Salakida

Salakida

 Atlanta, Georgia, USA
BandR&BSoul

R&B Flower Child, Goddess from planet RockSOUL

Biography

Salakida is a native of Oakland,California, living in Atlanta, GA. Her talents have allowed her to travel from Alabama to South Africa and everywhere in between, writing and sharing stages with some of the most promising new names in Soul music, as well as some R&B pioneers, including Dwayne Wiggins &Tony Toni Tone, Jaguar Wright, Kenny Lattimore, N’Dambi, Tre Hardsen (Pharcyde), Blackalicious, Anthony David (Universal) PJ Morton, Algebra (Kedar Entertainment), Carol Riddick, and many more. With blissfully anthemic songs like “Good Woman” and the people’s favorite “Sick Days” Salakida has established herself as one to watch. Through her self titled debut “Salakida” we were introduced to her sound, a melodic mix of Soul-pop, hip-hop, rock, and you-name-it that she calls Blippie Funk, or “Black Hippie Funk”. A self described “old fashioned free spirit”, life, love and freedom continue as the main themes on her upcoming sophomore project “The Resurrection. The lead single from the new CD “Heart Attack”, is a tale of heart break that recalls early Prince, accompanied by a hilarious yet poignant video. Salakida’s distinctive soulful yet angelic vocals can be heard gracing the 2008 release from Los Angeles funk-soul band Stone Mecca, “Stone Mecca:First Contact: (Wu-Music Group/RZA), and on producer/guitarist Brandon A. Thomas’ “A Soul Acoustic” (Harmony In Life Records).
For more up to the minute information on Salakida, please visit www.myspace.com/salakida, www.cdbaby.com/salakida, www.youtube.com/salakida and www.salakida.com.

Lyrics

Sick Days

Written By: Salakida

I can't stand working for other people
And everytime I get this funky little check
I walk away with just a bit more than zero
And by the end of the week I aint got nothin left
That's why I'm gonna use up
All my Sick Days
Until I can leave
This Place Behind
I'm gonna take a Paid Vacation
In my mind
'til it's Time.
Ev'rybody always said I had potential
I know there's someone great inside of me
This place has given me inspiration
To be who I really am
Set myself free
So I'm gonna use up
All my Sick Days
Until I can leave
This place behind
I'm gonna take a Paid Vacation
In my mind
'til it's Time.
Said I'm gonna use up
All my Sick Days
Until I can leave this place behind
I'm gonna take a Paid Vacation
In my Mind
'til it's Time.

World is Yours

Written By: Aminah Barry

The world is yours my child, for the taking
You're only feeling left behind, because you're faking
The only one ahead of you is yourself
You know it's just a waste of time competing with anybody else
I know you're mad and green and not feeling gracious
It's hard for you to see your shining greatness
I can't tell you what to do
But if you ever change your mind, see things my way
I'll be waiting here inside, you know where to find me
The world is yours, the world is yours.
You're just confused right now, baby girl that's basic yeah How you ever gonna figure it out until you face it
I can't tell you what to do
But if you ever change your mind, see things my way
I'll be waiting here inside, you know where to find me
The world is yours, yours, yours, yours! The world is yours You don't have to be nothin' naaaawwwwww but yo'self

Discography

The Resurrection, 2010
Stone Mecca: First Contact, 2008 LP, Wu-Music Group/Universal (vocalist/songwriter)
SALAKIDA, 2005 LP
Million Family March Calibicoastal Connection Soundtrax, 2000
"Love Takes Time" Movie Soundtrack, 2002
"Exposure" Movie Soundtrack, 2004
"She'll Never Have Your Love", performed by Gypsy Luv, written by Salakida, 2000
"Diversity", AT&T 2002

Set List

Typical set is 45 min to an hour, mostly originals. Some Favorite Covers, examples:
Still Haven't Found..., U2
Just Me And You, Cassie
Optimistic, Radiohead
Come Together, Beatles
Anotherloverholeinyohead, Prince
Angel, Anita Baker