Normally you won’t find me posting commercial dance music, but I have been a huge fan of David Guetta since his days of spinning house. I’m talking about David Guetta before teaming up with a bunch of rappers and pop stars; the pure Guetta that created timeless house and dance tracks that didn’t need to be riddled with crappy rhymes.
Ranting aside, Guetta’s new music video for “Just One Last Time” featuring Taped Rai is awesome! The video is perfect for such an upbeat song and it even has Guetta spinning at this super cool deck, while flames are rising behind him. Trust me, the cinematography and the effects on this video are on point.
Like I said, I don’t listen to a lot of dance music, but I do still love dance music and anything from Guetta. If I had to choose Swedish House Mafia or Guetta, hands down Guetta wins. I been listening to his music since the start of his career.
I’ve always loved the song “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon, but I truly fell in love with the song even more when I first heard Corey Mitchell sing it.
Shortly after hearing his song, I began to keep my eyes (especially my Twitter feed) open for any news from Corey regarding any new music. I was anxiously awaiting to hear more smooth vocals from this Baltimore native (he resides in New York now,) and when I finally got a link to his next video, I immediately fell in love with his amazing cover of Usher’s “Climax.”
Want to know more about Corey Mitchell? Then check out this exclusive video below, as well as his cover of Usher’s “Climax.”
When I found out that Will Ferrell would be returning to Saturday Night Live to host this weekend, I told myself there was no way in hell I was going to miss the episode. I usually end up catching SNL the next day on my DVR, but last night I sat in front of the television with my mom and watched the entire episode. It was non-stop laughter!
From his opening monologue, the laughter began. I just had a really good feeling that the episode was going to be hilarious, and I was totally right! Not only was last night’s episode super funny thanks to Will Ferrell, but it also marked the anniversary of the 100th Digital Short. The short featured a lot of the reprising characters from previous digital shorts, including the appearance of a lot of celebrities such as Justin Timberlake, Natalie Portman, Justin Bieber, Usher, Michael Bolton, and many more!
The digital short was, as usual, something absurd (this time it was about sucking their own dicks,) but it was still funny to see everyone coming together for the 100th Digital Short.
The episode also contained some other hilarious segments, but they showcased a new hilarious commercial for Cold Medicine. But in the commercial Will Ferrell keeps sneezing like crazy and he doesn’t do a normal human sneeze. His overacting pisses Kristin Wigg off, which is truly a hilarious sight to see. Haha, she gets so mad at him for his annoying fake sneezing.
There were some other moments in the episode that cracked me up, including Funkytown Debate, ESPN Golf, Broadway Sizzle, and Will Ferrell making a return with Anna Gayester as the singing music teachers. They did a parody of songs and it was so funny! But sadly it’s not online, so you have to watch it OnDemand. Even theWeekend Update with Seth Meyers was on point, and Liam Nesson even stopped by while Andy Samberg did his excellent Nicolas Cage impersonation.
Feel free to watch the full episode below, including Usher’s amazing performance of “Climax.” Or, as usual, watch the clips below. I hope you find the episode just as funny as I did. Thoughts on the 100th Digital Short?
100th Digital Short
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Whenever I’m in a relationship I tend to find myself listening to more R&B and Neo-Soul. My love for those genres goes beyond having someone or not, but it’s often hard to listen to that music when I’m single. I begin feeling down because I’m a) reflecting on my past or b) daydreaming of what it would feel like to fall in love again. So in order to avoid the affliction, I avoid listening to R&B when I’m single.
But, I’m not single right now, so listening to my collection of 90s and early 2000s music doesn’t bring forth tears. It just makes me reflect on my current relationship and the possibilities of what could be. It’s amazing when you can notice yourself becoming intertwined in someone’s life, and you take time out of your day to remember those little things that make them who they are.
There is such a purity that accompanies getting to know someone, and that purity is something you used to hear in R&B.
A few days ago I tried listening to some of the R&B that has come out in the past few weeks, and nothing really caught my attention. It just all kind of sounds the same. Sex. Swag. Pleasure. Forgiveness. Moving on. I can do better. Pretty little body. Those are just a few of the things that instantly come to mind when I listen to a lot of the songs that hit the radio and the Web. There is nothing original. That purity that I love & cherish, is just continuously fading away.
I honestly can’t even think of any artists on the scene right now that just bring forth such a purity that is reminiscent of the 90s music I’ve come to love so much. Okay, I take that back. Usher is still doing his thing on the scene, and his song “Climax” is such an emotionally driven track that sort of infuses that 90s style with a new school approach (i.e. the slight electronic beat.) But he isn’t a new artist, he’s been around since the 90s and he’s one of those 90s R&B artists that I love. So when it comes to new cats on the scene, yeah, nobody comes to mind at the moment. I mean, I do adore Romeo Santos, but half the time he sings in Spanish and I honestly just love him because a) he’s a cutie and b) his voice is pretty nice, even though I don’t know Spanish.
Perhaps I’m just stubborn, because I’m just going to keep being nostalgic and craving my 90s/2000s R&B. It’s just so pure to me, and it’s the music I grew up on. Some songs will never die for me, and I’ll keep listening to them over & over again. The music from the 90s and early 2000s are truly timeless tracks that can be remixed with some dubstep beat or covered by a new artist using autotune.
You’ve just got to let the 90s R&B remain pure. Don’t touch it, just embrace it. Like folks always say, if it ain’t broken then don’t fix it. 90s R&B isn’t broken, so don’t fix it….just let it speak to your soul. Teach the next generation the true meaning of R&B. It’s more than just laying a girl down and getting the business, it’s about the beauty of emotion infused with remnants of making love, not just sexing to be sexing. SMH, that right there is totally another blog post in itself.
Below are my favorite tracks I been listening to as of late. Mainly 90s/2000s songs that I’ve been in love with for over a decade. Good music!
Ruff Endz- “Someone To Love” (my favorite!)
Janet Jackson- “Anytime, Anyplace” (Janet surely knows how to sing about sex, and it doesn’t feel trashy like some of the stuff out today)
Jagged Edge- “I Gotta Be”
Aaliyah- “One In A Million” (missing her so much. Her music was so pure, so real, so beautiful!)
Maxwell- “This Woman’s Work”
Monica- “Angel of Mine”
Blackstreet- “Before I Let You Go”
Usher- “U Got It Bad”
D’Angelo- “Untitled” (He sings about sex, but he still makes it oh so pure. Damn….such a good song!)
©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com