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Grade A: The News Drop 10.18.10

Posted by T. Adeyemi on October 18, 2010

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No need for an introduction this week. We think the news links we’ll speak for themselves. It seems like there’s always a lot of drama, news, and craziness during this part of the year. Do people really SHOCK you anymore? Click the links to see if you’ve lost your fear factor.

Sade Says She’s Denied Jay-Z For A Collaboration [BallerStatus]

E-Cycle: The 5 Best Ways To Get Rid of Your Old Gadgets [Complex]

Should We Lower the Federal Minimum Wage? GOPers Say ‘Yes!’ [BlackVoices] Read the rest of this entry »


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Billboard Breakdown (3/24) (by J. Tinsley)

Posted by T. Adeyemi on March 25, 2010

Crazy thing is, the last time I did this, Sade was number one on the charts. Good to see she hasn’t fallen too far.

2) Sade – Soldier of Love – 76,462

  • See, I told you she didn’t fall too far. At this point she could release any song for the next single and it wouldn’t matter.

7) Lady Gaga – Fame – 49,430

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Sade: The Soldier of Love Video – True to Form

Posted by T. Adeyemi on January 11, 2010

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It is days like this that I hope people take the time to remember what true soulful music sounds like. I say that not because I am some young guy falsely attached to “The Old School.” And not because I just want to sound smarter than you. I say it, because its true. Most times you won’t find me bashing the one hit wonders who burst onto the scene with snap & shoulder lean record that brings them instant fame, and that’s because in my own time I always find a way to migrate back to the music that moves me.

Sade without a doubt has always been one of my favorite artists. Mainly I would have to credit my mother with blessing me with the opportunity to hear her music at an early age. Growing up to the sounds of Sade, Maxwell, Phyllis Hyman, and many others helped to shape my musical mindset. So as you can imagine I was more than thrilled when my fellow Nigerian brother LiadPutUOn let me know that Sade was releasing her new album Soldier of Love.

But back to the subject at hand, Sade’s first single which is the title track off her album has been buzzing over the radio and the internet for weeks now. And so graciously she has blessed us with a visual to the soothing and soulful song. Sade’s album is scheduled for release February 8th. So if you are a die-hard Sade fan, or even if you just need a reminder of the way you can paint pictures through music then pick up that album on the eighth. But if you’re committed to the cause like ME, then you will go to to pre-order your copy now.

Bonus DL: Sade – Soldier of Love

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Sade – Soldier of Love

Posted by Mr. Put On on December 8, 2009

So, I think you all get the point about me being busy. So of course this had to some real Grade A Certified stuff. Now, a lot of people are pretend Sade fans and say they listen to her music yadda yadda yadda. The reason I have such an affinity for Sade is because my mother (may she rest in eternal peace) played Sade constantly, it was her calm. Here’s how you’ll know who’s who Read the rest of this entry »

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