The Palmetto Peaches are basically Insecure’s Issa and Molly in real life, so not getting invited to the #LemonPepperKickback was very disappointing. The guest list included: Janelle Monae, Tessa Thompson, Donald Glover, Lil ‘ Rel, Luke James, Brian Tyree Henry, Mack Wilds, Samuel L. Jackson–pretty much everyone but us. What’s a kickback? A lituation with good friends where dance battles, card games and photo shoots will go down. There was a video of Issa getting her life to Project Chick, which made us think about the #throwback songs we’d want at our #lemonpepperkickback.
Shop Boyz – Party Like A Rockstar
Trey Songz – Bottoms Up
Drake – Fancy; HYFR; Forever
Sean Paul – Temperature; I’m Still In Love
T-Pain – Buy U a Drank
702- Where My Girls At?
Soulja Boy – Crank That
Snoop Dogg – Drop It Like It’s Hot
Usher – Yeah
Kelis – Milkshake
Bubba Sparxxx – Ms. New Booty
DJ Khaled – All I Do Is Win; We Taking Over
Chingy – Right Thurr
Beyonce – Party; Crazy In Love
So our playlist ended up having like 68 songs… You’re going to need to order more wings, people!
T.I. – Bring Em Out
Lil Wayne – A Milli
Ludacris – Stand Up; My Chick Bad; Moneymaker
Kanye West – Golddigger
Terror Squad – Lean Back
Rich Boy – Throw Some D’s
YoungBloodz – Snap Yo Fingers
Young Money – BedRock, Every Girl In the World
Waka Flocka Flame – No Hands
Huey- Pop, Lock and Drop It
MIMS – This Is Why I’m Hot
Nas and Damian Marley – As We Enter
Jidenna – Classic Man
Hurricane Chris – Halle Berry; A Bay Bay
Kid Cudi – Day N Nite; Pursuit of Happiness
Mariah Carey ft. Gucci Mane – Obsessed
Keri Hilson – Pretty Girl Rock
UGK ft. Outkast – International Player’s Anthem
Dorrough – Ice Cream Paint Job
Destiny’s Child – Lose my Breath
Petey Pablo – Freek-A-Leek
Young Dro – Shoulder Lean
Ciara – One, Two Step
Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
Kendrick Lamar – Loyalty
F.L.Y – Swag Surfin
Ester Dean – Drop It Low
G-Eazy – No Limit
Erykah Badu – Next Lifetime ; Didn’t Cha Know
Chance the Rapper – All Night ;Juke Jam
Crime Mob – Knuck if You Buck
Goodie Mob – Thry DOn’t Dance No Mo; Beautiful Skin
Aaliyah – I’m So Into You
Chris Brown – Run It; Pills & Automobiles
Xscape – Just Kickin In; Understanding
Lil’ Kim – The Jump Off
Wayne Wonder – No Letting Go
What songs would you add to our #LemonPepperKickback playlist? Let us know after you’re done dancing.
We’re trying to live our best musical lives this summer by checking off another musical festival. Being in Gulf Shores for Hangout Festival was so much fun and the music was amazing. Hopefully, Music Midtown 2017 won’t be evacuated or rained out like last year. If you’re close to Atlanta, it’s not too late to get a ticket. However, prices are increasing on September 2nd.
Who We’re Excited to See
I’m excited to see Bruno Mars, because a small part of me hopes Beyonce will surprise–and they can perform the Super Bowl Halftime show again. I’ve never seen a boring Bruno show, so I’m pumped to witness the funk and soul in person. My ratchet heart is also really excited to see Future in his hometown. Future Radio is my go-to playlist to listen to while getting ready for work. Also, since I didn’t get a chance to see Mumford and Sons at Hangout–they’re on my list too.
Bruno Mars. The BRUNO MARS. Bruno. I’ve seen almost all of my favorite artists live with the exception of Justin Timberlake, Lauryn Hill, OutKast (I’ve seen them separately, but it doesn’t count) and Bruno Mars. Bruno is finally getting crossed off the list. I may try to jump on stage and touch his hair — or have his baby. I can’t make any promises. I’m actually really excited about the entire lineup. I’m excited AF to scream all the lyrics to What’s My Age Again and All The Small Things. I think the Future, Wiz, and Big Sean sets are going to get crazy. Judah and The Lion remind me of a band that my friends used to have and I hear they put on a great show.
