Do you ever find yourself listening to ridiculously old music? There are some songs and artists that just stick in your head and show themselves ever-so-randomly.
Nostalgia has hit South Africa radio stations hard these last few months for different reasons. Bra Hugh, Hugh Masekela, one of our biggest Jazz artists recently passed on. He's like the Ray Charles of SA. Okay not quite, he played flugelhorn.... anyway, Johnny Clegg has officially retired and Brenda Fassie's son is working on a movie celebrating her life.
As radio was force feeding me these old tunes, I found myself picking up my old mp3 player. While on charge and about 5% battery life reflected, I connected my headphones and started listening to what I was listening to in 2006 or so.
Ey man... Nelly Furtado and Timbaland were on fire.
I'm a producer and I started making beats at roughly that time so nostalgia hit me hard.
Honestly, I miss the Old Nelly Furtado. Nelly, Timbo and Danja really need to reconnect. I made a live remake video of Promiscuous Girl by Nelly Furtado a while back and I thought it would send you down memory lane.
Let me know what you think in the comments ;)