What CB’s Jammin’ To: Common’s “Universal Mind Control”

Okay, call me crazy or a little out of my mind… but I’m loving Common’s new song, “Universal Mind Control.” I just keep playing it and playing it. It’s stuck on rewind. It’s something about the beat, which is reminiscent of Afrika Bambaata’s Planet Rock, that makes me start dancing. I can’t sit still. That’s one of the qualities of all my favorite tracks. (And of course, the male beauty that is Common surely adds to the package.) Check it out.

Smooches,
The Caramel Bella

P.S. So are you feeling the song and video like I am???




Jay-Z and Mr. Prez…

President Barack Obama even has Jay-Z fired up. Check it out..


Jay-Z My President is black Remix LIVE 1-18-09 from pleasedontstare.com on Vimeo.




One of my favorite jams: Lil Wayne’s “Mrs. Officer”

Many of you may be surprised…. but I’m a Lil Wayne fan. I know all of his lyrics are not politically correct or paint women in the best light. And I think his music (and a lot of hip hop at the moment) is for grown folks only. But it doesn’t stop me from being a hip hop head. With that being said, the beats are the JAM!!!! This is one of my favorite songs at the moment. It’s “Mrs. Officer/Comfortable” featuring Bobby Valentino. (Hey, a bella has to dance too.) Doesn’t the “wee-a-wee” stick in your head?! Check out the vid. Maybe it will become one of your favs too?

Smooches,

The Caramel Bella




LL Cool J & Wyclef give “Mr. President” a piece of their minds

I love politically active celebs and music with powerful messages. LL Cool J and Wyclef have created a song called “Mr. President.” It is a direct address to Mr. George W. Bush. They bring up topics like the Iraq war, Sept. 11 and the lack of health care. Hopefully, our President-Elect, Barack Obama, will do a much better job.

Smooches,

The Caramel Bella




Black Sheep Says: “The Choice is Yours”… Obama or McCain

This post truly goes out to the 30 and over crowd, and those Gen-X’ers who remember what’s now considered “old skool” hip hop! Black Sheep has remixed their 1991 hit, “The Choice is Yours” into an Obama anthem. The underlying subtext is that you can get with this: “Progress/Obama” or you can get with that: “McCain/Bush.” And hey, you can achieve the choice by VOTING! Check it out.




Kanye West Arrested at LAX Today

Pure craziness today is that Rapper Kanye West was arrested today at LAX airport for attacking two paparazzi. He was formally charged with felony vandalism. According to reports, Kanye and his bodyguard/manager, Don Crowley, destroyed the photographer’s equipment valued at over $10,000. (And I thought I was having a bad day.)

Maybe someone needs to breathe and relax.

Smooches,

The Caramel Bella




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