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Jam of the Day – The Rain Goes On and On

Take that, rain

Take that, rain

Since it’s been raining for like, forever, and it doesn’t seem like the downpours are going to quit anytime soon, we’ve decided to post two jams today, both titled “Forever.” But though they share the same title and essential theme (I love you forever babygirl), the records themselves are, obviously, pretty different. The first track, from Ben Harper, is off his 1994 LP Welcome to the Cruel World. Next up is “Forever” from Ghostface Killah, which just leaked earlier this month and will almost certainly be on his upcoming “R&B” album.

We hope that you can stay dry and enjoy yourselves today, while Ben Harper and Ghostface Killah croon to their “forever” loves in the background.

Ben Harper – Forever:

Ghostface Killah – Forever:

Also, I can’t resist posting this quote from an interview Ghostface did that I read recently on Unkut.com, about his upcoming album and the need to talk about some more serious real-to-life issues:

“It’s my last album [for Def Jam] so I wanted to do the album I always wanted to do, man. You gotta tell the fans that you not gettin’ no younger here – we gettin’ older! And everybody don’t sell crack no more, man. I don’t sell crack, yo. I ain’t movin’ no bricks or none of that other shit. I ain’t shoot nobody in like…since the early 90’s, man. How long you gonna be 40 years old and actin’ like you still sellin’ cracks and you on the block and you doin’ this and you doin’ that when times is more serious, man. We in a fuckin’ recession, B! Ain’t nobody gettin’ no money, man! We gotta stop lyin’ to ourselves and lyin’ to the fans. And the fans gotta stop bein’ so dumb and ignorant, and know it’s time to talk about grown-man situations. Shit that happen in the real life, inside your household, your love life, your personal life, that’s just like, ‘Damn, it’s hard for a nigga to get some money!’ It might be so hard to get some money that your girl might wanna leave you someday because you ain’t get no money like you like you used to be getting’ money! Those are real situations, so I think it should start goin’ back to songs that mean shit. All that other shit outside is just gonna keep us dumb, deaf and blind, yo, and we ain’t never gonna get nowhere.”

Word.

-ev2bk

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Jam of the Day – I Can’t Stand the Rain

Missy Elliot – The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)

Monday. Still raining. Supa Dupa Lame.

-Drew

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Jam of the Day – Fowl Weather/Lovemaking by Candlelight

Led Zeppelin – Rain Song

This song is great for today: “springtime,” “rain song,” I mean come on. But then, you start to pay attention to the video… and you have to stop and wonder, what is going on here? Who shot this footage of geese, malards, and other fowl and decided, “Na, I’m staying in tonight in the edit room to match up these random bird clips to Led Zeppelin bro”? You might say, “Well, somebody’s got to do it,” but you would be wrong.

BONUS RAINY DAY SLOW JAM:
Boyz II Men – 50 Candles

You can’t really hear it on this live version (sorry, couldn’t find the album version), but the very beginning of the song opens with a crash of thunder and some soflty spoken incantations to “just sit tight girl” and various other ways to let you know that you are about to have sweet love made to you, all up over and around your living room, by Boyz II Men. Of course, such a scene requires an absurd amount of candles, but in this live performance the Boyz really want to make it clear that they are NOT fronting, so suddenly 50 real candles appear on stage! Enjoy it on this rainy Friday.

-Drew

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