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Day 260: If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out by Cat Stevens

1 Mar

Hello everyone!

For today’s ACTUAL post, I wanted to feature my favorite song from one of my favorite people of all time: Cat Stevens.

His look and videos are a wee bit dated (as you will see in this video), but his music is timeless… I’ve been a big fan of his since I was a little kid and I just recently rediscovered my love for his soothing voice.

“If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out” by Cat Stevens is such a beautiful song with a powerful message: do what you want to do because you are yourself. It’s wonderful. Although the video is a little silly…

Anyway, enjoy this song and remember, you need to be yourself… don’t try to change who you are for anyone!

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Day 259: [BELATED] So Easy by Goonie J (+Popular)

1 Mar

Hey guys!

I wanted to feature this artist so bad it’s ridiculous, but before I say anything just be forwarned that there is some language in these songs so if you’re not into bustin’ some mad rhymes, be sure not to listen to this.

ANYWAY, Goonie J added me on twitter the other day, and after a weird conversation regarding mistaken gender, mixtapes and illegal substances, I got him to link me to some of his music. Needless to say, I kind sort of love it in a way I can’t understand.

Don’t get me wrong, this 19-year-old is not selling out ampitheaters or playin’ alongside Kanye West or anything like that, but his ties to the streets of Chicago make his music super appealing. I actually like how realistic he is compared to other hip-hop artists I’ve heard.

My two favorite tracks from Goonie J are a little strange: the first, “So Easy” is a one-verser that portrays his daily morning regimine (wait until you get about 0:49 seconds in) and advertises his mixtape he’s working on. While the topic is a little odd, the rhyme is sick! I actually love it because it’s just awesome to listen to.

The second song is sort of based on the Kanye West song “Popular” (which remixes the song “Popular” from the broadway show Wicked). I hate musical theater (specifically something like Wicked) so this song took me by suprised when I found my self once again diggin’ to Goonie J’s rhymes.

I feel like with a little more hard work, he can bust out of the underground Chicago scene and into our earbuds.

So enjoy “So Easy” and “Popular” by Goonie J

(you can download this song here)