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This song is starting to grow on me at first I felt she should have came out with something more traditional to show off her vocal ability’s  but now I think this song really works for her. In the video she is showing off her amazing new figure and the dude in the video is FINE!!! be sure to take a look at the video!! ( wasn’t her dress gorgeous I could have handled a little less cleavage but two thumbs up)


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Recentlly I posted how Hip Hop is missing real lyrical artist. And Hip Hop is turning more Pop then what it was created to be! So I want to get the Detox readers views and opinions on the topic. So be sure to Vote on the poll.

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This weeks Artist is Q-Tip he is one of my favorite artist because he knows who he is and he doesn’t apologize nor try to change.

He was born in 1970 in Harlem NY but grew up in Queens NY. He came on the scene around 1985 with the rap group A Tribe Called Quest” with his childhood friends Phife Dawg (Malik Taylor), and DJ/producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad. A fourth member, rapper Jarobi White, left the group after their first album but appears to have rejoined the group since 2006.They released five albums in eight years the first one being in 1990 and the last one in 1998, the first three LPs were highly acclaimed, but the group disbanded in 1998.

And since then Q-tip has had a very successful solo career with four solo albums as well as four Grammy nominations and winning one in 2006, for Best Dance Recording: “Galvanize”. He has also acted in several films 9 to be exact. He had the lead role in the film “Prison Song” which he wrote. Q-Tip is also a very sought after producer he has produce work for Nas, Mobb Depp, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and will also be producing the upcoming Kanye and Jay-Z album “Watch The Throne”

Q- Tip is a prime example of what Hip Hop is missing real artist that do not try to fit the mold but break it.

Below is a video to remind you of how uniquely talented Q-Tip is


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When I fist heard this I was shocked. Like why say this when things are finally turning around for you? I don’t get it! 

I am a fan of Fantasia but that was not a good look for her it made her look like a Diva and not in a good way.

I’m not saying she should have went to the Grammys if she didn’t want too but she should not have called into 106 and Park to say she deserved to be on stage. Saying that over shadow the simple fact that she finally received her first Grammy. And she is in the running to actually play Aretha Franklin in a film but after her Grammy reaction she just basically handed Jennifer Hudson the role.

I can see how she felt snubbed because she is the American Idol and they asked Jennifer Instead of her. But Aretha Franklin is everybody idol they couldn’t put everybody on stage that idolizes her. She should have been mature about.

She could have even used the situation to promote her up coming film as Mahalia Jackson. By saying the reason she decided to stay home was because “she is trying to fully embody Mahalia and going to the Grammys as Fantasia would have distracted the process”

Something like that would have made people look at her like she is taking her career serious instead of whining about little things. She could really use a good PR professional.

But I wish the best of luck to Fantasia I am excited about seeing her as Mahalia!!!

Here is the video of her manager accepting her grammy (they put them all the way in the back)

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This week’s throwback is by one of my favorite Hip Hop artist. In my opinion no one can touch him lyrically or creatively his name is Mos Def!!

Throwback song is: Umi Say

Make sure you check out this link to hear the throwback song of the week. It is still a dope song to this day and it was released in 1999 on his “Black on Both Sides” Album!! It reminds you of what good Hip Hop is! and it shows that it needs to be resurrected but I’ll save that for another post.

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Hey Y’all it’s that time of the week already POETRY MONDAY!!!

This weeks poem comes from the talented Nikki Givoanni and one of my favorite love poems “Resignation”


I love you
because the Earth turns round the sun
because the North wind blows north
because the Pope is Catholic
and most Rabbis Jewish
because winters flow into spring
and the air clears after a storm
because only my love for you
despite the charms of gravity
keeps me from falling off the Earth
into another dimension
I love you
because it is the natural order of things
I love you
like the habit I picked up in college
of sleeping through lectures
or saying I’m sorry
when I get stopped for speeding
because I drink a glass of water
in the morning
and chain-smoke cigarettes
all through the day
because I take my coffee Black
and my milk with chocolate
because you keep my feet warm
through my life a mess
I love you
because I don’t want it
any other way
I am helpless
in m love for you
It makes me so happy
to hear you call my name
I am amazed you can resist
locking me in an echo chamber
where your voice reverberates
through the four walls
sending me into spasmatic ecstasy
I love you
because it’s been so good
for so long
that if I didn’t love you
I’d have to be born again
and that is not a theological statement
I am pitiful in my love for you
The Dells tell me Love
is so simple
the thought though of you
sends indescribably delicious multitudinous
thrills throughout and through-in my body
I love you
because no two snowflakes are alike
and it is possible if you stand tippy-toe
to walk between the raindrops
I love you
because I am afraid of the dark
and can’t sleep in the light
because I rub my eyes
when I wake up in the morning
and find you there
because you with all your magic powers were
determined that
I should love you
because there was nothing for you but that
I would love you
I love you
because you made me
want to love you
more than I love my privacy
my freedom my commitments
and responsibilities
I love you `cause I changed my life
to love you
because you saw me one friday
afternoon and decided that I would
love you
I love you I love you I love you

Hope you all enjoy this poem as much as I do!!

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Detox Artist of the week is non other than the queen of Neo- Soul Ms. Jill Scott!!!

Since Jilly from Philly hit the scene in 1999 with her sultry expressive words there has been no stopping her. Winning Grammy awards, Chart topping and platinum selling records, as well as a window into her world with her raw and real poetry book entitled “The Moments, the minutes, the hours” the book really showed her talent as true poet. Jill Scott has also blessed us with her presence on the small and big screen from an emotional performance on “Law and Order SVU”. To the heart wrenching Tyler Perry series of “Why Did I Get Married”. And my favorite “The No. 1 lady Detective” (I really hope it comes back – but I wont be holding my breath). Even with all that success I’m sure if you ask her what her proudest moment is she would say the birth of her son Jett Hamilton (he is so cute).

Jill with son JettMs. Scott has not had an album out    since 2007. In my opinion I think it has to do with her recent legal troubles with her long time label “Hidden Beach” (they need to stop holding her back) . Even with that Jill Scott has not left her fans hanging because in 2010 she went on tour with the sexy and vibrant Maxwell which got rave reviews. And is set to release her fourth studio album “The Light of The Sun” sometime this year (if it doesn’t get pushed back again). but until then I hope to see more of Jill Scott spreading her beautiful gift through songs ( she is actually nominated for a Grammy this year for her duet with the legendary Chuck Brown “Love”) or through film and maybe even another poetry book. But whatever her next move I know it will be GOLDEN!!

Here is a video to remind you of the power full, funky, talented artist of the week “Jill Scott”

(Click on the link)Youtube Video Of Jill Scott doing her thing

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Have a blessed and giving day!

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