The Diva Book

A real life behind the scenes look at the life of the International Superstar Sangindiva...

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Blogger Fam... Lend Me Your Ears!!

O.k. yall here's the deal-

First I gotta thank SUPA , CHOC , BKLYN and ILL for asking for music.
Because of these wonderful bloggers I went searching around for some
type of program that would let me upload something for them (and YOU)
to hear. As a matter of fact... because of Supa's post yesterday I found this great site called
It's a site that allows you to make audio messages.
I signed up and contacted them about how to upload my music
and they said that capability wasn't accessible to the general public.

Now being the DIVA that I am-
I politely informed them that I was THE Sangin'Diva to which they
allowed me to be a beta tester for the program!!!

I was able to upload 2 tunes.
I tried for more but it started actin' all bootleg on me :(

Here is where you (my blogger family) come in...
I want your opinion... on any and everything.

These are DEMOS!!
I'm singing everything (even the backgrounds)
I wrote the words (except the anthem- duh!)
I'm artist and I'm sensitive about my shyt so-
PROMISE ME YOU'LL BE NICE!!! (but tell the truth)

The 1st one is my acapella version of the National Anthem...
(yes -I know the 2nd verse is missing- I meant to do that)

The 2nd one is a song I wrote called "Everything"

Aiight family
Get cha' listen on!



P.S. I'm on the road so you've got a few days
to speak your peace!!


  • At 3/21/2006 7:19 AM, Blogger KnowOne said…

    American Idol audience applauds, while Sangin waits to hear from the judges...

    Randy Jackson: "Dawg pound, we got another hot one here."

    Paula Abul: "You sing so effortlessly. When you open your mouth it sends chills. I can fell the emotion in your songs. You are that great talent, no matter what comes of this you are a star, and we will be hearing that song on the radio."

    Simon: "You've, Sangin, Got what i call that IT factor. I could hear that song on the radio right now. The others need to take notice, cause you've just started this competition.

    Crowd: Applause, yelling, and screaming

    Ryan Seacrest..If you want to vote for Sangin, shoot who am i fooling, the only number you'll need tonight, is 1-866-IDOLS10...I dont know what happens when only one person gets votes, but i guess we'll find out tomorrow, when everyone but Sangin is subject to going home....

  • At 3/21/2006 8:35 AM, Blogger Miz JJ said…

    You have a beautiful voice. Wow.

  • At 3/21/2006 9:07 AM, Blogger Mocha_Grl said…


    Seriously. your voice has such a beautiful tone & spirit. If I had any constructive criticism i'd give it, but all i have to say is keep on singing girl!

  • At 3/21/2006 9:23 AM, Blogger Sangindiva said…

    Thank you guys!!!
    I was sooo nervous...
    I was like oh LAWD I hope the family
    is good to me!! haha! You know how us
    artists are!

    @No1-This is soo cute! thank you!

    @ mizjj-Thank you :)

    @ mocha-so you like my tone?
    good to know. thank you!

  • At 3/21/2006 10:56 AM, Blogger KnowOne said…

    thanks, but seriously a very good voice, let me know when you're performing in the dc/va/md area so i can come out and support ya, and of course when the CD drops...

    let me find out you can sing accapoca

  • At 3/21/2006 12:12 PM, Blogger Margaret said…

    I am a long time reader, but this is my first time commenting.

    My daughter was listening to your audio posts and she said, 'wow, she is sure singing beautiful.' Kennedi is 5, and the most honest person that I know. I couldn't agree more.

    Let me know if you come to Europe.

  • At 3/21/2006 2:46 PM, Blogger T. Cas said…

    Your songs are great. You really are a Sangin diva. I love the song that you wrote.

  • At 3/21/2006 5:33 PM, Blogger Isha said…

    Hey lady! I've not listened to a note on this page but KNOW the songs you posted are DA BOMB!! "Well how she know dat' if she ain't heard the music?" the blog famly may ask...CAUSE I GOT THE CD IN MA CAR and it's the only thing I listen to right now!!! Until she can get more up...y'all don't know what you missin!

    Nah, nah, na' nah naaaah!

    Dancin', singin, and showin' off!
    Love you girl, can't wait to sing all the songs from the radio!

  • At 3/21/2006 5:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Terrific girl. Kieep singing. MaDuke

  • At 3/21/2006 6:53 PM, Blogger Supa said…

    WOW is the word of the day.

