I’m not a fan of the album cover. I am a fan of Trina. Maybe it’s because she’s a home-town lady of Miami. Maybe it’s because she ‘s been memorable since “Nann.” Maybe it’s because she always has her own style & has become classier & classier as she further defines her brand. Maybe it’s because she truly is the baddest chick.
I don’t want to make so many YouTube posts, but with so much good music it is a must.
My only qualm with Oh Land is that I am completely addicted and need her music at all moments in my life. This becky has claimed a part of my soul with her wonderful vocals and always-excellent song choices. “Lean” slows it down a bit and ditches her usual glitchy-beats to provide a striped down & #theawesome vocal performance with string quartet backing. So Dangerously Beautiful.
Hailing from Rancho Cucamonga, California Ms. Brittani Dominique Smith dons the moniker B dot Oh yesss to begin blazing her trail across the hip hop matrix. She is an artist as well as songwriter of “The U” production team They say her delivery has lead to her being bestowed with the nick name of the female Wayne, but I say let’s let this budding artist make and following her own path independent of industry comparisons.
Check out the audio for her latest scorching track over the 6’7″ instrumental after the jump.
Let me start off by saying this isn’t typical “Latrice” music, but I can’t stop listening to Oh Land. I love to find new music and I came across this artist on Pandora (where would I be without my beloved Pandora). Then I researched a bit further and found more songs and they are all awesome. Her voice is beautiful and really allows me to mellow out. She does weird stuff in videos, but have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror when the music gets to you… I look pretty crazy too! Let me know what you think. I picked two of my favs so far, but there’s more out there if you’re interested.
Singer Teena Marie died yesterday of natural causes in her sleep. I told my younger sister about her death and she was like “who?” Well for those of you that may not be familiar with her name, Teena Marie was a singer, songwriter, and producer. Still don’t know who she is, she was the main woman that sang with Rick James ( yes the white lady). She was the first white person to be signed to Motown and one of the few successful white performers of R&B. Many of you may know her from the hit single Fire & Desire with Rick James, but my favorite is Square Biz. Great music Lady T, check it out.
I LOVE this song! Not only is it good musically, We Want Peace has a great message. Often music is used for entertainment purposes, but music can do so much more. It can touch your heart, soul, and also deliver a great message. Emmanuel Jal, a Sudanese musician and former child soldier is calling on the whole wide world for Peace. I had an awesome childhood and it saddens me to think of all the children robbed of theirs every day. Stand Up!
I recently brought this CD on a trip to Atlanta. Road music! I was pleasantly surprised that I liked it soo much. I didn’t know what to expect since this is his first album. I really appreciate his carefree style and his ability to capture true feelings in a song. Like The Lazy Song, it sums exactly how I feel at times. Also, the 2 collaborations on the album are tight. There’s a reggae styled duet with Damien Marley and an awesome song with Cee Lo and B.O.B. (one of my favs of the entire CD!)
The only thing that I didn’t like about the album is that is only has 10 tracks (coming in right under 35 minutes). Albeit 10 very good songs, it kind of left me wanting more. Give us more Bruno! Check out his second single below Grenade which is actually the first single on the track. (Live version because video not made at this time). I love the lyrics! Let me know what you think.
I loooove posting up new audio goodness on the Dangerously Beautiful blog. Andrea Lewis is a Canadian actress/singer (formerly of Degrassi: The Next Generation) with a great new project, 54321. What strikes me most about this collection of songs is how relatable and poignant the lyrics are. Of course the musical backgrounds are great and Ms. Lewis’ vocals soar over them amazingly. Check her out by downloading 54321 here.
It’s been a while since we brought you some good music from up-and-coming leading ladies. Meet Nikki Lynette. I discovered her when she released her “Roses N Guns: The Totally Bad Ass Mixtape That Rocks” project a few months back. You may have heard some of her music which was licensed to MTV for shows like The City, The HIlls, and the latest outing of Jersey Shore. What’s even more Dangerously Beautiful about Ms. Lynette is that she’s not just a rapper/singer, but she makes her living through multiple facets of the entertainment industry like voice-overs, hosting a weekly video segment on Chicago’s RAW-TV, and penning celebrity interviews for Digiwaxx Media. Did I mention that she produces a number of her songs?