Robert Glasper and Hiatus Kaiyote. 2 different sounds, one giant step for music.



As you know I think today’s music is whick, whick, whack! It’s like a jungle, sometimes it makes me wonder how I keep from going under after listening to all of this bull crap. I’m waiting, I’m waiting, for music that knocks me off my feet. Finally, there were two CD’s that were not just my imagination. In fact, this ish right here were Diamonds in Da Ruff! Music made for just the way playas play, everyday all day.

The first CD I listened to was Hiatus Kaiuyote. I felt like that CD was talkin, talkin, talkin talkin to me. It was such a mellow, mellow, mellow, mellow, mellow, melody. The love below that this group brings is literally from down under and…Ooooh Ooooh a sweet thang. The single that everyone is listening to from the Hiatus Kaiyote CD is entiled, “Nakamarra” and there is an additional version on the CD that features, “Q-Tip”. You will have to clean your ears as this CD will give you the fever for the flavor of another, chocolate, sasspirilla, or is it you like another.

This band is from Melbourne, Australia! Many people will be asking is it real son, is it really real son,
let me know it's real son, if it's really real? Well I am here to let you know that your mind will be playing tricks on you as you realize that the soul is coming from the land down under, where women glow and men plunder?
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder? You better run, you better take cover"

After eating at the local buffet and feeling like, Fat, Fat, Fat, Boyz.. It was time to give my inner human beat box a nod as I put on, “Robert Glasper, Black Radio 2”.

Right off the bat this CD was the, Best Of Both Worlds, Oooh Oooh. A little hip hop, a little jazz, with some good old fashion straight R&B, straight R&B, straight R&B. The opening track gives you a shout from everyone who is featured on the CD then goes into that real Hip Hop, Hip Hop. This again features an all-star cast of real music heavy, heavy, hitters, hitters. Common, Brandy, Jill Scott, Dwele, Anthony Hamilton, Faith Evans, Norah Jones, Snoop Doog, Lupe Fiasco, Luke James, Emeli Sande, Lalah Hathaway and even Malcolm Jamal Warner.

That is a CD!

Of course for me, the Tipping Point on this CD was Dwele bringing his back base beat styling to the table. I know many of you, don’t believe the hype, but Dwele’s joint isn’t my favorite song on the CD. Nope! My favorite song is the one with Brandy. Brandy is the most under-appreciated artist in soul music today. She can sing with anyone, a triple threat in entertainment, yet her music doesn’t get the love it deserves. Where is the love?
You said you'd give to me,
soon as you were free,
will it ever be?
Where is the love?

Robert Glasper’s CD will make you want to put it in the car and go, Cruisin… on a Sunday afternoon.

I hope you enjoyed my lyrics to go inside this music blog. I really just wanted to do something different to get you all to go out and purchase both of the CD’s, “Robert Glasper Experiment Black Radio 2”, and Hiatus Kaiyote, “Tawk Tomahawk”.

Just my thoughts man…

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