Arikaluv

Arikaluv

BandR&BHip Hop

Singer/Songwriter. A heavy soul flava. I'm a mix vocally of Kelis and Chaka Kahn with messages like Jill Scott & Angie Stone. I also perform cover music such as, Wham, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Tyler. Music is Art, Art is Life, Life is what you make it! www.purevolume.com/arikaluv/music

Biography

Unique and creative are synonymous when identifying her sound.
A native of Wash. DC, Arika (sounds like Erika), is now known as Arikaluv aka "DaBarroness".
As a teen, Arikaluv traveled internationally as a member of the MMS concert choir. Forming a passion for all genres of music her own ardor lay with some of her favorites like Donny Hathaway, Bob Marley, Chaka Kahn, Stevie Wonder and India Arie.

Music has been apart of her heart and life always. While overcoming the obstacles of the obvious “to be a star” stereotypes. This soulful song writer/songstress is ready to take the world on like a whirlwind. You’ll feel the depth of her passion in every song, the caliber of her work is truly impressive.

This is an artist with IDENTITY. She is very unique. She has a strong point of view on many different topics. Arikaluv is known in her community for being a trendsetter with the potential of being a great influence in the soul realm of musical culture. She has the power to impact and leave a lasting impression on everyone. Arikaluv is the type of artist that will become a legacy, staying in the hearts and minds of people forever.

Lyrics

Can't Break Me Down

Written By: Arikaluv

Can’t Break Me Down

Put your hands together: come on, come one

It was two when you got home, I pretended to be sleep
I didn’t wanna fuss or talk about what you been doing
You been acting funny, lately you leave the room
When you wanna answer your phone tell me what’s really going on
Someone got your nose open and it won’t be long before you start smelling yourself cause you’re messing with the wrong one

Another potion brewing, you’re cruising for a bruising,
Why you wanna dis me like that, you should have just told me baby
You got my mind racing you got my blood stirring; don’t wanna hear it now,
You had your chance to put it out there

You tried to play it off like nothing happened,
Hoping I wouldn’t say nothing or maybe I’d forgotten,
Come on why you trying to play me son, see I’m the master of this game,
See don’t nothing get passed me, I’m smarter than you think
Go ahead and have your fun I guess by now you’ll know we’re through
I’ll give you one last favor, pack your bags have them at the front door waiting on you

Another potion brewing, you’re cruising for a bruising,
Why you wanna dis me like that, you should have just told me baby
You got my mind racing you got my blood stirring; don’t wanna hear it now,
You had your chance to put it out there

(Bridge)You say, I’m tripping, I say you were wrong, I know your game son, you can’t break me down cause you should know I’m stronger than that

Sock it to me now!
Yeah, it’s me again, the one with always something to say
That’s right you betta look at the caller ID
If you don’t wanna talk to me,
Cause slim Imma blow your damn phone up like Outkast did MTV,
I wouldn’t have to run off at mouth if you keep your slick ass in the house,
I wouldn’t have to act a fool every time a chicken act like she know you,
Damn man you got my pressure up you got me mad as hell
I hate it when a dude make me act nasty stupid and rude to his mom’s and his peeps because this damn shit don’t make no damn since,
So as far as me and as far as the kids,
We can discuss all that shit in front of the judge!

My Emotions

Written By: Arikaluv

I just can’t help it; I’m still in love with you (I’m IN Love)
You take me higher and higher, you take farther than the highest cloud
And when I come down you change your colors, just like I wasn’t even around
And when you say that you love me, it’s all I can do not to weep (you make me cry)
You take me lower, Lower Yeah daddy; I know it’s all a lie
If it were true you’d be a real man wouldn’t you, wouldn’t you, wouldn’t you

Sometimes I’m up sometimes I’m down, I just can’t keep up with you kinda love
You’ve got my mind going in circles, my emotions burning up
Sometimes I’m up sometimes I’m down, you’ve confused me on several different occasions,
First you want me then you don’t could you make up your mind about me and you

