunity to speak to Kem for an interview, and was blown away by his calm, smooth nature.  Those traits come across very well in this song and video “Why Would You Stay”.

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Giovanca’s “Everything” From “While I’m Awake” Album

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One of my favorite European artists has released a new album, and video for her second single “Everything”.  The album “While I’m Awake“, her second album after  “Subway Silence“, was released a few months ago.  The reason why I enjoy her music so much, is that she has a very upbeat, positive yet soulful sound.  Sometimes in the the US we have too much deep emotion, and can weigh down the song or even the album.  It’s refreshing to have something a bit lighter, but not where it is reaching the R&B or Pop genres. Anyway, take listen to the video, check out the album and get hooked like me. Enjoy.

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John Legend & The Roots release video “Little Ghetto Boy”

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Unless you have been living under a rock, that is under another rock, you know about John Legend and The Roots collaboration album coming September 21st, 2010.  You can pre-order the album here. Singles and now video has slowly begun to seep out, to give us all a taste of this powerful talent packed album.  They have just released the video “Little Ghetto Boy”.  A mellow laid back track, that makes you feel that you are in Harlem in 1975 with your afro pick. :)  Enjoy.

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Interview With Teresa Jenee

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Recently I had time to correspond with the wonderfully unique, passionate and enlightening Teresa Jenee.  I have always heard her name, but it wasn’t until 2008 did I really pay attention and submerge into her world of genre breaking talent.  She is the epitome of the independent artist.  Her recent release of “Paint The Roses” and the “The Eklectic” album, she continues with that trend.  Enough of the chit-chat, here is the eye opening interview.

Soulified

As someone who became a fan in 2008 when I heard the TeresaJenee.EP and was amazed that I hadn’t heard this voice before.  At what place in your discography would you want a new listener to start, so they can get a fuller understanding of your music?

TeresaJenee

First of all, thank you! As far as my discog goes, I would want my listeners to check out the “Remember EP”. Many here in the states don’t know that I got my break overseas as a dance music artist with Osunlade. He made ME happen with his soul house remixes of “Remember”. Shout out to James Glasco who was the writer behind that incredible song. That EP was my beginning, my first successful recording out and I feel like it gives you another side of me.

Soulified

With the TeresaJenee.EP containing some songs that made it to The Ecklectic, do you feel that they are similar in expression of your creative voice?

TeresaJenee

Yes. Both projects are one in the same. The EP was my introduction.  It was my way of sharing the music with the outside in hopes that my sound would be embraced. So when the time came to make an album, I decided to extend the EP. I wanted listeners to have a connection from the EP days and enjoy some new stuff from “The Ecklectic” as well.

Soulified

Being a sucker for soft yet powerful voice, when I heard “In Your Eyes” I was taken by it instantly.  Did that song have a special meaning to you, since it seemed to stand out on the EP?

TeresaJenee

Well I didn’t write it about anyone at the time…and I was far, very far from being in love! Ha! All I can say is when I first played out the melody on keys and the words started coming, I thought it was just another pretty cool love song that I was writing. But after I recorded it, it quickly became my baby. I mean, all of my songs are like my babies, but when I listened to that song in playback, I felt like…wow.

Soulified

With an EP and album under your belt, what is next on your horizon for you and your artistry?  Also is “Paint The Roses” an indicator of what we can expect in a future project?

TeresaJenee

There is another release coming soon. I have the worst luck with release dates so I try not to put a date on anything anymore! But please be on look out in the months ahead.

As far as the sound of the album goes, “Paint the Roses” was just the beginning. It might be the most grounded song you will hear from me in the future.

Soulified

After following your music for while, I noticed you possess a pure desire/hunger to make music, share and perform it.  What is your ultimate goal with your music, that you would consider it a success?

TeresaJenee

I want a Grammy, even if its a nom and to get back into acting. Outside of that, I’m at peace being an indie artist….traveling on the road, meeting new ppl. Hell, I live for this!

Soulified

After hearing your recent release of “Paint The Roses”, which was produced by Tech Supreme, whom would you like to collaborate with in the future?

TeresaJenee

Wow, that’s a long list! I can’t think of everybody but, I would like to work with Roots, Passion Pit, Steve Aoki, Bilal, Brittany Bosco, Robert Glasper, Jazzanova, Mark Ronson, Andre 3000, I would really LOVE to work with Pharrell and N.E.R.D….their sound is KILLER.