    Ms. Shannon - The Creator has blessed you with such an AWESOME GIFT. I got chills while listening to these tracks!!

    You have more talent than 95% of these female "singers" that I hear on the radio. And I'm not gassin', you girl. No lie!

    (you put me in the mind of a unique blend: part Mini Ripperton, part Amil Larriuex (sp?), part Vivian Greene, part Tamia)

    FAB-U-LOUS! So, where can I buy your cd??!!?

  • At 3/21/2006 7:26 PM, Blogger :her soledad: said…

    Well my daughter ran into the room, looked at the computer - eyes wide - and said, "Mommy don't you want to see her too?!" Which means she is ALL into it!

    From one singer to another, you have a great gift and a stunner voice. Keep doing your thing.

  • At 3/21/2006 7:33 PM, Blogger mrpunchcar said…

    wow sis. i wanted to come on and say something smart - perhaps secretly hoping u'd suck to justify my pissy mood for no apparent reason - but damn. u remind me of that sis that used to perform with groove theory, actually. amiel larieux, not to be confused with mario lamieux the hockey player. i know i probably butchered both their names but the point is u could blow, ma. and that better be you. don't be milli blog manilli up in here, yo!

  • At 3/21/2006 9:36 PM, Blogger Miss Ahmad said…

    that's the best singing i've heard all day! what an amazing gifted singer you are...what a blessing, i can't wait to be sipping on a martini listening to you blow somewhere!

    you go girl!

    damn damn damn! this is awesome!

  • At 3/22/2006 3:16 AM, Blogger Ladynay said…

    What an awesome post to come in on! You truely are one SAAAAANGIN' Diva!

    You know not everyone can SANG!

    The only thing that I wanna add that may get me kicked off your blog is that you kinda do what everyone else does to the anthem ('specially "us")...add to much flavor to it.

    I gotta go to work, but I'll hit the other song up later!

    Keep posting the audio as much as these systems will let you!

    You've definitely been blessed with a voice Miss Lady.

    You have one more fan.

  • At 3/22/2006 5:50 AM, Blogger Lāā said…

    Wow, you have a very beautiful voice. You have such a clear singing voice. I don't know much about music but I know what sounds good and you sound good.

  • At 3/22/2006 6:14 AM, Blogger antneya said…

    LOL...very nice....Thanks for the comments on my page as well I am blushing lol....

  • At 3/22/2006 6:20 AM, Blogger Bklyn Diva said…

    SHYT.. u can SANG.. u can really SANG.. not no bullshyt.. WOW..

    maybe you can hook up with my boy Carter andya'll can do a duet

    Oh wow.. I mean like daaaaaaaaaaaaamn..

    GIRL.. yeah Ok.. Imma be a backup dancer K :)

  • At 3/22/2006 6:41 AM, Blogger KnowOne said…

    oh lord bk, sitch-yo ass down, lol

  • At 3/22/2006 8:31 AM, Blogger Lunatic ILL said…

    Beautiful... All i can Say...

  • At 3/22/2006 8:37 AM, Blogger NegroPino™ said…


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  • At 3/22/2006 9:09 AM, Blogger Sangindiva said…

    I am not being an attention slut... TODAY.
    I am on the road and didn't bring my laptop
    because the schedule is too hectic this run.
    I hopped on the computer at the buisness center
    to check my mail and such. Is anybody in VEGAS?
    I'm here until friday then Florida, then Philly-
    hit me up yall!!
    I can't comment indiviually today-
    this shyt is chargin' me by the minute-BASTARDS!!!!

  • At 3/22/2006 11:13 AM, Blogger That Girl Tam said…

    Well have a fabulous singing voice! Being a HUGE music lover, I don't throw that compliment around too often. Who needs Americal Idol when we've got a Sangin Diva?

  • At 3/22/2006 12:44 PM, Blogger Phantom of the Bordello said…

    HOLY SHIT! I have goosebumples. That was amazing! That's you? You don't need no estinking Idol show, you need an agent.

    I want to hear more..., much, much more!

