Today’s song of the day is Goodie Mob’s performance on “The Voice” this past Tuesday, of their first single, “Fight To Win” with all four of them back together again after 13 years!!! I wanted to share it the other day, but it wasn’t available online yet. I really like the song, but I do wish that the other guys were utilized more. It’s more or less a Cee-Lo song, which is fine, I love Cee-lo, but this is a Goodie Mob song and I want to hear all of them, after them being absent for so long. Hopefully the full album “Age Against The Machine” will have a lot more Khujo, T-Mo and Big Gipp. What do you think of the new song?
Goodie Mob reunited tonight on The Voice after a 13 year hiatus!!! It was great to see them all back together again. The new song is called “Fight To Win” off of their upcoming new album “Age Against The Machine”. The Voice doesn’t seem like quite the right platform for Goodie Mob and it seemed a lot more like just a Cee-Lo song. None of the other guys, T-Mo, Khujo or Big Gipp really rapped in the performance. I hope the new album incorporates the rest of them much more. I wanted to post the new song, but it’s not available online yet, so I thought I’d share my favorite of their old songs “Black Ice” featuring OutKast. OutKast and Goodie Mob are a part of the legendary Southern Rap clique “The Dungeon Family” and now that Goodie Mob is back together, it is making me long all the more to see OutKast back together. In the mean time I can’t wait to hear the new Goodie Mob album. Now I’m sure many of you are a little unfamiliar with Goodie Mob, but I can tell you they were an awesome and important part of the Southern Rap movement in the 90s. So tell me, what you really know about the Dirty South?
So I’ve been meaning to share this song for a while now, since I did my top 5 Rappers of all time countdown, a few weeks back. If you don’t already know, The Dungeon Family is a supergroup that consists of OutKast, Goodie Mob, Sleepy Brown and many other awesome southern Rappers and Producers. This group of Rappers, Singers and Producers are all legends in their own right. They formed back in the early 90s and changed the face of southern Rap as well as music in general. The most notable members from The Dungeon Family are of course, Andre 3000 and Big Boi of OutKast and Cee-Lo of Goodie Mob, who is now a coach of the hit TV show, The Voice. They have numerous awards between them, including many Grammys. I’m not sure how many, but I’m sure its at least a dozen, including one for Album of the Year in 2004 for OutKast’s “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below”. The song of the day, “Trans DF Express” is the single from their awesome collaborative album, “Even In Darkness” that came out just over 10 years ago, back in 2001. So grab your ticket and hop on the Trans DF Express!!!
I’ve been wanting to share this song “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley for a few weeks now, but have had lot’s of other stuff to share. This song was named the #1 song of the 2000’s by Rolling stone a couple years back. They definitely deserve it too. I love Gnarls Barkley and especially Cee-Lo, solo and with his original group, Goodie Mob, who is a part of a clic along with OutKast, Sleepy Brown and others, called the Dungeon Family. They are all so talented and original!!! Are you a Dungeon Family fan? I may have to share one of their songs next. I just might!!!
I had A LOT of trouble deciding what to make today’s song of the day. Originally I was gonna post a Gnarls Barkley song and ended up surfing Youtube for Pussycat Dolls songs because Cee-Lo wrote and sings background vocals in their hit song, “Dont Cha” and the video suggester in Youtube lead me to that, from Gnarls Barkley, which then led me to listen to the will.i.am produced and featured track “Beep” also by the Pussycat Dolls, which led me to Spotify to listen to one more Pussycat Dolls song. Yea, I know, it’s pretty shameful how much Pussycat Dolls I just listened too, but I always say, I listen to EVERYTHING. Then I was going to post a Whitney Houston song, because I realized that with my Grammy series of songs of the day last week, I never got a chance to do that, but then I got worried that maybe it might be overkill with all the news and radio play she’s gotten in the last week. Although it’s all deserving. Now I’m thinking I should share my favorite song by her. You know what? I’ll do that tomrrow. But with all the confusion over what song to share today, I just said screw it, I’m gonna share one of my own songs. I recorded this song “Just Like That” about 5 years ago when I used to rap. I rapped it over a Chromeo instrumental track. My Rap name was DanMar and this is the last song I ever recorded. Although I’m working on getting back on my musical path and learning to play guitar and make my own music, not really rap anymore, but write and sing my own songs. This is one of my favorites of mine and one of my most fun and upbeat songs. What do you guys think it?
