Thursday, December 9, 2010

i'm listening to... the floacist

*i recently downloaded some new music and so i've been listening all week....

i went to an open mic night back when malik yoba of new york undercover had a restaurant on 42nd street... all of the artists were seated around the restaurant and i sat next to one... the floacist i believe... she handed me a flyer right before they took to the floor - there was no stage... they tore the place up...

i loved the duo... i remember purchasing the 1st cd for cheap! had to be about $4.99... because it didn't do well... at first... and then they released "say yes", the radios started airing it and the cd price went right back up...

i thought that the songstress was the one who brought the flavor, the softer side... after all she is the singer... but i have listened to her solo venture and while i love her vocals still, there's a little something missing in the music...

the floacist has released her solo project floetic soul... she features artists raheem devaughn, musiq soulchild and, my favorite, lalah hathaway on three songs... the entire cd really is poetic and soulful... without the featured tracks this still would be good but the addition is just the seasoning this project needed...

what i like is that she kept true to what put floetry on the map... she has a song or two that features her rhymability and she's definitely skilled... and then there are some some songs that are really after9 tunes... the ones you throw on when you and your man or woman are done watching tv and talking...

here are 2 favorites below... "come over" featuring lalah hathaway and "need you"...
let me know what you think...








3 comments:

Moanerplicity said...

Always dug her & Marsha's style. Very unique, inventive & something that we in the states have yet to duplicate w/ the same success or smoothness. I'll definitely have to check out her new solo effort.

BTW: I used to frequent Soul Cafe back in the day. Perhaps we've breathed some of the same molecules up in there.

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MsKnowitAll said...

Wow... we probably did share the same space! Very small world.

Her solo work is very nice. I am sure you will enjoy... though I do miss her other half...

Moanerplicity said...

I just read online that Marsha's solo joint drops in early 2011.

I kinda get the feeling that they'll reunite down the line. I hope so. Together these Sistas are fiYAH!

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