Soulified

What is the main driving force for you to have such wonderful diversity in your music?  Is it a desire to test the boundaries of music, and what we expect from it?

TeresaJenee

Definitely. I’m a rebel child…always been. I’ve always disagreed with this whole “you have to stick to a sound so people can get you” notion. No, I don’t. I also get bored very easily even with myself so I’m constantly looking at my music thinking “How can I keep things interesting?”

Soulified

With the latest advances in Social Media and technology, do you think that independent artists actually are actually more in touch with their fans, and are able to get a purer high from their music than artists signed with major labels?

TeresaJenee

Hell yeah! Its the only way to be these days! This whole social media phenomenon is powerful. No longer is the control of this industry in the hands of a few suits in the corporate office upstairs. Now, every artist has just as much of a chance to connect to the masses as the major have through the years.

Not just that but to hear straight from the mouths of your fanbase is the most beautiful part of this game to me. No more guessing what the fans will love. Now you can talk directly to them…touch them…and they touch you back.

Soulified

One last question. What was the most important lesson that you gathered from making your debut album “The Ecklectic”?

TeresaJenee

It takes a village! I had the darndest time pushing the album because I thought I could do it all by myself. That was a huge mistake on my end. Now I have help and the next album release will be an easier process because of it.

Thank you for taking time to give our readers and us a deeper insight into you, your talent and your music.

Your welcome :)

Fresh from the Fridge: Cee-Lo Green- F%#K You (single)

This one goes out to all the gold digging shallow women out there. You know who you are. And if you don’t know who you are your the one who’s hating the shit outta this song now.

Big ups to Cee Lo for making this track. Couldn’t have sang it better myself! “Oppps she’s a gold digga, just thought you should know nigga.” hahah classick lyrics right there. I mean is there really a better saying that so simple yet gets a ton across then “Fuck You?” lol This will be another official track off his new up and coming album “The Lady Killer” dropping sometime this year in December.

The video for this track is equally as dope. It’s always a breath of fresh air when an artist doesn’t make a video we’ve all ready seen before. I love the crisp classic feel this one has and how Cee Lo tell’s his “Fuck You” story from a child and uses the toy car’s as a metaphor for what he has vs what she want’s as the gold digger at that age. lol Classick! Let me know what yall think…

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Fuck You

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Fuck You featuring 50 Cent (remix)

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Enjoy the freshness!

-Black Milk

Interview With Zo!

Website/Twitter/Foreign Exchange Music

Zo! recently took time out of his busy schedule, to talk with us and share his thoughts on his music and SunStorm. Which was recently released to the world, to great praise.  If you haven’t picked up a copy yet, please do so ASAP.

Soulified

How has the transition to being under the Foreign Exchange Music umbrella been?

Zo!

Around 2005, I met Phonte. Phonte knew of my work and was a fan. On my Re: Define album, I had remix a Little Brother song. From that, our relationship grew and we decided to work together. Our first song together was “Stepping Out” on the Just Visiting album.

Soulified

With your new album SunStorm, what was the motivation for this album, and what was the inspiration for the name itself, it has Roy Ayers feel to the title?

Zo!

This is an auto-biographical piece. From the album cover to every song on the album, it is all me. It is about the ups and downs of my career and life.

Soulified

How do you balance being a music teacher and very active artist?

Zo!

It is tough. You see some artist that work 9 to 5 jobs, it’s tough for them to take a break and tour. My job as a music teacher, you would think they would embrace it. My job puts some pressures on me. My touring is a positive to the kids I teach. It shows them that you can make it and be successful doing music.

Soulified

How did you hook up with Foreign Exchange?

Zo!

Phonte asked me to add something to there live show. And things kept growing after that.

Soulified

I Love the 80’s is a great album, what was the idea behind it?

Zo!

The album came about on a dare. Me and Tay were talking about how bad some of the 80’s music was. This conversation turned into me creating a beat that sounded like “Africa” by Toto. Tay sang over it. And the project bloomed in “I Love the 80’s”. When we did “Take on me”, it was a challenge and dare. We wanted to see if we could create the song and sound good. But we also wanted to see if people would like it.

Soulified

“Overdue Process” with Asylum 7 is a favorite of mine, how did that come about?

Zo!

