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♥ | Angie Stone – “I Wish I Didn’t Miss You” (Isaac’s Xmas Gift)

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On the soulful side of things, I’m a huge fan of the soul sistas: Angie Stone, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, and Corinne Bailey Rae.

So when it Isaac Tichauer put a deep & soulful house touch on Jill Scott’s “Wish I Didn’t Miss You,” I fell in love all over again with the soulful ballad. Continue reading ♥ | Angie Stone – “I Wish I Didn’t Miss You” (Isaac’s Xmas Gift)

Sexy & Soulful Visuals for Jill Scott ft. Paul Wall “So Gone (What My Mind Says)”

Without a question of a doubt, Jill Scott is looking so soulful and sexy in her new music video for “So Gone(What My Mind Says.)” The video was released earlier this weekend, and Miss Scott playful teases us with tantalizing poetry that sends ripples throughout our bodies. She has such an amazing way of elegantly putting words together and creating soulful music that is classy, yet filled with such a sensual vibe of sexuality.

The track features some surprisingly smooth vocals from rapper Paul Wall. I haven’t seen or heard him on the scene in a while, but it’s not like I really pay attention to him or his music. However, in this case, I will say that he drops a solid flow that fits just right with the soulful seductiveness of Jill Scott’s voice.

If you happen to be a huge fan of Jill Scott, then peep the visuals below. She looks great, and losing weight has definitely given her a nice thick figure that shows off the curves of a real woman; you go girl!

©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com

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Monday R&B & Soul Vibes

Some days I like to listen to soul grooves and daydream about blossoming romance, flowers, handsome men, and beautiful days. It’s nice to just take a break from the rough edges of most hip-hop tracks, and chill out with sexy soul vibes. I’m a huge fan of the sensual, seductive, and down to earth vibe of most soul music. I first fell in love with the genre when I began listening to Erykah Badu and Jill Scott during middle school. Both of those women sort of became my role models. I felt that both of them had that artistic vibe that was beautiful on so many levels. It was nice to look up to women that aren’t just “plastic” pop icons, but soulful curvacious beauties with voices that are heaven sent.

I still look up to Jill Scott and Erykah Badu, but then I realized the only person I need to truly admire is myself. I love being a woman that is confident, blunt, extremely artistic, super quirky, and anxious to explore more of the world. Instead of trying to aspire to be someone else or have a certain “image,” I just try to be the best person I can be for myself. That’s probably why I love listening to soul music and of course house. It allows me to just feel free and not pressured to have this flawless image like all the pop stars and women like Beyonce, Kim K, and so many other celebrities that girls try to be like.

All I can do is be me and nobody else; you either truly like me or just don’t get me at all. But that’s why I just don’t worry about what people think of me, and I  get lost in feelgood house music and soul vibes that speak to my down-earth artistic self. Soul music has a way of kissing my soul and it makes me daydream of the day that a real man will be able to tenderly kiss my soul and add something to my life that is sensually poetic beyond words….

Here are some of my R&B/Soul picks for the day.

Janet Jackson – Got ’till It’s Gone

Hands down, my favorite song ever! I love this song so much and I love Janet Jackson. Such beautiful music! The video is so vibrant and filled with such a soulful vibe. Q-Tip was perfect on this track!

Charles Bradley – The World (Is Going Up In Flames)

This guy is awesome! Now that is some soul!!!!

Tanya Morgan – So Damn Down

Hip-Hop/Soul

The Floacist – Keep It Going (ft. Raheem DeVaughn)

I love this song! I’m a huge fan of Raheem DeVaugn and The Floacist is so hypnotic with every word she sings.

Maysa ft. Dwele – Flower Girl

This came out not too long ago. It’s the first single “Flower Girl” on her upcoming album ‘Motions of Love.’ The album comes out November 8th, 2011.

Syleena Johnson – A Boss

Little more on the R&B side, but still soulful. The video has Chad Ochocinco in it (boooo!) lol I just don’t find him attractive because he is so damn cocky and that turns me off major; he’s not my type. But the video is still hot and I love what Syleena is talking about.

Cross My Mind – Jill Scott

©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com

The Glory of Summer

Hello world!

