Can’t remember the last time I watched a video that encapsulates so much emotion, without being preachy. Stunning visuals and a coherently conscious message. Even though it’s moderately haunting, the music still leaves room for: hope, creativity, and freedom. Our lives are beautiful.
Kendrick you’re a dope lyricist. I feel exactly where you’re coming from. We gon’ be alright.
Here’s a classic song by Common. Perfect for Throwback Thursday. We all have the power to decide what we want for our lives. We can choose to be whatever we want to be. As you meditate on that, so will I…
Baby girl released this song fourteen years ago. Yet, it still sounds new. Each time I listen to it, it feels fresh, like she just recorded it. To me, that’s the sign of a classic record. It’s one that transcends time and works well in a new generation of music. This is partly due to the fact of how open she was to constantly switching up her style. Aaliyah was brave and took risks. Many may never understand her experimentation with her sound, but people like me who love music do.
When most female artists during her day were choosing to sing bubblegum songs, she decided to go in another direction. For those reasons, and others that I have not mentioned, I’ll be a fan for life. Aaliyah may be gone in the physical form, but her impact on music and fashion lives on.
Moreover, whenever my movie comes out, it will be fun to call up Rashad or Ms. Diane and get their blessings on using her music within the film. It’d be an honor.