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R&B/Jazz: Freddie Joachim – “May”

Next level ish! Start your week right; with some groove for the soul. Freddie Joachim’s replay is entitled “May.”

was digging the Jordan Rakei x Kiran Kai“Maya” track. here’s my rendition.
2015.
Freddie Joachim

FREDDIE JOACHIM – MAY

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Joanna Teters Speaks On Her Band ‘Mad Satta’ & Their Performance During The Atlanta Jazz Festival (Video)

The 38th annual Atlanta Jazz Festival went down Memorial Day Weekend 2015 from historical Piedmont Park.  3 days of great music with talented artists from all over the US and the World performing for thousands of Jazz fans here in Atlanta, GA.  The opening night had only two acts the headliner Thundercat and the opening act Mad Satta.  If you are not familiar with Mad Satta they are a group out of NYC that have horns, keyboard, and bass players and a front lady named Joanna Teters on vocals.  They made their Atlanta debut and immediately had the crowd’s attention with their soulful original music.  They also did a classic Curtis Mayfield cover of “The Makings of You” that had the crowd asking to know more about them.  Well if you didn’t make their performance no worries the video below has live footage from their show along with an interview by ArtByOdell with Joanna Teters.

Learn more about them at MadSatta.com

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R&B/Jazz: Nicolay – “The Brightest Star” / “Afterglow” feat. Phonte

“The Brightest Star” is the first single off Nicolay’s forthcoming solo LP, “City Lights Vol. 3: Soweto” (due out June 9, 2015). “Afterglow” is a non-album B-Side. Follow the link to cop the maxi-single download for both cuts.

NICOLAY – THE BRIGHTEST STAR / AFTERGLOW FEAT. PHONTE

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R&B/Soul: Jesse Boykins III – “Wonder Years” (Prod. By ThroughWhose) [Video]

“Love Apparatus” is out now. This single off it, “Wonder Years,” wouldn’t need anything to really put it over as solid R&B. However, this video concept… a wonderful touch. “Wonder Years” – already makes you think about the TV show and gets you thinking about bank-in-the-day; perhaps about what was and could’ve been, right? And that’s just the title! Click play and listen; and enjoy the vids and stills combined and blurred purposely at times to add further to the nostalgia effect of it all. Linked the album below, too.

Created by Jesse Boykins III, Julian Schratter, Fans & Friends.

JESSE BOYKINS III – LOVE APPARATUS

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R&B: Teedra Moses – “Get It Right”

Rather be a Queen than a bad b!tch… Fact is, a love like mine you’ll never find.
Teedra Moses

The quintessence of soul sexy. Very hot, very cool. This is that R&B that, when it comes on, you all of a sudden have nothing better to do than finish listening. Check out the minimalistic visuals for Teedra Moses’ “Get It Right” above. The link to cop follows.

TEEDRA MOSES – GET IT RIGHT

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Unsung: DeBarge (Video)


Before Michael Jackson split from his band of brothers, and for a while after, the music world (and the world at large) was constantly asking ‘Who would be the next Jackson 5?’ The answer at one time would have definitely been DeBarge. But right when they were right there as a family, something… a lot of things, actually… went terribly wrong. The large family from Grand Rapids (Michigan, USA) had it all in the 1980s – the looks, the sound, the fans, growing fame worldwide. But then things took a sadly familiar downturn that comes with having it all (way past enough). Industry and social pressures, addictions and more… caused them to lose the most important thing – each other. After that – the split – came bigger and harder losses.

A powerful Unsung on DeBarge (full episode above).

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Iman Omari Speaks On His Music & His Debut Performance In Atlanta (Video)

Recently Iman Omari was in Atlanta to perform for the first time.  ArtByOdell talked with the talented Singer, Producer, DJ about his music making process and how he feels about music right now.  It’s a great conversation that also reveals the name of Iman’s new album coming out later this year.  Did you know that Iman is from a talented musical family and his father worked with some legendary R&B groups?  Well after watching this interview you will learn a lot about the singer.  SoundCloud link below for extended interview and live audio from his ATL performance.

