Posts Tagged ‘Birthday Shoutout’

A lil late but I most certainly had to show love to one of soul music’s most influential, Erykah Badu. I remember when I heard “On & On” for the first time.  I couldn’t believe all the heart and soul emanating from my speakers.  Ever since then, I’ve been a lover fan of the analog girl in a digital world.  Her voice, her style, her entire being is the shit that nonconformists live for.  She’s the poster lady for “do what the hell you gon’ do.”  And at 41, she’s doing her own thing quite nicely.  Singer, mommy, dj, doula, artist, activist and b-girl, Badu has solidified her place in music lovers’ hearts.


Check out this interview where she explains the pivotal role of the DJ.  Yes, yes, y’all.

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” –Robert Nesta Marley

There are few entertainers that have influenced pop culture as intensely as Bob Marley. His sound has transcended race, gender, class, social experiences, language and numerous other classifications that, at times, create divisive systems of oppression. He sang messages of redemption, equality and peace, while spreading love amid guitar riffs and steel drums.

Bob Marley’s music will continue to move us rhythmically, politically and spiritually. Happy birthday!

In this interview, Marley discusses Rastafarianism, the superficial legalities of marijuana and his civil rights.

Just one of my favorite Marley tunes. Enjoy.

Anybody that knows me, knows what a huge supporter I am of ATL’s own Outkast.  And if you don’t know…

Well, today, February 1, is the born day of 1/2 of the dynamic duo, Antwan Patton AKA the Son of Chico Dusty AKA Sir Luscious Leftfoot AKA Daddy Fat Sax AKA Francis the Savannah Chitlin’ Pimp but better known to most as Big Boi.  He and Andre have been instrumental in my love for hip hop, so it’s only right that Audio Gumbo show the man some homegrown love.

I found this dope ass mashup (“Afraid of the General” x Big Boi vs. The Black Keys from The Brothers of Chico Dusty) on Big’s Soundcloud, so you know it’s official.  Enjoy this shit!  Happy birthday, General Patton!