Asylum has been my boy since 2004. In Detroit, I would go to open mikes. Asylum would be there. And he would be killing them in a freestyle cipher. One day I hit him, we worked on some stuff. In those sessions, we jellied and gained respect for one another. “Overdue Process” was 4-5 years in the making. Asylum love for music is the same as mine. I think that is why we work so well together.

Soulified

When I tell people about u, I say you are an R&B version of Primo.

Zo!

Thanks. To be compared to him is an honor. I’m a huge Primo fan.

Soulified

How did u pick the artist for this project?

Zo!

Everyone, I’m real cool with and fans of. Me and Phonte are so close, I go to him to get a second opinion on beats artist. We went back and forth coming up with who would sound good on this song and that song. It was a shock to me that everyone wanted to be on the album.

Soulified

Jesse Boykins, Eric Roberson, Lady Alma, Sy Smith and Foreign Exchange, I’m happy to see u showcase show indy artists that I’m huge fans of. Explain the studio sessions.

Zo!

These are all my friends on the “Sunstorm” album. Yahzarah voice is so beautiful. She is one of the dopest singers in the music game today. Sy, her voice is so powerful.

Soulified

How was it working with PPP?

Zo!

Dope. The first time me and Wajeed did something, was on the humble. I was at his spot chilling and relaxing. I get to messing around on the Fender Rhodes. Wajeed jumped in and we ended up producing some stuff together. Wajeed is a good friend of mine. He is like a brother to me. I go him to get advance and listen to some of my work.

Soulified

You mentioned this is an album about you. What is the most personal song?

Zo!

All of them. I can’t pick one. They are all about me and things in my life.

Soulified

What would be a dream project for you?

Zo!

Working with Faith Evans would be dope. She puts it down and is very soulful. If I had the resources, I would bring back Zhane. I think they were some what unrated. I would like to see them back.

Soulified

What’s in the future?

Zo!

The Foreign Exchange album in October is up first. And I’m already working on my next album. Hopefully I can put it out next year.

Fantasia- Back to Me (album review/ preview)

Since breaking all that bad news (home wrecker, sex tape, suicide attempt) about Fantasia in a past post I did I thought it would only be fair to break some good new by hitting all of you Fantasia fan’s with a review on her new album as well as a preview of a few select songs that I think are play worry.

Back to Me is the third studio album by Fantasia set for release next week on August 24, 2010. This album will be her first studio album in four freakin years since 2006’s Fantasia. The album’s title was actually suggested to her by comedian Steve Harvey, when Barrino visited his morning radio program. The album was originally set for release in early 2010, but after a wack first single and and a ton of leaks, J Records pretty much said “Damn all this” and ordered more tracks for the album, postponing the album’s release until further studio sessions, and stronger singles were recorded. The project’s new lead single, “Bittersweet” was released to Itunes on May 11, 2010, and was performed live on American Idol, while a new release date was set for July 27, 2010. “Bittersweet” was pretty much wack as hell to and got very little spins on the radio, so the album was again pushed back to August 10, 2010 and finally to August 24, 2010. When the album’s track listing was released in July, several of the leaked songs, including, “Bounce Back”, “Control Freak”, “On & On”, “Without You”, “Never” and “Said I Wouldn’t (No More)”, were scrapped. Ouch!

What up with Fantasia and all this leakage? If it’s not her singles or album its a sex tape or news that she’s knockin boots with a married man then trying to kill herself over it with Asprin of all the drugs. It’s super hard for me to respect her as a woman for all that especially when she has a young daughter so I’m going to make this review short and simple while having a little fun with her track titles. lol

01. I’m Doin’ Me “And a married man”
02. Bittersweet
03. Man Of The House
“But it ain’t his. It’s either mine or his wife’s”
04. Who’s Been Lovin’ You
“Ummm his wife and you apparently.”
05. Collard Greens And Cornbread
“And aspirin”
06. Teach Me
“How to find a single man and not make sex tapes”
07. Move On Me
08. Trust Him
“When he say’s that lady that live with him is just the nanny”
09. The Thrill Is Gone Ft. Cee-Lo Green
“But I recorded it for all to see.”
10. Falling In Love Tonight
“Let’s video tape it and forget the tape in the player.”
11. Even Angels
12. I’m Here (From “The Color Purple” Musical)
“And now on XXX DVD’s and websites world wide”

The album over all is pretty good and very powerful on the vocal, lyrical, hook, and ballet tip even though it’s hard to take anything serious that she’s singing present day and even funny. The heaters on this album are # 1, 2, 7, 9 (my fave). Enjoy listening to my picks and make sure to leave a half a brotha some comments down below.

