Honestly I’m not tripping over Chrisette Michele performing for Trump either way. I’m indifferent. I’m also indifferent on Spike Lee’s move
— Jay Force (@Jayforce) January 23, 2017
Stevie being the genius that gave us “Superstition” is enough. But seeing him do it live… Okay, that’s incredible; and enough, to be certain. But what will make your Sunday and New Year wonderful is that Stevie Wonder rocked ‘Sesame Street’ live with that joint!
It was like a funk & soul clinic for the kids: Talk about a Children’s Television Workshop!
Another “ArtScience” live performance gem from the in-studio set Robert Glasper Experiment did with DJ Aaron Byrd. This is “Find You” on KCRW.
(Now… you gotta read that last text block like some classic NPR radio intro ish. And if you don’t listen NPR, you should try it out. Some dope music featured and opportunities to expand await.)
Grammy award-winning jazz fusion group Robert Glasper Experiment doing “Day To Day” (off “ArtScience”) live for KCRW. Studio session dopeness. Accompanied by DJ Aaron Byrd. Turntablism adding that Hip-Hop finish. The Culture on behavior here is beautiful. NPR does it again!
DJ Yogi has cheffed y’all up a quality blend of TI… Scarface… Quad City DJs, 69 Boyz & K-Nock… Aretha Franklin… Tears For Fears… Sade… Big Sean… and… and… some more! Is it Hip-Hop, Soul, Christmas, Gospel, Twerk, Bass music or what?? Well… YES!
The Brunch Mix goes all over the place like runny eggs.
– DJ Yogi
Hip-Hop’s eclectic is seen here performing “Redbone” live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Check out Childish Gambino, outside his Ern role, going alternative with the stage show.
Any YouTube search for Ashanti videos from back in the Murder Inc. heyday will have you realizing, “Hey, Ashanti was pretty damn HOT!” But time touches us all with the wobble and wrinkle wand. True that true beauty never fades, but the sizzling hot sexy Ashanti we knew from the Golden Era into the turn of the 21st Century… that face, that body, that syrupy voice all epitomizing ultimate sex appeal… She can’t have all that still popping, right?
Well, hell yes she can! Press play to watch a piece of her live on stage in The Chi. Looking soooo delicious you want her for ummm… lunch. With noontime Honey. Enjoy!
‘The tool to make your body lose control…’ Really, Bilal? That’s how you’re doing it? Well, play on playa. Listen up, ladies: R&B B got something for ya! Something on a beat produced by Adrian Younge; featuring Big K.R.I.T. Now play with that “Pleasure Toy” while you’re thinking about stuffing. Video above for the single off “In Another Life” (out now). We posted on the single and the LP a while back. Linked below for your convenience and revisitation.
Off the album “Here” by Alicia Keys (still makeup-less in this vid; still lovely as ever), this is “Blended Family” (featuring A$AP Rocky). An incredibly real feel of love-in-spite-of coming from Alicia who’s coming from a genuine place with it. You probably know the Swizz–Alicia–Mashonda situation…went from the worst mashed up situation to a more-than-cordial one. The vid is well worth the watch. And the album, likely worth the cop.
Artists should be open in some way that gets fans open about them; but some don’t open up a lot. Others go full Yeezy with the openness. Ha!
But Jhenè Aiko is sharing in this documentary at a level that falls comfortably within that range; even when talking about the ‘uncomfortable’ aspects of her life and career. Watch this engaging, albeit short, documentary feature on Jhenè.
CLICK HERE OR THE PICTURE ABOVE TO WATCH
C. Breezy delivered the nice visuals to what was nothing short of an instant summer hit. Posted the embed stream for this “Grass Ain’t Greener” earlier, but now the iTunes link is below to go with the video above.
Right here, right now, you can stream “The Birth of A Nation: The Inspired by Album” LP. Its purpose is more than implied by its title… a companion piece to the movie. Heard it was incredible, the movie. Whether goers will go and view “The Birth Of A Nation” on the silver screen is a matter for each and every one of them to figure out. This music though, no need to debate or deliberate. These shiz iz the biznezz! Bangers by Nas, Pusha T, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, and more.
One of the DOPEST spin sessions ever! Thank DJ Yogi for that head nod hangover you are about to get. Lean in and listen to this mix featuring tracks from Redman, KRS-ONE, Talib Kweli, Fat Joe & Remy Ma (featuring French Montana), Dynasty and more.
Global grinding! Straight outta Japan, DJ Fourd Nkay uploaded a new “Straight Heat Radio” mix – including brand new Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggae – and hit the hip. Literally! Texted like “Check this out!” Usually has Westside Flip doing the talking, but pulling double duty on this September 2016 edition. Hood hard trapping out the gate, so prepare yourself. Got just past the 11-minute and heard
“You know what… I f#ck with people from ATL, people from NY, people JAPAN at the same damn time!”
Priceless!! Never doubt the WORLDWIDE appeal of Hip-Hop! And DJ Fourd Nkay put it out there: coming back to Atlanta SOON (in town for A3C, first week of October 2016)!
(A listen will get you crunk guaranteed. Interesting to note that around the 29-minute mark comes the declaration that Young M.A is the hottest act coming out of New York. Just posted on her on here. Dope!)
Unity Sound with the wind up & down for the long weekend set. It’s the “Dance Mood 11” mix. Described as Dancehall with a twist of Pop, it’s euphoric listening if you catch a vibe from this genre of music. At the least, it is great background music (with touches of Hip-Hop and R&B in there, too) for whatever shindig go to or throw for two… or more. Enjoy!
Point blank: To start, you NEED to catch the homie DJ Rasta Root on deck at the Smokin Shells DJ Stage for this year’s One Musicfest in Atlanta (Georgia, USA), Saturday, September 10, 2016, at Lakewood Amphitheatre.
As an enticement for those who have yet to make that go-no go decision, as well as to serve as a consolation for those who cannot make it to The ATL, here is DJ Rasta Root’s 2016 Official One Musicfest Mixtape … “SeratoCast Mix 58”
Anderson .Paak and his band The Free Nationals… Much of their sound is layered atop a soulful Hip-Hop foundation; from there, your safest bet is to call it a hodgepodge of genres in the best way possible. Guitarist Jose Rios and bassist Kelsey Gonzalez inject a hard-rock edge into the Hi-Tek-produced “Come Down,” this set’s opening number. When you hear them play the first few jazz chords of “Heart Don’t Stand A Chance,” it’s hard to simply call this R&B…
But what you can call this is a dope set, a mini-concert, a NPR Tiny Desk Concert. Yeah, call it that. Now listen to the band and .Paak.
Hands up if you forgot about Lloyd. It’s okay we cannot see you. And you did not see Son for a while, because he was handling higher-order business: school, family, life! But dude is back…strong! Check out this “TRU” video and these tru’ words from Lloyd himself:
“TRU” is about being a fighter. It’s about speaking truthfully and honestly on your life and not shying away from your imperfections. It’s really about embracing the idea that there’s never failure. There is only lessons to be learned and character to be built. I wanted to shed light on that and I wanted to go towards that light and not run away from it. I got with J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, who produced the track and I wrote it with my good friend Shakespeare. It’s basically me bleeding my heart out to the music.