Missy, Lil Kim, Da Brat, Yo-Yo, Lady of Rage, MC Lyte and Total took to the stage to pay tribute to Kool and The Gang with a performance of “Ladies Night” at the Soul Train Awards. Eric Benet sang the lead to the original song and Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes was acknowledged for her part as well. It was the first time in 16 years they had performed their hip-hop version of Kool and The Gang’s 1979 hit.
Monthly Archives: November 2014
Bobby Caldwell’s “What You Won’t Do For Love” was a success for him and the legendary TK label owner Henry Stone. The song also made him the rare white artist to be accepted in the R&B world in the ’70s. Caldwell and Alfons Kettner co-wrote the romantic anthem as an attempt to create a hit for the album of the same name and it became Caldwell’s signature song. Caldwell has recorded almost 20 albums since 1978’s “What You Won’t Do For You Love” and written songs for Al Jarreau, The Commodores, Chicago, Boz Scaggs and Peter Cetera. 2Pac, Aaliyah, Goldie, Phyllis Hyman, Boyz II Men are some of the artists who have sampled and covered “What You Won’t Do For Love.”
Minneapolis rapper Muja Messiah raps about the politics of American money with Brother Ali and Boots Riley on “Pocket Full Of Slave Owners.”
God Kissed It The Devil Missed It is available on iTunes.