A few months ago, after the Trayvon Martin incident, we asked readers of Drfunkenberry.com to send in photos of them in hoodies and we would use it for a future project. That project is a special cover of the Lalah Hathaway "We're All In This Together" song featuring Shelby J., Anthony Hamilton, Take 6 & Crazy Ned.
We caught up with Shelby J recently and talked about Trayvon;
"We must continue to fight for the Justice we need in this World for all of God's children. Trayvon will not be 4gotten or the 100's of other "Trayvon's" that don't get justice."
Also, Shelby told us that the world should get ready for her first upcoming solo album entitled "Just Shelby" and it WILL be released this year.
Shelby's team is currently weighing her many options for who will have the honor of distributing this cd full of as Shelby says "songs with purpose, sayin' somethin', ya dig. Not just rhyming words with no message!"
Shelby believes in true substance over flash in the pan style or "a look" that's here 2day...4gotten about next week! Like Adele said, "She makes music 4 the ears not the eyes". But Ms. Shelby is Very easy on our eyes.
I know folks will feel the depth of soul, struggle, joy, love, determination & experience in her music. She states
I write it, produce it, & stand behind it! A true artist paints their OWN picture."
This being said, I did hear a rumor that some of Shelby's many musical friends may be making guest appearances on her project. But not too many, she says. "I don't get when an artist puts out a record & has a guest artist on like 8 out of 10 songs. I never understood that. Aretha didn't have to do it."
You can also download "We're All In This 2gether" free HERE!!-DocFB
FREE Download! “We’re All In This Together” Feat. Lalah Hathaway, Shelby J., Anthony Hamilton, Take 6, & Crazy NED
Here is "We're All In This Together" remix by Lalah Hathaway, Shelby J., Anthony Hamilton, Take 6, & Crazy NED.
NPG member Shelby J. was asked to be on the remix by Miss Hathaway herself. Lalah opened for Prince & The NPG on some "Welcome 2 America" dates last year.
We talked to Shelby J. about the song and she said "The song has a healing power. I can listen to it over and over and it just makes me FEEL GOOD and it reminds me what is IMPORTANT in life and how we are ALL connected on the Earth, therefor we must CARE for each other & Love one another. No matter what color, race, religion or location!!"
"We must stomp out hate, and teach our children to LOVE their fellow man...It is the only way we will have a better future. Because....We're All In This 2gether!!! Ya Dig???"
It is no coincidence that you see some of the stars of the video and others wearing hoodies. This is a big shout out to Treyvon Martin.
There is a huge message in this song and that is why the song is available as a FREE download.
Shelby explains "Good music with a good message is like water...we all need it. You could drill a hole in a boat if you want...but we will ALL sink!"
The video is powerful and directed by Shelby's friend and musical collaborator Butter and co-directed by Trevor Gale.
Shelby J. is currently rocking Australia with PRINCE & The NPG on the Welcome 2 Australia tour and receiving rave reviews. There is MUCH more coming from Shelby J. in 2012 and we are excited about it all. Shelby J. is the truth and and her voice and spirit need to be heard by millions! She is the real deal inside and out.
We are loving the Lalah Hathaway jam with Shelby J., Anthony Hamilton, Take 6, and Crazy NED. We hope you dig it too!