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.)
Let’s review the setting for the perfect Tiara Thomas music video for “Mary Jane” (produced by Ryan Ryghteous Tedder). Hazed out cluttered up basement hangout with the gaming console and low lighting and such. Dudes goofing about ‘Half Baked’ style, about to dig in and light up… and on the tube, Tiara Thomas… infomercializing the hell out of some ‘Magic Spray’… waitwhat???
EXACTLY! Weed-head situation giving rise to a WTF moment. Setting set. Now, the video can begin! Watch above. You can cop the “Up In Smoke” EP by following the link below if you like.
Stop us if you’ve heard this one: 1968 Detroit Lions standout (and eventual NFL Hall-Of-Famer) Lem Barney was out playing golf near R&B great Marvin Gaye’s house and was like ‘why not get his address and stop by and meet Marvin?’
Well, we hadn’t heard of such either… or that Gaye (a sports fanatic as much as a Motown music phenom) had ambitions for the gridiron… until this ESPN segment. Wow! Watch above.
There will be all kinds of wonderful on stage at this year’s One MusicFest (in Atlanta, Georgia, USA). But that’s September 15, 2015…like a month away. How about NOW? How about a FREE download of the Official One MusicFest Mixtape? Cool? Damn right it’s cool. Get ’em while they’re hot via the link below (FREE stream embedded above, too).
Alabama, as the home state, stays on my radar. New music from Birmingham. Yeah B’ham, Alabama, not England…although DanI (aka DanI Musiq) has made a second home in the UK. Boom! She’s got 7even Rich featuring on this “New Day” jawn, a bonafide weekend cookout chill jam. Good background for whatever your summer celebration. Linked the song below. Check after the jump for info on the dynamic DanI.
A unique sound to this track, produced by Malay, to say the least. Hard to put in a category. As an alternative to most of the R&B that we’ve posted for James Fauntleroy before, let’s tag it Alternative R&B and get to listening to “Magic”…’cause it has a nice sound to it.
for the cold summer.
from the upcoming motion album 1984.
– James Fauntleroy
Tedsmooth is back in his bag again & again & again! This is dope right here! I like how utilizes the Bernard Wright classic “Who Do You Love?” for this popular Jidenna record. Niiiiiice!
Did she say they played hide-and-go-get-it? Yoo, Teedra just don’t know. Whew! “That One” video (this one) for the lovely Teedra Moses is beautiful. Featuring Anthony Hamilton rounding out the single and playing one lucky son-of-a-gun in the visuals. Great vibe to this. Enjoy. Lookout for that “Cognac & Conversation” album dropping Friday, August 7, 2015, too.
Haters, y’all can’t throw shade or put a stain on this one. Tiara’s trying to tell ya! Okay. With her “Up In Smoke” EP slated for an August 12, 2015, release… Tiara Thomas gives us a chance to ‘release’ (watch for the bath scene, dude) beforehand with this “On Me” visual. Yowzaaaa!
Yeah. Taking notes. So, next time baby wants to go somewhere sexy… telling her we’re going where Miguel goes. To the museum! Check him out checking out some fine art. FINE art. Sexy, slim masterpiece. Got to go in for a closer…’look.’
ALL OVER THE GLOBE…KEEP WALKING TALL BROTHERS AND SISTERS. SOMEDAY WE WILL ALL BE FREE. THE WORLD IS IN NEED OF HEALING…. I CAREFULLY AND LOVINGLY SELECTED HIGH FREQUENCY TONES FOR THE SOUL…. PLEASE LISTEN FROM TOP TO BOTTOM.
Awww, our sexy souled out sweetheart Bella made us a mixtape! Enjoy the vibes FREE for the streaming below, and my it be a freeing experience for all.
ERYKAH BADU – FEEL BETTER, WORLD! (MIXTAPE)
New visuals from The Weeknd’s forthcoming LP “Beauty Behind The Madness” (due out August 28, 2015). This is for “Can’t Feel My Face” – one of the singles available for immediate download at the pre-order link.
Stacy Barthe be everywhere (shout to Sean Falyon) as of late. As well she should be. She’s got that work out – “BEcoming” (posted on that album earlier here). Here she is with “Here I Am” – the video. Looks like a great party. Good music and vibes. Libation. Lovely ladies. Lots of smiles, too.