Some art you don’t mess with… unless you are going to put it in another frame so we can appreciate it even more. Enter the re-framer starRo with his remix to Frank Ocean’s “At Your Best” version.
You like? Let meeee knoooow… Hahaaaa!
Aptly named after the eclectic, downtempo vibe; this album delivers rhythmic instrumentation, stylistic samples and timely features. ‘Modes of Chill’ uses musicality through Jazz, Hip Hop and Soul influences to explore the different layers of ‘chill’.
– King I Divine
Rico Love from the NOLA (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA) takes a fire track by the One and only Jake Uno… and does it righteous. Beautiful music and a beautiful honey make for a hella hot video (above). Oh, and that beautiful music? Get your copy of “Somebody Else” off iTunes (via link below) whenever you are good and ready.
Yoooo! It’s “The Return Of The Boom Bap” … so to speak. DJ [my brother’s name is] Kenny Parker uploaded a jewel from 1993 for all the Interwebs to enjoy. This unreleased “Late Night” is the Blast Master going on and on with all the buzz and crackle that’ll make everyone who tried to rap back then reminisce. A treasure from the Golden Era that did not make “The Return…” LP.
KRS-ONE – LATE NIGHT
Toronto (Canada) producers Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman. AKA Majid Jordan. AKA Producers and purveyors of some pretty dope music; like this “Forever” single (music video appears above). Off “A Place Like This” – the EP (stream below).
Dude is absolutely killing the moves everywhere in there!
The groovy Erykah Badu gets a new groove (a renewed groove) with this remix to her “Bag Lady” hotness by Pazmal and Corey Chase. Truth is WE get a groove made new again… AND a FREE download (hit the link below).
My favorite Little Dragon song re-interpreted just for sh*ts & giggles…Enjoy.
Polo! You probably know a producer or two who does stuff just because. But, in large part because they are not Marco Polo, the result actually sounds like it was sh*ts & giggles. No disrespect. Just saying.
Such will never be the case for Marco. The “Twice” track by Little Dragon was fully explored by Marco Polo, who laid claim and made it his own… with this tight remix!
It’s a Lupe album. So start there forming your opinions. But you really ought to take a listen, not just because it’s Lupe Fiasco; but add the likes of Ab-Soul, Trae Tha Truth, Famlay… And how could you not stream this (below). Out on iTunes for the copping, too. This is “Tetsuo & Youth.”
Yooo! “Khrysis On The Boards” is a problem (get it?)… instrumentals from Khrysis getting blessed by artists has become the norm out here in this music thing. But leaving the beats as the essence. Banged out from the main man’s mind. Something to be enjoyed blissfully. Stream it below.
Lotta hub-bub made about Deangelo’s return and his LP’s heralding of the return of real R&B. Respect, respect. However, loyal follower of the Force, you know that good R&B hasn’t gone anywhere. We spotlight artists up next, as well as the R&B vets over here. Like this Case jawn – “Shook Up” – which is out as a single on iTunes now. But… you’ll have to wait until March 31, 2015, to get that as part of the “Heaven’s Door” LP (just saying).
It seems like life’s an option. Sold to the highest bidder…
Lines like that. Yup. You can grab the “Reflections” album officially on February 17, 2015. But we have the pre-order link below right now. See, that’s important because Austrian producer Flip is the one who leaked this single (visuals above) – “Without Warning” (featuring Elzhi and Phat Kat) – off that album.
“I got the blues; and I watch the news. Like, n!gga what the f#ck I’m supposed to tell my kids?”
Jazzy bluesy bap joint “Requiem” is from the forthcoming Mello Music Group compilation album “Persona” (due out March 10, 2015; but you can hit the pre-order link below). Of course, Oddisee is on the beat (double duty). Here’s more.
Persona unveils the murderer’s row that is the Mello roster of 2015. Oddisee, Apollo Brown, yU, L’Orange, Red Pill, Open Mike Eagle, Rapper Big Pooh, Quelle Chris. The stars of the present teamed with timeless innovators like Phonte (Little Brother), Blockhead, Ras Kass, Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), Oh No, Masta Ace, and Bilal Salaam. The result is something that binds current greats with the pioneers who paved the asphalt. It’s both a historical moment and hard as hell.
If most compilations are nothing more than a loosely thrown together collection of songs, Persona boasts meticulous focus. These aren’t spare tracks, they’re potent messages and poisonous darts. “Requiem” finds Phonte and Oddisee indicting American racism and Xenophobia with fury and precision…
In addition to all the great new music that will be spun, this week the team of Jayforce, Twice Born The God, & Odell are prepared to speak on various issues such as the upcoming Super Bowl & #Deflategate involving the New England Patriots, the death of 26-year-old A$AP Yams who was the founder the harlem based A$AP Mob, & recapping what happened earlier in the week as it pertains to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
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Confession: You could overdose on Raheem DeVaughn posts on this site. Just saying. That said, here’s why: DeVaughn has consistently dropped the smoothest brand of R&B that is not appreciated by nearly enough. We correct that oversight over here. “Temperature’s Rising” has you thinking about that R. Kelly line huh? Yeah, you keep thinking that… and press play.
From the new album ‘Love, Sex, Passion’ available February 17th, 2015.