ArtByOdell Twitter/SoundCloud

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R&B: K. Michelle – “Hard To Do” (Prod. By Soundz) [Video]

Cot dam! Hot hot HOOOOTTTT! This sizzling “Hard To Do” (produced by Soundz) cut off the album “Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart?” AND the visuals. Anybody needing a reason to holler hallelujah on a Sunday, look no further than sexy K. Michelle in this vid. The album is linked and embedded for streaming below.

K. MICHELLE – ANYBODY WANNA BUY A HEART?

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The 38th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival: Memorial Day Weekend

If you are in Atlanta or close to the city and want something to do this upcoming Memorial Day weekend the 38th annual Atlanta Jazz Festival is a great choice.  The festival takes place May 22-24 at legendary Piedmont Park with an incredible roster of entertainers.  Just to name a few here goes Thundercat, Derrick Hodge, The Wolfpack ATL, Julie Dexter and many many more.  If you are not able to make the event don’t worry we will have a full report because JAYFORCE.COM will be onsite covering the event as official Festival media.  With that said if you are in Atlanta you really have no excuse because it’s one of the best Jazz Festivals in the nation and it is FREE!

Celebrating 38 years of musical mastery, the Atlant
a Jazz Festival is the perfect way to spend
Memorial Day Weekend (May 22-24). Set in the heart
of midtown Atlanta’s beautiful Piedmont
Park, visitors can stroll through booths of unique
art, clothing and jewelry and savor delicious
treats ranging from BBQ and soul food, to classic b
urgers. This year’s lineup includes Pharoah
Sanders, Diane Schuur, and The Rad Trads. Admission
to the festival is FREE.
The Atlanta Jazz
Festival is presented by the City of Atlanta Mayor’
s Office of Cultural Affairs.
Check the web site
for details:
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Mark Ronson – “Feel Right” feat. Mystikal (Video)

Damn right “Li’l Mystikal” … you go on and drop that mic! Super dope video with an intro from ‘Mrs. Brady’? Come on! Your talent show was never that dope! Check out visuals for Mark Ronson’s “Feel Right” (featuring Mystikal). And you can get the LP it’s on – “Uptown Special” from iTunes via the link below.

MARK RONSON – UPTOWN SPECIAL

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2 Chainz x Jhené Aiko Visit The ‘Most Expensivest Psychic’ (Video)

2 Chainz & R&B singer Jhené Aiko go visit a psychic on the latest edition of his GQ web series ‘The Most Expensivest Sh*t”. After watching the video it appears to me that the only thing that could accurately be predicted is that the psychic is going to get paid from a bunch of people who believe her & 2 Chainz looks skeptical. Checkout past episodes of 2 Chainz’s series below….

PREVIOUS: 2 CHAINZ SMOKES OUT OF A $100,000 BONG (VIDEO)

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R&B: Elijah Blake – “I Just Wanna…” feat. Dej Loaf (Video)

Already! Here are the visuals for that hot “I Just Wanna…” R&B jawn from Elijah Blake (featuring Dej Loaf). Overpowering sensuality running through this video presentation. Gonna be kinda hard not to fall in love with Dej Loaf though (fingers crossed on that promise…haa)!

ELIJAH BLAKE – I JUST WANNA… FEAT DEJ LOAF | SHADOWS & DIAMONDS

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R&B: Rico Love – “Days Go By”

Nice, nice, nice! You know that “Turn The Lights On” LP from Rico Love is dropping tomorrow, right? Nod your head like you know, because we linked the pre-order in one of the earlier Rico Love posts. Just in case, re-linked that below. This “Days Go By” might be the joint to push you into the buy line. Take a listen.

RICO LOVE – TURN THE LIGHTS ON

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R&B: Elijah Blake – “I Just Wanna…” feat. Dej Loaf

“Shadows & Diamonds” due out June 23, 2015. On it, you can get this heater. Elijah Blake singing some sultry, but Dej Loaf with the line in the beginning will make you ache… but you gotta ‘promise’ (won’t ruin the effect of your hearing it yourself). Play the Blake single “I Just Wanna…” (featuring Dej Loaf). Get it now AND pre-order “Shadows & Diamonds” via the link below if you feel that.

