“I can’t understand what makes a man hate another man. Help me understand.”
– Depeche Mode
“Could you be loved? Then be loved!”
– Bob Marley
Be the kind of person that when your feet hit the floor in the morning the devils says, “Oh crap, they’re up!”
Wake up. Kick Ass. Repeat.
Do no harm, but take no shit.
Mango (Feat. Adeline & Masego) – Kamauu
Neo soul groove laced with jazz style vocals and that’s a female thumping on the bass. Gotta love that. Lyrics are for well-adjusted adults. This is grown folks shit here
Hu Man – Greentea Peng
Searching for balance; praying for clarity… This song gets to be real and truthful and also mellow and soothing at the same time. This isht be bangin!
Birthday - Disclosure, Kehlani, Syd
Where are the Aaliyah fans at? Tell me you can’t hear her on this track! And that aside, this song is great. Infinitely singable, and you can’t sing it without a smile.
I’ll Be Good To You – Bobby Brown
The fake bass is just real enough that I gotta scrunch my face to air play it. And I can relate, being a flirt, and all.
Don’t Take The Girl – Tim McGraw
Who knew that with enough weed the right song could make me cry? One of the most beautiful examples of lyrical storytelling there is.
Alright – D’Angelo
This is THE relationship song. Look, we might not see eye to eye on everything, but you my baby, 100%. Oh, I love this song!
Janie Got A Gun – Aerosmith
Those who are awake will get this. I am down to arm all the Janies out there. Classic rock from a classic band.
Sometimes – Raphael Saadiq
Not only does he capture the sound of a past generation effortlessly, I can’t remember when I have heard more honest and simple lyrics. This is some real shit.
Movement – Hozier
“You’re Atlas when he’s sleeping; When you move I’m moved.” What? Ever wish you had come up with something instead of someone else? I envy those lyrics something fierce. Beautiful song.
Head Over Heels – Tears for Fears
Instantly relatable from the opening piano melody, even before you realize this song takes you on a ride! The build on this song is imperceptible—and infectious. Can’t you hear them singing “La la la la la…?”
Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton
When people say they don’t like country music, I wonder if they ever heard this right here? This song is country, blues, rock, R&B, and pop, all wrapped up in smooth vocals and kissed with the perfect amount of instrumentation.
Genius of Love – The Tom Tom Club
This is one of the very first songs I remember really liking. The sounds were almost cartoonish, but the grove was so steady, so in the pocket. This is a forever banger.
Chakras – Qveen Herby
Now this one here… I am very impressed with the stuff Qveen Herby is putting out. I would crack up watching my teen daughter sing this one. Funky, fun, and for real.
Cold Summer – Fabolous
Who forgot Fab had bars? It is nice to catch up with the artist and see how much his work has developed substance. I like this one.
The Letter – Chevel Shepherd
I didn’t know this was the season 15 winner of The Voice when I first heard this song. They definitely got this one right. A beautiful voice coupled with beautiful storytelling makes this one a winner.
Energy - sampa the great
Okay, not only is she breaking it down about the importance of feminine energy in today’s world, but the breakdown in the middle of the song… chills, every time. A definite banger!
OKAY OKAY - ALESIA CARA
Seriously, just try to sing this song and not feel good about yourself. At the same time self deprecating and self appreciating, boastful and humble. She has a few good ones under her belt. I expect we will hear more from her.
birthday - fetty wap
Infectious. Fun. And he is not singing about someone undesirable. He loves it when she walks his way! Just makes you feel good!