New R&B Podcast [August 5/12]: “OVO Fest Review + Soca Edition”

Sorry to delay the podcast by one day, but yesterday I went to Drake’s OVO Fest concert and I wanted to put a review up while it was still fresh. Also on this week’s podcast we feature the new Drake/Aaliyah song, talk about Usain Bolt, Gabby Douglas’ $90 Mil & also how a woman can tell when a man is no longer interested in her.

So, what do y’all think about the Drake/Aaliyah song? Hot Or Hot Garbage?

I know I slaughtered all the soca singers names and the titles of their songs, but I tried dammit.

Do you think its acceptable for Christians to play Mas?

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This Is Your Conscience

When Lincoln Anthony Blades is not writing for his controversial and critically acclaimed blog, he can be found contributing articles for Uptown Magazine. Lincoln wrote the hilarious and insightful book "You're Not A Victim, You're A Volunteer: How To Stop Letting Love Kick Your Ass". He is also a public speaker who has sat on panels all over North America and the Caribbean.


  1. lincolnanthonyblades

    08/06/2012 at 6:36 AM

    Ladies & Gentlemen, Feeling The Aaliyah Track? Do You Think Missy/Timbaland Should Be More Involved?

    • Jess

      08/06/2012 at 3:17 PM

      I thought the track was hot. Contemporary. Relevant for 2102. I still think Missy could hang. But Tim should definitely have a seat. Now, will I still be feeling it by December? Ehhh… probably not.

      • lincolnanthonyblades

        08/06/2012 at 3:50 PM

        Really? Why Do You Say Missy Could Hang But Timbo Couldn't?

        • Jess

          08/06/2012 at 4:07 PM

          Because eventhough you can pinpoint Missy's style. She still provides a fresher , more energetic presentation. A blend of Missy and Drake would be a unique of our nostalgia for the 90's, Aaliyah,etc and still mesh what we call music right now. Tim's stuff in the last 6 yrs has been all about chant-like beats and moans in the background. #weirdness Just not feeling it.

          • lincolnanthonyblades

            08/06/2012 at 9:33 PM

            The One Thing I Don't Like About The NEW Missy's Production Is That It Doesn't Seem As Energetic As The OLD Missy's Production.

  2. petersburgh

    08/06/2012 at 8:48 AM

    Nice podcast today Lincoln. I always expected Bolt to win but it was funny how I only saw the "true fans" AFTER he won update their BBs and so forth. There is a verse in Revelations that basically separates God from revelling so that's probably where they look at that from. I think Christians are free to their opinions and that includes both pro and anti Mas ones and until my relationship with the Great Spirit is stronger I will leave it at that.

    I'm not a Drake fan but he's what's hot now so use him and those multimillionaires egos are way bigger than ours "down here" so a conflict will always happen in the case you described. The song is okay to me.

    I'm not talking about Gabby

    Yes ya have ta come home and enjoy the festivities next year man. The soca podcast was nice

    • lincolnanthonyblades

      08/06/2012 at 1:54 PM

      Thanks For Listening Fam.

      Crop Over Was Nice This Year I Heard. You Got Smashed Didn't You??

      • petersburgh

        08/06/2012 at 1:58 PM

        Yeah though I must point out that last night was the first time I actually saw more than one performance lolSent from my BlackBerry® wireless device from LIME.

        • lincolnanthonyblades

          08/06/2012 at 9:31 PM

          Aiight So Next Year I Know Who I'm ROlling With LoL

          • petersburgh

            08/06/2012 at 10:34 PM

            Ort denSent from my BlackBerry® wireless device from LIME.

  3. Jess

    08/06/2012 at 3:27 PM

    *Jess leafs through extensive notes on podcast*

    Okay. Although I don't advertise this I actually work in my church. I lead a group of youth weekly in empowerment, esteem,etc. I can only speak for myself. I am apart of a ministry where we understand that you live in a very real world. So I (or my pastor) do not pretend that life doesn't happen. We encourage the kids to make good choices for them. If you have a destructive streak and certain behaviors are a byproduct of your atmosphere then …Yes. We say avoid those situations. That is all. As much as I love your point of view on almost everything I think that you might be pigeon-holing the pigeon-hole. Not all church's are the same. But this is a very long discussion. So that is all I'll say about the subject except… Like the whole "Chik-fil-a issue". Freedom of speech is just that. Whether I think your right, wrong, confused or just an idiot. PC or not. I have the right to speak my mind.

