It’s Complicated Vol. I

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

SeXXXy Love Vol. II

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.

 

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

Liv Warfield and The NPG Hornz

Attention all Prince fans!!

Last month Arsenio Hall dedicated his show to Prince in addition to a few extra added attractions! If you watched the show in its entirety you had the absolute pleasure of witnessing Ms. Liv Warfield’s energy unfold right before your eyes. Joined by background singers Ashley Seamster and Saeeda Wright, they brought the house down with the NPG (New Power Generation) Hornz!

Liv Warfield and the gang performed at NYC’s BB King’s Blues Club Sunday, April 6th, 2014 and tore that stage up! The way Liv sashayed so gracefully across the BB King’s stage, with her head bowed, gave the audience the feeling that the show we were about to experience was definitely going to be The Unexpected! Liv blew the audience away with her beautiful voice, her, toned body, and the definition on those guns, please stop!! Liv was just breathtaking!

Learn a bit more about Liv via this interview before the show!

I didn’t get any video footage, however here is a lil taste…

After seeing Liv at the J & R Music Fest in the summer of 2007,  ONUTSS was extremely excited to receive a call a few months later asking us if we could host a listening party for her–we ecstatically accepted!

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ONUTSS was introduced to Liv when she performed at the J & R Summer Music Festival in 2007.  We miss you J & R Music World!!

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Although I had seen Liv at the J & R Music Festival her performance at the ONUTSS listening party totally took me by surprise. Deep down inside Liv is a Rocker Chick, who possesses the power to turn on her soft side and then bring the fire to heat up the song that has a Rock appeal and I love it!!

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ONUTSS presents Liv Warfield performing at Shrine World Music Venue in NYC, April 2008

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Pam, Liv and Detrel

Liv was a STAR before her rise in my eyes! I’ll see you at the top of your game, gurl!

Visit Liv Warfield and pick up her sophomore album, The Unexpected while you’re at it!!

SeXXXy Love Vol. I

I initially submitted SeXXXy Love Vol. I to the Cupids Hunt Podcast Collaboration in 2011, and It was my very first mix I had ever created with the proper software.  Warning: SeXXXy Love Vol. I may make you horny!  It is one of my favorites because the beginning of it really draws you  in so if you’re not already with a significant other, about to do each other, you will have to take of yourself!  

I do not claim to be a professional DJ, I just know what I like and hope you enjoy these selections.

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Here’s the Playlist:

1. Groove On- Ledisi
2. Inside Cheryl- Pepsi Riley
3. Come Inside (dialogue)- Intro
4. Whose is It? (Interlude)- Total
5. Imgonnacome- Alison Crockett
6. Crown Royal- Jill Scott
7. Lay Awhile- Raheem DeVaughn
8. I Wanna Know You- D-Influence f/Dyanna Frearon
9. Touch Me- ChinahBlac
10. Late Night Rendezvous- Carl Thomas
11. Lay You Down- Portrait
12. Morning Love- Carleen Anderson
13. Funny- Brown Rice
14. You Know What Happens- Alison Crockett
15. I Like The Way It Feels- Carol Riddick

The Cupid’s Hunt Podcast Collaboration

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Cupid’s Hunt is the premiere online collaboration event where DJs and podcasters from all over the Internet release loved-themed music mixes all on the same day: Valentine’s Day!

This year makes my third year of involvement and I must say that since then, I look forward to submitting my mixes each year!

I am happy to submit the eighth installment of SeXXXy Love in addition to the fourth installment of It’s Complicated!

Hoping you enjoy listening to these mixes as much as I enjoyed creating them for yours and my listening pleasure.

SeXXXy Love Vol. VIII

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1.   I Want cha Babe – Ledisi
2.   Human Touch – Kem
3.   Slowly – Syleena Johnson
4.   Examine Me -Warren Xcince; Etta Bond
5.   Phone Sex – Syleena Johnson
6.   Cry Baby – Raheem DeVaughn
7.   Nothing – Jill Scott
8.   Wet – Sandra St. Victor
9.   Obey – Dwele
10. Sexy – Will Downing
11. Dinner and a Movie – Ronald Isley
12. The Baby Maker – Carl Thomas
13. Intro – Slakah the Beatchild
14. Lay You Down – Jose James
15. Sex in the City – Noel Gourdin
16. Feels Like We Sexin – Calvin Richardson

It’s Complicated Vol. IV

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1.   Interlude Introspective Mood – Mint Condition
2.   Don’t Talk to me Like That – Will Downing
3.   Place in Your Heart – Ty Causey
4.   Do You Want Me – Jade
5.   Do You Feel The Way I Do – Rahsaan Patterson
6.   Walkin – Angela Johnson f/Lisala
7.   Sick of Fools – Leigh Jones
8.   Crying Over You – Angela Johnson f/Trisha Angus and Lisala
9.   Only You – Jill Scott
10. Seven Days – Mary J. Blige
11. Still Come Back to You – Laurnea
12. Remedy – Leon King
13. Never Fall in Love Again – Gordon Chambers
14. No Guarantee Chico DeBarge
15. Love, Sex and Philosophy – Soul: ID

Have a wonderful Valentines extended Weekend, lovers!!