Latrice McGlothin

Songwriter/Recording Artist/Performer

#WisdomWednesday: Missing Dad

Hello everyone,

In November 2017 I lost my father. A thought and idea that no “Daddy’s girl” ever could believe would be a reality. Tears are never far from my eyes when I recall the childhood memories, parties, music, concerts, lessons, lectures and laughter. My father was not perfect by any stretch of the imagination but, supportive of his family, loyal to his friends and down for his children.

I share this quote, as it captures the stage I am presently in…

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As I began to see my father age and knew that the end was too close for comfort, I wrote a song entitled ‘Superman’ as a tribute of love.

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Take a moment today to tell someone that you love them and appreciate the relationship that you share. Life is precious and very, very short.

Ciao!

Latrice

Election Day: Tuesday, November 6 - An Opportunity to Vote

Hello everyone,

Today is an opportunity for you to go out and vote - let your voice and opinions be heard.

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Here is a playlist to encourage you to research and take action:

Ciao!

Latrice

#MotivationMonday - Learn Something New

Learn something new everyday!

Hello Everyone,

As I draft my schedule for this week, I have several projects pulling on my time and focus. The projects are a mix of ones that I am leading, some are collaborative in which I am a contributor but we differ in opinion in the execution.

For a few days I have had to pray and been frustrated about the projects in which there are differing opinions but this morning I am surrendered. I will speak my truth in regards to the roll-out but, I have decided to also be a learner.

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This quote is my Monday Motivation, a great reminder to be careful what I lend my power too. Learn from my co-workers but to learn something on purpose, the world is bigger than my desk and my to-do-list.

Let’s make today count.

Ciao!

Latrice

#WisdomWednesday - Take time to believe in others

Hello Everyone,

Today I woke up thinking about my Father and how he blessed my life by believing in me. Though he is no longer with us physically, his lessons and love live on.

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Take time today to let your friends and family know that you love and believe in them.

Ciao!

Latrice

Today is #ThrowbackThursday - Sisters are your first friends

"A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost." — Marion Garretty

Hello Everyone,

As I think of my sisters this quote made me smile. Growing up with these ladies Vanessa (to my left) and Valerie (to my left) was and is a delight and a joy.

The picture in white is a Throwback from the time that my sisters treated me to a birthday trip to Miami. Such sweet time, plane drama, airport breakdown, warm tropical rain showers, laughing until we cried, yummy food, all white party…hey the rest stays in Florida!

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Sisters celebrating Valerie’s Graduation

 Though not a Throwback, I couldn’t leave out our sister Deavon (on the far right with the jazzy hair cut)

Though not a Throwback, I couldn’t leave out our sister Deavon (on the far right with the jazzy hair cut)

Do you have sisters? How about a little ‘show and tell’?

Ciao!

Latrice

Lauryn Hill: Miseducation of Lauryn Hill celebrates 20 years

Life is continued work. It's constant learning. The whole concept of retirement I don't even buy into. We should constantly be working. Maybe not physically working, but we could be spiritually, emotionally working toward bettering ourselves and bettering the lives of others around us.       --Lauryn Hill

 

Hello everyone,

Can you believe it?  The Miseducation of Lauren Hill will celebrate 20 years this week - whoa! I remember buying the CD and hanging on every word, loving the graphic of Lauren etched into a school desk, I enjoyed every interesting transition happening in the classroom setting, every single song and its own story and then.... I heard the snaps, drum and bass kick in, gentle vocals by D'Angelo and intro to Nothing Ever Matters - you could have pushed me over with a feather.

Now the skies could fall
Not even if my boss should call
The world it seems so very small
'Cause nothin' even matters, at all

See nothin' even matters
See nothin' even matters at all
Nothin' even matters
Nothin' even matters at all

See, I don't need no alcohol
Your love makes me feel ten feet tall
Without it, I'd go through withdrawal
'Cause nothin' even matters at all

Nothin' even matters
Nothin' even matters at all
Nothin' even matters
Nothin' even matters at all

What - who is this woman I thought?  I knew her rap and vocal skills from the Fugees but the wave of warmth and confidence that exude from the song was (and is) a thing of beauty.  So inspirational, heart felt, real and vulnerable.  

 

 Photo credit Anthony Barboza - Getty

Photo credit Anthony Barboza - Getty

Released August 25, 1998 The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. In the first week, the CD sold 422,624 copies which broke a record for first-week sales by a female artist. - Go 'head Lauryn!

The hit singles from the album were: "Doo Wop (That Thing)", "Ex-Factor" and "Everything is Everything".  

In the years following, drama and controversy surrounded the work. Rolling Stones wrote an interesting article at the 10th anniversary of the CD that share an oral history of Hip Hip with include quotes, lawsuits and challenges that Ms. Hill faced with bringing this album to life.  

Despite the challenges, this album is one of my all time favorites.  If you haven't listened to it in awhile, take a seat and drink it in or go see her in concert with a host of artists for the 20th Anniversary Tour  .

Ms. Lauryn Hill, thank you for sharing you life, love and talent in such authentic, raw and unique ways and congratulations on 20 years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.   

Ciao!

Latrice