I have this new found admiration for my hometown hero Dom Kennedy. I was always aware of his music, but I’ve never giving it much attention until his gem, “All Girl Crazy” came bursting thru the speakers on my Ab-Soul radio via pandora. As I’m vibing along to the song, I notice this familiar chant “oh baby, ohhh baby your driving me crazy” identifying as New Orleans very on Magnolia Shorty. Crowned Queen of bounce (a style of dancing popularized in New Orleans), she was the first female act signed to Cash Money Records. The buzz of her music earned her a spot at famed SXSW festival in 2009. Tragically her life was cut short in a hail of bullets, silencing her voice but leaving her legacy to live on. Dom found something special in her track which birthed his record. Sample Saturday here is……
Dom Kennedy “All Girl Crazy”
Producer: The Futuristiks ; Nick Bronger
Magnolia Shorty “That’s my Juvie”
Rest in peace to Magnolia Shorty and her passenger and may peace be upon her family, friends, and fans affected by her tragic death.