Erykah Badu’s Ode to Hip-Hop is one of my most favorite songs of all time. I remember the first time I heard the song. I felt like she somehow took the words right out of my head. I’ve always loved music. And as I look back, some of my earliest memories surround it. I guess you can say music is the love of my life. ( I just had to say it 😜).
I am always listening to music (R&B, hip-hop, jazz, etc). And as much as I love the old stuff, I am constantly on a hunt for new music. Here are some of my new favorites:
1. Mali’s Music- Mali is such a talented artist! I could go on and on about him. I love his entire album! If I had to choose favorites I would say Beautiful, Ready Aim, Walking Shoes and Little Lady.
2. Ingrid Michaelson- Girls Chase Boys. I love the 80s vibe of this song. I also love the fact that it is a light hearted song about being broken hearted. Lastly, I love it’s subtle (but not so subtle) approach to gender roles (as demonstrated in the lyrics and video).
3. Sam Smith- How will I Know. Sam’s slowed down version of this popular Whitney Houston song is the best remake I’ve heard in a really long time. I just love how you can hear the vulnerability in his voice.
4. Jessie J- Thunder. I think Jessie is an amazing writer and vocalist. And I think this song is not only well written but you guess it- well sung. I also really love the video!