I’ve been reminiscing about some favorite albums from my past. I was looking at my Google Music and I figured others should benefit from the delightful randomness that is my collection. I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I do.
1. Meshell Ndegeocello – Bitter (1999)
The Queen Sugar premiere brought me back to the phenomenal Meshell Ndegeocello who’s scoring the project. I started with Peace Beyond Passion but ended up listening to Bitter which is shown. I’m sure you recognize this song. My favorite Meshell album, however, is Devil’s Halo. I can’t wait for her to come to Houston. I’m holding out hope.
2. Thundercat – Apocalypse (2013)
Speaking of bassists, Thundercat was revisited after I spent quality time with J Davey’s Queen of Wonderland and Flying Lotus’ unmastered version of Black Skinhead by Kanye. And this video with Eric Andre is absurd as one might expect of these two.
3. 4hero – Play With The Changes (2007)
This song by 4hero will forever remind me of Plei in Los Angeles (R.I.P. Lucy Florence) in the days of The Do-Over at Crane’s and Juju in Inglewood. Also I met Jack Davey at FreshDark Fest so I’m basically obsessed.
4. Ajoyo – Ajoyo (2015)
Somehow after leaving In The Heights (which you should totally go see) I was exhausted and this was the pick-me-up I needed as I rode home. This album was a surprise discovery of last year. Just play it straight through.
5. Project Pat – Mista Don’t Play: Everythangs Workin’ (2001)
I was deliriously tired one day which caused me to spontaneously break out into Project Pat lyrics, which never fails to wake me (and probably my neighbors) up. I can’t remember which woman performed Chickenhead with me but she’s the real MVP.
Without Project Pat and La Chat we wouldn’t have this gif.