Music Midtown 2017 Playlist
Bruno Mars – Grenade;It Will Rain; Locked out of Heaven; Gorilla; Perm; Versace on the Floor: That’s What I Like
Mumford & Sons -Believe; The Wolf; Babel; I Will Wait; Lover of the Light; The Cave; Little Lion Man; Awake My Soul
Future – Mask Off; Big Rings; You Da Baddest; Stick Talk; F*ck Up Some Commas
Blink 182 -All the Small Things; What’s My Age Again?; Bored To Death; She’s Out Of Her Mind; Stay Together for The Kids
Wiz Khalifa – We Dem Boyz; Work Hard, Play Hard; Roll Up; Black and Yellow; Young, Wild & Free; See You Again
Weezer – Beverly Hills; Island In the Sun; Do You Wanna Get High; L.A. Girlz; Pork and Beans; Buddy Holly
Big Sean – Bounce Back; Jump Out the Window; Blessings; I Don’t F*ck With You;
Haim – Want You Back; Night So Long; The Wire
Young the Giant – Cough Syrup; Silvertongue; Something to Believe In
Bastille – Pompeii; God Grief; Of the Night
Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work; What You Know; Bad Decisions; Beacon
Tove Lo – Talking Body; Cool Girl; Lady Wood; Vibes
Russ – I’m Here; I wanna Go Down With You
Milky Chance – Stolen Dance; Doing Good
Collective Soul – Shine; December; Where the River Flows
The Strumbellas – Spirits; We Don’t Know; Shovels & Dirt
Oh Wonder – Drive; Technicolour Beat
Judah & The Lion – Take It All Back; Suit and Jacket; Twenty-Somethings; Hold On; Better Man
The Naked and Famous – Young Blood; Rotten
Zara Larsson – Never Forget You; Lush Life
Have you seen any of these artists? Are you planning on going to any other music festivals or concerts? Leave us a comment below!
What is Kanye West? An asshole, a genius, a victim of the Kardashian curse — probably all of the above. I put on a random workout mix the other day and there were so many throwback Yeezy songs. It was fantastic and I started thinking about all the hits Yeezy has that I still love.
The Ultimate I Miss Kanye Playlist
“Through the Wire” — The College Dropout (2003)
I cannot start an I miss (the old) Kanye playlist without the song that started it all. Do not forget ‘Ye recorded the original version while his mouth was still wired shut. In comparison, I don’t want to move when I have a headache.
Favorite Lines: Good dude, bad night, right place, wrong time
In the blink of a eye, his whole life changed
If you could feel how my face felt, you would know how Mase felt
Thank God I ain’t too cool for the safe belt!
“Flashing Lights” — Album: Graduation (2007)
Favorite Lines:In my past, you on the other side of the glass
Of my memory’s museum
I’m just saying, Hey Mona Lisa
Come home you know you can’t Rome without Caesar
“Can’t Tell me Nothing” — Album: Graduation (2007)
I pretty much know this entire song by heart and when I stroll into anything late I’m basically humming the line: Class started 2 hours ago, oh am I late?
Favorite Lines:Man it’s so hard not to act reckless
To whom much is given, much is tested
“The New Workout Plan” — Album: The College Dropout (2004)
Kanye is funny or he can be when he wants to and this song is testament to that.
Favorite Lines: Ooh girl your breath is harsh!
Cover your mouth up like you got SARS
Off them tracks yea I bought them cars
“Otis” — Album: Watch the Throne (2011)
This sample of Otis Redding?! IS. EVERYTHING.
Favorite Lines:Luxury rap, the Hermes of verses
Sophisticated ignorance, write my curses in cursive
“Jesus Walks” — Album: The College Dropout (2004)
C’mon, this video was everything (both versions). I specifically remember ‘Ye preforming this at the BET Awards with Yolanda Adams.
Favorite Line:I ain’t here to argue about his facial features
Or here to convert atheists into believers
I’m just tryna say the way school need teachers
The way Kathy Lee needed Regis, that’s the way I need Jesus
“Gold Digger” — Album: Late Registration (2005)
This song broke all kinds of chart records and it most importantly it still rocks when it comes on at a party. It’s like the real response to No Scrubs. If you’re about to comment about the tragedy that is called No Pigeons, please exit immediately.
Favorite Lines: You will see him on TV any given Sunday
Win the Superbowl and drive off in a Hyundai
“Stronger” — Album: Graduation (2007)
Did you have a pair of those damn shutter shades? I had like seven pairs, but trends come an go.
Favorite Lines: Bow in the presence of greatness
‘Cause right now thou hast forsaken us
You should be honored by my lateness
That I would even show up to this fake shit
“All Of the Lights” — Album: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
Did you know that 14 artists lent their voices as background vocals to this song: Alicia Keys, John Legend, The-Dream, Drake, Fergie, Kid Cudi, Elton John, Ryan Leslie, Charlie Wilson, Tony Williams, Elly Jackson, Alvin Fields, Ken Lewis, and Rihanna. This was basically the Golden State Warriors all-star championship team.
Favorite Lines:Restraining order
Can’t see my daughter
Her mother, brother, Grandmother hate me in that order
“Monster” — Album: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
Not going to lie Nicki Minaj stole this for me, but still speaks to Ye’s genius. I mean how else do you get Bon Iver, Jay Z, Rick Ross and Nicki on one track.
Favorite Lines: Please see Nicki’s whole verse.
“Touch The Sky” — Album: Late Registration (2005)
The horns — a sample from Curtis Mayfield’s Move On Up — are a standout.
