I like that "White Iverson" song…was cruising from San Diego to L.A. on 1 stretch of highway & it was the perfect soundtrack @ that moment
— Jay Force (@Jayforce) October 30, 2015
I think we are definitely in the era of "Rap Singers". We used to say that back in the day but these days we're literally in it.
— Jay Force (@Jayforce) October 30, 2015
Sometimes being present at a certain place & time will make you really dig a song. I had heard the song before & didn’t know who sung it months earlier. Dope visuals too. Check the Rick Ross remix after the jump below….
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Hands up: Who else is already conceptualizing a music video for this “All My Friends” by UK production duo Snakehips… in which sexy Tinashe is singing AND doing a provocative dance she calls ‘snake hips’ (admit it)? There’s a feature from Chance The Rapper you can hear on the full stream available on Spotify (linked below), but check out a small sample in the stream embedded above. Link to cop on iTunes below.
Haaaa! Syd’s gonna let her ladies drive her damn crazy. Naaah, never that (hopefully); just blow smoke and chill in the cloud. Sure, but how is it that her and the band (The Internet always got each other) are in this video WILDIN’ to what seems to be a mellow trance song experience. Dunno, but the end result is pretty good. Check out the visuals above and the link to an earlier post to get hits like “Get Away” on their latest project “Ego Death” (out now).
Must be something about this “Hotline Bling” that Drake dropped makes folks want to do something with it, too. Erykah Badu did a li’l some’n some’n to the audio and we posted that on here. Now Vashtie steps up to video-ize the music as he visualizes it going down. Check that out above.
DJ Jazzy Jeff and the fellas a half-world away. Hong Kong, hit some shops, get some sneaks, rock the spot. Then to Melbourne: Hop a plane and do it again (well, first time for Dayne Jordan but still). Yeah, just another Vinyl Destination episode.
DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Vinyl Destination crew are in Hong Kong. No visit to Hong Kong is complete without a trip to the renowned Sneaker Street. DJ Ferno and Dayne Jordan can’t believe their eyes as they peruse the shops in amazement. After the show, Dayne gets a chance to connect with fans old and new. Next up is Sydney, Australia where things get heated for Jeff at the hotel and the show. Later, Steve takes time to reflect on his experiences while roaming the streets of Melbourne.
Luxurious life of globetrotters. Oh look, hot Mickey D’s. Awesome. And hotter hotel rooms. Super awesome. These ‘awesomes’ are sarcastic… just to clarify). Still good times. Watch.
Proper treatment given for the visuals SWV dropped to accompany the single (which we posted earlier here). “Ain’t No Man” is good music. Good visuals. Wish it featured more of the ladies; but they are giving respect to the men in the song. Fair trade.
Hit the link for the single via earlier post.
Mr. Rap&B Jared Evan leaks this Hip-Hop lullaby to his little lady love. Warning: Cuteness overload above in the Google Hangout. I remember Jared promising to go way more low-tech with his video production going forward. Guess this visual is him making good on that promise. Upside is that the song gets front-and-center focus. Check out the vid above, and feel free to pick up the FREE download of “Sadie” (featuring MAX) linked below.
DOWNLOAD: JARED EVAN – SADIE FEAT. MAX
Smoldering singing by a hot Tinashe, with added C. Brown spice, is making this a nice recipe for a solid dance-n-b hit. Definitely some nice listening for your Sunday leisure and pleasure. Click play above and enjoy.
“Player” (featuring Chris Brown) from Tinashe’s forthcoming new album, “Joyride.”
Too dope! This is Erykah “She Ill” Badu doing her damn thing retouching the Drake jawn and making it her own. Check out Badu’s “But U Caint Use My Phone” remix to “Hotline Bling” – off the forthcoming mixtape “But U Caint Use My Phone.”
(And she credited 7 Benjamin – Badu’s and Andre 3000‘s son – as a cowriter…aaawwww.)
