Give me some of that give me some of that Gold! Yes Maggie Gold is golden!!! It’s funky, spunky and kick a**. Gold is an all a round feel good record. It’s a nice spin on falling head over heels for someone and it making you feel oh so good. The hard hitting percussion and guitar riffs give gold a rugged grittiness that’s appealing and before you know it you’ll be dancing and singing along.
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Yes Yes Ya’ll and you don’t stop ,to the beat ya’ll and you don’t stop. Yes yes, y’all and you don’t stop… Welcome Welcome Welcome for those of you who don’t know that first sentence is the opening to I Used To Love H.E.R one of (rapper) Common’s biggest hits to date and it’s a classic hip-hop joint. Well it’s Wednesday and it wouldn’t be Wednesday with out a Mid-Week playlist. This week’s list is a bit more mellow and is meant to relax and help you unwind. Enjoy the melodies engross yourself in the lyrics and chill. Press Play and vibe with me!!
If you haven’t checked out any of the playlists on the site so far you might want to rethink skipping over this artists album The Balance. Drew Vision has put together a body of work that has been missing from the mainstream music world. From the minute you press play he captures you with the trap soul track Sanctify and track after track the musicality is out of this world. The Balance is hands down one of the best R&B albums in the past five years, hell maybe even longer. This indie world is full of so many talented artists and Drew Vision is among them. Press Play and vibe with me to DREW VISION’S THE BALANCE!!
Happy Friday!!!!!! I bring to you another great lyrical masterpiece with vibes and melodies that enchant and entice. Wide is a hit!!! The story that’s being told is one we all can relate to and the way he caresses the beat with his voice leaves you vibing long after the 3:14 is over. Wide is sure to leave his fans Wide Open and wanting more. Press Play and vibe with me to Johnny Muzik’s Wide
Searched high and low and found some beautiful queens that needed to be on this playlist. Black women have been creating masterpieces since the beginning of time and this playlist is a shout out to the newer generation of artists. From hip-hop to pop this list has everything a music lover could want. Sit back relax and vibe with me
Earlier this month Taylor Tucker released her latest EP The Leather Shoes EP and WOW what an experience!!!! Taylor takes us all on a Pop journey that’s impeccably crafted and well versed from beginning to end. Enough To Me the first song on the EP is a beautiful ballad that’s very uplifting and inspiring. The strings and the percussion are perfectly blended to bring out the sincerity in the lyrics. Leather Shoes the title track is pop with a twist giving off a Doo Wop Pop sort of vibe and adding in the trumpet offers the track a uniquely fresh sound. Memory another solid ballad from Ms. Tucker is timeless and very simple but packs a mean punch. The soft vocals and strong lyrics accompanied by sweet piano chords have everything you would want in a song like this. Don’t Say It ,well come on now if I can’t say it then what fun would that be, only kidding it’s just a play on words. This songs chorus is infectious with it’s melodic and groovy beat. It has an island feel an could even be another single!!!! Last but certainly not least there’s Take It Easy where Taylor also adds an acoustic version to the EP. The title and feel of the song coincide quite magically. The acoustic version is genius. It’s just her and the guitar as she melts all over the mic with her angelic voice.
Overall, Leather Shoes is a well put together body of work and should be in every music fans possession. The collaborative efforts of Michael Abiuso (Behind The Curtains Media) and Alex Nauth (The Skulx, Foxy Shazam) pays off in a big way, for the EP has brought Taylor even closer to being recognized as Indie music’s next big thing.
Music is that one thing that everyone can understand, some may say it can even bring people closer together. Over the years artists of all genres have tried to speak out about social issues and injustice in hopes of bringing clarity and unison among the nation. With songs like What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye, F*** The Police by N.W.A, The Message by Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, They Don’t Care About Us by Michael Jackson and a host of other songs over the years; music has been very vocal about the injustices in this world. So one may ask if it’s being put on front street by main stream artists then why hasn’t anything been done? To understand the question we must understand the history. Knowledge is one of the biggest rewards in this world. With knowledge comes power and awareness beyond what any man can give. However, before I begin I’m in no way bashing any race, culture, religion or individual for I am in agreement that we all need to live in harmony, peace and love, not just my fellow African Americans but every one from Caucasian to Asian and every race in between. I believe in One love.
With the recent police killings and police brutality this world is on edge. People have become tired and do they have a right to express how they feel absolutely. It’s been years, decades and centuries of the same mistreatment and oppression and the people are starting to react. To those who are taking a stand just play it smart, gain knowledge and use it to your advantage. There is strength in numbers and unity. Looking back through the history of music it’s been written in the blueprint for so long. Pay attention to greats before us like U2, Bob Marley, Tracy Chapman, Tupac and again there’s so many others that have paved the way to inspire change.
At the end of it all most people in this world want to see change. Whether it’s good or bad people want change. Question is can you get everyone on the same page and live in unison? Can people put aside differences and accept those that don’t look like them? Only time can tell, but in the meantime educate yourself most times the people you are fighting against are the ones you need to have in your corner. Skin color doesn’t make you better, status doesn’t make you better. Nothing on the outside makes you better than anyone, no one is better then the next person. We are all human and once we see that and close the division the one that wants us to fight can’t win. Love and Light to each and everyone who reads this. It all starts with you!!
Here’s a song from an artist who also believes in making a difference and educating oneself and a nation.
Happy Hump Day fellow music lovers all over the world. How has your week been so far? Have you scratched off any goals this week? Have you created any new ones? If you haven’t done either, it’s never too late. Friendly reminder goals don’t necessarily have to be career goals, you can set personal, health or spiritual goals. With that being said get to setting them goals, I’m rooting for you!
Now back to what you guys love, the music!!! This weeks Playlist is dedicated to the Pop world. These songs are filled with that Pop sound you all love with a twist. From Yuna to Léon it’s plenty of great music compiled in this list. What are you waiting for press play and vibe with me.
Peace & Love
No stranger to the Modern Diversity site, FEELS is back with their latest single Roadkill and it’s electro-pop at it’s finest. The black and white visuals correlate perfectly with the whimsical feel (a play on words) of the song. Roadkill’s mid to uptempo transitions rise and fall at just the right moments, thus making the full 3:32 quite an experience. FEELS has yet again created a rhythmic gem ultimately leaving fans wanting more. Bring on the album guys!!!!! For now you can catch the band @ 12.8. at Helsinki’s Flow Festival. Check the visuals for Roadkill below:
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