You took our love for granted, that couldn’t be good for you (no it couldn’t)
I kept giving you kept taking, that was something that was so typical of you
You always tried to pick up the pieces but you never really wanted too
When you told me you changed, I said that I would trust you
But I was loyal when you weren’t true, I gave you time to prove your love for me
But you blew it off like you didn’t care, didn’t you, didn’t you

Sometimes I’m up sometimes I’m down, I just can’t keep up with you kinda love
You’ve got my mind going in circles, my emotions burning up
Sometimes I’m up sometimes I’m down, you’ve confused me on several different occasions,
First you want me then you don’t could you make up your mind about me and you

We said we wouldn’t fall in love, we said that we would just be friends
But when you said those three little words, you know that changed everything
I’d be wrong if I blamed you, and you can’t blame me, it was just one of those
Whateva happens, happens things, theirs not a lot of math to do
Cause in the end the equation, one and one still makes two, makes two

Sometimes I’m up sometimes I’m down, I just can’t keep up with you kinda love
You’ve got my mind going in circles, my emotions burning up
Sometimes I’m up sometimes I’m down, you’ve confused me on several different occasions,
First you want me then you don’t could you make up your mind about me and you

Yip Yap Chitta chatta you wanted to know what was the matter, But what’s the use if
I gotta tell ya, just means you wasn’t paying attention in the beginning now was ya.
I’m tired of talking, Cause it in through one ear comes out the other
You got a bad habit of saying stuff you don’t mean when you in bed
Especially when you start questioning me, acting like you can’t remember what you said, Keep acting like you don’t remember what you said,
Talkin’ bout you can’t understand me, you can’t communicate with me
It’s kewl though you was a good luva, I know my emotions cause me to suffer
I’m glad that I was of service to you, could be convenient for you,
Jumped when you told me to jump, did what you told me to do
I can’t get mad, just a taste of the real world gone bad.

Show Me Your Dreams (Featuring Tokes Eastwood)

Written By: Arikaluv

Show me your dreams, and I’ll show you mine
Share with me your life and I’ll share mine
I’ll lift you up so we can rise
Feel with your hands and speak with your eyes
All the thoughts that will flow through your mind.

I was stunned to find that you and I had something in common
You were open and I was honest, Down To Earth that’s something
Never would I ever imagine, that I would be seeing you like this
And now the time has come and I can’t resist your love
Your Body Language Is talking to me Go on and give it up

Show me your dreams, and I’ll show you mine
Share with me your life and I’ll share mine
I’ll lift you up so we can rise
Feel with your hands and speak with your eyes
All the thoughts that will flow through your mind.

Male Rap:
Back in the day we used to drink juice & Gin, So tight people thought we was twins to the end, You had my back stashed my yack, When them jealous haters came around you straight blast my gat, After that Bonnie and Clyde when we ride Joe, When that hood rat Kasha, Burnt a nigga you went physco, That’s when I knew the shit might go to a situation, Where we clearly might get in relations, The sensation had a nigga lunchein,
So it seems I disclose the means to show me your dreams

Show me your dreams, and I’ll show you mine
Share with me your life and I’ll share mine
I’ll lift you up so we can rise
Feel with your hands and speak with your eyes
All the thoughts that will flow through your mind.

Female Rap:
All Day long, you in My mind, my heart, my soul
a feeling that takes hold
When I’m with you, I’m fighting to keep control
Of my emotions, I want so bad, Oh, so bad
For you to know my feelings
You know my thoughts before I speak them
You finishing all of my sentences
And even if I close my eyes for the last time
I would still remember your face
Like snow in June or Sunshine on a rainy day
Your memories are embedded in my head
Should I take the chance for romance
or should I stand my ground aw snap, my phone is breaking up!

Discography

Deeper Level
My Emotions
Sweet Sessii

Set List

My Emotions (Remix) - 4:11
Sweet Sessii - 4:48
Can't Break Me Down - 3:18
Sav All My Luv - 4:05
Show Me Your Dreams - 3:25
Reinventmehappy (Remix) 1:51