Throwback Thursday | “All Is Full of Love” – Bjork

I’ve been in my feelings lately (I blame Drake) so most of the music I have been indulging in are sappy love songs.

This one in particular is not one that captures many people I know but it is on my top 10 of my all time favorite songs, EVER!

Bjork is an Icelander singer/songwriter who I know nothing about but this song.

I saw this video on MTV a long time ago on a random day at 2am. At first, I was extremely confused and thrown off by the two female, kissing robots who clearly were in love. But after hearing the song again, the video began to make sense.

Not sure where director, Chris Cunningham, was going with this one but here is what I get:

“You’ll be given love, you’ll be taken care of.”

The song is talking about everything being full of love. No matter what you do, where you go, who you talk to, you should do it all with love. Remove all hate from your heart and fill yourself with love and peace. If two lesbian robots can find love and feel loved, so can you. But, don’t you go out trying to rush love. You will be given it when it is your time to receive it.

This video is….different. I challenge you to look beyond the obvious and really listen to the lyrics and understand the concept.

Let me know what you think!

“All Is Full of Love” | Bjork

Unspoken Words Have Proven a Point

If you know me, you know I appreciate good music. Luckily for me, great music is spewing out of a couple guys I grew up with. These guys are on the verge of taking not only hip-hop, but music to a new level.

Columbus, Ohio has many talented artists within the hip-hop realm and fairly new to the scene are Riggz and Madd Rich of the MOB. You probably have seen me mention them on my Nights With Nish: MOB Edition vlog talking about their mixtapes Words Unspoken and Point Proven that were released yesterday as an H$R (H-Madd & Riggz) set. Both mixtapes are PHENOMENAL and very different.

Point Proven

madd richMadd Rich aka H Madd’s first mixtape entitled “Point Proven” is very hard. By hard, I mean not only sweet f***! But hard as in raw….he doesn’t hold anything back. On this mixtape, Madd had the goal of proving the point that he is not one to be overlooked in this industry. This guy is extremely lyrical due to the fact that he has the book smarts and the street smarts. And we’re not talking street smarts like totting pistols and selling dope, we’re talking REAL street smarts. Betrayal, love, friendships, family, being constantly over looked and then finally overcoming it all. These are the things that Madd talks about; real life stories.

To prove to you how lyrical this guy is, here’s a line from his song “Madd City”:

“N*gga 23, but tote a 45, just in case a pussy wit a 9 try to take his prime.”

Think about it and get back to me.

Words Unspoken

riggzRiggz has always been, and probably always will be, a very misunderstood person. He has a persona that gives “jokester” and “ladies man” that has followed him around his entire life and he may never shake it; a lot of people take what they see on the surface and run with it. Riggz takes an intimate approach to this mixtape and allows listeners to get to know the real him. A lot of slow tracks with a smooth vibe; something you can ride out to or stare at the ceiling if you’re in your feelings that day. The first tracked entitled “The Mission”, and the second, “Family First” let you know right there what motivates this man and it is constantly revealed through other tracks like “Letter Home”.

Like I said, both Words Unspoken and Point Proven are the hottest mixtapes out right now but tell a different story. Now, go listen for yourself! You can download the mixtapes for free at Hot New Hip Hop.

Listen, enjoy, and let me know what you think!