The Generation of Infamous

A Journey Of Love & Relationships Through Black Music

Followed by this recent post : A Moment Of Truth & Clarity

Love is a battlefield .

In the 80’s , It was the most popular song preformed by Pat Benatar that was later on sampled by My Favorite DJ\Producer\Rapper Pete Rock on the record with CL Smooth on “The Outsider” album as one of his best creations .

It’s very hard today to find a good and descent relationship especially with dating apps like Tinder , OkCupid , Bumble , other dating websites that guarantee you a perfect match from a Computer Love , back then we couldn’t know that everything will be digital , But Roger Troutman & The Zapp Band already predict the future :

So many options to choose which girl you’ll like to get to know better , dating her and having a serious relationship which will lead you & your future woman to settle down for marriage & having kids , having your own family , that’s what I’m whishin’ for myself .

You have butterflies and you are excited for the girl you’ll be with , Here’s One of my Favorite MJ’s Songs from “Invincible” Album , later on preformed by Floetry .

Floetry Version :

Sometimes , Relationships get ill no doubt ,  no matter what you know that you got me , Just like on The Roots entitled track from their 1999 album ,”Things Fall Apart”:

In life we have some ups & down , We’re ordinary people eventually ,sometimes we need a certain direction ,  Just like on John Legend’s track from his  2004 debut album , “Get Lifted”

Another song that I truly love is “Whatever Happens” , which is the 15th track from Michael Jackson’s 10th studio album, Invincible

The legendary guitarist joined The king of pop on one of the best tracks on the album, It was recorded in San Francisco in February 2001.
“I was very honored that he called me to work with him and I love the song,” said Santana.

The song is about a couple who is hitting hard times, they’re close to break up while the guy is trying to assure his girl that everything will be alright as he’s trying too hard to make her girl happy, but he needs to know that he shouldn’t take the world upon his shoulders and just being with her is what makes him happy.

On a daily basis,  you fight for the one you love each and every day , show her that you still care about her.

Here’s D’Angelo & Questlove covering S.O.S Band’s “Tell Me If You Still Care” in a soulful way , on that moment It feels like a soulquarians reunion .

You need to path the way to her heart , Produced & preformed as well by Rapheal Saadiq alongside the legendary R&B\Soul group –  Earth ,Wind & Fire .

Taken from “Illumination” album that was released in 2005  :

You Want that kind of woman to say to her that you love every little thing ’bout her , Just like on Stevie Wonder’s track , “I love every little thing ’bout you” , taken from 1972 masterpiece album , “Music Of My Mind” .

I want that my woman will always  be creepin’ to my dreams :

Comin’ up as well from the black pool of genius , from the album “Music Of My Mind” , for me a woman should be a superwoman , a woman you’ll always think ’bout her , someone you care.

This rendition to this song by Donny Hathaway always thrills me :

But we always save room for love , save room for the moment to be with her .

Here’s my favorite song from “Once Again” , John Legend’s second album, “Save Room” :

There are times when you need someone , you’ll be by her side , you’ll take chances before they passed you by , there’s a light that shines special for both of you .

Common features Erykah Badu , bringin’ the truth and his perspective on love with classic track , “The Light” , I personally  identify with every single word .

The track originally samples Bobby Caldwell’s “Open Your Eyes” chorus .

I want her to come close to be there , let love come through, here’s another track by Common featuring Mary J Blige  :

Just like my love for hip-hop, for R&B , for soul music , she’ll always be the Love of your life , Here’s my favorite track from one of my favorite movies & and original soundtrack ,”Brown Sugar”:

When you have a long-term relationship , and you feel secure enough to settle down with the one you love , you propose her for marriage , I know it’ll happen for me someday , I have the perfect song for this , I already imagine it and  it’s location , from the album , “Original Musiquarium 1” , Here’s Stevie Wonder’s “Ribbon In The Sky” .

On my wedding day , I know that this next song will be featured as a slow dance , very emotional song and lyrics that makes chills , written & composed by Rod Temperton , and preformed by Michael Jackson from one of my favorite albums which is classic as well aka “Thriller” released in 1982 , this song called “The Lady In My Life” , sampled as well on LL Cool J’s & Boyz II Men track , “Hey Lover” :

Here’s a fun fact : Michael Jackson & I born on the same day , August 29.

Every year , you’ll celebrate as well your anniversary , Just Like TonyToniToné! .

The song became a hit peaking at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number two on the Hot R&B Singles chart. It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), for shipments of 500,000 copies in the United States. “Anniversary” was well received by music critics, including Robert Christgau, who named it the 13th best song of 1993. It earned the group Grammy Award nominations for Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 1994.

After all you’ve been thorugh , all you wanna to do is cherish the great moments in life , as quote the chorus of the song :

cherish the day
I won’t go astray
I won’t be afraid
You won’t catch me running
You’re ruling the way that I move
You take my air

Here’s Sade with “Cherish The Day” , taken from her 1992 album , “Love Deluxe”

the song has another cover by Robert Glasper & Lalah Hathaway from “Black Radio” Album in a soulful way  :


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