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Wut My Name is?

If we were made in His Image then call Us by our name, most intellects do not believe in God but they fear Us just the same! My cypher keeps moving like a rolling stone! What in the world is Badu talking about? Yall just sanging and sanging? Who’s the “His“? Who’s the “God“? and most importantly who’s the “Us“?

The Image!

Let’s break that thang down the “His” we are the majority made in the image of the one true God, Allah, Buddah, Muhammad, what ever you choose to call him, I know you know somebody that looks like Him.  And I know you know somebody who doesn’t! Ya dig!

The Us, is me, you, he, she, him, and her! Those of you have been oppressed because of your natural “image”, HIS image. Feel me! Yes I am talking about you, walking round here thinking you free cause you think you earned a degree! So quick to turn your back when she and He, was there with you when you were wearing payless shoes! Now look at your attitude, so damn rude and cruel.  Wake  you intelligent FOOL!

Badu speak to people please! See usually I don’t do this but Imma hit wit a blast from da past! On and On- Baduism, then I want you to Jump up in the Air and you bet not brang you ass down! Ya heard!

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Now Playing: Get MuNNY

New AmERYKAH Get Naked Round dis Bitch!

Um… If yall ain’t went and copped that New AmERYKAH Part 2 , Imma say it like Badu “that’s terrible itnit” Sholl is! If  the first single Window Seat didn’t get your panties in a bunch I am sure the video did with all the hoopla the media is trying to create about it. I was talking to a customer service rep with Verizon Wireless today. His name is Brandon while I was waiting on Brandon to review my account; I simply asked “hey Brandon you got Badu’s new CD?” He said “Nope but I heard the video was a must see” I said “Indeed it is” and I asked for his email address and sent him the link to Badu’s Window Seat Video!

So Brandon I hope that inspired you and if it didn’t let me give you some more reasons to go out and buy the CD not now but rite now!My personal favorites:

Badu said “look nicca you coming round here acting like you want this, yo you don’t wanna fall in love with me! Cause I’m tellin you off gate I’m crazy! (slow sangin and flower brangin if my burgular alarm starts ringing) Yall I don’t think she talking about ADT. Nicca play with me if you want too. (Your funeral)!

Badu’s you know you wrong for this one! See first I thought Badu was telling this guy “dude I ain’t going now where I love you”! You Got Me! Wrong! Badu like nicca as long as the MuNNy is right! You can’t turn me away! I will do whatever it takes to stay in the running. Watch your back dudes she got her fingers crossed behind her back waiting on you to drop your stack!

This one is so deep! Ladies I really hope you are listening! Men this could be for you too I don’t want to give it all away but listen! When she sits down and focus on what it is you are doing to her “get of my knees” she’ll remember who she was before you built that wall!

That’s all Imma give yall gone on and cop the CD! It comes with the lyrics put on your thinking caps cause there is a lesson to be learnt!

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CIAA, 2010 Charlotte, NC

I’ve tried to enjoy myself and live life on the “wild side” during the CIAA this year here in Charlotte but my stalkers, Just ain’t having it. If you follow me on Twitter , I know you’ve read my rants about the day party @ Ruth Chris I went to hosted by a local radio station here in Charlotte.  If I could tell you how they (my stalking fans) follow me you’d think I was crazy but no matter what. They seem to find me.  All I wanna do is have a lil fun with out the babysitters who’s job it is to ensure I don’t run into any celebrities because they don’t want me posting pictures up on the internet because it makes them (my stalking fans) jealous. Well look at this stalkers!!!!

@ Best Buy the same radio station hosted this event!

I am not knocking the Radio Stations or it’s personalities I am and will always be a fan. It’s just crazy how they(my stalking fans) do things!

On my way to a party hosted by another radio station here!

So I was was thinking about adding accessories to this “fit”. I decided to change my plans and just find a party! Just show up somewhere! Hmmm them damn stalking fans of mine showed they natural asses and followed me!

Just chillin, chillin, mindin my business...

I asked for a Grey Goose and Pineapple! They gave me Water Goose and Pineapple wasn’t nothing Grey about shit in my cup!!!

After drink 2, do I look drunk? Hell no...

For the price I paid I shoulda been walking round that mug talkin about “I need to get to 445 Kane Road”!!! “Call me a cab round this mug”! I was sober as hell! And this is how it looked in the room I was chillin in!

Music bumpin these mugs at the Buffet Table! WTF

Man let me go find some action! I see these stalkers getting ready to ack a damn monkey!

DJ Kool "Im bout to turn this mutha out watch and learn, Short Chain!"

Man when I walked up in this room DJ Cool was just getting up to the turn table to rock the Party!!! Ya, heard the whole scenery changed when he started spinning!!!

Let me clear my throat! Let me know if you Good to go! I say Hold Up!!

It was a wrap after that! To view more photos on this event please click here Arra Da Flygurl!