1. I’m Doin Me

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2. Bittersweet

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7. Move On Me

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9. The Thrill Is Gone

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3 1/2 out of 5 Carton’s

-Black Milk

Bilal Buildup Grows before “Airtight’s Revenge”

You can feel the excitement of Bilal’s pending release of “Airtight’s Revenge”. It will be unleashed upon waiting fans on September 14th.  To help pass the time you might want to check out our interview with the music icon. It was a very good interview that gave us a glimpse into his world and thought processes.  Next in the build of anticipation is our friends over at Quality Time Online, have put together a great mini compilation of some Bilal gems. Below is a snippet of their article.

A Tribute To Bilal’
Quality Time Online would like to put the spotlight on the soul artist, Bilal, by offering a compilation of his work – just prior to his latest album release. This free downloadable compilation consists of the new single release “Free” and a few live-recordings and remixes.

Tracklist:

01. Free (1st single of ‘Airtight’s Revenge)
02. Levels (Live @ CMJ, NY)
03. Cheeba ft. Shafiq Husayn (Remix)
04. Lord Don’t Let it (of ‘Love For Sale’)
05. All For Love (of ‘Love For Sale’)
06. Soul Sista (Madlib Remix)
07. Outro by Bilal

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Also Bilal was the featured artist with Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble’s rendition of Donny Hathaway’s “Someday We’ll All Be Free”.  Bilal adds a whole new aspect to this classic. As a bonus, you can download the single and watch the video.  Enjoy.

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Terese Jenee Brightens the Day with “Paint The Roses” Single

Teresa Jenee has brought the brightness again.  She released “Paint The Roses” single and the word is out that it’s hot.  This new song was created with skills of Tech Supreme. I love how she lulls in with her sweet voice, and then Tech Supreme drops a velvet hammer upon your ears to keep you there. If you are new to Teresa Jenee, then please check out her EP released last year, that was just wonderful.  It’s available at BandCamp.  That can get you up to speed, and get some Jenee in your life.

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Exclusive Bilal Interview

Well family, you heard right, we were blessed with the opportunity to get an exclusive interview with Bilal.  We were one of the few who were allowed to get a sneak peak into whats been up with the brotha and what he has in store with his latest release “Airtights Revenge.” I wont bore you with the shenanigans.  Lets get to the interview…

SOULFIED:

We know that many transitions have been made for you, eventhough you’ve consistently given your fans a genuine sound.  It is what we have come to expect of you.  What changes, if any, would you say took place between Love For Sale and Airtights Revenge

BILAL

This album is more electronic.  Its so much more.  The style of writing and everything was done much differently than previous albums.  From the ground up, the goal was to do landscaping with sounds, so I used a lot more sounds and effects than previous albums.  It is a real progressive album.

SOULIFIED

Tell us a little about Airtights Revenge, what is the meaning behind it and what brought it about?

BILAL

The meaning behind it… It basically started out fast.  Things were moving real fast, and then you know, my album ended up getting shelved.  I was off the label, then there was contracts and all this other bullsh*t.  The silverlining… then I started to see the sunlight come in.  Some people felt like the project I was working on was dark and some people weren’t understanding what I was doing – where I was coming from.  (slight laugh)  Then someone came up to me and told me that this album was the greatest soul record they ever heard in in their life.  I mean, when you get these types of statements, you know, its just.. (satisfying laugh).

So I started to tour and it was like I had an album come out!  The Revenge was what made me who I am today.  It made me stronger.  It made me better.  It made me more of a blues singer, which is what I had always wanted to be from the beginning.  But now I’m more of a blues singer than ever.  Its like some 5 Heartbeats type sh*t. (we both share a laugh).

If I could do it all over again, I wouldn’t change a thing.  I didn’t know any of this would happen, but it did, and everything happens for a reason.

SOULIFIED

So we heard, September 14th.  Is this official?  Is there any significance in the date?

BILAL

The album will definitely be released on the 14th.  Theres no siginificance in the date.

SOULIFIED

Robots is crazy!!!  I personally feel that it would make a great single…  Have you decided on which song will be the initial single?

