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LABOR DAY Happenings

In Communication, Griot, Music, News, Self Improvement on September 4, 2012 at 1:34 pm


Erykah Badu’s soothing sounds pulled me through

Erykah Badu & Jay Electronica

Post hearing the news that Michael had passed—
my sunny beginnings inherited an overcast.

Michael was so full of love with the most contagious laugh.
My heart went out to Omarosa — My God, I know she’s sad.

So I pulled out a stack old musical CD’s
in search of a voice that could minister to me.

I found in that stack: Ms. Erykah Badu.
I put her on repeat – and my soul she did sooth.

Life is so fragile. Life is so sweet.

Erykah kept me company at my souls window seat.

I sang along (off key) and resounded the love in the air.
I cried as I thought of Omorosa. I cried because I care.

Listening to Erykah Badu lead me to research her as well,
and there I lingered on Google reading about her for a spell.

It was good. It was good.
She’s from my Dallas/Fort Worth hood.

Multiple songs rang out of my CD player
as I read more and more about the mundane life slayer.

Erykah is hardly the one you would call mundane.
The girl is mad talented. Her vocals are insane.

I read of her procreation and watched her music video’s.
She’s got 3 kids by 3 dads — and each union is good as gold.
What a story to be told…

Andre3000 fathered the first in 1997
The little man solidifies their clan
and is respectfully named Seven.

In 2004, she fertilized another intellectuals seed
and gave birth to Puma – daughter of The D.O.C.

In 2009 Erykah birthed another Baduizm star,
fathered by Jay Electronica, they produced baby Mars.

Now normally when you hear that a chick has a lot of baby daddies,
One thinks she is not wise, and her family planning skills are shabby.

But this is not the case of Ms. Erykah Badu.
The woman is wise – the woman spews the truth.

She loved each man, and they loved her back.
But a future with either wasn’t in fates stack.

She’s no video vixen, out to collect child support.
Each man feels blessed to have reaped a Baduizm score.

Each father is involved in their childrens lives.
And Erykah is the bond – @FatBellyBella is wise.

Not only that but every man she procreated with has a mind of gold.
Erykah is rocking game that is not to be told – but definitely to be sold.

Perhaps she should write a book, but in the meantime, I’m jamming the CDs,
I’m Qui
Researching Erykah Badu, her love life and her soul rooted seeds.

Doing so certainly brightened my Labor Day with ease.
Ms. Erykah Badu – did minister to me.
Ooo wee – the child is so vocally sweet.

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Raising the labor…

So Labor Day was yesterday and boy did I have fun.
I didn’t eat BBQ or hang with a crew– but I did BOWFLEX & run.

I spent my day playing with my kid – who’s full of teen ideas.
She suggested we go for a run, I went along like ‘no big deal’.

Me? Im not a runner. I wish I were – but never have been.
Though once I passed the 5-mile mark in minutes under 10.

Actually I’m like Paul Ryan, as I totally made that [stat] up.
Me running 2.8 on a treadmill – is more ‘my running sum’.

Getting fit is feeling great!
No BBQ ever touched my plate.

I chilled with fam, we laughed, had fun and played,
I’m Qui
And I had a blast
reducing my body mass on Labor Day.

The Big Guy said ‘Goodbye’

Michael & his Fiance’ Omarosa —
Life is short.

You must celebrate your best life today.
Sept. 3rd — Michael Duncan passed away.

He was only 54 – so young and so fine.
Getting better with age – a sweet glass of wine.

A strong man, with a strong mind; his taste in women was also smart.
Omarosa was there when he fell-out and CPR jump-started his heart.

Omarosa was his fiance, though barely anyone ever knew.
So while you’re praying for Mikes fam – pray for Omarosa too.

Life is at hand. Celebrate! Celebrate! Celebrate.
Never let the mundane stains cause you stop and wait.

“Time is non-refundable”, says the wise and fit Joe G.
Life is at hand. Live it to the fullest and let others be.

You don’t have time to be worried, about who’s doing what – to who.
Time is promised to no one – you gotta live each moment for you.

Please do.
— Qui

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Naked on The Grassy Knoll

In Music on March 31, 2010 at 6:03 am

A Window Seat with Erykah Badu

A Naked Erykah Badu on the grassy knoll in Dallas where President Kennedy was shot, is stirring up all kinds of controversy over the last two days. The video “WINDOW SEAT” [watch it HERE] is phenomenal (if you ask me) and for a plethora of reasons: Unbridled ART being #1.

Ms. Badu walks the downtown streets of Dallas towards the exact spot where President Kennedy was assasinated. During her walk she sheds her jacket, shirt, pants, bra and panties — ultimately revealing the “EVOLVING” tattoo (message) across the upper part of her back (between the shoulders). Once she reaches the approximate spot where President Kennedy was shot, we hear gunfire and a shapely NAKED Erykah Badu falls dead in the road. At that point we hear the following narration:

“THEY (playing it safe) are quick to assasinate what they do not understand.
They move in packs ingesting fear more and more with every act of hate on one another.
They feel more comfortable in groups – LESS GUILT to swallow.
They are us. This is what we’ve become: Affraid to RESPECT the Individual.
A single person within a circumstance can move one to CHANGE;
to LOVE herself;
EVOVLE.

By God Erykah is right! WE are THEY –collectively.

More over that, the video demonstrates Erykah being “one person within a circumstance” — a circumstance that the city of Dallas is now investigating for possible copyright infringements. As you can see, (Watch Video HERE), it doesn’t look like too many copyright laws have been infringed upon besides the few seconds of audible narration that opens the video. However, in all honesty — THAT too would be easy to recreate with Final Cut Soundtrack Pro. The video reel was shot and edited to have a “dated & historical feel” much like the original footage archived of President Kennedy during his visit to Dallas, TX. GENIUS!

The video is GENIUS in two parts, [1] by recalling history & stirring up discomfort and [2] comes in an obvious plea found in the songs chorus:

“I need you to want me.
I need you miss me.
I need yo’ attention!
I need you next to me.
I need someone to clap for me.
I need yo’ direction.
Come back – Come back Baby.
Come back.”

I’M BACK 🙂 and I’m so glad I’ve got a WINDOW SEAT into the vision of Ms. Erykah Badu’s artsy exhibition of history and present — to date. What did you think about it?

I need your Support, I need your Love, I need your Attention,
I’m Qui

Repping Qui Entertainment with Insightful BLACK ART mentions.

Thank you for the oblige…