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.
Plenty of good music is coming out of Canada right now. When you talk Hip Hop of course Drake is an obvious choice but also artists like Rich Kidd, Tona, making quality music. The producers are also making noise like Kaytranada, and today we speak with his HW&W label mate Elaquent who just released a new album titled “Good Karma”. It’s eleven original beat tracks that you can groove to. He exclusively spoke with Jayforce.com about his new project. Enjoy the track Far Away posted and click after the jump to read full interview.
- ArtByOdell: Congratulations on your new project Good Karma, how long were you working on the album?
- Elaquent: Much appreciated my man! Glad it’s out now. The bulk of the record I did in a 2 week, insomnia-filled period a few months back.
It didn’t take long for the legendary Janet Jackson to hit us with a brand new video for her new single “No Sleeep.” There’s other ladies in the game doing it big in the pop world, but you gotta make room for one of the Queen’s of this game to make her return. Great choice of artist to include on this official remix by bringing J. Cole along for the ride as well. Dope! ‘Don’t Sleeep.’
Ha! Get loose on ’em, Jidenna. This “Classic Man” remix – with Kendrick Lamar on it – nice. The visuals – very nice. Especially with the lovely Janelle Monae tucked in there. They’ve teamed up before (check out “Yoga”). You can catch a good amount of Jidenna’s work, including this jawn, on the “Wondaland Presents: The Eephus” EP (due out August 21, 2015).
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Wooooo, damn if this ain’t Hip-Hop (complete with boom bap, spray cans) smoothed out on some sexy R&B. Even though she has “Nightmares & Lullabies: Act II” out now, you’ve gotta be happy she dug back into the “Act I” to make drop a visual for this gem, “Backyard.”
“I hope you’re sure this is what you want. ‘Cause once I’m turned on, you can’t turn me off.”
Sang that sexiness, Ciara! Wowww, Russell Wilson hitting the jackpot on the field (Seattle gots to pay that man, maaan) AND he hitting… anywaaaaay… LOOK at Cici doing her thing thing in this HOT HOT visual for “Dance Like We’re Making Love” (off the album “Jackie” out now).
Yes! We’ve always supported The Internet. If you’ve been rocking with them all along, too, you are invited to chill with the band at a low key rehearsal.
You know what? Even if you are new to this… come on. Click the video above and chiiiillll. In fact, why not stream The Internet’s LP “Ego Death” below (the link above the stream below will let you buy a download if you like).
Watch it. This one from Bilal is out there. And you realize it real quick, but not as much as you think… and then… Nope! Not going to ruin it. But watch the whole thing. “Money Over Love” – with a verse from Kendrick Lamar – goes hard already. But this visual. Oh, and after watching you can follow the linkage below to get at that LP “In Another Life.”
Kissing on your neck -Single. PlayLuv, PLAY the hell out of it or show LUV and donate to the cause! much love
And now you got something to clean up the crib after the ‘que to… or maybe something to have for when that special someone falls through later. Soundz with the R&B jam jawn entitled “Kissing On Your Neck.”
The lovely Teedra Moses performs an exclusive acoustic cover of Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s song “So Good At Being In Trouble.” Check out the video for it above.
Guaranteed things will warm up for you by the time sexy young thang Tinashe starts chanting ‘ice…dripping… “Cold Sweat.” Mm mm mm! Keep on playing, T. Whew!
This video is actually for a single off her debut LP “Aquarius” (which you can order via link to earlier post below).
Victoria Monét. Acclaimed songwriter AND singer; and both abilities come through smoothly on this lovely collection she cooked up for you – “Nightmares & Lullabies: Act II.” And for the most part, it really is her this time around. Only one feature, from T.I. Check it out.
I agree with Drake in many of the points he made in this new Fader mini-documentary. I’ve given advice to artists all the time about similar things as to what’s said in this interview. Most don’t listen which is probably why they aren’t as successful as they’d like to be on their OWN terms. Stay focused.
“Coming up in Toronto, people told Drake to move to New York if he was serious about making it. Instead, he stayed where he was and made history by proving that if you’re a truly multi-layered artist, you can make it from anywhere. “Do it the way I did it,” he says in the above Obey Your Thirst documentary. “Do it from where you’re at. If you have the music, that’s all it takes.”
Now, at the top of his game, Drake says he competes not with established legends or other top-sellers, but with the countless kids itching to take his spot. Now that hip-hop’s playing field is more open than ever before, Drake knows
there are countless kids itching to take his spot. Those up-and-comers are now his competition, not any established rapper. “That’s how I try to keep pushing this forward,” he says. “Just to let that kid know that I’m not done yet.”
Heat! Lyrical assist on “Pleasure Toy” (produced by Adrian Younge) provided by Big K.R.I.T. Bilal has most definitely got himself a hit track off what is sure to be an album full of them (pre-order “In Another Life” via link below). A record that holds maintains the track record, so to speak. Got a throwback feel to it; talking over the ride out portion of the track. Play it and like it.