Latrice McGlothin

Songwriter/Recording Artist/Performer

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!

 Sisters celebrating Valerie’s Graduation

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

#MotivationMonday - When everything seems to be going against you - think about this...

Hello everyone,

"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it."

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This quote motivates me to remember that my dreams, goals and work is uniquely mine.  Some folks may not like it, buy in to it or support it but that has got to be ok with me because I believe that it will reach the audience, group or person it is meant to bless, I just need to do my work.

Let's focus this week and let nothing stop us!

Ciao!

Latrice

McGlothin's 15th Wedding Anniversary

You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear. —Anonymous

 

Hello everyone,

Today is my 15th Wedding Anniversary and this quote brought me to tears because this is how I feel about my husband.  Even though he is fine and dresses very well, our relationship has a language and communication all its own.

We met at an all-campus gathering for our church and the first conversation that we had once we started dating was about the purity that we would uphold in our dating.  Having both been in a myriad of bad relationships, we mutually agreed that holding hands was the most intimate that we would get. 

Our first kiss was on our wedding day 8/16/2003 and we haven't stopped.

Our marriage has been tested in many ways and we have experienced life, death, heartbreak, exuberance, joy, disappointment and success. Through it all we strive to communicate continuously, pray daily, remember each others love languages, laugh loud and seal it all with a kiss!

He is my best friend, my protector, my spiritual leader, my lover, my Boo!

Here's to 115 more years!

Ciao!

Latrice

#ThrowbackThursday - Back in the Day in Milwaukee

                 Back in the days when I was young I'm not a kid anymore             But some days I sit and wish I was a kid again

Hey Everyone,

Who remembers Back In the Day by Ahmad?  Wow, great song, great memories and great video.  

 WNOV Stage - Latrice & Zonda

WNOV Stage - Latrice & Zonda

My cousin and I on an adventure (no doubt) while my Dad was at work. Ahh, to have those days back again.  What is your favorite childhood summer song?

Have a great Thursday.

Ciao!

Latrice

Latrice McGlothin is featured in VoyageLA Magazine

Hello everyone,

I am bursting with excitement to tell you about VoyageLA Magazine and share with you a series entitled "Inspiring South Bay Stories" which today features an Interview and photos of me - Latrice McGlothin

A few months ago while reading an article on my friend Sukari Reid-Glenn, I learned of VoyageLA Magazine and the wonderful value and opportunities that they are providing to local  inspiring professionals, influencers, entrepreneurs and independent businesses in Southern California.  In June, a member of the Editorial staff reached out with a request to interview me.  The digital process is easy, engaging and all designed to help us the independent business owners tell our story and share our works.

I am very excited and proud of this piece and encourage you to reach out to VoyageLA Magazine to tell your story, share your business and passion. 

Thanks VoyageLA Magazine for shining light on my journey.

Ciao!

Latrice

#MotivationMonday - First they ignore you...then you win!

Hello everyone,

Happy Monday!  Yes, its a new week to consider your choices, navigate your path and step forward boldly.  

So many times as a entrepreneur, leader and teacher the dreams and visions that I have are misunderstood, not believed, challenged, ridiculed and brushed off.  I have had to learn to be selective in my sharing, to pray and nurture my thoughts and ideas until I felt proud of them, am ready to share and then let them fly.

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This quote adequately describes the process of bringing something to life from thought/inception and development to roll-out and presentation.

No matter what phase you are in, your dreams are uniquely yours and you know how the story ends.

Let's have a productive week.

Ciao!

Latrice