    • lincolnanthonyblades

      08/06/2012 at 9:31 PM

      I Can Agree With That. But His Take And Other Pastors Who Co-Signed That Really Bothered Me, Not Because Of Their Disapproval, But Because Of Their Dismissiveness And Inability To Form A Cogent Argument.

  4. Roxx

    08/06/2012 at 4:33 PM

    LOL i loved this podcast! i died laughing at ur OVO comments!

    • lincolnanthonyblades

      08/06/2012 at 9:28 PM

      Why Didn't You Come To The Show??!

  5. mena0406

    08/06/2012 at 5:44 PM

    High-larious take on 2Chainz :-) When i found out his age, i was beyond disbelief. The same thing for Nicki Minaj. I just couldn't believe it.

    I went to a Drake concert here in the DMV. 2Chainz, Future, and J Cole were featured while Drake was the main performer. You couldn't understand a word of what 2Chainz or Future were saying but J Cole and Drake did a good job at enunciating their words. Drake put on a really good show and I had a blast.

    Nice podcast.

    • lincolnanthonyblades

      08/06/2012 at 9:30 PM

      Wait How Old Is Nicki?? And Who's Future??? I'm Out Of Touch On These New Dudes..

      Thanks For Listening Altho I Doubt Soca Is Played Too Much In The DMV

      • mena

        08/07/2012 at 5:44 AM

        Ms. Minaj will be 30 at the end of the year. I swore she was 24 bc I just knew a grown woman wouldn't act the way she does.

        I was wrong.

  6. Kam

    08/06/2012 at 10:09 PM

    I wouldn't say Drake is the most talented. I would say he is the most current. I listened to the Aaliyah song and I would say 7/10 because the 40 beat sounds redundant. I felt I was listening to successful, the calm, club paradise all over again.

    • MistaHarsh

      08/06/2012 at 10:31 PM

      I agree 40's production sounds the same it only works with drake because his flow takes the song many place while the beat is just a backdrop. Putting an old recording to a beat is just stagnant.

    • lincolnanthonyblades

      08/06/2012 at 11:15 PM

      Drake/40 Are Above Missy & Timbo Right Now In My Opinion,

      I Think An Aaliyah Record Should Be More Of A Collaborative Effort With A BETTER Executive Producer – But Drake Is A Better Option Than Those Two.

  7. MistaHarsh

    08/06/2012 at 10:45 PM

    I disagree with the drake Aaliyah argument. eminem was also the hotest out at the time and he RUINED Tupac's posthumous album. No one can picture Pac working with Em its not organic it was an obvious move to sell the most amount of units and because that was so plain to see it wasn't well received by the fans.

    Remember Drakes fans arent necessarily Aaliyah fans. But Aaliyah fans are Missy and Tim fans and also long for that nostalgia. Also how can Drake Executive produce? He's not a producer and it can't write songs for Aaliyah to sing like he did for A Keys because she's dead. So what touch can he add other than rapping or monotone singing over a 40 back drop? Correct me if I'm wrong but Drake didn't executive produce his own albums so how did he earn this opportunity? It would be ok if aaliyah could sign his lyrics and be in the studio feeding off each other but posthumous doesn't allow for much drake to touch.

    • lincolnanthonyblades

      08/06/2012 at 11:23 PM

      Remember I Am Stating This Point Based On The Three Of Them Being The Options.

      I REALLY Liked Aaliyah's 2001 Album But I Remember Timbaland And Missy Beefing With Her Management Over The Album And That Has Left A Sour Taste In Their Mouths. Not Only Are They LESS Talented Then They Were Years Ago, But They Are Embittered Too.

      As Far As Creating A Hot Album I Think Drake Can POSSIBLY Do A Better Job Than Missy/Tim.

  8. Jess

    08/07/2012 at 12:34 PM

    Tim will be involved after all. :(

    • lincolnanthonyblades

      08/07/2012 at 12:44 PM

      I Wonder If That Will Change People's Perspective On This Album Now

  9. MzDebbieFields

    08/08/2012 at 12:16 PM

    Soca music is fun! It's my first time hearing it LOL

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