Just As I Am is the debut studio album of American soul musician Bill Withers, released in 1971 on Sussex Records. The album features the hit single "Ain't No Sunshine", which was ranked at number 280 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Booker T. Jones produced, arranged, and played keyboards and guitar on Just As I Am, alongside bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn and drummer Al Jackson Jr. of Booker T. & the . s, with Stephen Stills on lead guitar.
Like Water for Chocolate is the fourth studio album by American rapper Common, released on March 28, 2000 through MCA Records. It was Common's first major label album and was both a critical and commercial breakthrough, receiving widespread acclaim from major magazine publications and selling 70,000 copies in its first week. The album was certified Gold on August 11, 2000 by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Like Water For Chocolate is the 4th album by Common, released on March 28th 2000 via MCA Records. The LP is named after Spanish romance novel Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel, a phrase which originally meant for someone to reach the peak of their anger. However, as he told MTV, Com’s take on it is more interpersonal, connected to his personality and character: I first saw the title and thought that its was real interesting, and I was like, ‘Man, this is different. So, I used Like Water For Chocolate to represent the water side in me, which is a Pisces, and the chocolate represents the soul, the blackness in the music. Across the project, Common discusses a wide range of topics - mainly ghetto oriented - from pimping to Black Panther tributes. The album also boasts his most successful single, The Light, a rare instance of a non-misogynistic romance song in hip hop.
Bill Hicks, blowtorch, excavator, truthsayer and brain specialist, like a reverend waving a gun around. Pay attention to Rant in E Minor, it is a major work, as important as Lenny Bruce's. He will correct your vision. The impact the whole black experience continues to have on all musicians is immeasurable. disappearing machinery that we would no longer be hearing. You know, one thing that doesn't change is the sound of kids getting out of school. Record that in 1921, record that now, it's the same sound. The good thing about these is that they're so raw, they're recorded so raw, that it's just like listening to a landscape. They are like a fountain. The Colossal Head album killed me. Those guys are so wild, and they've gotten so cubist. They've become like Picasso.
Lyrics to Just Like Water by Lauryn Hill from the MTV Unplugged No. album - including song video, artist biography, translations and more! . The album earned Hill five Grammy Awards, including the coveted Album of the Year and Best New Artist. To date, she has won a total of eight Grammys.
The album established him as a leading figure of alternative rap's second generation, not just because of the best promotion he'd ever had, but also because it was his great musical leap forward, building on the strides of One Day It'll All Make Sense. There's production work by the Roots' ?uestlove, neo-soul auteur D'Angelo, the Soulquarians, and DJ Premier