US Artist Kameelah Waheed has released acclaimed singles such as ‘Holding On’ and ‘America the Beautiful’ (North Street West & Bruise remixes). More recently, she worked with Beyonce collaborator and international DJ / producer, Honey Dijon on Defected Records and has a current collaboration out with Wade Teo, ‘La De Da’, on Nervous. As her new release with Andrew Sant, ‘Love Honor Respect’, drops on F*CLR, DMCWorld goes back to mine withKameelah Waheed.
Alicia Myers – I Want To Thank You (Original)
The opening guitar riff is the hook for me, it makes me want to know what happens next. The lyrics speak to being grateful for the most-high and the theme of finally obtaining true love resonates with me.
Alicia Myers "I Wanna Thank You" (Heavenly Father) 1981
Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive (DJ KaktuZ Orchestra deep house remix)
This is my go-to song for encouragement, upliftment and a reminder of who I am. Ms. Gaynor digs soul deep in her delivery and I love that it is danceable.
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive - Dj KaktuZ Orchestra - deep house remix
Cajmere featuring Dajae – Brighter days (Underground Goodies Mix)
This is a classic, I love how it builds and by the time the vocals drop I can’t resist moving. It feels a bit tribal.
Cajmere ft. Brighter Days (Underground Goodies Mix)
Sade – Paradise (Original)
The Jazzy up beat tune is a head bop, Sade is beautiful and graceful and the lyrics portray the feeling of falling in love (“I give you the world if it was mine”).
Sade - Paradise - Official - 1988
Portishead – Only You (Original)
The touch of hip-hop with that beautifully eerie hypnotizing voice left me astonished and wanting more of Beth Gibbons.
Portishead - Only You
Lil Simz – Offence (Original)
When I heard THIS! I had to let anyone who would listen, hear this. It’s always awesome to hear a good female emcee and the track is great, you hear everything, the strings, bass, drums, a little bit of keys but well organized. Love it.
Little Simz - Offence (Official Video)
Skunk Anansi – Weak As I Am
Hard to pick one, I simply Love Anansi. A tight rock band led by a Black Female was the first for me, her vocals pierce through your soul and the lyrics are REAL is the cherry on top.
Skunk Anansie - Weak
Too Short – Blow The Whistle (Original)
The beat is classic! Old school hip-hop! Enough said!
TOO SHORT - Blow The Whistle (Official HD Video)
Jill Scott – Golden (Original)
The original has always been an anthem for me. Life is what we make it, freedom is precious, not to sound like a cliché but this speaks truth to me.
Jill Scott - Golden
Byron Cage – Presence Of The Lord Is Here (Original)
Ain’t nothing like a good praise song! Gospel music keeps the spirit of good music alive!
The Presence of the Lord Is Here
Andrew Sant, Kameelah Waheed ‘Love Honor Respect’ is out now on F*CLR Records.