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51. "i ma tell u"
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voodoo compared 2 is generation his genius but compared 2 the classics voodoo has flaws cuz d doesn't let go: i mean playa playa's groove (BIG UP ?UEST!)is my favorite but why d doesn't put a solo or at least 2 cuz the song is long. there's nothin wrong wit a 7 min song but u really have 2 fasten the pace or make the axman go wild!

all 8ters have 2 recognize d 's a hell of arranger (listen 2 the end send it on!)

i think d & ? r makin what prince could not do cuz it was 2 early 4 him: blending funk & hip hop. d & ? does it better than any1. (it's hard 4 me imaginin d w/out his soul bro ?uest)

they'll go further(after 3 records)than prince cuz d is willing 2 learn from every good musicians he meet & ahmir wit his wide knowledge is steering him on lotta directions ("water no get enemy")

D' next studio album: wish list

I know my advice is nothing worth cuz d can't make nothing musically-forced, but i'm a fan -not of the man but the artist, the music, lyrics and voice- so here's what i long for:

1. a d'angelo & the SOULTRONICS album
2. slow songs/delirious funky songs
3. live drums all over the record with ahmir taking care of it ("so we won't see defeat")
4. me'shell co-writing an edgy social song & bassist for most of the songs (don't be mad at me i love pino but me'shell is just a whim of mine!)
5. d's own social songs (but i still need those ass songs...)
6. some psychedelic guitars (jef lee johnson!!! Or vernon reidů They say lewis taylor is very good too !)
7. d should use a vocal guitar (like sly 'the funkiest of all time' stone on "don't call me nigger, whitey") since d first hit the scene at the apollo using old & new instruments
8. two instrumental jam sessions (intro & middle song or end)
9. a lot of solos (guitar, horns, keybs, drums, bass)
10. a saadiq & d song (always banging!!!)
11. a wah trumpet for roy hargrove ( like miles davis' on "on the corner") at least for one song
12. a song with 2 drummers or ahmir overdubbing (see "on the corner" again)
13. another song with the boys choir of harlem, some funkafied-gospel jawn: it would do for "ghetto children"
14. keep on making that sorcery with your vocal arrangements
16. only ONE duet: badu, bilal, angie stone (shut up girls! show love!!!), macy gray, or me'shell...
17. to bring back the real funk in them clubs: outkast

that's how i see it: an album where d produces, writes lyrics & music, sings, arranges, mixes but where a bunch of musicians have a lot of fun(k) & express themselves so girls will start (a lil bit) listening to his music. i think the audience is prepared to listen to new shit, musicians music (i understand it's hard & expensive gathering all these artists for an album but can't a nigga dream?)

"it's not soul but funk with a feeling" (?uestlove)

"We may never make it to the Promised Land, but I assure you we will keep our dignity every step of the way" (?uestlove)

"Smooth is cool, but its never as cool as anything that is raw" okayplayer unohoo

  

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Alan Leeds' Letter to Uptown Magazine... [View all] , BrainChild, Fri May-11-01 05:13 AM
 
Subject Author Message Date ID
can't we all just get along? (c) rodney
May 11th 2001
1
thank you
May 11th 2001
2
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...
May 11th 2001
3
whoa!
octogon
May 11th 2001
4
Alan Leeds is gangsta.
May 11th 2001
5
it's how u play the game
May 12th 2001
7
wow.
May 11th 2001
6
mah lawd
May 12th 2001
8
*Hand Clapping*
May 14th 2001
9
RE: Alan Leeds' Letter to Uptown Magazine...
May 14th 2001
10
interesting view....
May 14th 2001
12
RE: interesting view....
May 14th 2001
13
dear dunny
May 14th 2001
16
Musiq
May 15th 2001
23
      RE: Musiq
May 15th 2001
24
dear prince.......
May 14th 2001
15
RE: dear prince.......
May 15th 2001
18
RE: dear prince.......
May 15th 2001
20
i agree...
May 15th 2001
21
      MY 2
May 15th 2001
22
If those are the only two songs that stood out to you...
octogon
May 15th 2001
25
zillion shmillion
May 15th 2001
26
      RE: zillion shmillion
May 16th 2001
27
      Sound eerily like this...
May 16th 2001
33
      yeah yeah that's cool
May 26th 2001
62
One
May 15th 2001
19
automatic pilot tour?
May 26th 2001
60
RE: Alan Leeds' Letter to Uptown Magazine...
May 14th 2001
11
damn...
obsidian_is_supreme
May 14th 2001
14
LoL "the little guy"...
May 14th 2001
17
Response
May 16th 2001
28
FOLLOW ME....
May 16th 2001
29
RE: FOLLOW ME....
May 16th 2001
30
      more questionable material
octogon
May 16th 2001
31
      come on...
May 16th 2001
32
           Records sold
May 16th 2001
35
                Records sold have nothing to do with opinion...
octogon
May 16th 2001
36
                     OCTAGON
May 17th 2001
43
                          Dear Stop Writing
octogon
May 17th 2001
45
                          Deah SHITHEAD... yeah you OCTABITCH
May 27th 2001
63
                               BWA HA HA HA HA HA....
octogon
May 27th 2001
64
                          STREET FOLK?????
May 17th 2001
46
                          LOL "street folk"
May 18th 2001
52
      perhaps this is our fault
May 16th 2001
37
10 Album Challenge
May 16th 2001
34
let me chime in
May 16th 2001
39
      the only albums that truly sound like voodoo
May 26th 2001
61
?uest, I personally just wanna know....
May 16th 2001
38
jimmy was at show
May 16th 2001
40
      RE: jimmy was at show
TMoney
May 17th 2001
41
      like water for...
May 17th 2001
42
      RE: jimmy was at show
May 17th 2001
44
      RE: jimmy was at show
May 17th 2001
47
      RE: jimmy was at show
May 17th 2001
48
           RE: jimmy was at show
May 18th 2001
49
                maxwell lover speaks:
May 18th 2001
50
                    
                     Stop Frontin'
May 18th 2001
53
                          RE: Stop Frontin'
Princeguy
May 18th 2001
54
                               oh please
May 18th 2001
55
                                    BWAHAHAHAAHA!
May 28th 2001
66
                     RE: maxwell lover speaks:
May 18th 2001
56
                          whatever...
May 18th 2001
57
                          RE: whatever...
May 19th 2001
59
                          RE: maxwell lover speaks:
May 19th 2001
58
Apologizes from a prince "fam"
DoctorD
May 28th 2001
65

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