Tag Archives: Robin Thicke

40 YEARS OF CELEBRATING BLACK (AMERICAN) HISTORY MONTH!

40 YEARS OF CELEBRATING BLACK (AMERICAN) HISTORY MONTH!

Forty years ago this February, President Gerald Ford, was the first to recognize “Black History Month.”  This period of acknowledgement evolved from “Negro History Week,” that was created by historian Carter G. Woodson, and other prominent African-Americans.  This installment of the FUNKALICIOUS blog, is a retrospective of some American and Internatinal “Black” History accomplishments and occurrences, throughout 2015…

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The FUNKALICIOUS Top-20 (Two) FUNKY CDs for 2013

The FUNKALICIOUS Top-20 (Two) FUNKY CDs for 2013

2013 was a good year for music!  There were a plethora of releases amidst a mass of diversity.  Here are the favorites for the FUNKALICIOUS Blog (in no particular order) – Enjoy!!!!

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FUNKY FEMALES IN R&B & not so R&B — TAMAR ON TOP/ DISCOVER LAURA!

FUNKY FEMALES IN R&B & not so R&B — TAMAR ON TOP/ DISCOVER LAURA!

I Funkin’ LOVE Tamar Braxton’s new CD!  If you haven’t heard it, GET IT, it’s unquestionably one of the best in R&B this year.  Titled “Love And War,” it’s actually set a record in Billboard history.  The album features the hit “The One,” which samples the classic Mtume jam, “Juicy.”

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FUNKY NAUGHTY KATY PERRY

FUNKY NAUGHTY KATY PERRY

Katy Perry’s new single “Roar” will surely take the number-one spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart next week.  The song was held off from taking the top of the chart by Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” which holds the position for an 11th week.  The hit tune, featuring T.I. and Pharrell, leads “Radio Songs” for a seventh week according to Nielsen BDS reports.  Thike’s track barely held off Perry’s “Roar,” which went from 85 to Number-2, following its first full week of single sales.

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THICKE & FUNKY — “Got To Give It Up” TO “Give It 2 U”

THICKE & FUNKY — “Got To Give It Up” TO “Give It 2 U”

My impression was that Robin Thicke’s big hit “Blurred Lines” was meant to be an awesome tribute to Marvin Gaye’s 70s smash “Got To Give It Up.”  Sampling and re-creating classic hits has been such a mainstay for the music industry for the past 30 years now, that I thought most people had probably stopped taken notice of it.  Not Marvin Gaye III, who it appears will be taking legal action against Thicke, who initiated a lawsuit against the Gaye family.

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FROM KEVIN HART TO RICHARD PRYOR: The Reigning “Kings of Comedy”

FROM KEVIN HART TO RICHARD PRYOR: The Reigning “Kings of Comedy”

As exemplified in an episode of Kevin Hart’s new series the “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” Richard Pryor is the all time “King of Comedy.”  Hart has a poster sized photograph of Pryor on his living room wall in the BET show.

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The FUNK of Amy Winehouse / The Art of BLUE-Eyed SOUL

The FUNK of Amy Winehouse / The Art of BLUE-Eyed SOUL

Soul Singer and Rock Star Amy Winehouse has passed away. Although she was only 27, she made an indelible impression on the world of music amidst her short lived career. Her debut CD “Frank” virtually went unnoticed initially in the United States, but by the time it hit the streets of London back in 2003, she was already a well known performer in the UK community. Her 2006 release, “Back to Black,” put her on the proverbial map and earned her six Grammy nominations that resulted in five wins.

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The Funkiest Music of 2008

The Funkiest Music of 2008

Why do some of us feel compelled to do a Top-10 music list at the end of each year? There are several answers I suppose… for me, it’s primarily to let those closest to me, ones that share my musical taste, know what the FUNK-iest music I’ve heard, is.  Beyond that, I hope to reach others who are seeking fresh, motivating, head-boppin’, gut moving, foot tappin’, eye opening, FUNKALICIOUS flavored, groovy, neck bendin’ sounds… they may not have encountered yet.

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