Donell Jones is Back With a New Single “Karma (Payback)”

One of the best to ever do it, Donell Jones, is back on the music scene after 7 years and he just dropped his new single “Karma”!

Donell could be singing from the woman’s perspective or from a man’s perspective; but the song is about karma that you get after cheating on someone who has been good to you. He used the sample “Payback is a Dog” by the classic 70’s group The Stylistics. Since karma is something everyone has experienced, this is another timeless Donell record that you can look forward too. He’s also releasing a new album next month and you can expect more singles and hits!!

Donell is best known for making love and relationship records that woos his fanbase. His voice sounds as soulful as it did over 20 years ago when he entered the music industry

To give it a listen, click here > https://www.donelljonesmusic.com/

If you missed my full interview with the talented R&B singer, check it out here on my podcast, The Gold Spot Podcast or the video on YouTube.

The Coldest Winter Ever 21st Anniversary

Can you believe it’s been 21 years since the great Sister Souljah released her best selling book The Coldest Winter Ever? Even though it came out in 1999, it kept its relevance for….over 20 years. The GEN Zs are probably reading it even though they were barely born when the book came out or just babies when it did.

Sister Souljah wrote in the perspective of a spoiled, grimey, ratchet, hoodrich teenager who had her priorities ALL OUT OF ORDER–Winter Santiaga. She got her saddity ways by being the oldest and most spoiled daughter of a big time drug dealer. She was gifted with diamonds since the second she was born and every birthday until—shit hit the fan like it normally does. Her house was raided by the feds, her sisters had to go into foster care, her aunt sold her out to the Bureau of Child Welfare because she didn’t want to deal with her.

Winter’s goal is to get money so she can pay for a lawyer to help her dad AND to maintain her appearance because that’s all she cares about. But mainly she is a hustler and will cross anyone just to get ahead. Fast forward—-Winter has to stay in foster care and has to learn that she is no different than anyone else and she needs to humble herself. Of course, that didn’t adjust her attitude. Her close friends became her enemies because she only looks out for herself and she’s selfish. She stole from people who took her in and provided a roof over her head. She pretty much said forget her sisters who were in childcare and only focused on herself. She did get the chance to see her father before it would be a few years for her to see him again.

Winter starts dealing with an old boo thang who is a big timer and has money in his pockets. He was part of a crew who was an enemy to her dad’s crew at the time he got incarcerated. Per usual, Winter didn’t really care after a while because her father could no longer provide for her, her mother got addicted to drugs and her new man could provide for her–at a minimum. Once she thought everything was all good, it wasn’t. Winter’s boo had her on restrictions because he really couldn’t 100% trust her, (which makes sense). Once she started trusting him, things went array.

It took for Winter to get locked up in order for her to be humble. Per usual, she had a good hustle going on and the same friends she turned on are the same ones who were in prison with her, holding her down and she doing the same for them.

To me, this book is relevant after 21 years due to the fact that it addresses karma, real life situations, hustle and loyalty (or lack thereof):

Karma–> Winter stole from Sister Souljah and her house; her karma was leaving there broke because she tried to steal again. She also was disloyal to her best friend, who was boosting clothes for her. Once she got locked up, Winter didn’t want to help her nor bail her out.

Real-Life Situations–> Being in foster care, father is sent to prison, mother  on drugs, having to start from nothing and hustle to the top, plus a slew of other things

Hustle–> Winter had kept some of her clothes when the feds invaded her home. Once she was placed in foster, the kids there would get a weekly allowance plus whatever money they had from their part-time jobs. Winter would sell her styling services and let the girls there borrow her clothes.

Loyalty–>She had loyalty to her family. She was defending her mother when she knew she was on drugs. She was hustling to pay the lawyer for her father. That loyalty then turned to disloyalty when Winter started having a relationship with her father’s enemies. She also finds out that her father cheated on her mother and had an outside child, that’s when she lost all respect for him. She still kept him in her heart but she couldn’t deal with his infidelity so she decided to start screwing the enemy. Karma had a way of making it’s way back to Winter when the same guy left her hanging as she was getting jumped and had his drugs on her. He was also selling drugs to her mother. When Winter found out, she was disgusted—by her mom; she never address him nor her mother about it.

