Looks Complicated? It is Complicated – photo credit, ohsoebony@tumblr
It’s Complicated Vol. I is my first mix in the It’s Complicated series. As explained in music minded manic; relationships and all the drama that goes with it, It’s just Complicated.
Many people refer to the It’s Complicated term as a relationship that is anything but love—such as sex, money, or some other type of benefit. However, I think that most would agree with me that a complicated relationship filled with mixed emotions that work their way to the forefront, brings about anger, sorrow, or regrets due to lies and distrust, mainly because one or the other has found someone else they’d rather be with and not sure of whether to stay in it or leave. Or, in another case wants his or her cake and eat it too. Some other causes in complicated relationships are due to a breakdown in communication, incompatibility, and jealousy. In addition to that one of the two is no longer willing to give 100% of their devotion.
Just as the lyrics suggest with all of these issues, love is prevalent and still an integral part of the relationship and in some cases supersedes all else—in spite of…
As you can see from the track titles, something ain’t right! This is what the It’s Complicated mix series is all about, and it’s just one of many to follow so keep looking out for them as I have discovered songs that delve right into ALL THAT!
I’m feeling the Rock and Soul collaboration on tracks 2-5!
As always, listen to the lyrics and ENJOY!
It’s Complicated Vol. I
1. Maybe I’m Not the Man – Marcell and the Truth
2. Disgusted – Lamone
3. Damn! – Cheryl Pepsi Riley
4. Falling Apart – Mint Condition
5. You Can Make the Story Right – Chaka Khan
6. Three is a Crowd – Milira
7. Trial Separation – Kenny Latimore
8. Best Friend’s Lover – Avani
9. He Will Break Your Heart – Darien Brockington
10. Get Over You – Faith Evans
11. Hollywood Story – Rogiers f/Bilal
12. Beautiful You Are – Javier
13. Stop Fanning the Fire – Junior
14. Lonely When You’re Around – Jill Scott
15. Lover and Friend (interlude) – Darien Continue reading
You are in for a throwback treat!
These pictures were taken with my Kodak Easyshare, a few months before my Nikon D40X Christmas gift. Good times with that Easyshare!! I still use it for video recording and it’s been doing a great job thus far. I actually prefer it over my newer Samsung model to video record performances because the sound is so much better. I’ve upgraded to something that encompasses great sound, along with exceptional video quality and now I’m looking forward to the big time!
Choklate performed at SOB’s in NYC in 2007 where Eric Roberson still hosts Sol Village every third Wednesday of the month or so. Choklate was the first artist to kick off the ONUTSS phenomenon, and the first artist featured on the SeXXXy Love Vol. II mix! The additional photos are from other music events I attended, where the artists are also featured on this mix I wanted to share.
Eric Roberson (ERRO) Host of Sol Village
Background vocalists for Choklate
Tracy and Me
Me, Sweetlocs, Brian and Tracy
Marko, George and Kevin
Me and Sweetlocs
Jeremiah Abiah and Anotnia Jenae were third on the ONUTSS roster, and we celebrated their listening party at our initial home venue, Vanel’s On First
Jeremiah, Detrel, Antoinia, Me and Monet (one of the smoothest, soulful, jazziest flutists ever!)
The Ohio Players perform in Rockefeller Park–for FREE!! Sweet Sticky Thing is also featured on the SeXXXy Love Vol. II mix!
That’s Sugar Foot in the left corner, may he RIP
Marsha Ambrosius at J & R Music Festival getting tuned up!
Marsha Ambrosius at J & R Music Festival
By now, you know that my SeXXXy Love mixes showcase just what the title suggests–SeXXXy and Love. Listen to the lyrics and most definitely ENJOY with the one you love–or lust!!
1. Grown Folks – Choklate
2. Come Over – Cheryl Pepsi Riley
3. Fantasy (Spending Time) – Will Downing
4. I Wanna Make Love – Peven Everett
5. Give Me Your Love – Curtis Mayfield
6. Moist – Janet Jackson
7. Addicted – Antonia Jenae
8. Whatever – Jill Scott
9. Sweet Sticky Thing – The Ohio Players
10. I Want You – Floetry
11. I Can Go Deeper – Silk
12. With You – Marsha Ambrosius
13. Afterplay – Silk
14. Finer Things – Jon B. f/Nas