  • At 3/22/2006 7:48 PM, Blogger boybrown said…

    All I can say is can I have you in my group!!!!!! Your voice is phenomanal. I am an avid lover of excellent singers. You make it seem so easy. Please post more..I would like to get that as an audio file for my collection. Please tell us that your major is music. Don't let a voice like that go to waste. Also, thanks for commenting on my blog

  • At 3/22/2006 7:59 PM, Blogger Joel Randell said…

    as soon as i heard the opening notes of the star spangled banner your voice's melody and range moved me. same with the second song. i should've heard you long before now! i agree with no1special...american idol needs you!

  • At 3/22/2006 8:36 PM, Blogger Knockout Zed said…

    That "Everything" song is the joint. From the singing to the lyrics. To paraphrase Jack Nicholson in "As Good As It Gets", you make a cat wanna be a better muthafucka. Nahmean?


  • At 3/22/2006 10:06 PM, Blogger Butta said…

    Shannon, you are one talented sista. I am so impressed with your vocal skills. I had no idea what your voice was going to sound like and you exceeded my expectations. Some backup singers need to stay in the back, but you truly need to be front and center, girl. I would love, love, LOVE to hear you live (I better get word when you're in the DC area!) and also add your CD to my collection. Make it happen!

    ROFL @ no1special's AI transcript.

  • At 3/23/2006 12:02 AM, Blogger meljoy said…

    Okay, I love music, soI will def have to check this out. I must admit my heart is set in stone to rock music, but I have little branches in my heart of hearts for other stuff :-)

    Thanks for checking out my blog!


  • At 3/23/2006 12:04 AM, Anonymous crystal said…

    Hey Sangin'Diva! Nice job-- what a powerful and lovely voice you have :) Good luck with your singing career, I've no doubt you'll go far!

  • At 3/23/2006 12:26 AM, Blogger Darbs said…

    What an amaazing truly are talented! Best of luck to would definitely be a part of my rotation!

  • At 3/23/2006 4:50 AM, Blogger nikki said…


    girl, i almost cried when i heard you kick the first note. i LOVE IT! please let me know as soon as you've got your album coming out!

  • At 3/23/2006 7:09 AM, Blogger SistaGirl said…

    WOW girl!!! The name is no joke, sangindiva for real. I'm glad let you be a beta tester so we could hear your voice.. Please post more and let us know how we can support the blogging dangindiva

  • At 3/23/2006 8:36 AM, Blogger Angie said…

    Where is your recording contract.... Girl that was amazing. Just tell me when the Cd comes out..WOW

  • At 3/23/2006 8:42 AM, Blogger Unsaid said…

    my son and i just listened to you SANG that anthem. We both sighed deeply at the end and you made my 5 year old say with a whisper..."that was great". Then he asked if we could call you lol...your voice is so beautiful and smooth. FLAWLESS!!!! I am in awe!

  • At 3/23/2006 8:55 AM, Blogger Honey-Libra said…

    In the words of Randy Jackson....DAWG!!!, DAWG!!! DAW!!! that's all I can say.

    But for real girl...I loved your rendition of the was soulful yet not too ghetto (you know how some people are) are doing some big things and I know I so look forward to more posts with your sangin voice (lol)

  • At 3/23/2006 9:06 AM, Blogger Freaky Deaky said…

    You have a very pleasant and beautiful voice.

  • At 3/23/2006 1:49 PM, Blogger Paula D. said…

    Eyes wide open over here...your voice is amazing!

  • At 3/23/2006 2:09 PM, Anonymous MzJonz said…

    Hey Sangin...girl, when I heard you all I could do was make that face that we all seem to make when we hear someone singing their FACE off up in a place. All frowned up and stuff...girl, that was simply beautiful. Best wishes in ALL of your endeavors! Just remember the source of your gift and sky's the limit for you!!

    Be blessed!

  • At 3/23/2006 8:26 PM, Blogger Single Ma said…

    Absolutely beautiful...

  • At 3/25/2006 8:20 AM, Blogger TTD said…

    LMAO @ N1S... i dont have speakers to listen.. but i'll take everyone's words for it

  • At 3/25/2006 11:59 AM, Blogger Nichelle said…

    Very nice! Your voice is so pretty!

    I'm so glad to see that singer/songwriters are finally making a comeback!

    I don't have any constructive artistic criticism for you. All I want to say is KEEP ALL OF YOUR PUBLISHING! It's all about that creative control and I know you know that. I'm an artist too and I get sensitive about other artists not controlling their sh*t! LOL!!

    Make sure you post something whenever you're performing in New York.

