i was speaking with aja of kindred the family soul recently and she mentioned that their debut cd, surrender to love, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year. my initial response was a little disbelief, like, wordddddd?? it’s been TEN years?? it seems like just yesterday when i first heard some of my faves from that cd including “far away,” “if i,” “stars,” “rhythm of life”… actually it’s hard for me to even choose a favorite from this project because it was such a solid piece of work.
to celebrate the anniversary, kindred is planning to release a live cd and they’re in the studio putting together their next project, which the duo plans to drop later this year. so if you’re fans of the family be on the lookout for some great tunes coming from philly’s finest really soon.
musiq shot a video for my absolute favorite song “yes” from his cd musiqinthemagiq. and woowee, this video had me teary eyed!! it’s such a beautiful song lyrically anyway and the imagery is so touching. the video is a tribute to women who have lost their battle with breast cancer, and it features breast cancer survivors from the metro atlanta area. the soul singer recently announced his new role as an ambassador for susan g. komen for the cure, circle of promise, a movement designed to further engage black women around the globe in the fight against breast cancer.
“early detection is the key to winning the fight against breast cancer,” musiq said. “too often, black women are diagnosed in stage three and four when breast cancer is most difficult to treat. some women are afraid to seek treatment for fear of losing their breasts or their hair. one’s physical appearance is much less important than the will to live. it’s time to remove the stigmas that are attached to this disease.”