AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

John Legend

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Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

The World of Ridiculous Youtube Music Videos: First Bangs, then Ice JJ Fish, Kwality, now Berenice

Singing or rapping off key in an expensive or sometime low budget music video is now a cottage industry in the rabbit hole that makes up Youtube.   The African diaspora have not been spared. The pioneer of this subgenre was Bangs, the Sudanese-Australian rapper (see here for an “archive” of his exploits), then came the American

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Aloe Blacc

I confess: I bought John Legend’s debut album, “Get Lifted” when it first came out.  And I like his song “Ordinary People.”  Until I recently heard this Spanish-language cover of  “Ordinary People” (recorded in 2005) by Stones...