  • At 3/25/2006 7:48 PM, Blogger sweetie kia said…

    Hey Sangin,
    First of all, thanks for the kind words you said about me in your blog (not that I twisted your arm or anything). But you know good and well that I taught you the ABC's of whether or not you heed to the ABC's is entirely up to you...but at least you can't say you haven't been taught. OH WELL!
    Secondly, what started off as a joke is now becoming a reality. I am starting my own blog entitled "Diary of a Happy Black Woman". I haven't started writing the blog yet but when I do, check it out at I am going to eventually tell the big secret of WHY I AM SOOOOOO Ridiculously HAPPY. This is all your fault Sangin I've got blog fever.
    Lastly and most importantly, your songs are simply lovely. God has blessed you with a most beautiful gift. To whom much is given, much is required. God knows the plans he has for you and your lifes journey. His timing is impeccable. Your part of the equation is listening to his voice and following his lead. He has already given you the gift.
    Okay, wait a minute....there I go with the ABC's of life again. I better start working on my own blog. (smile)
    Much love and success to you,
    Sweetie Kia

  • At 3/25/2006 8:45 PM, Anonymous Berry said…

    Everything is beee-uuuuu-teeeee-fullll! Forget AI, give this girl a record contract now. Go mama!

  • At 3/25/2006 8:56 PM, Blogger ProfessorGQ said…

    I actually like your original got talent for real!

  • At 3/26/2006 7:40 AM, Blogger Will said…

    Whoa! Is all I can say (Wait, who am I kidding? I got more ... LOL)

    Your version of the national anthem reminded me of Tamia (which is definitely a compliment, the girl can blow!). Just amazing! Absolutely loved it.

    OK, so when I come to Cali, I'm gonna hit you up and see if you're performing. And if you ever come to New York, please let me know. I wanna hear this gift in person.

    Like Butta said, you need to be up front and center! For real!

    Love your blog. Keep sharing ...



  • At 3/26/2006 4:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Love the second, keep up the good work

  • At 3/26/2006 9:30 PM, Blogger California King said…

    You know that there is no other, with that special touch your voice can bring. I wanna know when does the albumn drop? I wanna be first in line.

  • At 3/29/2006 2:45 PM, Blogger the AfroDivas said…

    Hi, i was jus browsing your site and i think you have an amazing voice...i really love the song that you wrote yourself!!!

  • At 3/30/2006 4:08 PM, Blogger the AfroDivas said…

    I hadn't even come across your blog until you posted a comment up on my fellow divas post... your voice is amazing. To tell you the truth I was a bit hesitant to listen because I wasn't sure whether you were blowing your own horn... but damn girl... you are blessed. keep doing what you're doing... and if you're ever singing in LONDON again... please let me know... I know the whole AFRODIVAS camp would love to come and see you perform.

    - Gabrielle

  • At 4/01/2006 4:06 AM, Anonymous Chris said…

    You should be on American Idol. You truly have a beautiful voice.

  • At 4/12/2006 9:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Girlfriend you have a wonderful voice and I know that your blogger family is behind you 100%. My grandmother emailed your link to me. I just want to take time to say that I hope to hear your music go worldwide. You have a voice that I would love to hear on a cd to play over and over again. You are in my prayers. Good luck to your success.

  • At 4/18/2006 1:21 AM, Blogger "JC WECKER" said…

    Dearest Sangindiva, wow, what a beautiful voice!!! I listened to the samples appearing on your blog and really, I'm pleasantly surprised by your professionalism, your feeling is fantastic, you are a talentued artist! Please, could you tell me more about you?...

    A new song on which I'm working at present in studio called " You and I United, We Are Humanity " will be soon on-line, I'd like that you give me your feeling in feedback after listening, thank you so much sister!
    Until then, let there be light on your way, receive my best thoughts!!! You are welcome in my univers ;-)

  • At 10/01/2006 7:13 AM, Blogger eclectik said…

    Oh my damn.

    1. Ask and I shall recieve (Good that I read in order of the message)

    2. Oh my damn....flawless.
    You're voice is the soundtrack to my Dime Lines posts...color me impressed.

    3. Oh my damn.

    I think I just may heart you.


  • At 2/06/2007 12:14 AM, Blogger Trent Jackson said…

    I just creamed on myself.
    Hurry up and get to the studio so I can have you on my show!


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