I am far overdue with my installment for latest listens! That being said let’s jump right in! For the past month I have have literally the same three albums on repeat. I fall more in love with each one every time I listen.
- Solange: A Seat at the Table: Full disclosure, I have never really been a Solange fan. Yes, I have liked her songs here and there, but not a true fan. This album though, has completely changed my mind about her. Her smooth and sultry melodies, and soothing voice has made this one of the best albums of 2016 in my opinion. She haS features from Lil Wayne, BJ The Chicago Kid, and The-Dream to name a few. My fave tracks: Rise, Scales, Don’t Touch My Hair, Borderline and Cranes in the Sky.Don’t Touch My Hair
- Bruno Mars: 24K Magic: This album gives me James Brown vibes out of this world! It’s so soulful. As with Solange, I wouldn’t call myself a Bruno Mars fan. I knew his more popular songs but never listened to any of his albums. But, with the suggestion of a friend, I listened. Now I’m hooked. It is truly feel good music. You cannot listen to this album and not get into a brighter mood. Honestly for this album, I don’t have any favorite tracks, I listen to the whole thing straight through without skipping any songs. If I had to pick one absolute favorite, it would be Calling All My Lovelies. Calling All My Lovelies
- Childish Gambino: “Awaken My Love!”: I don’t even know where to start with this album. Donald Glover first and foremost is a truly talented individual, I mean what can’t he do!? This album feels like I’m on the first row of a Bootsy Collins, or George Clinton concert. It is filled with funk from beginning to end. Fave tracks, Me and Your Mama, Redbone, and Zombies.Me and Your Mama
1. Hidden Figures: This movie was full of black girl magic. From the three main actors, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae to the real life women they portray, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, and Mary Jackson. This lesser known story shows how these three women took on racism and sexism in the 1960s to help NASA successfully launch John Glenn into orbit and safely return home. Not only did I learn a thing or two from this movie, my emotions were fully invested. I even shed a tear or two. Definitely worth the money.Hidden Figures Preview
2. Fences: Although this movie was sort of long, the acting was astounding. It was set as if it were still a theatre production. Denzel Washington and Viola Davis did an awesome job bringing August Wilsons’ classic play to the screen. The raw emotion was prevalent in several scenes including my favorite where snotty-nosed Viola Davis professes her loyalty to Denzel over the years of their marriage.Fences Preview
I am truly looking forward to the New Edition special set to air on BET on January 24th,25th,and 26th!New Edition Preview
Curren$y dropped a mixtape every single month of 2016! Check them out at datpiff.com.Curren$y 12/30 Landed
Until next time, peace and love!