CLASSIC VIDEO: Erykah Badu – “Next Lifetime” (Unplugged Live) (1997)

“I know I’m alotta woman but not enough to divide the pie”

If it’s one song that I can listen to to on repeat until I fall asleep to, this is it. My homegirl Tiff says that Erykah’s the best live singer out and this makes it hard for me to doubt her opinion because she rips this.  I’m not even going to mention the 12 minute version from her Live album.

CLASSIC VIDEO: Erykah Badu – “On & On” (1997)


I was born under water
With three dollars & six dimes
Yeah, you may laugh
Cuz you did not do yo math


Video inspired by the Juke Joint scene from The Color Purple.  Most people don’t even get how much 5% knowledge she spit on this song.  And I may be in the minority but I love Erykah’s debut and live album but haven’t really completely dug the rest of her catalog.




Early version of “On & On” performed in February 1996

CUT UP NEO-SOUL: Yahzarah – The Ballad Of Purple St. James (2010)

01. Strike Up The Band
02. Why Dontcha Call Me No More
03. Cry Over You feat. Phonte
04. All My Days feat. Darien Brockington
05. Come Back As A Flower
06. Dedicated To You
07. The Lie
08. Last To Leave
09. Have A Heart
10. Change Your Mind
11. Starship
12. Shadow
13. Love, Come Save The Day



Yahzarah’s MySpace:

   Soulful songstress Yahzarah has bounced around for the past decade or so with a few albums under her belt that made minor dents but never broke through. She also caught some attention singing back-up on Erykah Badu’s Mama’s Gun. But even with a nice push behind Blackstar, Yahzarah remained more an underground soul act, for better or for worse. But with her upcoming record, she looks to join the critically acclaimed and more widely recognized ranks of her Foreign Exchange crew. Since appearing on the Foreign Exchange’s Connected and Leave It All Behind, she’s toured with the group and become a prominent member. The Ballad of Ms. Purple Saint James is Yahzarah’s latest foray as a solo artist and is sure to feature production from Nicolay and Zo! with Phonte and Darien Brockington stopping by for vocal duties.        

CLASSIC VIDEO: Outkast feat. Cee-Lo – In Due Time(1997)

“Strugglin’s just a part of my day
Many obstacles have been placed in my way
I know the only reason that I make it through
Is because I never stop believing in You
Some people wonder why we here in the first place
They can’t believe cause they ain’t never seen Your face
But even when you pray, the next day you gotta try
Can’t wait for nobody to come down out the sky
You’ve got to realize that the world’s a test
You can only do your best and let Him do the rest
You’ve got your life
And got your health
So quit procrastinating and push it yourself”

This is probably my favorite Outkast song and is powerful spiritual music. I probably listen to this song everyday. Cee-Lo’s verse especially reminds you that even though you have faith, God’s not going to magically fix everything. We still have to put forth the effort first and let the Lord do the rest. Nobody said being a Christian was easy lol.