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I’ve been in desperate need of some 25’s recently (quick refresher, a 25 is the optimal sound level to play music in my car, loud enough to drown me out). And I was super happy to stumble upon the following by Portugal, the Man. The NPR version is what introduced me and has me hooked but man, I dig the video too.

#iamgrateful and #iamthankful that these guys have been fighting the good fight for 10 years; I’ve benefitted greatly from this song the past week, and yes, I feel it still…

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You love this guy. You love this song. And you and I debated the merits of Prince (my choice) vs MJ (your choice) going back to before we should have been able to…I will say it was while watchin’ NY Rocking Eve entering ’85. Well sis, here you have it, as we step up to what will be a great upcoming birthday,

#iamgrateful and #iamthankful that you are my sis, our sis, and Tito Foi to the max…and know this song might as well have been written by all of us for you Anu Kiran.

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I’m a bit late to the game. I caught the album when it a while back thanks to some folks on FB, but then it just fell off. The past few weeks I’ve found myself skipping my commitment to NPR (this sh*t is just too much for me all the time folks) and wouldn’t you know, some DJs are fanning on this song (I guess it’s a round 3 for it?) Redbone wasn’t my favorite when I first listened to the album but now … it’s past great. I haven’t had a song get this into my bones in years (and when I do it’s rarely a song from today and usually one from 40 years ago). Man, #iamgrateful and #iamthankful for all things Donald Glover, and to my little sis who was on this train following the most talented man in America for, years (2009?)

Anyway …. if you’ve got about 20 minutes, I encourage you to give all of these a listen. He’s coming around to NJ with Dave Chappelle in like 2 months, and I’m trying to figure out how to make it work.

Redbone Album Version (to set a baseline): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp7eSUU9oy8

Gambino Singing “So Into You” from Tamia (skip his live performance on Fallon, I think it was more surprise and hype — this does his voice more justice): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfQHEpf2q8k

Gambino Freestyling just after his last Album):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfM_fb1onoI

How to Construct a Hit (seed, production, evolution of a song): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGKlIJsz7bM&t=5s (this is for Andy Fox)


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