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Flying Lotus – “More” feat. Anderson .Paak (Video)

Of all the things about this… the anime visual, the perfect fit and vibe with .Paak… the one with the most ‘wow’ factor is that we get new music from Flying Lotus. And, yeah, we already knew it was gonna be dope. Bet the upcoming album will be, too.



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Sheila “The Diva” Lewis Remembers Being A “Soul Train” Dancer (Video)

Mm mm mm. The Diva was fine back then, and aging like fine wine! ‘Soul Train’ was so beautiful, so important. And the dancers made the show. Shelia Lewis speaks on her ‘Soul Train’ experience.

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Original Soul Train Dancers Speak On What It Took To Dance For Don Cornelius & ‘Soul Train’ Back In The Day (Video)

We taught America to dance. We taught the WORLD to dance!

Ahhh, so Doc C. brought the Soul Train line to TV straight out of Chi-Town. Learn about that and more about this quintessential part of our Culture in this mini-doc.

From the days of Motown to the birth of Hip-Hop, the “Soul Train” dancers look back at their time on the show and reflect on how their experiences transformed Black culture.
– Soul Train


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Toro y Moi – “Ordinary Pleasure”

Do not attempt to adjust the horizontal… (is that TV reference too old school? Yes, maybe?) Cool ‘visualizer’ effect to deliver some cool audio stimulation. Not ‘ordinary’ no matter what the title is.

“Ordinary Pleasure” is taken from Toro y Moi’s forthcoming album, ‘Outer Peace,’ out January 18th on Carpark Records.


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Anderson .Paak – “Anywhere” (Live Performance) [Video]

If you saw ‘The Daily Show’ with .Paak on it you will get why Trevor Noah was speechless. Ha! But this performance was dope on that level regardless.

(The crowd certainly was not ‘speechless.’)

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Tuxedo – “2nd Time Around” (Video)

In the mood for some more Tuxedo II? How about some cute af Honeyz moving and grooving oh so playfully in sexy knock-around wear? Yeah/no? Actually, this happening so you might as well enjoy some dope music and visuals like you know you want to.


– @ojones1

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NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series Presents: Tuxedo (Video)

A Tuxedo Tiny Desk Concert? Best ticket you didn’t even have to purchase. Check it out!

When Tuxedo arrived at NPR and Mayer Hawthorne spied a small ‘Ho!’ button sitting on Bob Boilen’s desk, he immediately beamed. “We use a big ‘Ho!’ button on tour,” he said. They didn’t bring a drummer, opting for a boombox — yes, a real boombox playing a real cassette tape, kids — and it was nostalgic delight from the start of the cassette’s hiss. The band was tight as ever, while their ace in the hole, Gavin Turek provided dance moves and the sweetest harmonies. Tuxedo set things off with a fan favorite from their first album, along with two [more] before closing it out with a red light special. It’s one thing to go against the grain for the sake of it — and another completely make it good. In this Tiny Desk concert, Tuxedo accomplished both.
– NPR Music


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Tuxedo – “Fux With The Tux” (Video)

Y’all know we “Fux With The Tux” heavy around here, right? You should…



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Tuxedo – “U Like It”

We’ve posted on Tuxedo (Jake One and Mayer Hawthorne). Heard this song a while back recently. And it popped back in my head. Struggled all weekend trying to remember what it was called and where I heard it.

Once I got my ‘memory back’ I went on a brief Tuxedo binge. So, yeah. Expect the fruits of that this week. Gonna be all good though. Admit it: “U Like It.”



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Bri Steves – “Jealousy” (Video)

Maybe “They Don’t Know…” about how Bri Steves can take a classic R&B jawn, shave off the slow drag parts, add copious amounts of funky spice, double the sexy, and serve it hot on these streets! But they should. Why not start with this “Jealousy” video and learn though?


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Miguel – “Python”

New sound for his ‘Ascension Tour.’ Okay then, check out the latest leak from Miguel. Something entitled “Python.” Real new, still cool.

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The Internet – “Come Over” (Video)

DOPE! And Syd directed this. Cool. The Internet’s visual for “Come Over” – off the new album “Hive Mind” (due out July 20th).


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DJ Fudge – “Freeplay Friday” (May Edition) [Mixtape]

So this runs like a Mother’s Day mix, but it’s a May mix. This extended holiday being the start of the ending for May… we ought to be able to rock out to this. Yeah, shout to DJ Fudge, One Captain Productions, and I Lex Project for this!


Deshun – “chooselove” (Prod. By Z-Wil)

Tell me what you really do for love…

Salute Deshun. This “chooselove” work done with producer Z-Wil is worthy. Nice funky bop to the song. For grooving at the crib, or rolling out spontaneously, pick this one!


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Bootsy Collins – “Worth My While” feat. Kali Uchis (Video)

This is the school for fools in love… Welcome to my Milky Way, baby…

Preach AND teach it, maaaan. Soooo f**king FONKAY! Talk that funky stuff, Bootsy! Smoke ’em if you holdin’… Or you can vibe ’til you’re high if you don’t. Kali Uchis in the funk-a-tron making that sweet, that sweet, that psychedelic funky stuff, too. Give it!

Enjoy the trippy visuals for the title track of Bootsy’s latest album.


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Rock/Funk: Prince – “Automatic” (Video)

Ah, old school Prince. Man.

Visuals for “Automatic” by Minnesota’s (and the world’s) own Prince. May the Purple Rocker reign forevermore #RIPPRINCE

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A Look At The Upcoming “Betty” Davis Documentary (Trailer)

Hmmm. Now this is interesting! Scuttlebutt around the Interwebs is that this was supposed to come out as a project called “Nasty Gal” but is finally seeing the [Festival] light in this form. Above is the trailer for Phil Cox’s upcoming Betty Davis documentary, They Say I’m Different.

She dropped MAJOR names at the end (Miles, Jimi) and put her name right up there with them, didn’t she? Dope. But maybe some folks are not knowing about the funk for real… yet! Wait and watch for this. Like the rest of us. Should be well worth it.

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Flying Lotus – “Post Requisite” (Video)

What y’all know ’bout that Flylo fam? Dope instro’s, right? Hope you know. But in case you are new to the work, this “Post Requisite” instrumental vid will do it for ya. Proof!

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Funk/Soul: Thundercat – “Show You The Way” feat. Michael McDonald x Kenny Loggins (Video)

Okay… Thundercat is OUT THERE! See, “Them Changes” was already… er, eccentric. Well, this is a sequel to that; and it is CRAY in the best way. Like features (and actual appearances) from Doobie Bro Michael McDonald and Kenny “Footloose” Loggins. REALLY the best way. Awesomeness from the ’80s travels to the future to continue our tale of the armless Samurai.

(Yeah. Just watch!)


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DJ Rasta Root – “One Musicfest 2017 Official Mix” (Mixtape)

The homie Rasta Roooot! Dude went across the spectrum, up & down the music levels, and swept the corners out the club for this mix! J.I.D. to Jill Scott… with some Thundercat, Kaytranada, Syd, Tank And The Bangas, Too $hort, and even Migos in here. Definitely a trip. A hip trip cued up for you to enjoy.