ELIJAH BLAKE – I JUST WANNA… FEAT DEJ LOAF | SHADOWS & DIAMONDS

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R&B/Soul: Jill Scott – “Fools Gold”

New music from Jill Scott out on iTunes now. This her single “Fools Gold.” Follow Jilly from Philly at her website www.MissJillScott.com.

JILL SCOTT – FOOLS GOLD

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R&B/Soul: Raheem DeVaughn – “Temperature’s Rising” (Prod. By Travis Cherry) [Video]

“You got that baby making, earth shaking, jaw breaking, no A/C with the windows down type of loving!”
Raheem DeVaughn

Ohhhh! So THAT’S why Raheem ran up in the shower to get at his girl… with his hoodie still on. Haaaaaa! Shiiiid, get it in then playa. Just like the audio post a while ago beyond suggested, this joint is hot, hot, HOT! Visuals for the single “Temperature’s Rising” off the “Love, Sex, Passion” (out now).

RAHEEM DEVAUGHN – TEMPERATURE’S RISING (PROD. BY TRAVIS CHERRY) | LOVE, SEX, PASSION

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The-Dream – “Black Magic”

89799f101fc3d33c65623ee44baab528This brand new joint called “Black Magic” from Atlanta singer & songwriter The-Dream has me hitting the repeat icon over & over again. This joint is certified dopeness from the ‘A Tribe Called Quest-Bonita Applebum’ drums to the actual songwriting itself. Mr. Terius Nash even delivers a rap verse late in the song that’s executed better than you average trap rapper on the mainstream radio waves. “Black Magic” is slated to appear on The-Dream’s upcoming EP called ‘Jewel’ which is the sequel to his current EP that’s out now called ‘Crown.’ I’m sure you get the picture that he’s creating with a full-length ‘Crown Jewel’ dropping on July 10th on Capitol Records. In the meantime you should do like me right now & just hit the repeat button on this ‘Black Magic’ joint. Superb Mr. Nash. Superb indeed.

DOWNLOAD: THE-DREAM – CROWN JEWEL (ALBUM) [JULY 10TH]

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO OF THE-DREAM SPEAKING ON TODAY’S R&B BELOW…..

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Tall Black Guy – “Far From Human”

Tell me. Why, why…why’d Tall Black Guy flip “Human Nature” (gotta sing it in your head like Michael Jackson [RIP] to get the effect)? Haaaa… good stuff though. Stream and hear for yourself.

Howdy folks, it has been a while since I uploaded a new track. I was super inspired by Just Blaze’s flip of MJ’sHuman Nature. I wanted to give it another shot. I flipped it previously for my TBG Vs MJ Remix Suite a few years back. Let me know what you all think.

– TBG

Upon listening, you kinda get the title of the flip track, too, right?

TALL BLACK GUY – FAR FROM HUMAN

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What Happened, Miss Simone? (Documentary Trailer)

“How can you be an artist and not reflect the times?”
Nina Simone

Waaaaay more to sista Nina Simone than the Kanye West “Blood On The Leaves” sample; and it looks like NetFlix is going to let us in on the rest of the story. Check out the trailer for the documentary profile of the prolific pioneer artist/activist entitled “What Happened, Miss Simone?” The documentary (due out June 26, 2015) will include comments from her daughter and others close to her, along with rare recordings and footage.

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Comedy: Mariah Carey Shares Her Pie With Bryan, Brett And Frito (Video)

Just saying… that Frito Pie looks like that bullll shucks! BUT if Mariah Carey’s cute a$$ makes it, I doubt there’s a dude alive that would not at least try it. Funny vid from ‘Funny or Die’ with host Bryan Safi, celeb guest producer/director Brett Ratner, and some corny dude named ‘Frito’ (gotta watch to hear Mariah’s story on him).

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