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It’s A Vibe Friday


AND WE BACK…cuz It’s A Vibe….and it’s FRIDAYYYYYY!

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Just playing but seriously hello and welcome I hope your held onto the little joys to get you through the week and bring you here. I’ve got you covered today because we are doing some memory lane fun. I was feeling nostalgic this whole week as we dove into all things mommy and looked back at our own childhoods. I know the thing that always puts a smile on my face when I think of my childhood….the music. I always loved music and beats and was that kid that if music was on….I was moving and grooving (even in the store) ask my mama. I know I’m not the only one! This weeks vibe: Nostalgia and we are hearing from celebrities about what music they grew up listening to. I’ll get you with that playlist at the end as well.


Music They Grew With


An article was published in HipHop DX by Andres Tardio titled Music My Mom Played and it interviewed rappers like Big Boi, Saigon, Ab-Soul, Murs, Mistah Fab and more. Now I didn’t know all the names of the rappers on this list but it’s interesting how many of them had the same genres growing up like: R&B, Soul, Oldies, Blues, Gospel etc. Even more interesting were the common themes of songs and albums Thriller, Off The Wall, Ain’t No Stopping Us Now, Loving You. According to many of the artist when certain songs or certain music was played they knew what to expect in the house that day or what the vibe was. It’s such a true statement because the music sets the tone or evokes a certain emotional and mental state. I feel like the best music was easily the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s for young people growing up. It sparked creativity and let us truly feel our emotions through the music.


Music I Grew Up On


Okay so here’s the thing…I grew up on jazz, gospel, and the oldies but goodies. My parents had me later in life so the oldies I’m speaking of are Al Green, Jackson 5, The Supremes, Patti Labelle, Marvin Gaye etc. Jazz has been Kirk Whalum and Kenny G for the most part and my parents even attended a Kenny G concert when I was little. The main event was always gospel with artist like The Winans, Yolanda Adams, and other various mixes. Now jazz is to chill and sleep and Gospel is when you need that push to get through a valley and I know you know what I mean. It made me open minded to all types of music through the years letting it give me all sorts of feels and explore all aspects of myself. So…here’s my Nostalgia list from preteen- young adult:


- Numb

- Yeah


That’s my hit list y’all and every time I think back to my middle school, high school, and college days this is the list that get’s me. There’s so many more this is just the sample. I keep variety always playing for my own little person in hopes that it will create the same diversity in taste. I’ll keep you updated on how that’s going. Ha! Alright folks let me know what music hits your with that nostalgic vibe. I’m curious if we have the same list. Check out the recommendations below and enjoy your weekend. To all my mama’s in all forms....


HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!



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