(This is) What It Feels Like

What it feels like

(Where do we start on this one..?)


With much props to tha True Funk Soldiers at DaBang, I had the fortunate listening Xperience of Prince’s new collabo with Andy Allo in the form of “What it Feels Like“; a 2:58 journey into the metaphysical world of Paisley Park.

Initially, I took the misstep of reading some of the user commentary within the Soundcloud playback platform and happened upon entries like “not much happening in this song- come on, Prince” and “these lyrics are simple and kiddy”.  I had an immediate flashback to tha “grits and gravy, cheese eggs and ham” imagery in “Breakfast Can Wait”.  Now don’t get me wrong – BCW is a jam (no pun intended) but I was somewhat prepared for a prolonged wait for Prince’s return to profound delivery.

The buck stopped here.

This Xperience is surely a room of it’s own within the halls of the Purple Palace, as Prince expounds in nimble deftness, yet within the connotations of current circumstance – our earthly existence and relationship with Love/God as we know it.  It comes complete with biblical reference in the essence of “spreading the Word” and I hope he knows that he’s reached at least one soul with the effort.

This being the case, I can’t say that I’ve been able to put a name to the comfort that I’ve found in this creation, but maybe you can fill in your own blank as to (this) is “What It Feels Likebabe..

with Peace and Love2tha9s-


Purple Rehearsals (EMF Radio podcast)

2tha9s.com is happy to once again feature the (now) 3rd installment of tha “Fonky Xpedition” that we’ve come to know and love from fellow funk brother Mace2theO of EMF Radio.

Take a minute to review the track listing as offered in the back cover artwork depicted below and then scroll down for Maceo‘s link for the joint “collabo” as presented with both-

Peace and Love2tha9s..

*Prince’s rehearsal cover of Aretha Franklin‘s “Baby, Baby, Baby” is included as a featurette to the jam, and I hope you’ll enjoy it as I do..


Without further to do:


City Lights remastered Volume 1: The Dirty Mind Tour

In toasting the return of Silver Tongue as a tour de force of the Purple blogosphere, I’m breaking out the bubbly this fine evening and with an “oldie but goodie” captured live and in very fine form  from The Ritz – New York, NY – March, 1981.  The unadulterated sound of “Still Waiting” takes me back to a time where the needle surely dropped instead a genre driven playlist and the radio carried melodies you could actually share with your kids.  (Maybe just not the full album as the attire of the day suggested below!)

ST has the full scoop on the release to include the “one-click” DL link, as he continually works to make the music “FREE4FANS” when it comes to his online abode for “All things Purple”.

Join me in welcoming the return of Purple House with

Purple House 2.0 

because you just can’t keep a good man down!

As always – with both

Peace and Love2tha9s..