Tag Archives: The Museum Of UnCut Funk

DIVAS INTERNATIONAL: CAMILA, BEBE & DUA BRING IT!

DIVAS INTERNATIONAL: CAMILA, BEBE & DUA BRING IT!

Camila Cabello, Bebe Rexha and Dua Lipa, are just a few female talents that had breakthrough success, over the past year. I speak of these three in particular, because whenever I heard their music prior to knowing who they were, I was like I need to know these artists! A lot like in the realm of Halsey and SZA last year.

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ARETHA FRANKLIN IS A LEGEND!

ARETHA FRANKLIN IS A LEGEND!

There’s not a lot I can say about “The Queen of Soul,” that a myriad of writers and multiple media outlets, have not already professed. Services for the girl that began singing in her father C. L. Franklin’s church, who amazingly managed to kick the ass of “pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type” (according to her publicist) for the past several years, will take place at 10 a.m. (EDT) this Friday in Detroit. She was 76.

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AMERIFUNKINGUN: Down w/ MARCH FOR OUR LIVES

AMERIFUNKINGUN: Down w/ MARCH FOR OUR LIVES

I BELIEVE THESE CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE – THEY’VE BEEN TAUGHT WELL AND ARE LEADING THE WAY. Love, support and congratulations, to ALL that marched and supported the children today. I salute them for standing up, using their voice and being aware. I salute them because they’re marching for my daughter.

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MY FAVORITE MOVIE(S) – LOVED OLDMAN SINCE “EVERYONE”

MY FAVORITE MOVIE(S) – LOVED OLDMAN SINCE “EVERYONE”

Remember when we were younger and simply enjoyed the show! In hindsight, I actually realize dynamics of the film(s) affected me, although I wasn’t thoroughly conscience of it at the time. The broadcast premiere of “West Side Story” was an event! I can still recall the excitement in my house, of it airing for the first time, over the course of two nights.

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A Little of My BLACK HISTORY: 28 Contemporaries that Inspire(d) Me

A Little of My BLACK HISTORY: 28 Contemporaries that Inspire(d) Me

In celebration of Black History Month I’m paying tribute to 28 contemporary history makers. These people have inspired me throughout my life, as well as today, and are making a positive impact on our world.

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Black History: REMEMBERING GARY HARRIS – A “RECORD MAN” TRIBUTE

Black History: REMEMBERING GARY HARRIS – A “RECORD MAN” TRIBUTE

Gary Harris was a self-proclaimed “Record Man.” One who worked in radio, at the beginning and the end of his illustrious life and career, he touched the lives of many – mine was one.

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GEORGE CLINTON LIVE! AN NPR TINY DESK CONCERT

GEORGE CLINTON LIVE! AN NPR TINY DESK CONCERT

I just had to drop this link as an earmark in time…

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A GRAMMY MUSICAL BAKER’S DOZEN for 2017

A GRAMMY MUSICAL BAKER’S DOZEN for 2017

2017 was a good year for music. Although I’m sure there’s more to hear, what I got in, was all good! What I’m really happy about, is the essence of FUNK, in so much of what I liked.

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“DESPACITO” IS A FUNKIN’ INTERNATIONAL SMASH!

“DESPACITO” IS A FUNKIN’ INTERNATIONAL SMASH!

Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” featuring Daddy Yankee dropped at the top of the year. The phrase “It was a very good year” certainly applies for the tune, as it’s the most viewed video of all time on YouTube, with nearly 4.5 billion hits. Now it’s nominated for three Grammy Awards.

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DANIEL CAESAR – R&B’s Newest Canadian Prince

DANIEL CAESAR – R&B’s Newest Canadian Prince

Daniel Caesar is nominated for Best R&B Album at next year’s Grammy ceremony. One of several R&B talents that have emerged out of Canada, Caesar is an independent artist, in this streaming age of music. Liken to fellow Canadians, Justin Beiber and The Weeknd, his fan base spawned from the Internet.

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NEW BLUE EYED SOUL: RAG’N’BONE 2 POST MALONE feat. ZZ Ward

NEW BLUE EYED SOUL: RAG’N’BONE 2 POST MALONE feat. ZZ Ward

Racism is alive and casting lots of un-wellness among the people of our nation. While millions find it hard to believe… “Stay Woke,” as it’s when one is blind that ye suffers most. Through it all – racism then and now – multi-millions come together through music…

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A Reggae Legacy: Damian Marley’s Stony Hill

A Reggae Legacy: Damian Marley’s Stony Hill

“Life is full of ups and downs… the carousels of love. Good times, bad times, smiles and frowns… Don’t give up on me…,” are words uttered by Damian Marley on his latest release “Stony Hill.” His 6th album, his brother Stephen joins him, on the songs “Medication,” “Grown & Sexy,” and “Perfect Picture.”

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SUPER HEROES: Black Panther – THE BROTHER’S JOURNEY

SUPER HEROES: Black Panther – THE BROTHER’S JOURNEY

The trailer for “Black Panther” debuted during the play-offs, and the super-hero/ black action movie lover tribe, beat drums of joy throughout the matrix of the universe. Here’s the trailer…

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The Day I Met James Bond: Roger & Me

The Day I Met James Bond: Roger & Me

Last week Roger Moore passed away. Admittedly not my favorite “James Bond,” he gets nothing but props for holding down the franchise, and taking on the role more than any other actor. Moore himself, expressed that Daniel Craig is the “Best Bond,” in his opinion. I’ve enjoyed Craig’s performances as well. His delivery in “Casino Royale” solidified the re-boot of the franchise and I think “Skyfall” is the best Bond feature of all.

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ERYKAH IS LEGEND: FUNK WORLDWIDE

ERYKAH IS LEGEND: FUNK WORLDWIDE

Just off the set with Digable Planets and Ro James, among others at the Wolf Creek Amphitheater, for ATL’s Funk Fest, Erykah Badu brought the heat to the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans this Memorial Day weekend on the 28th.

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PURPLE MONUMENT TRIBUTES 4 PRINCE!

PURPLE MONUMENT TRIBUTES 4 PRINCE!

Rest In Power Brother Prince Rogers Nelson… On April 21st last year when Prince passed away, the loss was felt around the world for days afterwards, as exemplified by these photos below:

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A FEW MUST-SEE’S IN CINEMA FOR 2017!

A FEW MUST-SEE’S IN CINEMA FOR 2017!

Some Must See’s for me this year ranging from horror, to reality to fantasy, I’m just dropping trailers of those that apply…

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Bogus Ticketing in Back Bay Boston

Bogus Ticketing in Back Bay Boston

Any given car owner that’s ever paid attention to law enforcement practices, knows that there’s a spike in tickets issued by police, during holiday season. This is a nationwide practice. Any precinct across these 50 states would deny it, but practically any given person’s 3 to 6 degrees of separation of knowing a cop, confirms it.

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The Privileged, The Pompous, Derailed and Delusional (PPDD)

The Privileged, The Pompous, Derailed and Delusional (PPDD)

My initial idea for this piece was to describe those in its title. I became part of a stream that featured them instead, enabling us to read their thoughts, as they scribed their ideas and beliefs themselves. From a friend’s Facebook page who realized she’s going to have to re-evaluate some friends…

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Cannabis Legalization Coming to Fruition

Cannabis Legalization Coming to Fruition

The handwritings been on the wall for some time now.  Once the advent of legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes came into existence, the evolution of decriminalization and recreational use, was on its way – now it’s arrived.

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