Curtis Mayfield – Little Child Runnin’ Wild

Oh beautiful brother, for real Curtis you was a genius b and today I want to show tribute. Curtis by far is one of my favorite artists of all time, his music speaks to me in a way that is not only tangible but surreal. I’m not going to get into the psychosis of the shit but he created some timeless music and I’m glad i was able to find it when i needed it most b. This song right here is crazy,  the lyrics i could identify with so much and i was a kid growing up in the 80’s b! Painful rip/ In my upper hip/ i guess it’s time/ to take another trip/

Makings Of You – Strong Arm Steady Feat. Curtis Mayfield

New music from Strong Arm Steady, the Pete Rock produced Makings Of You featuring Curtis Mayfield. 

Makings Of You – Strong Arm Steady

The Joy – Kanye West

The Joy – Kanye West Feat. Pete Rock, Jay-Z, Charlie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield & Kid Cudi

Dope new joint from Kanye West, The Joy Featuring Curtis Mayfield, Charlie Wilson, Pete Rock, Kid Cudi & Jay-Z, produced by Pete Rock.

The Joy – Kanye West Feat. Pete Rock, Jay-Z, Kid Cudi, Charlie Wilson & Curtis Mayfield

Where Love Happens – 2010 NBA Commercial

New commercial from the NBA which has been airing throughout the Finals featuring Deron Williams, Mickael Pietrus and a great song from Curtis Mayfield, P.S. I Love You from his 1976 album Give, Get, Take & Have.

P.S. I Love You – Curtis Mayfield

I Loved and I Lost – The Impressions

Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem In Memoriam:27, 1850:

I hold it true, whate’er befall;
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
‘Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.

Had to slow it down for Valentine’s Day, I Loved and I Lost by The Impressions appeared on 1968’s We’re A Winner.  This song is kind of a bummer but hey, that’s life when you lose your love man.  R.I.P. Curtis you were one of the greats!I Loved and I Lost – The Impressions

Doo Doo Wop is Strong in Here – Curtis Mayfield

“Someday I’m gonna we walking down the streets minding my own business and BAM!  I’m gonna be shot by some pig, who’s gonna swear that it was some mistake.  I accept that as a part of my destiny!”

Short Eyes is the 1977  fim adaptation to the classic play written by Puerto Rican poet Miguel Pinero.  Soul legend Curtis Mayfield did the soundtrack as well as acted in the picture, below is his famous clip performing Doo Doo Wop is Strong in Here along with Freddy Fender on the intro.Download/Stream–>

Curtis Mayfield – Right On For The Darkness

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Dead Presidents may be the first reminder for some of this song but not for me. My father was big on music and would at times lock himself away with a j (blunt) playing classics. This was one of those classics, full of that 70’s soul Curtis speaks with conviction about America, the real America.Curtis Mayfield – Right On For The Darkness