Monday, December 20, 2010

blaKbüshe Holiday EP supporting the Myrtle Baptist Church Scholarship Fund! Get Yours Now!

Hey Everyone,

At the end of 2009 I was asked to put together a little holiday EP for my mother and her friends.  I only shared it with those ladies and the folks who recorded it with me. Well now I’ve decided to share it with everyone.  The project is called Sistah Love at Christmas Time. My executive producer (that would be my mom, lol) named it as such because it was originally for here girlfriends. I kept the title because I like it!

I’m selling the EP for the duration of the year and all proceeds are going to the Myrtle Baptist Church College Scholarship Fund. I was a recipient of this scholarship throughout my college career.  It really helped me out then and I know it’s doing the same for students who receive this award.  This is a great way to give back so please purchase the EP and enjoy it with the rest of your holiday music. It’s available NOW for digital download only on my new Bandcamp Site. Just follow the link and download away! You can name your own price starting from $4! You can’t beat that to help a young person buy some books or a few meals while in school. College is not cheap folks and every little bit helps!

The songs are available for download individually, but as a special bonus, if you purchase all three songs I will send you a bonus holiday track for FREE! So get up on it folks!  Thank you so much for giving to a young persons future and have a wonderful, blessed holiday season!


Red Butterfly Music Presents
Sistah Love at Christmas Time
Feat. Shelley Nicole

Supporting the Myrtle Baptist Church Scholarship Fund

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Lighting up BAM Café! (Nov. 20th)

 Hey Everyone,

I know we are well into December, but I had to take a step back in time to November and the show at the BAM Café. This was our second time there in as many years and we had another incredible time. I can always count on BAM to be a full house and lots of fun.

That night we shared the bill with Dawn Drake. I have to give her a big shout because we probably would not have been at the Café this year if not for her.  Thanks Dawn!  That night, the O'Jays were also in the house. The Opera House that is. So they were playing right next door! I have to admit that I think that was pretty cool. Jerome got to see some of the show from back stage. I tried to get him to bring Eddie Levert over to the show, but alas that didn't happen.  A girl can dream.  LOL!

BAM was the last blaKbüshe show of the year and now that I think about it there really weren't that many band shows this year. But I will talk about that more in my Year-End Review. Since it was the last show I knew I had to make it great.  It's been such a busy fall that I wasn't able to get the band together to rehearse as many times as I would have liked or write a couple of new things as I had hoped, but I knew it could still be great.

Earlier this fall I was part of an awesome fashion/art show called BlackSnow featuring the clothing and artwork of Black TheMicahlight and Opie Snow.  I was also honored to have an incredible brotha named Oraje do my hair for the evening. After that night I knew I needed them on the team for the BAM show.  If you take a look at the photos you will see that both crews did not disappoint.  Micah and Opie hooked me up with the fly leather pants. I had a pair of copper leather pants just sitting around asking to be tricked out and they did the damn thing.  Then Oraje lit up my locks! He hid a battery pack in the back of my head and with the flip of a switch my hair was aglow.  It was my Avatar moment for sure.

So what happened at the show? Fire happened! I had a big b'earthday this year so I pulled out a joint from my childhood that made me want to live in New York. We covered Odyssey's "Native New Yorker" and the crowd was loving it.  It's just one of my faves. Just makes you want to get on the dance floor circa 1977.  It was a pretty high energy show, but we did drop it down to the blues side with "Gut Bucket." I realized we hadn't done that song for over a year, which is crazy because it's killin' if I do say so myself.  That song is straight out of the bayou.

Of course we hit the blaKbüshe classics "Out of My Mind, " "Long Train Running," "I Am American," "Go Head & Rise," and of course "blaK Girls." But for this show we did the remix and I got my rhyme on. I'm no Lauryn Hill and to be quite honest it makes me really nervous to rhyme because I really respect the art form and I don't consider myself and Emcee, but I did it and it wasn't too shabby.  *smile*  I won't be getting any calls from Jay-Z anytime soon, but I held the flow!

Since there were two acts that night there was no time for an encore, but it was an all around incredible show.  We had the crowd on their feet and it was an all around rockin' good time! I'm so excited about the possibilities in 2011.

Gotta give love to the band! Jerome, Jeff, V. Jeff, Matsu, Ki Ki, Ganessa, Shawn & Amma did the damn thing! Love, Love, Love to them!

If you want to see more shots of the show check out the blaKbüshe Facebook page.  Remember you can "Like" there or follow us on Twitter @blaKbüshe.  Thank you to everyone who came to the show. I can't wait to see you all next year. Lots of new things in store.  Oh and if you want me to come to your town please let me know. I feel the travel bug coming on. I want to see you too!