I know it’s been a few days since I’ve blogged. I’ve been finishing up my final projects for my classes and so far I’ve gotten an A in Business Writing and an A in Music Appreciation. It’s been a great semester and I’m ready for my two summer English classes to begin. It’s been a lot of fun being in school but I’m anxious to graduate, just have to get through summer, fall, then I’ll be out in Spring 12′.

I try not to think about school too much and focus on the more important things at the moment. Such as LA Noire coming out on Tuesday, the PSN is finally back on, and so many great summer movies I have to see. I’m a huge 1940s(as well as 1930s) fanatic and enjoy that entire gangster noire theme. I love the way they talked during that time period and the effortless style. My style isn’t really 1940s but I do plan on buying some vintage pieces and having an artistic flair. I’ve been focusing really hard on becoming the woman I’ve always wanted to be and have devoted time to discovering my style.

Summer is a great time for me to mold myself into the appearance I want to broadcast to the world, especially since my hair is finally growing back out and I’m losing weight because I actually can focus on running and I’m not distracted by men. It’s interesting to see how a lot of the thick and fabulous divas have decided to shape up and take on a new appearance.  Raven Symone, Jordin Sparks, Jill Scott, and Jennifer Hudson have all had these dramatic weight loss stories and they look wonderful! Now whether they did it all natural or had a little surgery, I’m not sure but it’s great they did something they believed in. There’s nothing wrong with being thick and fabulous, but after awhile you get tired of being the same size for years and never exploring what it feels like to be smaller.

The feeling of going into a store and finding your size right off the back or picking up a small shirt and being able to fit it, is a great feeling. I’m not quite there yet but I can wear a medium, it’s just I have very thick legs so it’s the hardest region for me to lose weight in, but I have all summer and fall to get the job done. Summer is a great time to find yourself and go through a transformation physically, spiritually, and mentally. It’s the time to find love or possibly a hot summer fling, a time to get in great shape, travel and see new places, and a time to see the summer blockbusters.

There are so many great movies coming out this summer and Thor and Priest already intensified the anticipation, especially with so many great previews. Thor was actually pretty good! The guy from Thor reminds me of the lead singer of Kings of Leon, except the guy from the movie is ten times hotter. That is one very attractive man if I may say so….mmhmm. But I digress, Thor was a good movie and Priest was good as well, but I’m looking forward to Green Lantern, Transformers:The Dark Moon, Captain America, The Hangover II, and X-Men First Class. I’m a huge fan of mutants and superheroes, some days I wish I had powers…that would be um…very cool!

Even though that’s very impossible(unless scientist aren’t telling us something) and I’d never pretend to be a real life superhero like those guys in Seattle, I do however love Marvel and DC comics. It’s hard for me to pick one because I love Green Lantern and I’m a huge fan of Iron Man and X-Men. But if someone forced me to chose, I’d probably say Marvel because of X-Men and all the very cool mutants. I’m really looking forward to X-Men First Class, Transformers, Hangover II, and Green Lantern, not to mention how attractive Ryan Reynolds and also Chris Evans from Captain America. What can I say, I’m down with the swirl. I would talk about about my opinion but I plan on writing an article about this for another site, so I will be sure to send you guys the link to it.

I’m so pumped up about all these great summer movies and I’m happy the Playstation Network is back on. I’m going to get off of here and work on my book for awhile, then spend the night playing Ps3. I can’t wait to get LA Noire and play it all week, every day, all day, I’m going to be such a fiend! Games and movies are the best things ever created! I’m so excited about the great movies coming out and I gladly admit that I’m a geek. I go on these rants in conversation about video games and superhero movies, not to mention my passion for Always Sunny in Philly and house music. I’m a witty person and don’t always like to be so serious, it’s my personality and not some attempt to make people like me. I could care less if anyone liked me or my humor, I’m doing what I want because it makes me happy.