In conclusion, any pre-teen or teenager or grown ass woman can read this at point in life. It’s a timeless boo. Yes, it was based in the 90’s but the message still remains the same:

Be Loyal.

Be careful what you do because karma always catches up to you.

Remain humble.

Exclusive Donell Jones Interview on The Gold Spot Podcast

 Award-winning artist Donell Jones graced The Gold Spot Podcast to talk to me about what he’s been up since his last album in 2013. He addresses the music industry in regard to records labels and being independent, artist sampling his timeless work such as “Where I Wanna Be” “Get it Together” and more, AND his new album coming in December.

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The Gold Spot Podcast is Available on all Streaming Networks

Hey y’all!

 

I know it’s been a little minute since you’ve from me on this platform BUT I’M BACK and I have launched my podcast, The Gold Spot.

What it entails is the same thing you’ve been reading on this forum, except in audio version and you actually get to physically hear from your favorite artists. Check out the trailer below and subscribe to The Gold Spot Podcast on all streaming sites.

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Meg Thee Stallion and Cardi Dropped a Much Needed Collab “WAP”

The collaboaration that we’ve all been waiting here is finally here. Meg and Cardi finally dropped their song “WAP” today anddddd ISSA HIT!

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In this day and age, female rappers are always pitted against each other an with that comes beef. For instance, there was the Remy Ma and Nicki beef then the Nicki and Cardi beef. Even though Nicki and Cardi collaborated on “MotorSport” together, it was mainly for the fans and not a genuine connection/collaboration. Luckily the narrative is changing over time; artists like City Girls have collaborated, Nicki Minaj and Meg Thee Stallion; and FINALLY Meg and Cardi.

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The two ladies sampled Frank Ski’s “Whores in this House” but it  has its modern touch to it. The video is EVERYTHING from snakes to splits…

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To other female artists…

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And a random appearance from Kylie Jenner 

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Anywho, after a long day of folks debating on how “hot or not” the record is, Danii Gold approves. Men talk about their dicks and promote drugs, but it seems as if when women do it, they’ve looked at differently. Women are keeping that same energy as men and there should not be a double standard to it.

More importantly, there was unity in this video, women coming together, having fun, shaking their ass, and then some!

What are your thoughts on the video?? Comment below and let me know! 

Teyana Taylor “The Album” Review

Teyana released her anticipated lengthy album a week ago on Friday June 19th and she definitely made up for the seven song KTSE album. After taking a full week to listen to the 23 track album, I can give a legit review. Teyana has been on an incline for the past 2-6 years from acting in the VH1 show Hit The Floor, to her album VII in 2014, then KTSE in 2018. 

This album starts off with the audio of her giving birth to her first child Junie, in which her husband Iman helped deliver in their bathroom. You can hear the excitement and emotion from him and it’s a tear-jerker just listening to it. The next song “Come Back To Me” has a vocals from Junie and a Rick Ross feature. This song is special because it’s something that everyone has dealt with– a relationship or situationship that could or could not be meant for you, but if that person is meant to be with you then he or she will come back into your life.

She has a lot of female influences on this album such as featuring Erykah Badu on “Low Key” which is paying homage to her song “Next Lifetime”. Another influence was Blaque’s song “808” in her song “Boomin;” “Ever Ever” which is a Lauryn Hill “Sweetest Thing” sample; “Try Again” –clearly an Aaliyah & Timberland sample; and “How Do U Want It” is sampled from Total and Mase’ “What You Want.”

A few others include “Friends,” sampled from Musiq Souldchild’s “Just Friends.” “Made It” has the Juvenile “Back That Azz Up” sample. The last song on the album was sampled from a 1970s group called The YoungHearts and their song “We Got Love.”

One of Teyana’s powerful songs is “Still”; in a recent interview she said it’s not about wanting love from someone but instead being Black in America and crying/wanting for love, hope and peace. Majority of the album is about love, relationship ups and downs and happiness of course. She did not disappoint with the album and you can tell she put her best songs on this thang. 

What are your thoughts on this album?

NO NEGATIVITY ALLOWED BECAUSE IT WAS PERFECT! 

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