I have not one, but TWO, music memes I need to cover.
I: “Stop Trippin’ And Give Me Some Music” Meme.
I should have only done this a week ago. Honey challenged me and I’m more than a little late.
Category 1: Artists you wish would stop trippin and come wit’ anotha album, soon!
Honey mentioned Maxwell, and I was going to mention D’Angelo, but someone else beat me to it, damnit. Thought about it, and Loose Ends, who is rumored to be coming back with another album, is making me very, very anxious.
Category 2: Artists who need to just “stop trippin”.
Alright, people might kill me for this one, but yo – Adriana Evans, you know I love you, but when I had to fall back on the first album, I felt a sense of sadness. It doesn’t have to be that way.
Category 3: Artists who have “gone on” that you wish would stay “Gone”!
All four of the others tagged by Honey said the same thing I’m about to say right about now. If I hear another Tupac album, I swear…
Category 4: “New Artist” who, when you hear em’, you swear, sound like somebody you already know!
Ciara sounds too much like Amerie to me, luckily Rich Harrison knows how to drop the beats better than Ciara’s production crew (who are they anyway?)
Category 5: Artists you wish you would’ve “Tried before you Pryed” open that jewel case!
The Game. Maybe I’m just not feeling them right now, and maybe someone will accuse me of drinking Haterade, but so be it. It’s. not. working.
And now for meme #2:
Part II: EJ’s Soul System.
if you could make up your own musical group, who would the singers be and who would play all the instruments?”
Well, I thought about it for some time because I was going back and forth with several folks both living and dead. But here’s who I finally selected. My addition was that I had to make sure that I had both male and female in each of the spots where I could. I was missing females in the guitar and trumpet spots, however, so if anyone has any ideas, let me know. I don’t need to tell you that this was a tough one for me. Thanks, Diva. I owe you one.
Lead Vocals: Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan
Harmony vocals: Maxine Jones from En Vogue, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, Maxwell
Drums: ?uestlove, Sheila E.
Percussion: Sheila E, Paulinho Da Costa
Guitars: Jimi Hendrix, Prince
Keyboards – George Duke, Patrice Rushen
Bassists – Bootsy Collins, Meshell
Trumpet – Herb Alpert
Sax – Grover Washington, Jr., Candy Dulfer
I’m hoping METALFACE, Trader Mike, JT, and George join in, but I just limited myself to four. Please, don’t feel excluded. Join the tribe.