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donnie-cd-coverthumbnailYesterday, me and thousands of other Twitzens witnessed what the good folks over at Soul Bounce cleverly termed the analog girl giving birth to digital baby. Erykah Badu and Jay Electronica welcomed their daughter into the world at 1:30pm and live tweeted the entire experience. Erykah announced early yesterday morning that she was in labor and Jay took over from there, keeping us abreast of her dilation, contractions, and all the other pleasantries that come along with bringing crumbsnatchers into the world. As you probably would have guessed, she gave birth at home with a midwife. Jay said it was the best day of his life. Made me misty.

I’m anxiously awaiting a name which I hope they will also share with us first. Erykah joked after the birth that they had chosen Twitty Milk. Well, we think it was a joke.

I felt as if I was there. You would have been too if you were on Twitter. I’m sayin.

I was estactic to hear last week that Maxwell would be headlining the Essence Music Festival in July. I better have an album in my hand by then!

When I got a gander at the rest of the lineup, I promptly began making arrangements to be there. When everything is finalized, I’ll be SCREAMING it from the rooftops.


I’ll be seeing Al Green, Anita Baker, John Legend, Brand New Heavies (!!!), Robin Thicke, En Vogue, Teena Marie, Eric Benet, Janelle Monae, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Zap Mama, Lalah Hathaway, oh and Beyonce and Solange.

Finally, in case you didn’t watch the Super Bowl preliminaries yesterday, I just had to share Jennifer Hudson’s rendition of the Start Spangled Banner. In case you’ve been living under a rock, this is her first performance since the tragedy that struck her family which would have taken most people out (including me). She looking absolutely beautiful and the strength of her voice and spirit literally sent chills up and down my spine and brought tears to my eyes. Honestly, I can’t think of a better performance since Whitney Houston in Super Bowl XXV back in 1991.

Bless America and Jennifer. Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Steelers fans. Especially you, Mike Tomlin.