Chance The Rapper makes Grammy history by receiving an incredible seven nominations from his streaming-only album ‘The Coloring Book’.

leaders: Beyonce - 9 nominations. 

Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West - 8 nominations each. 

Chance the Rapper - 7 nominations.

Black excellence. #Love it!

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Soul II Soul - Back To Life

Posting this because @ropeandcoffee reminded me of it via one of her posts and it got stuck in my head. I’m thankful though cause it brings back good memories from my happy-go-lucky adolescent years lol.

At one point I considered the groundbreaking UK group Soul II Soul to be the pinnacle of amazing music. During that time I was totally inspired/awed by the pure genius and charisma of the group’s leader/producer/songwriter/mascot Jazzy B (especially when I learned he was of West Indian heritage) and I also developed a huge crush on lead singer Caron Wheeler 😍.

I have a feeling that repeated viewings of this music video will lead me to end up lost in a Best Of Soul II Soul playlist for today, so don’t be surprised if you see some more Funki Dred™ music on your dash today lol.

In the meantime… Back to life 🎶🚶🏾🎶 Back to reality 🎶🚶🏾🎶
I love my mama, lord knows I does
I love my family, my cousins that’s my blood
I love this music it comes from up above
I love my niggas and I love my bitches , I love everybody that’s listening, if you’re rich or poor so what
I love the whole world we livin’ in, and everythin’ that’s living in it, from the trees all the way down to the bugs
Can’t forget about my plug,
Last but not least
I Love Drugs
—  Ab-soul -D.R.U.G.S
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Chance The Rapper - Israel (Sparring) ft. Noname Gypsy  

“ Sparring is training
Chain snatching the slaves
But a rap song is a match in a cave
Dim lit, wet wick, wicked wrath in its way
Drunk off of light, lies, laughing
Claiming asylum while shying in shade
I can’t stay silent, I go violent when my violets is gray
And my roses is black
Fuck the pharaohs and pharisees, Moses is back
I don’t need to see a Sphinx to know they noses was black
I don’t know one temptation that had Otis’ back…”

doooope….

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“Unfinished Sympathy” by Massive Attack

Blue Lines (1991)