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Sandra St. Victor – Pull Your Pants Up

Posted on July 24th, 2014 by

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Certainly, certainly, certainly a timely message in this music right here…

Sandra states: “You know I’ve been over the pants thing for a minute…. I tried wishing it away, then willing it away, praying it away, all to no avail. A little low swagger is cool, but when you need to hold your pants up and hobble to cross the street, your pants are too low. Let’s face it anyway, it’s about as sexy as my plumber bending over to unclog my drain!”

GFM Nation weigh-in on the convo…

“Pull Up Your Pants” is culled from the new EP “Eternally: Oya’s Daughter Remixes” available on itunes

About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.

New Music: Smokey Robinson and John Legend: “Quiet Storm”

Posted on July 24th, 2014 by

You might be saying, “Whaat! This classic didn’t need NO help!” And we might’ve agreed with you if Smokey Robinson hadn’t commissioned John Legend and blessed this remake. We also must admit that John Legend’s piano adds a lil’ flavor here. This track is featured on the forthcoming album Smokey & Friends. Smokey & Friends features duets from Smokey Robinson and other artists such as James Taylor, Sir Elton John, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Sheryl Crow, and Mary J. Blige, John Legend, John Mayer, Miguel, Aloe Blacc, JC Chasez, CeeLo, Ledisi and Jessie J. Look for Smokey & Friends on August 19.

About DJKKC

Kimberly Kennedy Charles (DJKKC) is trying to navigate life (in a minivan, no less) as a wife, mother, caregiver to Grandmother and writer in the 'burbs of Atlanta.

New Music: Chris Brown: “New Flame” Ft. Usher and Rick Ross

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 by

Yes, you are still rocking with Grown Folks Music. At any time, any artist of any age and genre can make a record we like. Don’t know whose idea it was to put Chris and Usher together and bridge the gap a bit but this isn’t bad… until the guest rapper feature. It takes away from the fairly nice vocals from both Chris and Usher and the flow of the melody, but until that part… it works.

About DJKKC

Kimberly Kennedy Charles (DJKKC) is trying to navigate life (in a minivan, no less) as a wife, mother, caregiver to Grandmother and writer in the 'burbs of Atlanta.

#Now Playing: Amy Winehouse: “You Know I’m No Good”

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 by

Remembering Amy Winehouse on the anniversary of her death.

About DJKKC

Kimberly Kennedy Charles (DJKKC) is trying to navigate life (in a minivan, no less) as a wife, mother, caregiver to Grandmother and writer in the 'burbs of Atlanta.

#Now Playing: George Clinton: “Atomic Dog”

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 by

Happy Birthday to the Funkmaster George Clinton!

About DJKKC

Kimberly Kennedy Charles (DJKKC) is trying to navigate life (in a minivan, no less) as a wife, mother, caregiver to Grandmother and writer in the 'burbs of Atlanta.

New Music: Malia – “Sunny Day”

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 by

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Great sound and song from Malia. “Sunny Day” is a track from Malia’s eponymous EP done in collaboration with The Internet. Looking to her quite a bit more from this artist. There’s a purity and richness of sound that pulls this listener’s ear in and beckons for more.

Check it out and share!

About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.

Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway #TheSound

Posted on July 21st, 2014 by

Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway [Cardboard Sleeve (mini LP)] [SHM-CD] [Limited Release]

This is how it all began for me… this album contains the first recognizable sound that I attribute as my first recollection of music. That sound. The sound. That’s what it is and was that attracted me to music. Not what I see, but what I hear. Not that the visual doesn’t play a part, but it should never supersede the sound. So let’s take a listen to this classic together. Close your eyes and let the music take you away to somewhere nice for a few minutes.

It’s all about #TheSound

About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.

New Music: Eric Roberson: “Mark On Me”

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by

Hey Grown Folks, Erro is back with of that smooth Neo-Soul R&B that we’ve come to love from him. Check out the new single “Mark On Me” from his forthcoming album #The Box.

About DJKKC

Kimberly Kennedy Charles (DJKKC) is trying to navigate life (in a minivan, no less) as a wife, mother, caregiver to Grandmother and writer in the 'burbs of Atlanta.