Bonita is mixing for the Lord

I’m making a little music mix for a thank you at the church. Are you scared? Don’t worry, I can keep it clean. If fact I welcome the challenge, I’ve been wanting to make more family-friendly mixes.

My criteria was simple, I picked songs that open my heart and bring tears to my eyes. Good music has a way of doing that, there’s a reason it’s a crucial part of the worship experience. I’ve long used music to uplift and inspire, I’m honored to share some songs that move me and make my heart sing.

After the jump, three more songs to uplift you and bring joy to your soul.

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Slick Rick tells a Childen’s Story

It’s important to know the source material. I guarantee you have heard Slick Rick in one form or another. Whether it’s Snoop Dogg or Notorious B.I.G. covering La Di Da Di or Tricky covering Children’s Story or any number of  songs that give a shout out to Slick Rick, you have heard Rick the Ruler.

This video showcases Slick Rick’s gifts: an artful storyteller dripping with confidence and debonair style. With his clear flow and playful rhymes, he makes it looks easy. It’s not. Slick Rick is a story-telling super star, known for his dexterity, cleverness, wit, articulation and fluidity.

After the jump, I’m going to share three of my favorite tributes to Children’s Story. And I’m going to tell you a story about Slick Rick, an early hip hop style innovator.

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