I can’t associate with men that don’t have a good sense of humor, it’s not fun always being so serious and trying to maintain this prestigious image. Turn off the serious button and attack life with laughter, you might even have to invest in a lightsaber but the battle can still be won. Stop being so serious, it’s not cool, especially if you’re trying to get to know me on a personal level. It’s an automatic turn off. It’s okay to laugh…geeze! So that’s a notice to any guys out there reading my blog and who have been getting to know me or want to know me, I can’t stand it when you’re always so serious and look at me like I’m weird when I have the outlandish jokes on simple scenarios. It’s my personality, I’m Jasmine McGee and you either love me or hate me. Geeze maybe I should date a comedian or a sarcastic geek, then there would be a happy median between intellect and humor. Hmm…just a thought.

Jill Scott’s New Single:So In Love ft. Anthony Hamilton

Pure fire! This track is an ode to all the lovers out there. Not just the friends with benefits and the occasional pity dates, but those who are deeply in love with that individual that is as essential as the air you breathe…now that’s some love. Jill Scott released “So In Love”, her first single in four years this week and her fans (including myself) are anxious to see what else she has in store on her upcoming album Light of the Sun. The first moments of the track entice you and prepare you for that good home cooked meal, that soul music. Anthony Hamilton’s melodic crooning is an ode to men out there that is cool to be in love.

Not only is this a wonderful track to brings to life the emotions so many feel yet can’t grasp the words to say, but it has a beautiful cover that is reminiscent of those old school slow jam album covers. It takes us back to the days of songs talking about being in love and not always talking about how good she is in bed and how banging a body is. There is more to life then that and Jill Scott shows that with this song.

Neo-soul is truly music that makes the soul feel good and Jill Scott exemplifies what it means to be a neo-soul singer. “So In Love” with you is a song for all the lovers out there and even those who are single, the single folk who desire to one day have the amazing love sensation. I haven’t even been in the mood to listen to any love songs at all or deal with anything relationship related, but this is a great song and I couldn’t deny the power of the words. This song sheds light on what it feels like to be so in love with someone, so in love that “First thing in the morning/when I open my eyes and see you/I feel like a breathe of air/I feel like I can fly/and I can get by/any obstacle that comes my way/cus of your love.”

Now that’s true love….breathtaking.

©Jasmine McGee

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Rachelle Ferrell: Dynamic Riffs of an Angel

Last week while out and about running errands with my mom, we decided to stop by Sally’s and pick up some hair supplies. I hadn’t had a relaxer in 8 weeks and my hair was crying out for attention! I tried being natural for awhile but it just isn’t my thing. I have to do what works for me and I’m not in the mood to transition back to natural or cut my hair off.

So as we embarked on our journey across the massively crowded parking lot, this Escalade swirved by us. All the windows were down and all you could hear was the high pitch riffs of a female vocalist. The girl in the driver seat had her speakers on full blast, so the sound was travelling throughout the area and people were glancing at her. I had to give the girl props for appreciating good music and instead of blasting Beyonce, she was in musical bliss and swaying with the vocal elegance of Rachelle Ferrell.

I’ve mentioned her name a lot amongst my social circles and most people don’t know who she is. Rachelle Ferrell is like Anita Baker meets Jill Scott, Ledisi, Lalah Hathaway….shoot all the great singers, it’s a powerful combination! Her vocal dynamics and jazz riffs would have given Charlie Parker a run for his money.

She is one of the most powerful and talented vocalist in the jazz and r&b game. I can’t even find the words to describe her beautiful vocal range, so check her out for yourself. If you don’t know who Rachelle Ferrell is then shame on you! Okay, it’s not that serious, but still…your missing out on sweet love to your ears.

Sidenote: It was very interesting googling pictures of her. Every picture seemed to catch her in the middle of one of her famous jazz riffs. That girl is always singing!

Rachelle Ferrell: I Can’t Explain (Live). Man every time I hear this song I end up crying, it’s so beautiful. Not only is she a talented jazz singer, but an amazing classically trained piano player as well.

Kem and Rachelle Ferrell: 2010 Soul Train Awards Anita Baker Tribute

Sista (Live)

Waiting (Live).  Yet another beautiful song. I’m going to have to see her live in concert very soon. I’d cry the entire time! Such a lovely voice, truly angelic!

No matter what she is singing about, she never ceases to amaze the crowd. Her and Lalah Hathaway singing together would be an amazing collaboration!

©Jasmine McGee

ThinkSoul25

http://thinksoul25.com