Cassidy, a longtime fan of Soul Train and its legacy, considers the opportunity as one of the highlights of his career, one which comes with expectations he plans to live up. Because I know I'm a fierce queen - and they know it, too. 15. by Ooh, make me feel, make me feel. That's just the way you make me feel That's just the way you make me feel So good, so good, so fucking real That's just the way you make me feel That's just the way you make me feel [Verse 2] You know I love it, so please don't stop it You got me right here in your jean pocket (Right here) Laying your body on a shag carpet (Oh) Prince's genius continues to amaze me. Bowlegged Lou and I became best friends very fast and by the time I recorded my segment for the show with him, his brothers, and his cousin, we had already grown close. A master of symbolic asiatic prose, the member of the reunited 90s super group, The Firm, is riding high off the success of longtime brother in rhyme, Nas' new album cut "Full Circle." Now, he's joined forces with Nigerian superstar Davido—who's fresh off the release of his album A Better Time, featuring collabs with Nicki Minaj, Young Thug, Chris Brown, Nas, and Hit-Boy—for their single, "Activate. With the growing popularity of Pass The Mic, I'm sure many more artists have been receptive to participating in the series. I knew Pass The Mic was growing, I knew Pass The Mic was becoming something greater than I had envisioned, but I wasn't yet thinking about here or how it could live on another type of platform, particularly television. “When I started making a list of potential songs to include in this edition, I realized very quickly that the mass majority of songs on my list were songs that were released in the 1980s and I put them in chronological order. More than just popular entertainers, both artists are using their platforms for positive work. And it became clear at that moment that that was the era that I wanted to celebrate with BET Pass The Mic: Soul Train Edition. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. I was so lucky and so fortunate that the mass majority of the artists I was able to get in touch with right away and they wanted to take part. Never in my wildest imagination, in late April, when I conceived the idea, did I ever think that I would have an entire production company backing my efforts. His brothers, B. So, about an hour later, I got a call from Bowlegged Lou and Bowlegged Lou's personality jumped out of the phone. Let us know how the opportunity to partner with BET come about? “When BET asked me to produce this special for Soul Train night...I really, really felt a weight on my shoulder, in a good way. Janelle Monae Performs ‘Make Me Feel’ at Grammys 2019 (Video) Janelle Monae takes the stage for an electric performance at the 2019 Grammy Awards on … As I continued to produce these episodes I did start to hear from artists unsolicitedly expressing interest to be a part of future episodes and I must say that that has been one of the greatest feelings. When someone tries to throw me shade, it bounces right off. ", Read our full mailing list consent terms here, She continued: "Last night I heard Janelle Monae's new song. This marks her reunion after a 3 year hiatus. Well, I nearly fell off my chair because I was not expecting this call. This was going to be a new process and I had to figure out early on in that process how to not let momentum simmer for one second in those breaks. DJ Cassidy: Well, watching Pass The Mic transform from a living room pandemic-era one-man show into a primetime BET Holiday Special has been truly surreal. I'll never forget the feeling of going back and forth with Teddy Riley and kind of rapping the parts of the song ["Rumpshaker"] with him. Alyssa Edwards TWITTER. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. I remember seeing a Soul Train Line form at Oprah Winfrey's school opening in South Africa, on New Year's Eve. That you're the one for me. And that Naughty By Nature theme song really speaks to my memories as a child watching Soul Train. "He opens his computer and plays a groove. Prince's DJ Lenka Paris elaborated on his contribution in a since-deleted Facebook post, where she wrote that he provided that synth line on "Make Me Feel". “To be contributing something to Soul Train Award night is really an honor and I don't take that responsibility lightly,” he shares with VIBE, via phone. Directed by Joe Pytka. album: "Dirty Computer" (2018) Dirty Computer. I felt a responsibility to put the legacy of Soul Train on as high of a pedestal as I possibly could and I wanted the music on my show (and) the artists of the show to really reflect the spirits of Soul Train.”, Taking place on November 29th, DJ Cassidy’s Pass The Mic: Soul Train Edition (7 pm PST / 10 pm EST) will feature some of the most popular artists from the first half of the 1980s, which Cassidy says is his personal favorite era of dance music, a realization he came to while putting the initial pieces of the puzzle together for Volume 4. I simply decided on a category, an era, or a genre and I made a master list of my favorite records from that era. I had asked DJ Chill Will of Doug E. Fresh fame to help me in recruiting some of the artists for Volume 2 and when I started recruiting in Volume 3 I asked Chill WIll if he knew anyone from the group Full Force, and he said, 'Of course.' ", “The inspiration behind this song is to activate positive energy,” says Stonebwoy in a statement to Boomshots. Michael Jackson, Siedah Garrett. I wanted every song on this edition to be a song who's words everyone knew. Listen to them. So, MFSB, "The Sound of Philadelphia" is this iconic Philly soul/dance record produced by Gamble and Huff. With Michael Jackson, Sean Cheesman, La Toya Jackson, Joe Seneca. I'm sure many people are still getting together in small numbers with their immediate family and maybe some close friends. