“Fall In Love (Your Funeral)” by Erykah Badu @FatBellyBella
The Creative Control lens presents a peek inside the studio with Erykah Badu, Jay Electronica, their daughter, Mars Merkaba and SuperNova. Fall in Love is from her fifth studio album, New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh).
The Lovenoise Group recently teamed up with Grid Iron 9 to provide entertainment in a format alluring to Nashville’s grown and sexy. With an intimate setting at Dr. Bobby Jones’ Vision’s, guest enjoyed a chef prepared dinner with entertainment by two-time Grammy nominee, Eric Roberson.
Vision’s was near capacity when all the guests arrived to enjoy their choice of two wonderful three course meals that were prepared by Chef Jason. The main entrée course offered an option of buttermilk fried chicken fillet w/ancho honey glaze or muscadine braised beef roast; both plates were delicious. Dessert was just as sweet, chocolate covered strawberry brandy cake or peach strudel with cinnamon vanilla cream. While dinner was being enjoyed, the show’s opening acts were taking the stage.
Silverware was put down long enough to fill Vision’s with the sound of fingers snapping when poet, J. Cru, hit the stage to deliver a few original pieces. Shortly after, Curtis Fields, half-crooner, half-comedian, got a hold of the microphone and kept the crowd laughing with his rendition of Musiq’s, Just Friends, and other original songs, setting the tone for Eric Roberson’s arrival.
Roberson’s was met with warm adoration from his fans when he appeared on stage. To them he is “ERRO,” and his ability to write about real life, while pouring an authentic story into his music is what his fans appreciate. He’s lyrically colorful and is musically supported by rhythmic, melodic, tracks that thump while coloring way outside the lines; for example, consider “Still,” which also helped to secure his second Grammy nomination.
During his set, fans sang along to music from all seven of his albums and he also performed singles from Music Fan First. The dessert service was made sweeter by Roberson’s performance of She, Pretty Girl, Borrow You and an original song he created on the spot with words provided by the audience.
Watch as Erro freestyle’s to the following words from the audience: Creative, Spinach, Reparations, Leggings, Rubics Cube, and Guidance…
After his performance, The Queen’s Castle had a moment to ask the “King of Independent Music” a few questions:
In the video above, MTVs Sway gives a forecast of the Hip-Hop albums that are expected to release over the coming year. The highlights on the list include Dr. Dre’s Detox which is 10 years in the making; the Diplomats (Dipset!) reunion, Cam’ron, Juelz Santana and Jim Jones, are all joining forces again to release an album this year too; Shyne is also expected to release two albums, after two years of incarceration and deportation to Belize.
One of my favorite lyricist, Jay Electronica is dropping an album this year, along with Big Krit, Pusha T, and Wiz Khalifa, who was listed on MTV’s “Artists to Watch in 2011.”
There’s already discussion about “Album of the Year” for Watch the Throne, the collaborative work Jay-Z and Kanye West are putting out. Recently, their track H.A.M. was released, and I’ve seen mostly luke warm or not so great reviews.
Congratulations! The Root 100 List: @JayElectronica @JanelleMonae @JohnLegend @BeverlyBond @KasimReed @BCourtneyWilson and 94 Others!
Annually, The Root, selects 100 individuals that represent the ideals of the online publication. The list contains a varied collection of people from a cross-section of industries.
Jay Electronica is one of my favorite artists. His lyrical styling is effervescent, yeah, I said it, effervescent. I’m not surprised to see him on a list which also includes Atlanta’s Mayor, Kasim Reed. They are both using the realities of society to move the crowd, whether it be at a concert or to the voting polls.
Speaking of moves, Janelle Monae is the hautest woman in a tuxedo. There’s something about seeing her perform that makes ME feel good. Right, what is that?
Officially Crowned, Beverly Bond is a celebrity DJ, model and Founder of Black Girls Rock! Inc., you can read more about her and the organization here. John Legend is out here living up to his last name, ain’t he? In addition to being extremely talented vocally and on the piano, he gives time and money to worthwhile causes, introducing philanthropic compassion to a new generation of music lovers. Beverly and John are using their talent to help and better the lives of others.
Brian Courtney Wilson, recently re-launched “Just Love” with five new tracks and video footage. He’s currently on a multi-city tour as Ambassador for the American Heart Association’s “Power to End Strokes” tour. His singles have dominated gospel music charts for weeks at a time, he’s now taking his music ministry to churches in an effort to change lifestyles and save lives.
Learn more about the other 94, click the pic for The Root’s entire 2010 list!
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