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Classic Clips: Stevie Wonder – “Superstition” (Live On ‘Sesame Street’) [Video]

Stevie being the genius that gave us “Superstition” is enough. But seeing him do it live… Okay, that’s incredible; and enough, to be certain. But what will make your Sunday and New Year wonderful is that Stevie Wonder rocked ‘Sesame Street’ live with that joint!

It was like a funk & soul clinic for the kids: Talk about a Children’s Television Workshop!

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Common – “Black America Again” feat. Stevie Wonder (Video)

Common’s been pushing “Black America Again” – his timely released socially ‘woke’ LP that just came out. Common can’t do it any other way than big; evidenced by this short film… not video, but short film… for the title track; executive produced by Ava DuVernay and directed by “Selma” cinematographer Bradford Young. And yeah, you see the Stevie Wonder feature (in other words, BIG)!


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Blank On Blank: Stevie Wonder 2005 Interview (Video)

Incredible interview of the legend, Stevie Wonder, by British journalist Barney Hoskyns. The audio is good enough, but you know PBS Digital had to juice it up with animation in the best way. It is short but impactful nonetheless, esp. with Wonder talking about his first brush with racism.

“I think I discovered, you know, the whole thing of color when I went down South once, when my grandmother passed away,” the musician says in the video. “There were some kids, White kids that lived nearby or whatever, [that said], ‘Hey, n!gger!”


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Common – “Black America Again” feat. Stevie Wonder (Prod. Karriem Riggins x Robert Glasper) [Video]

Music video for “Black America Again” – the title track of Common’s album. Produced by Karriem Riggins and Robert Glasper. Featuring Stevie Wonder. With Esperanza Spalding on bass. With Scratches by J Rock. With Patrick Warren on strings. With ad libs by Chuck D and MC Lyte.

With the most unpalatable dose of truths delivered in a Hip-Hop suspension. Damn. Just as the start of the video forces us to relive the killing of Alton Sterling and opens the wound, Common drops in a cauterizing truth… that we have to stop killing each other, too. THEN through more lyricism, audio samples from Black noteworthies, and that driving beat, Common continues the uncomfortable conversation and intervention.

Moving. Powerful. Like Hip-Hop is supposed to be. A Golden Era vet utilizing rap as the voice of the culture it was meant to be. Here’s the emotional lineup: You will start with your eyes on the screen, then they will water, you’ll raise a hand to wipe them away, ball it into a fist as the hand lowers, nod in agreement with the music AND message, then RAISE YOUR FIST at the end.


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DJ Spinna – “The Wonder Of Stevie, Volume 3” (Mixtape)

Having gained so much from the great man, Spinna decided to pay tribute in the form of “Wonderfull,” a series of parties celebrating the “Wonder of Stevie.” This is where the story became somewhat surreal for Spinna, suddenly finding himself joined onstage in Washington DC by none other than Stevie himself, a spine-tingling moment… An extension of the “Wonderfull” parties, this album represents a celebration of the life, music and cultural impact of Stevie Wonder.

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James Corden Welcomes Stevie Wonder To ‘Carpool Karaoke’ (Video)

James Corden and music icon Stevie Wonder carpooling through Los Angeles, singing to some Stevie tunes booming from the system, nothing too special. WHAT? This is awesome! And James said he ought to start a group called The Wondercats. Baaahahaaa!

But beyond the funny…watch what happens when James asks Stevie to call and sing to his wife. Dude. Who doesn’t love Stevie Wonder?

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Snoop Dogg – “California Roll” feat. Stevie Wonder x Pharrell Williams (Video)

Stylish visuals for this jamming “California Roll” off the Snoop x Pharrell collabo album “BUSH” (out now). That’s what it is. Oh… and the legend Stevie Wonder is on this track. Just how they roll – majors doing it major with a major.

(And special shout to the lovely Nia Long in this video, too.)


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Legends+Pioneers: Peanut Butter Wolf Meets Stevie Wonder (Video)

Peanut Butter Wolf, founder of Stones Throw Records, shares his experiences running into some of his musical heroes – including the legendary Stevie Wonder. Followed him into the restroom, PBW? Wow. Fan going ‘Stan’ much? Hahaa! Great clip (and animation) from the Legends+Pioneers series with Opiyo Okeyo.

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Comedy: Terry Crews And Jimmy Fallon ‘Nip Sync’ A Classic (Video)

Bring Terry Crews into pretty much any situation and turn him loose, and hilarity will ensue. But pair him up with the clown prince of The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon, and you have a unique brand of silliness on tap. No tap, but check out the duo ‘performing’ Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney’s tender soul classic “Ebony and Ivory” in a … “manly” way. Crazy. Crazy!

CORRECTION: This is a ‘nip sync’ duet (perhaps the first ever)!

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Tall Black Guy – “Up In The Sky” (Too High ReEdit)

One of the dopest producers on the rise Tall Black Guy does it again….Wooooooo! This jawn is niiiiiiice! Check what he had to say about this smoothed out Stevie Wonder flipped banger below….

“Stevie Wonder’s Too High’ joint is so sick to me. I really haven’t heard anybody outside of Madlib flip it for the Alkaholiks‘All Night’  joint, which was sick! I’ve always wanted to sample it and turn it into something else funky, so I took a few days on tryin different ideas to make a whole new melody out of Stevie playing the Fender Rhodes. Here’s my re-edit of Stevie Wonders ‘Too High’ off the Innervisions album. Hope You Enjoy!” – Tall Black Guy

Classic Clips: Stevie Wonder Plays the Drums

No, your eyes are not deceiving you. That is Stevie Wonder going “in” on the drums. Although he is mostly known for playing the keys and harmonica, Stevie was a “MONSTA” on the drums.He played most of the drums on his records, and guest featured on the drums on other artists records. Stevie and others of the like, is a constant reminder that no matter the limitation, you can still become a master of many things. Drummers get your weight up!

BLITZ – 5/13/11: Legendary Wonder

Before you hop into the BLITZ of news & information this Friday May 13th, be sure to celebrate the birthday of a legendary Stevie Wonder who turns 61 today. We’ll be celebrating throughout the day just by listening to some Stevie Wonder classics old & new. So as we all get ready to do it up for the weekend, let’s applaud the man who’s provided a huge portion of the soundtrack to our lives. Hit play & now jump into the BLITZ!

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Wonderlove – ‘A Tribute Mix To Stevie Wonder’ by DJ Rhettmatic

Many of us have heard Stevie Wonder’s whole catalog of hits & underappreciated gems over the years, but often times it takes a dope DJ to get you to hear something differently & also expose you to tracks you may have overlooked. DJ Rhettmatic put that type of effort in this special mix dedicated to people born under the sign of Taurus just like Stevie. You can never go wrong with a good Stevie Wonder mix. This is just LOVE…. Wonderlove. Complete tracklisting & information from DJ Rhettmatic under the hood…..


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Documentary: Stevie Wonder – ‘Hotter Than July’ 1980 (Video)

“This rare documentary was broadcasted for the first time in 1981 by the BBC.
It’s is about the 1980/1981 USA tour by Stevie Wonder looking at his musical insight and his preparation for a concert, and his appearance at a Washington Rally to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King.”