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? So it turns out that Prince did the music on the new Janelle Monae track, "Make Me Feel", according to his DJ, Lenka Paris pic.twitter.com/FqosHWK5MZ, — Casey Rain | S-Endz | The Neosoulja (@CaseyRain) February 24, 2018, We last tapped in with Ghana's Afro-Dancehall monarch Stonebwoy when he premiered his "Blaze Dem" freestyle on VIBE and Boomshots to follow up the victory lap for his Anloga Junction album. And I believe they do. Taking that a step further, I can't begin to count the number of iconic dance floors that I've instigated a Soul Train Line, and what I mean by iconic dance floors, there have been so many legendary nights that I've had the honor of DJing in which Soul Train Lines have formed. Take A Byte. VIBE is a registered trademark of Vibe Media, LLC. The music, the songs, the artists all had to share a relentless quality, they all had to literally knock you down with excitement, to the point where every time we broke, you were left on the edge of your seat. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel [Official Music Video] - YouTube The singer and actress recently revealed that the late, great Purple One helped her with her upcoming album, Dirty Computer. The way you make me feel like I'm a man The way the sun belongs to the sea Well hey, that's the way you belong to me [Sax Solo] The way you make me feel like I belong And if I could girl though I know it'd be wrong I'd lock you deep inside 'till the last rains fall © 2020 Vibe Media, LLC. As I mentioned earlier on in our conversation, I would've never imagined back in April that I would be premiering my first episode on television. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Make Me Feel. And certainly never on BET and certainly never on their last award show night of the year, and that can only make me believe that the journey is just beginning. Stone and David have known each other as far back as 2015, but "Activate" marks their first time collaborating on a joint single. : 1: Don't Stop Believin' Journey: 1981: Rock: 2: You Shook Me All Night Long The show is airing on Thanksgiving weekend now, even though the world is still in quarantine. February 26, 2018 - 7:10 pm The Way You Make Me Feel is an incredibly good and adorable read, full of yummy food descriptions, and it should definitely be on your summer TBR. 27, 2018 and will be accompanied by a film. He would probably get me for cussin’, but Prince is in that ‘free motherf**ker’ category. Or else, just read this short bit of dialogue in which Jack Nicholson’s character offers Helen Hunt’s character the ultimate compliment: “You make me want to be a better man. Now, for someone that's used to creating episodes with no boundaries regarding time and with no breaks or pauses. To catch up on the God's music history, start with the Full Circle track on Nas' King's Disease album, then go to AZ's debut album, Doe Or Die. And then, I went down that list, one at a time, and reached out to every artist on that list. Make Me Feel Lyrics: Baby, don’t make me spell it out for you / All of the feelings that I've got for you / Can't be explained, but I can try for you / Yeah, baby, don't make me spell it out for you Prince's DJ, Lenka Paris, went into more detail about the musicians' collaboration in a now-deleted Facebook post. That's it!". Crazy, Classic, Life. The Purple One worked closely with the songstress on Dirty Computer prior to his death in April, 2016. When I take good care of myself, it lifts my spirits, boosts my confidence, and makes me feel strong. And that was my goal and I think I achieved it, but I guess we'll know on Sunday [laugh]. Dirty Computer is set to drop on Apr. But, as a kid growing up in the early '90s, I remember when that transformed into a theme song that was performed by Naughty By Nature, and at the time, Treach was my ultimate hero. "It was futuristic and so good," the DJ wrote. A promotional video for Michael Jackson's 1987 hit single "The Way You Make Me Feel." Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Another really special moment was Teddy Riley. A music video for "The Way You Make Me Feel" was released at the time showing Jackson pursuing and dancing with former model Tatiana Thumbtzen. As soon as the synth came in I went 'oh shit! I'm gonna tell you about two things you might not expect me to talk about. The Way You Make Me Feel. With this fourth installment, BET Soul Train edition, for the first time, I had parameters. If you think that Janelle Monaé's latest single "Make Me Feel" gives off Prince vibes, you're definitely not hearing things. 2020 has continuously brought on surprise after surprise for everyone across the world, in so many ways, but I do believe behind the many stormy clouds have been some breaks of sunshine. I didnt have very high expectations going into this book, since I Believe in a Thing Called Love, Goos previous book, was a 3-star read for me. 2. He's just so sexy in it, the way he pursues that girl so aggressively in that video, and the way she so coyly tries to dodge him. Screwed. It's the way you make me feel The way that you make me feel Spinnin' my world around Tell me, how can I walk away? You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. But instead of being a bully, he was the sweetest, warmest, most endearing person that I had ever met on the phone. What are some moments from that volume of Pass The Mic that stand out as your favorites? From that point on, Bowlegged Lou became my unofficial captain's coordinator the same way Chill Will had been on Volume 2. And we're going back and forth, lyric for lyric, phrase for phrase and the 11 year-old in me couldn't believe what I was doing and I feel the same excitement as an adult that I would've felt as an 11 year-old going back and forth with Teddy Riley on the lyrics to "Rumpshaker.". Now, the story of Passing The Mic to Full Force dates back to before I even started filming. Fans of Janelle Monáe’s music were quick to spot its apparent Prince influences thanks to the funky rhythm of that amazing synth line on her new single "Make Me Feel". "I mean, my label Wondaland would not exist without Paisley Park coming before us. “To activate love and to activate on the dance floor and see the combination of Afrobeats and Dancehall take over the world.”. 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