BILAL

The single will be Restart.  We did a few videos, but the single will be Restart.  I don’t really do singles.   I don’t really get into putting out singles because to me the whole album is hot.  I just go with what feedback I get.

SOULIFIED

What you’ve done for yourself up until now has worked.  Do you plan on going more mainstream?  What direction will your career go?

BILAL

Man I just want to make good music.    I just make music.  I do what I love, which is making music.  I’m not into formulas or anything, just making good music.  If it goes more mainstream then so be it, but I’m gonna keep doing what I love to do.

SOULIFIED

From the feedback I’ve gotten, people want to see more of you.  Where can fans see you performing, or hear you these days?  Do you have a blog or youtube channel?

BILAL

Twitter:  @bilal_oliver

That is the best avenue because I load my videos on there and talk about upcoming shows and things like that.

SOULIFIED

I dont want to get too personal, but the ladies want to know… Is there a Soul Sista on the scene?

BILAL

(brief silence) Hello! – the phone started breaking up – He chimes back in “I’m not doing this on purpose!” (brief laugh)  I do have someone special in my life. (You’re referring to music right…?) (another laugh) Actually, I am in a relationship. ….yeah.  I’m in a relationship right now.   I’m married. (aite aite! I’m not gonna get too much deeper into that. ) (more laughs)

End of Interview


We had to disconnect after that question, so we closed up.  There is so much more I wanted to ask him, as it relates to the details about production and the rest of the Soulquarians.  I also wanted to include questions from some of his fans on our Soulfied twitter page but there just wasn’t enough time.  I’m sure this does wet your appetite though.  This album is looking very promising.

All in all, the brotha seemed very motivated and extremely excited about Airtights Revenge.  I listed below, a few treats that are sure to keep you excited about this one.  Send Bilal a tweet or something to let him know that we appreciate the exlusive interview at soulified.com.  Again, his twitter page is bilal_oliver

Yours truly, still working hard to Keep it alive… Issa

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John Legend’s little nephew + wack supervision= Broken Grammy

*announcers voice* “And the Ass Whooping of the Year goes to… *drum roll*… John Legends little nephew!” *applause*

So apparently John’s little nephew was at his apartment and who ever was suppose to watch him wasn’t watching him good enough because he some how managed to get a hold of one of Uncle John’s prized possession’s which was his Grammy that he won for 2005’s Best R&B Album  “Get Lifted.”

BAM!!!!!!!!!

John was actually pretty cool about the messed up situation as he’s joked about the situation on his @JohnLegend twitter page…

A lot of John’s followers on his twitter agreed with me that his nephew needed some type of discipline for the big break. “It was truly an accident,” he responded. “I’m just gonna have to nephew-proof my apt. a little better.” Apparently John’s messed up situation caught wind to the Award show via Twitter as he received a tweet from them saying

@TheGRAMMYs “Don’t worry, we can send a replacement GRAMMY Awards to you.” John later jokingly replied “The Grammy’s twitter response was the bailout plan his nephew needed. Plus, he still has five other Grammys — no sweat.” I for one would still whoop that ass. lol

What would you guys do?

-Black Milk

Ms. Hill Returns

The thing about great artist, they seem to be weird or go crazy in there lifetime. You can say what you want, but it has to be something. With there problems or issues, they seem to forget to create new music. So anytime Whitney, D’Angelo or Lauryn Hill drop’s something new, that song seems to create hype for what the future can and should hold.

Lauryn has been on a up and down ride since her classic cd, The Miseducation. Most of her ride has been down, in the publics eyes. Her MTV unplugged project was panned by many. It was hard for people to except her going this sort of folk route. We were use to her giving us so much soul. To be honest, her unplugged disc was not bad.

Recently a few videos have surfaced with Lauryn sounding like the Fugees/Miseducation days. And the hype of her returning to top form is among us again. I can’t lie, I’m all in. Throw in the fact she is on tour doing the whole Miseducation album, Lauryn is on the comeback.

Today I found a new song of Lauryn’s. At the time, the only details we have is that the song is unreleased. I’m not sure if it is new or something that was a album throwaway. Whatever it is, I’m happy. It is good to hear Lauryn in all her glory, the way we remember her. Take a listen to this new song and comment. While you are at it, if you have not seen it yet, take a look at her performing Lost Ones a couple months ago.

[audio: Lauryn_Hill-Repercussions.mp3]

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44xcKsKQrIY