So I wasn’t quite sure if Madonna was going to be able to completely pull off her Superbowl halftime show, but she sure shut me up!!! I have to say, she put on a pretty awesome and fun performance. She brought out a bunch of other performance as back up. First she brought out LMFAO and did a snippet of one of their songs “Party Rock Anthem”. I could have done without her new song “Give Me All Your Luvin'”, even though I think she was even able to pull that off, along with Nicki Minaj & M.I.A. It was pretty obvious she was going to be performing that song, once she released it late last week. The highlight for me was when she brought out Cee-Lo and sang “Like A Prayer”. I’m sorry Madonna, but Cee-Lo killed it and totally upstaged you. All in all it was a great performance and up there with some of the best Superbowl halftime shows.
So Superbowl Sunday has arrived!!! I’m not into sports at all, but I love Superbowl Sunday for the food, drinks, commercials and of course the halftime show!!! As mentioned in a post earlier this week, Madonna will be performing at this year’s halftime. Although I’m not a big Madonna fan, I’m looking forward to seeing her halftime performance, especially since I now know that she will be performing a song with Cee-Lo Green!!! I got to thinking today about the great haltime shows of the past and thought I would share my top 5 favorites with you, in chronological order.
Of course, Michael Jackson’s 1993 halftime show was epic!!! I love how they created the allusion that he teleported from one end of the stadium to the middle of the stadium and I love how he stands there for about 2 minutes before he even starts and people are just going CRAZY!!!
I also loved the 2001 *NSYNC, Aerosmith, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige & Nelly halftime show. I liked seeing so many great artists from different genres sharing the stage and killing it. And you gotta love the opening sketch along with Ben Stiller & Chris Rock!!!
And then a few years later at the 2004 halftime show, there was the “wardrobe malfunction” heard round the world, when Janet Jackson & Justin Timberlake performed. If you watch the performance you can tell they planned on doing exactly what happened. I mean he says in the song, “I bet I’ll have you naked by the end of this song” and do you see how he really digs in there and so obiously, purposefully pulls her breast covering away and how it pulled away so perfectly. That was totally planned!!!
The next year they brought in the great and safe bet, that is Paul McCartney, to clean the shows reputation up a bit. And boy did he put on one hell of a show, as he always does. Viva La McCartney!!!
And finally in 2007 they brought in “The Purple One” A.K.A. The Artist A.K.A. Prince!!! He put on an awesome, rip-roaring spectacle. Unfortunately the Youtube video doesn’t include when he plays Purple Rain at the end, for some weird reason and I couldn’t find it on Youtube. I had to find another video of it on a different website, but that website won’t let me embed the video into this post so follow this link to see the rest of the performance (http://www.veoh.com/watch/v389304XGYhx25k?h1=(Purple+Rain)Superbowl+Halftime+Performance+-+Prince). I love how they added in the thunder and lighting, but how perfect was it that it actually rained!?! The power of Prince, people!!!
Today’s song of the day is Cee-Lo’s “Gettin’ Grown”. This is from about 10 years ago, but this has been my JAM lately!!! I can’t get it out of my head. Cee-Lo has been around for about 17+ years. He started out rapping with the group, Goodie Mob, which is part of the same clic as OutKast and a bunch of other talented rapers and singers, “The Dungeon Family” and has had a few solo albums, a couple albums with Danger Mouse under the name, Gnarls Barkley and has featured on a ton of songs over the years. The mainstream has only really been up on him since around the time Gnarls Barkley came out and especially since his hit song, “F#$@ You” (A.K.A. “Forget You” on the radio) and since the TV show, The Voice premiered last year. He has been making great, quality music for years now and I really like the message of this song at this point in my life. The video is pretty funny too. I think he’s supposed to be playing his own version of the children show characters, the Teletubbies in it. Interesting and hilarious choice for this song.