Sunday, March 25, 2012

Song of the Week- You Got Me

I'm not sure if I have adequately conveyed how much of an impact music has on my life. I've had a love affair with music since I was a child. The first song I remember loving was Toni Braxton's "Seven Whole Days". Ah, the memories. And still today, everything around me can change but my love for music has always remained a constant. I know I sometimes link to a song here and there but I thought I would start regularly memorializing some of the songs that I love. This is kind of a big deal for me because I like to keep songs that most people don't know about as my own little hidden treasures, but I am willing to share....a few.

This is a song that I listen to at least two to three times a week. It's from a live show that was obviously unbelievable. Each time I listen I wish so bad that I had been at the show. I respect the song because it also speaks to the politics behind the music industry. Erykah badu got the privilege to record the studio version and take the credit but Jill Scott was the one that wrote the song. The politics. The politics. Which version do you prefer? Erykah's or Jill's?