Favorite Lines:Now let’s go, take ’em back to the plan
Me and my momma hopped in that U-Haul van
Any pessimists, I ain’t talk to them
Plus I ain’t have no phone in my apart-a-ment
“All Falls Down” — The College Dropout (2004)
R.I.P. Stacy Dash. I know she’s still alive, but this her appearance in this video one of the last times the black delegation claimed her.
Favorite Lines: The prettiest people do the ugliest things
For the road to riches and the diamond rings
“Heartless” — Album: 808s & Heartbreak (2008)
Ok, there are a lot of people who hated 808s and Heartbreak. I was not one of the those people.
Favorite Lines: Talk and talk and talk and talk
Baby, let’s just knock it off
They don’t know what we been through
They don’t know about me and you
“Hey Mama” — Album: Late Registration
If you didn’t cry or feel something after Ye performed this song at the Grammys in 2008 aftter Donda passed, you have no soul.
Favorite Lines: As we knelt on the kitchen floor
I said mommy I’mma love you till you don’t hurt no more
And when I’m older, you ain’t gotta work no more
And I’mma get you that mansion that we couldn’t afford
“N****s in Paris” — Album: Watch the Throne (2011)
I basically put this next because we need a spirit lifter after “Hey Mama”. Plus, it gets the people going. 🙂
She said ‘Ye can we get married at the mall?
I said look you need to crawl ‘fore you ball
“Runaway” — My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
Favorite Lines: Never was much of a romantic
I could never take the intimacy
And I know I did damage
Cause the look in your eyes is killing me
We’ve gathered some of our old crew (710) and some new friends and we’re heading to Gulf Shores, Alabama for a much needed vacation filled with live music. We haven’t done this as a group since Bonnaroo 2011. So basically we’re expecting a beautiful disaster.
We’ve pulled together a playlist of the artists we’re really excited to see. Frank Ocean canceled at the last minute, so we’re a little bummed, but it’s not the end of the world. The theme for our time at the beach is: Don’t throw shade, throw parties!
Don’t Throw Shade, Throw Parties – Hangout Festival Playlist
DJ Snake – Turn Down For What
Mumford & Sons – The Cave
Twenty One Pilots – Heathens
Chance The Rapper – Same Drugs
The Suffers – Giver
Chance The Rapper – Smoke Break
Major Lazer – Lean On
Tkay Maidza – Simulation
Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man
Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait
Bishop Briggs – River
Twenty One Pilots – Ride
The New Respects – Money
Twenty One Pilots – Car Radio
The Suffers – Make Some Room
Lil Yachty – One Night
Tkay Maidza – Tennies
LP – Tokyo Sunrise
The New Respects – Come As You Are
A$AP Ferg – Work (Remix)
LP – Into The Wild
The New Respects – Trouble
A$AP Ferg – Shabba
MGMT – Your Life is A Lie
Dillion Francis – Get Low
MGMT – Electric Feel
Chance The Rapper – No Problem
MGMT – Time To Pretend
MGMT – Weekend Wars
Major Lazer – My Love
Major Lazer – Light It Up
A$AP Ferg – New Level
MGMT – Plenty of Girls In the Sea
Chance The Rapper – Juke Jam
Major Lazer- Cold Water
Weezer – Beverly Hills
Major Lazer – Run Up
The Head and the Hurt – Rhythm & Blues
Weezer – Buddy Holly
Young The Giant – Cough Syrup
The Head and the Heart – All We Ever Knew
Young the Giant – Silvertongue
Shaggy – Angel
Young the Giant – Amerika
The Head and The Heart – Down in the Valley
Shaggy – Boombastic
Charli XCX – After the Afterparty
Lukas Graham – Drunk In the Morning
Tory Lanes – Say It
MAGIC! – Rude
Lukas Graham – 7 Years
MAGIC! – Girl at Coachella
Young the Giant – Mr. Know – It – All
Charli XCX – 3AM
If you want to see what’s happening follow us on instagram to hear the artists on our hangout festival playlist and see some IG stories full of Festival fun!
Debate me if you dare, but some of the best songs of all-time come from Disney movies. So how can you create a list of the best Disney songs? I started writing down my favorites (my list had 35 songs) and then I took to social media to get some additional perspective for this near impossible task. If the song was one I wrote down and it received more than one additional vote it made the list. I’d like to confess right now that there were no outside votes for any Artistocats songs and I was offended. I added to them the list anyway. 🙂 There were a lot of votes for songs from Beauty and the Beast, but just about every Disney fan has gone to see it, so I expected a lot of votes for those songs.
25 Of The Best Disney Songs of All Time
To be very very clear, this is not a ranking. To quote one of my favorite movies, Ever After: I could no sooner choose a favorite star in the heavens.
One of my friends loves A Goofy Movie and one of her suggestions was I2I. Yup, so although it technically only had one vote, it makes the list as a bonus song. I mean you really can’t go wrong with a little Tevin Campbell.