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.
“…with melting wax and loosened strings
Sunk hapless Icarus on unfaithful wings”
Alt-R&B with all the reverb you need. Gave me shivers and twitches, and I’m not really an R&B dude like that. Hypnotic vibe to this “Descent” jam. Decent effort, midnight. Kudos to you! More on the artist after the jump. After the FREE download link.
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Stupid dope dance refix of the Marvin Gaye “Sexual Healing!” Beatnick & K-Salaam get extra kudos for this. And playing it might get you up and into your go to two-step wherever you are, so listen with caution. Good times ahead.
(And that artwork… gotta love it!)
NPR’s music documentary series, “Noteworthy,” is up & running. Great treatment of its subjects. Kind of short, but you get good content on modern R&B-ster Miguel, the first subject.
Watch as host Jason King interviews Miguel at home. Discussion goes from the choice of wallpaper to working with Salaam Remi, to times and modes of inspiration to… Well, watch. It’s less than 15 minutes.
Oh yeah. We effs with Ta-ku something heavy already over here. But this “Love Somebody” is doing nothing but locking us into long-term fandom. Dope music and vocalization. Great choice to lure the world over to copping the EP “(m)edian” out now.
Jesse Boykins III might make you wait a year for some new music, but it’s always on time. Interesting features for his “Bartholomew” mixtape – Audio Push, Melanie Fiona, Trinidad James, Bridget Kelly, Dej Loaf and more. Definitely an R&B plate, but with something extra in the gravy.
Take note. When we say dream island vacay getaway, we mean THIS! Daaaayum! Lovely ladies, lovely surroundings, lovely libations… it’s all love. So much and a “Little Bit More” in this video. Of course, I hope a certain liquor maker kicked a “Little Bit More” over to Jidenna for those product shots in the video.
Yooooo. James Corden got Missy Elliott to ride along and get in some songs for his Car Karaoke.
See you’d believe that and that’d be a cool enough show. But what Corden ACTUALLY did for this ep is get Missy Misdemeanor AAAAAND First Lady Michelle Obama in to ride shotgun. Off the meat hook HAM!
Phontigallo + Er Ro = Phonte + Eric Roberson = Tigallerro. Got it? Good! Like this music they are putting out together – good. The sorta self-titled project “Tigallerro” is due out July 22, 2016. But wasn’t it nice for them to let loose this single for now. “It’s So Easy” to please us true fans, right? Links below. Stream above.
Marvelous continues his love-for-Women tributes as he drops this Madlib-produced track entitled “Sade” aka Letters From A Hethen. This is the smooth jazzy like sound that we’ve come accustomed to hear from Mr. Marvelous. The song explains what guys want to say to their lady when she’s upset and not understanding that he is not a normal Man and is doing what he can to be a gentleman and a street dude. He jumps on this unreleased Madlib track like the 2 were in the studio together and the beat was made for him. So sit back relax and listen to the sounds of Mr. Marvelous.