Straight outta Los Angeles, and Odd Future, The Internet – featuring founding members Syd The Kid (vocals/production) and Matt Martians (keys/ production), as well as Pat Paige (bass), Jameel Bruner (keys) and Chris Smith (drums) – falls through NPR to do a “Tiny Desk Concert.” The kind of Alternative that The Internet brings to your ears… well… it’s hard to describe. Good thing you have the above video to watch (and the “Ego Death” album link, via earlier post on here, to listen to).
Here’s an attempt at description: Think R&B’d out Hip-Hop swagger meeting homegrown Neo-Soul with a 21st century twist.
Yep. That’s the best description for it. And nope, that doesn’t quite cover it. But yep, you will enjoy it… perhaps enough to cop the album here.
This is what art is for: touching the lives of people where they live. Miguel, doing so sharing his music and a personal backstory to connect, gave a private mini-concert in partnership with the Make Room group (www.MakeRoomUSA.org). About 35 lives will never be the same. People packed into a small home outside Detroit (Michigan, USA), singing, clapping and getting a little chocked up; while Miguel uses his gift and platform as a performing artist to raise awareness of working single parents struggling to keep roofs over their families’ heads.
Start watching above as Miguel does “Coffee.” Then check out “What’s Normal Anyway” and “Adorn” after the jump to round out the set.
We know from from an earlier post on here that November 13, 2015, is the drop date for Cee-Lo’s “Heart Blanche.” But good news: He lets visuals for “Music To My Soul” go much earlier. Soulful indeed, with Naw’lins (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA) as the backdrop for the vid.
Just saying: Jill Scott is looking good! She looking for another background dude? Sure, it’s work; but the view… whew!
Alright, now on to the biz. Jilly From Philly gave a high energy performance of “Run Run Run” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The song is part of the “Woman” project out now, linked (via earlier post) below.
In a world (think about the movie trailer narrator guy reading this)… where everyone with a machine is remixing Aaliyah, one flipmaster creates refixx excellence; and waits until the time is perfect. Nearly two years later…
made this tune early 2k14, but there were so many aaliyah remixes i thought i’d just spare everyone. well, now it’s almost 2k16 and everything is getting flipped anyway, so here you go!
Come to think of it: Was there ‘Neo-Soul’ music before D’Angelo? Not much, if any. He was a founding father of the genre, so to speak. From the son of a Baptist preacher, heavily influenced by church music, to making that funky stuff that grew from steeping in all that Stevie Wonder, George Clinton, James Brown, and Prince growing up. Then he got ‘extra-grown’ for the ladies with that “Untitled (How Does It Feel)” song and video. That earned him a Grammy (Best Male R&B Vocal Performance).
And then…nothing…for like over 10 years.
Now D’Angelo is back with his latest project, “Black Messiah.” And here he is talking to Tavis about it and more. Hey, it took two episodes to convey the convo. Keep watching after the jump.
What’s normal anyway?
Shiiiid, dope interviews from Miguel… the music, too. That’s the norm. Just look on here for proof. Pay attention right from the start, and lean in for his breakdown of his song “N.W.A.” (featuring Kurupt, which we posted earlier on here).
PREVIOUS: MIGUEL – N.W.A. FEAT KURUPT (VIDEO)
Kriswontwo – “Elevations” feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow x Oh No x El Da Sensei / “Life Force” feat. Stacy Epps
So…Copenhagen (Denmark) produced this baby boy who would grow to be a dope producer Kriswontwo would drop a double-single bundle, featuring some of our fav artists, along with a full-length album “Ceremoni” this week.
Okay, we skipped a bunch of steps.
But check out his double-single bundle and album. For the Hip-Hop heads, there’s “Elevations”… Neo Soul/R&B enthusiasts should listen to “Life Force” ASAP. Make no mistake though, both of these tracks are tight.
Of course Christina Milian blesses her “Do It” with the extra sexy syrupy saucy singing. Featuring Lil Wayne, her next victim. Any takers on the next next victim? Settle down, settle down. Hahaaaa!
See I got these shoes on. This dress on. You can take ’em off.
– Christina Milian