Tuesday, December 8, 2009


So, I promised that I would post music that expands your taste & expectations in the MTMM section of my blog! I've tried to post songs that I really really dig- which for the most part is usually alternative stuff that people probably dont listen to. Well, this is probably a post most people who know me wouldnt expect.

When I moved here for Spelman in 04' it was really hard for me to get with the "crunk" Atl type of music. Not that I never got with it in the clubs or whatever, but for my own personal collection I just wasnt diggin it. Im from IL. We like soulful music w/ great lyric..and a lot of times I felt like the crunk music movement was rather soul less and shallow. I have since changed my opinion, its not all bad. No matter how you feel about it, you have to admit that Atl has its own flavor/style/ and sound!

About a month ago I was asking a girlfriend of mine who the heck this chick was that I kept seeing with Toya and Kandi. I was like she has to be an entertainer of some sort because she just gave off that energy. My girl told me she was a rapper named Rasheeda and that I probably know at least one of her songs. The most important thing she said though was that Rasheeda is one of the originators of the way all of these A town rappers flow. I was like, WOW thats a big statement, but my girl, who is born and raised in Atl told me that once I heard her, I'd understand.

So, I youtubed her (which is the best way to get answers these days, lol) and her song "Bubblegum" popped up! Yall know the joint, "..the typa girl you wanna take to ya mama's house.." LOL..that joint was super catchy! I was like, duh, I know her! After that I noticed a few other videos on her so I watched and was pleasantly surprised at how great her personality was. The videos I saw showed just a real down to earth, funny, beautiful, confident woman who was on her grind doing what she loves. Man, that alone can get you a fan. I think artists now a days make it hard for fans to connect w/ them because they are so above it all. Personality and humility can take you far people.

So, though this is not my favorite type of music, when I received her cd from the Tweet&Meet instead of disregarding it(as I probably would have), I decided to listen. Yes, her personality is what encouraged me to even care to listen. I popped it into my player and the first joint "So Official" came on. From the door it didnt sound much different from the rest of Atl's music BUT what moved me were the lyrics (as always). She's on some straight encouraging, go hard, do you ladies, Thank God type of stuff. Yall know I loves me some positivity. So my choice today is a culmination of just observing her videos,meeting her at the tweet & meet, & actually liking this record! She's just mad cool, so today's Music That Moves Me spot goes to the original Georgia Peach, Rasheeda... She a BOSS! lol TNT BabyKayks..xo

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