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Sade’s Music 1984-2010, A Fountain of Youth

Yall, Sade’s Soldier of Love, the first single from her new album also titled  Soldier of love, I tried real hard not to like. Imma keep it real but I couldn’t help it. Sade just blows my mind every single time she has dropped an album. And personally I don’t think she gets enough recognition. How many albums can you drop in the CD player and just let it ride? Only people like Lauryn Hill, Sade, Erykah Badu, Mary J. Blige, Beyonce’s Dangerously in Love yes, Bee I’m still rocking to your first solo album.

I’m riding in the car with my Mom just zoning cause the radio station in Charlotte V101.9,Preston Miles (radio personality), had a Sade, Soldier of Love, listening party. I had to share it with somebody cause you don’t let people miss out on a good thing so I immediately sent out a Tweet alert: @Unclerush @revrunwisdom Ummm Sade’s having a listening Party in Charlotte Tune in to V101.9 Right now! I CAN DIG it Sade! 4 Eighty!

My personal favorite is BabyFather“Your Daddy knows (you’re a flame), Your Daddy knows (you’re a flame)… your Daddy loves comes with a lifetime guarantee“. Preston I think you said track 3, Morning Bird, was your favorite I feel you homey but Babyfather just speaks to me. I remember a few years back I would go and sit out in my car and listen to music (Sade, Beyonce, Mary, Lauryn Hill, Musiq Soulchild, John Legend and others like them) while meditating on my day, the past week and days to come. One night my aunt comes outside, with her nosey ass. She was observing because I don’t like too much conversation when I’m in my zone, my aunt says “I think that music blows your mind!” I turned to her and said “is it that obvious?”  Yo, she still didn’t get it. I bet she understands now! Hey I challenge you to see for yourself. Let Sade blow your mind check out all of her music by clicking here (Sade)! Or let Arra Simmons blow your mind with my personal Sade mix Sade 1984-2010! The choice is yours!

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A Pastry Run By Arra Simmons

Running inside the mall! Time to get the Pastry

Today I had a craving for some Pastries Shoes, so I went to the Northlake Mall after searching and searching for all over Charlotte for the right pastry shoes for my appetite.


When all of a sudden I came upon a store I went inside and what did I find?

I love the Colors...So sweet!

After a Hard day's work. You deserve a Treat!

Yo FloridaBoy! How does it look?!!!

Can I do some research and get back to you?

You just got to love it!

Go Hard for Dem Pastries!

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A Celebration of Music From the Civil Rights Movement

PBS.org Presents:

In Performance at the White House!!!

Can you say give me that Old Time Religion, meets Rhythm and Blues, meets Rock and Jazz just to name a few… With performers such as

This award-winning Gospel music singer and radio show host has been amazing audiences and listeners for years with her trademark pioneering spirit and boundless optimism.Yolanda Adams, hosts, “The Yolanda Adams Morning Show” personally it’s one of my favorite radio shows, the very inspirational “Points of Power“. Yolanda “Big Sister” Adams even be trying to get her Gospel Rap on yall. It’s very entertaining and inspirational with Comedian Marcus D. Wiley and Bishop Secular, lawd have mercy. Having just released her first book, Points of Power, she is slated to release her next recording this year. Big Sister is always teaching, sharing and providing advice for us mother’s, she is always mentioning her beautiful, gifted, nine-year old princess, Taylor Crawford, the joy and love of her life.

Natalie Cole, The daughter of the late great Nat King Cole, Natalie has been entertaining us for years with soulful, smooth tunes like Miss you like Crazy and I’m Catching Hell… yea takes me back too… Natalie’s Still Unforgettable album released on September 9, 2008 , earned a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Artist, she also won two Grammy’s that year.

Jennifer Hudson my sister, she keeps blessing us with that lovely, soulful, strong voice! And I am Changing from the Movie DreamGirls… Yes I know bring tears to my eyes every time I hear it!!! Girl can sang!!! Thank you my Sister I need to hear that song sung exactly like that!!! Also an NAACP Image Award and Soul Train “Entertainer of the Year” Award winner, Jennifer’s now ready to make the same kind of impact on the world of music she’d made on the silver screen with the much-anticipated release of her sizzling Arista Records debut album. (Hello)!!!!

These are just of few of the many talented artists who will be performing in a nationwide, broadcast concert  “In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement,”  Queen Latifah and Morgan Freeman will be guest speakers. Tune in on February 11, 2010 click here to check your local listings.

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Can I Get a Window Seat, Erykah Badu

Badu’s Hot new track it’s the HOTTness!!!

Check it you heard it first hear Erykah Badu’s First single from her up and coming album, Part 2:Return of the ANKHCan I get a window seat, don’t want nobody next to me… I just want a chance to fly…. Man I’m feeling it it’s in heavy rotation on my playlist can you dig it!!!

I need you to want meeI need you to miss meI need yo attention.. I need you next to meI need someone to clap for me.. I need your direction…. Lissssssseeeennnnn!!!! Click the following link and just sit back and relax!!!

Window Seat

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