This is what art is for: touching the lives of people where they live. Miguel, doing so sharing his music and a personal backstory to connect, gave a private mini-concert in partnership with the Make Room group (www.MakeRoomUSA.org). About 35 lives will never be the same. People packed into a small home outside Detroit (Michigan, USA), singing, clapping and getting a little chocked up; while Miguel uses his gift and platform as a performing artist to raise awareness of working single parents struggling to keep roofs over their families’ heads.
Start watching above as Miguel does “Coffee.” Then check out “What’s Normal Anyway” and “Adorn” after the jump to round out the set.
We know from from an earlier post on here that November 13, 2015, is the drop date for Cee-Lo’s “Heart Blanche.” But good news: He lets visuals for “Music To My Soul” go much earlier. Soulful indeed, with Naw’lins (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA) as the backdrop for the vid.
Just saying: Jill Scott is looking good! She looking for another background dude? Sure, it’s work; but the view… whew!
Alright, now on to the biz. Jilly From Philly gave a high energy performance of “Run Run Run” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The song is part of the “Woman” project out now, linked (via earlier post) below.
In a world (think about the movie trailer narrator guy reading this)… where everyone with a machine is remixing Aaliyah, one flipmaster creates refixx excellence; and waits until the time is perfect. Nearly two years later…
made this tune early 2k14, but there were so many aaliyah remixes i thought i’d just spare everyone. well, now it’s almost 2k16 and everything is getting flipped anyway, so here you go!
Come to think of it: Was there ‘Neo-Soul’ music before D’Angelo? Not much, if any. He was a founding father of the genre, so to speak. From the son of a Baptist preacher, heavily influenced by church music, to making that funky stuff that grew from steeping in all that Stevie Wonder, George Clinton, James Brown, and Prince growing up. Then he got ‘extra-grown’ for the ladies with that “Untitled (How Does It Feel)” song and video. That earned him a Grammy (Best Male R&B Vocal Performance).
And then…nothing…for like over 10 years.
Now D’Angelo is back with his latest project, “Black Messiah.” And here he is talking to Tavis about it and more. Hey, it took two episodes to convey the convo. Keep watching after the jump.
What’s normal anyway?
Shiiiid, dope interviews from Miguel… the music, too. That’s the norm. Just look on here for proof. Pay attention right from the start, and lean in for his breakdown of his song “N.W.A.” (featuring Kurupt, which we posted earlier on here).
PREVIOUS: MIGUEL – N.W.A. FEAT KURUPT (VIDEO)
Kriswontwo – “Elevations” feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow x Oh No x El Da Sensei / “Life Force” feat. Stacy Epps
So…Copenhagen (Denmark) produced this baby boy who would grow to be a dope producer Kriswontwo would drop a double-single bundle, featuring some of our fav artists, along with a full-length album “Ceremoni” this week.
Okay, we skipped a bunch of steps.
But check out his double-single bundle and album. For the Hip-Hop heads, there’s “Elevations”… Neo Soul/R&B enthusiasts should listen to “Life Force” ASAP. Make no mistake though, both of these tracks are tight.
Of course Christina Milian blesses her “Do It” with the extra sexy syrupy saucy singing. Featuring Lil Wayne, her next victim. Any takers on the next next victim? Settle down, settle down. Hahaaaa!
See I got these shoes on. This dress on. You can take ’em off.
– Christina Milian
Well, damn. ANOTHER hot vid for “Love, Sex, Passion” (album out now). Raheem with his visual showing passion for luscious chocolate sweetness. Seven minutes strong. Plenty of time to dig into this deep dish of “Black Ice Cream.” Enjoy your dessert.
Bridget Kelly stops by the Hot 97 NY morning show to talk about her new single and EP with Mack Wilds (“Act Like That” off “Summer Of 17” – which we posted earlier here), her life after the Roc Nation deal ended, future career aspirations, being single going into her 30s… LOTS of time spent on sex and dating and more. Fun interview with the super sexy Kelly. Watch.
Woohoohoooooo! DJ Yog aka #RemixZILLA is that dude! You can usually find him on air Fridays, beasting out blends and tearing Atlanta down with sound weekly on ATLRemix.com (search ‘ATLRemix’ in your app store and put that show on your smartphone ASAP if you haven’t done so already). Blends like this. But y’all get a bonus this weekend. It being Labor Day weekend and such, Yogi decided to bless your last major BBQ blast with this Labor Day 2015 Mixtape. Stream and follow the link below. Get it in!! No reason not to. Ay Ay Ay, Yogi… Thanks homie #Salute
Majid Jordan plus Drake equals dope music. We’ve seen it here before. For more proof, check out visuals above for Majid Jordan’s “My Love” – featuring Drake. Linked the iTunes single download below, too.
Woooo! You KNOW you wanna be at this barbecue. Bridget Kelly serving all kinds of sexy and Mack Wilds in there trying to kick flavor. Been a minute since we posted on Bridget; not so long ago for Mack. Great summer jam sliding in just before the leaves start turning color. Get one more grill & chill in before Fall kicks in. You could definitely be playing this “Act Like That” at the event. Off the “Summer Of 17” EP out now.
(And after Fall, you know it’s Cuffing Season. Better hop on this Summer Fling thing while you can… Listen to Bridget and Mack sing and talk slick about it. Heh heh…)
I swear sometimes I hear a ghost in the radio… I’m not crazy…
– CeeLo Green
Short song with a nice easy listening vibe. Excellent use of the old school ‘Taxi’ TV show theme (“Angela” by Bob James). It’ll take several listens to pull the full meaning of what CeeLo is trying to tell us in this one; but sometimes music that makes us stop and take stock is more than good enough. Plus, there is more on the way…
“Sign of the Times” is off of CeeLo’s new album “Heart Blanche” – arriving worldwide on Friday, November 13th
– CeeLo Green
The YouTube embedded audio is ready for playing above, and you can follow the link below to cop this single already.
UPDATE 9/2/15: New Animated Video For ‘Sign Of The Times’
On this project, Rap&B maestro J Evan is trying ‘to reflect creativity and outside of the box thinking in recent video releases.’ So, shot the visuals on a cell phone. This one was actually edited in real time on his iPhone as it was filmed. This is for “Signals” off “The Art Form Of Whatever” (out now, linked below). Download that below for FREE.
DOWNLOAD: JARED EVAN – THE ART FORM OF WHATEVER
Ohhhh! My bredren from waaay back! This one put me on a flashback to us chilling at the station Thursday into Friday, then riding out in The Couch (my beige beater ’85 Caprice Classic), toting crates, and him rocking gigs Friday into Saturday and beyond! Memories. Good to hear DJ Soul (ha, going with the throwback handle) still doing the damn the right damn way… just like did when he was running the WVUA-FM Wide World Of Hip-Hop back in the guts of the Golden Era. Soul sent me a CD y’all. Fortunately, he included a link to the mix online, so he went new school enough for me to share with y’all. Up with the tech, but still…
45 Forty-Five Records mixed on two turntables; No Serato and no special edition remixes; Extended version of this mix coming soon
Thank you, DJ Soul (aka Everett Whiteside aka RunWRC) my University of Alabama schoolmate, for the blessing of “45 Forty-Fives.” And Happy Belated Birthday homie!!
(Click play and enjoy the stream above, and ooh’s and aah’s you get from learning where some classic Hip-Hop samples came from… and from memories of actually playing some of these jams on tapes and vinyl, if you were around back then. And keep reading for more great stuff after the jump.)